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terriMe (I. iv. At the reorgani/ation, in April, 1862, Daniel T. Richards was elected captain. Joseph McK. Kcnncrly first lieutenant, R. Owen Allen second lieutenant, and Cumberland-! ieorge Shumate third lieutenant. After Richard's promotion Kennerley became captain, and in 1X04 Nathaniel Willis was elected first lieutenant and William Mo. m second lieutenant, hut they never received their com- missions. Of all the officers that commanded Company I), from April, 1861, to April, 1865, hut three are living, and Colonel Grims- ley is the only survivor of the commanding officers of the 6th Vir- ginia Cavalry Regiment. Our brigade commanders were Generals James K. B. Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee, Heverley H. Robertson, William E. Jones, Lunsford L. Lomax and William H. Payne. General Stuart was afterwards made major-general, commanding all the cavalry, which he did up to the time of his death, at Yellow Tavern, May 12, 1864, when glorious, dashing Wade Hampton was made lieutenant-general, commanding the Cavalry Corps, Army of North- ern Virginia. These thunderbolts of war, having carved their epi- taphs with gleaming sabres, need no encomiums nor recitals of their chivalrous deeds. High up in the dazzling niche of fame and glory, they stand as peers of Ney, Murat, and Henry of Navarre.
FOUGHT IN MANY BATTLES.
In all of the following named battles Company D figured conspic- uously, and left some of its members upon nearly every field: Capture of Brigadier-General William S. Harney at Harper's Ferry in April, 1861; Falling Waters, Bunker Hill, First Manassas, Second Manas- sas, Mine Run, Catlett's Station, Auburn, Warrenton Springs, Seven Days' battles around Richmond, First Cold Harbor, Second Cold Harbor, Hanover Junction, around McClellan, First Brandy Station, Second Brandy, Third Brandy, Stevensburg, Beverley Ford, Raccoon Ford, Slaughter Mountain, Culpeper, Trevillian, Weyer's Cave, Port Republic, Cross Keys, Front Royal, White Post, Win- chester, Berry ville, Charlestown, Halltown, Leetown, Shepherds - town, Williamsport, South Mountain, Hanover (in Pennsylvania), Gettysburg, Rollsburg, Moorefield, Fairmount, Grafton, Petersburg (in West Virginia), Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Reams' Station, advance down the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, Winchester the sec- ond, Cedar Creek, Millford, Luray, Newtovvn, Back Road, New- Creek, Lacey Spring, Beverley (in West Virginia), Five Forks, and from Petersburg to Appomattox. In the march around McClellan,