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Military Information, Formations and News MAY-JUNE, 1862 North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 7, 1862 14th Regiment is stationed near Yorktown and was re-organized under the late act of Congress. The following officers were elected viz.: Captain P.W. Roberts of Buncombe, Colonel Captain T.R. Bennett, Anson, Lt. Colonel Adjutant Seaton Gales of Raleigh, Major Adjutant Gales subsequently declined the majority and Captain E. Dixon of Cleaveland was elected in his place. Colonel Junius Daniel, late commanding officer of the regiment—the service can boast of no more accomplished soldier—had previously accepted the colonelcy of the 45th, now at Camp Mangum near this city. We learn that Captain William H. Harrison of this city received a highly flattering vote for colonel although forbidding the use of his name as a candidate. Camp Ransom Headquarters 1st N.C. Cavalry April 26, 1862 Some months ago I began to furnish the readers of the Standard with a series of letters from different regiments but having been taken sick I have remained an invalid away from camp for nearly two months and have just returned. I find that a long article which I had prepared relative to our regiment giving its historical reflections had been destroyed together with all my papers, baggage, etc., all having been consumed by the flames which were applied to all our extra baggage at Manassas to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy. We are at a new theater (about four miles below Kinston) from that which my last letter was dated. Transferred from the bleak plains of Manassas to our native state our regiment now camps on the low grounds of our coast lands and in a magnificent forest of the long leaf pines. These pines, however, afford us but little shade to protect us from the already intense heat. To one who has never been amid these scenes of tar and turpentine, these forests present a singular appearance. Skinned and hacked for many feet up their trunks, down which channels the crude turpentine, they would appear to the Western hunter as so many trees where bears had coated their faces and noses preparing to attack a hive of bees. God deliver us from the fevers and scourges of this climate. The health of the regiment, I am happy to state, is much better at this time then at was when we were in Virginia. The companies are all quite full all having recruited. Our horses are also improving but they suffered considerably on our march here. I learn that several hundred are now needed for the recruits and to supply losses and disabilities. As yet we have done nothing but drill and police since our arrival but I learn we could get other service next week. You may look out then to hear good accounts of the 1st N.C. Cavalry. Tennessee We have just learned that Col. Z.B. Vance has been appointed by President Davis a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. (See follow up article below.) We learn that our prisoners taken at the Battle of Newbern have been sent to New York and are at some of the forts in that harbor. Several, we believe, have written to their friends in this section. The 51st Regiment has been organized at Wilmington by the election of John L. Cantwell as Colonel, William A. Allen as Lt. Colonel and Hector McKethan as Major. A friend in the North Carolina Regiment of State Troops writes us from Yorktown from which we make the following extract: We left Fredericksburg on the 8th April, walked in two days to Milford Depot and rode by rail to the Ashland Depot in Hanover County through much mud; here we remained two days and again took up our feet and struck out for Yorktown under the command of our noble Brigadier General Whiting and more immediately under Colonel W.D. Pender. Colonel Pender directed about the time of our March, for all who wished, and though they were not well enough to make the march, to remain and come by railroad; 700 brave boys came through like soldiers ready for any emergency. We have now absent, sick and otherwise, 218 men. The health of our regiment was never better and they improve on every march. On the Peninsula, Major General Hill commands the left; Major General Longstreet the center; and Major General Magruder the right wing. Major General Smith commands our division, in reserve—and old Joe commands the entire army here. (Transcriber’s note, General Joseph Johnston) I fear the enemy will not attack us here. The world cannot whip us in our entrenchments. Lt. Colonel Lightfoot has been elected colonel of the 22nd Volunteers, N.C. We presume that Major Webb will fill his place here and the old hero Captain Freeland of Manassas’ renown, come in as major. In sight of Yorktown lay five men of war in the York River. Our pickets are within 1,000 yards of each other. There are 19 N.C. regiments here or nearby on the line. North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 14, 1862 A week ago, upon what we considered good authority, sustained by general rumor in the city, we announced that Colonel Z.B. Vance had been appointed a Brigadier General by President Davis as afterwards we learned that Colonel M.S. Stokes had been appointed Brigadier General. Colonel Vance was in the city on Friday last and assured us that the rumor was unfounded. He was on his way to Richmond to complete arrangements for his legion. We learn that forty companies have tendered their services to join his legion. North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 21, 1862 The 17th Regiment, formerly the 7th N.C.V., has been reorganized at Camp Mangum by the election of Colonel William F. Martin as colonel (its former colonel was captured at Hatteras); Captain J.C. Lamb as lieutenant colonel; Captain Thomas H. Sharpe as major. The 5th Regiment was organized on the 17th by the election of John Wimbish of Granville as colonel; J.S.C. McDowell of Burle as lieutenant colonel; K.M. Murchson of Cumberland as major. We regret to learn through the Lynchburg Virginian that Col. Henry A. Dowd of the 15th N.C.T. and successor to the late lamented Col. McKinney was killed in the fight at Williamsburg. We hope it is incorrect. Col. Dowd is a native of Wake County. (Transcriber’s note, see issue of June 4 for correction on this information.) North Carolina Standard Raleigh May 28, 1862 The following interesting letter gives and account of the latest skirmish with the enemy below Trenton. Our correspondent being a member of another regiment, the 1st N.C. Cavalry gave an impartial account. This confirms what we have said before that the 2nd N.C. Cavalry contains some of the best fighting material in the state. The regiment has been organized some ten months or more and to this hour we presume it is not fully equipped and armed. Outpost of the Army, May 17, 1862 I have the pleasure to announce to you a very “handsome” skirmish between a portion of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry and an advancing column of the enemy. Early in the morning an advance scouting party of the Yankees attacked our videttes on the road leading to Newbern from Trenton on the north side of the Trent; the videttes retreating hotly pursued by the Yankees who, I guess, were congratulating themselves on “dispersing” the rebels in such a hasty manner. The reserve of the pickets, commanded by Lts. Rogers and Graham, and stationed a short distance off the main road, suddenly entered the road upon the alarm being given and charged down upon the column of Yankee cavalry, moving rapidly up. Then commence the ball. Our men discharged their fire arms as promptly as possible and then drew their sabers and went to work in regular style. The galling fire that they had given the enemy upon coming up and their thrilling yells as they bore down on them caused the enemy to fall back. The platoon which had pursued the fugitive videttes, hearing the fight in their rear, wheeled and our men found themselves attacked by this body also in their rear. Then commenced a conflict which I imagine was similar to that which occurred at Cowpens. The steel of foemen rang vividly against that of his antagonist and cries of agony (I am told by one who heard) mingled with shouts of enthusiasm and the sharp crack of small arms fire. The Yankees contested the ground for about half a mile and until their infantry and cavalry made their appearance on the roadside and in a small old field. Our man having cut through the force attacking them in their rear, on seeing their infantry, immediately withdrew out of range to await further demonstrations. The Yankees now returned to where the fight was, hastily collected their dead and wounded—burned the church and dwellings around it and concluded it would be advisable to await further movements on our part, beating a retreat to their encampment, completely failing in their attempt to force a column upon Trenton which they evidently designed doing. Their loss as reported by citizens who saw was five ambulance loads of dead and wounded. Their force was 200 cavalry, 2,000 infantry and a battery of cannon. Our force was between forty and fifty cavalry from the companies of Captain Hays, Captain Andrews and Captain Turner, almost the entire number being from Captain Hays’ Company, commanded by Lt. Rogers. We lost one man killed (Mr. Ray of Capt. Hays’ Company) with several slightly wounded by sabers. We lost three or four horses killed. We learn that Major Peter Mallett has been appointed to superintend the enrolling of conscripts in this state. The 55th Regiment N.C.T. was organized at Camp Mangum on the 10th inst. The following field officers were elected: Colonel John K. Connally of Yadkin Lt. Colonel Abner S. Calloway, Wilkes Major James F. Whitehead of Pitt North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 4, 1862 We stated some time ago on the authority of the Virginia newspapers that Col. H. A. Dowd of the 15th N.C. Regiment was killed at Williamsburg. The statement is said to be incorrect. We casually learned the other day that Dr. R.K. Speed of Elizabeth City had been appointed principal surgeon of the 17th Regiment (Col. Martin) and Dr. James F. Long of Washington principal surgeon of the 53rd Regiment (Col. Owen). $30 Reward-Deserter Harrison Craven, who lives five miles north of High Point, was drafted in Davidson and sent to Camp Mangum in March last; after being there two weeks, perhaps, he volunteered in my company for a three year or duration of the war and on Friday, 30th (?) ult., he left the camp without permission and I will give the above reward to any person who will apprehend and deliver him to me; he is sparely built, black hair, blue eyes, about five feet tall; he is supposed to be in his old neighborhood or among his kinfolk up about Mount Airy. Jno. A. Harrison Company D, 47th Regiment N.C.T Goldsboro, N.C. June 3, 1862 Deserter William Blankenship, born in Rutherford County, six feet tall, 35 years of age, and John M. Melton, born in Rutherford County, five feet ten and a half inches tall, 44 years of age, deserted my company on the 3rd May from Camp Mangum. I offer $30 for the apprehension and delivery of them to me at Camp Mangum George W. Andrews Captain, Company G 50th Regiment North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 11, 1862 Captain A.D. Tumbro—We rejoice to learn from the Goldsboro Tribune that they were mistaken in announcing the death of this officer. He is said to be living and not even wounded, having acquitted himself well in battle. Lt. Colonel Wade commanded the 12th N.C. Regiment in the late battle near Hanover Court House, Virginia, Colonel Sol Williams having a few days before resigned to accept the colonelcy of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry, lately commanded by Col. Spruill. We learn that the loss in the 28th N.C. Regiment at the battle near Hanover Court House was not as large as reported. The killed and wounded did not exceed fifteen or twenty but from sheer exhaustion it is supposed that some 180 fell into the hands of the enemy and are now prisoners. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 18, 1862 1st N.C. Troops—Lt. Col. M.W. Ransom of Northampton has been promoted to Colonel of the 35th Regiment; Major John A. McDowell of Bladden has been promoted to colonel in his place; Captain T.S. Skinner of Edenton, major; Lt. J. A. Benburg, Captain. At the Battle of Winchester, Virginia, 25th May, the 21st N.C. Regiment under Col. Kirkland was in the hottest of the fight and well sustained the honor of the state. It lost about 100 men in killed and wounded. Col. Kirkland and Lt. Col. Pepper were both wounded the latter supposed to be mortal. Capt. Hedgecock and Ligon were both killed. We learn that the 6th Regiment N.C.T. was thrown into commotion soon after the battle below Richmond by the announcement that Captain Isaac E. Avery of Company E had been appointed Lt. Colonel over Major Webb and others who were justly entitled to the place. Major Webb who fought through the Battle of Manassas under Col. Fisher and through the battles below Richmond as commander of the regiment at once resigned his place as major, as he should have done under the circumstances and returned home. His resignation, however, makes room for other favorites and Captain Avery will probably become colonel; Captain Tate, lt. colonel; Captain Kirkland, major. Lt. Alonzo C. Avery becomes captain of Company E in place of Captain Isaac E. Avery, promoted. Captain Freeland’s company, 6th N.C. State Troops, was detached as a guard for General Smith’s headquarters on Saturday, 31st the day of the first battle near Richmond. He went into the engagement with his 22nd N.C. Regiment under Colonel Lightfoot. He had his sword drawn and the scabbard was shot in two. His leg was at length broken by a ball and some of his men were bearing him from the field when, being hard pressed by the enemy, he urged them to leave him and save themselves. They did so reluctantly. He was captured with four of his men. The company behaved very nobly in action. We are pleased to learn that Captain Charles M. Stedman, our young townsman, in the recent skirmishes near Washington, bore a conspicuous and gallant part. In the first, his horse was wounded and becoming unmanageable, carried him almost within the lines of the enemy where he fell injuring his rider in the shoulder and leg by the fall, though not very seriously. He was highly complimented by Col. Singletary for his gallantry in this action. In the third skirmish, he pursued a Yankee officer alone, captured him and secured a very fine navy repeater and an elegant sword both of which he intends using in a future operation against the enemy. Captain Stedman accompanied the remains of Col. Singletary to Raleigh. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 25, 1862 Field and Staff, 34th Regiment, N.C.T. Colonel Richard H. Riddick Lt. Colonel Charles J. Hammerskold Major Eli H. Miller 1st Lieutenant James W. Riddick, Adjutant vice Jones, resigne Captain John W. Clarke, Quartermaster, vice Cauiree(?), deceased Captain Adam J. Nisbet, Commissary, vice Miller, promoted Dr. John F. Miller, Surgeon, vice Ward, resigned Dr. Richard R. Barr, Acting Assistant Surgeon, vice Miller, promoted Non Commissioned Staff: Sgt. Major Michael M. Gillon vice Nisbet, promoted Quartermaster Sergeant Eli C. McLaughlin Orderly Sergeant John L. Todd Principal Musician Frederick Bourquin Petersburg, Virginia, June 14, 1862 Privates James Howell and William W. Messer will report in person to their company commander on the 25th inst., or they will be advertised as deserters and treated accordingly. Ira T. Woodall, Captain, Company I, 24th N.C.T. Deserter Harrison Craven, who lives five miles north of High Point, was drafted at Davidson and sent to Camp Mangum in March last. After being there two weeks, perhaps, he volunteered in my company for three years or the war and on Friday the 30th ult., he left the camp without permission and I suppose has deserted. Now, therefore, I will pay $30 to any person who will apprehend and deliver him to me; he is sparsely built, black hair, blue eyes and about five feet high; he is supposed to be in his old neighborhood or among his kin folks up in Mt. Airy. Jno. A. Harrison, Co. D, 47th Regiment N.C.T Goldsboro, N.C., June 3, 1862 On the 25th of last month, my son, Walter Ellington, who is 15 years of age, left my home without my consent for the purpose of volunteering for the war. I have no objection to his serving his country but I consider him too young to endure the hardships of camp life. Any information in relation to him will be thankfully received and I appeal especially to the captains of companies for information as to the whereabouts of him. My post office is Grove, Chatham Co., N.C. F.F. Ellington June 6, 1862 Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 6, 1862 Camp Mangum, June 2, 1862 52nd Regiment N.C.T. Jas. K. Marshall, Colonel M.A. Parks, Lt. Col. J.Q. Richardson, Major Jas. M. McCorkle, Regiment Quartermaster ---------- Coke, Regiment Commissary Dr. Wm. H. Lilly, Assistant Surgeon Company E, Richmond Regulators of the same regiment, as shown by the muster roll before some slight changes made by the Conscription Act: Capt. B.F. Little 1st Lt. M.S. Austin 2nd Lt. T.R. Baldwin Junior 2nd Lt. T.R. Baldwin W.F. Breckshire, 1st Sgt. J.H. Nichols, 2nd Sgt. R.J. Powell, 3rd Sgt. T.T. Bostick, 4th Sgt. M.W. Boroughs, 5th Sgt. Isaac Gaitly, 1st Corporal S.C. Crouch, 2nd Corporal Seth Pool, 3rd Corporal J.G. Watson, 4th Corporal Privates: D.W. Baldwin M. Baldwin Jas. Blake, Jr. Jas. Bolto W.J. Barmer(?) S.P. Bunnell or Bonnell T.R. Capel M. Chappell B.F. Covington H.R. (or H.H.) Covington J.B. Covington Jos. Covington Thomas Covington W.R. Covington H.A. Covington George Dawkins S.B. Dawkins A. Driggers, D.O.(?) Gay Samuel Gibson R.F. Gibson J.F. Gibson P. Gibson George Green Wm. B. Green John Galloway W.H. Galloway G.R. Harvell John Hasty Jas. Hasty H.H. Heney or Honey E.L. Hicks Z. Hogans A.G. Hall or Halt B. Hinson J.J. Johnson W.L. Johnson J.H. Johnson L. Journegan H. Jones Jno Kelly Wm. Kennedy I Lowe A Lunsford Jas. Maner W.K. Martin J.H. Mason W.L. Meacham D.H. Meacham J.H. Morgan S.C. McDonald J.W. McDuffie L.L. McKay (company commissary) L.C. McKinnon A McKinnon D. McLane J. McLendon Z. McLendon Wm. McNair J.A. McNair D. O’Bryan W.D. Patterson John Paul M. Parsons A H. Richardson L.M. Richardson Charles Robinson W.T. Roper K. Sandford W.F. Sandford D.W. Sedberry Willie Shankle E. Shepherd M. Shepherd N.R. Shepherd W. Shepherd Calvin Shepherd J. Strickland G.W. Swink C.G. Tarry Jas. Thomas R. Thomas B.M. Thomas W. Thompson G. Thompson S. Thompson W.H. Thrower Jas. Tiner John V. Wade J.L. Webb R.C. Webb W.C. Webb L.J. Webb A.L. Webb Jno W. Ewing (originally 3rd Sgt., selected by the colonel for color bearer of the regiment. Yours, &c., B.F.L. Addendum: Fayetteville Observer, Monday, April 7, 1862 The 43rd Regiment of Volunteers, just organized at Raleigh Col. Daniel, Lt. Col. Keane and Major Boggan, consists of the following companies: Company A Thomas S. Kenan, Captain (since promotetd), Jas. G. Kennan, Robert B. Carr and John W. Hinson, lieutenants Company B Robert P. Waring, Captain, Henry Ringstaff, Wm. E. Still and Julius I. Alexander, lieutenants Company C Jas. S. Woodard, Captain, Henry King, Wm. T. Brewer and Ruffin Barnes, lieutenants Company D Cary Whitaker, Jno. S. Whitaker (only one given for lieutenants, along with two blank lines) Company E John A. Vines, Captain, James R. Thigpen, Wiley G. Cobb and Van Buren Sharpe, lieutenants Company F Willie R. Williams, Captain, Wm. C. Ousby, Henry A. Macon and Wm. R. Bond, lieutenants Company G Wm. A. Dowtin, Captain, Levi P. Perkinson, Wm. B. Williams and Alexander P. Steed, lieutenants Company H Walter J. Boggan, Captain (since promoted), John H. Coppedge, Hampton Beverly and Benjamin F. Moore, lieutenants Company I Robert T. Hall, Captain, Richard H. Battle, John H. Threadgill and John Ballard, lieutenants Company K James Boggan, Captain, Caswell H. Sturdivant, John A. Boggan and Stephen Huntley, lieutenants The 4th Regiment was formed at Raleigh on Friday last of what companies we are not advised except that Capt. Deberry’s of Montgomery, is one of them. Col. G.E.B. Singletary of Pitt was elected colonel, and Capt. R.C. Cotton of Chatham lieutenant colonel. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, April 14, 1862 New Regiments The following regiments have been formed 45th Regiment Col. Junius Daniel, Lt. Col. J. H. Morehead of Guilford, Major Andrew J. Boyd (now captain in 21st Regiment) Company A Captain May, Rockingham Company B Captain Shober, Guilford Company C Captain Morehead, Guilford Company D, Captain Scales, Rockingham Company E, Captain Boyd, Rockingham Company F, Captain Winston, Rockingham Company G, Captain Dillard, Rockingham Company H, Captain Courts, Rockingham Company I, Captain Smith, Caswell Company K, Captain Hines, Guilford 46th Regiment E.D. Hall, Colonel; Thomas S. Kenan, Lt. Col., and E. Cromwell, Major Company A, Captain Norment, Robeson Company B, Captain Saunders, Rowan Company C, Captain Jenkins, Warren Company D, Captain Stewart, Richmond Company E, Captain Heflin, Granville Company F, Captain McAllister, Randolph Company G, Captain Carr, Randolph Company H, Captain McNeill, Moore Company I, Captain Holmes, Sampson Company K, Captain Bost, Catawba 47th Regiment Col. E.D. Hall of Wilmington (now Major of Col. Campbell’s Regiment), Lt. Col.. W. A. Jenkins of Warren (now Attorney General of the State), Major Rush J. Mitchell of Granville Company A, Captain Crudup, Wake Company B, Captain Lankford, Franklin Company C, Captain Hall, Wake Company D, Captain Bryant, Nash Company E, Captain Norwood, Wake Company F, Captain Harrison, Nash Company G, Captain Davis, Franklin Company H, Captain Haughton, Wake Company I, Captain Brown, Wake Company K, Captain Faucett, Alamance Bethel, 11th Regiment Col. C. Leventhrope of Rutherford, Lt. Col. Wm. A. Owens of Mecklenburg, Major Wm. A. Allison of Iredell Company A, Captain Ross, Mecklenburg Captain B, Captain Armfield, Burke Company C, Captain Brown, Burke Company D, Captain Nichols, Mecklenburg Company E, Captain Small, Chowan Company F, Captain Bird, Bertie Company G, Captain Jennings, Orange Company H, Captain Grier, Mecklenburg Company I, Captain Haynes, Lincoln Company K, Captain Young, Buncombe Scotch Tigers This company of volunteers for the war left here Tuesday morning last, to march direct to Raleigh. We have been furnished with the following. Roll of the Scotch Tigers Jas. R. McDonald, Captain Robert J. McEachern, 1st Lt. Jno. D. Malloy, 2nd Lt. Jas. B. McCallum, Jr., 2nd Lt. William R. Boon, O.S. Other Non Commissioned Officers to be appointed J. Burney C.H. Burney R. Blanchett D.J. Currie David B. Carlisle F.S. Currie R.M. Currie D. McG. Currie F.H. Conoly W.S. Conoly J.C.(?) Conoly J.R. Cameron Dennis Carlisle Joshua Carver Hugh Dallas S.B. Edge J.A. Evans W.H. Fowler Archibald(?) Graham H.R. Graham Robert Graham O. (or C.) Godwin Wm. - - - air Elisha Harrell Lewis Hardin Hugh Hardin P. (or R.) - - - - ew Robert F. Little G.G. Little Levi Mason C. Musselwhite D.A. Morrison Jacob Musselwhite Jno. P. Mer- - - Archibald(?) Musselwhite Lewis Musselwhite W. Malone or Malony John McDonald Nathaniel McGougan A.N. McDonald T.D. McPhaul D.J. McMillan G.D. McMillan H.J. McMillan N.A. McMillan Wm. McKenzie M.W. McRae M. McRimmon M.L. McRae W. McCormick H.J. McDonald J.M. McInnis J.A. McLean P.P. McRae N. McF Nelson Jackson Overton R.M. Patterson W.H. Parham Amos Rozier Daniel Shaw A.J. Shaw J.A. Shaw T.J. Scriven James Smith W.H. Scott A.J. Stone Isaac Taylor A.J. Underwood A.J. Wilkes A.B. Wood John Wood James West Jackson Woodard We are requested by Capt. McDonald to state that Robeson County is entitled to the credit for about three fourths of the members of this very fine company. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, April 21, 1862 Messrs. Editors: Enclosed you will find a list of the Highland Rangers with their respective counties Captain Alexander Murchison, Harnett 1st Lt. T. Jeff Brooks, Chatham 2nd Lt. John K. Ray, Cumberland 3rd Lt. G.W. Buhmann, Harnett Orderly Sgt. W.J. Smith, Harnett 2nd Sgt. Isaac H. Clegg, Chatham 3rd Sgt. Kenneth A. McDonald, Cumberland 4th Sgt. T.C. Dowd, Chatham 5th Sgt. John H. Hodges, Harnett Quartermaster Sgt. D. Morrison, Harnett 1st Corp. John Q. Headen, Chatham 2nd Corp. Jas. M. McNeill, Cumberland 3rd Corp. Archibald McLauchlin 4th Corp. Jas. D. Adams, Johnston Privates: Chatham: W.D. Andrews A.P. Brooks W.M. Brooks W.J. Bute B.R. Bryan R.M. Burns W.B. Dorsett A.G. Dowd R.J. Emerson Nat Foster A.J. Fox J.W. Green Wm. Hackney W.P. Hackney J.W. Harris W.F. Johnson T.B. Lane D.H. Marsh A.W. Palmer H.H. Palmer W.G. Parks P.M. Pattershall George M. Rodgers G.W. Rives J.A. Watson J.M. White Cumberland: H.R. Byrd H.D. Cameron Robert Crow A.J. Davis G.W. Decay W.B. Holiday Neill A. Kelly W.R. King Gilbert Monroe Alexander McDuffie A D. McKay H.A. McKay J.A. McKay John McKellar Alexander McLeod A D. McNeill John McPherson Murdoch McPherson Martin McPherson C.A. Priest Owen Priest Oliver Pearce Allen Ray David H. Ray W.B. Ray John G. Smith F.R. Smith Henry H. Smith W.D. Smith W.R. Smith Alexander Smith E.J. Williams W.F. Williams A.A. Wade Harnett N. McN. Buie John Clark Daniel Darroch Thomas C. Johnson W.H. Johnson Seth Mills Malcolm Morrison Gilbert McDougald John McArten Hugh McLean Archibald McRae Daniel McRae J.H. Parker Wm. Reed R.H. Rials(?) Jas. Sexton Farquhard Smith, Jr., Wm. Smith Jas. H. Wethers Johnston County Robert Kennedy E.S. Sanders J.M. Stephenson R.D. Whitley ------- Penny Robeson County T.C. Lutterloh R.A. Dukes D.B. Branson Montgomery County J.G. Christian Moore County Evander Johnson Sampson Isaac Williams More Regiments We learn by letter from Raleigh this morning that soldiers still pour in there. There is much sickness among them. The 49th Regiment has been organized by the election of Captain Stephen D. Ramseur, Colonel; ------- Eliason of Salisbury, Lt. Colonel; and L.M. McAfee of Cleveland, as Major. The regiment is composed as follows: Company A, Captain Fleming, McDowell County Company B, Captain Ward, Chatham County Company C, Captain P.B. Chambers, Iredell County Company D, Captain Wm. M. Black, Moore County Company E, Captain A.D. Moore, Iredell County Company F, Captain J.T. Davis, Mecklenburg County Company G, Captain R. Roberts, Cleveland County Company H, Captain C.Q. Petty, Gaston County Company I, Captain Wm. W. Chenault, Catawba County Company K, Captain Baxter, Lincoln County The 50th Regiment has also been organized. M..D. Craton of Goldsboro’ is the Colonel; Jas. Washington of Goldsboro’ is Lt. Colonel; and George B. Wortham of Oxford is Major. It is composed of the following companies: Company A, Captain J.C. Van Hook, Person County Company B, Captain E. McC. Atkinson, Robeson County Company C, Captain R.D. Lunceford, Johnston County Company D, Captain H.J. Ryals, Johnston County Company E, Captain John B. Griswold, Wayne County Company F, Captain J.O.A. Kelly, Moore County Company G, Captain George W. Andrews, Rutherford County Company H, Captain J.H. Atkinson, Harnett County Company I, Captain John B. Eaves, Rutherford County Company K, Captain Samuel Wilkins, Rutherford County Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 10, 1862 Roll of Captain McKethan’s Company Captain Hector McKethan 1st Lt. George Sloan 2nd Lt. Joseph A. McArthur 2nd Lt., Junior William W. McKenzie 1st Sgt. Charles T. Guy Duncan Autry W.J. Anderson John W. Allen D.A. Bain Daniel Bain Hiram Bunce D.W. Brock John R. Buie Uriah Bass Jas. H. Blackman H.H. Bolton W.J. Blue Malcolm Gore Charles Carver G.W. Carver D.J. Culbreth John W. Carroll Martin Darman John W. Dudley Nathan H. Deaver D.J. Durden Dempsey Davis H.J. Daughtery J.D. Davis Alex Ellis Daniel Graham Wm. R. Glover Asa Guin L.H. Guy W.A. Guy A.J. Guy John A. Guy Stephen Gilmore McDuffie Geddie H.L. Hall Stephen Howard William Holley Giles Ham Richard Johnson Daniel Jones Thomas D. Jones W.S. Jessup Wm. Ledbetter Wm. R. Lee Edward Laland Angus McCorquedale Joel McCorquedale D.G. McLellan Neill McMillan R.D. Melvin D.J. Melvin Wm. T. Mauer Duncan Monroe A.C. McDonald Josiah Pope James D. Pope Louis Pope William Page W.B. Porter Malcolm Porter Garman Phillips Wm. Rasbury Thomas J. Strickland Daniel Stewart D.L. Smith W.L. Skipper Wm. G. Thomason L.J. Tew Jackson Tew John Tew John R. Tew Daniel C. Tew Wm. Jas. Taylor William A. Taylor Henry Williams Gary Wood Hahrar T. Williams Jas. C. Warren Charles J. Weaver Ezekiel Wilson Four fifths of the company are Cumberland County men, the remainder from Sampson County. It is attached to the 51st (?) Regiment, now being formed at Wilmington, of which the nine companies now there come from the counties composing the old Cape Fear District. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 5, 1862 51st Regiment N.C.T. The above regiment, consisting of companies under the following captains, was organized at the camp near this place on yesterday. The letters designating the different companies have not yet been furnished us: Captain George F. Walker, New Hanover County Captain C. Hobson, Duplin County Captain W.A. Allen, Duplin County Captain J.R. McDonald, Cumberland County Captain Willie P. Moore, Robeson County Captain Alfred B. Walter, Robeson County Captain James W. Lippitt, New Hanover County Captain John r. Kelley, Columbus County Captain Hector McKethan, Cumberland County Captain J.E. Underwood, Sampson County The following are the field officers elected: John L. Cantwell, New Hanover, Colonel Wm. A. Page, Duplin, Lt. Colonel Hector McKethan, Cumberland, Major Lt. H.C. Rockwell, of Columbus, was appointed Quartermaster of the Regiment; Lt. D.W. Ketchem of New Hanover, Commissary; and Lt. T.S. Herring of Duplin, Adjutant Wilmington Journal, 1st Ins. Colonel Cantwell served in the Mexican War, is now Colonel of the New Hanover militia. Col. Allen was a captain in the 2nd N.C. Volunteers, Major McKethan was the 3rd Lt. in Company H (the Independent Company of this town) of the Bethel Regiment. Dr. James F. Foulkes Messrs. Editors: Permit me to announce through your columns the departure this morning of another company from this county, the Randolph Guards, for the camp of instruction near Raleigh. The gentleman whose name heads this notice came to Randolph about thirty days ago, from your town, for the purpose of enlisting a sufficient number of men, from this county alone, to constitute a company. Such has been his zeal and liberality, that he at once inspired confidence, and within the short time above alluded to, (although there were other companies being raised here also), he has been able to muster a company of between eighty and ninety of as good looking, cheerful and patriotic men, I dare say, as has been mustered into service from any other county since the war began. Dr. Foulkes, be it said to his credit, paid the state bounty from his own private purse in every instance, besides many other acts of liberality, which evidenced the fact that he was governed more from patriotic motives than any selfish considerations. The commissioned officers are: Dr. Jas. F. Foulkes, captain; Jesse K. Kyle, 1st lt.; John H. Robinson, 2nd lt.; W. Emmett Kyle, 2nd Jr. Lt. Amicus Asheboro’, April 8, 1862 Camp Mangum, N.C., May 1, 1862 Messrs. E.J. Hale and Sons Dear Sirs: Presuming that your readers feel an interest in the great State Camp of Instruction at this place, I have concluded to furnish you with a few lines respecting the 52nd N.C.T. This regiment is now organized and embraces the following companies: Capt. Propst, Cabarrus Capt. Little, Richmond Capt. Gilliam, Chowan Capt. Gibson, Stokes Capt. Blackburn, Forsyth Capt. McCain, Stanly Capt. Shelton, Lincoln Capt. Erson, Lincoln Capt. Foulkes, Randolph Capt. Foster, Wilkes A stranger on glancing at this regiment when on dress parade is impressed with the fact that the elements composing it are of no ordinary character. The men are generally large, and have an air of intelligence about them rarely equaled even by the N.C. Regiments. It is conceded here that the 52nd contains the stoutest men in this camp. Col. James K. Marshall, the Commandant, is a small man, a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and commanded a company from Chowan in the Bethel Regiment. He possesses all the elements necessary for the successful soldier. With superior military acquirements he combines strong common sense, a find discriminating judgment and a heart which prompts him to consult the welfare of the humblest private. Col. Marshall is what the ladies would pronounce “a very handsome little man”. The Lt. Colonel is M.A. Parkes who has also seen service, having been in the 2nd Regiment for eight months past. Major John Q. Richardson is also an educated military man, is a superior tactician and but a glimpse of his eye is sufficient to induce any one to feel that the Major could well be trusted in the hour of battle at the head of a regiment. The Field Officers are all single men, and therefore have some claims upon the young ladies residing in the different counties which have companies in the 52nd for a flag. Other regiments here have had presented to them superior flags, while that of the 52nd is a cheap piece of bunting, unworthy of the regiment, and could the ladies see it I know they would get to work and send us a flag worthy of the regiment and of themselves. All it requires is for some handsome young lady to start it. There is some sickness in the 52nd, measles and mumps, principally. If soldiers will wash well and change their garments often, it will avert much sickness. The 52nd is being well drilled and will probably remain here two or three weeks yet, when I trust it will have an opportunity of showing what stuff it is composed of; when such an event occurs. I trust I may be allowed to send an account of their bearing to you. Left Guide Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 12, 1862 Organization of the 53rd Regiment This morning’s mail brings us the following letter from Raleigh Camp Mangum, May 6, 1862 Messrs. Editors: The weather has become charming and delightful. The most comfortable thing to camp is certainly the pleasant weather. The 53rd Regiment of N.C. Troops, organized today as follows: Wm. A. Owens of Charlotte, Colonel James T. Morehead, Jr., of Guilford, Lt. Colonel James J. Iredell of Raleigh, Major Col. Owens is 28 or 29 years of age, is a lawyer, has been Mayor of Charlotte, and was captain of the Hornet’s Nest Rifles in the 1st Regiment. He graduated a few years ago at Chapel Hill. He was elected Major of the 34th Regiment N.C.T. last winter, which he filled for some time, and afterwards engaged in raising men for the war, and was recently elected Lt. Colonel of the Bethel Regiment, which place he still holds. Lt. Col. Morehead is a son of Hon. Jas. T. Morehead, graduated three or four years ago at the University and is now captain of a company in the 35th Regiment (Col. Daniel). Major Iredell resides in Raleigh, was also educated at our university, is a son of the late Governor Iredell and has been in command of a camp of instruction near Raleigh since the early part of last fall. The companies of the 53rd Regiment are: Company A, Captain A.P. McDaniel of Guilford Company B, Captain J.H. White of Mecklenburg Company C, Captain J.S. Leach, Johnston Company D, Captain David Scott, Guilford Company E, Captain James C. Norman, Surry Company F, Captain G.M. Albright, Alamance Company G, Captain G.W. Clark, Alamance Company H, Captain S.B. Taylor, Stokes Company I, Captain E.A. Jerome, Union Company K, Captain W.P. Miller, Wilkes In the Bethel Regiment, there has been some change. Major Eliason was elected lieutenant colonel of the 49th Regiment, which left the place of major in the Bethel Regiment vacant, and Professor W.J. Martin of Chapel Hill was elected in his place and has accepted. Major Martin is a native of Richmond, Va., and was educated at the University of Virginia, and has been Professor of Chemistry at Chapel Hill in place of Dr. Mitchell, and has recently been captain of a company from Orange County, in one of the 12 month regiments. Another regiment will be organized in a few days. The 43rd Regiment, Col. Kenan, the 45th, Col. Daniel, the 46th, Col. Hall,, the 48th, Col. Hill, the 49th, Col. Ramseur, and the 11th or Bethel Regiment, Col. Leaventhorpe, have left here in the last few days for places where their services are more needed. The 44th, 47th, 50th, and 52nd, will go before long, probably. Fayetteville Observer, May 14, 1862 Another Company From Cumberland Our county yesterday sent forward to the camp of instruction at Raleigh another company of soldiers for the war. This is the 13th company from this county, now in the service, numbering together probably 1,700 men. This is exclusive, of course, of the two Bethel companies, which, having served their term, were discharged, and are nearly all again in service, a large proportion of them as officers from various parts of the state. The following is the roll of the “Cape Fear Guards”. All the officers were members of the Bethel Regiment, in the Lafayette Company of this town: Captain F.N. Roberts 1st Lt. R.W. Thornton 2nd Lt. D.M. McDonald 2nd Lt. Jr., B.W. Thornton 1st Sgt. A.R. Carver 2nd Sgt. Matthew Cagle 3rd Sgt. James A. King 4th Sgt. J.T. Moore 5th Sgt. W.D. James 1st Corp. A. McRae Averett 2nd Corp. L.H. Hust(?) Hunt(?) Privates: John Turlington J.Q. Barefoot J.N. Ellis J.W. Hudson E. Barefoot J.W. Parker L. Barefoot Jas. Sowell Nathan Barefoot James Barefoot W.H. Hayes J.H. Walker Daniel Vann Joel Vann Goodman Wood Levi Jernigan W.H. Howard J.M. Thornton Y.O.(?) Thornton Mark Wood P. Parker L.D. Burklow N.M. Byrd John Strickland J.R.B. Walker David Bowdin W.R. Holmes Wm. Bowden Henry Ussery W. Nunnery James Stafford James Jordan Allen Jackson Joseph Jackson J.H. Buckingham Jesse Godwin Joel Barefoot G.J. Byrd John Hobson O.(or C.) W. Byrd E.B. King D.A. Buie D.N. Johnson J.W. Bowden Richard Davis G.M. McNeill Duncan McCall Joseph Salmon H.P. Young Collin Culbreth J. Bryant John Salmon J.D. Worrells M. McDaniel L.B. Smith Jacob Overton John Overton W.M. Young R.L. Strickland Guin Herring Andrew Herring Nathan Brady J.H. Chason James H. Walker W.R. Jackson Mathew Cole Asa Godwin Archibald M. Black J.A. Black D.A. Black John Carver Charley Miller George Bird Fayetteville Observer, May 26, 1862 Camp Mangum, May 19, 1862 Messrs. Editors: The 44th Regiment N.C.T., Col. Singletary, left here today for somewhere. It is one of the best—perhaps the best—drilled regiment here. The colonel will do efficient service and is a man of ability, coolness and energy, but he has a way of disobeying the orders of superiors that will always give him trouble. The 47th Regiment, Col. Rogers, leaves here tomorrow. The 55th Regiment, N.C.T., was organized today. Major John K. Connally of Yadkin was elected Colonel, Capt. A.S. Calloway of Wilkes Lt. Col., and Capt. James F. Whitehead of Pitt, Major. Col. John Kerr Connally is a young man of 25 or 26 years, was educated at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, was captain of Company B, in the 21st Regiment N.C.V., Col., Kirkland, and has been commanding a post here a few days. He is a nephew of the Hon. John Kerr. Lt. Col. Calloway was a member of Captain Brown’s company in the 1st Regiment State Troops, Col. Stokes. He recently raised a company in Wilkes and is here now as captain. He graduated at Chapel hill about three years ago. Major Whitehead has been in the service before and was, I am informed, taken prisoner at Roanoke Island. He has since raised a company and is captain here. The companies are as follows: Company A, Captain W.J. Bullock, Wilson Company B, Captain A.S. Calloway, Wilkes Company C, Captain Dixon Falls, Cleveland Company D, Captain S.D. Randall, Cleveland Company E, Captain James F. Whitehead, Pitt Company F, Captain P.M. Mull, Catawba Company G, Captain J.P. Williams, Wayne Company H, Captain Vandever Teague, Alexander Company I, Captain W.H. Williams, Franklin Company K, Captain M.T. Smith, Granville Long Grabs Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 16, 1862 Camp Mangum, June 2, 1862 52nd Regiment N.C.T. Jas. K. Marshall, Colonel M.A. Parks, Lt. Col. J.Q. Richardson, Major Jas. M. McCorkle, Regiment Quartermaster --------- Coke, Regiment Commissary Dr. Wm. H. Lilly, Assistant Surgeon Company E Richmond Regulators of the same regiment, as show by muster roll before some slight changes were made by the Conscription Act: Captain B.F. Little 1st Lt. M.S. Austin 2nd Lt. M.R. McDonald 2nd Lt., Jr., T.R. Baldsin 1st Sgt. W.F. Brockshire 2nd Sgt. J.H. Nichols 3rd Sgt. R.J. Powell 4th Sgt. T.T. Bostick 5th Sgt. M.W. Boroughs 1st Corp. Isaac Gaitly 2nd Corp. S.C. Crouch 3rd Corp. Seth Pool 4th Corp. J.G. Watson Privates: D.W. Baldwin M. Baldwin Jas. Blake, Jr. Jas. Bolton W.J. Barmer S.P. Bunnell T. R. Capel M. Chappell B.F. Covington H.H. Covington J.B. Covington Thomas Covington W.R. Covington H.A. Covington George Dawkins S.B. Dawkins A Driggers D.O. Gay Samuel Gibson R.F. Gibson J.F. Gibson P. Gibson George Green Wm. B. Green John Galloway W.H. Galloway G.H. Harvell John Hasty Jas. Hasty H.H. Henry E.L. Hicks Z. Hogans A.G. Hall B. Hinson J.J. Johnson W.L. Johnson J.H. Johnson L. Journegan H. Jones Jno. Kelly Wm. Kennedy I.(or L.?) Lowe A. Lunsford Jas. Maner W.K. Martin J.H. Mason W.L. Meacham D.H. Meacham J.H. Morgan S.C. McDonald J.W. McDuffie L.L. McKay (company commissary) L.C. McKinnon A McKinnon D. McLane J. McLendon Z. McLendon Wm. McNair J.A. McNair D. O’Bryan W.D. Patterson John Paul M. Parsons A H Richardson L.M. Richardson Charles Robinson W.T. Roper K. Sandford W.F. Sandford D.W. Sedberry Willis Shankle E. Shepherd M. Shepherd N.R. Shepherd W. Shepherd Calvin Shepherd J. Strickland G.W. Swink C. Stein C.G. Terry Jas. Thomas R. Thomas B.M. Thomas W. Thompson G. Thompson S. Thompson W.H. Thrower Jas. Tiner John V. Wade J.L. Webb R.C. Webb W.C. Webb L.J. Webb A.L. Webb Jas. Ewing, originally 3rd Sgt., selected by the colonel for color bearer of the regiment We are under orders to leave this camp tomorrow morning for Kinston Yours, etc. B.F.L. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 23, 1862 Off For the War The Conscription officers, if they come here, are not likely to pay expenses. The “Partisan Rangers”, the 17th company which Cumberland has sent to the war, left here this morning for one of the seats of the war. The company is full and composed of excellent material. The following is the muster roll: J.H. McNeill, Captain Jno. McKeller, 1st Lt. Charles B. Cook, 2nd Lt. Jas. D. Neil, 3rd Lt. T.R. McRae, 1st Sgt. Archibald McIntosh, 2nd Sgt. Jno. W. Mallett, 3rd Sgt. J.T. Rove, 4th Sgt. Ed. J. Williams, 5th Sgt. H.A. McKay, 1st Corp. Wm. T. Campbell, 2nd Corp. Evander Monroe, 3rd Corp. Wm. McPhail, 4th Corp. Privates: Archibald Bethune Jno.Bass Wm. Cook Jno H. Currie Jno. K. Daily Duncan Davis James R. Davis Jno. Davis Martin E. Dye Jno. M. Dys Jas. M. Foy Jno. A. Gillis Rufus Glover Wm. M. Hybart E.J. Harrington J.W. Hollingsworth Wright Huske J.W. Huske Alex S. Heide Wm. L. Jennings Jas. Kirkpatrick R.S. McCormick T.H. McLean Kenneth McDonald Neill McDonald Archibald McFadyen Neill McNeill Alex McNeill Jno. McPherson Jno. M. McIver Archibald N. McKey or McKoy Wm. Murphy Jno. N. Prior S.D. Pipkin W.L. Rose F.R. Rose P.L. Rose Gilbert C. Ray Martin L. Ray Peter Seals David Smith Jno. L. Smith French Strange George A. Thomson Ed L. Winslow, Jr. Wm. L. Williams C.G. Wright Major Webb and Captain Freeland Editorial We regret to learn that Major Robert F. Webb of Orange County has been compelled by a sense of self respect to resign his commission as major of the 6th Regiment of N.C.S.T. The citizens of this county will recollect, that he was the senior captain of that regiment, and raised one of the first companies that entered the service, twelve months ago; and that on the resignation of Lt. Col. Dortch, Major Lightfoot became Lt. Col., and Captain Webb became Major. In this office, he served with distinction, in the Battle of Manassas, and in all the subsequent engagements of the regiment, including the recent fight of Seven Pines, on the Chickahominy, in which his conduct is highly commended. But immediately after this desperate battle, we are told, he was ordered to transfer command of the regiment, which he held for the time being, to Captain J. Avery, third or fourth captain in the grade below him, whom the Governor of North Carolina had appointed lieutenant colonel in place of Lt. Col. Lightfoot, elected colonel of another regiment. We are informed, that the rule is well established, that whenever promotion is made by Executive appointment, that seniority of commission entitles an officer as a matter of right, to succeed to the place next above him, in case of vacancy, in all regimental offices. But independently of the rule, Major Webb was entitled by his merits to receive this promotion, and to be spared the degradation implied by denying it to him. He had served creditably as an officer of the Orange Company of the N.C. Regiment in the war with Mexico, and when the regiment to which he is attached in this war was formed, knew far more of discipline and the duties of camp and garrison, than any officer belonging to it, with the exception perhaps of Major Lightfoot. In diligent attention to and intelligent performance of duty, in sobriety and honorable bearing, we venture to say that he has been excelled by no officer of the service. His resignation under these circumstances, therefore, was indispensable to the maintenance of his honor. Captain Wm. J. Freeland of Orange, who was badly wounded in the battle last mentioned, is also affected by this proceeding. He was next in rank to Major Webb, and upon the proper promotion of the latter to the rank of lt. colonel, he was entitled to become major. But the rights of both are disregarded to provide for a junior captain. We are not in the habit of harsh comment on the conduct of public functionaries, but we have deemed it our duty to call attention to this violation of the rights of two gallant citizens of Orange who were among the earliest to rally for the defense of their country in this war, who have now become veterans in danger and suffering, and to protest against it. Hillsboro’ Recorder