from Brandy Station
, part to the Peninsula
, and part to join Jackson
in the Valley
, she went to her father's house at Raleigh, N. C.
, so she did not participate in the Valley
Directly after the seven days battle she reported for duty and took position at Charlottesville
, where the regiment had been ordered by General Jackson
campaign and the seven days battles had reduced it from 720 to less than 200.
In August, 1862, the regiment was mustered out of service, to the great indignation of officers and men. The pretext of the War Department was that it was for the purpose of allowing the Marylanders to reorganize themselves, and thus strengthen the Maryland
The truth and fact was, that a number of prominent Marylanders had rendezvoused in Richmond
, and wanted a new organization and new deal, whereby they might draw the highest prizes-ignoring the services of officers and men who had won distinction on twenty pitched battle fields.
On being mustered out the men by a unanimous vote, amid tears and sobs, presented their little flag to Mrs. Johnson
This Bucktail flag, decorated with a captured Bucktail, and honored by a special order by General Ewell
‘The Bucktail Flag’ lay on her bier when she was carried to her grave in Loudoun Park
by her old soldiers, and she left it in her will as an heirloom to her son and grandson, and their remotest posterity.
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