Military Information, Formations and News Winter, 1861-1862

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    Military Information, Formations and News
    WINTER 1861-62
    North Carolina Standard
    November 27, 1861
    The 37th Regiment was organized at High Point on Wednesday last by the 
    election of the following officers:  C.C. Lee as colonel, William Barber as lt. 
    colonel, J.B. Bryan as major.
    The announcement of officers of companies of the 35th Regiment last week 
    contained an error, the name of William T. Jones, Company A was incorrect, 
    it should have been Thomas J. Jones.
    Lt. Woolen, taken prisoner on Santa Rosa Island by the Confederates and 
    imprisoned at Montgomery has been exchanged for Lt. Sharpe, captured by 
    the Federals at Hatteras.
    North Carolina Standard
    December 4, 1861
    In a strict encounter with pistols and bowie knives at Goldsboro some days 
    ago, Mr. Privett was killed instantly by a pistol shot.  Several parties were 
    engaged on both sides.
    North Carolina Standard
    December 11, 1861
    Ft. Helen, Virginia, Nov. 27
    Mr. Editor:
    Your readers have been ignorant of the maneuvers of the 4th Regiment 
    N.C.V. for some time past and taking it for granted that a letter from camp 
    would not be objectionable I ask a small space in your paper for the purpose 
    of giving some news.
    Our regiment is still near Smithfield.  We have finished our winter quarters 
    and are as satisfied and comfortable as any regiment of men who wish to be.  
    Since we have got in our quarters the camp has been changed from Camp 
    Bee to Fort Bee.  Two companies, the Raleigh Rifles and Cleaveland Blues 
    have been quartered at the Bay for the winter.  They have also got into their 
    quarters and the camp is called Ft. Ellen in honor of Col. Daniel’s estimable 
    lady.  The two companies are under the command of Major Folson(?).
    It was rumored through camp the other day and the rumor is still rife, that we 
    were going to be sent to Kentucky, which meets the common disapprobation
    of all the soldiers I have conversed with on the subject.  Now, if we had been 
    sent there a month or two ago, we could not have been better pleased but 
    after having worked and toiled to build quarters to make us comfortable 
    during the winter and fortifications to protect us we are loath to leave them 
    and go to a colder region where we will have nothing but worn out tents to 
    protect us from the snow storms in western Kentucky.
    We have heard with much astonishment of the appointment of L. 
    O’B Branch as Brigadier General in the C.S. Army.  I guess that he has 
    forgotten that when the Raleigh Rifles were formed,  he appeared before 
    the company and made a speech of nearly an hours length, throwing 
    officers to the dogs—announcing that he was among the first to bring 
    on the war and that he was going fully into the fight as a private in the 
    company he then addressed.  As soon as the meeting of the company 
    had adjourned, he proceeded to the court house where at a meeting of 
    the citizens had convened.  
    As soon as he entered the hall, he was called upon for a speech.  He 
    responded to the call and in his remarks he went on to tell his listeners 
    abut his volunteering—that he hoped they would go and do as he had
    done—that he had set them an example—(and I doubt not but at the 
    same time he had the commission in his pocket).  The sentiment of 
    all the soldiers that I have heard speak of about his appointment is 
    “God deliver us from such generals as General Branch”.
    Colonels Daniel and Lovejoy have been sick for the past few weeks but 
    are now improving rapidly.  The health of the regiment is good.  The 
    Raleigh Rifles had an election yesterday for first lieutenant to fill the 
    vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lt. S. H. (or B.?) Rogers and 
    Quentin Bushee was unanimously elected.
    One of the Potomac correspondents of the Richmond Dispatch gave a 
    graphic and interesting account of the recent charge by a portion of Col. 
    Ransom’s cavalry regiment by which 26 prisoners and a number of horses, 
    pistols, sabers, etc., were captured.  Lt. Cowles of Company A attacked 
    the enemy’s attacked the enemy’s cavalry with a small force of 25.  The 
    Yankees fled and on the 26th, Col. Ransom himself led about 120 men 
    to the charge.  The Yankees were totally routed and no body of men ever 
    charged more gallantly or with more enthusiasm than Col. Ransom and 
    his men.  Sgts. E. Green and Lappard and Ptes. Nim Triplett, J.L. Todd, 
    S.J. Brown, D.P. Mast of Company D; Lt. Roane of Company K; Primrose 
    (no rank), Company H; and Sgts. Hagart, and Farmer of Company B are 
    spoken of as having distinguished themselves.  Major Gordon of Wilkes 
    was far ahead in the charge and killed two of the enemy and wounded others.  
    Every North Carolinian is justly proud of this noble regiment.
    We learn from the Washington Journal that General Green’s Battalion 
    which is a part of the Wise Legion has arrived at Wilmington and is 
    encamped there.  The officers of the battalion are Wharton J. Green, lt. 
    colonel; Marcus Erwin, major; Frank Patterson, surgeon; S. D. Young, 
    assistant surgeon; Capt. A.H. Shuford, commissary; W.R. Landrum, 
    acting adjutant.  There are five companies with the following captains:  
    R.C. Overby, Milton Smith, L.M. Allen, E. Smith, W.S. Du Bose.  
    Capt. Shuford is a native of this state but recently from Georgia.  He 
    at one time represented Catawba in the legislature.
    North Carolina Standard
    December 25, 1861
    37th Regiment
    This fine regiment now in camp at High Point was organized on the 20th November.
    The officers are:
    Colonel Charles C. Lee, Charlotte
    Lt. Colonel William M. Barber, Wilkesboro
    Major John G. Bryan, Alexander Co.
    Adjutant William T. Nicholson, Halifax Co.
    Quartermaster R.N. Oates, Charlotte
    Commissary H. (or B.?) D. Stowe(?), Gaston Co.
    Surgeon James Dickerson(?), Wilkes Co.
    Assistant Surgeon James Tracy, Cleaveland Co.
    Chaplain H. (?) J.(?) Steagle(?), Union
    Captain John Hargzog, Ashe Co., Company A
    Captain Jonathan Horton(?), Watauga(?), Company B
    Captain J.M. Potts(?), Mecklenburg Co., Company C
    Captain J.B. Ashcroft, Union Co., Company D
    Captain William Farthing, Watauga Co., Company E
    Captain C.N. H - - kerson, Wilkes Co., Company F
    Captain James Reed(?), Alexander Co., Company G
    Captain N. G.(?) Rankin, Gaston Co., Company H
    Captain J.B. Harrison, Mecklenburg, Company I
    Captain John Ross, Allegheny Co., Company K
    The Rocky Mt(?) Mine(?) Rangers is the name of a fine company from 
    Alexander Co., now at Camp Mangum near this place.  The officers are:  
    Capt. George W. Sharpe, 1st Lieutenant John E. Rheim, 2nd Lt. 
    George W. Flowers, 3rd  Lt. Joseph W. Stephenson.  They were accepted 
    November 2, 1861
    North Carolina Standard
    January 15, 1862
    The New York Herald gives the following list of prisoners (commissioned 
    officers) ordered to be paroled by General Orders:
    J.A.J. Bradford, Colonel, C.S. Army
    W.S.G. Andrews, Major, N.C. State Troops
    William F. Martin, Colonel, 7th Regiment, N.C.V
    G.W. Johnson, Lt. Colonel, 7th Regiment, N.C.V.
    J.A. d’Lagnel, Captain, C.S. Army
    L.L. Clements, Captain, 7th Regiment, N.C.V.
    T.J.P. Cahoone, Captain, 7th Regiment, N.C.V.
    J.B. Shannon, Lt., N.C. State Troops
    G.C. Lamb, Lt., N.C. State Troops
    Charles H. Tyler, Lt. Col., C.S. Army
    North Carolina Standard
    January 22, 1862
    Deserted on the 25th December last, Thomas Pleasant Myers, a private
    in my company at Camp Mangum near Raleigh.  Said Myers has a fair 
    complexion, blue eyes, light hair, five feet ten inches tall, 23 years of 
    age and has a stammering in his speech, especially when excited by liquor.  
    $30 reward will be paid for any apprehension and delivery of Myers to me at 
    Camp Mangum
    C.L. Cook, Captain, Company B
    38th Regiment N.C.V.
    Captain Wheeler’s company from Forsythe has joined Colonel Green’s 
    Regiment and left for Wilmington.
    We learn that the 38th Volunteers at Camp Mangum near this place have 
    chosen their field officers as follows:  Capt. William J. Hoke of Lincoln as 
    colonel; Captain Oliver H. Dockery of Richmond as lieutenant colonel; 
    Captain Sharpe of Alexander as major.
    North Carolina Standard
    February 26, 1862
    Lt. Colonel Starr, late of the Bethel Regiment, of Fayetteville, is raising 
    an artillery corps.
    North Carolina Standard
    April 9, 1862
    We learn that the Bethel Regiment was re-organized at Camp Mangum 
    on the 31st ult by the election of the following officers:  
    C. Leventhorpe, of the 34th N.C.R as colonel
    Captain Owen of the 1st Regiment as lt. colonel
    W.A. Eliason of Iredell as major.
    Our camps of instruction are alive with soldiers.  Several regiments have 
    organized and elected their officers and as errors have occurred in our 
    notices on some occasions we give a correct one below:
    Bethel Regiment Reorganized, C. Leventhorpe, Colonel
    W.A. Owen, Lt. Colonel
    William A. Elison, Major
    43rd Regiment Junius Daniel, Colonel
    Thomas S. Kenan, Lt. Colonel
    W.J. Boggan, Major
    44th Regiment, G.B. Singletary, Colonel
    R.C. Cotton, Lt. Colonel
    E. Cromwell, Major
    45th Regiment, J. Daniel, Colonel
    J.H. Morehead, Lt. Colonel
    A.J. Boyd, Major
    46th Regiment, E.D. Hall, Colonel
    William A. Jenkins, Lt. Colonel
    R.J. Mitchell, Major
    47th Regiment, S.H. Rogers, Colonel
    G. H. Faribault, Lt. Colonel
    Jno. A. Graves, Major
    48th Regiment, R.C. Hill, Colonel
    S.H. Walkup, Lt. Colonel
    B.R. Huske, Major
    North Carolina Standard
    April 16, 1862
    North Carolina Tigers—This company has recently been raised in Wake 
    and is said to be a fine body of men.  The officers are:  Dr. C.T. Haughton, 
    Captain; S.W. Mitchell, 1st Lt.; S.A. Hinton, 2nd Lt.
    North Carolina Standard
    April 23, 1862
    We learn that Governor Clark has appointed Major Matthew W. Davis of 
    Rutherford Co. as Colonel of Spruill’s Regiment of Cavalry.  He has been 
    some 13 years in the Federal service and resigned last April 1 and was 
    in the Battle of Manassas.
    North Carolina Standard
    April 30, 1862
    A friend has furnished us with the following correct list of killed and 
    wounded of the 15th Regiment in the recent skirmish with the enemy 
    on the Warwick River.  We learn that only 500 of the regiment were 
    engaged against three or four times their number.  The enemy had taken 
    possession of the rifle pits and the 15th fought them two hours and 
    fifteen minutes without aid from any quarter and at length drove them 
    back with heavy losses.
    Killed:  Col. McKinney, Privates Yandells of Company B; Joseph Towery 
    of Company D; William Finch of Company D; Francis Gibbs of Company 
    F; 5th Sgt. H.M. Clendenin of Company H; Privates Elmsley Steel of 
    Company H; Hardy Wood of Company H; James H. Parker of Company I; 
    William Boon of Company K; J.S. Fooskel(?) of Company M; M.H. 
    Bennett of Company M
    Wounded:  Captain S.F. Stencil, Company A, dangerously; 2nd Sgt. 
    A.V. Helms of Company D, mortally; Corp. B.G. Coon of Company B; 
    Pte. Thomas Mills, since dead of Company B; pte. Francis Cuthbertson, 
    Company B; W.C. Wolf, Company B; F. R. Barcrow of Company B; 
    James Downs, since dead, Company D; John Sherrard of Company E; 
    W.A. Avers of Company F; John McDonald and Francis Morrison of 
    Company F; Samuel D. Gordon of Company G; W.G.C. Bradshaw of 
    Company H; C.C. McMurray, John L. Roy (or Ray), W.H. Guthrie, F.R. 
    Mays of Company H; Richard Green of Company I; 2nd Lt. J.J. Reid of 
    Company K; Orderly Sgt. R.W. Thomas of Company K; 2nd Sgt. G.H. 
    Griffin, Company K; 4th Sgt. J.B. Armstrong, Company K; 1st Corp. 
    John Dillard, 3rd Corp. William Thompson, since dead, Private S.R. 
    Hilliard, J.W.J. Melton, J.W. Batts, J.H. Freeman, all of Company K; 
    Brevet 2nd Lt. L.J. Merritt of Company M; Pte. S.M. Rigsbee of Company M.
    Lt. Merritt who was wounded in the arm, passed through this place 
    on Saturday on his way home.  We are glad to learn his wounds are 
    not dangerous ones.
    Major William Gaston Lewis of the 33rd Regiment N.C.T. has been elected 
    Lt. Colonel of the 43rd Regiment now at Camp Mangum near this city.  Major 
    Lewis is the son of Dr. John W. Lewis formerly of this place.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 4, 1861
    Captain Kelly’s company from Moore County, the fourth, we believe, from that patriotic county, 
    arrived here on Friday afternoon last in the Western Railroad train, and were entertained by the 
    town until 8:30 on Saturday morning, when they marched to the river and took passage on the 
    steamer for Wilmington, whence they will proceed to Raleigh to form part of the 35th Regiment.  
    They are a fine looking, handsomely equipped and orderly body of men, consisting as follows:
    Moore County Scotch Riflemen
    Captain John M. Kelly
    1st Lt. William M. Black
    2nd Lt. E. McN. Blue
    2nd Lt. (Junior) W.T. Jones
    1st Sgt. Neill R. Kelly
    2nd Sgt. A. McF. Cameron
    3rd Sgt. Moses Briton
    4th Sgt. D.P. McDonald
    5th Sgt. Roderick McRae
    1st Corporal John R. Jenkins
    2nd Corporal ------------
    3rd Corporal Kenneth C. McDonald
    4th Corporal A.M. Campbell
    Buril Baley
    Duncan Black
    A.L. Blue
    Daniel Blue
    John A. Blue
    Malcolm P.H. Blue
    Duncan A. Blue
    Durham Bundies
    G.H. Cagle
    John F. Cameron
    Alex Cameron(?)
    Solomon N. Cole
    W.W. Cox 
    A.M Currie
    D.J. Currie(?)
    D.M. Currie
    J.L. Currie
    J.A. Currie
    A. Davidson
    Archibald Dowdy
    Jas. Dowdy
    John C. Ferguson
    Neill M. Ferguson
    W.H.H. Fry
    W.W. Fry
    A. Goins
    H. Goins
    J. Goins
    R. Goins
    Jacob Goodman
    Job Goodman
    Timothy Goodman
    J. Hall
    Neill Hannon
    J. Harrington
    Marshall Hodge
    S.W. Humber
    D.P. Jackson
    Noah Jackson
    W.A. Jackson
    Archibald Johnson
    J.A.G. Johnson
    George M. Lewis
    John R. McCallum
    J.W. McCaskill
    Allen E. McDonald
    A.J. McDonald
    Alex McDonald
    D.L. McDonald
    Hugh McDonald
    J.W. McDonald
    John McDonald
    J.F. McDonald, Sr.
    J.F. McDonald, Jr.
    John McInnis(?)
    Neill McInnis
    Archibald McLean
    H.L. McLemore
    John McLeod
    Malcolm A. McNeill
    M.M. McRae
    J.M. Maples
    Andrew Medlin
    Neill Medlin
    W.B. Monroe
    Hugh Moore
    J.A. Muse
    N.A. Patterson
    Malcolm Ray, Sr.
    Malcolm Ray, Jr.
    E. Rose
    J.O. Saunders
    Levi Sheffield
    J.D.F. Smith
    Stephen Smith
    Lawrence Stewart
    D.A. Thompson
    Absalom Vick
    Rufus Wallace
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 18, 1861
    For the Observer
    Meadow Bluff, Virginia, Nov. 8
    Messrs Editors:
    The following is a list of the Cumberland Plough Boys who have recently died, together with the 
    dates of their deaths.  Please publish for the information of their friends
    John Barnes died Oct. 12
    R.P. Freeman died Oct. 13
    James Edge died Oct. 14
    John R. Shaw and L. Faircloth died Oct. 17
    James Collier died Oct. 22
    Daniel Bain died Oct. 26
    James Cobb died Nov. 7
    I am very glad to state that the health of our company is somewhat better.  Although many of our 
    men are unable to perform duty, yet we have only two or three dangerous cases.  I think the same 
    is true to some extent of the regiment.  Still, there are many who will never open their eyes again 
    upon their homes and the loved ones they have left behind.
    The surgeon of our regiment has resigned and gone home, his failing health having rendered this 
    course necessary.  It is reported that he avowed his intention to use every exertion to have our 
    regiment ordered back to North Carolina.  God knows how gladly such an order would be obeyed.
    Dr. Millard, who was sent through the humane exertions of Mr. J.C. Blocker, arrived here yesterday 
    morning and proceeded immediately to Blue Sulphur Springs to attend our sick brothers.
    All the Plough Boys entertain a high sense of the obligations they are under to Mr. Blocker and the 
    other patriotic citizens of Cumberland for the many kindnesses extended to them.  Should the 
    dastardly foe ever give us the opportunity we will endeavor to show ourselves worthy of these 
    favors.  The regiment is to be moved tomorrow to Blue Sulphur Springs, where most of our sick 
    Very Respectfully,
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 25, 1861
    The following companies and officers compose the 35th Regiment, of which Rev. Jas. Sinclair is 
    Colonel, M.D. Craton Lt. Col., and O.C. Petway Major:
    Company A, Rough and Ready Boys, Onslow County
    Captain C.C. Barry
    Lieutenants S.B. Taylor, C.G. Cox, O. (or C.?)F. Costen
    Company B, Marion Men, McDowell County
    Captain William Halyburton
    Lieutenants A.M. Erwin, S.J. Blackwell, and J. Goodwin
    Company C, Scotch Riflemen, Moore County
    Captain John M. Kelly
    Lieutenants William M. Black, E.M. Blue, and Thomas J. Jones
    Company D, Haw River Boys, Chatham County
    Captain H.J. Lasater
    Lieutenants R.E. Petty, T.W. Richardson, C.A. Boon
    Company E, Person Boys, Person County
    Captain John G. Jones
    Lieutenants G.Y. Jones, Carter Day, G.D. Torian
    Company F, Redwine Beauregards, Union County
    Captain T.W. Redwine
    Lieutenants John Warwick, Robert Mann, Sanford Howie
    Company G, Henderson Rifles, Henderson County
    Captain J.P. Jordan
    Lieutenants Brownlow Morris, Joshua Garring, Allen Case
    Company H, Mecklenburg Farmers, Mecklenburg County
    Captain H. M. Dixon
    Lieutenants D.G. Maxwell, D.A. Caldwell, S.C. Hunter
    Company I, Wayne County Volunteers, Wayne County
    Captain A.J. Finlayson 
    Lieutenants John F. Kennedy, W.B.H. Langston, W.R. Bass
    Company K, Burke and Catawba Sampsons
    Captain J.K. Ellis
    Lieutenants P.A. Warlick, J.T. Johnson, A. Stamey
    Raleigh Standard
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, December 16, 1861
    On Board the Steamer Albemarle, Albemarle Sound, Dec. 11
    Messrs. Editors:  The 31st Regiment was ordered from Fort Hill to Roanoke Island last week, and 
    on Saturday evening we took up our line of march for Plymouth, sending most of our baggage 
    around by water.  Col. Jordan and several of his officers went b steamer, the command of the first 
    and second divisions devolving respectively on Captains Godwin and Liles.  We were favored with 
    remarkable fine weather—the men were cheerful and pleased at the change and everything 
    passed off comfortably and pleasantly on the march. About 100 men were left at the hospital in 
    Washington under the care of Dr. Gallagher, post surgeon.  Seventeen of our men—the “OK Boys” 
    of Anson are among the sick, though only one or two of them were considered dangerously so.  
    Every attention and kindness were shown by the hospitable citizens along the route and at no 
    place yet visited by us have the manifestations of liberality and patriotism been more striking than 
    at Plymouth, where we arrived on Monday morning and remained until today.  While we live the 
    memory of our stay there will be remembered by us with pleasure and none among us will ever 
    forget the names of Spruill, Phelps, Latham, Nichols, Norcom and many others when we speak of 
    generous, kind, liberal, intelligent and patriotic people.  The whole of the regiment is now on its way 
    down the Sound.  Three schooners were towed down to the mouth of the river last night and one 
    with the “OK Boys” aboard is in tow of our steamer now.  The others we have not overtaken.  We 
    learn that very comfortable winter quarters are in readiness for us, prepared by Col. Wright’s (Ga.) 
    Regiment which has been ordered to Norfolk.
    In hast, yours truly,
    Third Regiment
    Major General R.C. Gatlan, Adjutant and Inspector General, N.C.
    I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the battle of the 
    27th November near Bartlett’s Mills.
    On the morning of the 27th November, having slept the previous night in the trenches, my regiment, 
    with the rest of the brigade, took up the line of march along the public road, crossing Bartlett’s 
    Mills, and running east of Mine Run; having crossed Mine Run at Bartlett’s Mills, proceeded about 
    two miles, when the head of the column (my regiment) was fired upon by the sharp shooters of the 
    enemy.  I immediately received the order to load, throw our skirmishers and feel the enemy.  This 
    order was accordingly obeyed by sending forward 1st Lt. George W. Ward, with the regular detail 
    of skirmishers, connecting his line with that of the regiment on my right.  This line pushed forward 
    until it came to a heavy line of the enemy’s skirmishers, when Lt. Ward informed me of the fact, 
    and of his inability to hold his position. I then ordered my left company, commanded by Capt. J.B. 
    Brown, to his support, and a second company, commanded by 1st Lt. Stokly, was held in reserve 
    to both.  
    Capt. Brown assuming command of the 1st and 2nd detachments of skirmishers, now formed on 
    one line, vigorously pushed forward, driving the enemy’s sharp shooters back and discovered the 
    enemy drawn up in force in the edge of a field and under a rail fence.  Capt. Brown here received 
    one volley from the main line and was in turn driven in.  Just here the skirmishers were withdrawn, 
    except the regular detail, and the line of battle was formed in a ravine behind, about 400 yards from, 
    and in a diagonal line with this road.  
    I here received an order that the 37th Virginia, on my left, would move farther to the left, which as 
    soon as done I should close to the left and go immediately forward.  Before this order could be 
    obeyed and after the 37th had moved off to the left, the whole right of the brigade moved forward 
    and I then received the order to go forward with it, thus changing my guide to the right instead of 
    tot the left, as previously ordered, and leaving a space of three or four hundred yards between my 
    left and the 37th Virginia, unoccupied.  
    My regiment immediately moved forward in as perfect order as the thick undergrowth and nature of 
    the ground would admit.  Meeting the enemy just where their line crossed the road, here the action 
    was quite sharp for a short time, when the men with a yell charged the position, driving in confusion 
    three strong lines of the enemy before them.  The pursuit was followed for about 800 yards, when I 
    discovered the enemy turning my left.   I immediately changed front, but three companies on the 
    right not hearing this command, did not follow the movement and afterwards formed on the 1st N.C. 
    Regiment on my right, with six companies; my left company having been thrown out previously to 
    aid the 37th Virginia.  
    I changed my front so as to meet the flanking party; but being largely outnumbered, retired to the 
    field beyond the road, where a temporary work had been thrown up of rails and such other material 
    as could be hastily gotten together.  Here I met the Brigade commander and being soon joined by 
    the 37th Virginia, was ordered to remain in that position with sharpshooters thrown well forward.  I 
    remained here until an order was received to form in line with the rest of the brigade on the road.  
    This being done, rested for four or five hours when we moved on beyond Mine Run and bivouacked 
    for the night.
    The officers and men behaved with their usual coolness and courage and where all acted well, no 
    distinction can be made.  The accompanying list of casualties will show with what determination 
    the men entered this contest.
    I cannot speak in too high terms of my Lt. Col., Parsely, and Major Kinnett, for their coolness and 
    precision in discharge of their respective duties; and my thanks are due 1st Lt. Mallett(?), Acting 
    Adjutant; for the faithful performance of his duties, who had his horse killed under him while 
    conveying my orders.
    Respectfully Submitted
    S.D. Thurston, Col., 3rd N.C. Infantry
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 4, 1861
    Camp Fisher, High Point, October 2, 1861
    Messrs Editors:
    The 34th Regiment N.C. Volunteers was organized today by the election of 
    the following field 
    Colonel C. Leaventhorp of Rutherford
    Lt. Col. W.A. Houck of Rowan
    Major M. Schoffner of Stanly
    The companies comprising the regiment are
    Laurel Spring Guards from Ashe, Captain Wilson, Company A
    Sandy Run Yellow Jackets from Rutherford, Capt. Edwards, Company B
    Rutherford Rebels from Rutherford, Capt. Dickerson, Company C
    Oakland Guards, Rowan, Capt. Houck, Company D
    Shady Grove Rangers, Lincoln, Captain Hill, Company E
    Floyd Rifles, Cleveland, Capt. Waters, Company F
    Mecklenburg Boys, Mecklenburg, Capt. Myers, Company G
    Rough and Readys, Cleveland, Capt. Hoey(?), Company H
    Rutherford Band, Rutherford, Capt. Simmons, Company I
    Montgomery Boys, Montgomery, Capt. Spencer, Company K
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Jan. 27, 1862
    The following companies compose the 38th  Regiment, just organized 
    at Raleigh by the election of Col. Hoke, Lt. Col. Dockery, and Major 
    G.W. Sharpe:
    Company A, Capt. A.G. Mosely of Duplin Co.
    Company B, Capt. E.L. Cook of Yadkin
    Company C, Capt. P.B. Troublefield, of Sampson
    Company D, Capt. John Ashford of Sampson
    Company E, Capt. C. (or O.) H. Dockery of Richmond
    Company F, Capt. Joshua Little, of Catawba
    Company G, Capt. G.W. Sharpe of Alexander
    Company H, Capt. Noah Rush of Randolph
    Company I, Capt. C. (or O.) P. Gardner, of Cleveland
    One Company Waiting
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, March 17, 1862
    Anderson Artillery
    This company left here this morning in the boat for Wilmington. The 
    following is a muster roll of the officers and privates:
    Octavius H. Blocker, Captain
    Kinchen J. Braddy, 1st Lt.
    Charles J. Williams, David T. Millard, 2nd lts.
    Henry Benton, Orderly Sgt.
    The other non commissioned officers not yet appointed
    Neil Averett
    H.G. Bullock
    Larkins Bedsole
    James A Baker
    J.D. Baker
    Wm. J. Bullock
    Daniel D. Beard
    James R. Beard
    Edward Cashwell
    J.H. Cashwell
    J. Cashwell
    Zach Collier
    Wyngate Coats
    Alexander Cutts
    Marshall Cashwell
    Peter Campbell
    Enoch Ellis
    Isiah Faircloth
    Solomon Faircloth
    M.J. Graham
    C.R. Gregory
    Joel Hare
    S. Hare
    Wilson Hudson
    P. Hockaday
    Thomas S. Hockaday
    Stephen Hall
    Thomas B. Hall
    Daniel Hall
    David Hall
    Samuel Hales
    Wm. Jordan
    Wm. T. Jones
    J.H. Mathews
    Allen Mathews
    Simon Mathews
    John A. Mathews
    Hudson Mathews
    Wm. A. Mathews
    Arthur J. Melvin
    J. Medlin
    Edin Mathews
    Jacob Mathews
    J. Mathews
    N.Y. McArthur
    Joel Mathews
    Daniel Mathews
    H. Nichols
    Joseph Pate
    Richard Rayner
    Zach Rich
    John A. Ross
    W.S. Starling
    R.S. Strickland
    Neil Sessoms
    Alexander Sessoms
    Sherwood Sessoms
    Wm. Sessoms
    John W. Stewart
    J.W. Smith
    John L. Smith
    Daniel Smith
    Alexander Tims
    Benjamin Upchurch
    Samuel Vinson
    Owen Wheeler
    A.D. Wheeler
    J.C. Wheeler
    Andrew Wilkes
    Thomas Wilkes
    Eli M. Wicker
    Wm. Wester
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, March 24, 1862
    Murchison’s Cavalry
    This company, numbering 111 men from Cumberland, Harnett and Chatham, 
    was organized on Thursday last by the election of the following officers:
    Alexander Murchison, Captain
    T.J. Brooks, 1st Lt.
    John K. Ray, 2nd Lt.
    G.W. Buhmann, 3rd Lt.
    Lts. Brooks and Buhmann were in the Bethel Regiment, the former in the 
    Lafayette and the latter in the Independent Company of this place.  And a 
    number of the others served with the same companies in their Peninsular 
    Campaign last year.  The company, it is expected, will leave for Goldsborough 
    on Tuesday.
    Starr’s Light Battery
    This company goes to Wilmington today leaving in the steamer Hurt at noon.  
    The company is a picked one, numbering in its ranks the best of the young 
    men of this place who served through the Peninsular Campaign in the two 
    Fayetteville companies of the Bethel Regiment.  Col. Starr and his officers 
    are first rate men all of the same regiment.  The officers and men are worthy 
    of each other and wherever they go will do good service.
    Muster Roll of Starr’s Light Battery
    Joseph D. Starr, Captain
    Thomas C. Fuller, 1st Lt.
    John Witmore, 1st Lt., Jr.
    Benjamin Rush, 2nd Lt.
    C.R. Arey
    S.S. Arey
    George B. Atkins
    S.A. Barnes
    George C. Beasley
    Charles J. Bonne
    J.A. Brown
    Norman M. Campbell
    T.J. Campbell
    Jas. W. Carroll
    Jas. M. Clarke
    Hardy Collins
    Wm. Collins
    Robert Colyer
    Daniel A. Culbreth
    John H. Dobbin
    George Elliott
    John M. Erambert
    Jas. Evans
    Wm. S. Evans
    David Evans
    H.B. Ferguson
    Robert Furmidge
    Martin Garriny
    George W. Gee
    John Gillis
    D.W. Gillis
    Wilbur G. Hall
    Joshua G. Hardison
    Louis Jernigan
    Isaac Jessup
    Daniel D. Jones
    A Jones
    James M. King
    Duncan B. Lindsay
    A D Lineberry
    Daniel Lockaman
    Hugh McColl
    D.J. McLauchlin
    A E McLean
    James D. McLean
    A A McNeill
    W.J. McDonald
    John McRae
    J.H. McPherson
    John Moore
    Owen C. Moore
    Dugald R. (or B.) Murphy
    John Murphy
    J.R. Myrover
    A H Nance
    Alex Ochiltree
    Benjamin F. Pearce
    J.H. Pearce
    John W. Phillips
    George D. Ray
    Frank N. Roberts
    R.H. Sandford
    Bond E. Sedberry
    George Sloan
    Jas. M. Sikes
    Enoch P. Sikes
    James B. Smith
    Wm. B. Stanton
    R.W. Stedman
    Jas. H. Taylor
    Bennet A. Upchurch
    Theo R. Wardell
    John G. Whitlock
    Wm. C. Wilkes
    Wm. Williams
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, March 31, 1862
    The following is a list of killed, wounded and missing in Captain Wooten’s Company 
    G, 33rd Regiment, 12th State Troops:
    Prisoners:  Captain Wooten, Lt. W.H. Massey, wounded, since died at Newbern
    Killed:  Privates J.W. Faircloth, B.A. Bryant, Andrew Reynolds, Wm. Carter, E.C. 
    Thompson, John Gewin, John Brock
    Wounded:  John W. Wooten, arm broken; James Core, shoulder broken; Nathan 
    Hair, in breast; A. McLeod in hand; Allen Davis in shoulder, slightly; Jonathan Deal, 
    back, slightly
    Missing:  Sgt. L.A. Nixon, Corp. E.A. Kenaday, Privates Jas. Price, A.M. Hair, D.L. 
    Denson, W. H. McDonald, E. Shephard, Wm. Goodrich, J.A. Griffin, W.L. Callais, 
    Jas. Chappel, John Flarity
    John D. Callais, Lt. Commanding Company 

    Transcribed by Christine Spencer, May-November 2007 & March 2008

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