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Sharpsburg (Antietam) Sept. 17, 1862 Battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862 (NOTE: Casualties for Harper’s Ferry & South Mountain, 9-12 to 15, are also included here) This document contains the following casualty lists: 1. 6th Regiment, Sharpsburg 2. 46th Regiment, Company G, Sharpsburg 3. 14th Regiment, brief names given in a letter 4. 3rd Regiment, Sharpsburg (two separate lists cross referenced into one) 5. 2nd Regiment, Sept. 14 and 17 (South Mountain & Sharpsburg) 6. 24th Regiment, Sharpsburg (two separate lists cross referenced into one) 7. 27th Regiment, Sharpsburg (Includes interfiled second list from Fayetteville Observer for Company G) 8. 14th Regiment, Company I (no specific place of action listed) 9. Letter from 14th N.C.T. with some casualties Companies E & K 10. 46th Regiment at Sharpsburg (Includes interfiled second list from Fayetteville Observer for Company K) 11. 35th Regiment, Sharpsburg 12. 25th Regiment, Sharpsburg 13. 49th Regiment, Sharpsburg 14. 13th Regiment Battles of Boonesboro (South Mountain) and Sharpsburg, 9-14 & 17 15. Rotean(?) Artillery, Sharpsburg 16. 48th Regiment, Company D 17. 48th Regiment, Company K 18. 1st Regiment, Companies C and E North Carolina Standard Raleigh September 17, 1862 It is stated that nine divisions of our army have crossed the Potomac. General D.H. Hill of this state is in the lead. We probably have, therefore, in Maryland, no less than 140,000 men with General Hill with North Carolina troops in the lead. This is an honor for the old north state, which will be fully sustained by our troops. Perfectly reliable information from the army in Maryland is hard to obtain. A dispatch to the Charleston paper dated the 12th states that General “Stonewall” Jackson has encountered the enemy within 15 miles of Baltimore and beaten him but it is not confirmed. Marylanders who reported on the 10th say our army was in possession of the Relay House; that Stuart’s Cavalry had destroyed Buck River Bridge on the Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad, and that the citizens of Baltimore had arisen en masse and beaten the Yankee troops and hung several wretches. These rumors are premature or without foundation. The most reliable account is that nine divisions of our army have crossed the Potomac—had taken possession of Frederick City and that General Jackson’s column had advanced as far as Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania about 83 miles from Harrisburg. It is stated that on the 8th General D.H. Hill’s division occupied Hagerstown and that at Pooleville a fight occurred in which we captured 1,000 prisoners and a large quantity of stores. Bacon was to be had in abundance at ten cents a pound. General Lee had notified the government not to send any more supplies. Colonel Bradley T. Johnston led the first of our regiments into Frederick. He had been appointed Provost Marshall of that place. Ex-Governor Lowe of Maryland had been appointed provisional governor by President Davis. Our commanders had proclaimed to the Marylanders that they had come as friends and not as enemies and thousands were flocking to our standards. Great excitement prevails throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and the entire nation. The defense of Washington claims the first attention of the Yankees but the Confederacy will evidently strike at other points first. Up to this present writing we have no other important news. North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 1, 1862 Winchester, Va., September 22 The commands of Generals Jackson, Lawton and A.P. Hill reached Martinsburg on Saturday morning, 13th inst., upon the road to Harper’s Ferry. General McLaws marched towards the Maryland Heights. These forces invested the place and compelled its surrender. Meanwhile, Generals D.H. Hill and Longstreet engaged the advancing army of McClellan with a portion of their forces on Sunday, 14th inst. The engagement was severe but the object of deterring the main force from the relief of Harper’s Ferry was accomplished. In this engagement the loss in hard fighting was severe and General Garland of Lynchburg was killed gallantly commanding his brigade. On Sunday evening the Federal forces commanded by General White and Colonel Miles (who since died of his wounds), driven back from Maryland Heights after a sharp engagement by General McLaws, finding themselves surrounded, consented to surrender. The formal surrender was made on Monday morning. 11,000 prisoners, 60 pieces of cannon and a large supply of ammunition, etc., were captured. After Sunday’s battle, Generals Longstreet and D.H. Hill fell back five miles from Boonesborough on the Shepardstown Road to the high bluffs on this side of the Antietam River, a short distance beyond Sharpsburg. The great army of McClellan, Burnside, Porter, Heinzelman, etc., followed and General Jackson made haste to join our forces. On Tuesday evening he reached the battlefield and attacked the left wing of the enemy. In the plan of battle, the left wing was commanded by General Jackson. The center was held by General D.H. Hill and the right wing by General Longstreet. The battle begun the evening before was resumed by General Jackson on the left wing about 3:00 on Wednesday morning and by 6:00 became general all along the line. Our army formed the segment of a circle and was pressed upon by a force greatly larger about three to one. At about 10:00 General Jackson was reinforced on the left wing by the fine troops of General McLaws. At 2:00 the enemy was severely whipped on that wing and driven back fully a mile. The fight at the center was terribly severe but the troops of General D.H. hill resolutely and to the end maintained their ground. But it was of the utmost moment to the enemy to turn our right flank in order to cut off our communication with the Virginia shore near Shepardstown. The pressure on the corps of Longstreet was almost irresistible and anxiety as to the result grew intense. When General A.P. Hill brought up the reserve from Harper’s ferry to the relief of General Longstreet at about 3:00, to reinstate the doubtful fortune of that day, which, closing, left our troops in possession of all the ground they had held at the opening of the battle and so much of the enemy’s had been wrested from him by Jackson and McLaws. The battle continued uninterruptedly for 13 hours. Never have our troops, exhausted as they were, exhibited their courage and endurance to such advantage; never has the enemy contested a field so obstinately. Our loss in killed was not too great though we are called upon to lament the fall of several gallant and distinguished officers. General Starke of Jackson’s command, the Louisiana Brigade and General L. O’B. Branch of North Carolina are numbered with the dead. The day succeeding the battle our troops were under arms, awaiting a renewal of the engagement but the enemy found itself in no condition to try it again. The dead were buried, the wounded removed to Shepardstown and with the night fall came the general order under which the trains and troops were sent across the river by the next morning’s dawn without loss or casualty. Our troops having crossed the river safely, the enemy soon appeared on the opposite bank to commence heavy shelling which was answered by our battery. This duel continued throughout most of the day but the enemy did not attempt to cross the river. On the next morning, however, they advance of the enemy was heralded by heavy cannonading and subsequently one or two brigades attempted to cross the river. A part were suffered to ascend the bank upon this side to receive a very warm reception from the troops of Jackson. Their column, thrown into confusion, attempted to re-cross the river when the grape of our masked batteries told a fearful tale of death and destruction. The troops were the flower of Burnside’s division and the ford of the Potomac was filled with them. Few could have escaped. We have had fearful admonitions on the severity of the recent battle in Maryland which have fallen upon our brave North Carolina troops. Strange to say, up to this time we have received but few facts in relation to the troops. The following dispatch received by the Wilmington Journal contains most fearful accounts: “Richmond, Virginia, 9-22—The loss of the 3rd Regiment in the Battle of the 17th, is 8 officers killed, 20 wounded and 350 of our men killed and wounded. Col. De Rosset is severely wounded; Lt. De Rosset slightly; Captain Meares, Lt. Quince and perhaps Lt. Cowan killed.” The following highly interesting letter written by a soldier in the 2nd N.C.R. to his wife and mother is dated Charlestown, Va., 21st Sept. We left our camp near Frederick City on Wednesday morning, 10th inst., and marched through the city in the direction of Hagerstown. As we passed through the city a respectable show of favor was shown to us by the lady secessionists of the burg but it was not very large and had the appearance of cordiality mixed with a lively fear of the consequences. We marched all day over a beautiful mountain turnpike that at times gave us beautiful views of the country, and camped at night at South Mountain Gap of the Blue Ridge, having passed through during the day several little villages that lay nestled down among the valleys. The largest was Middleton, a village of perhaps 1,000 inhabitants, who showed by their signs that they were for the most part hostile to our cause. Little did I think as I stood that night on picket duty on the mountain that in a few short days a battle would be fought on the very spot I then stood. I had a beautiful view of sun rise from the top of the mountain the next morning but was too sleepy to appreciate it. Soon we were again inline and trudged over the mountain gap and then down into the Allegheny Valley. The tops of the mountains could be seen away to the west. We passed through several villages that day, also through the towns of Boonesborough, one of the oldest places in Maryland and camped for the night four miles from Hagerstown in a beautiful old grove. Here we rested on Friday and Saturday the first two days rest we had since leaving Richmond. I had a good opportunity while there to ascertain the sentiments of the people, two thirds of whom I found hostile to us. Indeed but few families did I find but had brothers or sons in the Yankee army. Here our army split. Longstreet with three divisions went to in the direction of Williamsport on Saturday; McLaws and Jones went towards Harpers Ferry while we, D.H. Hill’s division, remained. Saturday night we were called to arms soon after we had laid down and away we went back to Boonseborough and by daylight were on top of South Mountain Gap and were soon drawn up in lines of battle to the right and left of the road fronting in the direction of Middleton where the day before our cavalry had a sharp fight with the enemy and had reported the enemy advancing in force with a column of 20,000 men. South Mountain is on the south side of the road and is entirely wooded. North Mountain, on the north side of the road, is more or less open and for the most part, farmed. Away in the distance we could see the long lines of the enemy approaching looking like long, crooked, black shadows slowly moving towards us. As small as our force was, Garland’s, Ripley’s and Anderson’s brigades (Rhodes’ division), we drew up to meet them. Garland was put away over in the woods on South Mountain, Ripley to the left on North Mountain while we of Anderson’s brigade held the Gap Road, or center. Artillery was put in position and by sunrise the reverberation of its thunder went rolling up over the cliffs. The enemy also opened and a sharp artillery duel was kept up for over an hour. Very soon the rattle of musketry was heard from the woods on the right—Garland was engaged on the right with the enemy and we on the left and center stood in eager anticipation of being attacked also, although no signs of the enemy could be seen over the cleared fields on the left. In half an hour we heard firing which continued and a canopy of smoke hung over us in the vicinity of that place from which the sound of the musketry came. Still we were not attacked and I believe Hill began to think that the enemy threw their whole force on the right flank. He became restless and uneasy. Then one of Garland’s aides came galloping up and asked for reinforcements, that we were falling back and the enemy were pressing them in heavy force. We passed through lots of wounded limping down the mountain, trickling blood at every step, then again in stretchers containing some more desperately wounded and I saw the pale face of the gallant Garland who was being carried down desperately wounded in the breast. He died before he reached a surgeon. He was killed on the first charge of the enemy. We soon came up with his brigade just getting in position behind a fence that surrounded a small mountain farm. We took a position on their left to await the enemy. Soon we saw them coming up on our front and our right opened upon them. Bullets whizzed from the front and soon came heavy volley on our right flank. The enemy had attacked us in front and on the right at the same time. Garland’s brigade swung around to the rear through the woods in order to force the flank fire while we kept up a continuous one in the front and threw the enemy back beyond range. The enemy still pressed our right flank and Garland’s brigade after desperate fighting against heavy odds fell back slowly through the woods and exposed our right. An order was given for us to move to the left as the enemy was trying to gain our left as well as our right. We moved under heavy fire, men falling at every step. The fighting ceased. Our regiments were again formed into line of battle facing up the mountain and before the enemy were prepared for us, we attacked and drove them back but the laurel was so thick and our force so small that our commanders were afraid to let us penetrate their lines too far. Soon we were reinforced by Ripley’s brigade who were put on our left and made a left wheel of the whole line up the sides of the mountain. We drove the enemy step by step up to the top of the ridge and with a yell we dashed to the open plateau but as we charged from the cover of the woods the booming of the cannon came and the whole end in front of us was torn up by grape and canister. Our exhausted column fell back in some disorder and we retreated from the mountain un-pursued, to re-form. The sun was now but an hour high. We were again preparing to make another attack when Jones’ division of Longstreet’s corps arrived and gladly did we hear the order to retire. Jones’ division fought the enemy until about 5:00 when finding them strongly posted on top of the ridge in heavy force, they retired to a position with us near Boonesborough, where we lay on our arms until nearly dawn when an order was given to give the Gap up and fall back to the Potomac River. We had a quarter of our division killed, wounded and missing among the woods up on that mountain. At 4:00 on Monday morning, we took up our line of march. We had hardly gone three or four miles before the news reached us that the enemy were pursuing. Our wagons were endangered. The columns formed a line of battle on the first line of hills that ran diagonally to the road and our wagons moved on to the front. This caused the enemy to halt and form in line of battle array and while they were disposing of their forces to the best advantage for attack, we quickly moved off to the flank to the next succession of hills and thus continued our retreat until we arrived on the south side of a creek in the vicinity of Sharpsburg, three miles from the river. Here we formed a junction with Longstreet’s corps (who also had been fighting all day long on Sunday on another mountain further south), formed a line of battle and determined to make a stand. But the enemy was wary and though making a demonstration, did not dare to cross the creek which remained the dividing line between us until Wednesday morning. We threw out skirmishers to the creek bank, placed our artillery in position and though desultory fighting between pickets was continuous and not an hour passed but the booming of a cannon and the whiz of shells grated on the ear, we slept and stood in line of battle through the long hours of Monday night, Tuesday and Tuesday night. On Tuesday, one division of Jackson’s corps joined us. They had, while we were fighting on South Mountain, been busily fighting at Harper’s ferry and succeeded on Monday evening of capturing the whole garrison of 13,000 Yankees, 15,000 stands of arms, and about 90 pieces of artillery together with a lot of ammunition, clothing, shoes, horses and wagons. Our line of battle was now formed anew. Jackson’s troops were put on the right, D.H. Hill’s in the center and Longstreet’s on the left, facing the creek with their backs towards the Potomac. All day long Tuesday we could see heavy columns of Yankees marching in front of our lines and I felt that the crisis was near. At day light on Wednesday we were wakened by heavy artillery and musket fire on our left and each man was ordered to his place. Soon we saw the wounded come limping towards us and they said the enemy had attacked our left flank in heavy force and our men fell back. Our artillery was retreating and while we were straining our eyes in that direction, of the retreating mass of them that were just emerging in view away over the open hills on our left, a galloping courier arrived and directed General Hill to change his front to his left. Quickly we faced to the left, marched through a growing field of corn and then filed to the left in a long land that ran parallel to our left flank. We were all in position in the lane— Ripley on the extreme left, Garland’s next, Rhodes’ next, and Anderson’s on the right, Longstreet’s lines retreated to our rear. In a few moments I could see the advancing line of Yankees. Three heavy columns were approaching us, extending to the right and left as far as we can see. Each column was about 100 yards behind the other and the nearest scarce 400 yards distant. To oppose was Hill’s weak little division, scarce one quarter as large and my very heart sank within me as I heard General Anderson say to one of his aids to hurry to the rear and tell General Hill for God’s sake send reinforcements as it was hopeless to contend against the approaching columns. It was now about 8:00. The battle had also begun on the right of our first position and Jackson was hotly engaged. Sharpshooters were sent about 50 yards to the front of us and our line ordered to lay down in the land and hold our fire until the enemy was close to us. I stood near Col. Tew on the crest of a hill in front of our position and gazed with emotion over the fast approaching lines. Our little corps seemed doomed to destruction but not an eye flinched nor a nerve quivered and I then felt sure we would do honor to our noble old state though we would not life to see it again. On moved the columns until I could distinguish the stars on their banners, see the mounted officers, and hear their words of command. Just then a Yankee horseman waved a hat at us and Colonel Tew returned the compliment. It was the last I saw of the colonel. Our skirmishers began to fire on the advancing line and we returned to ours. Slowly they approached up the hill and slowly our skirmishers retired before them, firing as they came. When they were fifty yards off our whole line poured a deadly volley into their ranks and they dropped and back their lines went beyond the crest of the hill. Our men re-loaded and waited for them to approach again, while the first column of the enemy met the second, rallied and moved forward again. They met with the same reception and fell back again and wee met by the third line. All three moved forward but were all forced back. They then approached the top of the hill cautiously and laying down we poured into them a shower of leaden hail for four long, mortal hours. The whole air resounded with the din of arms. Our men were protected by about six or eight inches of the wear of the road but that is great protection but not complete. Many were shot as they took aim at the enemy and the groans of the wounded could be heard amidst the guns. Col. Tew was killed about 11:00, a minie ball penetrating his brain. We heard reinforcements coming up behind us but the fire was so hot they were unable to come to our rescue and we were forced to fall back. Our number was reduced by deaths and wounds and our fire slackened. The enemy had success in planting a battery that raked the road and sent us men to eternity at every discharge. Our left gave way and the enemy crested the lane in our rear. At last the order was given to fall back and the very few that remained un-injured fell back sullenly. The enemy, however, had been so badly punished that they were not able to follow us immediately. We rallied behind a stone fence and awaited their approach, the whole division hardly making a respectable regiment. Reinforcements arrived and the enemy approached but fell back in disorder before a fire from behind the wall they fairly melted in their ranks. Their retreat was followed up by the fresh troops of A.P. Hill, who had just arrived and when night set in the enemy was whipped three miles from the battlefield on the left while the receding fire that blazed horribly on the right indicated that on the right the enemy was retreating before the forces of Jackson. The day was ours but little won. Six to eight thousand of our brave boys lay around dead or wounded in the days fray. The Yankees left fully four thousand dead on the field. Their wounded must have been immense. Our regiment brought only one hundred out of the fight, just one third it carried in while other regiments suffered worse. The next morning the Yankees sent in a flag asking permission to bury their dead and all day that was devoted to that purpose and we took care of the wounded who are now in hospitals at Sharpsburg, Maryland, Harper’s Ferry and Charlestown, Winchester and throughout the country on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Each army was so disorganized that neither was able to make another offensive move. On Friday our army crossed the river into Virginia and camped in the woods near Shepardstown. The enemy took the movement as a retreat and on Saturday morning undertook to cross at the same ford but they were met by our forces and were driven back with a fearful slaughter. Our loss was slight. In the last ten days fully 50,000 men (on both sides) have been hors de combat, killed, wounded or prisoner. This is a small estimate. Our army has again crossed into Maryland and occupies the same place they did before the battle while Stuart, with his cavalry and artillery, is at Hagerstown near the Pennsylvania line. I do not know what will happen next. Now as I have given you an account of the battle I will give an account of myself. I do not know all that are killed and wounded in the regiment nor even in my own company. I know Col. Tew was killed and Captain Howard taken prisoner. Captain Hurt of Company I was wounded and taken prisoner. Lt. Applewhite of Company D was wounded in the arm and I heard there are only three officers with the regiment. I was slightly wounded in the head and on the right foot about 1:00 by a bursting shell. I had no bones broken. I was able to get off the field myself and did so without being hit again; and many others tried it but I may the only one that I know of who attempted to leave the field wounded and was not shot again. I went to the rear and had my wounds dressed, hired a horse and knowing the vicinity of the battle field would be crowded with wounded came to this place. There are about four hundred wounded in the hospitals here and they are treated as well as if they were at home. I am fortunate to have been able to secure quarters with a rich Presbyterian family where every lady about the house does everything they can for me. There are three other officers here with me. I would come hone and see you but my wounds are not respectable enough to ask for a furlough. For three or four days before the battles, we suffered much. We had to lay out in the line of battle without blankets and take the sun, rain and dew and I never got a mouthful to eat but green corn from Saturday night until Wednesday night. There are not 25 men left in the 12th Regiment. All the rest are killed, wounded or prisoners. They got cut up on South Mountain. Casualties 6th Regiment N.C.T., September 17, 1862 Field and Staff: Major Webb commanding the regiment was severely wounded in the arm; Captain Tate, acting as lt. colonel in the neck and Sgt. Major L.(?) Malone, slightly in the face Company A Corp. J.W. Williams, slightly, Pte. R. Croker, slightly, R.L. Elliott, James Griffin, George Lentz Missing: Sgt. J.W. Swafford Company B Lt. Umstead, slightly, Alex Laws, severe in face, Clem Crabtree severe in face, Robert Ashley in the foot, Guilford Laws, slightly 9-14. Company C Killed: Captain Lowrie, Sgt. M. Markhun Wounded: Lt. Guess, severe in arm, M.V. Blalock severe, John L. Kilgore, mortal, D.C. Warren, severe, W.D. Blalock, severe, Silas Hutchins, severe, Jas. Hutchins, slight, James May, slight, John Proctor, slight, Jas. M. Shepard, slightly, Jas. S. Lee, slight, Thomas Haley, slight, John Turner, slight, Thaddeus Redmond, slight, John W. Poe, slight, Sgt. Turner, slight, Levi Markham, slight Company D Killed: Corp. A.L. Poteet, Ptes. G. Stanford, Henry Roseman, L.L. Hank Wounded: Lt. Carson, Sgt. A.W. Houck, Corp. Cool, Ptes. W.L. Carson, J.D. Berry, Charles Branch, Jason McNeely, H. Speigle Company E Wounded: Lt. Burns, Sgts. Howell, P.A. Erwin and Pendley, Corp. Mckinney, Ptes. R. Boon(?), J.H. Kipp, John Huntsinger, A.F. Johnson, John McNeil, L. Ollis, J.H. Rathbone, D.R. Silvers, E.C. Wiseman, William Watts, William Mathews Company F Lt. H.C. Dixon, commanding, wounded in the head Lt. H.Y. Mebane(?), slightly in neck, Sgt. A. Tate, severe in breast, Sgt. J.M. Durham in leg, Ptes. J.T. Bradshaw slight in arm, Robert Evans in head, T.R. Pancotte(?) Faucette(?), slight in arm, Joseph G. Freeland slight in leg, William Kirkpatrick slight in leg and hip, W.C. Lashley, severe in leg, S.M. Lashley, slight in breast, Daniel Sharp severe in breast, Moses Stanford severe in neck and shoulder, William Jones, slight in ear, John Hodges, slight in leg Company G Killed: Pte. Thomas Cress Wounded: Lt. Roseborough, commanding, in hand, Lt. Rothrock, disabled by concussion, Sgt. W. Cooper, Pte. C.J. Lipe, J.B. McNeeley, J.C. Barnhardt, J.A. Barnhardt, H. C. Johnson, J.P. Thomason, J.W. Russell, H. Richie, E. Upright, W.S. Shullbaringer, D.A. Sloup(?), J.S. Overcash, Adam Trexlar, J.M. Walker Company H Lt. Oliver, severe in leg, Corp. J. B. Walker, severe, Ptes Thomas R. Garrison, W.B. Miles, and H. Malone, severe, P. Simpson, slight, J.T. Wren, severe Company I Lt. Allen, slightly, Sgt. Gunter, severely, Corp. Clemons, severely, Ptes. Burgess, Chappel, Holder, Roberts and Corp. T.M. Jenkins, slight Company K Killed: Pte. David Hatchell Wounded: Soloman Moore, severe, Samuel Hatchel, slight, Anderson Roberts, John Daily, slight, Robert Walker, severe Casualties Company G, 46th Regiment N.C.T., 17th Sept., Sharpsburg Wounded: Lt. R.H. Skeen, slight, arm, R.P. Troy, slight, temple, R.W. Stinson, slight in forehead, Ptes. Thomas Brooks, slight, thigh, D.H. Cox, severe in thigh, S. Floyd, slight in leg, M. Gardy (Gordy?), severe in leg, L. Hunt, severe, arm, Peter Hoyle, severe, face, J.C. (or O.?) Johnson, slight, head, T.C. Russell, severe, hip, W.H. Whitney, severe, leg Missing: Z. Kinley North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 8, 1862 The 14th N.C. Regiment suffered severely in the battles of Middleton and Sharpsburg. We have no official report of its losses but we gather a few facts from a privately written letter by a member of the Oak City Guards of this county. It is stated that the regiment went into the fight at Sharpsburg with 375 men. The letter says it “fought all day and while other regiments and men were running the 14th stood like a stone wall and repulsed three heavy columns of the enemy and would have driven back the fourth but [their] ammunition ran out.” They were “exhausted and alone and unsupported” so were obliged to retreat. “The next day I carried rations to the regiment and found 27 men and officers. Noble fellows they were, glad to see me. The next day we had collected 58 men of the immortal 14th who had come out unhurt.” The letter states that Col. Bennett, Col Parker and Lt. Col. Johnson were wounded besides others already reported. Captain Freeman is missing, Lt. Bevers is missing, and Lt. Mitchell unhurt. Company E (Oak City Guards, we judge), went into the fight with 85 and but two came out unhurt. Many of the missing he does not undertake to account for. He gives the following names: Killed: Joseph Beddingfield, S.D. Ferrell Wounded: Sgt. Jas. Hicks, Ptes. J.M. Beck, B. Grady, H. Lewis, John Martin, Joseph Martin, Pte. Overby, Rufus Pool, W. Wadford, Rufus Whitaker, W.T. Young. Sgt. S. Lemoy was acting assistant commissary and was not in the fight. Joseph and Shepherd Rogers were not in the fight, being detailed for other duty. The 7th Regiment at Harper’s Ferry and Sharpsburg: At the request of a friend we give space here for a letter written to his sister by a young man favorably known here for the information of his many friends who are anxious to hear from him. Near Martinsburg, Va., 22nd September, 1862 Dear Sister: By the interposition of a kind Providence, I am still spared. Since I have been in the army I have enjoyed as good health as I ever did before but have experienced greater hardships than I expected. I was twelve days catching up with the army after I left home, ten of which I had to go on foot. During my travels I suffered fro something to eat, going sometimes two days without a mouthful. It was not to be had for love nor money, and being so many stragglers belonging to the army who had eaten everything in the country. I paid $1 for a gallon of meal and had to walk three miles from the road to get it. I caught up with the army on Friday at Leasburg, Virginia since which time I have been continually on the march. I went with the army through several cities and towns in Maryland. We were saluted by the ladies with Confederate flags from the windows. Since I have left home I have walked some 400 to 500 miles, waded the Potomac River four times, besides other small steams sometimes in the night—slept in my wet clothes, been through three battles without a scratch and endured other hardships. The Yankees were well fortified at Harper’s Ferry but our forces surrounded them and on Sunday morning our regiment (7th) drove in their pickets and during the night we went upon the same mountain the Yankees were, within about 400 yards. Their entrenchments drew up in a line of battle, the old 7th in front, and went to sleep. Our batteries being placed in the proper position on Sunday night, the enemy raised the white flag when we marched in and he surrendered 13,000 in number to us. We also captured a large quantity of stores, 46 pieces of artillery and a large quantity of tents—that was the only night I have slept in a tent since I left home. On Wednesday we marched 20 miles back into Maryland—arrived there about two hours before nightfall and the other troops that had been there all day resting, marched out and our brigade without resting was marched in to open the ball which we did in splendid order. My regiment went in first and drove a brigade of Yankees before it with great slaughter. About half the men in my company were killed or wounded. Both men on my right were shot down; but we drove the enemy back and slept on the battlefield two nights and one day. Their batteries were placed on a mountain where they could not be dislodged, consequently, during the night we marched back to the Virginia side of the Potomac. We had just crossed and stacked arms when the enemy having followed us up, commenced shelling us and we had to leave the river about five miles where we remained until the next morning (Saturday) when our division was marched back to keep the Yankees from crossing the river, but half of them got back to tell the tale. We formed a line of battle about one mile from the river (the Yankees had several batteries on the other side but none on this) and charged at double quick to the river bank, driving the Yankees before us and while they were crossing we shot them down in the river. The banks of the river were mostly straight up, consequently during the time we were charging across the field and while we were on the river bank the enemy batteries on the other side were throwing grape and canister into our ranks at a terrific rate. The old soldiers said it was the severest shelling they ever heard. The prisoners taken (about 400) said we were brave boys to charge across where we did. My officers say I fought bravely. When I go on the battlefield I fell like I shall never come off but I am thankful to my God that I am spared. Our regiment has been int hree battles in a week while others have fought more. I have seen uncle Jas. L. Joyner since I have been out. He is well. I am now on picket duty. Your affectionate brother, Joseph D. Joyner NOTE: Two separate lists were printed for the 3rd Regiment, one on Oct. 8 and the second on Nov. 5th—they have been cross referenced and differences noted 3rd Regiment N.C. Troops, Sharpsburg Field and Staff: Wounded, Col. W.L. DeRusset, thigh, Major S.D. Thruston, arm Company A Killed: 3rd (?) Lt. Arthur W. Speight, Ptes. John F. Carman, Nathan Butler (or Butts), J.J. Dale, Jas. H. Sugg, Jesse E. Hart, Robert Randolph, W.H. Jones, (added on 11-5 list, Henry West) Wounded: 2nd Lt. W.G. Williams, Sgt. Henry Grady, hand, Corp. O.J. Pate, neck, Ptes. H.T. Harper, leg, William Bryan, thigh, Hopkin Williams, face, William Skinner, head, Jas. Hill and B.E. Mitchell, thigh, Leroy Churchill, Richard Heath, and James P. Heath, arm, J. T. Dale, head, John Randolph, J.D. Beamon, Peter Lawrence Missing: (on 11-5 list only) B. Baker, J.H. Best, P.B. Granger, J. Grant, S.W. Hill, C.(or O.) Moore, J. Harris, P.B. Booker, R. Jolly, L.J. Radford, Miles Radford, Jas. W. Taylor Company B Killed: 1st Lt. Thomas Cowan, 2nd Lt. Shade G. Gillespie On 11-5 list as killed: Sgt. J.J. Whaley and Pte. F. M. Worley—both shown as wounded on the 10-8 list Wounded: 2nd Lt. G.W. Ward, arm broke, Sgts. W.H. Pickett, S.S. Carroll, arm broke, Corp. H.C. Sandlin, Ptes. Robert Sumner, J.D. Bachelor, J.C. Bostic, J.T. Bishop, A.B. Dale, C. Gavin, J.T. Holland, J.R. Picket, David F. Chambers, J.J. Middleton, B.H. Sullivan, J.N. Wilkins, Matthew Jones, H.(?) G. Lanier, B.W. Drew, Daniel Griffin, A. Thigpen, Jesse Thigpen Missing: On 11-5 list only: Anson Deal, Elias Sutton, D.W. Teachey Company C Killed: Ptes. Lemuel Nowel, S.H. Manker, R. Strickland Wounded: Capt. H.W. Horne, leg, flesh wound, 2nd Lt. N.A. Graham, arm broke, Sgt. J. Strickland, chest, flesh wound, Ptes. George Autry, thigh, Patrick Bane, knee, D.R. McKinnon, and John McLean, shoulder, J.C. Medlin, J.C. Bryan (or Bryant), Travis Bedsole, A. Arnett, J. Johnston, W. Mason, James Jones, J. Rouse, J.A. Cole, W.H. Giles, J. McDonald, H. Williford On 11-5 list: G.(?) T. Calcutt, S.W. Sewall, R. Johnson Missing---on 11-5 list only: J.B.(or R.) Horne, P.N. Oliphant, W.J. Sessoms, A. Smith, D. Smith, C. Tyson Company D Killed: Capt. E.G. Meares, Pte. James Gilmore, Wm. Stokes On 11-5 list as killed: Jno. B. Gulley and N.B. Rochelle, who was shown as wounded on the first list Wounded: 2nd Lt. W.J. Bivens, ankle, Sgt. Wm. H. Barr, chest, Corp. Marion Vann, arm, Ptes. D.J. Branch, Wm. Holmes, Wm. T. Stine, J. Fleming, Matthew Hart, R.W. Bost, Luke Kornegay, John Hine, James Garvey, Joseph H. Harrell, Charles Avery, Ales W. Wiggs, J. Moore, Joseph E. Neal, S. Mills, A. Baldree Add’l wounded on 11-5 list: George English, James English, Churchill Adams, A.S. Baldree, G. McClinny, Solomon Grubb, Jesse T. Dicksey Company E Killed: Corp. W.T.(or S.) Everett, Pte. Charles Phillips, W.R. Breese Wounded: Capt. W.T. Ennett, thigh, Sgt. Sam’l. Mills, Ptes. J.R. Marshall (not on second list) and Henry Jenkins, arm, Jere Hansley, shoulder, S.H. McCauley, chest, E.L. Edens, knee, Eli Porter, ankle, J. Bishop, J.F. Blake, J. Breece, W.M. Brady (or Bradley), Simpson Bullock, W. Heady (or Headley), J.E. Hobbs, B.B. Jackson, J.R. King, S.H. McCalley (not on second list), J.H. McLemore, L.S. Phillips, A.W. Phillips, A. Richardson, W. Thomas, R.W. Yopp Listed as wounded on second list: D.C. Phillips Missing—on second list only: A.J. Hobbs, J.W. King, A. McLeod, R.W. Sinclair Company F Killed: Ptes. Miles Potter, J.H. Hawkins, A.H. Justice, A.H. Martin, T. Smith (the last not on second list) Killed on second list not on first: Sgt. G.M. Bell, Corp. J.B. Bind or Bird, Pte. Gibson Williams, the last was shown as wounded on the first list. Wounded: 1st Lt. R.S. Radcliff, flesh wound in leg, Sgts. H.W. Potter, hip, J.G.M. Beel(?) Bule(?) (not on second list), Corp. J.B. Byrd, (not on second list), arm broke, P.H. Smith, leg amputated, Ptes. H.F. Northrup, leg and hip, A.W. Moore, arm broke, J.T. Byrd, W.H. Pickett and T. Pavyo (Pavye?), hand, K. Britt, C. Davis, C.H. Farrow, J.R. Phillips, W.L. Rowe, J.E. Sheffield Additional wounded on second list: J. Sampson, H. Martin (taken prisoner and took the U.S. oath) Missing, on 11-5 list only: J. Simpson Company G Killed: Captain E.H. Rhodes, 1st Lt. William Quince, Ptes. J. Bell, B. Davis, J. Faison, J. Sutton, J. Hill, D. Oliver, J. Hanks, D. Currin Wounded: 2nd Lt. Anthony Rhodes, flesh wound in leg, Sgts. L. Avery, C.C. Hill, Corps. W.F. Covill, J.R. Young, Ptes. J.C. Herring, feet, B.F. Hogans (or Higgins), J.B.(or C.) Rigs, B.(or H.) Shepherd, M. Carr, P. Aman, E.P. Eubank, H. E. Henderson, J.E. Winbury, J.C. Herring, W.W. Woodall, G.C. Rigs (the last name not on 11-5 list) Missing, on 11-5 list only: Pte. N. J. Conoway Company H Killed: 1st Lt. D.E. McNair, Corp. J.S. (last name illegible, Hale? Bule?), J.L. Pridgeon, Ptes. A. Johnston, E.V. Blizzard Wounded: 2nd Lt. Armand De Rosset, arm, Sgts. J.M. Sykes and D.A. Sykes, Z.H. Loudermilk (not on 11-5 list), Ptes. A. Collum, ankle, R. Aldredge, Jesse Brown, W.H. (or W.) Benson, E.G. Cobb, J. Ellis, B. Baldwin, T. Jones, J.D. Lambert, Elijah Needham, M. Thornbury, W. Butler, C. Stout, A.G. Vuncannon, W. Vuncannon, T.L. (or W.W.) Benson Missing, on 11-5 list only: Pte. W. Barefoot, J. Baldwin, H. Barnhill, R.F. Craven, G.W. Cheek, C.C. M –m, C.B. Sikes, R.J. Sikes, W.B.(?) Simmons, A.C. Pope, G. Spearman, J.J. Willett, D. J - - ne, W. Rouse, W.H. Young, F. Young Company I Killed: Ptes. E.G. Jones, Joshua Civils Also shown as killed on 11-5 list: D.A. King and W. R. Medlin, the last having been shown as wounded on the first list Wounded: Captain Craig, thigh, flesh wound, 1st Lt. W.R. Gaylord, leg broke (not on second list), Sgts. J.C. Stone, J.S. Gorham, Corp.(?) A. Gaylord, chest, Ptes. J. Neal (Jonathan Neill on second list), A. Congleton and Thomas Cross, thigh, A.R. Cutler, shoulder, J.J. Henton, leg, severe, A. Ross, leg amputated (not on second list), T.P. Barrow, P(or F.) .M. Barnett, J.B. Davis, W.B. Ferrell, P. Glenn (not on second list), J. Nipper, A.A. Ireland, D.A. King, T.L.(or S.) Patrick, G.W. Ross, J. Sawyer, J.W. Stewart, B.S. Tingle or Pingle Additional wounded on second list: Baynor(?) Baniels, A.J. Padgett Missing, on 11-5 list only: Ptes. J.T. Allen, S. Bell, A.C. Craith, T. Lewis, P. F.(?) Thomas Company K Killed: Captain David Williams, Corp. A.G. Murray, Ptes. W.W. Anderson, T.J. Bloodworth, H.J. Bowdin, D. Moore, L.W. Ross, A. Ward or Wood Additional killed on 11-5 list: W.W. Anderson Wounded: Sgts. W.A. Bloodworth, Sam’l. P. Hand, Corp. W.B. Player, Ptes. J.H. Brown, W.J. Brown, J.B. Blake, G.H. Cowan, Jonas Jones, R.M. Cowan, J.R. Garriss, J.L. Mills, M.D. Mott, A. Giddins, R. Giddins, T.J. Cowan, R. Rivenbark, A. Ros- -(illegible) (this could have been A. Ross, shown on the second list as missing) J. Spence, T.J. Ramsey (Ramsey shown as missing on the 11-5 list) Signature on the 10-8 list: The above summary is as accurate as can be obtained at this time, many having been left on the field without knowing the extent of their injuries. K.A. Black Assistant Surgeon, 3rd N.C.T. Signature on the 11-5 list: John Van Bokkele 1st Lt., and Acting Adjutant, 3rd N.C. Headquarters, General Anderson’s Brigade Dear Sir: The following list of casualties in the 2nd Regiment N.C.S.T. resulted from engagements on the 14th and 17th inst., and is as accurate as I can make it from the information I have at the present time. Engagement 9-14 on South Mountain Company C Killed, H.B. Harris, ------- Nash Wounded: Joel Jones in thigh, W.B. Martin, arm, Jas. H. Kornegay, in leg, severe, J.C. King, hand Company D Killed: Wiley R. Gay Wounded: Corp. Howard, arm, F.E. Sauls, dangerously, P. Durden, arm, Thomas Mumford, foot, T.B.A. Moore, neck, W.L. Barnes, thigh, Nathan Eason(?) Company E Wounded: Jas. Duncan, arm Company F Killed: B.F. White Wounded: P. Bennett, B. Jackson Wounded and prisoners: G. Hawkins, J. Donnell, S. McCaffity, D. Sutton, W. Carroll, J. Lewis Company G Wounded: Corp. J. McDaniel, face, W. Jones, leg, W.B. Koonce, leg Company I Wounded: J.P. Ives, arm, R.A. Buck, in bowels, severe, W.R. Green, in arm Company K Wounded: Corp. H. Davenport, leg, severe, Henry Hall, thigh Engagement at Sharpsburg, 9-17 Killed: Col. C.C. Tew Company B Wounded: Lt. J.C. Gorman, slight, Henry Mercer, shoulder, E. Flowers, leg, William Rose, dangerously, G. Fulgham, head and leg, slight, H. Parker, head, slight, M. Owens, severe, Watson Wells, slight Company C Killed: Alex Rogers Wounded: C. Manning, Osborne Tew, L. Cherry, C.(or O.) B. Taylor, G.D. Mozingo, ------ Matthews Company D Wounded: Lt. J.C. Applewhite, arm, severe, C. Pittman, foot, Sgt. W.E. Yelverton, hand, slight Company F Killed: Sgt. A.J. Taylor, Wyatt Adcock, W. Bowers Wounded: Corp. E.H. Hardison, ------- Edwards, ------ Tiner, A. Willis, S. Johnson, slight Wounded and Prisoner: Thomas Rouse Company G Wounded: R.S. Ray (or Roy), head, slight Company H Killed: Sgt. Joseph R. Herring, Samuel Hines Wounded: Sgt. R.W. Henry, thigh, dangerously Company I Killed: Jos. Strynn Wounded: J.P. Dowley, face, slight, E.J. Brooks, neck and face, severe, Jno. H. Jones, arm, slight Wounded and prisoner: Capt. D.W. Hurtt Wounded and missing: Jas. H. Morris Company K Wounded: Sgt. Major J.J. Brown, arm, slight, Sgt. W.J. Street, head, slight, Capt. Carter, Frank Mason, neck, severe The following are, up to this time, missing. Many of them are undoubtedly prisoners and some of them are wounded. The position of the regiment on the 17th rendered escape very difficult. Company A Captain Jno. Howard, Mack Kelly, Jas. Botts, W.C. Botts, John Evans, Rayford Thompson, Jacob Flowers, P.N. Bisset Company C Joshua Price, W. Herring, Thomas Jones, W.A. Cherry, Benjamin Blackwell, Pearce Bishop, M. Sullivan, D.J. Brock Company D Corp. K.S. Lewis, W. Gurganus, John Mann, Galvin Ellis Company E Jas. Daugherty, John A. Holly, Jacob Williams, F. Peterson, L. Hall, Miles Sessoms Company F Lt. R.S. Wetherington, Thomas Laughinghouse, John W. Carter, Abel Taylor, Ferrell Hudson, Calvin Luther, David Bryant, W.L. Simmons, E. Sellars, Robert Flake Company G Corp. C.H. Koonce, L. H. Williams, W.H. Waters Company H Lt. N.B. Whitfield, L.K. Crawford, R.F. Gurley, S. Toler, F. (or P.) Marlow, Thomas Jolks, W. Corbitt, R.B. Hines Company I W.A. Walker, A.J. Cook, J.B. Watson, A.B. Powell, George E. Vogler, C.B. Gray, E.S. Smaw, J. Koppell, Samuel Goodfriend Company K Sgt. J.M. Wise, Corp. A. Fulford, F.J. Cherry, S. Cuthrell, W. Carter, John Dowdy, Charles M. Fields, S.W. Jones, J.K. Lane, Robert Rice, W. Cecilcamp, L. Whitehurst The following have been ascertained to be prisoners. Those marked with an * have come in on parole. Company B David Deans*, Corp. Eatman* Company D Lovitt Pierce*, H. Ward*, Corp. Barnes*, J.Q. Avery, J.W. Lock Company H Lt. D.D. Monroe* Company K Corp. R.P. Dowdy The list is probably not absolutely correct but it is as near so as I can make it. A.A. Watson Chaplain NOTE: Two lists were printed for the 24th Regiment, one on October 24 and one on November 5—these have been cross referenced as shown below. Any variances are noted List of casualties in the 24th Regiment, Sharpsburg, Maryland, 9-17-62 Company A Killed: Corp. Jeremiah Glenn, Ptes. Robert R. Moore, John W. Ramsey, Joseph Fowler Wounded: Ptes. Alexander K. Love, dangerously, Abner W. Clayton, severely, William Whitt, mortally, Jesse W. Beaver, slightly, Wiley Buchanan, slightly, Thomas Gwinney, slightly, James E. Barker (or Baker), slight Company B Killed: Ptes. William B. Alphin, Martin Cowell Wounded: Lt. W.T. Ellis, slight, Pte. Lorenzo Bryan, severely, Edward Scott, slight, James Hudson, slight Missing: Ptes. William B. Kellum, Jos. McKinney Company C Killed: Pte. James L.(or S.) Whitley Wounded: 2nd Lt. Harris Earp, severely, Pte. Payton Hinton, severely, Hugh McGlynn, slightly, Rufus Wall, slightly, Henry V. Bunch, slightly, James R.(or K.) Ferrill, slightly On the November 5th list, John W. Ferrill is shown as missing Company D Wounded: Lt. William J. Squiggins, slight, Pte. Henry Pair, severe Company E Wounded: Sgt. William Eldridge, severe, Ptes. Wm. R. Massingill, severely, J. Langley, slight Company F Killed: Lt. Daniel J. Dowling, Sgt. Richard D. Matthews, Ptes. William J. Burnell, Adam L.G. (or J.) Cashwell, Gibson L. Rollins Wounded: Pte. Edward Currie Company G Killed: Ptes. John G. McNair, Philip M. White, John J. McNeil Wounded: Sgt. John P. Bethen, severe, Ptes. Lewis L. Spright, dangerously, Archie E. McNeil, mortally, since died, J.N. McLean, slight, Patrick McGeachey (McGeurchy?), slight, Albert A. McLean, slight Company H Killed: Pte. Moses B. Bradsher Wounded: Ptes. Joseph J. Day, slight, William P. Moore, severe, William H. Ramsey, dangerously, John R.(or B.) Tingen, slight On November 5th list, D.W. Shaxton is shown as wounded Company I Killed: Ptes. Reuben Barber, James E. Johnson, James H. Surles (Surlis?) Wounded: Corp. Barns(?) Barner(?) Barney(?) Sheridan, severe, Ptes. James N. Allen, slight, Ingram Moore, slight, John H.(or R.) Barber, slight, John Jones, slight Company K Killed: Pte. Solomon Pearce Wounded: Lt. F.P. (Furney?) Pearce, slight, Sgt. J.H. Hopkins, slight, Corp. Gains Cheeves, severe, Ptes. James F. Baker (Barker?), slight, Gilbert W. Cone, slight, Gaston H. Dodd, slight In the skirmish of 9th Sept., the aqueduct over the Monocasoy, Captain George T. Duffy was mortally wounded. Adjutant, 24th Regiment North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 15, 1862 48th Regiment at Sharpsburg A correspondent of the Western Democrat writes from Martinsburg, Virginia: On the night of the 16th at 1:00 am we left for Sharpsburg via Shephardstown and again crossed the Potomac into Maryland. On the 17th we were drawn up in line of battle, soon after daylight. We were in General A.P. Hill’s Division, on the right of the center, there listening to the heavy firing on our left until about 10:00 when we were ordered hastily to support our left, under Jackson, sorely pressed by nearly the whole force of the enemy. We rushed forward at a double quick for about two miles and went forth into action with 700 men, rank and file, charging through a woods shelled by the enemy and through which grape and canister and rifle balls were pouring thick as hail. Onward we rushed, the 48th, through the woods, leaving many wounded and dead and, I am sorry to say, some of the living unhurt, behind us. We charged over a fence about one hundred yards in front of the enemy’s terrible battery of 18 guns belching death and destruction at every discharge. We rushed forward still to within thirty yards of the enemy’s battery and they evidently began to waver but our lines were broken in consequence of want of drill and discipline in our new recruits, the conscripts, who fought well for raw recruits but understood little of marching in line of battle. The regiment was thrown into confusion and driven back with great slaughter, many of our wounded being taken prisoner. An effort was made by the lieutenant colonel to rally the regiment under cover of a hill in the woods but in vain; a considerable portion of the regiment he afterwards succeeded in rallying behind a stone wall near the woods and was afterwards joined by the colonel with a few others. Here the 2nd South Carolina and the 13th or 22nd Mississippi Regiments rallied with us. We suffered a severe shelling but stood our ground until late in the evening when we were ordered over to our extreme left where we were subjected to one of the most terrific shellings we had ever experienced. Some were slightly wounded by it. We remained on the field near our battle ground all nigh without eating anything but a few roasted ears of corn since we left Harper’s Ferry—about 24 hours—and slept on the ground without a covering. We continued there on the next day—neither party wishing to begin the fight—and we buried our killed and collected our wounded. Our boys have only one suit of clothes (well worn) and very few bed clothing; having left behind in our retreat and not a blanket for every half dozen men and many of them barefoot. They are half starved, half clothed, hard marched, hard fought, and are still cheerful and make but little complaint. Something must be done for them in the way of bed clothes in particular and that quickly. 27th Regiment, N.C.T. Sharpsburg, Maryland, killed, wounded and missing Field and Staff Killed: Sgt. Major R.W. Dupres Wounded: Lt. Col. R.W. Singletary, thigh, Adjutant W.P. Wilson, leg Company A, 2nd Lt. R.L. Nobles commanding Killed: Ptes. S.J. Smith, W. Howell Wounded: 2nd Lt. R.L. Nobles, leg, Sgt. Rhodes, abdomen, Ptes. McIntyre, leg, A. King, arm, M. Musgrove, leg, W. martin, arm, T. Snipes, hip, T. Thompson, leg, N. Parker, shoulder, H. Parker, arm Company B, Captain William Adams, commanding Killed: Captain William Adams, Ptes. R.L. Smith, A.F. Coble, Samuel Young, J.M. Edwards Wounded: Sgt. Campbell, arm, Ptes. W.D. Archer, shoulder, P.M. Brown, thigh, H. Crider, side, J.E. McLean, arm, W.D. McAdoo, arm, W.F. McFarlane, leg, Samuel Gray, arm, Jas. S. Hall, thigh, L.L. Prather, arm, W.W. Underwood, foot, since dead, B.F. Burnsides, leg and arm, R.L. Donnell, leg, S.D. Winbourne, side, J.T. Edwards, R.B. Gibson, P. Crutchfield, R.H. Forbes, J.L. Wilson Company C Capt. G.W. Whitfield commanding Killed: 1st Lt. J.P. Wooten, Sgt. Dawson, Pte. J. Seymour, W.P. Willis, H. Sutton, E. Herring Wounded: Ptes. B. Fields, leg, J. Hines, leg, J. Sugg, shoulder, P. Brown, foot, J. Potter, arm, E.H. Sutton, arm, S. Hines, side, T. Perdu, side, T. Dawson, hand, B.C. Fields, hip, S. Dawson, hand Company D, 1st Lt. B.F. Nunn commanding Killed: Corp. G.E. Hanly, Pte. M. Davis Wounded: 1st Lt. B.F. Nunn, neck, Sgt. T.A. Rouse, leg, Corps. Deavler, thigh, Taylor, leg, Ptes. R.W. Davis, shoulder, J.R. Howard, thigh, W. Mosely, head, W. Outlaw, head, I. Smith, arm, D. Stroud, shoulder, W.B. Carter, J. Potter, leg, J. Quinn, arm, J.R. Gray, arm, J.B. Wooten, thigh, D.J. Turner, hand, L. Davenport, arm Company E, Capt. J.P. Joyner, commanding Killed: Capt. J.P. Joyner, 1st Lt. J.B. Barrett, 2nd Lt. S.T. Warren, Pte. J.B. Baker, C.F. Elks, B.P. Harris, B. Jones, C.W. Parker, J.A. Crawford Wounded: Sgt. J.R. Dixon, thigh, J.E. Tyer, thigh, Ptes. A.J. Baker, E.A. Barrett, thigh, W.P. Kilpatrick, throat, T. Moore, head, R.H. Parker, leg, J. Moore, thigh, S. Phillips, W. Pierce, foot, S. Williams, legs, J. Watson, shoulder, Corp. F.M. Kilpatrick Company F, Capt. T.J. Jones, commanding Killed: Corp. W.S. Myers, Ptes. James Benton, Edmond Lane(?) Wounded: 1st Lt. E.T. Riddick, thigh and head, 2nd Lt. B.S. Skinner, arm, 2nd Lt. W.A. Mebane, ankle, Corp. T.T. Riddick, leg, Ptes. Joshua Lane, side, T. Perry, thigh, William Knight, leg, J. Stacy, leg, J. Billups, leg, J.A. Boyce, shoulder, W.R. Wren, arm, J. Keaton, head, Eric White, shoulder, R. Billups, side, R. Small, breast, W. Griffin, arm, A. Humphries, hand, C. Hendricks, shoulder, A. White, H. Turner Missing: Jas. Knight NOTE: The Fayetteville Observer for September 22, 1862 contained a casualty list for Company G, which has been interfiled with the list published in the Standard Company G, 1st Lt. J.Y Whitted commanding Killed: Ptes. W.J. Hopkins, J.I. Jackson, O.A. Watson Wounded: 1st Lt. J.Y Whitted, leg (the words “and taken by the enemy” are in the Fayetteville paper only), Sgt. Carmichael, leg, since died (the words “since died”, are not in the Observer listing), Corp. R. Richards, hand, Ptes. F.P. Clark, leg, C.S. Cooley, arm, L. Dunnegan, head, J.N. Faucett, thigh, T. Hall, shoulder, J.A. Hayes, face, L. Merritt, stomach, J. Miles, thigh, A.N. Paul, arm, W.T. Patterson, leg, W. T. Shields, thigh, J. M. Sneed, ankle, W.L. Perry (Terry in the Fayetteville paper), head, D. Thompson, shoulder (neck in the Fayetteville paper), G.A. Walker, arm, J.R. Whitted, shoulder, G.W. Woods, thigh Missing: Pte. J.L. Cooley Company H, Capt. J.A. Williams commanding Killed: Sgt. S.W. Williams, Ptes. J.H. Nelson, J. Page, M.G. Whittley Wounded: 2nd Lt. H.F. Price, foot, Sgt. W.F. Vendricks, shoulder and head, Corp. P. Fleming, breast, Ptes. E. Adams, arm, F. Adams, foot, M. G. Davenport, thigh, P. Deloach, thigh, R. Fleming, arm, W.B. Garris, J. Herrington, arm, F. Herrington, arm, J.J. Hardee, thigh, J.G. Johnson, arm, M.A. James, side, McGee Teel, back, J.H. Little, arm, J.E. Maye(?) Mayo(?), arm, H.E. Nelson, arm, J.R. Rollins, foot, B. Robinson, thigh, W.H. Stancil, leg, W.J. Sumerell, arm, J.A. Williams, face, S.A. Wilson, head, T. Wetherington, head, W. Oxley, thigh Missing: Corp. G.G. Teel Company I, 1st Lt. K.R. Jones commanding Killed: Pte. E.S. Hall Wounded: 1st Lt. K.R. Jones, arm, Sgt. C. Hays, head, Pte. W. Lovitt, head and leg, G.W. Mason, foot, R.H. Koonce, head, F. Rowe, leg, H. Marshall, thigh Company K, 2nd Lt. B.G. Barnes, commanding Killed; Pte. P. Horn Wounded: 2nd Lt. B.G. Barnes, thigh, Sgt. Benson, hip, J. Benson, head and hip, Corp. Blow, arm and hip, Ptes. J.B. Smith, hand, S. Hovell, hand, R. Best, shoulder, G. Hughes, hip, W. Musgrave, head, J. Newsom, arm, J. Parks, side, Phillips, D. Peacock, shoulder W.P. Wilson, Adjutant, 27th N.C.R. Killed and Wounded, Company I, 14th N.C.R. (no place shown) Dear Sir: Captain T.B. Beall of Company I requests the publication of the following list of killed and wounded Killed: Jacob Kepley, John Myrick Wounded: S.H. Swing, hip, prisoner, Eli Johnson, breast, R. Humphreys, head, Jesse Myrick, arm, William Sullivan, ----- Cutting, James Young, head, James Sechrist, breast, ------ Lethen, shoulder, T. Lopp, hand, ------ Rickard, slightly in shoulder, G. Swicegood, slightly in foot, Lt. Brosington, hip Headquarters 14th N.C.T. near Winchester, 1st Oct., 1862 Dear Sir: We scarcely ever see the Standard here but suppose that its many readers would be glad to see something from Companies E & K, Oak City Guards and Raleigh Rifles of the 14th N.C.R. It would be too great a task for me to give you the casualties of the entire regiment. The two companies carried into the fight at Sharpsburg a respectable number. Company K was commanded by its gallant captain Joseph Jones and Company E by 2nd Lt. Joseph L. Mitchell, the captain and 1st lieutenant having been for a long while on sick furloughs. These two companies of the regiment did not suffer so seriously until they received orders to fall back a short distance when they were exposed the fire of the enemy from different directions. We are unable to account for some of the men of the companies. We saw the narrow chance they had of escape and preferred to remain and be captured—others were wounded and unable to retreat. There was an election in Company E for 3rd lieutenant which resulted in the promotion of T.S. Lemay. The casualties in the companies so far as is known are: Ptes. S.D. Ferrell, Jas. Beddingfield, H. Russell, Z.M. Russell and A.T. Saunders were killed. Wounded: Ptes. A.W. Chancey, wounded slightly in the hand, J.H. Felton slightly in the neck, Robert Wooley slightly, Samuel Overton, slightly in the hand. Missing: 2nd Sgt. Jas. H. Hicks, Ptes. J.M. Beck, Clayborn Carter, S.B. Grady, John M. Martin, Isaac Macon, Jas. Mears, W.T. Young, R.H. Whitaker, and William Donohoe reported wounded in Company E Company K Killed: H.A. Wait, J.W. Sikes Wounded: D.W. Royster, seriously in hip, W.J. Ramsay, hand, slight, Joseph Powell, head and shoulders slilght, ------- Wilsoner in neck Missing: Capt. Joseph Jones, 2nd lt. Charles W. Beaver, 2nd Lt. L.N. Keith, 3rd Sgt. F.W. Bodaker, 1st Corp. J.C. Scarborough, Ptes. Allen, Sam Beasley, M. Candle, William Champion, John Driver, Eli Hamilton, ------ Livensgood, ------ Parish, L. Russell, ------- Wilkerson, R.D. Weathers We are stationed between Martinsburg and Winchester. The health of the remaining part of the companies is very good and our sick who have been sick in Richmond and other places are coming in daily. Dinarius, Oak City Guards List casualties in the 46th Regiment N.C.T. on the 17th ult., at Sharpsburg, Col. E.D. Hall commanding, Lt. Col. W.A. Jenkins, Maj. William L. Saunders Company A Killed: Ptes. Duncan Kellchan, Rhodes Phillips Wounded: Sgt. L.L. Phillips, Ptes. W. Phillips, J.T. Smith, D.T. Council Company B Wounded: Capt. N.N. Fleming, leg, Ptes. James, arm, W.N. Mayhew, Henry Owens, Christian Waggoner, John Crawley, the latter four very slightly Company C Wounded: A.J. Nickolson, slight, Ptes. David Collins, head, J.C. Ellington, shoulder, Jas. Roberts, hand Company D Wounded: William Stewart, right shoulder, Samuel Jones in breast with piece of shell, J.S. Watson, shoulder, with piece of shell, Duncan McMillan, badly in lower part of belly with minie ball, Neill Campbell, in nose with piece of shell, D.J. McKinzie, slight Company E Wounded: Walter Brinkley, hip, Walter Mangum, foot, W.T. Mangum, leg, L.H. Obuiant, head, Andrew Harris, head, S.W. Day, hip, W.H. Quarles, knee, John Wheeler, ankle, William Gass, stunned by bursting shell, William Woods, stunned by bursting shell Missing: Daniel Kennedy Company F Wounded: Sidney Farrell, slightly in breast Company G Wounded: Lts. R.H. Sheen, army by shell, slight, R.P. Troy, temple, with ball, slight, R.W. Stenson, forearm with ball, slight, Ptes. Thomas Brooks, thigh, shell, D.H. Cox, thigh, ball, S. Floyd, leg by shell, slight, M. Gordy, leg by ball, serious, J. Hunt, leg by ball, serious, I.O. Johnson, hand by shell, slight, P. Hale, face, severe, P.C. Russell, hip by ball, severe, W.H. Whitney, leg by ball, serious Missing: L. Kindley Company H Killed: Daniel I. Riddle, color bearer Wounded: Lt. C.C. Coldston in arm, Pte. Agnes Stokes and Abel Riddle, slight Company I Wounded: Lt. Isaac Herring, hand, Corp. Jas. E. Ezzell, flesh wound in arm, Pts. Lewis Tew, back, John B. Ezzell, thigh, Allen S. Borden, arm NOTE: There was a second listing for Company K in the Fayetteville Observer on September 22 which has been interfiled with the Standard listing Company K Killed: Reuben Sigman and Wm. P. Bollinger, the latter by accident (the wording in the Fayetteville paper was “accidentally killed by his own gun firing the day after the battle”) Wounded: F.(?) Finger,slighy, John Fay (shown in Fayetteville paper as “John Fry, mortally), Joseph Gault, J.H. Holt (not in Fayetteville list), Jno Hobb (not in Fayetteville list), J.S. Keistler, C.B. Rink (Rinck in Fayetteville paper, wounded in both hands), Wilbern Setzer, Jas. Shrence (not in Fayetteville paper), Henry Neans (not in Fayetteville paper) In the Fayetteville paper only: Joseph Shronee, in the thigh, flesh wound, J.L. Hewitt, slight, Henry Weaver, slight, John Hobbs, slight North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 22, 1862 Casualties in the 35th Regiment N.C.T. at Sharpsburg, 17th September, 1862 Company B Wounded: 1st Lt. J.P. Cawlen, Lt. Thomas Blacknell, Corp. A.A. Ray Company C Wounded: 1st Lt. J.W.N. Blow, Lt. H.H. Smith, Pte. W. Partizan, A.B. Donly(?) Company D Wounded: Ptes. Jas. Duncan, H.H. Clark Company F Wounded: Lt. John M. Stancil, Lt. R. W. Gentry, Pte. Joseph Brown Company G Killed: Captain W.M. Bryson, Pte. John bond, B.H. Hermet Company H Wounded: Pte. John Davis Company K Killed: Ptes. R.L. Bailey, A. Franklin 25th Regiment N.C.T., Sharpsburg, 17th September Company A Wounded: D.M. Morrison Company C Killed: Jas. Farr Wounded: J.C. Dotson Company D Killed: J.S. Owenby Company E Wounded: Thomas Sanders Company F Wounded: J.A. Singleton Company G Wounded: William Price, J.M. Badley Company H Wounded: J.P. Dance, slightly Company I Wounded: J.S. Black, slight, Charles Oakley, Thomas J. Young Company K Wounded: S.W. Edwards, Webb Paris, J.M. Justice 49th Regiment N.C.T., Sharpsburg Company A Killed: Lt. Fleming, Ptes. George Walkins, M. Jordan, John Coggins Wounded: Corp. Whisnant, Ptes. D. Street, ------ Shelton, J.L. Walker, J. Beatty Company B Wounded: pte. A.J. Riggsbee Company C Wounded: Sgt. Gierlet, Pte. W.B. Galirmore Company D Killed: Pte. H. Wallis Wounded: Ord. Sgt. A.M. Fry, Sgts. A.S. McIntosh, K. M. McDonald, Pte. R. J. McDonald, N.b. Cadwell(?) (Cad - - ll), M.S. McDonald, A. Carriss Companny E Wounded: Captain Moore, Corp. J.F. Woodsides, Ptes. A.D. Jenkins, H.S.Gibson, P.(?) S. Freeland, R.M. Cr- - s Company F Killed: Sgt. L.M. Neel(?) Wounded: Lt. J.G. Potts, Corps. J.L. Weeks, S.H. Elliott, Ptes. W.P. Alexander, D.G. Bennett, J. Crenshaw, R. Porter, Jas. Hartis(?)Bartis(?), E.M. Walker Company G Killed: Lts. Fulton and Herrington, Sgt. J.W. Goforth, Ptes. W.P. Waters, William Goforth Wounded: Orderly Sgt. G.P. Horan, Corpls. S.B. Davis, S.J. McGill, Ptes. J.L. Riddle, K. Allen, T. G Wier, Thomas Service, S.O. McSwain, William Cobb, L. Noggle, S. Howell Company H Killed: Color Bearer S.L. Brysan, Ptes. W.A. Ratchford, J.J. H - - - -(s) Wounded: Lt. W.A. Rankin, Ptes. W.W. Stroup, J.A. Pierce, E. Rhym, M. Cook, W.C. Beatty Company I Wounded: Lt. Sherrell, Corp. Moss, Ptes. James Harwell, S.M. Lawrence, M. Donnor, William Caldwell, J.P. Sitser Company K Killed: Ptes. H. Stragner, E. Simpson Wounded: Corpls. Shell, D.E. Beam, Ptes. G.W. Lowry, J.C. Wray, P.C. Hoyles 13th N.C. Regiment Casualties in the Battles of Boonesboro and Sharpsburg fought on the 14th and 17th September Field and Staff: Wounded: Lt. Col. T. Ruffin, Jr., commanding, wounded twice in the hip and once in the arm, both slight; Lt. C.N. Civalier, acting adjutant, wounded severely in the left arm. Company A, Capt. E. B. Withers commanding Killed; 2nd Lt. H.B. Fowler, Pte. N.R. Kerr Wounded: Corp. W. Vaden, thigh, Corp. Jas. Poteat, leg, Corp. Felix Neal, leg and arm, Pte. Henry Maynard, hip, William H. Holchelt(?), severely, arm and chest, Jas. T. Corbett, hand, Calvin G. Lee, arm, O.N. Fitzgerald, severely, William F. Walters, leg, William Kinnon, arm, John Davis, shoulder Missing: Sgt. John G. Lee Company B, Lt. S.B. Alexander, commanding Killed: R.C.L. Tieer, Pte. Charles Lieberman Wounded: 2nd Lt. Robertson, thigh, Corp. M.A. Edwards, shoulder, Ptes. C.D. Brown, thigh, J.H. Bartlett, thigh, J.F. Kirkpatrick, shoulder, J.L. Kimbreel, hand, T.M. Marks, arm, A. Blackwelder, arm, F.A. Hawkins, leg Company C, Capt. L.H. Hunt commanding Killed: Corp. Thompson Wounded: Sgt. W. Rainey, leg, Corp. Long, shoulder, Corp. Gordon, shoulder, Ptes. J. Rainey, hand, John Hendrick, shoulder, James Phelps, leg Missing: Corp. Stanfield Company D, Capt. Rogers, commanding Wounded: Capt. Rogers, leg, Sgt. Teerrell, shoulder, Corp. Featherston(?), leg, Pte. David Lee, thigh Company E, Lt. T.A. Martin, commanding Killed; R.J. Clendenen, John A. Long, C.W. Sutton Wounded: Sgt. Jos. G. Long in hand, Sgt. J.M. Patterson, leg, Ptes. William E. King, thigh, J.R. Adams, abdomen and supposed to be mortal, James Gilliam, thigh and left in the hands of the enemy Company F, Capt. George Foster, commanding Killed: John W. Leach Wounded: G.G. Mason, hand, Ptes. F. Kerfuse(?), severely in thigh, William Monday, shoulder, Daniel Vinegum(?), foot, James Mills, foot Missing: Corp. J.A. Nail(?) Company G, Lt. R. Atkinson commanding Wounded: Corp. Alison, hand, Ptes. J.B. Williams, side, R. Staten, chest Missing: Ptes. J.R. Medford, M.B. Atkinson, J.W. Whitis, Robert Bill Company H, Lt. J.C. Joyce commanding Killed: Lt. Joyce, Sgt. W.F. Carter Wounded: Ptes. N.H. Dalton, groin, J.M. Wall, shoulder, E.F. Scales, leg Company I, Capt. J. Glenn, commanding Killed: Capt. J. Glenn, Sgt. Smothers Wounded: Color Sgt. G.W. Jones, thigh, Pte. Smith Wilson, knee Missing: Sgt. Abner Neal Company K, Lt. R.L. Watt, commanding Killed: Sgt. Horbuckle, Pte. Payton Chambers Wounded: Ptes. N.H. Gregory, leg and hand, Thomas Loftus, chest, J.L. Lore, hand, Jesse Amus(?), hand Missing: Sgt. A.J. Chance, Pte. J.A. Jones, George W. Ware, C.J. Thacker, T.F. Chance W.S. Williamson, Acting Adjutant Fayetteville Observer September 22, 1862 Rotean Artillery, Casualties 9-17 Killed: Daniel Miscuheimer, Henry Miller, G.C. Kepley Missing: W. McRorie(?), Jon Lyerly, Wiley Earnhart Wounded: N.N. Fleming Casualties of Captain J.C. Dowd’s Company D, 48th Regiment N.C.T. Martinsburg, Sept. 23 Casualties suffered on Wednesday, 17th inst., near Shepherdstown. Killed: J.H. Kepley and Franklin Sullivan Wounded: Sgt. S.D. Stewart, Privates C. Barnhart, Solomon Craven, Burrill Deaton, Isaac Freeman, Simon Sanders, H.W. Stutts, C.T. Taylor, David Taylor, Eli Watts, H. Williams Missing: David Paschal, Thomas Smith and E.F. Wadford. The wounds are not very severe on any except Sgt. Stewart, who was wounded in the thigh, the bone supposed to be injured. Private B. Deaton’s leg was broken above the ankle. The Yankees contested warmly every inch of ground; and owing to their superiority in numbers, they held their ground for about fourteen hours, when hostilities ceased for the night. The 18th was occupied in burying the dead and on that evening our forces fell back on this side of the river. Next morning the enemy attempted to cross when our batteries mowed them down like chaff, almost blockading the river with them and drove them back since which time there has been no decided movement that is known. J.C. Dowd Fayetteville Observer October 6, 1862 Casualties at Sharpsburg Company K (Atwood’s) 48th Regiment N.C.T. Killed: Tyre Crews, Jacob Wier, Joseph Teague Wounded: Captain Ben Atwood (wounded and captured), Henry Burk (leg off), Buck Venable, John Mendenhall, Thomas Tower, Nathaniel Brown, Haywood Brown, Andrew Fletcher (feared mortally), Augustine Croutch, William Spach, Gilliam Porter, John Nading (slightly), Moses Reminger (badly and left on the field), Martin Smith, John Yarboro (slightly), Egbert Hauser and a number of others missing and wounded. Among the missing are Benton Sapp, E.D. Spach, John F. Boles and I.F. Bodenhammer. Since the foregoing, we also learn that Captain P. Miller, commanding the 21st Regiment, was killed and Alfred Stephens. Samuel C. James was shot through the ear, the ball penetrating slightly the jaw. The 21st Regiment now numbers only 150 men Salem Press Companies C and E, 1st Regiment N.C.T. Company C Killed: W. Huffom Walker, David P. Herring Wounded: William D. Holly, H.S. Keith, J.T. Bridgers, W. H. Batten, A.G. Batten, D.S. Barnes, J.T. Bass, C.H. Baker, William Gay, R.J. Hinnant, W.B. Johnson, S.A. Morris, G. O’Neill, A.D. Pitman, E. Pace, S.R. Thomson, E.Y. Thomson Missing: F.M. Keith, J.H. Lewis, H.B. Hollimon, T. Hinnant, C.D. Horrell, J. Pilkerton, J.W. Thomson, M. Wall, J. Hinnant. Company E Killed: H.G. Williams Wounded: Sgt. G.C. Guthrie, Corp. A. Williamson, Privates S.R. Bell, S.D. Thompson, Lt. J. Hamilton, F. Sutton, J.S. Long, T. Owens, P.L. Foust, D. Huffman, S. Albright Missing: C. Capps, R. Capps, J. Parris, J. Greely, A. Isly, A.L. Coble, J. Dickson, E. Simmons, R.J. Fossit Wilmington Journal