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[238] regiment. At the re-organization in 1862, Lieutenant-Colonel Strange was elected colonel. (He was killed at Boonsboro, South Maryland, September 14th, 1862). Mayor Gantt was elected lieutenant-colonel, and after Strange's death was promoted colonel. He was badly wounded July 3d, 1863, at Gettysburg. Captain Charles S. Peyton was promoted major, September 14th, 1862. (He lost his left arm August 30th, 1862, at 2d Manassas). He was wounded July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in early fall of the same year.

The brigade was formed of the following Virginia regiments: The Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-eighth, and Fifty-sixth. In the fall of 1861, the Eighth Virginia Regiment was assigned to the brigade.

The brigade commanders were: First Brigadier-General, Philip St. G. Cocke; Second Brigadier-General, George E. Pickett; third brigadier-general Richard B. Garnett. He was killed July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg. Fourth and last Brigadier-General Eppa Hunton, to the close of the war. The brigade belonged to Pickett's division.

Peyton, Charles S., captain, wounded in Second Manassas battle, August 30, 1862, left arm amputated; promoted major September 14, 1862, wounded in left leg, July 3, 1863, in battle of Gettysburg. Major Peyton was the only field officer left in the brigade—Garnett's—which he took command of and brought off the field. He was the only officer of Pickett's division who made a report of this battle. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel early in the fall of 1863, and assigned to post duty and served to the close of the war.

Pritchet, William R., first lieutenant; promoted captain in the fall of 1862; died of smallpox in Richmond Hospital, March 3, 1863.

Goss, William Walker, second lieutenant; promoted first lieutenant in the fall of 1862; promoted captain early in 1863; mortally wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863; died there in field hospital, July 18, 1863.

Thurman, Benjamin W., third lieutenant; not re-elected at the reorganization.

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