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I. i red, some of them, to other commands, :in<l some were detailed to guard pri-N. HUTS under tin- provost marshal, and afterward^ assigned t.. other companies and regiments the preference of tin- nu-n gene- rally being consulted. ho\\e\er. Tin- original pay-roll made off at this encampment was lost, hut it noted the fact that the company had maivhed since March 3d, when it left Camp Zollicoffer, about two hundred and fifty miles. The number of guns in the company when it went into the Kernstmvn right had been eight. One gun \\.is then disabled and one captured by the enemy, so that there were only six guns left, vix., two ten-pounder parrot rifled guns, two brass six-pounder guns, one brass twelve-pounder Howitxer, and one Trcdegar iron gun.
Captain McLaughlin declined a renomination for the captaincy, and soon afterwards re-entered the service as a major of artillery; and Lieutenants John McD. Alexander and Dr. John Leyburn, each de- clined renomination. The latter having stood a satisfactory examina- tion, was commissioned as assistant surgeon in the navy. He re- mained in service till the close of the war, though the latter part of the time he was at his home near Lexington, on sick furlough. He died soon after the close of the war from effects of malarial disease contracted in the service.
First Lieutenant William T. Poague was elected captain, Lieu- tenant Archibald Graham was made first lieutenant, and William M. Brown, John C. Davis, and John B. McCorkle, were the other lieu- tenants then elected.
The following non-commissioned officers were appointed:
Sergeants: Samuel C. Smith, C. D. Fishburne, John W. Jordan, John M. Goul, William L. Strickler, Henry R. Paine, David E. Moore, Jr. ; and John D. Moore, quartermaster sergeant.
Corporals: L. S. Macon, N. S. Henry, James P. Smith, John M. Gregory, Jr., John E. McCauley, and Joseph Packard.
Artificers: John B. Craig, blacksmith, and Mark Davis, saddler and harness-maker.
The number of privates was one hundred and thirty-four.
MARCH TO MC' DOWELL.
Soon after the reorganization, about April 3Oth, we left the camp at Swift Run gap, and keeping west of the Blue Ridge, we went up to Port Republic. The land was stony and swampy, flat, and thoroughly soaked by the recent rains, so that our labors in the mud were considerable. The guns and caissons and wagons were