These pages are dedicated to the memory of all the men from North Carolina that fought in the Civil War.
MILITARY MOVEMENTS JULY-AUGUST, 1862 North Carolina Standard Raleigh 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 Richmond). 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. Deserters: 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 Raleigh 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. R. North Carolina Standard Raleigh 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. Winchester 38th N.C. Regiment Camped near Richmond June 21, 1862 Sir: 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. D.W. 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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. Deserter 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. W.M.C. 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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.” Philo 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 health. 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: Officers 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 Privates: 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 1st: John R. Powell Freeman Coley John Flowers Albert F. Williams Jerry H. Williams A.J. Hardy Jona Mozets Willis H. Bragden Charles Blane 5th: 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 12th E.G. Butler 14th Aug. Curlain Humphrey Parker 16th E.F. Linchburger J.Wilson E.F. Lineburger 20th John Burnham T.F. Parker 22nd: G.G. Caudle 24th R. Piers Jos. McFarland J.E. Anderson D.J. Channell Obadiah Pierce 25th C.F. Johnson John Clarke 26th Andrew Burke Nathan Nelson Wm. Collins 28th Wm. Wood 38th Jas. O’Hinds 33rd Reuben Rose W.W. Marshall 34th Wm. Lawrells Alex McCall Wm. M. Crofts Gavan Williams Wm. M. Mittage Samuel Talbert Charles S. Martin 37th G. Merlin E.H. Pomgainer J.W. Parker T.C. How Coleman Mullis T.W. Wyatt E.K. Bumgarner 40th 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 Addendum: 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: Officers: 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 Privates: 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 1st: John R. Powell Freeman Coley John Flowers Albert F. Williams Jerry H. Williams A.J. Hardy Jona(?) Mozets Willis H. Bragden Charles Blane 5th: Jas. T. Price J.T. Pierce 7th: E. Fox John Falan Allen Clappell Charles S. Owen Edward Williams A.W. Watson John Fortner Wiley Conder E.H. Eure John Teague 12th E.G. Butler 14th: Aug. Curlain Humphrey Parker 16th: E.F. Linchburger J. Wilson E.F. Lineburger 20th: John Burnham T.F. Parker 22nd: G.G. Caudle or Candle 24th: R. Piers Jos. McFarland J.E. Anderson D.J. Channell Obadiah Pierce 25th: C.F. Johnson John Clarke 26th: Andrew Burke Nathan Nelson Wm. Collins 28th: Wm. Wood 38th: Jas. O’Hinds 33rd: Reuben Rose W.W. Marshall 34th: Wm. Lawrells Alex McCall Wm. M. Crofts Gavan Williams Wm. M. Mittage Samuel Talbert Charles S. Martin Alex McCall 37th: G. Merlin E.H. Pomgainer J.W. Parker T.C. How Coleman Mullis T.W. Wyatt E.K. Bumgarner 49th: 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