Military Information, Formations and News July-August 1862

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    JULY-AUGUST, 1862
    North Carolina Standard
    June 18, 1862
    Recent changes in N.C. troops
    Major John A. McDowell, 1st Regiment to Colonel vice Matthew W. Ransom, promoted to 
    colonel of the 25th Regiment.
    Tristrim L. Skinner, Senior Captain 1st Regiment, to be major, vice John a. McDowell, promoted
    Major Bryan Grimes, 4th Regiment, to be lieutenant colonel, vice John A. Young, resigned
    Absolom K. Simonton, Senior captain to be major vice Bryan Grimes, promoted (killed at 
    Captain Isaac E. Avery, 6th Regiment, to be lieutenant colonel vice Lightfoot, promoted 
    colonel 22nd Regiment and killed at Richmond.
    Col. Pender having been promoted to Brigadier General, Lt. Col. Avery takes command of the 6th.
    Major William J. Martin (late professor at the Univ. of N.C.) to be lieutenant colonel 11th 
    (Bethel) Regiment vice William A. Owens, promoted to colonel of the 53rd Regiment.
    Egbert A. Ross, Senior Captain, to be major 11th, vice Martin promoted
    Lt. Col. Benjamin O. Wade to be colonel, 12th, vice Solomon Williams, transferred to 19th 
    Regiment, 2nd Cavalry.
    Lt. Col. Henry M. Rutledge, 25th Regiment, to be colonel vice Clingman promoted to 
    Brigadier General  P.A.C.S.A.
    Major Samuel C. Bryson to be lieutenant colonel vice Rutledge promoted
    John W. Francis, Senior Captain to be major vice Bryson promoted
    Lt. Col. David Coleman, 69th (?) Regiment, to be colonel, Capt. Hugh H. Davidson, lt. 
    col., ------ Reynolds, major.
    Major Elisha Cromwell, 44th Regiment, to be lt. col., vice R.C. Cotton, resigned.
    Capt. Tazewell L. Hargrove to be major vice Cromwell promoted.
    Col. Solomon Williams, 12th Regiment, to Colonel, 19th Regiment, (2nd Cavalry) vice M.L. 
    Davis, Deceased
    Charlotte Bulletin
    Wounded Prisoners
    The following list belonging to N.C. Regiments who were wounded in the late battle near 
    Richmond and were taken prisoner and are now at Fortress Monroe:
    Hampton Cowan, Company B, 22nd N.C., from Marion,S.C.
    Joseph B. Thompson, Company F, 6th N.C., Saxaphaw
    H. Ella(?), Company K, 5th N.C., Salisbury
    M.V. Blalock, Company C, 6th N.C., Orange Co.
    W.G. Perry, Company I, 6th N.C., Wake Co.
    E. Keith, Company B, 16th N.C., Marshall
    L.F. McMaster, Company K, 22nd N.C., Franklinton
    M. Cobble, Company G., 6th N.C., ---------
    William Woods, Company C, 6th N.C., Orange Co.
    I.W. Lawson, Company H, 22nd N.C., Stokes
    J.A. Crouse, Company F, 22nd N.C. Allegheny
    Captain W.G. Freeland, Company C, 6th N.C., Orange Co.
    W.J. Walker, Company H, 6th N.C., Orange Co.
    W.C. May, Company E, 22nd N.C., Guilford
    G.W. Cone, Company D, 16th N.C., Rutherfordton
    A. Pugh, Company M, 2nd N.C. Randolph Co.
    I.F. Conner, Company K, 16th N.C., Lincoln
    E. Anderson, Company F, 22nd N.C., Allegheny Co.
    Major W.R. Houghton, a native of Chowan, in this state, has received authority for raising a 
    corps of Partisan Rangers for service in the southwest.  Major Houghton may be addressed 
    at Charlotte.
    A reward of $30 each will be paid for delivery to me of the following named persons:  William 
    Gattis, living with George Trice of Wake Co.; William Mooningham, living near Stalling’s 
    Station on the Central Railroad.  The above named Gattis was enlisted at Weldon on the 
    7th March by Lt. S.W. Mitchell; Mooningham by Albert Alford on the 24th March.
    S.A. Hinton
    Commanding Company H, 47th Regiment N.C.T
    Camp Johnston, Lenoir Co., N.C.
    20th June, 1862
    Rev. K.J. Stewart of the Protestant Episcopal Church who was some time since ruthlessly 
    treated by the Yankees at Alexandria and finally driven out from the place and congregation 
    has become chaplain of the 6th N.C. Regiment and was with the regiment at the fight at 
    Barhamsville and also on the Chickahominy. He proved himself a worthy chaplain by his 
    kind attention to the sick and wounded soldiers and to the spiritual condition of the regiment.
    North Carolina Standard
    June 25, 1862
    Brigadier General J.R. Anderson’s Brigade
    Major General Ambrose P. Hill Division
    Headquarters 34th Regiment N.C.T. Camp at Olney, near Richmond
    June 12, 1862
    Dear Sir:
    I send you the field and staff of the 34th as it now stands.  I will add the most important 
    movements of the 34th since we left N.C. on the 23rd April.
    We reached our destination near Guinea Station on the Fredericksburg Railroad on the night 
    of the 26th and remained there ten days.  We moved to Massafomax Church on the telegraph 
    line and to within eight miles of Richmond.  Two days after, we moved out in battle array to 
    Massafomax Hill three miles nearer the city upon a false rumor that the enemy had advanced.  
    Here we remained until the 26th (?) May when having learned that Shields had formed a 
    junction with McDowell we commenced our retreat towards Richmond.  We reached Brook 
    Church four miles north of the city on the 29th.  We left that vicinity on the 1st inst., for 
    Mechanicsville Bridge and have been guarding the same ever since. Our regiment is very 
    comfortably located.  The enemy can shell us at any time but we can return the same with 
    interest.  Our people tried the reach of our 24 pounders on them yesterday afternoon which 
    they replied to at length with field pieces, killing one horse. 
    The spring dysentery is going through the regiment which swells the “sick reports” to some 
    50 odd.  Nearly all of them could go into action.  Out of 843 aggregate we have 113 sick in 
    the hospital, at home and in camp.  Few regiments can show as clean a bill of health.  
    North Carolina Standard
    July 2, 1862
    21st N.C.R.
    Mr. Editor:
    While other regiments have their gallant deeds held up to the gratified gaze of their grateful 
    countrymen, I am sorry that the 21st Regiment, N.C.T., Colonel Kirkland commanding, has 
    had no chronicler of its sufferings, its endurance, and its heroism.  The regiment does not 
    envy the fame of others but rather rejoices in it and strives the harder to emulate the 
    gallantry of its brethren in arms.
    The 21st was organized soon after the beginning of the war and transferred to Manassas 
    where it participated in the action of the 18th and the great battle of the 21st July.  After 
    being decimated by terrible camp diseases and enduring unusual suffering it slowly 
    recovered and did excellent service in the retreat from Manassas to the Rappahannock 
    being in the post of honor, the rear guard.
    In March, with General Ewell’s Division, it was ordered to the Valley of Virginia where it 
    rendered important aid to General Stonewall Jackson in scouring the mountain passes and 
    tories and scattering Yankees.
    While in detached service at Fisher’s Gap, where it did severe picket duty for a time, it 
    received orders to join General Jackson in his attack upon Front Royal whence the enemy 
    was driven in confusion upon Winchester.  
    In the glorious attack upon Winchester, the 21st led the van.  After marching all night, 
    pressing the enemy before them, they reached Winchester about sunrise and immediately 
    attacked the enemy, strongly posted by stone walls.  After engaging them for some time 
    with  musketry, Colonel Kirkland determined to dislodge the enemy by bayonet.  His men 
    responded with enthusiasm and with great spirit stormed one after another in the midst of 
    leaden hail, driving the enemy before them until they found themselves surrounded on 
    three sides by 4,000 Yankees.  Although contending against great odds, they were 
    undaunted and posting themselves behind a wall they maintained their position until 
    reinforcements arrived when the enemy fled like sheep.
    It was in this desperate encounter that Colonel Kirkland fell severely wounded while gallantly 
    leading his men into the hottest part of the fight.  But wounded though he was, he remained 
    undaunted and being supported by two men, kept with the regiment, cheering on the charge.
    Lt. Colonel Pepper conducted himself with unsurpassed bravery and fell mortally wounded 
    amidst the victor shouts of his men.  Captains Hedgecock and Ligon fell at the head of their 
    respective companies and died as brave men wish to die, on the victorious battlefield.  
    Lt. Jones and Lt. J.F. Beall conducted themselves gallantly being foremost when the fire 
    was hottest and the bullets thickest; both were wounded.  Lt. Beall fell with nine balls 
    through his clothing.
    The whole regiment from the privates to the colonel acted most nobly and it would almost 
    seem invidious to particularize.  They have borne aloft the honor of the old north state in 
    four pitched battles.  Long will their gallant deeds live in the hearts of their gratified countrymen.
    38th N.C. Regiment
    Camped near Richmond
    June 21, 1862
    Almost every man of our regiment can communicate with his friends at home through your 
    columns and with more certainty than corresponding by letter.  Our position has been so 
    often changed since we left North Carolina as to render our where abouts exceedingly uncertain.
    We were assigned to General Hill’s division which was stationed near Fredericksburg where 
    we remained several weeks in full sight of the enemy but without means to attack him, he 
    being strongly entrenched and having all the principal streets of the town swept by cannon 
    fire.  A trifling skirmish with a sailboat below the town afforded the only incident in several 
    weeks in which our men killed several Yankees and frightened some others so badly as to 
    make them take water.
    From that place to this we were under apprehension of an attack in front and in rear.  The 
    roads were in wretched condition, the weather being very wet and from some mistake 
    (carelessness, it would be called in North Carolina) of the brigade commissary, we marched 
    48 hours with but a half ration.
    We were in hearing of Hanover Court House but were not ordered to participate and 
    consequently are entitled to none of the laurels won or lost on that bloody field.  Since 
    then our brigade has been changed so we now belong to General Pender instead of 
    General Gregg.
    Our pickets and those of the enemy are within 400 yards of each other.  Frequent 
    skirmishes occur between them but the distance is too great to do any damage to 
    either party.
    We have been constantly annoyed for the past few days by the shells from the enemy 
    batteries which wounded several men in a Mississippi regiment, one of whom, I learned, 
    died and killed and wounded a few artillery horses.  Almost every day we were compelled 
    to move to the valley to escape them for the Yankees managed their guns well and shot 
    with remarkable accuracy.
    The health of the regiment is pretty good.  We have always a large sick lit but I think 
    now we have no serious cases.  No regiment surely has suffered more from disease 
    than ours but with the blessings of Providence and an efficient medical staff we have 
    lost comparatively few men.  Dr. Young is still with us.  Dr. Devane has charge of the 
    brigade hospital.
    You remember that Col. Hoke was not re-elected at the re-organization but after Colonel 
    Kenan failed to accept, the regiment held another election whether by command of 
    General Anderson or not, I do not know, and Colonel Hoke was put on again.
    A question has arisen that is debated with some interest “whether the regiment had the 
    right under the Conscript Law to hold another election”?  The provision of the law states 
    “promotion shall be by rank”.  The matter I learn will be referred to Col. Pender for the 
    company officers are determined to see the end of it.  If the decision be against the 
    validity of the re-election the command will devolve upon Lt. Col. Armfield.   The 
    gentleman, you know, is from Yadkin, which county he represented in the Convention 
    with great credit to himself.  He has the entire confidence and esteem of the regiment.
    Our Major Andrews of Randolph is a pleasant gentleman and studies tactics and learns 
    very fast.  Our senior captain who will be major in the case supposed above, is A.G. 
    Moseley of Duplin County.  Old Duplin is famous for good men but she has no more 
    sterling son than Captain Mosley.
    We learn that Captain Eugene Griffin was seriously wounded in the shoulder on the 21st 
    June while leading a portion of the 30th Regiment against the enemy in the picket 
    engagement which preceded the general battle.  He is in Moore Hospital, Richmond, 
    under the care of Dr. O.(?) F. Manson of Granville who is on surgeon duty there.
    Lt. Col. Bryan Grimes has been promoted to the colonelcy of the 4th Regiment N.C.S.T. 
    vice Co. Anderson appointed a brigadier general.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 9, 1862
    Captain George C. Lewis of Co. K, 2nd N.C.R. was wounded in the thigh in the Battle at 
    Chickahominy and is at the Exchange Hotel in Richmond.  We think he was from Newbern.
    The Charlotte and Hillsborough Military Institutes have contributed largely of their bravest 
    and best to the Southern cause in this war.  Daniel H. Hill, principal of the Charlotte 
    Institute, entered the service as a colonel and is now a major general.  Providence has 
    thus far shielded him in battle.  Three gallant officers, professors of that institute, have 
    been slain, to wit:  Major George M. Edgar, Col. Robert M. McKinney, and Col. Charles 
    C. Lee.  Col. John H. Lane of the same institute had one of his arms shattered.  Colonel 
    Lightfoot of the Hillsborough Institute, is wounded and a prisoner; Col. Tew, the principal, 
    is in command of the 2nd State Troops.  A detachment of fifteen of the Charlotte cadets 
    took part in the Bethel fight.
    We stated in our last issue that it was rumored that Col. Dowd of this county had been 
    killed in the battle near Richmond.  We are glad to be able to state that the colonel was
    not killed but dangerously wounded.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 16, 1862
    North Carolina Prisoners
    The following officers from this state made prisoner at the Battle of Newbern have been 
    removed from Ft. Columbus, NY to Sandusky, Ohio:
    Col. C.M. Avery, 33rd N.C.
    Capt. T. W. Mayhew, 33rd N.C.
    Capt. O.(or G.?) rand, 26th N.C.
    1st Lt. J.T. Weston, 33rd N.C.
    1st Lt. W. Wheeler (Branch’s artillery), 40th N.C.
    2nd Lt. J.N. Anderson, 33rd N.C.
    1st Lt. R.A. Sauser, 33rd N.C.
    1st Lt. C.H. Brown, 40th N.C.
    3rd Lt. J.W. Vinson, 26th N.C.
    Capt. S.M. Stowe, 28th N.C.
    1st Lt. R.L. Steck, 37th N.C.
    Maj. Samuel D. Lowe, 28th N.C.
    Capt. W.Y. Farthing, 37th N.C.
    3rd Lt. J.S. Eggers, 37th N.C.
    Capt. W.H.N. Spear, 28th N.C.
    1st Lt. N. Bohannen, 28th N.C.
    1st Lt. J.L. Boast, 37th N.C.
    Capt. T.W. Brown, Jr., 18th N.C.
    Capt. G.R. Johnston, 28th N.C.
    2nd Lt. C. Scott, 28th N.C.
    2nd Lt. W.A. Stewart, 37th N.C.
    Deserted from Company H, 47th Regiment N.C.T. at Camp Mangum about the 30th April, 
    Ptes. William Gattis and Allen Medling.  A reward of $25 will be paid if arrested and put in 
    jail or $30 if returned to the regiment.  Also, $30 reward for Merrit Holland, who deserted 
    at Goldsborough on the 8th June.
    Sidney A. Hinton
    Commanding Company H, 47th Reg’t. N.C.T.
    A correspondent calls our attention to the fact that Council B. Wood of Craven, recently 
    appointed a director of the Atlantic N.C. Railroad, is within the enemy lines.  Our 
    correspondent says “reliable information declares that after the fall of Newburn C.B. Wood 
    visited Burnside and took the oath of allegiance to the Lincoln government.  We all know 
    he is within the enemy lines.  His appointment under such circumstances has aroused the 
    indignation of all who are acquainted with the facts.”  We hope it will turn out that our 
    correspondent is mistaken about Mr. Wood taking the oath.
    One of our army correspondents states that Major Crumpler is not dead or a prisoner as 
    was reported earlier but severely wounded.  No doubt he was in the front ranks when the 
    chard on the enemy’s cavalry was made.
    For the Standard
    Richmond, Virginia
    July 8, 1862
    Mr. Editor:
    I arrived in this city last Saturday to look after our sick and wounded N.C. soldiers, 
    particularly the 15th Regiment, N.C.S.T. in which I have many personal friends and 
    relatives.  The companies from Franklin County are in this regiment.  I enclose to you 
    a statement of casualties prepared by Captain A. C. Massenburg, Commissary, which 
    is totally correct.  Please copy in the Standard.
    I also enclose you a hospital directory.  In these late battles, North Carolina has 
    covered herself with glory.  Her praise is on everyone’s tongues but alas!  Alas!  Her 
    wounded sons can be found in almost every hospital and many private houses.  She 
    has suffered severely in killed and wounded and death from amputations, etc.
    The gallant Col. Sidney Stokes, 1st Regiment, N.C.S.T., died this morning.  His right 
    leg was amputated—mortification ensued—and death closed the career of this man.  
    The ladies of Richmond and vicinity—oh, what a debt of gratitude we owe them for their
    untiring efforts, visitations, etc., to our sick and wounded.  They came with breakfast, 
    dinner and supper.  They wait upon, and nurse from early morning to night.  May God 
    richly reward them.  
    The general crowding in this city is immense this week.  General McClellan is some 18 
    to 20 miles from the city with his gun boats in the rear in the James River, receiving 
    reinforcements, our army in front.  He is not conquered or surrounded but entrenched and 
    many say we will have other and bloody battles this week or next.  The weather is very 
    warm which is greatly against our sick and wounded.
    Trinity College
    The term closed at Trinity on the 17th inst.  There was a small commencement this 
    year—nearly all the students having gone into the service of the country.  The classes, 
    however, were still continued and the regular college was sustained to the end.  The 
    degree of B.A. was conferred on the following gentlemen of the senior class:
    H.M. Alford, Randolph
    A.C. Blackburn, Stokes
    J.W. Brock, Jones
    J.W. Goslin, Forsythe
    W.H. Jones, Franklin
    W.C. Mcmackin, Chatham
    R.D. McCotter, Newbern
    C.W. Ogburn, Greensboro
    J.D. Pitts, Belmont, S.C.
    The Master of Arts was conferred upon:
    L.W. Andrews, Ga.
    J.W. Cheatham, Ga.
    O.W. Carr, Duplin
    J.H. Robbins, N.C. Conference
    They were all regular graduates of three years standing
    North Carolina Standard
    July 23, 1862
    Deserters from the camp of the 50th Regiment, N.C.T. near Petersburg, Va., July 15
    A reward of $30 will be paid for each of the following deserters:  Baker Haywood Moore, 
    Allen H. Baker, David Holly, Isaac Ingram and John Guin.
    H.J. Ryals, Capt., Company D, 50th N.C.R.
    Deserters—$30 reward
    Camp near Darby’s Bluff, Va.
    Deserted from Company C, 26th Regiment N.C.T. on the 17th July, the following named 
    privates:  James Edmiston from Wilkes Co., N.C., about 5’9”, 36 years of age, black eyes, 
    dark complexion, and limping some the morning he left; John Hinson of Wilkes Co., N.C., 
    six feet tall, 35 years of age, light hair, blue eyes, complexion fair and slightly cross eyed.
    Capt. T.L. Ferguson
    Commanding Company C, 26th Regiment N.C.T.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 30, 1862
    Absent Without Leave
    15th N.C.T.
    Company E:  Pte. P.W. Burton, John K. Cord, Richard Holden, A.T. Lloyd, Joseph J. 
    Woodliff, Thomas Williams
    Company F:  Sgt. John Kelly, Pte. Solomon Apollo, Daniel B. Black, Bryant Bowden, Alex 
    Gaskiss, Ira Gaskine(?), William Best(?), John Allen Johnston, John McDougald, Alex 
    Matthews, Martin Matthews, William Alexander Johnston, Wiley J.D. Quinn, Elisha J. Pipkin
    Company G
    Corp. L.C. Gupton(?), Ptes. S.T. Dement, G.D. Goswick, J.E. Septon(?), Burwell King, 
    A.W. Stallings, W.M. Harington(?) Barington(?), Willie Wood
    Company H
    Pte. Daniel M. Garrett, Alson Leonard(?) Lessard(?), S.M. Roberman, J.N. Wood, John 
    Burns(?) Bures(?)
    Company I
    Sgt. J.B. Coffield(?), Pte. Lawrence Billups, J.P. Edinor, Radfin Elkridge, J.W. Pippen, 
    R.G. Pittman, G.H. Staten, Donald Williams
    Company K
    Pte. S.A. Daws
    Company L
    Lt. R.E. Ballard, (NOTE, in reference to Lt. Ballard, see letter further on down under August 
    13 issue written by him, which also may pertain to some of the others listed here)  Pte. S.S. 
    Rosedell, Stephen R. Gillard
    Company M
    Sgt. Thomas Eubanks, William R. Achison, Ptes. N.M. Alston, (NOTE:  see letter in the 
    August 27 issue from Mr. Alston regarding this notice), W.T. Berry, A.J. By- - - -, J.B. 
    Killington, W.G. Eubanks, W.L. Garrett, William Holt, Edwin Long, E.B. Ramsey, N.A. 
    Ramsey, William Ramsey, K.P. Torrence, J.A. Turner, J.H. Ward, William Womble
    K.E. Knight, Acting Adjutant
    The sum of $30 will be paid for the delivery of each of the above named deserters at the 
    camp of the 15th N.C.T.
    William McRae
    Lt. Col., Commanding
    15th Reg’t. N.C.T.
    Near Richmond
    July 25, 1862
    Lt. Col. Edwin Graham of the 7th N.C.T. has been promoted to the colonelcy of that gallant 
    regiment to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the brave and fallen hero Col. Campbell.
    $60 Reward
    Camp near Drury’s Bluff, Va.
    Deserted from Company C, 26th Regiment N.C.T. on the 17th July, the following:  James 
    Edenston(?) of Wilkes Co., about 5’9”, 26 years old, black eyes, dark complexion and 
    limping some on the morning he left; John Hinson, Wilkes Co., N.C., six feet tall, 25(?) 
    35(?) years old, light hair, blue eyes, fair complexion and slightly cross eyed.
    The above reward will be paid for the apprehension of the above named deserters.
    Capt. T.L. Ferguson
    Commanding Co. C., 26th Regiment
    Camp Near 50th Regiment, N.C.T
    Near Petersburg, Va., July 18
    A reward of $30 will be paid for each of the following deserters:  Matthew Baker, Haywood 
    Moore, John W. Holmes, Allen R. Baker, David Holly, Isaac Ingram, Jake Gain—in 
    conformity to army regulations, delivered into camp
    H.J. Ryals
    Captain, Co. C, 50th Regiment N.C.T.
    A $30 reward will be paid for the apprehension and delivery into camp for each of the 
    following deserters from my company:  Joseph Gregory, Finley Bowers, William R. 
    Hearit(?), Harvey Berchett, Harrison Berchett.  Said deserters are said to be lurking 
    about Wilkes County and Iredell County.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 6, 1862
    We learn that Captain Josiah Turner, Jr., a gallant officer and sterling patriot, who was 
    seriously wounded some days since in a skirmish at Gillett’s in Jones Co., has gone to 
    Kittrell’s for the benefit of his health.  We learn that he is still suffering from a wound but 
    that his doctors and friends entertain strong hopes for his entire recovery.
    We learn that the 55th Regiment N.C.T was organized at Camp Mangum near this place 
    on Thursday last by the election of the following officers:
    Major Foison of Northampton, colonel
    Captain Luke of Camden as lieutenant colonel
    Captain Schenck of Lincoln as major
    We learn from a friend just from the camps that General Ransom’s brigade was ordered 
    to leave its camp near Drury’s Bluff on the 30th for City Point.  Colonel Vance’s regiment 
    belongs to this brigade.  We have just conversed with a friend who saw Col. Vance in 
    Petersburg on Wednesday last at 9:00 pm.  The colonel was passing through with his 
    regiment towards City Point.  Our friend walked with him for a mile.  He was on foot, 
    having given up his horse to a sick soldier.  The colonel and future governor was in good 
    health and spirits.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 13, 1862
    We extract the following excellent sentiment from an article sent to us by a soldier giving 
    an account of the Chickahominy fight but which was excluded at the time for want of space.
    What caps the climax of our great victory is the manner in which the Confederate soldier
    wear their laurels.  As soon as the enemy is disarmed, he is treated by us as a man, 
    respected in his adversity though he does not deserve it and protected from insults.  In 
    fact, from our distinguished general to the private, we preach “never tramp upon a fallen 
    foe”.  Throughout the entire engagement, I have heard no shout of triumph, no tone of 
    action denoting authority.  Most heartily do I wish this fratricidal strife could be done and 
    come to a close.  The 38th N.C. under the command of the gallant Col. Hoke which is in 
    A.P. Hill’s Division and General Pender’s Brigade, and was one of the first to charge the 
    enemy at Ellison’s Mills and suffered severely.  Nearly one half the regiment was killed 
    or wounded.  A Yankee officer remarked that it was the most daring exploit that took 
    place during any of the engagements.  Adj’t. Coles led the charge and was wounded 
    and since died.  His last words to us were “Come along, boys.”
    Captain Charles M. Stedman of Fayetteville, commanding the Chatham County company 
    in the 44th N.C.R., has been elected major vice Major Hargrove, promoted.
    A large number of exchanged prisoners are now returned from Yankeedom.  Thousands 
    will be made glad at the return of their friends.  Among the exchanged we find the following: 
    Lt. Col. John O.(or C.) Long of the 22nd Regiment, Lt. William T. Anderson of the 5th 
    Regiment, Lt. A. Finley of the 22nd Regiment and Lt. J.P. Young of the 7th Regiment.
    Kittrell’s Springs, N.C.
    August 4, 1862
    As treasurer of the committee of ladies, I desire to return to you our acknowledgement 
    for your efforts on behalf of the sick and wounded soldiers of North Carolina, especially 
    for your lecture on Wednesday evening last.  We collected at the lecture the sum of 
    $103 which we beg you to hand to some person as you may see fit
    Your Obedient Servan
    Mrs. S.A. Elliott
    Elizabeth City
    Now near Kittrell’s Springs
    Murfreesboro, N.C.
    August 6, 1862
    Madam:  Yours of the 4th enclosing $103 has been received.  On consultation with Dr. 
    Charles E. Johnson, Surgeon General of N.C., I have deemed your patriotic offering 
    should be devoted to the comfort of Sgt. W. H. Hamilton, a member of the Oak City 
    Guards, Company E, 14th Regiment, who was wounded in the battle and lost both eyes, 
    having a helpless family and little or no means of support
    Very Sincerely Yours
    John H. Wheeler
    On the 27th inst., a Federal force of 500 infantry with cavalry and artillery attempted to 
    cross the White Oak River in Onslow County, N.C.  They were met by 125 of our cavalry 
    commanded by Captain E.D. Ward.  The Wilmington Journal says:  “The fight lasted 
    about three hours when Captain Ward fell back a short distance out of range of their 
    artillery.  They continued to shell the woods until near dark when they fell back. In the 
    engagement we lost one man, Sgt. Williams, of the Gatlin Dragoons, wounded in both 
    legs and one horse by the bursting of a shell.  Captain Ward learned from citizens in 
    the line of retreat that we killed two dead on the spot, wounded eleven badly and several 
    more slightly.  Among those wounded badly was their colonel, shot from his horse.  
    They curse our ‘two barreled cavalry’ and say they want shot guns too.  They fell back 
    about seven miles into Mrs. Bryan’s where they met more of their men.  They were 
    there on the 28th, 1,500 strong, among them 500 cavalry.”
    Camp near Petersburg
    August 3, 1862
    Dear Sir:
    In looking over the last issue of the Standard, I see a list of (so-called) deserters from the 
    15th Regiment, N.C.T.  Among the names I find my name.  At first I felt astounded and 
    felt a deep sense of mortification and wounded pride.  For the sake of my character as a
    gentleman, I hope you will put the following furlough in the publication:
    “R.E. Ballard, 2nd lieutenant with Company L, 15th Regiment N.C.T. having suffered for 
    more than a month with chronic diarrhea, and being too exhausted to attend to any 
    military duties and moreover having a brother who is an adjutant in the same regiment 
    who was dangerously wounded in the battle on the 1st July, so as to render his assistance 
    on the journey home, most respectfully begs you will allow him a leave of absence of six 
    days that he may recruit his health and attend to his wounded brother.
    S.W. Langdon, Surgeon, 15th Regiment N.C.T
    Approved, Howell Cobb, Brigadier General”
    I received this copy on the 3rd July after the fighting before Richmond had all ceased.  I 
    came home sick, weary and exhausted, broken down from marching, battling and 
    exposure and from watching over the bedside of a wounded brother.  Until within the last 
    few days I have been under the medical treatment of a physician, still they label me a 
    deserter.  I have been in the service for 15 months—was on the Peninsula for eight 
    months and at the ill fated Yorktown when my comrades were dying around me by the 
    hundreds—was with my regiment (the old brow beaten 5th Volunteers) assisting to 
    defend our lines above Yorktown on the little “Warwick”—was with the brave lion hearted 
    McKinney when he died at Dam #1 on the 16th April.  On calm reflection I cannot think 
    that the colonel commanding was actuated by any other than a strict sense of military 
    duty.  Col. McRae so far as I know is a kind hearted man but is very strict in military 
    discipline.  The list that was published was a list of men whose furloughs being out were 
    still absent not being well enough in most cases, I have no doubt, to resume camp 
    duties. Thus in the morning reports they were marked AWOL.  They are not deserters.
    Yours Very Truly
    R.E. Ballard
    2nd Lt., Company K
    $30 Reward will be paid for the apprehension and delivery at camp for the following 
    deserters from my company:  Joseph Gregory, Foley Bowers, William R. Heartt, 
    Harvey Berchett, and Harrison Berchett
    A.H. Martin
    Captain, Company G, 54th (?) 64th (?) Regiment
    North Carolina Standard
    August 20, 1862
    Rev. A.J. Witherspoon of Linden, Marengo, Alabama, has just arrived in Virginia from 
    Ft. Johnson, Sandusky Island, Ohio, having left there on the 4th inst.  He is the 
    chaplain of the 21st Alabama Regiment and was taken prisoner at Shiloh in the two 
    days of that fight.  He furnishes us with the following list of North Carolina officers 
    confined as prisoners of war near Sandusky, Ohio.
    Colonel C.M. Avery, Regiment illegible
    Major Samuel D. Lowe, 28th N.C.R.
    Captain Oscar R. Rand, 26th N.C.R.
    Captain S.N. Stowe, 28th N.C.R.
    Captain George B. Johnston, 28th N.C.R.
    Captain D.W. Brown, 18th N.C.T
    Captain T.H. Mahew, 23rd N.C.T
    Captain W.F. Farthing, 37th N.C.T.
    1st Lt. R.A. House, 33rd N.C.T
    1st Lt. James A. Weston, 33rd N.C.T.
    2nd Lt. Jno. N. Anderson, 33rd N.C.T.
    1st Lt. R.L. Steele, 37th N.C.T.
    2nd Lt. W.A. Stuart, 37th N.C.T.
    2nd Lt. J.A. Rogers, 37th N.C.T.
    1st Lt. Woodbury Wheeler, Latham’s Battalion
    3rd Lt. J.W. Vinson, 26th N.C.T.
    1st Lt. Neil Bohannen, 28th N.C.T.
    2nd Lt. J.S. Bost, 37th N.C.T.
    2nd Lt. Charles H. Brown, C.S.A., Richmond, Va.
    All these officers are well and confidently expect to be soon released to their 
    commands by a general exchange
    A number of political prisoners from North Carolina and Virginia are still confined at the 
    Rip Raps and they appealed to our government for help.  Among them we see the 
    name of Rev. R.J. Graves of Orange County and several citizens of Gates County.  
    These are all no doubt innocent combatants.  We observe that Lt. Council of Virginia 
    and Thomas A. Jordan of North Carolina have recently died at Rip Raps.  Mr. Jordan 
    was an excellent citizen of Gates Co.
    Out of nearly 4,000 prisoners, only 300 are reported to have availed themselves of the 
    offer of bribery made by Mr. Wolcott, Assistant Secretary of War of the U.S.; and by 
    far the greater part of those were natives of the North or of Europe.  Only one North 
    Carolinian is found on the list of these deserters—Henry S. Armstrong of the 12th 
    Regiment N.C.V.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 27, 1862
    Under the late order of Major Mallett we learn that officers of the 12 month’s regiments 
    who were defeated or temporarily out of the service on account of ill health are reporting 
    for duty at Camp Holmes near this city.  Among others we are glad to see in this city 
    Captain W.M. Norman of Surry, formerly of the 28th who has reported himself for the 
    war.  Captain Norman has been out of the service for several months on account of ill 
    We are glad to see in this city a day or two since Captain Eugene Grissom of the 30th
    Regiment who was wounded in one of the battles near Richmond.  Captain Grissom is 
    rapidly recovering from his wound.  He was elected to the House of Commons by the 
    people of Granville while absent at Richmond by a very flattering majority.
    Chatham County, N.C.
    August 12, 1862
    Dear Sir:
    In looking over your paper some weeks ago I was much grieved to see my name among 
    the list of deserters from Company M, 15th Regiment N.C.T.  In consequence of this I 
    will say through your columns that it was never my intention to desert.  I was sick at the
    N.C. Hospital at Petersburg and obtained a leave of absence some time in March; since 
    that time I have been too feeble to perform military duty.  You will please copy below a 
    certificate from Dr. John A. Hanks, a well known doctor in Pittsboro.
    N.M. Alston
    Pittsboro, August 9, 1862
    This is to certify that N.M. Alston is now and has been for months an invalid too unwell to 
    perform military duties.
    J.A. Hanks, M.D.
    Surgeon, 49th Regiment, N.C.T.
    We learn from Captain J.W. Bowman that the 58th N.C.R. was organized during June last 
    in Camp Martin in Mitchell County by the election of John W. Palmer as colonel; W.W. 
    Profitt as lieutenant colonel; and John C. Keener as major.  This regiment has ten 
    companies of infantry and three of cavalry.
    Upon the first anniversary of the Cedar Run battle, the Richmond papers stated that 
    General Ransom’s brigade was in the battle. This is the only intimation that North 
    Carolinians were in the battle.  We at once stated that this was an error and that it 
    must have been General Branch’s or General Pender’s brigade.  Nothing further has 
    appeared in the Richmond papers in regard to the part borne by North Carolina.  We 
    learn from an officer that General Branch’s and General Pender’s brigades were both in 
    the fight and the 31st N.C. Regiment in General Ewell’s brigade, a portion of General 
    Branch’s brigade suffered considerably but our other forces were more fortunate.  It is to 
    be deplored that none of our North Carolina officers or men feel enough public interest in 
    the matter to give the papers of this state an early and reliable account of battles in which 
    North Carolina forces are engaged.
    List of Deserters from Company B, 38th Regiment N.C.T.
    Private William Tombliss, 18, 5’7”, blue eyes, fair complexion, rather bad countenance, 
    was enlisted by Capt. C.L. Cook of Yadkin Co., 4-19-61.
    Private Thomas Dinkins, 5’5”, blue eyes, light hair, enlisted by Captain C.L. Cook on 4-19-1861.
    Private Elijah Donithan, blue eyes, dark hair, and enlisted by Captain C.L. Cook on April 19, 1861.
    Private Jacob Donithan, 17, 5’5”, dark eyes and hair, enlisted by Captain C.L. Cook on April 19, 1861.
    Private Caleb Creekmore, 28, 5’8”, gray eyes, dark hair, enlisted in Yadkin Co., by Captain 
    C.L. Cook.
    $30 reward
    John Ashford
    Captain, Commanding 38th Regiment
    A.W. Blackburn
    Captain, Company B, 38th Regiment
    Fayetteville Observer, early July, 1862
    The New York Herald gives a list of 48 officers, 69 non-commissioned officers and 371 
    privates, captured in the late battles before Richmond, who arrived there on the 6th and 
    were located at Governor’s Island.  117 of the whole are from North Carolina, as follows:
    Thomas Ruffin, Captain, 1st Cavalry
    Wm. Halsey, 1st Lt., 37th
    Wm. P. Harrelson, 1st Lt., 34th
    T.J. Ferguson, 2nd Lt., 16th
    John W. Young, 2nd Lt., 7th
    Wm. B. Field, 2nd Lt., 1st
    Rufus H. Jackson, 3rd lt., 20th
    Non Commissioned Officers
    B.C. McBride and H.B. Lane, sergeants, 1st
    E. Green, J. Smith and J.W. Merri, Sgts, 1st Cavalry
    T.W. Wells, Sgt., 16th
    C.Y. Costin, Sgt., 18th
    Sam C. Barnett, Sgt., 24th
    J.L. Wilson, Corp., 34th
    Jas. Davis, Corp. 49th
    Thomas R. Carlton, Musician, 37th
    Charles Angel, Wm. A. Purviance, Philip Risley and Wm. H. Brown, musicians, 1st Cavalry
    1st Cavalry:
    J.C. Taylor
    S.W. Stanley
    J.R. Miller
    J.W. Franklin
    A. Barrier
    R.H. Murray
    G.M. Baliern
    Hardy Reze
    Winfrey Grady
    J.N. Van Pelt
    Thomas Davis
    H.G. Graham
    John Woodring
    W.W. Cragg
    G.A. Jackson
    J. Smith
    E. Williams
    S.D. Smith
    Jesse Horer
    W.H. Stetson
    Frank Asgood
    John R. Powell
    Freeman Coley
    John Flowers
    Albert F. Williams
    Jerry H. Williams
    A.J. Hardy
    Jona Mozets
    Willis H. Bragden
    Charles Blane
    Jas. T. Price
    J.T. Pierce
    Allen Clappell
    Charles S. Owen
    Edward Williams
    A.W. Watson
    John Fortner
    Wiley Conder
    E.H. Eure
    John Teague
    E.G. Butler
    Aug. Curlain
    Humphrey Parker
    E.F. Linchburger
    E.F. Lineburger
    John Burnham
    T.F. Parker
    G.G. Caudle
    R. Piers
    Jos. McFarland
    J.E. Anderson
    D.J. Channell
    Obadiah Pierce
    C.F. Johnson
    John Clarke
    Andrew Burke
    Nathan Nelson
    Wm. Collins
    Wm. Wood
    Jas. O’Hinds
    Reuben Rose
    W.W. Marshall
    Wm. Lawrells
    Alex McCall
    Wm. M. Crofts
    Gavan Williams
    Wm. M. Mittage
    Samuel Talbert
    Charles S. Martin
    G. Merlin
    E.H. Pomgainer
    J.W. Parker
    T.C. How
    Coleman Mullis
    T.W. Wyatt
    E.K. Bumgarner
    J. Huffstettler
    Andrew Gasour
    Robert F. Boyd
    W.S. Hagans
    Wm. Byers
    J.H. Tonsery
    Wm. J. LacyA.C. Haughstatley
    Jno. M. Waters
    Miles Ward
    George H. Hul
    Andrew Leeper
    D.D. Davis
    1st Battery
    W.H. Bates
    B.W. Bachelor
    J.W. Stokes
    George Hulnaman
    Arrival of Confederate Soldiers in New York:
    The New York Herald of the 21st announced the arrival of the “Elm City” on the 20th, from 
    Fortress Monroe with three hundred fifty sick and wounded soldiers from Yorktown.  Her 
    destination is Albany, where the sufferers are to be properly cared for.  We notice in the list 
    from North Carolina:
    F. Brown, K, 18th 
    G.H. Denton, K. 12th
    W. Edwards, B, 18th
    B. Gortret, A, 37th
    A.S. Harmer, F, 37th
    C. Haddam, A, 25th
    A. Jones, F, 18th
    J. Keogh, C, 7th
    W. Pullen, 12th
    N.B.L. Parson, K, 37th
    H. Rink, C, 28th
    R. Roberts, B, 18th
    B.F. Robertson, C, 2nd
    F. Russell, F, 37thJ. Shew, I, 37th
    G. Shickland, C, 18th
    F.M.  Sayles, F, 37th
    B. Stancit, D, 18thD.A. Warren, G, 2nd
    S. Wright, F, 18th
    J. Weeks, F, 18th 
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 14, 1862
    Removal of Prisoners
    The New York Herald of the 21st ult., says:
    All the Rebel officers who have been confined for some time past at Fort 
    Columbus, on Governor’s Island, were yesterday  morning, at an early hour, 
    transferred to Sandusky, Ohio.
    But a short time elapsed after the reading of the order on Thursday morning 
    last, to the prisoners, as to their transfer, until the news reached the 
    sympathizers of these traitors in New York City.  A number of bundles and 
    cases were then immediately sent over to the island for them.  On examination 
    of these cased by Col. Loomis, the commanding officer of the island, they were 
    found to contain rebel uniforms, under the clothing, boots and shoes, etc., which 
    were distributed to those to whom they were addressed.  A number of these 
    donations were from prominent firms in this city. 
    There still remain at Fort Columbus 1,050 prisoners, privates and non-commissioned 
    officers, principally belonging to North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Louisiana 
    volunteer regiments.
    [The Herald here give a list of those transferred, the following from North Carolina]
    Col. C.M. Avery, 33rd
    Captain T.W. Mayhew, 33rd
    Capt. O.R. Rand, 26th
    First Lt. J.T. Weston, 33rd
    1st Lt. W. Wheeler, Branch’s Artillery, 40th
    2nd Lt. J.N. Anderson, 33rd
    1st Lt. R.A. Sanser, 33rd
    1st Lt. C.H. Brown, 40th
    3rd Lt. J.W. Vinson, 26th
    Captain S.M. Stow, 28th
    1st Lt. R.L. Steck, 37th
    Maj. Samuel D. Lowe, 28th
    Capt. W.Y. Farthing, 37th
    3rd Lt. J.S. Eggers, 37th
    Capt. W.H.N. Speer, 28th
    1st Lt. N. Bohannon, 28th
    1st Lt. J.L. Bost, 37th
    Capt. T.W. Brown, 18th
    Capt. George B. Johnston, 28th
    2nd Lt. C. Scott, 28th
    2nd Lt. W.A. Stewart, 37th
    North Carolinians in Baltimore
    We find in the Richmond Whig this morning a list of the Confederate wounded 
    at the Battle of Williamsburg who have died in Baltimore.  They are, with one 
    or two exceptions, from North Carolina and all of these from Col. McRae’s 5th 
    Regiment, whose names we annex.  Their friends will see that they were cared 
    for by one who is well known, we believe, in this section of North Carolina.
    John Scott, died May 11
    John Hubbard, Co. I, May 13
    John H. Narney(?), May 14
    Dennis L. Godwin, May 14
    Theodore Spier, May 14
    Jas. M. Tomlinson, C, May 16
    Blake B. Adams, C, May 15
    Thomas Jones, H, May 21
    Aaron Moore, A, May 23
    Patrick Haggerty, E, May 26
    John J. (or G.) Lester, F, May 27
    Elijah Atkinson, C, May 28
    Whitmil Clark, B, June 11
    The bodies above numerated were delivered by U.S. Military authorities to Mr. 
    Colin MacKenzie of Baltimore, on application made by him.  The bodies were 
    placed in substantial walnut coffins, with a plate engraved with the name and date 
    of death on each, and buried in shoulder graves in Lots Numbers 41 and 42, 
    Section “V”, London Park Cemetery, three and on half miles from Baltimore city.  
    Religious services were held, conducted by Rev. George C. Bird, Assistant Rector 
    of Emmanuel (P.E.) Church.  Mr. MacKenzie only (besides the minister and 
    cemetery employees) being present—he having pledged himself to the authorities 
    to perform the duties as quietly as possible.
    Any relatives or friends authorized by relatives, can recover the bodies should they 
    so desire, when opportunity affords, on application to Mr. MacKenzie.
    The following wounded are expected to recover:
    Sgt. R. (or H.) W. Fulford, Carteret, gunshot wound in left thigh, 5th
    Julius Helig, Salisbury, gunshot wound through both legs below the knee, 5th
    Lt. Richard H. Grant, Newbern, gunshot wound in left groin, ball not extracted
    Elijah C. Cuthbert, Newbern, gunshot wound along the back, 5th
    John T. Stricklen, Smithfield, Johnston, gunshot wound in left leg, doing well
    Lavett J. Luckamy, Cumberland, wound in left thigh, doing well, 5th
    Edward M. (illegible) maybe Drentel???, slightly wounded, doing well, 5th
    John C. Rossinger, Rowan, in hip, doing well
    Jas. I.(?) Bessinger, Rowan, thigh, doing well
    John Murray
    Jas. R. Powell
    Josephus Hays
    Simeon Roundtree
    Jas. Ross
    (Previous five from 5th)
    Silas Moore, Cumberland, right arm and left hip fractured  (he had a brother—
    Right—wounded through both thighs at Williamsburg, the brother was left at 
    Fortress Monroe)
    George Collins of Carney, wounded through mouth
    Mark B. Nolley, 5th
    Jackson Smith, wounded in left thigh, 5th
    Jos. S. Landing, 5th
    Cicero C. Newson, 5th
    Wm. H. Poison, B, 5th, Gatesville, right arm amputated on the field near the shoulder, 
    doing well
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 21, 1862
    Arrival of Confederate Prisoners in New York
    The Herald of the 7th gives a list of 48 officers, 69 non-commissioned officers and 
    371 privates, captured in the late battles before Richmond, who arrived here on the 
    6th and were located on Governor’s Island.  117 of the whole are from North 
    Carolina as follows:
    Thomas Ruffin, Capt., 1st Cavalry
    Wm. Halsey, 1st Lt., 37th
    Wm. P. Harrelson, 1st Lt., 34th
    T.J. Ferguson, 2nd Lt., 16th
    John W. Young, 2nd Lt., 7th
    Wm. B. Field, 2nd Lt., 1st
    Rufus H. Jackson, 3rd Lt., 20th
    Non Commissioned Officers
    B.C. McBride and H.B. Lane, Sgts., 1st
    E. Green, J. Smith and J.W. Merrit(?), Sgts., 1st Cavalry
    T.W. Wells, Sgt., 16th
    C.Y. Costin, Sgt., 18th
    Sam C. Barnett, Sgt., 24th
    J.L. Wilson, Corp., 34th
    Jas. Davis, Corp., 49th
    Thomas R. Carlton, Musician, 37th
    Charles Angel, Wm. A. Purviance, Philip Risley, and Wm. H. Brown, musicians, 
    1st Cavalry
    1st Cavalry:
    J.C. Taylor
    S.W. Stanley
    J.R. Miller
    J.W. Franklin
    A. Barrier
    R.H. Murray
    G.M. Ballern
    Hardy Reze
    Winfrey Grady
    J.N. VanPelt
    Thomas Davis
    H.G. Graham
    John Woodring
    W.W. Cragg
    G.A. Jackson
    J. Smith
    E. Williams
    S.D. Smith
    Jesse Here or Hare(?)
    W.H. Stetson
    Frank Asgood
    John R. Powell
    Freeman Coley
    John Flowers
    Albert F. Williams
    Jerry H. Williams
    A.J. Hardy
    Jona(?) Mozets
    Willis H. Bragden
    Charles Blane
    Jas. T. Price
    J.T. Pierce
    E. Fox
    John Falan
    Allen Clappell
    Charles S. Owen
    Edward Williams
    A.W. Watson
    John Fortner
    Wiley Conder
    E.H. Eure
    John Teague
    E.G. Butler
    Aug. Curlain
    Humphrey Parker
    E.F. Linchburger
    J. Wilson
    E.F. Lineburger
    John Burnham
    T.F. Parker
    G.G. Caudle or Candle
    R. Piers
    Jos. McFarland
    J.E. Anderson
    D.J. Channell
    Obadiah Pierce
    C.F. Johnson
    John Clarke
    Andrew Burke
    Nathan Nelson
    Wm. Collins
    Wm. Wood
    Jas. O’Hinds
    Reuben Rose
    W.W. Marshall
    Wm. Lawrells
    Alex McCall
    Wm. M. Crofts
    Gavan Williams
    Wm. M. Mittage
    Samuel Talbert
    Charles S. Martin
    Alex McCall
    G. Merlin
    E.H. Pomgainer
    J.W. Parker
    T.C. How
    Coleman Mullis
    T.W. Wyatt
    E.K. Bumgarner
    Jac. Huffstettler
    Andrew Gasour
    Robert F. Boyd
    W.S. Hagans
    Wm. Byers
    J.H. Tousery
    Wm. J. Lacy
    A.C. Haughstatley
    Jno. M. Waters
    Miles Ward
    George H. Null
    Andrew Leeper
    D.D. Davis
    1st Battery:
    W.H. Butts
    B.W. Bachelor
    J.W. Stokes
    George Hulnaman
    Fayetteville Observer, July 28, 1862
    Honor to Whom Honor is Due
    Believing that true patriotism should not pass unnoticed, while we are struggling 
    for our independence, I though I would resort to the columns of your paper as a 
    medium through which to inform the citizens of Richmond Co., N.C., of the valor 
    displayed by their fellow county citizen, Alexander B. Morrison, through the fights
    below Richmond.  He was among the first to tender his services as a soldier to aid 
    in driving from our homes the servile vandals; leaving home as a member of the Pee 
    Dee Guards, he was soon on the “Potomac Army”.  His health failing early in the 
    Fall, he was discharged from the service by the surgeon.  Upon hearing that the 
    “Great Fight” was daily expected to come off near Richmond, he again left home 
    to be with his old company comrades while braving danger—but three weeks 
    elapsed ere the conflict opened, yet he waited patiently—not being in camp when 
    the regiment left for the line of battle, he soon donned himself with gun and cartridge 
    box and set out; being in citizen’s apparel, he could not pass our picket post, but 
    that was soon remedied by an exchange of coats with a sick soldier and thus 
    passed on to his old company and with them fought bravely through the week’s 
    fighting, doubtless causing many vandals to bite the dust, as he shot over thirty 
    rounds and is an excellent marksman.  Upon coming out his hat crown had been 
    shot off by a bullet, several Minnie holes through his soldier coat, a few bruises and 
    slight wounds from fragments of shells.
    A Friend to Patriotism
    Camp Near Richmond, Va., July 9, 1862
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Aug. 2, 1862
    Promotions in N.C.T.
    Major Edward Savage, 3rd Regiment, to be Lt. Col., vice DeRosset, promoted
    Capt. Stephen D. Thruston, 3rd Regiment, to be Major, vice Savage, promoted
    Capt. John H. Whitaker to be Major, 9th Regiment (cavalry), vice Crumpler, deceased
    Lt. Col. Wm. M. Barber, 37th, to be Colonel, vice Lee, deceased.
    Major E.A. Hickerson, 37th, to be Lt. Colonel, vice Barber, promoted
    State Journal
    Names of Wounded North Carolinians in the hospital at Newport, Rhode Island
    L.W. Heagefeth, Co. I, 12th
    Sgt. E.V. Latter, C, 12th
    R. Lovit, H, 12th
    M.W. Williams, C, 12th
    Corp. J.A. Roberts, G, 37th
    T.C. Blankinship, I, 37th
    George Bell, A, 37th
    Jos. Hightower, B, 37th
    Wm. Hinson, A, 37th
    Wm. Smith, A. Latham’s artillery
    Jno. Horner, A, 18th
    A.L.W. Roe, F, 18th
    John W. Tedder, A, 18th
    Captain Theo V. Anderson, F, 28th, wounded at Hanover C.H., 27th May, 1862
    H.C. Page, K, 28th
    John McLaughlin, F, 18th
    John F. McLane, E, 18th
    Jas. A. Cromartie, K, 18th
    A.B. Rooke, E, 18th
    Wm. Hall, A, 18th
    Sgt. T.H. Christman, G, 37th
    R.C. Rutledge, G, 37th
    Philip H. Payseur(?), G (or C), 37th
    Peyton S. Rhyne, G, 37th
    John B. Nicholson, I, 37th
    Corp. Zephaniah W. Burgess, Latham’s Battery
    Copr. J.(?) W. Murphy, B, 22nd
    Sgt. Albert Rinaldi, K, 18th
    Jno. S. Willis, K. 18th

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