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Military Information, Formations and News April-June, 1861 Inscribed to R.W.W.—A Volunteer, from his friend Carrie Go dearest, go! My prayer shall be (Though absence wring this throbbing heart) That thou may’st safe return to me, Thy home and friends, and ne’er again depart Go seek the foe—the country’s rights defend To fate’s decree I humbly bend; Adieu! And when in lands afar May honor ever prove thy leading star! North Carolina Standard, May 15, 1861 North Carolina Standard Raleigh April 24, 1861 A new company called the Raleigh Rifles was organized on Friday night last, the company consists of 84. Capt. William H. Harrison was chosen captain, Hon. Sion H. Rogers was first lieutenant, Daniel G. Fowle was second lieutenant, Jo. Jones third lieutenant, Q. Busbee Quartermaster. The company will be tendered to the governor. The Oak City Guards, Capt. High, now numbers some 40 men. We understand that this company will soon be filled up and tendered to the governor. An artillery company has also been formed. Stephen D. Ramseur of Lincoln, late of the U.S. Army, has been chosen captain; Basil Manly and W. J. Saunders first lieutenants; B.B.Guion and Thomas Bridges second lieutenants; Phil Sasser Orderly Sergeant; 1st Sgt. Rufus H. Whitaker; 2nd Sgt. F.H. Seawell; 3rd Sgt. W.H. Laughter; 4th Sgt. P.C. Powell; 1st Corp. R.D. Spikes; 2nd Corp. F. Beavers; 3rd Corp. R. Butler; 4th Corp. Jas. McKinnon, Jr. The names of the artillerymen are as follows: W. J. Saunders, P.H. Sasser, B.C. Manly, B.B Guion, J. Q. De Carteret, James McKimmon, Jr., J.D. Iredell, Cad. J. Iredell, George M. Whiting, Charles C. Lovejoy, Thomas P. Bridgers, W.H. Laughter, Jas. D. Newsom, G.E.B. Singletary, T.C. Curry, H.C. Selter, Jas. S. Harward, R.W. Smith, W.E. Pell, Jr., Rufus Whitaker, Jas. M. Rayster, Charles E. Harward, S. Lane Hayman, W.G. Wheliss, R. Butler, Robert Lassiter, F.G. Beavers, Robert Kimbrel, Thomas P. Chisman, Jr., P.C. Powell, W.J. Stanford, R.D. Spikes, Henry Finch, M. Caudle, W.Y. Evans, F.H. Seawell, Thomas Hill, William Williams, V.W. Williams, J.S. Brinkley, J.H. Morring, N.A. Dunn, H.C. Graham, W.D. Thompson, Thomas Jeffrey, J.C. Medley, Samuel Whitaker, Louis Powers, S. Taylor, D. Pierce, N.W. West, W.B. Allen At a meeting of the Home Guards on Saturday night, the following men were chosen: Hon. Thomas Bragg, Capt.; Major S.E. Phillips, 1st Lt.; P.F .Pescud, 2nd Lt.; W.R. Richardson, 3rd lt.; Col. C.W.D. Hutchings, Orderly Sgt.; Rev. Aldert Smedes, Chaplin; Dr. C.E. Johnson, Surgeon. The officers were appointed a committee on uniforms and arms. The names of the members are as follows— The undersigned agree to unite in forming a military company for the protection of the city of Raleigh and its immediate vicinity; when sixty names are hereto subscribed all of whom shall be either heads of families or men too far advanced in life for active service in the regular army and of steady and moral habits: P.F. Pescud, L.S. Perry, A.M. Gorman, Thomas Braggs, W.R. Richardson, C.W.D. Hutchings, William Grimes(?), A.M. Lewis, John G. Williams, L. O’B. Branch, D.M. Barringer, A. Williams, John H. Bryan, William R. Cox, R.M. Jones, M.A. Bledson, E. Burke Haywood, Thomas E. Skinner, W.F. Askew, William R. Andrews, W.D. Johnson, W.W. Vass, James M. Pool, Rufus H. Page, A. Creech, H.A. Depkin, J.J. James, Willie J. Palmer, J. Devereux, C. Dewey, George W. Mordecai, Thomas H. Briggs, A. Kline, John W. Syme, Everard Hall, John Armstrong, Jacob Scheib, L.E. Hearit(?) Heartt(?), M. Grausman, W. Watson, M.B. Royster, John Spelman, Robert Dobbin, Charles Kuester, B.J. Perkinson, J.M. Perkinson, John C. Palmer, C.B. Harrison, T.M. McGee, Ebeneezer Emmons, S.H. Young, R.E. Maddox, E. Hunt, John King, Henry Kelm, W.J. Young, Samuel E. Phillips, Jas. McKimmon, J.D. Royster, W.J. Griffin, B.F. Moore, Patrick Ferrell, R.R. Hudnall, G.F. Hanson, John Hopkins, John Myatt, William Upchurch, Wesley Jones, George Little, S. Smith, Reuben M------, E.C. Fisher, Frederick Fitzgerald, E.B. Freeman, Charles E. Johnson, Aldert Smedes, H.W. Husted, B. Andrews, William E. Pell, James M. Harris, J.J. Christophers, Joseph M. Atkinson, R.M. Andrews, William White, James M. Towles, J.W. Tucker, John Mounder, George W. Haywood, T.H. Selby, W.C. Upchurch, E.M. Faun, John Mitchell, W.J.W. Crowder(?), Charles Manley, A.P. Woodall, Jeff. Fisher, P.H. Winston, J.M. Lovejoy, James B. Shepard, J. Brown, Wm .Yearley, O.(?) L. Burch, J.J. Lansdell, D.L. Royster, P. McGowan, R.M. Saunders, J. Harton, H. Porter, J.T. Williamson, S.H. Parish, W.D. Hackney, James Dodd, J.C. Fleming, Harris Vaughn, F.K. Strather, Joseph Kreth, Talbot Ligon, W.W. Holden, M.A. Pendergast, W.D. Williams, N.S. Harp, A. Hardie, John Ray, Jr., E. Smith, Benson F. Jones, J.R. Rinn (Renn?), H.J. Brown, Albert Price, Jos. Betts, Calvin Marcom, W.H. Jones, T.H. Snow, Alfred Upchurch, James Ferrell, D.C. Dudley Raleigh, April 16, 1861 The Raleigh Cadets were mustered for the first time Saturday evening by Capt. R.S. Tucker. The following are the names of the “boys” who have organized in the defense of their native land. Theo Snow, Henry P. Phillips, John S. Pescud, William Stromach (Strenach?), Thomas N. Ramsey, Charles M. Busbee, G.W. Fentress, J.R. Little, E.(?) F. Page, R.F. Jones, J.G. Bagwell, J.J. Wilson, W.J. Royster, James Andrews, A.S. Bagwell, S.H. Whitaker, R. Hodge, G.W. Perry, W.A. Price, Charles B. Harris, W. Jones, C.F. Reid, J.J. Rhodes, Telfair(?) Hall, T.W. Sadler, T.T. Fentress, W. Thomas Lee, H.J. Lovejoy, R. McGowan, G.D. Miller, C. McKimmon, Edward Baxter, John H. Terry, Henry M. Harris, W.H. Bledsoe, J.D. Primrose, S. Henry Briggs, H. Bragg, G. Little, W.H. Whitaker, C. Hutchings, G.H. Snow, D.W. Upchurch, W.D. Thompson, George L. Tonnefski(?), Henry Pleasants We notice the arrival in our town of Walter A. Thompson of Orange, one of the gallant soldiers who fought at Buena Vista under Jefferson Davis. He had started to join his old company, the Holly Springs (Miss.) Rifles at Pensacola but stopped here in the hopes that he might serve his native state. Wil. Herald North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 1, 1861 Troops from all parts of the state continue to pour in. Since our last issue, the Halifax Co, Capt Pope; the Columbus Guards, Capt. Ellis; the Thomasville Rifles, Capt. Miller; The Duplin Rifles, Capt. Kenan(?); the Orange Light Infantry, Capt. Ashe; a company from Rutherford; a company from Robeson, Capt. Normont; the Milton Blues, Capt. Mitchell; and the Charlotte Cadets have arrived. Some 20 or 30 companies are expected this week. We learn that C.F. Fisher, Esq., of Rowan is engaged in raising a regiment. Another company has been formed in Wake and tendered to the governor. It is a company of infantry, R.W. York captain. Mr. York, like the true patriot he is, ahs suspended his school and taken the field at the head of his company. Some 15 of his students belong to it. North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 8, 1861 The Independent Company of this town was mustered on Tuesday morning according to previous orders. With knapsacks on their backs and all other equipment ready for starting for Raleigh, orders came to remain here for the present. They immediately went into camp about two miles from town. This mornings mail brought a renewal of the former order and they will leave here today at 2:00 pm in the steamer Hurt for Wilmington, thence by railroad to Raleigh tomorrow. It is said that this company and the Lafayette Company of this town are to be incorporated in the First Regiment recently organized. The following is a list of the officers and men as mustered for departure. Officers: Major Wright Huske Capt. Benj. R. Huske Capt. Charles R. Cook Capt. Hector McKethen Capt. William P. Wemyss Sgt. Charles Kennedy Sgt. William T. Battley Sgt. John H. Robinson Sgt. W.D. James Corp. J.H. Anderson Corp. Henry H. Frizell Corp. Dougald Murphy Corp. James C. McRae Privates Alexander Arnet, William J. Atkinson, William H. Bernard, Gustavas W. Buchanan, John H. Blake, Henry R. Byrd, W.R. Barrringer, William R. Boon, William F. Campbell, Samuel Carmon, Thomas Campbell, William J. Clarke, Isaac N. Clarke, John M. Davis, John H. Dobbin, David Evans, George W. Gee, James C. Gainey, Daniel McL. Graham, George Haigh, James W. Huske, Henry R. Horne, John D. Huske, Henry D. Huske, Charles Haigh, Henry W. Horne, Jeptha Hall, Edw. J. Hale, Jr., Rudolph E. Heide, Peter M. Hale, James H. Jones, Robert James, Joseph T. James, James L. Jones, William T. Jones, Jesse K. Kyle, William E. Kyle, James Kendrick, Haywood A. Lumsden, Jarius B. Lutterich, John A. McLean, John P. McLean, John W. Matthews, Neil McNeil, Hugh A. McDonald, Alexander D. McNeil, James McNeil, John A. McKay, William R. McKethan, Thomas H. McLean, Archibald N. McLauchlin, Evander N. McPhail, Eben Morton, James H. Nance, Oliver W. Pearce, James Phillips, Edw. P. Powers, Benj. R. Russell, David H. Ray, Alexander Ray, King J. Rhodes, Stephen E. Russell, Charles E. Robinson, Archibald B. Russell, Joseph Smith, John X. Smith, Walter J. Smith, French Strange, Henry O. Sedberry, Enoch P. Sykes, John A. Sykes, Bond E. Sedberry, Robert H. Sandford, William B. Stanton, Henry H. Smith, Henry E. Smith, Farquhard R. Smith, David Scott, John Sundy, Charles M. Stedman, Walter Sherwood, George A. Thompson, John A. Thompson, Emmanuel C. Thompson, Alber (no ‘t’) H. Worth, Wm. J. Woodward, Nathan Williamson, William M. Waterbury, Isaac T. Williamson, J. Marshall Williams, William Weddifield, James Wemyss, Williamson Whitehead, Edmund J. Williams Harnett County A letter from Harnett County, May 7, says: We have the following volunteer company in this county of near 100 men. They met at Summerville today to elect officers. I think without a doubt Col. K. Murchison will command the company. The Harnett Light Infantry Capt. Kenneth Murchison 1st Lt. K. M. McNeill 2nd Lt. R.B. Smith 3rd Lt. Sam D. Pipkin Columbus County Two companies of 180 men arrived at Wilmington on Monday. One is commanded by Capt. Fornay George the other by Capt. J.B. Stanly. They went down to the forts. Three companies from Buncombe County commanded by W.W. McDowell, Z.B. Vance and Jno. W. Woodfin(?), all ready; two companies ready in Henderson Co.; one is read in McDowell, one is ready in Madison; Capt. Avery from Burke Co. about ready; one in Polk Co.; one in Rutherford Co.; three companies from Cleaveland Co.—on started for Raleigh today, Capt. A.W. Burton; two from Lincoln Co.—Capt. W.J. Hoke and W.P. Bynum—Capt. Hoke’s leaves tomorrow; one company from Catawba Co.; one from Iredell gone and three from Mecklenburg going. Fayetteville Observer The following companies are encamped in and near Raleigh. At the Fairgrounds: Ellis Light Artillery, Capt. S.D. Ramseur, 75 Rocky Mt. Rifles, Capt. R. Lewis, 60 Enfield Blues, Capt. D.B. Bell, 80 Hornet’s Nest Rifles, Capt. L.S. Williams, 93 Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, Brevet Maj. Wright Huske, 112 Lafayetteville Light Infantry, Capt. J.B. Starr, 108 Orange Light Infantry, Capt. J.R. Hoke, 81 (note in the issued of May 22, this is said to be a mistake, it should be Captain R.J. Ashe) Duplin Rifles, Capt. Thomas S. Keenan, 105 Columbus Guards, Capt. J.W. Ellis, 80 Lumberton Guards, Capt. R. M Norment, 86 Edgecombe Guards, Cpat. Jno. L. Bridgers, 85 Charlotte Grays, Capt. E.A. Ross, 75 At the Lemay House: Oak City Guards, Capt. G.H. Faribault, 75 At the R&G Railroad Shops Leasburg Grays, Capt. J.T. Hambrick, 83 At the Deaf and Dumb Asylum Milton Blues, Capt. James Mitchell, 84 At the Baptist Church Southern Stars (Lincolnton), Capt. W.J. Hoke, 106 At the Baptist Grove Burke Rifles, Capt. C.M. Avery, 100 Buncombe Rifles, Capt. W.M. McDowell, 100 At the Wool Factory Cleaveland Guards, Capt. A.W. Burton, 105 Randlesburg Rifles, Capt. A.A. Erwin, 70 At Neville’s Church Catawba Rifles, Capt. T.W. Bradburn, 109 Some four or five companies have left this place for the rendezvous at Weldon and others will perhaps leave this week. Other companies have also collected at Weldon besides which there are troops at various points in the western part of the state also. Goldsboro and other points in the east also besides those at the fort. At a meeting in Wake County a call was made for volunteers from this district wherein the following persons came forward and enrolled their names: John Scott, Hinton Hudson, Thomas Morgan, G.A. Upchurch, John R. Whitehead, Uriah Marshall, J.B. Sears, Merrill Olive, Addison Council, Lewis Yates, Kimbrough Perry, Nathaniel Mitchell, Joseph W. Scott, James Baucome, A.C. Council, J.A. Mills, Ransom Perry, Allen Jenks, T.H. Jones, Wm. Lynch, John McNeal, John Whitehead, L.D.H. Whitehead, H.M. Mills, Levi Baucome, Robert Williams, Charles Penny, John Bobb, Cador Olive, Amos Maynard, Bennett Pasmore, Benjamin Lynch, James P. Scott, Rufin Cantleberry, John Goodwin, Carmy Rigsbee, Henry C. Yates, Sanders Hudson, Barbee Leuter, William Williams, Willie Paget, L. Upchurch, George Holland, Jarrett Broadwell, Taylor Hobby, J.R. Penney, W.J. Mitchell, Troy Jenks, Barbee Sears, Jr., Gaston Perry, A.B. Freeman, Amos Williams, B.T. Hinton, P.T. Hunter, G.A.S. Barbee, Jas. Lawrence, T.T. Holland, Sidney Jenks, John Jenks, Hilliard Yates, M.F. Batchelor, Leroy Mitchell, Gray Jones, E. Harrison, Seth Broadwell. The following officers were elected: Hinton Hudson, Capt.; G.A. Upchurch, Lt.; Joseph T. Hunter, and Bennett Pasmore, Ensigns; A.C. Council, first sergeant. Carey Home Guards, Wake Co. Officers: Capt. Calvin J. Rogers; 1st Lt. Jas. C. Allen; 2nd Lt. A.F. Page; 3rd Lt. Jesse Withers; 1st Sgt. Lemuel House; 2nd Sgt. H.P Tucker; 3rd Sgt. J.P. Adams; 4th Sgt. Kinchen Jones; 1st Corp. J.J. King; 2nd Corp. W.S. King; 3rd Corp. Jacob Adams; 4th Corp. Wiley Bausom; 4th Corp. Wyatt J. Holleman; Drummer, Green King North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 22, 1861 The Black Mountain Boys, a company from Yancey County, arrived here on Wednesday evening last. They are a fine looking body of men. The officers are: John S. McElroy, Capt.; John Roberts, 1st Lt.; Robert Johnson, 2nd Lt.; S. Byrd, 3rd Lt.; B.S.L. Deyton, 4th Lt. North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 29, 1861 The Rough and Ready Guards from Buncombe County, Z.B. Vance, 105 strong, arrived Tuesday and went into camp at Burge Grove. On Wednesday the Madison Rangers, Capt. Peak, 78 men and the Haywood Rangers, Capt. Robert Love, 98 men, arrive and went into camp at the Fairgrounds. Four companies left for Richmond on Thursday morning, viz.: Cleaveland Guards, Capt. Fuller; Lumberton Guards, Capt. Normont; Duplin Rifles, Capt. Kenan; and the Catawba Rifles, Capt. Gray. The following left for camp at Weldon and Garysburg by the same train, viz.: Cleveland Blues, Capt. Dickinson; Columbus Guards, Capt. Ellis; Randlesburg Rifles, Capt. Erwin: Thomasville Rifles, Capt. Miller; Yanceyville Grays, Capt. Graves. We cull from the papers the following items of information: Rowan—A company has been raised in Rowan to be called “Scotch Ireland Grays”. Richmond—A company has been formed, commanded by Capt. L.H. Webb. Also, a “home guard” under Capt. Jas. P. Leak. Anson—A second company has been formed with Capt. W.F. Haillee(?) and Capt. Cal Carroway is raising another. Camp at Garysburg—This camp is now composed of seven companies. Col. Pender is in command. Three of the companies are commanded by such men as Hon. Thomas Settle, Hon. Alfred M. Scales and Thomas Ruffin, Jr., Esq., from Alamance On Friday last, the Lexington Wildcats, 90 men, Capt. Hargrove, from Davidson, also the Beattie’s Ford Riflemen from Lincoln, Capt. Houston, 75 men, arrived here and passed on to camp at Weldon. The Stanly Marksmen from Stanly, Capt. Anderson, 101 men, also arrived and are in camp in this city. On Friday, the Wolf Island Boys, Capt. Slade from Rockingham Co., arrived and went into camp. The 2nd N.C. Regiment has been ordered from Richmond to Norfolk. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 5, 1861 Capt. J.A. Ramsey’s troop of artillerists from Rowan numbering 99, passed through here on Monday to camp at Garysburg. They are said to be well armed. The Holmes Riflemen from Sampson arrived at Wilmington on Tuesday last. It is a fine company. The Onslow Guards, Capt. Duffie, have been received by the governor and ordered to Garysburg. Capt. Hall’s Rangers from New Hanover are ready for the war and will leave for Garysburg Sunday. They belong to the state troops, Col. Tow’s(?) Regiment. Capt. York’s company from Cedar Fork in this city leaves on Monday to rendezvous at Charlotte. Its position is Company K, left flank in Col. Fisher’s regiment of state troops. The Hawfield’s(?) Company from Orange, Capt. J.W. Wilson have gone into camp at Charlotte. The Mountain Boys, Capt. Corbett from Cleaveland, 65 men, arrived here Wednesday and went into camp. The Alamance Boys, Capt. Stockard from Alamance, 75 men, passed on to Garysburg. Guilford Men, Capt. C.C. Cole from Guilford County, arrived on Tuesday, 90 men, and went into camp. The same train brought horses for the Ellis Light Artillery. We learn of the election of field officers for the 3rd and 4th Regiments of N.C. Volunteers which took place at Garysburg Monday and Tuesday last and resulted as follows: 3rd Regiment: Col. W.D. Pender, Lt. S.D. Ramseur, Major D.R. Hamilton 4th Regiment: Col: Major M.S. Stokes; Lt. Col., Junius A. Daniel and Major Faison. We learn that Lt. Ramseur has declined. His present position as commander of the Ellis Light Artillery Co. we consider of the very first importance to the state. Oak City Guards—This fine company is composed of good and true men from this city and they left on Saturday morning last to take their position in the 4th Regiment. Their departure was the occasion of joy and sorrow—sorrow on account of the separation of friends and joy at sending them forth to fight the enemies of the South. On Friday evening a most beautiful flag was prepared by the taste and skill of Mrs. F.I. Wilson of this city and was presented to the company by Mr. F.I. Wilson in a touching poetical address and responded to by Capt. Faribault, commander of the Guards. We understand that Major M.S. Stokes, who was elected Colonel of the 4th Regiment of Volunteers at Garysburg last week declined and has since accepted the colonelcy of the 1st Regiment of State Troops, declined by Col. Winder. The Surry Regulators, Capt. Reeves, 110 men, the Valley Guards, Capt. Stokes, 120 men, the Dixie Boys, Capt. Bailey, 120 men, arrived here on Friday last and went into camp. A company from Union County passed on its way to Garysburg. The Oak City Guards, Stanley Marksmen, Rough and Ready Guards and the Wolf Island Guards left here on Saturday morning for Garysburg. The Jeff Davis Guards, Capt. Angell(?) Angeil(?), 78 men from Macon County, arrived here on Saturday evening and went into camp. On Sunday the Raleigh Rifles, Capt. W.H. Harrison and the Ellis Guards of Fayetteville, Capt. Sinclair, left here for the camp at Garysburg. Letter from the Army Camp, 2nd Regiment, N.C. Volunteers Our trip to Richmond was indeed a gay one. We were applauded by the ladies collected at the different depots and showered by bouquets made by their fair hands. We arrived at Weldon about 8:00 Thursday evening and were furnished with a good substantial dinner after which the companies of the regiment that came on the week before “fell into ranks”. We took the train for Petersburg. The ladies had collected in large quantities along the lines to welcome and congratulate us. We arrived at Petersburg about 10:00 pm where the ladies had turned out en masse to greet us. They showered bouquets, praises and best of all lovely smiles upon us in profusion. We arrived at Richmond at 8:00 am and marched directly to our quarters in a beautiful grove near the city. The First Regiment left Richmond on Friday for a point near Norfolk. Our stay at Richmond was a pleasant one. We were furnished with good quarters and the ladies called in large quantities to bestow their smiles. We were ordered on Sunday morning to prepare for departure and everyone was all agog to know the point of our destination. Different conjectures were made but none could agree until we were marched down to the Petersburg Depot where the large cars were waiting for us when one exclamation went up “Norfolk”, then three cheers were made for North Carolina and the Volunteers. We were halted in front of the Exchange Hotel where Lt. Col. Cantwell introduced to the regiment, in a brief and eloquent manner, Col. Moses of South Carolina. Col. Moses delivered one of the most eloquent and sublime addresses it has been my good fortune to listen to in a long time. We then took the cars for Petersburg where as usual the ladies were expecting us and again showered with bouquets. We arrived in Norfolk at 8:00 Sunday night and remained in the streets until morning, awaiting orders. The ladies threw open their doors and invited us in and gave us a splendid breakfast and dinner. The time whiled away pleasantly until after dinner when we took up our march for our present quarters some two miles from Norfolk. There are some five or six regiments in the vicinity. There are breast works being thrown up that will prove impregnable to cannon balls; it is some mile and a half long. Yours Respectfully Warsaw North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 12, 1861 On Wednesday arrived the Rough and Ready Boys, Capt. Jones from Caldwell, 115 men strong and the McDowell Rifles, Capt. Neill from McDowell, 73 men and also a company from Macon Co. The Mountain Boys, Capt. Corbett, and Ellis Guards, Capt. Love, both from Cleveland and the Chatham Rifles, Capt. Irbrie from Chatham, in fine spirits left on Friday morning for the camp at Garysburg. The 1st N.C. Regiment was, at last account, at Yorktown, Va. The troops there are under the command of the intrepid General J.B. Magruder. The 2nd Regiment from this state is near Norfolk. The 3rd Regiment is at Suffolk, Va., and the 4th is at Garysburg but will be ordered off in a few days. The Raleigh Rifles are officered as follows: William H. Harrison (mayor of Raleigh), Capt. Hon. Sion H. Rogers, 1st Lt. Jos. Jones, 2nd Lt. Seaton Gales, former editor of the Raleigh Register, 3rd Lt. Orderly Sgt. J.W. Miller 2nd Sgt. Wm. H. Moore 3rd Sgt. Richard C. Badger (son Hon. George E. Badger) 3rd N.C. Regiment, now at Suffolk: Col. W.D. Pender Lt. Col. W.S. Guy Major D.H. Hamilton Reg. Qtr. Master David Pender Reg. Commissary Thomas Cain Companies: Yanceyville Grays, Capt. Graves Randlesburg Rifles, Capt. Erwin Milton Blues, Capt. Mitchell Leasburg Grays, Capt. Hambrick Alamance Regulators, Capt. Ruffin Davis Grays, Capt. Clement Edgecombe Guards, Capt. Hyman Rockingham Guards, Capt. Scales Rockingham Rangers, Capt. Settle Dixie Boys, Capt. Bailey 4th N.C. Regiment The following officers and companies of the 4th N.C. Regiment now at Garysburg, but ordered to Suffolk in a few days. Col Junius Daniel Lt. Col. George P. Lovejoy Major Paul P. Faison Companies: Roanoke Minute Men, Capt. Johnston Thomasville Rifles, Capt. Miller Anson Guards, Capt. Smith Cleveland Blues, Capt. Dixon Oak City Guards, Capt. Faribault Rough and Ready Guards, Capt. Vanco Reid Guards, Capt. Slade Stanly Marksmen, Capt. Anderson Lexington Wild Cats, Capt. Hargrove Raleigh Rifles, Capt. Harrison 1st N.C. Regiment We find the following letter from this regiment in the Charlotte Democrat Yorktown, Va., May 27 We had scarcely got ready to rest at our camp near Richmond before we received orders to move to this place. And, I am sorry to say, we lost one of our best soldiers on our way here. Julius Sadler fell from the cars a short time after leaving Richmond and was instantly killed. It is supposed that he was asleep and precipitated from the platform car. The regiment arrived at this place before hearing of his melancholy fate. The news was received here on Sunday morning and spread a gloom over our gallant band. At 11:00 our chaplain, Rev. Edwin A. Yates, preached an impressive discourse to his brother soldiers (I say brother soldiers because he is taking an active part in the duties of the camp and intends to fight as well as pray). May of our men were afflicted to tears at the allusions to the death of poor Sadler. Col. Hill assisted in the service. He is a praying man and has the confidence and respect of every man in the regiment. All are determined to stand by him to the last man—where he leads none of us will hesitate to follow. Lt. Colonel Lee and Major Lane are also good officers and much beloved. In fact, the men appear pleased with all the officers. The Lincoln Company and the Fayetteville Companies have no superiors anywhere. In the latter there are two editors—Peter M. and Edward Hale, Jr. of Fayetteville—and a number of lawyers and doctors. Lt. W.E. Cannaday of Granville has resigned his position in the Granville Grays Co. and accepted a captaincy in the 1st Regiment of Infantry of the State Troops. R.B. Gilliam, Jr., of the same city, is a 2nd Lt. in that same regiment. The Dixie Guards, commanded by Capt. C.C. Blacknall of Kitrell’s Springs, makes the 5th or 6th company raised in Granville Co., for the war. They are camped at Henderson, drilling. Capt. Brookfield’s company from Craven, left Newbern for Garysburg on the 7th. The Beauregard Rifles, Capt. Hurtt, and the Elm City Riflemen, Capt. Lewis, will leave soon for the same point. The Confederate Guards, Capt. Swindell, of Beaufort County have also gone into camp at Garysburg as have Capt. Hall’s company from Wilmington. The following is a list of officers and members of the Wilkes Valley Guards which has been furnished us by a friend. The company belongs to the first regiment, of N.C. State Troops, commanded by Col. M.S. Stokes of Wilkes Co. Capt. J.B. Gordon Lieutenants: 1st, H.A. Brown, 2nd, M.A. Parks, 3rd, T.S. Bouchell Sergeants: 1st, Jno A. Hampton, 2nd B.C. Gilraith, 3rd W.W. Vannoy, 4th, A.S. Calloway Corporals: 1st, J.W. Peden, 2nd D.C. Woodruff, 3rd, E.C. Gray, 4th, A.J. Curtis Surgeon: N.M. Scales, M.D. Privates: J.T. Alexander, S.P. Ayers, J.R. Blaylock, J.M. Brown, Martin Chatham, W.H. Chatham, W.E. Cranor, Finley Curtis, J.C. Crowson, G.W. Carter, D. M. Carlton, J.D. Clark, H. Cockerham, David Cockerham, Henry Cheek, L.N. Edwards, C. Eller, A.J. Faw, William Fox, Lee Gilreath, Terrel Gray, L.J. Jennings, J.S. Hackett, J.S. Hendren, J.C. Hickerson, Thomas Harley, Jos. Johnson, R.L. Johnson, E.H. Johnson, W.R. Jones, W.E. Jones, John Jones, T.C. Land, T.W. Laxton, J.N. Martin, J.B. Martin, N.G. Martin, T.C. Miller, Jos. Mitchell, William Mooney, J.A. Price, Willis Parks, William Pilkington, J.E. Purvis, W.H. Profitt, John Pennel, William Porter, William Spicer, Wash. Spicer, J.H. Spainhower, R.A. Spainhower, Reuben Sparks, J.C. Shores, A.W. Vannoy, L. Vickers, Samuel Wilkerson, George Wilkerson, W.H. Witherspoon, L. Wellborn, J.T. Watkins, L.D. Whittington, James Walker, William Walsh, Alfred Walsh, J.M. Isbell, H.L. Vannoy, G.N. Hagens, Coffee Laws Quite a large number of North Carolinians have arrived and gone into camp and many others are in the process of equipping and others are hastening to Garysburg. We shall soon, no doubt, have a very large body of men in the field. The following companies are in camp in this city and vicinity: Burke Tigers, Capt. E.J. Kirksey Buncombe Sharp Shooters, Capt. P.H. Thr -- - (cut off) Black Mountain Boys, Capt. J.S. McElroy Caswell Rifles, Capt. E.M. Scott Guilford Men, Capt. C.C. Cole Henderson Guards, Capt. W.M. Shipp Haywood Rangers, Capt. R.G.A. Love Jackson Rangers, Capt. A.W. Coleman Jeff Davis Macon Grays, Capt. B.F. Briggs Madison Light Infantry, Capt. John Penk(?) Polk County Volunteers, Capt. C. Camp Rutherford Riflemen, Capt. H.D. lee Rough and Ready Boys, Capt. Will F. Jones ------- Mounted Light Infantry, Capt. G.W. ------ -------- Volunteers, Capt. C.T.N. Davis North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 19, 1861 Bethel Church 4,500 Yankee troops were defeated by 1,160 North Carolina and Virginia troops near Bethel Church about 9 miles from Hampton, Virginia. Our readers are aware that General Magruder was in command of the southern troops on the Peninsula between the York and James Rivers. His headquarters was a Yorktown. The 1st N.C. Regiment was stationed there. General Magruder determined to check the enemy and accordingly, on Friday, 7th, for this mission, detailed Col. Hill’s N.C. Regiment consisting of 800 men, a portion of the Richmond Howitzers and two companies of cavalry from Nottoway and Charles City, in all 360(?) Virginians. The column moved down the peninsula to within nine miles of Hampton and began an entrenchment at Bethel Church near the dividing line between Elizabeth City and York Counties and only about six miles from Newport News. Col. Hill’s Regiment consists of the following companies: Edgecombe Guards, Capt. J.L. Bridgers (see above, Edgecombe Guards shown in another regiment (3rd) with another capt.) Enfield Blues, Capt. D.B. Bell Hornet’s Nest Rifles, Capt. L.S. Williams Burke Rifles, Capt. C.M. Avery Buncombe Rifles, Capt. W.W. McDowell Southern Stars, Capt. W.J. Hoke Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, Maj. Wright Huske LaFayette Light Infantry, Capt. R.J. Ashe Charlotte Grays, Capt. E.A. Ross On Saturday afternoon, Capt. McDowell’s company from Ashville, N.C., 100 strong, were out on a reconnoitering expedition with Lt. Gregory and ten men some distance in advance. Coming within three quarters of a mile of Hampton, they encountered 200 of the enemy on a similar excursion who also had an advance guard in front. Lt. Gregory and his guard of ten approached within 35 steps of the enemy when a parley took place between them, each endeavoring to quiz the other. Finally, a huge man of the enemy who stood near Lt. Gregory called out “I know you are friends. I belong to the 2nd N.Y. Regiment.” Lt. Gregory placed his pistol near the New Yorker’s head and exclaimed “Drop your musket, or I will blow your brains out. You are my prisoner.” At the same time, he called upon his men to fire. The order was obeyed by Lt. Gregory’s guard and 25 of Capt. McDowell’s command some 80 steps behind also fired. The Yankees returned the fire but none of our men were injured. From 12 to 15 of the Yankees were killed or wounded by the discharge and Lt. Gregory secured the prisoner. Capt. McDowell, observing the retreat of the enemy, thought it prudent to withdraw his command as a large body of Federal troops were within half a mile and our little handful would have proved an easy prey. The northern soldiers fired very badly. Lt. Gregory was on horseback and the balls whizzed far above his head. In their retreat, the Yankees carried their dead and wounded in two carts and a buggy to Hampton. The prisoner was sent to Yorktown in charge of a gallant youth named William Lorance and another private. Monday morning about 7:00, a man who, it is said, had deserted from our army and had concealed himself somewhere in the forest between Bethel Church and Newport News, came into camp, regretting his desertion and informing our officers that the Yankee forces had struck their tents in Newport News and were advancing in a column 4,000 or 5,000 strong. This intelligence was received by our officers with some doubt but they resolved to be on the alert and give as hot a reception to the enemy as possible. The deserter’s information proved to be correct for a few minutes later about 8:00 our scouts were driven in and shortly after our pickets were fired upon. Presently the enemy made their appearance and it was plainly to be seen that they had both infantry and artillery but no cavalry were visible. As soon as they approached within range of our guns, the gallant Carolinians and Virginians opened fire upon them and poured into their ranks a galling fire. They stood their ground a few minutes doing the best they could but their gun shots all went wide of their aim, scarcely a shot touching our troops. The fire was continued on both sides until about 9:00, our troops maintaining a deadly fire upon the Yankees from behind the trees and in the thick undergrowth around, while the enemy could neither dodge our balls or cause their shot to reach us with effect. The work finally became too much for them and they fell back in considerable disorder and confusion. The enemy next made an attempt to flank our men by a circuitous route which occupied some thirty minutes. In the meantime, the Confederate troops betook themselves to their temporary entrenchments and coolly awaited their approach. At 9:30 they appeared in view but in their march had become involved in a thick morass from which they found it impossible to advance or retreat. The Confederate forces now had the Yankees just where they wanted them and from behind their temporary entrenchments about the Bethel Church, poured a most deadly fire into their ranks. They caught it right, left, and in front and finally scrambled out of the morass, fled in the utmost disorder and confusion. All attempts to rally them by one or two officers were utterly in vain. Our informant states that their flight was perfectly wild and betrayed a consternation and dismay. They were hotly pursued by the gallant 1st Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers while the Richmond Howitzers poured grape and canister into their rear. Our cavalry continued to chase and pursue them through the woods to New Market Bridge which is within two and a half miles of Hampton. Not knowing the strength of their forces at Hampton, the chase was abandoned. One man, Pte. Henry L. Wyatt of the Edgecombe Guards, was killed, and seven wounded. The only one of the North Carolina Regiment killed in the late battle at Bethel Church was Pte. Henry L. Wyatt. The deceased was formerly of Richmond and has a widowed mother residing there. Charles Williams and Council Rogers of one of the Fayetteville companies were severely wounded. (Note, in the following issue: “We incorrectly stated in our last issue that Charles Williams and Council Rogers belonged to the Fayetteville companies. This is an error—they belonged to the Edgecombe Guards.) The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry was formed in 1789 under the administration of Washington; it was but fitting that it should bear a prominent part in achieving the first decisive victory on Virginia Soil and defending the grave of Washington who when in life organized it to protect from the assaults of Citizen Genet of France. The Lafayette Light Infantry of the same town was organized a few years ago to perpetuate the memory of Lafayette and it was but fitting that it should “flesh its maiden sword” and achieve its first triumph at Yorktown, the field on which the noble Lafayette earned his brightest laurels and distinguished military honors. Mecklenburg, to whose citizens raised the first cry of independence in 1775, was represented by the Hornet’s Nest Rifles and Charlotte Grays. McDowell, the lined descendent of one of the heroes of King’s Mountain, led the Buncombe Rifles; Avery the grandson of the first late(?) General of the state, led the Burke Rifles; Ashe, who inherited a Revolutionary name, led the Orange Light Infantry and the gallant Bridgers, who led the Edgecombe braves, had in his ranks an Owen whose ancestor did signal service on the battlefields of North and South Carolina in the old revolution. Young Wyatt, the only man killed, was one of five of the Edgecombe Guards who were called upon by Capt. Bridgers to fire a house in and around which the enemy had sought shelter. On attempting this daring feat, Wyatt was killed, a shot entering his forehead when one of his comrades immediately shot the Yankee who killed Wyatt. Ocrakoke Inlet--From a correspondent of the Washington Dispatch, we learn that the battery on Beacon Island is nearly completed. Three companies are not stationed there: The Washington Grays, Capt. Sparrow; The Tar River Boys from Pitt, Capt. Johnson, and a company from Washington County commanded by Capt. Gilliam. Lt. John O. Long of Randolph has resigned his commission in the U.S. Infantry and tendered his services to the governor. He was seven years in the U.S. service. He is a graduate of West Point. The following officers were elected by the 6th Regiment of Volunteers in this city on Monday last: Colonel: Stephen Lees of Buncombe Lieutenant: Col. R.G.A. Love of Haywood Major: Capt. Briggs of Gaston North Carolina Volunteers The following companies comprise the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Regiments of the N.C. Volunteers 5th Regiment Chatham Rifles, Capt. Irhie(?) Monroe Light Infantry, Capt. McRae Ellis Guards, Capt. Love Beattie’s Ford Riflemen, Capt. Houston Mountain Boys, Capt. Corbet Tar River Guards, Capt. Perry Davie Sweepstakes, Capt. Kelly Franklin Rifles, Capt. Green Sandy Creek Rough and Ready, Capt. Jackson Poplar Springs Grays, Capt. Spivey Stationed at Garysburg 6th Regiment Jackson Volunteers, Capt. Coleman Madison Light Infantry, Capt. Peak Black Mountain Boys, Capt. McElroy Rutherford Riflemen, Capt. Lee Rutherford Volunteers, Capt. Leaventhorpe Haywood Rangers, Capt. Love Jefferson Davis Macon County Guards, Capt. Angel Henderson Guards, Capt. Shipp King’s Mountain Grays, Capt. Briggs Buncombe Guards, Capt. Thrash Stationed at Raleigh 7th Regiment Washington Grays, Capt. Sparrow Hyde Volunteers, Capt. Leith Tar River Boys, Capt. Johnston Hertford Light Infantry, Capt. Sharpe Currituck Atlantic Rifles, Capt. Lindsey Roanoke Guards, Capt. Lamb Company B of Martin County, Capt. Clement Washington County Volunteers, Capt. Gilliam John Harvey Guards, Capt. Johnson Independent Grays, Capt. Cohoon Stationed at Hatteras and Ocracoke 8th Regiment Bladen Guards, Capt. George Tait Bladen Light Infantry, Capt. Robert Tait Holmes Riflemen, Capt. Chestnut Independent Blues, Capt. Williams Robeson Rifle Guards, Capt. Norment Columbus Guards, No. 1, Capt. Ellis Onslow Grays, Capt. Redd Moore’s Creek Rifle Guards, Capt. Hawes(?) Columbus Guards, No. 3, Capt. George Scotch Boys, Capt. Malloy Stationed at Wilmington 9th Regiment Orange Guards, Capt. Jones Guilford Grays, Capt. Sloan Goldsboro Rifles, Capt. Croton Goldsboro Volunteers, Capt. Whitaker Wilson Light Infantry, Capt. Barnes Pitt Volunteers, Capt. Singletary Marlboro Guards, Capt. Morill Dixie Rifles, Capt. Strong N.C. Guards, Capt. Whitfield Tuckahoe Braves, Capt. Wooten To this regiment, the artillery under the command of Capt. Pender will be attached. 10th Regiment German Volunteers, Capt. Kornelson Rifle Guards, Capt. Meares Cobarrus Black Boys, Capt. Atwell Cape Fear Riflemen, Capt. Hawkins Sampson Rangers, Capt. Faison Fair Bluff Volunteers, Capt. Smith Columbus Guards, No. 4, Capt. Stanly Columbus Guards, No. 2, Capt. Toon Confederate Grays, Capt. Denison Washington Light Infantry, Capt. McRae Stationed at Fort Carswell and Johnson 11th Regiment Town Fork Invincibles, Capt. Westmoreland Mountain Boys, Capt. Pepper Blue Ridge Riflemen, Capt. Graves Davidson Guards, Capt. Leach Forsythe Guards, Capt. Wharton Surrey Marksmen, Capt. Gilmer Mountain Tigers, Capt. Waugh Yadkin Grey Eagles, Capt. Connolly Forsythe Riflemen, Capt. Betts Forsythe Southrons, Capt. Miller Stationed at Danville Arms will be issued to the troops as soon as they are organized into a regiment and mustered into service. Letter from Camp 2nd Regiment, N.C. Volunteers Near Norfolk, Va. Since I wrote you last, we have moved our encampment to a more pleasant place nearer the city. We are now located on the banks of a creek in a beautiful grove in front of which is a beautiful green lawn where we drill and meet on dress parade. We are all pleased with our location and would be perfectly content if we had good water. That cooling beverage is quite deficient though we make the best of it we can and bear all privations with utmost resignation. Our tents are laid out in a regular village form, having a broad street running in the center of each company. It rained two or three days incessantly and the water was on the average two or three inches deep in and around our tents. However, we now have a beautiful and clear sky above and are in fine spirits and anxious for a fight. We are continually on the alert and ready at a moment’s notice. It would be a hard matter to take us by surprise. There were two men arrested on Saturday aboard a small skiff used for fishing. They were discovered hoisting flags of various colors at intervals, and on being arrested were found to have on board several kinds of flags. There is no doubt but that they have been furnishing the enemy with the movements of our troops and strengths of our batteries. A man by the name of Vick, who says he is from Warren Co., N.C., and has two brothers in the regiment, was arrested on Monday as a spy. As his brothers could not be found, he was turned over to military authorities and he, with the above two men, will meet their just reward. Yours Respectfully, Warsaw North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 26, 1861 Johnston County has responded nobly to the call for volunteers. Her citizens are fully aroused as to the importance of the great interests at stake and are contributing in men and means their full share. The first company, commanded by Capt. E.D. Snead, is at Garysburg and is in the 5th Regiment. The second is commanded by Capt. Crockett and the third by Capt. Lane was expected to be at Garysburg last Wednesday. The fourth, commanded by Capt. Woodall, will soon march to the same point. It is probably one more company will be raised. The following are the officers of the fourth company: Capt. Ira T. Woodall 1st Lt. Charles H. Snead 2nd Lt. B. Ryals 3rd Lt. W.H. Perry Orderly Sgt. C. Page 1st Sgt. D.A. Barbee 2nd Sgt. D.C. Garrard 3rd Sgt. E.J. Pierce 4th Sgt. W. Benson Quartermaster E.A. Boykin Secretary J.A. Jones We learn that another volunteer company has been raised in the Cedar Fork area of Wake County. Col. Hiram Witherspoon is captain and Col. Canady Lowe is 1st lieutenant. Col. D. H. Hill, commander of the 1st N.C. Regiment of Volunteers has been promoted to Brigadier General for his gallantry and skill in the Battle of Bethel Church, Virginia, to take effect on June 10. D.H. Hill is a graduate of West Point, graduating with honors when about the age of 22. He then entered the U.S. Army and remained there until after the close of the Mexican War. He was in the army under General Scott from Vera Cruz to Mexico City and greatly distinguished himself in some of the hard fought battles of that campaign. At the storming of Chapultepec he was the second man on the American side that mounted the ramparts. For his service in the war he was promoted to the rank of major which he afterwards resigned to accept the chair of mathematics in Davidson College, N.C. He discharged the duties of his new position with zeal and fidelity. Notwithstanding the arduous labors that now devolve upon him, he has found time to write and publish a large work on Algebra, which was favorably received. This work excited some remarks at the time on account of the intense southern spirit which breathes in some of its problems. In 1858 when the North Carolina Military Institute was established at Charlotte, Col. Hill was appointed to the first place in the faculty and devoted himself with energy and ability to the instruction of young soldiers for the old north state. Upon the commencement of hostilities between the north and south, he was appointed by Gov. Ellis to the command of the camp of instruction at Raleigh. When the 1st Regiment of N.C. Volunteers was organized, he was elected Colonel. Col. Hill is also the author of two theological works, viz.: “The Sermon on the Mount” and the “Crucifixion”. These works were published two or three years ago by the Presbyterian Board of Publication and were well received in the Christian literary world. Col. Hill is a true Christian man and if we mistake not, an elder in the Presbyterian Church at Charlotte. In person, Col. Hill is about medium height and well proportioned. He has dark eyes and hair which is becomingly freely tinged with grey. He is about 42 years old and has a serious military bearing and is a very rigid disciplinarian. Several companies have arrived in the city this week and others are leaving. Col. Fisher’s Regiment will soon move to the encampment at Danville, we hear, and Col. McRae’s will go to Garysburg. Letter from Camp 4th Regiment N.C. Volunteers Taking it for granted that you would like to be advised of the manner in which the 4th Regiment of N.C. Volunteers have fared since they left Garysburg, I have concluded to inform you. About noon on Tuesday last we departed from Garysburg amid the cheers and good wishes of the large concourse of citizens who had assembled to watch our departure. The cars brought down to convey us had never been used to transport troops, therefore, they were very tight, having but two doors and no windows. This was more than the soldiers could stand, so they commenced upon the sides of the cars with their muskets, axes, etc., with such force that they very soon had air holes enough for their comfort. Every station we passed a beautiful Confederate flag was hoisted and floating triumphantly on the breeze. There were mottoes on several of them but I could only get an opportunity to read one that said “Liberty or Death” in bold letters. We arrived at Suffolk about 4:00 and found much difficulty in finding a place to pitch our tents. At last the Colonel found a suitable and very pleasant place about two miles from town. The sun was about an hour high when we arrived at our camp grounds and at dark all the tents of the regiment were raised. Every soldier, I believe is well pleased with the place where we are encamped. The farmers around camp bring in daily carts loaded with vegetables, beef, and fish—therefore, the soldiers fare much better than they expected. The military law is strictly observed within the regiment—we drill at a quarter to 5 in the morning and at 5:00 pm for an hour and a half at a time. The balance of the day is spent drilling the officers, mounting the guard, etc. No man is allowed to leave camp after retreat is beaten unless he goes by the tent of the officer of the day and reports himself—and when he returns he has to come in the same way to notify the officer of his return. Captain Faribault of the Oak City Guards is the officer of the day today. Two men from our company are allowed to go to Suffolk every day. On the day before yesterday I went to town on some business. The 13th day of this month we observed in this camp a day of thanksgiving and prayer. Divine worship is to be held at 3:00. G.A.H. Excerpts from Col. D.H. Hill’s report on the Battle of Bethel Church I cannot speak too highly of my two field officers Lt. Col. Lee and Major Lane. Their services have been of the highest importance since taking the field and up to the present moment. Also, to Lt. J.M. Poteat, Adjutant and Lt. J.W. Litchford, aid, both of them cadets at the N.C. Military Institute in Charlotte. L The latter received a contusion on the head from a grape shot which nearly cost him his life. Capt. Brigadiers of Company A, Lt. Owens commanding, Company B, Capt. Ross commanding, Company C, Capt. Aster commanding, Company D, Capt. McDowell commanding, Company E, Capt. Starr commanding, Company F, Capt. Avery commanding, Company G, Capt. Huske commanding, Company H, Lt. Whitaker commanding, Company J and Captain Hoke of Company K displayed great coolness, judgment and efficiency. Lt. Gregory is highly spoken of by Major Lane for soldierly bearing on the 8th. Lts. Cook and McKethan of Company H crossed over under a heavy fire to the assistance of the troops attached on the left—so, also did Lt. Cohen of Co. C. Lt. Hoke has shown great zeal, energy and judgment as an engineer officer on various occasions. Capt. George Williams, Co. A, Privates Henry L. Wyatt, Thomas Fallan, John Thorpe of Company A volunteered to burn the house which concealed the enemy. They behaved with great gallantry—Wyatt was killed and the three others recalled. Sgt. Thomas J. Steuart of Company A and Private William McDowell of Company A reconnoitered the position of the enemy and went far in advance of our troops. Pte. J.W. Potts of Company B is specially mentioned by his company commander. So are C.L. Watt of Company C, W.H. McDade of Company D, Sgt. J.M. Young, Corp. Jno Dingler, Pte. G.H.A. Adams, R.V. Gudger, G.W. Worley, John C. Wright, T.T. Lettle, J.F. Jenkins of Company C and R.W. Stedman, M.C. Dye, H.C. Benton, J.B. Smith, of Company F; G.W. Buham, James C. McRae of Company H. Casualties: Henry L. Wyatt, Co. K, mortally wounded; Lt. J.W. Ratchford, contusion; Pte. Council Rogers and Charles Williams of Co. A, wounded severely; S. Patterson of Co D, slight wound; Wilson White of Co K, slight wound; Peter Poteat of Company G, slight wound. The Scotland Neck Mounted Rifles, commanded by Capt. P.M. Edmonston was mustered into the service of the state by Major W.J. Clarke at Clarksville, Halifax County on Friday, 14th inst., and left for Wilmington on the following Monday. The company numbers about 70 fine young men. Col. W.S.G. Andrews of Goldsboro has been appointed Captain of Artillery in the state troops and is recruiting a company of heavy artillerists for the sea coast defense to be stationed in one of the forts. This county has three companies already in the service and there are five others forming: one under Capt. B.S. Borden, infantry, at Saulston; Capt. E.S. Roberts, infantry, at Mt. Olive; Capt. Thomas Ruffin, cavalry, at Goldsboro and one of artillery, Capt. Andrews at Goldsboro. Col. William R. Cox (note in a later issue this was corrected to William H. Cox) has been appointed major of the 5th Regiment N.C.T. Major Cox has a military education and will make a good officer. We learn he has left for camp. His fine manners and bearing will make him popular with his command and if he has a chance he will make his mark. North Carolina Standard Raleigh July 3, 1861 Capt. Crumpler of Ashe County and Capt. Rufus Barringer of Cabarrus County have raised two fine cavalry companies in their respective counties. Capt. George W. Hays has raised a fine company of cavalry in Cherokee and Capt. Francis a company of infantry. We learn that the following officers have been elected in the 5th Regiment: Colonel: William E. Cannady of Granville Lt. Col: Capt. Ibrie of the Chatham Guards (Note in a later issue the following: William Cannady was in error, the Colonel elected was R.M. McKinney, late of the N.C. Military Institute. This regiment has gone to Virginia and it is understood it will join Gen. Hill’s command. Also that Capt. W.F. Green of Franklin was major) Adjutant: Lt. Manning John Taylor, Esq. has been elected captain of the Chatham Guards vice Capt. Ibrie promoted. Lt. Col. Lee of the 1st Regiment was elected colonel of this, but declined. We have heard it stated that Lt. Col. Senton Gales of the Raleigh Rifles has been appointed adjutant and Sgt. R.C. Badger of the same company Commissary of the Regiment. The 9th Regiment is in camp at Newbern. The Progress states that the following officers were elected: Capt. G.E.B. Singletary of Pitt as colonel; Capt. Pride Jones of Orange as lt. col.; Capt. W. Wooten of Lenoir as major. Artillery Company B, Capt. H.T. Guion has been organized at Newbern and will march soon to Ft. Macon. We had the pleasure of seeing in the city last week Capt. George W. Hayes of Cherokee who is stationed with his company of cavalry at Asheville. Capt. Hayes’ company is 100 strong, filled with stalwart mountain men. Capt. Crumpler’s is Company A and Capt. Hayes’ is B of the regiment of cavalry to rendezvous at Asheville. We learn that a court martial was held at Garysburg on the 26th and 27th ult., for the trial of Privates Charles Penn and John W. Stokes of Co. D, 3rd Reg’t., State Troops, charged with desertion. Lt. Col. J.P. Jones was President, Capt. Wm. J. Clarke of the Confederate Army was Judge Advocate. The findings and sentences of the court will not be known until review by General Gatlin. Capt. Robert Ransom late of the U.S. Army has been appointed Colonel of the State’s Cavalry. He has just returned from Ft. Wise, Colorado Territory. He is said to have been the best horseman in the U.S. service. A friend from Anson County writes as follows: “Our third company, the Pee Dee Wild Cats, is now nearly equipped (with the exception of arms alone) and prepared for service and will be tendered to the governor in a few days if the rumor that he refuses to receive any more 12 month volunteers does not cause a delay. The company is composed of the right material and will do good service.” The officers are as follows: Capt. J.C. Carraway 1st Lt. J.J. Cox 2nd Lt. J.C. McLaughlin 3rd Lt. E.R. Liles 1st Sgt. J.F. Bradley 2nd Sgt. William S. Diggs 3rd Sgt. J.A. Liles 4th Sgt. W.G. Meacham 5th Sgt. Jas. M. Smith 1st Corp. T.R. Knotts 2nd Corp. F.M. Neal 3rd Corp. B.F. Clark 4th Corp. W.W. Boggan Quartermaster: B. Lindsey Surgeon: Dr. W.H. Battle Ensign: W.H. Smith Drill Master: B.M. McLauchlin Addendum: Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 27, 1861 2nd Regiment Field Officers Colonel—Solomon Williams Lt. Colonel—Edward Cantwell Major—A.W. Burton Companies: Duplin Rifles—Capt. Kenan Lumberton Guards—Capt. Norment Catawba Rifles—Capt. Ray Warren Guards—Capt. Wade Townesville Guards—Capt. Coleman Cleveland Guards—Capt. Fulton Granville Greys—Capt. Wortham Nash Boys—Capt. Williams Halifax Light Infantry—Capt. Whitaker Petersburg Express Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 24, 1861 From the Wilmington Journal: The “Scotch Boys” a fine company from Richmond Co., arrived here yesterday. They are twelve month volunteers and the company numbers 96 men all told, including officers. They are under the command of Capt. Charles Malloy Officers: Charles Malloy, Captain Jno. B. Buchanan(?), 1st Lt. D.M. McLaurin, 2nd Lt. Jno. W. Roper, 3rd Lt. A.A. Moffitt, 1st Sgt. Lawrence Stewart, 2nd Sgt. D.H. Middleton, 3rd Sgt. J.C. Buchanan, 4th Sgt. A.W. McGregor, 1st Corp. Wm. H. McLaurin, 2nd Corp. Franklin McIntosh, 3rd Corp. Owen McLaurin, 4th Corp. Privates: Neill Beasley Daniel Blue Washington Engett(?) Neill Brown Wm. Buchanan Wm. H. Bullerds(?) Daniel Calhoun Duncan Calhoun Hugh C. Calhoun(?) Malcolm Calhoun Archibald Cameron Andrew J. Clark(?) D.W. Connelly J.J. Crawford J.A. Calder James Donohoe A.A. Fairly J.M. Fairly C.C. Gibson D.M. Gibson(?) J.A. Gibson Wm. H. Gibson Jno. F. Gilchrist H.P. Graham Jno. A. Henderson L.V. Howard A.A. Huckabee Jno. Hughes Alexander Jones Dugald Jones Joseph Jones Jno. A. Lytch John G. Martin James Montgomery Jno. A. Murphy Wm. H. Murphy M. McCormick Murdock McDuffie Daniel McEachen M.E. McEachen Archibald P. McKoy Daniel McKinnon G.M. McKinnon Jno. B. McKinnon Duncan McLaurin A.B. McLauchlin Duncan McLauchlin Jno. M. McLauchlin Daniel McLean Jno. F McLean Joseph McMillan Edward McNair, Sr. Edward McNair, Jr. Jno. F. McNair A.H. McNeill Duncan McNeill N.A. McNeill E.P. McPherson Jno. Knox McQueen Neill McQueen A.L. McRae W.H. Nelson James E. Newton Elijah Norton Isham C. Norton Neill Norton Jno. Pate Stephen W. Pate H.L. Patterson Jos. A. Patterson Benjamin T. Person A.W. Roper John S- - ls Barney Skipper Neill Smith Neill McN. Smith Wm. Snead Jno. W. Stewart Neill Stewart Henry M. Throver Wm. Wallace James Williamson J.W. Wright Samuel Wright Wm. Waters Transcriber’s note: Above is a listing from the North Carolina Standard of the members of the Tenth Regiment, previously transcribed. The Fayetteville Observer reprinted this list with the following asterisk: “We learn from an officer of the 10th Regiment that the Holmes Riflemen of Sampson County, ahs been attached to this regiment in place of the Wilmington Light Infantry.” Transcriber’s note: Above is a portion of Col. Hill’s report on the Battle of Bethel Church, which consists of the casualties. Below is the detail on the engagement itself, from the Fayetteville Observer I marched on the 6th inst., with my regiment and four pieces of Major Randolph’s battery, from Yorktown, on the Hampton Rd. to Bethel Church, nine miles from Hampton. We reached there after dark, on a wet night and slept without tents. Early on the morning of the 7th, I made a reconnaissance of the ground preparatory to fortifying and encircling our right flank. On our left, was a dense and almost impassable wood, except about 150 yards of old field. The breadth of the road, a thick wood, and a narrow cultivated field covered our rear. The nature of the ground determined me to make an enclosed work. I had the invaluable aid of Lt. Col. Lee, of my regiment, in its plan and construction. Our position had the inherent defect of being commanded by an immense field immediately in front of it, upon which the masses of the enemy might be readily deployed. Presuming an attempt would be made to carry the bridge across the stream, a battery was made for its special protection, and Maj. Randolph placed his guns so as to sweep all the approaches to it. The occupation of two commanding eminences beyond the creek and on our right, would have greatly strengthened our position, but our force was too weak to admit of the occupation of more than one of them. A battery was laid out on it for one of Randolph’s Howitzers. We had only 26 spades, 6 axes, and 3 picks, but these were busily plied all day and night of the 7th, and all day on the 8th. On the afternoon of the 8th, I learned that a marauding party of the enemy was in a few miles of us. I called for a party of 34 men to drive them back. Lt. Roberts, of F Company of my regiment, promptly responded, and in five minutes his command was en route. I detached Maj. Randolph with our howitzer to join him, and Lt. Col. Lee, 1st Regiment, N.C. Volunteers, requested and was granted permission to take command of the whole. After a march of five miles, they came across the marauders busy over the spoils of a plundered house. A shell soon put the plunderers to flight and they were chased over New Market Bridge, where our little force was halted in consequence of the presence of a considerable body stationed on the other side. Lt. Col. Lee brought in one prisoner. How many of the enemy were killed and wounded is not known. None of our command was hurt. Soon after Lt. Col. Lee left, a citizen came dashing in with the information that 75 marauders were on the Back River Road. I called for Capt. McDowell’s Company E of the 1st Regiment N.C Volunteers and in three minutes it was in hot pursuit. Lt. West of the Howitzer Battalion with one piece was detached to join them, and Maj. Lane of my regiment volunteered to assume command of the whole. After a weary march, they encountered, dispersed and chased the wretches over New Market Bridge—this being the second race on the same day over New Market Bridge in both of which the Yankees reached the goal first. Major Lane brought in one prisoner. Reliable citizens reported that two cart loads and one buggy load of wounded were brought into Hampton. We had not a single man killed or wounded. Col. Magruder came up that evening and assumed command. On Sunday the 9th, a fresh supply of tools enabled us to put more men to work, and when not engaged in religious duties the men worked vigorously on the entrenchments. We were aroused at 3:00 on Monday morning, for a general advance upon the enemy and marched 3 and a quarter miles, when we learned that the foe in large force was within a few hundred yards of us. We fell back hastily upon our entrenchments and awaited the arrival of our invaders. Lt. Col. Stewart of the 3rd Va. Regiment, having joined us with some 180 men, was stationed on the hill on the extreme right beyond the creek, and Company G of my regiment was also thrown over the stream to protect the Howitzer under Capt. Brown. Captain Bridges of Company A, 1st N.C. Regiment, took post in the dense wood beyond and to the left of the bridge. Major Montague, with three companies of his battalion, was ordered up from the rear and took post on our right, beginning at the Church and extending along the entire front on that side. This fine body of men and the gallant command of Lt. Col. Stewart, worked with great rapidity and in an hour had constructed temporary shelters against the enemy’s fire. Just at 9:00 am the heavy columns of the enemy were seen approaching rapidly and in good order, but when Randolph opened upon them at 9:30 their organization was completely broken up. The enemy promptly replied with his Artillery, firing briskly and wildly and made an attempt at deployment on our right of the road under cover of some houses and a paling. They were, however, promptly driven back by our Artillery, a Virginia company (the Life Guard) and Companies B, C, And G of my regiment. The enemy made no deployment within musketry range during the day except under cover of woods, fences or paling. Under cover of the trees, he moved a strong column to an old ford some three quarters of a mile below, where I had place a picket of some forty men. Col. Magruder sent Captain Worth’s company of Montague’s command, with one howitzer under Sgt. Crain to drive back this column, which was done by a single shot from the howitzer. Before this, a priming wire had been broken in the vent of the howitzer commanded by Capt. Brown, and rendered it useless. A force estimated at 1,500 was now attempting to outflank us and get in the rear of Lt. Col. Stewart’s small command. He was accordingly directed to fall back and the whole of our advanced troops were withdrawn. At this critical moment, I directed Lt. Col. Lee to call Capt. Bridgers out of the swamp and order him to occupy the nearest advanced work, and I ordered Capt. Ross of Company C, 1st Regiment N.C. Volunteers to the support of Lt. Col. Stewart. These two captains with their companies, crossed over to Randolph’s Battery under a most heavy fire, in the most gallant manner. As Lt. Col. Stewart had withdrawn, Capt. Ross was detained at the Church near Randolph’s Battery. Capt. Bridgers, however, crossed over and drove in the Zouaves out of the advanced howitzer battery and re-occupied it. It is impossible to overestimate this service. It decided the action in our favor. In obedience to orders from Col. Magruder, Lt. Col. Stewart rushed back, and in spite of the presence of a foe ten times his superior in numbers, resumed in the most heroic manner possession of his entrenchments. A fresh howitzer was carried across and placed in the battery and Capt. Avery, of Company G, was directed to defend it at all hazards. We were now as secure as at the beginning of the fight, and as yet had no man killed. The enemy, finding himself foiled on our right flank, next made his final demonstration on our left. A strong column supposed to consist of volunteers from different regiments and under command of Capt. Winthrop, Aide-de-Camp to General Butler, crossed over the creek and appeared at the angle on our left. Those in advance had put on our distinctive badge of a white band around the cap and they cried out repeatedly “don’t fire”. This reuse was practiced to enable the whole column to get over the creek and form in good order. They now began to fear most lustily, thinking that our work was open at the gorge and that they could get in by a sudden rush. Companies B and C, however, soon dispelled the illusion by a cool, deliberate and well directed fire. Col. Magruder sent over portions of G, C, and H companies of any regiment to our support. And now began as cool firing on our side as was ever witnessed. The three field officers of the regiment were present and but few shots were fired without their permission, the men repeatedly saying “may I fire, I think I can bring him”. They were all in high spirits and seemed to enjoy it as much as boys do rabbit shooting. Capt. Winthrop, while most gallantly urging on his men was shot through the heart, when all rushed back with the utmost precipitation. So far as my observation extended, he was the only one of the enemy who exhibited even an approximation of courage during the whole day. The fight at the angle lasted but twenty minutes; it completely discouraged the enemy and he made no further effort at assault. The house in front, which had served as a hiding place for the enemy, was now fired by a shell from a howitzer, and the out houses and palings were soon in a blaze. As all shelter was now taken from them, the enemy called in his troops and started back for Hampton. As he had left sharp shooters behind him in the woods on our left, the dragoons could not advance until Capt. Hoke of Company K, 1st Regiment N.C. Volunteers, had thoroughly explored them. When he gave the assurance of the wood being clear, Capt. Douthatt, with some 100 Dragoons pursued. The company in their haste, threw away hundreds of canteens, haversacks, overcoats, etc.; even the dead were thrown out of the wagons. The pursuit soon became a chase and for the third time the enemy won the race over the New Market course. The bridge was torn up behind them and our dragoons returned to camp. There were not quite 800 of my regiment engaged in the fight and not one half of these drew a trigger during the fight. All remained manfully at the post assigned them and not a man in the regiment behaved badly. The companies not engaged were as much exposed and rendered equal service with those participating in the fight. They deserve equally the thanks of the country. In fact it is the most trying ordeal to which soldiers can be subjected to receive fire which their orders forbid them to return. Had a single company left their post, our works would have been exposed; and the constancy and discipline of the unengaged companies cannot be too highly commended. A detachment of 15 cadets from the N.C. Military Institute defended the howitzer under Lt. Hudnal and acted with great coolness and determination. We learn that the following officers have been elected for the Fifth Regiment: Wm. E. Cannady, of Granville as colonel Capt. Ihrie, of the Chatham Guards, lt. colonel As major, we do not have the name Lt. Manning as adjutant John Taylor, Esq., has been elected captain of the Chatham Guards, vice Capt. Ihrie promoted Lt. Col. Lee, of the First Regiment was elected colonel of this, but declined We have heard it stated that Lt. Seaton Gales, of the Raleigh Rifles, has been appointed Adjutant and Sgt. R.C. Badger, of the same company as Commissary of the regiment. Company B, Third Regiment of State Troops, arrived here night before last from Kenansville, Duplin County. The company is under the command of Captain S.D. Thruston. The lieutenants are: John B. Brown, 1st Lt. Thomas Cowan, Jr., and George Ward, 2nd lts. Wilmington Journal Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 8, 1861 The Sixth Regiment of State Troops, which is partly in Virginia already, is officered as follows: Colonel—Charles F. Fisher Lt. Colonel—Wm. T. Dortch Major—C.E. Lightfoot Surgeon—A.M. Nesbitt Assistant Surgeon—J.A. Caldwell Second Assistant Surgeon—C.A. Henderson Adjutant—Houston B. Lowry Captain—Samuel S. Kirkland, Company A Captain—Robert F. Webb, Company B Captain—W.J. Freeland, Company C Captain—S. McD. Tate,Company D Captain—J.E. Avery, Company E Captain—Jas. W. Wilson, Company F Captain—Jas. A. Craige, Company G Captain—Alfred A. Mitchell, Company H Captain—Richard A. York, Company I Captain—Jas. A. Lea, Company K 1st Lt.—J.C. Turner, Company A 1st Lt.—W.R. Parrish, Company B 1st Lt.—W.J.H. Durham, Company C 1st Lt.—D. Cameron Pearson, Company D 1st Lt.—Alphonse C. Avery, Company E 1st Lt.—Robert N. Carter, Company F 1st Lt.—Benjamin b. Smith, Company G 1st Lt.—Levi H. Walker, Company H 1st Lt.—M.W. Page, Company I 1st Lt.—Jos. S. Vincent, Company K 2nd Lt.—Thomas M. Prince, Company A 2nd Lt.—Wm. E. McManner, Company B 2nd Lt.—W.G. Guess, Company C 2nd Lt.—Neil Ray, Company D 2nd Lt.—Jas. Burns, Company E 2nd Lt.—Benjamin F. White, Company F 2nd Lt.—W.B. Lewis, Company G 2nd Lt.—Quentin T. Anderson, Company H 2nd Lt.—W.B. Allen, Company I 2nd Lt.—Calvin N. Roney, Company K 2nd Lt.—A.M. Kirkland, Company A 2nd Lt.—W.P. Mangum, Company B 2nd Lt.—Evans Turner, Company C 2nd Lt.—John Carson, Company D 2nd Lt.—Jno. A. McPherson, Company E 2nd Lt.—Henry C. Dixon, Company E 2nd Lt.—J.T. Rasborough, Company G 2nd Lt.—Jerry A. Lea, Company H 2nd Lt.—M.B. Barbee, Company I 2nd Lt.—Samuel J. Crawford Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 15, 1861 The Third Regiment of N.C. Volunteers have left their camp at Suffolk, having been ordered to a position near Smithfield, Va., on Pagan Creek. They are thus thrown much nearer the enemy. The Fourth, it is thought, will be ordered in a few days to a point in the same section. We learn that the Eleventh Regiment, now rendezvousing at Danville, Virginia, elected their officers last week, viz.: W.W. Kirkland, now in command of the camp of instruction here, was elected colonel Hon. J.M. Leach, lt. col. Mr. Richardson, major The Sixth Regiment State Troops, commanded by Col. C.f. Fisher, arrived in this city on Monday en route for Virginia. Raleigh Standard Cumberland Plough Boys The following are the officers and privates Captain—Jonathan Evans Lieutenants—Charles H. Blocker, 1st; J.S. (last name illegible, starts with an ‘E’), 2nd; W.A. King, 3rd Sergeants: O.H. Blocker, 1st; J.R. Shaw, 2nd; (first name illegible) Allister (could be McAllister), 3rd; J.A. Gainey, 4th Corporals: A. Bain, 1st; J. Gainey, 2nd; W.H. (last name illegible) 3rd; George W. Downing, 4th Privates: S.C. Autery Miles C. Autery M.T. (last name illegible) G.S. Averitt W.D. Averitt John Averitt William Averitt Hiram Averitt J.W. Blackman John (last name illegible) (first name illegible) Bain Daniel Bain Jesse J. Blauset Wm. Brock (first name illegible) Brown Levi Bryant R.H. Bryant W.J. Burns (first name illegible) Cashwell A.C.J. Cashwell J.T. Collier C.G. (last name illegible) (first name illegible) Coare Arthur Core William B. Colvin B.H. (last name illegible) C. Culbreth J.C. Davis William Davis L.D. (last name illegible) (first name illegible) Downing William A. Downing D.J. Downing J.B. (last name illegible) James Edge Leonard Edge R.P. Freeman J.H. (last name illegible) B. Fort Wiley Fort W.H. Gainey Leonard (last name illegible, might be Godwin) Blackman Godwin D.J. Godwin Elias Godwin (first name illegible) Giles E.J. Hollingsworth A.J. Hollingsworth J.W. Howell(?) J.A.W. Hall S.W. Hall C.K. Hall S.H. Johnson or Johnston David Johnson Hugh Jones Malcolm McIntyre R.D. Matthews John Maxwell Alex Melvin J.A. Melvin (first letter illegible) M. Melvin Neill McLelland Hector McAllister(?) (first name illegible) Page W.J. Porter John Porter Nixon Pope G. (last name illegible, ends with ‘lins’) Amos Sessoms Irvin Sinclair G.R. Stancil(?) (first name illegible) Strickland Hector Strickland Irvin Strickland (first name illegible) Strickland W.B. Suggs Richard Salmon A (last name illegible, ends with ‘tum’) J.M. Thornton N.C. Thagard Joseph West (first name illegible) West H.J. Wheeler T.C. Williams W.R. Warrick Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 22, 1861 Our Trip to Suffolk and Norfolk—2nd and 4th Regiments (Written by the editors of the newspaper) The Fourth Regiment of N.C. Volunteers, now stationed at Suffolk, Va., is composed of the following companies: Company A—Captain W.A. Johnson, Halifax Company B—Capt. Willis L. Miller, Dvidson Company C—Capt. Smith, Anson Company D—Capt. Dixon, Cleveland Company E—Capt. G.H. Faribault, Wake Company F—Capt. Z.B. Vance, Buncombe Company G—Capt. T.T. Slade, Rockingham Company H—Capt. Richard Anderson, Stanly Company I—Capt. Jesse Hargrave, Davidson Company K—Capt. W.H. Harrison, Wake The commissioned officers are as follows: Colonel, Junius Daniels Lt. Colonel, George S. Lovejoy Major, Paul F. Faison Adjutant, Seaton Gales Surgeon, J.W. Hutchings Assistant Surgeons, T.H. Wingfield and M.L. Nelson Quartermaster, B.F. Lockhart Commissary, E.A. Daniel Chaplain, Needham Cobb Non-commissioned staff: Sgt. Major, R.C. Badger Commissary Sgt, W.L. Skinner Quartermaster, -------- Fortune Strength of the regiment is upwards of 900. On our recent trip we found this regiment, many of whom we know personally, in excellent health, with the exception of some cases of measles. The officers are strict, as they should be, but not tyrannical or harsh. The colonel, lt. colonel and major have all received military educations and the colonel was for three or four years in active service. They appear to be very well fitted in every respect for their positions. The list of captains, too, is composed of first rate men and soldiers. Indeed, the men of the 4th have reason to be proud of their officers. The 2nd Regiment, stationed near Norfolk, is composed of the following companies: Company A, Capt. B.O. Wade, Warren Company B, Capt. George Wortham, Granville Company C, Capt. Thomas S. Kenan, Duplin Company D, Capt. J. Fulton, Cleveland Company E, Capt. B.K. Norment, Robeson Company F, Capt. S.H. Whitaker, Halifax Company G, Capt. H.E. Coleman, Granville Company H, Capt. W.T. Williams, Nash Company I, Capt. T.L. Jones, Warren Company K, Capt. John Ray, Catawba The commissioned officers are as follows: Colonel, Solomon Williams Lt. Colonel, Edward Cantwell Major, Augustus W. Burton Adjutant, John C. Pegram Quartermaster, William J. Alston Commissary, William T. Arrington Surgeon, James Johnson Assistant Surgeons, P.W. Young and John Miller Chaplain, F. Fitzgerald Non-commissioned staff: Sgt. Major, Thomas J. Foote Quartermaster Sergeant, B.F. Powell Commissary Sergeant, Samuel T. Williams Col. Williams has received a fine military education. There can be no doubt of his superior qualifications for his position. Col. Cantwell was in service in Mexico and he, with Major Burton, will no doubt ably second and sustain the worthy commander of this regiment in every way. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 29, 1861 Six companies of the 4th Regiment passed through Petersburg on Sunday morning last, viz: Captain Simonton’s, Andrew’s, Barnes’, Kelly’s, McNeely’s and Reilley’s (artillery). Field Officers—Col. George B. Anderson (late U.S. Army), Lt. Col. John A. Young, Major Grimes, Adjutant J.D. Hyman 3rd Regiment State Troops—Three companies of this regiment passed through Petersburg on the same morning, viz: Captain Drysdale’s, Sykes’ (from Bladen Co.), and Redd’s. The others, Captain Mallett’s (of Fayetteville), Savage’s and Parsley’s (both of Wilmington) had passed through previously and the remainder are expected through this week under Major De Rosset. Field officers: Col. Gaston Meares, Lt. Col. Robert H. Cowan, Major W.L. DeRosset, Adjutant John Van Bokkelin A letter from an officer of Captain Mallett’s company, dated Richmond, July 20, (Saturday), says: “We are greatly indebted to the ladies of Richmond for kindness and attention to our sick, supplying them with nourishing food, mattresses, etc., by with they are made as comfortable as possible. I am thankful to a kind Providence that thus far I have enjoyed as good health as ever before in my life.” 13th Regiment Volunteers: Col. Hoke’s Regiment left for Virginia last week as follows: Ellis Anson Riflemen, Capt. Harlee, Company A Carolina Rangers, Capt. Seagle, Company B Montgomery Volunteers, Capt. Cochran, Company C Pee Dee Gaurds, Capt. Webb, Company D Granville Targeteers, Capt. Horne, Company E Catawba Guards, Capt. McCorkle, Company F Granville Riflemen, Capt. Blacknall, Company G Gaston Guards, Capt. Farriss, Company H Granville Stars, Capt. Amis, Company I Beattie’s Ford Riflemen, Capt. Johnson, Company K Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 26, 1861 14th Regiment N.C.T. The 14th Regiment N.C. Volunteers arrived in town last night. It comprises nine full companies, thoroughly armed and equipped, and is altogether one of the finest corps that, as yet, have passed through Petersburg. Every man, from the highest officer on down, is a soldier and the Old North State’s bravest and best are represented in this regiment. We understand they have been in camp for some time and have become thoroughly proficient in the science of war. The following is a list of the field officers and companies of the Regiment. Colonel—William J. Clark Lt. Colonel—Thomas B. Venable Major—Jonathan Evans Roxboro’ Grays—Capt. Dillihay Onslow Guards—Capt. Duffy Highland Boys—Lt. McKeever Lone Star Boys—Capt. Lane Clayton Yellow Jackets—Capt. Crockett Smithfield Light Infantry—Lt. Snead Cumberland Plough Boys—Capt. Blocker Person Invincibles—Capt. Harris Poplar Springs Grays—Capt. Spivey Petersburg Express, 19th Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 2, 1861 1st Regiment N.C. Cavalry List of Officers Colonel—Robert Ransom Lt. Colonel—L.S. Baker First Major—J.B. Gordon Second Major—V.C. Barringer Staff Officers Adjutant—J.L. Henry Quartermaster—Robert Shaw Commissary—M.D.L. McLeod Sergeant Major:--------- Company A Captain W.H. Cheek 1st Lt.: ----------- 2nd Lt. Robert Shaw, Quartermaster 2nd Lt. A.B. Andrews Company B Captain Thomas Ruffin 1st Lt. Thomas L. Vail 2nd Lt. J.H. Bryan 2nd Lt. W.F. Kornegay Company C Captain J.H. Whitaker 1st Lt. W.R. Wood 2nd Lt. W.R.T. Williams 2nd Lt. J.W. Peale Company D Captain W.J. Houston 1st Lt. Carroll 2nd Lt. Wells 2nd Lt. Armstrong Company E Captain Thomas N. Crumpler 1st Lt. Cowles 2nd Lt. Ray 2nd Lt. Baker Company F Captain J.M. Miller 1st Lt. M.D.L. McLeod, Commissary 2nd Lt. R.H. Maxwell 2nd Lt. S.P. Caldwell Company G Captain Rufus Barringer 1st Lt. Fisher 2nd Lt. Johnson 2nd Lt. W.A. Barrier Company H Captain T.P. Siler 1st Lt. W.M. Addington 2nd Lt. Frank Leech 2nd Lt. W.H. Roane Company I Captain J.W. Woodfin 1st Lt. J.L. Henry, Adjutant 2nd Lt: --------- 2nd Lt. J.G. Blassingame Company K Captain J.N. Folk 1st Lt. J.B. Todd 2nd Lt. J.M. Council 2nd Lt. J.C. Blair 7th Regiment State Troops Colonel Reuben P. Campbell Lt. Colonel Edward G. Haywood Major Edward D. Hall Surgeon Wm. Campbell Assistant Surgeon Ed White Company A Captain Junius Leory Hill 1st Lt. John Gillespie Knox 2nd Lt. Andrew Adams Hill 3rd Lt. McImoth Wilson Hill From Alexander County Company B Captain R.P. Young 1st Lt. S.E. White 2nd Lt. Solomon Furr 3rd Lt. John P. Young From Cabarrus County Company C Captain Robert Burns McRae 1st Lt. David Reid Murchison 2nd Lt. Thomas Hall McKay 3rd Lt. Walter Blaney Williams From New Hanover County Company D Captain Wm. Lee Davidson 1st Lt. John E. Brown 2nd Lt. William J. Kerr 3rd Lt. Benjamin H. Davidson From Mecklenburg County Company E Captain Alsey J. Taylor 1st Lt. Duncan C. Haywood 2nd Lt. Iredell M. Williams 3rd Lt. William A. Closs From Nash County Company F Captain J. McLeod Turner 1st Lt. Wm. H.Crawford 2nd Lt. Thomas G. Williamson 3rd Lt. Elon G. Blackmer From Rowan County Company G Captain Hiram Weatherspoon 1st Lt. Cannady Lowe 2nd Lt. Wm. M. Lowe 3rd Lt. Simpson Weatherspoon From Wake County Company H Captain James G. Harris 1st Lt. Samuel E.W. Pharr 2nd Lt. John M. Alexander From Cabarrus County Company I Captain James R. McAuley 1st Lt. William N. Dickey 2nd Lt. Robert G. McAuley 3rd Lt. John Y. Templeton From Iredell County Company K Captain Matthew H. Peoples 1st Lt. Nathan A. Pool 2nd Lt. Wm. C. Green 3rd Lt. Jos. C. Miller From Alexander County Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 7, 1861 The Lafayette Company An election was held by this company (Company F, 1st Regiment N.C.T.) near Yorktown, Va., on Monday last to supply the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Capt. Starr to Lt. Colonel and such other vacancies as might occur by promotion. The following is the result, attained with great unanimity. Captain—Frank N. Roberts 1st Lt.—John A. Pemberton 2nd Lt.—George Sloan Jr. 2nd Lt.—Benjamin Rush, Jr. The following are the appointments of non-commissioned officers which have been made by Captain Roberts and confirmed by Colonel Lee: 1st Sergeant—D. McR. O’Hanlon 2nd Sergeant—James T. Rose 3rd Sergeant—John N. Prior 4th Sergeant—D.M. McDonald 5th Sergeant—John Witmore 1st Corporal—John McRae 2nd Corporal—George B. Atkins 3rd Corporal—Wm. M. Parker 4th Corporal—J.R. McDonald Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 21, 1861 Officers of the 8th Regiment N.C.S.T. Now Stationed at Roanoke Island Colonel H.M. Shaw, Currituck Lt. Colonel William J. Price, Wilmington Major George Williamson, Caswell Adjutant J.B. Cherry, Windsor, Bertie Co. Commissary H.G. Yeader, Murfreesboro’ Quartermaster C.W. Grandy, Norfolk, Va. Sergeant Major L.J. Thornton, Wilmington Company A Captain James H. Hinton, Elizabeth City 1st Lt. H.A. Bagley, Elizabeth City 2nd Lt. D.A. Sawyer, Pasquotank Junior 2nd Lt. I.T. Spence, Pasquotank Company B Captain James Whitson, Currituck 1st Lt. T.J. Jarvis, Currituck 2nd Lt. B.F. Simmons, Currituck Junior 2nd Lt. E.F. Baxter, Currituck Company C Captain Henry MacRae, Wilmington 1st Lt. C.H. Benon, Edgecombe 2nd Lt. T.W. Davis, Franklin Junior 2nd Lt. W.L.S. Townshend, Wilmington Company D Captain A.J. Rogers, Warren 1st Lt. A. Gregory, Granville 2nd Lt. R.B. Gilliam, Jr., Granville Junior 2nd Lt. J.C. Cooper, Granville Company E Captain P.A. Kennedy, Salisbury 1st Lt. W.B. Howerton, Salisbury 2nd Lt. W.W. Wilhelm, Salisbury Junior 2nd Lt. J.J. Bell, Salisbury Company F Captain Gaston D. Cobb, Alamance 1st Lt. Julius W. Wright, Wilmington 2nd Lt. ------------ Junior 2nd Lt. S.M. Butler, Elizabeth City Company G Captain R.A. Banier, Cabarrus 1st Lt. J.N. Files, Cabarrus 2nd Lt. Jonas Cook, Cabarrus Junior 2nd Lt. H.C. McAlister, Gaston Company H Captain E.C. Yellowly, Pitt 1st Lt. J.A. Hines, Pitt 2nd Lt. Charles Rountree, Pitt Junior 2nd Lt. W.N. Peebles, Pitt Company I Captain J.M. Williams, Fayetteville 1st Lt. J.R. Murchison, Cumberland 2nd Lt. K.M. Murchison, Fayetteville Junior 2nd Lt. N.G. Monroe, Cumberland Company K Captain Charles Jones, Warren 1st Lt. W.M. Walker, Wilmington 2nd Lt. A. Alston, Warren