(the Bedford battery), I am persuaded, was also with us at this time.
I know we had three batteries. C. B. Wheat's special Louisiana battalion, Major C. R. Wheat.
The Second and Sixth Virginia cavalry were left with General Ewell by General J. E. B. Stuart, when he went to the Peninsula, a few days after our first skirmish, and the burning of the railroad bridge over the Rappahannock.
Colonel R. C. W. Radford commanded the Second cavalry; Colonel Field the Sixth.
The reorganization occurrcely disengaged himself and started forward when he, too, was killed, shot directly through the body — some insisted from behind, but I think not, from what I could learn.
At Cross Keys, on Sunday, June 8th, 1862, only Elzey's, Trimble's, and Stuart's brigades were engaged.
General Jackson, before leaving for Port Republic in the morning, had ordered General Ewell to send his best brigade to report at the bridge there to him. The Louisiana brigade was the largest, and accordingly it was the