Military Information, Formations and News January - February 1865

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    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, January 23, 1865
    The following comprises a list of all the wounded that have been received at General Hospital 
    Number #4 so far:
    Capt. J.S. Lane, D, 40th, eyes, slight
    Daniel Benfield, K, 42nd, mouth, dangerously
    W.T. Thigpen, D, 66th, contusion of face
    W.H. Kennedy, H, 66th, contusion of hip
    Elijah Watters, D, 66th, contusion
    Daniel E. Simms, H, 51st(?), finger
    Josiah L. Watts, H, 8th, flesh wound, cheek
    Josiah Young, I, 8th, contusion, right hand
    W.A. Darrell, H, 27th Georgia, gunshot in back, severe
    John C.(?) Smith, A, 27th Georgia, contusion, shoulders
    Andrew White, D, 27th Georgia, shot through groin, severe
    With the exception of Capt. Lane, the above were all wounded in the skirmishing in the 
    neighborhood of Sugar Loaf.
    Lt. A.B. Burr, Company D, 36th Regiment, write that he is wounded, but not seriously and 
    a prisoner.  Sgt. Turrentine, of the same company, is killed; Sgt. Pridgen is slightly wounded.  
    Also, Privates A. Enzor, slightly and Jno Sellars, R. Waddell and ------- Fisher, seriously 
    Wilmington Journal 
    North Carolina Standard
    Feb. 1, 1865
    Camp Near Hamilton, January 27
    Please insert the following list of field officers:
    North Carolina Junior Reserve
    1st Regiment—Colonel F.S. Armistead; Lt. Col. C.W. Broadfoot; Major W. McK Clark
    2nd Regiment:  Col. J.H. Anderson; Lt. Col. W.F. Beadley; Major N.A. Gregory
    3rd Regiment:  Col. J.W. Hinsdale; Lt. Col. W.F. French; Major A. B. Ellington
    1st Battalion:   Major D.T. Millard
    Very Respectfully
    J.C. Miller
    North Carolina Standard
    Feb. 8, 1865
    Headquarters 48th N.C.T., Feb. 8, 1865
    Casualties in the Battle of Hatcher’s Creek, Feb. 5
    Company A
    Wounded:  J. C. (or O.) Huntley, severely; J. Williams, slightly; J. Broom, slightly; W.T. Hubb, 
    Missing:  C. Mimbs
    Company B
    Wounded:  Sgt. J.M. Conrad, severely; H. Hailey, slightly; J. Morris, slightly; W. Davis, slightly
    Company C
    Killed:  G.R. Clodfelter
    Wounded:  J.S. Arthrus, wounded and missing; J.M. McCrackin, wounded and missing; W.L. 
    Davis, wounded and missing; C. Medlock, mortal; A. Hoover, severely; W. Hair, slightly
    Company D
    Killed:  H. Taylor
    Wounded:  Sgt. Austin, slightly; Pte. M. Hemsucker, slightly; Lt. Shaw, slightly
    Company E
    Killed:  Lt. H.W. Laney
    Wounded:  W. Smith, severely; R.W. Henson, slightly; W.J. Davis, slightly; J. Melton, slightly; 
    A. Jenkins, slightly
    Company F
    Killed:  L. Fincher
    Wounded:  Jack Waller, mortally (since died); Sgt. R.R. Gordon, slightly; Pte. W.G. Thomas, 
    slightly; A. Collins
    Missing:  H.S. Faulk
    Company G
    Wounded:  J.W. Barker, mortally; W. Bright, severely; Corp. J.B. Guthrie, severely; Ptes. J.M. 
    Foushee; J.E. Watson; M. Grubb(?); M. Blair, D.H. Snyder; A. Moore, slightly
    Missing:  T.B. Barker
    Company H
    Wounded and Missing:  J. Essex
    Company I
    Wounded:  W. Medlin, slightly
    Company K
    Wounded:  J. Essex, severely; J. McRae, slightly; S. Venable, slightly; H. Chritzfizer, missing; 
    J. Lodac, slightly
    By reference to the list, it will be seen that four of the missing are known to be wounded.
    C. Plyler, Chaplain, 48th Regiment
    The following list of casualties occurred in Lewis’ Brigade, Pegram’s Division in the fight at 
    Hatcher’s Run
    6th N.C.R.
    Pte. Albert Davis, Company B, right side, since died
    John L. Chapman, Company E, scalp
    W.H. Houston, company E, right leg
    F.A. Hatch, Company F, right arm
    R.D. Stone, Company I, right breast, flesh wound
    21st N.C.R.
    Pte. Ephraim Bailey, Company A, left hand
    Capt. Byrd Snow, Company C, stomach (since died)
    Jacob Rumly, Company F, face
    William Bennett, Company F, left breast
    Sgt. Moses Lawton, Company F, foot amputated
    Wm. Lukey, Company G, killed
    K.D. Whitaker, Company C, right arm
    C.H. Boyles, Company I, right arm and lung (mortal)
    D.P. Ellington, Company C, right thigh
    Hisam Thacer, Company L, right arm
    C.F. Fox, Company L, right thigh
    Lt. Samuel Stewart, Company M, left hip
    54th N.C.R.
    Sgt. Joe Cooley, Company B, left side
    W.G. Hamilton, Company E, right leg
    Illegible name, company D, left hand
    Lemuel Clapp, Company F, face
    Sgt. T.D. Hampton, Company H, left arm
    57th N.C.R.
    Sgt. J.M. Cowan, Company C, lower jaw fractured
    W.C. Eddelman, Company C, right leg
    Jacob Castor, Company C, right leg
    Ep. Earmharndt, Company C, left foot
    Lt. A.B. Garrell, Company D, right arm
    J.P. Shoemaker, Company F, thigh
    Wesley Isley, Company H, right leg amputated
    North Carolina Standard
    April 5, 1865
    The Yankees are making a grand parade over a Union meeting held on the 14th inst.  The 
    proceedings took place at the theater and were published in the Wilmington Herald of the 
    Union, the Yankee paper there.  We extract the following from the account given in full the 
    names of the citizens presented as having been present.
    A small detachment of Randlett’s provost guards was stationed at the door with strict orders to 
    refuse admittance to all officers and privates either of the army or navy.  None other than citizens 
    of the town were admitted except the reporters of the press of  New York and other places and 
    businesses.  In the throng that filled the body and galleries of the large house we noticed a 
    majority of the male inhabitants of the tour.  Among those present were the following well known 
    G.O. Van Amring
    W.R. Utley
    George Chadbourn
    T. Evans
    Dr. Carr
    L.N. Barlow
    J. Lyon
    P.W. Fanning
    David Aaron
    James Gorman
    S.W. Holden
    J.R. Blossom
    George Myers
    J.A. Hart
    J.C. Bailey
    H.H. Munson
    Dr. McLinn
    E.A. Keith
    J. Neff
    Henry Webb
    J. Spelman
    W.H. Coleman
    C. Hursell
    J.N. Strause
    John Bishop
    H. Hartz
    A D. Taylor
    A P. Repiton
    J. Wilkerson
    James Dawson
    A N. Neif
    Richard Bradley
    A Martin
    Dr. W.J. Love
    W.H. Deneal
    Dr. Schonwald
    E. Kidder
    P. Shemill(?)
    W. Sharpstein
    B.D. Morrell
    B.J. White
    Mr. Bates
    T.F. Peck
    Capt. J.E. Lawton
    James Shackelford
    W.J. Anderson
    Dr. E. Willis
    Miles Costin
    Wm. Pedan
    Daniel Baker
    M. Harding
    A J. Howell
    Dr. W.J. Price
    Captain R.J. McCumber
    D.P. Foster
    J.M. Hardwick
    W.M. Lewis
    C.J. Coney
    W.A. William
    Wm. Davis
    C.C. Morse
    M.Q. Waddrell
    James Grant
    A J. Murray
    Col. John McRae
    Capt. Vangrahn
    J.A. King
    John Savage
    S.M. West
    David Fergus
    James C. Hall
    L. McGinney
    D.A. Smith
    J. Van Sickle
    Dr. Halden
    F.M. Augostine
    M. Augostine
    J.H. Parson
    T.S. Johnson
    A Martin
    John Bremer
    Dr. Anderson
    John Griffith
    Nathaniel Jacobi
    J.C. Wood
    J.C. Bauman
    M. Hinning
    James Mitchell
    T. O. (or C.) Whitaker
    J.P. Sharpstein
    G.W. Williams
    Wm. Palten
    R.J. Price
    M. Carr
    L. Madison
    John Wright
    J. Petteway
    Wm. Petteway
    Wm. Porter
    Owen Hanchey
    James Melvin
    D.T. Anderson
    H.M. Jenkins
    J. Meler
    J.D. Wallace
    J.W. Corbett
    C. Tucker
    C. Polvogt
    H. Girkin(?)
    H. Loeb
    A V.W. Hewlett
    John Davis
    A Adrian
    W.H. Woodhull
    In the dress circle were seated a large number of ladies who seemed to be eagerly interested 
    in the proceedings.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Feb. 27, 1865
    The following wounded soldiers in the engagement at Fort Anderson were received at General 
    Hospital Number 4 on Sunday, 19th inst.
    A.M. Colwin, Co. B, 1st N.C. Batt., arm broken
    Wm. E. Barden, Co. A, 1st N.C. Batt., in neck
    J.G. Reason, Co. B, 1st N.C. Batt., hand
    40th N.C. Regiment:
    L. Lancaster, Co. F, right arm amputated
    ---------- Mason, Co. I, head, mortal
    M. Rich(??-first letter is illegible, then ‘ich’), Co. H.(?), hip and thigh, severe
    W.H. Jordan, Co. F, thigh, severe
    Lt. J.Z. Davis, Co. A(?), abdomen, since dead
    Wilmington Journal, 20th
    Correspondence from Camp McRae’s Brigade, near Petersburg, Va., Feb. 22, 1865
    Messrs Editors:
    Perhaps I many have been regarded as negligent and indifferent to your correspondence for not 
    appearing in your columns for several weeks past.  Through the irregularity of the mails a month 
    or more ago some of my letters to you were lost, and for some time past my duties have been 
    so heavy that I had not time to write to you as I wished.  We have been pretty closely confined
    to one locality and there have been but few opportunities to get news or items of interest.  The 
    day time here is almost totally devoted to army duties by those who have much to do, and the 
    scarcity of candles and other means of light prevent writing or study at night.  So that after dark 
    we have to crowd into our little huts and play the game of “sockum” and sing corn-shucking 
    songs till bed time.
    We have been on the line in front of the enemy several miles southwest of Petersburg during the 
    winter.  The weather has often been extremely severe, but the troops have all enjoyed much of 
    comfort and very good health.  Our rations are enough to live on, but were it not for supplies 
    from home many a North Carolina soldier would suffer.  The greatest injustice or deficiency the 
    soldier has experienced this winter was short rations and above all things this should be 
    remedied if possible.  Soldiers here from North Carolina and most of Virginia and South Carolina 
    are generally able to get supplies from home but those from other states have not been thus 
    favored.  People at home, if they have any to spare, cannot send too much eatables to the 
    This is a great time for robbery and swindling and great care must be exercised or boxes and 
    packages will be lost and stolen.  Good barrels are better, safer and more convenient for 
    conveying supplies than large boxes.  It is always better to send provisions raw—just simply 
    meal, flour, bacon, beef, potatoes, turnips, peas.  The army has ample opportunity for cooking 
    and the provisions can be saves so much longer raw than cooked.
    The army has suffered much inconvenience for not being paid regularly and promptly.  The 
    private soldier at the front should be paid of the first and best, and it is a disgraceful shame that 
    such injustice should be allowed.
    We have been under marching orders here pretty often and on the 5th inst., were in a fight some 
    two miles further to the right.  The enemy with very heavy force—thought to be 50,000—moved 
    towards our right, and extended his line farther along, parallel to our line, and a half mile or 
    more nearer to our line than his former line was.
    Our position is still the same—that is, our line of works and the enemy’s line of works is now 
    near where our outside pickets were before.  Our brigade did not suffer much in the engagement 
    of the 5th and we were not in the actions of the 6th and 7th but there was some severe fighting 
    some of the time by other troops.  The enemy was repulsed with considerable loss in his main 
    attempt, and except this there was nothing decisive or important in the whole affair.  Sgt. D.A. 
    McIntosh, Company I, 26th N.C. Regiment, from Taylorsville, Alexander Co., was killed Feb. 5.  
    He was an excellent young man and much esteemed.  Private A. Robinson of the same 
    company from Caldwell Co., was also killed.  But few if any others were killed in the brigade, 
    several were wounded—only a few badly.  Notwithstanding the general demoralizing influence 
    over the country, I will be more punctual hereafter.
    Long Grabs

    Transcribed by Christine Spencer, December 2007

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