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nary routine of camp duties in furnishing patroling parties and guards to different parts of the adjoining country.
    The 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Co. G) was detached and ordered to Charlottesville, Va., on the 5th instant, but still remains under the orders of the brigade commander.
    June. 1865. The brigade has remained in camp about three miles south of Richmond during the month. * * The 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry is on detached service at Charlottesville, Va. * *
    A medal of honor awarded by a Resolution of Congress:
    Hiram A. Delarie, a sergeant of Company I, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, for distinguished service on April 1, 1865, by the Capture of a battle flag at Five Forks, Va.


    Capt. William Linton's Company M from Cambria county belonged to this regiment and upon the resignation of Capt. Linton, Capt. Morgan McDonald, of Loretto, succeeded him and served until March 21, 1865, when he was discharged on account of wounds received in action.
    The regiment was organized in Philadelphia and in the latter part of April, 1862, proceeded to Washington, where it was equipped, about June 20. It was taken to Manassas Junction, Virginia, and assigned to guard the orange and Alexandria Railroad, as dismounted cavalry. About July 15th it was equipped and mounted.
    The regiment was detailed along the railroad for a distance of twelve miles, when on August 26 it was ordered to White Plains to ascertain the position and strength of the enemy. Starting in the dark, it had gone as far as the immediate vicinity of Gainesville, when it was discovered that half of Lee's army was in its front, as Jackson had turned the right of Gen. Pope's army. The regiment immediately fell back towards Bristoe, which it found in possession of the enemy. Being almost surrounded it began to cut its way through when a terrible fire was turned on the retiring troops, and the regiment succeeded in escaping only with a loss of 260 men, killed, wounded and captured. It was also engaged in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam.
    On September 25 it was assigned to guard the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with headquarters at Sir John's Run and at

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