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North Carolina Standard Raleigh September 10, 1863 Mr. Editor: Some time ago, Lt. S.A. Hinton published in two instances William Gattis, in the Standard, as a deserter from Company H, 47th Regiment N.C.T. Having presented my substitute to Captain Horton and obtained a release from him soon after the company went into camp, I, of course, paid no attention to Lt. Hinton’s advertisement, believing that he was aware of the facts. Subsequent events show that Lt. Hinton designed the publication for me, and I fear was at least indifferent to the personal injustice and injury done me by this publication. A short time after his second advertisement I was arrested by a civilian officer in this county, claiming to have an order for my arrest; he imprisoned and carried me to the 47th Regiment at Drury’s Bluff. Col. Rogers was then absent on account of sickness but so soon as Lt. Col. Farribault, commanding the regiment, saw my paper, he properly released me, remarking that he did not know what they had carried me there for with the evidence before them that I was not a deserter. I have, therefore, been unjustly advertised as a deserter by Lt. Hinton, ruthlessly torn from my needy family, put into a prison, carried to the regiment and released without money to pay my way back home. Some friends were kind enough to mail me the money to enable me to return to my family which my poverty and my bad health renders me poorly able to pay. William Gattis Wake County, 30th August. We were pleased to see in the city on Wednesday Captain J.J. Guthrie, now commanding the Arctic at the mouth of Capt Fear. He was among the ablest and most trusted officers in the old Federal navy and he has performed important services since in the Confederate cause on the Mississippi. We know of no one who deserves promotion more than Captain Guthrie. The 59th Regiment N.C.T. was organized here yesterday by the election of the following field officers: James D. Radcliffe, Colonel William S. Devane, Lt. Colonel Henry Harding, Major The following companies comprise this regiment: Company A from Sampson Co., Captain W.S. Devane Company B, Beaufort County, Captain Henry Harding Company C, Craven County, Captain Edward Mallott Company D, Chatham County, Captain N.A. Ramsay Company E, Greene County, Captain A. Croom Company F, Pitt, Greene and Wilson Counties, Captain A.J. Moore Company G, New Hanover County, Captain J.F. Moore Company H, Martin County, Captain W.B. Lanier Company I, Allegheny County, Captain A.B. Cox Company K, Onslow County, Captain F.D. Koonce Wilmington Journal, 6th inst. North Carolina Standard Raleigh September 17, 1862 General Joseph Graham of Lincoln County, N.C., has left a name renowned as a Revolutionary War hero. His mantle has fallen upon his descendants. His youngest son, ex-Governor William A. Graham (who we though ought to be a general and perhaps would have been if he were of the officer seeking type) has five sons in the Army. His sister, the youngest daughter of General Graham and wife of Rev. Dr. Robert H. Morrison has two sons and four sons-in-law in the service, two of the latter being “Bethel” Hill and “Stonewall” Jackson. North Carolina Standard Raleigh September 24, 1862 Headquarters 48th Regiment Centreville Road Sept. 3 The following named men are deserters from this regiment and $30 reward will be paid for their apprehension and delivery of each to the regiment: Company K, Captain Atwood, Forsythe Co: D.P. Yonkley, Jeff Yonkley, Enoch Reese, Thomas W. Drall Company G, Captain Jones, Chatham County: Amos Crotis(?) Crotts(?), Alex Russell Company H, Captain Michael, Davidson County: Franklin Toman Company D, Moore County: B. Maline, R.B. Stewart, William Peet(?), Jno. W. Freeman, B.B. Johnson Company D, Davidson County: J.J. Williams, J.P. Williams, A. West, W.B. Teague, H.S. Young Company B, Captain Hill, Davidson County: Othe C. Bean, Peter Carrell By Order of Colonel Hill H.J. Gaston, Adjutant September 19, 1862 North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 1, 1862 I will pay $30 for the apprehension and delivery into this camp of the following deserters from my company: John W.Trollinger (see follow up article in the Oct. 22 issue on this man) W.M. Graves Calvin McAdams All of Alamance County, who enlisted under my on the 7th day July last A.W. Howerton 1st Lt., Company I, 57th Regiment Camp Salisbury, near Richmond, Va., 9-23 Rev. A. Toomer Porter, of Charleston, S.C., the chaplain of the 25th S.C. Regiment, has kindly furnished us with the following list of N.C. wounded soldiers he found at Payne, Newby and Company’s hospital at Warrenton, Virginia recently. His letter says “I will furnish you with further accounts of your men as I find them. All men are doing well though badly wounded. They are out of money and need clothes.” P.B. Hennes, 22nd N.C.R. wounded both knees W. Hovell, Company E, 6th N.C.R., breast C.B. Brown, Company D, 6th N.C.R., side C.W. Swisher, Company G(?), 6th N.C.R., neck E. Malone, Company K, 6th N.C.R., thigh R.S. Stubblefield, Company H, 6th N.C.R., leg K. Hicks, Company C(?), 6th N.C.R., hip We are pleased to announce the arrival in this city of Col. C.M. Avery, Captain O.R. Rand and others from the prisons of the Yankees. Their fellow citizens hail their return. The 31st N.C.R. has been re-organized, we hear, at Camp Mangum by the following officers: Col. J.V. Jordan, re-elected; Captain E.R. Liles of Anson as lieutenant colonel; Major J.J. Yates re-elected. This regiment, it will be recalled, was captured at the fall of Roanoke Island and was paroled. Having recently been exchanged, it has just been re-organized and soon will be ready for the field. Company C, 31st Regiment N.C.V.—we learn that this company, formerly commanded by Captain Betts, was re-organized on the 15th inst., by the election of the following officers: W.J. Long, captain; T.H. Wray, 1st lt.; J.C. Williams, 2nd lt.; F.H. Godwin, Jr., 3rd Lt. We herein publish the names of two North Carolina boys whose bravery, patriotism and order should tinge with shame the weather stained and aged marked faces of many stalwart men who are cowardly skulking duty and avoiding the battlefield. The first youth is only 14 years old who panted for the field of danger and who would go although his parents had already consecrated all their sons except him—six in number—to the service of their country. On the Potomac, on the Peninsula, and around Richmond, this brave lad heroically served his country and through the mercy of God he went through the fiery flood tide of battle that razed so furiously around Richmond until he trod the gory field of Malvern Hill. There he was wounded in the arm and although told to “go to the rear” would not, saying “it would be over soon and he wanted to see the end”. He was soon wounded in the eye and his face and side by a shell. For a long time—some two days I think—he was left upon the field. He is now gradually recovering. His name is Eugene Wiggins, youngest son of a well known gentleman of Halifax County. The second boy is scarcely 14 who would go “to the wars” and upon battlefield after battlefield illustrated the glory of our arms. He has up to this time passed through the trying ordeals without damage from bullets. He is still in the service though he has been entreated to return. His name is Richard Taylor, of Oxford County. North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 8, 1862 A correspondent informs us that the 2nd N.C. Battalion is at Drury’s Bluff and has recently elected Dr. W.H. Wheeler of Salem to be its colonel. To the Citizens of Randolph County On going into battle at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on the 17th inst., the men of the 46th Regiment were ordered to throw off their knapsacks, blankets, etc. After the battle they were ordered off in another direction and lost both clothing and blankets. They will very soon need winter clothing and can draw that from the government but blankets, socks, etc. are very scarce. About forty men of Company G are thus deprived of these articles and we therefore appeal to the generosity of our friends for help. Please deliver what you can to Rev. B. Craven, Trinity College or John B. Troy at Troy’s Store on or before the 12th October and they will promptly forward the material. O.(?) W. Carr Captain, Company G A correspondent in Cold Spring, Carroll County, Va., desires us to make known to authorities in this state that there is a man calling himself James Gurley, a deserter from this state now lying in the Blue Ridge near Piper’s Gap who has a horse and wagon and has been hauling liquor about in that city and passing counterfeit money. Our informant says that Gurley admitted that he has a family below High Point and that he stabbed a man while at Camp Mangum. He can be found near Cold Spring, Carroll Co., Va. North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 15, 1862 We regret to learn that Col. F.M. Parker, 30th Regiment N.C.T. was seriously wounded in the Battle of Sharpsburg. He was struck by a minie ball on the head, the ball fracturing and taking off part of the skull. The colonel is deservedly respected and beloved by his regiment and a braver man never drew a sword. We learn that the 30th Regiment displayed great coolness and courage at Sharpsburg. We are yet without the list of killed and wounded from this regiment. We are informed that Captain Charles E. Shober(?) Sheber(?) has been elected lieutenant colonel of the 2nd N.C. Battalion in place of W.H. Wheeler, resigned. This was the battalion that was commanded by Colonel Green and acted so gallantly on Roanoke Island. $90 Reward Company D, 30th N.C.R. The above reward will be paid for the apprehension and safe delivery to this company of the following men: M.M. Massey of Wake County T.P. Mangum and John Vaughn, Granville County Or, 430 for each of the above men. North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 22, 1862 We have received a letter from a member of the 26th N.C.R. in which he says the officers of that regiment wish to know what Governor Clark had to do with the filling of the vacancies of the field officers of that regiment. It has been said that Governor Clark had reserved the office of major of that regiment for Captain Rand. They wish to know who gave to Governor Clark the power to reserve the office of major for or confer it upon Captain Rand or anyone else. The law says that after the re-organization of the volunteer regiments all vacancies occurring above a third lieutenant are to be filled by the regular promotion according to seniority. Lts. A.J. Steadman and J.L. Doggett of this state have been appointed to the Confederate States Signal Corps. Lt. Col. J.A. DeLagnol has been appointed to command the arsenal at Fayetteville in place of Captain Booth deceased. Notice: My son, John Trollinger, Company I, 57th Regiment, having been advertised by Lt. A.W. Howerton of the said company as a deserter, I take leave to say that he is no deserter and the fact that he was sick at the time in the hospital at Salisbury must have been known to said Howerton. I have certificates in my possession from doctors of good standing to show that my son is too sick to return to his company. He will do so as soon as his health is perfectly restored. Joseph J. Trollinger, Alamance Co., 20th Oct. Deserters 22nd Regiment N.C.T., having left their companies without permission or abused their furloughs, are published as deserters by the order of the general and a reward of $30 will be paid for each man arrested and turned over to any Confederate officer. Company A, Caldwell County Sgt. L.M. Pinkins, Ptes. L.L. Anderson, Marcus Deal, S.A. Dale, C.A. Greer, S.F. Harper, R.C. Hanger, Henry Jones, J.G. Couty, T.J. Knight, W.A. Lingle, Monroe Lingle, Jube McMillan, E.P. Miller, J.C. Sherrill, Alfred Story, Nathan Teague(?), John Wilson, Cade Simmons, J.A. Watts J.M. Isebell, Captain, Company A Company B, McDowell County Corps. John Elliott, Joshua Chapman, Ptes. J.L. Atwood, John R. Cook, W.G. Cox, S.B. Cox, G.W. Conner, William Elliott, J. L. Ingle, D.W. Jamison, J.P. Jamison, William McGilliard, Charles Pyatt, William Smith, Jacob Seagly, William Walton, J.G. Padget A.S. Finley, Captain, Company B Company E, Guilford County Ptes. Hanson Archer, Peter Brower, S.G. Burton, W.A. Flinn, Eli Hill, Jesse Jester, James Lefflin, J.T. Pegram, D. Powers, C.C. Perkins, P.W. Pratt, B.F. Roberts, William H. Reeves, Henry Shoe, Shelby Struck, W. Willowby, M.D. Medearin(?) J.A. Hooper, Captain, Company E Company F, Allegheny County Sgt. R. Blevins, Ptes. M.G. Alexander, H.R. Wagoner, S.G. Caldwell, E.J. Horn, J. Blevins, S. Crows, J. Fender, J. Hoppers Willism L. Mitchell, Captain, Company F Company G, Caswell County Ptes. W.W. Durham, G.V. Strader, Steve Snow, R.J. Mitchell, Joseph Prior, A.B. Burton, T. G. Roberson, Richard Simpson, G.M. Thurman, W.M. Nance, L. Walker, William Sanders, John Sanders, r.Burnee(?) Curnes(?). The last six names are home on false discharge papers. George w. Graves, Captain, Company G Company H, Stokes County Sgt. M.T. Mitchell, Ptes. Hardin Ally, G.W. Manual, T.H. Orrender, T.B. Duggins, Joyn D. Galewood, or Gatewood, Richard T. Martin, John H. Lisk, S.M. Ward, or Word, H.C. Lackey, William S. Joyce, R.G. Ames William L. Vins, Captain, Company H Company I, Randolph County Sgt. H. Rush, Ptes. J. Alford, D. Abred, L. Breenlowe, J. Brown, M. Cross, U. Cross, M. Daniel, A.G. Davis, W. Frazier, R.N. Glenn, M. Hix, Richard Heraldson, M. Jarrell, H. Latham, H.S. Heath, E. Latham, K. Latham, J. Latham, J.M. McDowell, W.H. McMasters, H. Morgan, J. Phillips, C. Robbins, F.W. Robbins, A. Robbins, N. Richardson, Edward P. Suits(?), R. Trugden, W. Walker, D.W. Winbourne, T.J. Wood, J.W. Heath, James Hannor(?) G.V. Lamb, Captain, Company I Company K, McDowell County Sgt. J. W. Crawford, Ptes. J.W.L. Bradley, S.J. Bradley, W.G. Bailey, J.E. Bailey, C. Curtis, N. Conner, F. (or P.) Coswell, E.L.F. Haines, William Hogan, William O’Dear (or O’Dean), M. Smith, M. H. (?) Wilkerson, W.A. Yarborough, B. Miller, J.T. Reed, M. Dunkin C.H. Burgin, Captain, Company K Company L, Randolph County Ptes. D. Boon, W.D. Brower, D.W. Breedlowe, D.C. Craven, A.J. Craven, P. Clapp, G. T. (or I.) Dennis, J. Hicks, A. Jackson, C.c. Jones, J.H. Cosard(?), C.c. Steed, R.W. Stinson, A. Walker, J.M. Elder, William Johnson, D. (or B.) Maley, T. Latin(?), J.B. Thomas J.A.C. Brown, Captain, Company L Company M, Randolph County Ptes. J.E. Campbell, T.F. Cross, Jacob Foust, Christian Foust, J.M. Foust, Peter Foust, J.F. Foster, W.M. Glasgow, L.F. Holder, J.M. Hays, E.W. Hays, William Hardin, Stanley Kivett, Troy Kivett, Joel Kivett, B.Y. Langley, A.G. McDaniel, Alson Routh, J.M. Routh, Solomon Trogden, Jeremiah Trogden, David Wright, Daniel Yeargen, Darius York, J.A. Abred Laban O’Dell, Captain, Company M Major C. Cole, Commanding, 22nd Regiment R.W. Cole, Lt., Acting Adjutant 21st October, 1862 The passenger train from Richmond to Staunton on the 16th inst., ran off the track near Charlottesville, precipitating several cars over a precipice, killing seven and wounding 50 soldiers. Among the wounded were two N.C. Soldiers, D.C. McMasters, Company I, 22nd Regiment, injured in both hips and W.A. Loudermilk, Company C, 2nd N.C., both thighs broke. Ellis Light Artillery This company has been recently recruited. Capt. Lloyd’s battery from Tarboro has been disbanded. Fifty five men and one lieutenant have been added to the Ellis Light Infantry. The company is now, therefore, composed of 150 privates and 14 non commissioned officers and five commissioned officers. The officers of the company are now: B.C. Manly, captain; B.B. Guion, Sr., 1st lieutenant; C.C. Wrenshall, Jr., 2nd lieutenant; L. Dunn, 3rd lieutenant; J. Payne, 4th lieutenant, James Powell, orderly sergeant, James McKimmon, commissary sergeant; W.B. Allen, 1st Sgt.; William E. Pell, 2nd Sgt.; H.P. Lynn(?) Lyon(?), 3rd Sgt.; James Dunn, 4th Sgt.; W.A. Thompson, 5th Sgt.; ------- Slade, 6th Sgt.; James Thompson, 1st Corp.; H.J. Robertson, 2nd Corp.; R. Brooks, 3rd Corp.; M.F. Cummings, 4th Corp.; W.A. Wedding, 5th Corp.; W. Bryant, 6th Corp. Col. Allan of Madison County has at length succeeded in raising his legion in the western counties. It has been organized, elected a Captain Keith Lieutenant Colonel of infantry and Lt. Garnett as major. The legion embraces one regiment of infantry, 800 cavalry under Lt. Col. Falk and one company of artillery under Col. Allen. North Carolina Standard Raleigh October 29, 1862 Railroad Accident A most frightful and disastrous accident occurred on the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad between Huntsville and Forestville on Tuesday morning last about 6:30 by which four persons were killed and 16 or 17 wounded. It appears that a gravel train under the management of Sidney Hinton, engineer, left Raleigh in the morning just in the rear of the mail train for the north, when it should have gone earlier in the rear of the freight train. This gravel train met the accommodation train filled with passengers as it was coming south towards Raleigh and the collision between the two was terrible. Lt. H.J.B. Clark of Craven of the 2nd State Troops, a Mr. Nesbitt of Concord and Jr. J.J. Berryhill of Charlotte were instantly killed; and Mr. Thomas Rowland of Stanly County received injuries the result of which he died after two hours. The following were wounded: Col. Robert Mowman and son of Newberry, S.C., very slightly W.D. Kivven of Darlington District, S.C., very slightly Sgt. Hardy, 59th Regiment, Bertie Co., N.C. breast bruised William S. Templeton, Iredell Co., N.C. contusion in face Andrew J. Wright, Granville Co., left leg broken Mrs. Jane Hayworth, Davidson Co., N.C., badly bruised Mrs. Eva C. Rowland, Stanly Co., left leg broken Roscoe Barrus, Pollocksville, Jones Co., N.C., breast bruised John A. Barrus, Pollacksville, Jones Co., N.C., abdomen Alex G. Barrus, Pollacksville, Jones Co., N.C., five years old, hip and leg bruised William Moore, High Point, N.C., arm shattered L.L. Conrad, Davidson Co., N.C., left foot cut off Albert Ellington, Henderson, Granville Co., N.C, both legs broke below the knee The bodies of the dead were brought to this city under the charge of John R. Harrison and on Wednesday morning those of Lt. Clark and Messrs. Rowland and Berryhill were sent to their friends and the body of Mr. Nesbitt interred in the graveyard near this city. Mr. Ellington at his urgent request, was sent back to Henderson and the rest brought to this city and cared for. The most distressing case, perhaps, was that of Mrs. Rowland. She had been to Richmond for the body of her deceased husband and his corpse was on the train accompanied by Mr. Thomas Rowland, his father and herself. She was removed to the home of J.G. Brommell at the old Gaston Depot, where she is now doing well. Her leg was amputated Tuesday evening by Surgeon General Warren and Dr. McKee and there is every prospect at present that she will recover. Mr. Conrad and several others were removed to the hospital at the fairgrounds and his leg was amputated by Dr. Haywood.