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[57] yet when a volunteer ensign was called for, Jesse Barker offered his services.

The test came at Sharpsburg, Md. It became necessary to change the position of the regiment, then in action. Major George C. Cabell, of Danville, Va., commanding the regiment at that time, than whom no truer patriot or braver soldier ever drew a sword in defense of a country, gave the command, ‘Color and general guides post,’ which meant that the color sergeant should advance fifteen paces to the front of the regiment.

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