I found his correct name "BG. Rufus Barringer"
For the most part he led a North Carolina cavalry brigade of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th NC cavalry.
I don't know if he had his brigade with him or a few regiments. We diffenitly need more details on the battle.
Well our project is locating all Union flags captured. I think we have the big battles mostly covered. Well at least from the books, OR reports, War Department recaptured/returned Union flags.
Certainly a few Union flags had to have been captured down in Lynchburg and/or the campaign.
I never was stationed in Alaska, spent the last 8 years at the Pentagon. I like this area, Washington Dc/Northern Virginia is very nice. I met Brian Pohanka when I first moved with my wife and kids to "Old Town" Alexandria. I was in a local bookstore in the Civil War area, and in comes Brian. I had to look at him a few times, because he looked so familiar. Finally I just said, I have seen you before but can't pin it down. "History channel" he said. Ohhh yes that is where I have seen you. He was about 5'11 I would guess, a bit shorter then I am (6'4). He was always trying to get me to join his (5th NY) reenactment group.
He was a great friend, mentor and although we argued on a few things, he was a master at Civil War. He helped me find tons of info on flags etc.
He passed away back in the summer of 2005. They buried him in his Zouave uniform. Just what he would have wanted.
Have a good Easter!