Military Obituaries July & August 1862

    These pages are dedicated to the memory of all the men from North Carolina that fought in the Civil War.

    North Carolina Standard
    June 18, 1862
    Died, in the hospital at Goldsborough, on the 10th inst., of typhoid fever, Augustus Grimson 
    of Granville County, aged 20.  The deceased was a quiet and orderly young man—obedient 
    and submissive to his officers—a good and faithful soldier.  He was a member of Captain J.J. 
    Davis’ Company, 47th Regiment, N.C.T.  The second son of a widowed mother, sacrificed on 
    the altar of patriotism since the beginning of the present year.  May God sustain the poor 
    bereaved, widowed mother in her affliction.
    North Carolina Standard
    June 25, 1862
    Died, at Richmond, Virginia, at a private residence of D.F. Coltrane, aged 15(?) 18(?) years, 
    11 months and 27 days, a member of Company A, 6th Regiment N.C.T.  The deceased was 
    a resident of Randolph Co., N.C.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  
    Every attention and kindness was shown him by the family in Richmond in whose house he 
    died.  Though a stranger, he was nursed with gentle and loving hands and died in the full 
    hope of a brighter and better life.  With thousands of others of our gallant youth, he has freely 
    offered up his life for his struggling, bleeding country.  His friends and relatives are consoled 
    by the reflection that he was ready to depart when the Master called for him and that he died 
    in a righteous cause.
    Fayetteville Observer, July, 1862
    Killed on the battlefield near Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 1, 1862, John R. Stedman, a native 
    of Chatham Co., N.C., who volunteered in the Chatham Rifles.  With feelings of pure patriotism, 
    he volunteered he services in defense of his country for twelve months, after which period he 
    hoped to return again to his many friends left behind, to enjoy some few days of recreation and 
    pleasure and the home circle, but being denied this privilege, he was from home thirteen months 
    in regular service, not having a furlough during the time.  Being of a most lively and happy 
    disposition, true to his country and from a sense of honor he endured it all without a murmur; 
    was fighting bravely for his rights when he fell with his face to the foe.  A better soldier, a truer 
    patriot never lived.  He was buried on the battlefield on Wednesday.  May the God of battles 
    sustain and comfort the much bereaved family in the loss of such a dutiful son and grandson 
    and true and devoted brother.
    Died, at the hospital in Kinston, N.C., on the 30th ult., of typhoid fever, Sgt. Green B. Cox of 
    the Moore County Independents, Company H, 26th Regiment N.C.T., aged 23 years.  In the 
    death of Sgt. Green B. Cox, the Moore County Independents has lost one of its noblest 
    comrades, the Confederacy a good soldier and a true patriot and his parents a dutiful son.  It 
    is consoling to know that he was resolved to die—to give up his life while in the service of his 
    The glory of the brave will live,
    Though the joyous life depart
    And the magic charm can never die
    Of a true and faithful heart.
    A Friend
    North Carolina Standard
    July 2, 1862
    Died, in Richland, Onslow Co., N.C., on the 17th June, Lt. William Humphrey, 19 years, 4 
    months, 9 days.  The deceased was an officer in Captain Koonce’s Partisan Rangers.  He 
    died of typhoid fever contracted at camp and breathed his last a few days after he reached 
    home, surrounded by his parents and friends.  He was an amiable and obedient son, a kind 
    and affectionate brother, loved and respected by all for his noble and generous qualities.  
    The writer knew him well and deeply sympathizes with the afflicted family in the heavy loss 
    which has suddenly fallen upon them.  Our deceased friend has given his life as a sacrifice 
    on the altar of his country and though his familiar face will be visible to us no more, his bright 
    example and his good name will continue to live.
    The body of Lt. Duncan Cameron Haywood who fell in battle near Richmond on Friday was 
    brought to this city and interred on Monday morning last.  He was a son of the late Hon. 
    William H. Haywood and held the position of first lieutenant in the 7th State Troops.  He 
    fought gloriously in the battle of Newbern as we have no doubt he did on the field where he 
    met his death.  It is reported he was carrying the flag of the regiment when he was struck 
    down and that his colonel, the lamented Campbell, seized the flag after he fell and that he 
    also received his death wound while bearing it towards the foe.  Lt. Haywood has been cut 
    off in the flush of manhood, but he has fallen nobly in the path of duty and in a righteous cause.
    “After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well”.
    Colonel Campbell
    The fall of this noble officer in the battle before Richmond on Friday last will awaken the 
    deepest regret, in the minds of thousands of this state.  The 7th N.C.T. on that bloody field 
    was completely decimated.  It is rumored but we cannot vouch for its truth that no company 
    in the regiment was left with more than 15 men unhurt.  It exhibited a gallantry which has 
    covered the living and the dead with glory.  Colonel Campbell fell leading on his men with 
    the coolness, skill and intrepidity for which he was noted.  His regiment was devoted to him 
    and reposed entire confidence in his ability and his gallantry.  Colonel Campbell was a 
    native of Iredell County, a graduate of West Point and occupied a high position in the old 
    U.S. Army.  We have heard him spoken of by officers in the old army with much affection 
    and his high character as an officer and a gentleman.  The remains of Colonel Campbell 
    and Lt. Miller passed through this city on Monday morning to be conveyed to their home 
    for interment.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 9, 1862
    Lt. Leonidas J. Merritt
    We are grieved to report the death of this gallant and noble hearted young man who fell in 
    the battle below Richmond on Tuesday last.  Lt. Merritt was second in command of the 
    Chatham Rifles, 15th Regiment N.C.T.  We learn from his captain (Capt. Landon who 
    passed through this place on Sunday) that he was struck with a minie ball which entered 
    his side through his arm and came out under his shoulder blade.  He died almost instantly.  
    His last words were “come on, my brave boys.”
    Lt. Merritt was wounded in the Battle of Wynn’s Mill and was relieved from duty for some 
    weeks on this account during which he occupied his seat as a member of the convention.  
    He returned to his company voluntarily, as under the Conscription Law he was exempt, 
    being a clerk of one of the courts of Chatham.  We conversed with him the day before he 
    returned and we know, as his conduct shows, that he was actuated by the loftiest sense 
    of duty.  His fellow citizens of Chatham were urging him to be a candidate for the legislature 
    and his election would have been certain if he had consented to run and this also would have 
    exempted him from the conscription; but he told us he was in it for the war and could not 
    think of leaving the brave boys who made up his company and who had stood by him in battle.  
    He was a young man of fine attainments and unusual promise; and if his life had been spared 
    he would have taken a position among our best and ablest men.  We knew him intimately and 
    we mingle our regrets with those of his numerous friends who deplore his death.
    We learn the regiment that B.F. Guthrie of the North Carolina Conference of the M.E. Church, 
    lately stationed at Chapel Hill, but more recently chaplain in one of our regiments, recently 
    died in camp at Brooke Church near Richmond of disease contracted in the discharge of his 
    duties.  He was in fine health when he entered the army a few weeks ago.  He was a young 
    man of much promise and was a useful and acceptable minister.
    The remains of Captain William B. Gulley who fell in the battle on Tuesday, 1st inst., were 
    brought back to this city on Saturday and buried with military honors.  He was a native of this 
    county and a printer by trade and volunteered at an early date as a private.  He was elected 
    first lieutenant and afterwards captain of Company C, 24th Regiment.  He was highly esteemed 
    by his company as he was by his friends generally.  He died as a true soldier dies with his face 
    to the foe.
    Among the native North Carolinians who fell gloriously was Major Chatham Roburdeau Wheat, 
    son of Professor Wheat, formerly of this state.  From Manassas to the spot where he fell he 
    was distinguished among the bravest for his lofty and daring courage.  At the head of 85 
    men—he was struck by a rifle bullet in the head and died almost instantly.  His last words 
    were “Boys, bury me on the field.”
    We learn that Colonel Charles C. Lee of the 37th was slain in the battle on Monday.  His body 
    was sent through this place on Monday to his family in Charlotte.  Col. Lee was a native of 
    Buncombe Co. and a graduate of West Point.  He distinguished himself in the battles of 
    Newbern, Hanover Court House and in those near Richmond.  We have heard none of the 
    circumstances of his death but we may be sure he was where duty called him and that he 
    met his fate like a hero.
    The Wilmington Journal contains a tribute to Captain James Allen Wright of the 1st State 
    Troops, son of the late Dr. Thomas H. Wright of that place.  He fell in the conflict on Thursday.  
    Captain Wright was a man of much promise.  But, says the Wilmington Journal, “he is gone 
    from among us.  All pale now is the ruddy, cheerful face – closed the bright eyes – nerveless 
    the strong hand – and the warm, generous heart is cold and still in death; but the long life is 
    just begun in a land where sorrow and suffering never come and where all is peace.  If in that 
    land a place is reserved for the patriot soldier who has laid his life upon his country’s altar 
    then we may rest in the conviction
    That when the mighty caravan
    Which halts one nighttime in the vale of death
    Which strikes its white tents for the morning’s march
    He will move onward to the eternal hills
    His foot unwearied and his strength renewed
    Like the strong eagle for the upward flight.”
    We record with deep regret the death of Lt. William Closs and Lt. Delane W. Husted, natives 
    of this state.  The former was attached to Company E, 7th State Troops and the latter, we 
    believe, to an Alabama company of artillery.  They were both in early manhood and their 
    dispositions gave promise of much bright future usefulness.  Lt. Closs, we understand, was 
    shot in the head in the battle of Gaines Mills.  Their bodies were not recovered but were 
    buried where they fell.
    Died, in Richmond, Va., on the 17th June, Daniel M. Roney(?), aged 21 years, 11 months.  
    He volunteered in the first company raised in Alamance County and was a member of the 
    Alamance Regulators where he faithfully discharged his duties as a soldier.  He was in the 
    Battle of Seven Pines near Richmond and acquainted himself with a firmness and courage 
    worthy of his native state.  Typhoid fever with the fatigue and exhaustion occasioned by the 
    battle terminated his life.  He was a sober, intelligent young man and much beloved by his 
    family and friends.  A martyr in the cause of independence, his memory with that of thousands 
    of others who have fallen in the fight will be fondly cherished by a grateful country.
    We regret to hear of the death of Colonel Roberts of the 14th Regiment of this state.  He 
    died in Richmond a few days since of typhoid fever.  He was from Buncombe having entered 
    the service as a member of the Rough and Ready Guards.  He was a good officer and a 
    worthy man.
    North Carolina has no nobler spirit than that of Col. Gaston Meares who was slain in the 
    attack on the enemy on the 1st July near Richmond.  Col. Meares had been in command 
    of the 3rd Regiment from the time of its organization.  He saw service in the Mexican War 
    and acquainted himself handsomely in the Battle of Buena Vista.  He had a good military 
    education and managed his regiment with skill and judgment.  Col. Meares was a brave and 
    patriotic and accomplished gentleman.
    Dr. W.J.T. Miller of Cleaveland passed through this place on Sunday with the body of his 
    son, Lt. D.M. Miller of the 12th Regiment State Troops who was slain in the battle on 
    Tuesday.  Dr. Miller has two other sons in the army near Richmond.
    We regret to learn that Captain H.C. Gorrell of Greensboro was killed in a picket skirmish 
    on the 21st ult., near Richmond.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 16, 1863
    Died, in Goldsboro on the 10th (?) June, of typhoid fever, Thomas B. Rice, 17th Regiment, 
    in the 23rd year of his age.  Also, on the 28th June, of typhoid fever, at the residence of his 
    father, Nash County, Barry Rice, of the 47th Regiment in the 24th year of his age.  They 
    were both temperate and moral young men and sons of Jno. B. Rice of Nash County, N.C.
    Want of space prevented mentioning in our last issue that Captain Freeland died of his 
    wounds recently in the hands of the enemy at Fortress Monroe.  He was a brave man and 
    deserved a better fate.
    Colonel Montfort Sidney Stokes, commander of the 1st Regiment N.C.T. died in Richmond 
    a few days since from a wound received in the battle on July 1.  Colonel Stokes had one of 
    his legs shattered and amputated.  Soon after this mortification set in and all efforts to save 
    his life were unavailing.  Colonel Stokes was a son of General Montfort Stokes, who was at 
    one time governor of this state and a member of the U.S. Senate.  He has been in the war 
    since its beginning.  He possessed a considerable military  knowledge and had seen service 
    before this war, having been major of a regiment from this state in the war with Mexico.  He 
    was a good officer and a worthy man.
    We copy the following article from the Richmond Enquirer.  The impression is that the 
    deceased was the gallant son of John C. Taylor, Esq., of Granville County,  If so, it will 
    be gratifying to the friends of the deceased to be able to identify his body.  “Among the 
    gallant officers killed in the fight of Saturday, 28th June was Captain John Taylor of what 
    state or regiment is unknown to the writer.  His corpse, when found, was clothed in a new 
    Confederate uniforms and had pinned upon the breast of the coat a piece of paper inscribed 
    with his name and rank with the affecting request ‘please take care of my body’.  The 
    friends of the brave captain who may chance to see this paragraph will derive a 
    melancholy satisfaction from knowing that the body was buried with all possible decency 
    and respect on Sunday, 29th June by the order of Col. Thomas T. Munford of the 21st 
    Virginia Cavalry at Magee’s Farm in Hanover County, under a large cherry tree between the 
    house and the barn.  A portfolio belonging to the deceased was deposited in the box with 
    the body and a headboard with the officer’s name was placed over it.  Two other bodies of 
    unknown persons, one that of a lieutenant, were buried near the grave of Captain Taylor.”
    Tribute of Respect paid by the Raleigh Typographical Society
    Whereas Almighty God has seen fit to call from the theater of mortality to a higher world, 
    Capt. William B. Gulley of Company B, 24th Regiment N.C.T. and a member of this society, 
    who fell on the 1st inst., while gallantly leading his men against the invading army, we pay 
    this tribute of respect
    S. McGee Fisher
    Josiah Jones
    John Nichols
    Died, at the residence of his mother in Wake Co., of typhoid fever, on the 6th inst., Daniel 
    Sanford Allen, Company B, 14th Regiment N.C.T., aged 21.  No labored eulogy is needed 
    in commemoration of this brave young soldier who was among the first to rally to his 
    country’s call.  Though he fell not on the battlefield, yet he sacrificed his life on the altar 
    of his country.  The hope of a widowed mother, the idol of an only sister, the first love of 
    two young brothers, is with us no more.  His comrades in arms, many of whom were his 
    school mates, will speak of his memory with a fond intonation and sigh that one so 
    promising should die so young.  We have laid his body to rest in the ground but neither 
    earth nor coffin can retain that beautiful soul which has already burst its prison here and 
    gone to that rest our Savior has promised His people.  He fell asleep on earth at the 
    beginning of a beautiful Sabbath morning and awoke in Heaven where an eternal Sabbath 
    reigns.  Oh!  This is indeed joy, though here we meet not again but what transporting bliss 
    awaits the pure and the faithful hearted when it shall find the loved and lost of those who 
    have gone before, where every fear is wiped away and partings come no more.
    A Friend
    North Carolina Standard
    July 23, 1862
    We deeply regret to have to announce the death of Col. George S. Lovejoy, which occurred 
    at his father’s residence in this city on Sunday night last.  Colonel Lovejoy had been in 
    feeble health for some time and had been compelled on this account to retire from the 
    service.  He was an able officer, having received a military education at West Point.  But 
    when his state summoned here sons to arms, he responded to the call and offered his best 
    energies in her defense.  His death is no doubt the result of exposure in service and he is 
    thus as much a martyr in the cause of independence as if he had fallen in battle.
    Died, in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday, 2nd July, D.G. Johnson, from a wound received 
    in the battle on Tuesday.  Mr. Johnson was a zealous member of the Christian Church and 
    a noble, brave soldier.  He volunteered in the first company that left Harnett County.  Mr. 
    Johnson bore all the hardships of the war with Christian fortitude.  He leaves many friends 
    to mourn their loss.
    His active, noble form now sleeps in peace,
    Beneath the silent clay,
    While angels have borne his happy soul
    Away to realms of earthless day.
    A Friend
    Died, at his residence in Marion, McDowell Co., N.C., on the 8th inst., of typhoid fever, 
    Captain W. B. Holyburton, in the 33rd year o fhis age.  He was late captain of Company 
    B, 35th Regiment N.C.V.
    Died, at Richmond, Virginia at a private residence, James E. Watson, of Chatham, a 
    private in Company G, 48th N.C.R. aged about 22 years.
    Died, at Winder Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, of brain fever, Jacob M. Rogers, in the 19th 
    year of his age.  He was a private in Company K, (Raleigh Rifles), 14th Regiment, N.C.T.  
    Inspired by a feeling of patriotic love for his native land, he entered the service of his country 
    as a volunteer in the defense of the rights of the South in May of 1861 before he had attained 
    the aged of 18.  His last hours were cheered by the presence of his father and were peaceful 
    and apparently painless.  His remains were brought to this city for interment.
    Jacob Rogers had the gentleness of an obedient, affectionate son and kind brother united to 
    the bravery and endurance of a “good soldier”.  He met the dangers of the battlefield with 
    calmness and endured the hardships of camp life without murmuring.  He was particularly 
    noted for his cheerful, uncomplaining disposition both as a son and a soldier and for the 
    tender regard he always maintained for the happiness and wishes of his mother.  He 
    possessed an amiable disposition from his infancy so that it may be said of him—those 
    who knew him most intimately loved him the most affectionately.  It was a fit and delicate 
    tribute of affection when the hands of a fair woman decked his last resting place with 
    beautiful flowers, “love’s last gift to the early dead.”
    Sweet be his sleep
    Till we meet again
    Meet never to sever
    Died, at the hospital at Richmond, Va., D.G. Johnson of Harnett Co.  He belonged to 
    Company F, 16th (?) Regiment N.C.T.  Thus with the thousands has another bright gem 
    fallen.  He was a young man who was highly esteemed by all his associations and was 
    not to be surpassed by any other for morality.  He possessed not the advantages of wealth 
    that many do but a finer spirit never dwelt in man.  Early after the war broke out he freely 
    offered up his life as a sacrifice.  Though the anniversary of his death has caused much 
    sorrow to fill the hearts of many; and while we deeply mourn his departure and freely mingle 
    tears of sympathy with those of his near friends and relatives over their sad bereavement, 
    we cannot bewail his loss as though he had died the death of the unrighteous.  He conversed 
    freely with those who were with him and they testified that he was resigned to die in as much 
    as he felt that he had endeavored to serve God faithfully and also his country.  His last 
    expiring words were that the news might be borne safely to his friends that he died in the 
    faith and saw his way clearly in Heaven and hoped they would meet him there.  May the 
    example of George long linger with those who survive him and may they died the death 
    he died.
    Died, on the battle field below Richmond on Tuesday’s fight, James T. McLenahan, of 
    Chatham Co., in the 31st year of his age.  This young man, in common with all the young 
    men of Pittsborough and its vicinity formed a company known to the public as the 
    “Chatham Rifles” and went at their country’s call to meet the enemy upon the peninsula 
    near Yorktown where it remained all last summer exposed not only to the enemy but to 
    diseases of a most destroying character.  Having been appointed 1st Sgt. Of his company, 
    he was necessarily exposed to much hardship and contracted a disease of that climate 
    which prostrated him for some time.  But like the true and courageous young man that 
    he was, disease could not conquer his devotion to the cause and though he dragged his 
    feeble limbs back to North Carolina with the troops ordered to Goldsborough, the writer 
    of this notice saw him, pale, emaciated and eyes sunken and could scarcely prevail 
    upon him to accept a furlough; which, however, he did and visited his family for a short 
    time.  Upon his return, he found his regiment before Richmond and on that fatal day with 
    others of his company offered up his life in the cause of his country.  This regiment 
    charged across a field of one half mile upon the enemy where balls by the half bushle
    were hurled in their midst and he fell with twenty others of his company.  One of his 
    companions who survived informed us that young McLenahan said to him when he went 
    to his assistance “lay me down and let me died and you go back and fight”.  He leaves 
    a wife, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn his early fate.  In all the social qualities 
    our young friend was greatly esteemed.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church and 
    a vestryman of the same.  The dews of Heaven fall upon his grave and the large pearl 
    drops stand on the flowers that surround the bright spirit of this noble young man’s burial 
    place for his faithful servant brought him home and laid him in the church yard of St. 
    Bartholomew’s, Pittsborough where the fresh morning breeze blows over the forest coming 
    down from the far mountains and the music of the nightingale and his own native stream 
    mellifluously play around his head.
    North Carolina Standard
    July 30, 1862
    Lt. Marcellus Thompson of this city, son of George W. Thompson, Esq., fell in battle near 
    Richmond on Friday, 27th June, while leading the Oak City Guards.  Lt. Thompson 
    commanded the company in the battle.  He was a worthy man and a gallant officer.
    We are pained to record the death of Major T.N. Crumplar, of Ash, which took place near 
    Richmond some days since of a wound received in a conflict with the enemy below 
    Richmond.  The wound was inflicted by a minie ball which passed through his lungs and 
    came out near his shoulder blade.  Major Crumplar belonged to Col. Baker’s (formerly 
    Ransom’s) cavalry.  He entered the service as a captain and was promoted to major of the 
    regiment.  He was among the foremost in the charge in which his lost his life.
    We had the pleasure of conversing with him at length a few days before his death.  He was 
    on his way to Richmond and spoke in the most animated terms of his regiment and the 
    opportunity which would soon present itself of meeting the enemy. A braver and more noble 
    spirit than his never animated a human body.  He was a young gentleman of education and 
    find abilities and had already undertaken a respectable position among the leading public 
    men of the state.  He opposed the dissolution of the Union up to Lincoln’s proclamation; 
    and when told in the House of Commons of which he was a member that he was tardy in 
    the work of revolution he replied that he would cling to the old government as long as he 
    possibly could but if any attempt would be made to coerce the South he would resist it and 
    when the day of battle arrived he and his friends would be found as far in front, among the 
    broken columns of the enemy, as those who appeared to be so anxious for the war.  Most 
    nobly has he redeemed his pledge.  The whole country mourns.  “Red battle stamps his 
    feet” and his victims fall on every hand.  Our best and most useful men disappear as rapidly 
    as snowflakes in the river.  But they sleep in honored graves and the day star of 
    independence will soon shine on the turn that covers their remains.  Its beams will shed joy 
    through many a dwelling. They are left on the grave of no one more patriotic or gallant or 
    more lamented by those who knew him then Thomas Newman Crumplar
    So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain
    No more through rolling clouds well soar again
    In halls and fields defender of her laws
    Fell this bold champion in his country’s cause.
    A tribute of respect was paid by the “Chatham Boys”, Company G, 26th Regiment, N.C.T. 
    in camp near Drury’s Bluff, Virginia on July 22, 1862 to their comrade in arms, W.C. Siler.
    Major Benjamin R. Huske of the 48th Regiment died in Richmond, Va., of a wound received 
    in one of the battles before that city.  He was in the 33rd year of his age and leaves a wife 
    and two children.  Major Huske was a promising member of the bar at Fayetteville and was 
    one of our most promising young men.
    A correspondent of the New York Tribune gives the following account of Captain H.C. 
    Gorrell of Guilford who fell in the late battles near Richmond:
    “I saw a melancholy site a day or two since.  It was that of a young Confederate officer, 
    Capt. Henry C. Gorrell from Greensboro, N.C., and Captain of Company E, 2nd N.C.R. 
    who fell in an attack which he led on our batteries on Saturday, 14th inst.  In his hands 
    he held his sword.  It was one of the old regulation swords manufactured by Ames at 
    Springfield, Massachusetts.  It was marked ‘U.S.’.  Alas, that it was ever drawn against 
    our country’s cause.  The scabbard and belt were gone—flung away in that gallant but 
    vain charge.  In his pickets were a watch, his pocket book, a lock of hair tied with a piece 
    of white satin ribbon, and a sprig of cedar carefully tied and enclosed in the same way as 
    a memento.  His commission was also in his picket and a note for $500.  I trust the money 
    will be given to his heirs by those who found it but the sword whose use was so perverted, 
    that should remain in loyal hands forever.”
    Killed on the field of battle on Tuesday, 1st July, in the 22nd year of his age, Marion Smith, 
    Company K, 14th N.C.T.  He was among the first to leave his home and kindred, forsaking 
    everything that was dear to him to rush to the defense of his beloved country.  He won 
    from all those who knew him love and respect by his courtly and affable manners.  In 
    his death the country loses a good and brave soldier.  At the Battle of Williamsburg he 
    sustained himself nobly and bravely and also at the Battle of Seven Pines and at different 
    battles up to Tuesday when he fell a martyr to his country’s cause.  His friends and 
    relatives may rest assured that he was attended to as well as circumstances would 
    admit.  His comrades buried him, placing a board at the head of his grave with his name 
    inscribed upon it and also a rail fence around it.
    Died, at Manchester, Virginia on Wednesday, 14th (?) July, of wounds received in the 
    battle near Richmond, on the 25th June, James Robert Ethelred Jones, 3rd son of Benson 
    F. and Maria L. Jones of this city, aged 21 years, 8 months and 7 days.  He was a color 
    sergeant of the 12th Regiment, Virginia and member of the Pittsburg Greys, Captain Lyon.  
    He sleeps in Jesus.
    Lines on the death of Luther R. Bell, a member of the Granville Greys who fell in the late 
    battle bout Richmond.
    A battle’s been fought and a victory won
    A mother has wept for the death of her son
    A son as gallant, as brave and as true
    As ever defended the “red, white and blue.”
    His country cried succour! He answered her call
    And marched with the first to conquer or fall
    He encountered the foe on Richmond’s red field
    And poured out his life blood, his country to shield.
    But Luther! Lost brother, thy fate was not all
    That death there decided by glorious fall
    The chivalrous youth from each state of the South
    Met the grim Monster at the cannon’s dark mouth.
    We grieve that thou art gone but doubts never come,
    Where now thy last resting place now thy last home,
    The corpse on the red field beneath the damp sod,
    The soul at the foot of the throne of thy God.
    A Soldier
    Richmond, Virginia
    July 21, 1862
    Mr. Editor:
    In my letter of the 8th inst., I promised I would write again.  The crowd of visitors has very 
    much diminished the past week and the hospital and private houses have lost many of 
    their occupants by removal and death.  The weather has been very propitious (having been 
    raining every second or third day) and the sick and wounded generally have now recovered.  
    I regret to inform you of the death of Willie Perry, Captain of the Tar River Guards, who was 
    wounded in the right arm by a grape shot on Tuesday, 1st inst.  Every effort was made to 
    save the arm but in vain, it was amputated.  The operation was performed by Professor 
    Gibson.  He did well for a few days but alas, chills and other fatal symptoms intervened 
    and he died Saturday morning last, 19th inst.  Captain Perry represented Granville Co., in 
    the 1852 House of Commons and was universally beloved and respected and no braver or 
    more gentlemanly soldier has been sacrificed in this war.
    William M.C.
    Captain William J. Freeland of Orange Co., was among the first to volunteer for the defense 
    of Southern rights.  In his short but brilliant career he won laurels for himself and the state 
    to which he belonged.  Many of N. Carolina’s noble sons have fallen on Virginia soil but 
    none more brave, none more beloved or regretted then he.  By his noble generosity he had 
    not only the love of his entire company but was the favorite of the whole regiment.  He was 
    second to none in ability, always faithful in the discharge of his duties.  He fell wounded 
    on the 31st May in the battle of Seven Pines.  He was taken prisoner and carried to Fortress 
    Monroe where he died on the 21st June.  His nurses treated him with marked attention, 
    and he was buried with Masonic honors and military honors.  His hope of Heaven was bright.  
    He was a member of the Baptist church.  Our loss is his eternal gain.
    A tribute of respect was paid at a meeting of the Chatham Boys, Company G, 26th Regiment 
    N.C.T. in camp near Drury’s Bluff, Va.:  Whereas it has pleased the Great Dispenser of 
    Events to remove from our ranks our highly esteemed comrade in arms W.C. Siler, we pay 
    this tribute of respect.
    Major Benjamin R. Huske, 48th N.C.R. died in Richmond on the 15th inst., of a wound 
    received in one of the battles near that city.  He was in the 33rd year of his age and leaves 
    a wife and four children.  He was a prominent member of the bar at Fayetteville and was 
    one of our most promising young men.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 6, 1862
    A tribute of respect was paid at the camp of the 6th N.C.R. on July 14 to express sorrow 
    at the loss of their late comrades Captain W.J. Freeland, Company C and Captain R.N. 
    Carter, Company F who have been removed from time to eternity, the former having died 
    at Fortress Monroe of wounds received in action on May 31 and the latter of wounds 
    received on the first of July.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 13, 1862
    Died, of wounds received in the battle near Gaines’ Farm on the 27th June, in the 21st 
    year of his age, Henry A. Weddom(?) Weddon(?), a member of the Leesburg Grays, of 
    the 18th Regiment N.C.V.  Thus has fallen another brave and noble victim to this infamous 
    war waged against us.  Pte. Weddom(?) Weddon(?) was a citizen of Raleigh and being on 
    a visit to his relatives in Caswell County at the time the call was made for volunteers for 
    the defense of the sunny South, he enlisted in the gallant corps who were among the first 
    to respond to the call made by his noble state.  He was much beloved and esteemed by 
    all his comrades and friends and his absence from them and his company is deeply felt 
    by everyone who knew him.  He had formed a great many acquaintances while in the 
    army and loss of such a young and agreeable young man is irreparable.  But alas! He is 
    no more!  No more shall his mirthful voice be heard with them in the future.  The deceased 
    leaves a fond mother, two brothers, one sister and many relatives and friends to mourn his 
    early departure.  It is a consolation to them, however, that he died as he had lived, a 
    virtuous and good young man.  His death was instant at receiving the wound.  Tranquil 
    and peaceful, as are the dying moments of all who live in the fear of God and die battling 
    for the rights of their country and defense of their home.  May God who “tempers the wind 
    to the shorn lamb” give comfort to his bereaved mother, sister and brothers and numerous 
    endeared relatives.  His remains were interred on that memorable battlefield near 
    Richmond by his comrades in arms.
    Died, of typhoid fever on the 25th June, Peter Evans Spruill in the 27th year of his age.  
    Among the noble band of martyrs in their country’s cause, few have left as many friends 
    to sympathize with a widowed mother and sisters as the subject of this brief notice.  He 
    was a dutiful son, an affectionate brother and a warm hearted friend.  Gifted with talents of 
    a high order that had been improved by study and travel, and a gentlemanly deportment 
    that attracted to him many friends, a career of usefulness and distinction seemed to be 
    open before him.  Graduating from the University of N.C., with honors, he was appointed 
    and accepted the situation of tutor where he discharged his duties with credit and fidelity.  
    Having made a choice of law as a profession and obtaining a license to practice, he visited 
    Europe for the purpose of completing his studies.  While engaged in these peaceful 
    pursuits he learned of the rupture between the North and South and hastening home, he 
    joined as a private one of the volunteer companies of his native county.  His regiment 
    was soon ordered into service and for twelve months through heat and cold, sunshine and 
    tempest, he faithfully discharged his duty and was struck down by disease.  Although it 
    was not his lot, however, to fall in battle, amid scenes of blood and carnage, yet he was 
    no less a martyr in his country’s cause.  Over his soldier’s grave friendship strewn flowers 
    while the tear of affection will water it.  With the Christian’s hope of a reunion in a land 
    beyond the grave.
    A tribute of respect was paid at Bee Lodge 3200, held in the camp of the 6th N.C.T. on 
    the evening of the 13th July to our brother Sr. Deacon Captain W.J. Freeland, who died 
    at Fortress Monroe from wounds received in action on the 31st May.
    A.K. Umstead
    W.G. Guess
    M. Markham
    T.L. Cooley
    A.C. Avery
    Richard W. York
    W.B. Allen
    Died, on the 13th July in the 25th year of his age at the Gwathmey Hospital in Richmond, 
    of wounds received in the engagement at Malvern Hill, Captain Harvey A. Sawyer, 2nd 
    Regiment N.C.T.
    Died, at the N.C. hospital in Petersburg, Va., on the 23rd July, R.J. Young, a private in 
    Company C, 53rd Regiment N.C.T. in the 23rd year of his age.  He was the son of Francis 
    Young of Wake.
    We seldom have been called upon to perform a more painful duty than to announce the 
    death of our esteemed friend Captain Willie Perry, 15th Regiment N.C.T.  At the time of 
    Lincoln’s declaration of war against the South, Captain Perry occupied the position of 
    farmer in Granville Co., enjoying the fruits of his honest industry and the confidence of his 
    fellow citizens by whom he had only a few years before been honored with a seat in the 
    legislature.  Fired by the wrongs inflicted upon and the indignities offered to a free and 
    independent people he was among the first in the community in which he lived to step 
    forward in defense of his country.  When organizing his company, without a dissenting 
    voice, as a token of the confidence, he was elected as captain.  After remaining in the 
    service some twelve months such had been his kindness to his men with whom he had 
    shared the hardships of camp life, when re-organizing of the regiment took place, he was 
    one of the few if not the only one who by the unanimous voice of his men was a second 
    time elected Captain.  
    We pass by many incidents in his life worthy of being recorded to notice briefly that 
    memorable charge at Malvern Hill made on the 1st July upon one of the most powerful 
    Yankee batteries, perhaps ever exhibited on any battlefield.  At the time the order was 
    given to charge the battery he had but a handful of men able to take their place in the 
    ranks but with a voice that faltered not, he commanded his men to follow him to victory 
    or death.  With a firm step and steady eye he advanced upon the enemy who were 
    pouring a most deadly fire upon him and his men some of whom were killed and some 
    wounded.  But still he pressed on nor did he sheath his sword until his arm was 
    shattered by a ball from the enemy—when he was borne from the scene of carnage 
    where thousands of our brave men fell to rise no more.
    He was removed to Richmond where every attention was paid to him and hopes were 
    entertained by his friends that he would soon recover.  But alas!  Our fondest hopes 
    were doomed to disappointment.  After suffering a most painful amputation he lingered 
    a few days when on the 19th inst., he breathed his last at the age of 38(?) 39(?) years 
    of age. He has left a brother, two sisters and a large number of friends to mourn their loss.
    R.C. Maynard
    Franklinton, N.C. 
    July 26, 1862
    Died, at Winter Hospital in Richmond, Va., on the 12th July, S.W.C. Siler, in his 21st 
    year.  The deceased was a member of Captain Lane’s Company G, 26th Regiment 
    N.C.T. with which he cheerfully, during the last twelve months, performed all the duties 
    pertaining to a soldier’s life.  He was born in Chatham Co., N.C. where he resided until 
    the beginning of the war.  Being a staunch friend of the Union, he was loath to part with 
    it until he saw we could no longer live in peace with the North.  Then, throwing aside all 
    love for the Stars and Stripes, he buckled on his armor and rushed to the rescue of a 
    bleeding country; and although no missiles from the enemy did the fatal work, he is 
    nevertheless one of the martyrs who have yielded up their lives as a sacrifice upon their 
    country’s altar.  Those who knew his inner nature appreciated his many virtues.  Faithful 
    in the discharge of every duty—pure and modest as a girl, never known to utter a 
    profane word—truthful to a proverb—a son who never gave a pang of grief to a parent’s 
    heart; and above all as we feel well assured, a Christian warrior he died with a Bible 
    near his heart just as the true hero prays to die with a smile playing upon his 
    countenance and a faint and devout prayer escaping his lips for the welfare of his 
    country for which he had fought so gallantly at Newbern and other places.
    Green be thy memory in the hearts of all the “Chatham Boys”.   Long and tenderly will 
    we cherish a fond memory of the many pleasant hours spent in camp and on the march. 
    Rest on gently Crabtree in thy Heavenly abode where the sound of the martial drums 
    will no more stir thee from thy peaceful slumbers.  Reveille will no more fall discordantly 
    on thy ears.  Thou are freed from all the trials and hardships of camp troubles and 
    cares of this sinful world.
    Parents, weep no more although the blow may be a severe one to you.  Dry your tears 
    as we have every reason to believe that he is far happier then he could have been in 
    this sin stricken world.  He has shed his last tear—cast aside time decaying dust for 
    a crown of heavenly glory.  You would not have him leave the shining courts of heavenly 
    glory since he has been transplanted from this twilight sphere to bloom in eternal day.  
    Let us fondly cherish his memory, embalm his noble qualities but sigh no more at his 
    early departure.
    Green by the turf o’er thee
    Fried of our early days
    None knew thee but to love thee
    None named thee but to praise.
    Near Drury’s Bluff, Va.
    North Carolina Standard
    August 20, 1862
    Transcriber’s Note:  The following is not a North Carolinian, but I included it anyway, it 
    was a fine tribute to this officer
    We were in error in our last issue in stating that General Winder who was killed in the
    battle of Southwest Mountain was a Federal officer.  General Charles S. Winder was 
    a native of Maryland.  He was a graduate of the military academy at West Point in 
    1850 and was placed in the 3rd Regiment of Artillery.  A few years after he entered
    the service, he, with his regiment, was ordered to California.  They started on the 
    steamship San Francisco and when a few days from New York she was lost.  Many 
    of the passengers were saved.  Lt. Winder for his gallant conduct in that accident was 
    promoted to captain in the infantry and was ordered with his regiment to Oregon where 
    he was for a long time actively engaged against the hostile Indians of that state.  
    As soon as the provisional government of the Confederate States was formed at 
    Montgomery, he resided his commission in the U.S. Army and tendered his service 
    to the South.  He was ordered to report to General Beauregard at Charleston, S.C., 
    as captain of artillery in which capacity he rendered good service in the bombardment 
    of Ft. Sumter.  After its fall, he was placed in command of the arsenal at Charleston 
    where he remained until called by the President to take command of a S.C. Regiment 
    in Virginia.  He hastened to Beauregard with his regiment and arrived at Manassas just 
    as the enemy began their retreat—too late to join in the battle.
    He was promoted to Brigadier General and was ordered to report to General Stonewall 
    Jackson and was by him placed in command of his old brigade known as the Stonewall 
    Brigade.  This was a trying position for him.  He was the successor to the great 
    Jackson and the brigade believed no one capable of replacing Jackson; but he soon 
    overcame all objections and they learned to love him and respect him second only to Jackson.
    He joined with the Army of the Valley in all its hardships and victories and narrowly 
    escaped with his life, having two horses shot from under him and after having safely 
    passed through the hard fought battles about Richmond he was doomed to fall at the 
    Battle of Southwest Mountain.
    He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his untimely death at their home in his 
    native Maryland.  The remains of one brother was left on the plains of Mexico where he 
    fell I the defense of the old government—but others with many friends are in the service 
    of the Confederacy and will avenge his death.
    Departed this life in Wilson, N.C. on Thursday, 7th August, Major Jas. S. Whitehead, 
    55th Regiment N.C.S.T. son of Howell Whitehead, Esq., of Pitt Co., N.C.  This excellent 
    man and gallant officer was in the service of his country at the falling of Hatteras and 
    was a prisoner at Ft. Warren from August of last year to February of this one.  He was at 
    the time in the Washington Grays, the first company formed in Beaufort County.  Upon 
    his return he raised a company of his own which was assigned to the 35th Regiment on 
    which, upon its formation, he was elected major.  During the last seven years of his life 
    he was a member of the M.E. Church South and for several years was a useful office 
    bearer in that church.  He was in attendance upon a court martial at Kinston when he 
    was attacked by his last illness which continued a fortnight and was endured with 
    exemplary patience.  A portion of that time he seemed especially blessed with the 
    comforts of our divine religion.  In his delirious hours his spiritual interests and his military 
    duties seemed to absorb and divide his attention; sometimes he would be giving orders 
    and caring for the welfare of his men and at other times would break into expressions of 
    most earnest prayers, his words being more coherent than at other times.  Thus has 
    passed away in the 27th year of his age one of the noble army of our Christian patriots 
    who are fighting the battle of our freedom and enrolling their names among its blessed 
    martyrs.  As a son and brother, as a citizen and soldier, as a friend and Christian 
    gentleman, he endeared himself to many who will keep his memory fresh and lively in 
    their hearts and strive to imitate those virtues which made him so noble a specimen of 
    Calm be the repose of Jackson and W. Paul Pope, two brothers from Wake County.  
    The former was killed instantly in the Battle of Newbern. The other one died in the bloody 
    engagement around Richmond.  “Paul”, says a friend, “was struck by a shell which 
    passed through him, and scattered his limbs for yards around and trees some 15 feet in 
    height were sprinkled with his brains.  His friends gathered up what of him they could 
    find and buried them”.  Well may Carolina hate the foe who so relentlessly strikes from 
    her bosom so many of her gallant sons.
    The Intelligencer of the 18th ult., chronicled the death of Captain John T. Taylor who fell 
    in the glorious muse of freedom in one of the battles before Richmond on the 27th June.  
    We are called to the performance of the melancholy duty of announcing the death of 
    another son of the same honored father, today.  James H. Taylor, son of John C. Taylor, 
    Esq., of Granville co., died on the 23rd ult., in the 23rd year of his age.  He enlisted early 
    in the war in the 2nd Regiment N.C.V.  He continued a member of this regiment until after
    the Battle of Hanover wherein he distinguished himself by unfaltering valor and steadiness 
    of nerve in combat.  Soon after this battle, he was transferred to the Commissary 
    Department of Col. Wimbish’s(?) Regiment (61st (?) N.C.T.)  He was taken ill at Camp 
    Mangum soon after his transfer and returned home where he expired just four weeks after 
    his attack.  The bereaved father has consigned to the tomb, within a month, the bodies of 
    two of the best men in the Confederacy.  Mr. Taylor was blessed with six children, three 
    sons and three daughters all of singular merit.  There is but one left.  All attained maturity 
    and by a rare combination of virtues were rendered inexpressibly dear.  It rarely falls to the 
    lot of the parent to have six such and mourn the death of five such in the bloom and vigor 
    of adult life.  But thanking God, there is a comfort in the midst of the rain – all died in the 
    Body of Christ and, we trust, are “not lost but gone before”.  “He heard as a voice from 
    Heaven saying come unto me, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”  “Even so, 
    saith the spirit, for they rest from their labors.”
    North Carolina Standard
    August 27, 1862
    Tribute of respect was paid at the camp of the Highland Rangers, Weir Bottom Church, 
    Virginia on August 18, to Sgt. John H. Hodge who died after a protracted illness at the 
    residence of his father in Harnett County on the 9th July.
    Jas. M. McNeil
    Farquhard Smith
    J.M. Stephenson
    Tribute of respect was paid by Columbus Lodge #102 to Leonidas J. Merritt, who died in 
    the defense of his country on the battlefield near Richmond.  He was a lieutenant of the 
    Chatham Rifles, 15th (?) N.C.V.  Lt. Merritt was a native of Chatham County and a 
    graduate of the state university with honors in the Class of 1851.  Having studied law he 
    came to the bar of his native county with a bright future before him.  Blessed with good 
    natural endowments and having attained a high state of mental culture; he, by 
    perseverance and self reliance was making rapid strides in a distinction which none but 
    the talented and virtuous can attain.  Affable and dignified in his manners, social in his 
    intercourse and unyielding in his integrity, he secured at once the approbation and 
    friendship of his fellow citizens who gave evidence of their regard by elevating him to a 
    seat in the Convention of N.C.  At the opening of the war, he volunteered in defense of his 
    country and continued his self sacrificing efforts with untiring energy and sleepless 
    diligence until in a most daring charge he received the deadly missile from the enemy.  
    As a soldier he was truly brave, always cheerful and ready to bear the toils and 
    privations of his comrades in arms.
    S.D. Adams
    N. A. Ramsay
    J.C. Dennis
    Tribute of respect was paid by Columbus Lodge #102 to James T. McClenahan, a 
    member of the Chatham Rifles, 15th Regiment N.C.V. who sacrificed his life in his 
    country’s cause manfully contending for the rights of self government.  He was mortally 
    wounded in a most fearful charge in front of Richmond July 1 and died the next day.  
    He was a young man of much promise with bright prospects in his future.  He had come 
    to the bar environed with circumstances which tended in no considerable degree to give 
    him position and influence of which he availed himself and turned them to good account.  
    At his country’s first call for volunteers he responded promptly with a noble purpose to 
    suffer in the great struggle for freedom.  As a soldier he was brave and steady, ever 
    ready to bear the privations and sufferings of his fellow soldiers.  He was a noble man, 
    a true patriot, a genuine Christian (a member of the Episcopal Church) and we will 
    remember his noble deeds and try to imitate his pious example.
    S.D. Adams
    N.A. Ramsay
    J.C. Dennis
    Killed, on the battlefield at Ellyson’s Mills on Thursday, 26th June, Orderly Sergeant 
    Dr. John Wesley Heartsfield, son of Dr. Wesley Heartsfield of Wake Co.  It becomes 
    our painful and melancholy duty to record the demise of this valuable young man.  
    When but a youth he gave evidence of such sprightliness or mind that his father 
    determined to give him the best opportunity for receiving a finished education.  
    Accordingly, he matriculated at Randolph (illegible word) College in 1855 in the 18th 
    year of his age, where he graduated after four years course of study with high distinction.  
    While at college, he gathered around him a circle of friends who will remember his 
    suavity of manners and amiability of character as long as they live.  So correct was 
    he in his deportment that he won not only the confidence and love of his fellow students 
    but the endearing attachment of his venerable president, Dr. Smith, who spoke of him 
    as a young man of the most promising ability, who would reflect in after years credit 
    and influence on his Alma Mater.  In 1860 he entered the medical college in Richmond 
    where he attended one course of lecture.  
    At the beginning of the war, he laid aside his text books and was among the first to rally 
    to his country’s flag.  He enlisted as a private in Company I, of the 1st N.C.T. to serve 
    during the war and was immediately promoted to the rank of Orderly Sergeant, the 
    difficult duties of which office he discharged with ability.  Having an intelligent mind and 
    a great fondness for military science, he won the praise of the command, Col. M.S. 
    Stokes as well as the company officers.  Had he been permitted to live through the hard 
    fought battles around Richmond, he doubtless would have received an appointment to a 
    much higher grade.  He fell at the head of his company, being pierced by a minie ball 
    through the neck and died without a struggle after charging the enemy for over a mile at 
    the point of a bayonet.  
    When he first determined to enter the service, his friends all thought that one of such 
    a slender frame and delicate constitution would not be able to withstand the hardships 
    of camp life and that he would be forced to return on account of delicate health or linger 
    and died in some far off hospital.  But such was the buoyancy of spirits and fondness 
    for military life that whether on the touted field or on long and tedious marches amid 
    snows of the winter campaigns on the Potomac or through the mud and swamps of the 
    Chickahominy—in heat or cold—around the camp fire at night—he was ever the same 
    cheerful, happy companion, ready to inspire courage to those failing on the march and 
    never leaving his post.
    I have often looked at the slender frame and wondered with astonishment as it seemed 
    to defy disease or death; never being sick or failing to stand at the post of danger with 
    hundreds of robust constitution and long promise of life dying around him; for he never 
    seemed to get sick and at one time when nearly all were prostrated with disease, he 
    was among the few who improved in strength and flesh.  
    There is one other point that I would mention with pleasure for the gratification of a friend, 
    that during the long campaign, I never knew him to indulge in the vices which so 
    alarmingly prevailed in camp but was always the same modest, discreet, and 
    unassuming young man.  In conversations with his friends I learned that he had made 
    a profession of religion while at college and judging from his daily transactions of life, 
    his fondness for attending divine worship, we are encouraged that while he fell in the 
    shock of battle his soul has fled to habitations where war is unknown but where peace 
    and happiness forever reign.  
    I cannot forbear to mention that one of his most marked traits of character was his 
    obedience to his parents, for he was never known to intentionally cross their wishes 
    in the least respect.  A dutiful son, an affectionate brother and reliable friend, truly it 
    is said, death loves a shining mark.  Dear Orderly!  Thou art no longer with us to call 
    the roll of our brave boys but at the summons of our great Captain thou art gone to 
    answer to thy name around the throne of God.  No more do we see thee start at the
    beat of the drums nor hear thy manly voice to “fall in”.  The weapons of war have been 
    exchanged for a crown of eternal glory.  Rest in peace.
    J.N. Foote
    A mother mourns the loss of her eldest son but she sorrows not without hope. Lt. E.H. 
    Winningham, Co. I, 22nd Regiment, N.C.S.T., at his country’s call, left school and 
    volunteered in the first company from Randolph County.  He discharged the duties 
    faithfully for twelve months and went through the Battle of Seven Pines unharmed but 
    through fatigue he was attacked with the bilious fever and died at Richmond on July 16, 
    aged 22 years, and 18 days.  He was a dutiful child, a professor of religion and not 
    afraid to die.  His death is a great loss to his sister and brother but we hope our loss is 
    his eternal gain.
    Died, on the 9th July, at the residence of his father in Harnette Co., after a protracted 
    illness, John H. Hopuss, 5th Sergeant in the Highland Rangers.  He was with us but 
    a short time but while in the company he portrayed the qualities of a good soldier and 
    useful member of the company. Those who were with him in his last hours are left with 
    the comfortable hope that he died in the triumph of faith; that for him death had no 
    sting and the grave was robbed of its victory.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 7, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers
    At Gordonsville, Va., June 2, Lewis W. Kimbrough, in his 19th year, of 
    Capt. Stowe’s, Forsyth Co.
    Near Trenton, Lt. Wm. Humphrey, of Onslow Co.
    In Edgecombe Co., June 26, W.C. King, aged 21, of Capt. Battle’s Confederate 
    Guards.  Also, on the 22nd, Amos Hearn, Jr., of the Spartan Band.
    In Wilmington, Elisha Mosely, of Pitt Co.  Also, June 15, Thomas Edwards of 
    Edgecombe, members of the Spartan Band.
    In the hospital at Richmond, Va., on the 18th ult., Mr. Gilbreath McKnight 
    Wilson, of Mecklenburg Co., N.C., in the 20th year of his age.  
    In Richmond, Va., of typhoid pneumonia, on the 8th June, Joseph Cardwell of 
    Madison, N.C., in the 22nd year of his age.
    Also, at the same place and on the same day, Wilson Baughn, son of Capt. 
    Wm. Baughn of Rockingham.
    On the 15th June, of typhoid fever, in Richmond, Lt. Wm. M. Holt, aged 25 
    years, eldest son of Dr. W.R. Holt of Lexington, N.C.
    In Richlands, Onslow Co., N.C., 17th June, Lt. Wm .Humphrey, 19 years, 
    4 months, 9 days, an officer of Capt. Koonce’s Partisan Rangers.
    On the 12th June, from the effects of a wound received in a battle near 
    Richmond, Lt. A.M. Luria, of the Granville Stars, 23rd Regiment, N.C.V.
    On the 21st May, at the hospital in Kinston, Thomas R. Guy, aged about 21, 
    of the 7th N.C.T.
    At Camp Davis, of typhoid fever, on the 11th inst., David Keller.  Also, on the 
    13th inst., Talbert Harbison, of the same disease, both belonging to Co. B, 
    11th Regiment.
    In the hospital, at Ashley Station, Va., (first initial illegible, maybe a ‘P.’ ?) V. 
    Beam, of the Floyd Riflemen, 24th Regiment N.C.T.
    In Richmond, on the 19th June, of typhoid fever, Adolphus A. Ross, aged 
    about 21, a member of Capt. C.C. Cole’s Guilford Co.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 14, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    Near Richmond, on the 27th ult., Lt. Frank D. Foxhall, of the 33rd N.C.R., in 
    his 29th year.
    On the 3rd inst., at the residence of his uncle, Rev. H.S. Kepler, of Richmond, 
    J. Clayton Chamblie, in the 19th year of his age, late private secretary to Major 
    General D.H. Hill
    On the battlefield, near Richmond, June 30, Sgt. John J. Phillips, Co. G, 33rd 
    N.C.T., of this town.  He was a brave soldier, sacrificing his life for his country 
    in the 36th (?) 56th (?) year of his age.
    In Richmond, Va., June 21, of wounds received at the Battle of Seven Pines, 
    on 31st May, Samuel A. Jones, son of the late General Charles R. Jones, of 
    Iredell Co., N.C.,  He was born in Fayetteville and was at the time of his death, 
    16 years, 3 months, 11 days.
    Of typhoid fever, at Kinston, June 20, Robert Smith, Jr., aged 24 years, 8 
    months.  He was born in Cumberland Co., and was a member of Co. C, 35th 
    On the 21st ult., in Columbia, S.C., Wm. R. Rea, of Charlotte, a member of 
    Company B, 1st Regiment, from which he was discharged on account of ill 
    In Orange Co., on the 30th ult., Jas. C. Faucett, in his 24th year, a member 
    of Capt. Graham’s company from Orange.
    At Goldsboro, of typhoid pneumonia, on the 19th June, John Franklin 
    Pucket(?), in his 24th year, of the cavalry company of Iredell.
    At Kinston, of typhoid pneumonia, James Locke Nelson, in his 27th year, of 
    At Goldsboro, on the 25th ult., of typhoid fever, Jas. M. Johnson, in his 34th 
    year, of Iredell
     We regret to see among the deaths in Richmond Dispatch of the 7th inst., 
    that of Co. P.W. Roberts of the 14th N.C.T.  He died on the 5th inst., of 
    typhoid fever, at the residence of Mr. H.W. Tyler, Richmond.  Col. Roberts 
    has been in the service since the commencement of the war, first as captain 
    of a Buncombe company in the 14th N.C.T. (4th Volunteers) and lately (on 
    the transfer to another regiment of Col. Daniel) as its colonel.  He was a lawyer 
    from Asheville.
    A letter from the surgeon at Fortress Monroe gives us the painful intelligence 
    that Captain William J. Freeland sunk under the effects of the amputation of 
    his leg and died on the 21st June.  He was buried on the 22nd, by Brother 
    Masons, with all the honors due to a brave soldier.  Hillsborough Recorder
    Fayetteville Observer, July 21, 1862
    Death of Major Huske
    We regret to hear of the death of Major Benjamin R. Huske of the town, which 
    occurred at Richmond, Va., on the 15th inst., from a wound received in the late 
    battles before Richmond.  Major Huske was born in this place in the fall of 1829 
    and was in his 33rd year.  He graduated at the University of North Carolina with 
    high distinction in the class of 1850, obtained a license as a lawyer some years 
    later, and at the breaking out of the war, was engaged in a growing practice of 
    that profession.  He went into the service as the 1st lieutenant of the Independent 
    Company and served in that position through the 1st (Bethel) Regiment’s 
    existence.  A few months ago he returned to the service as captain of a Moore 
    County Company, was elected major of the 48th Regiment to which it was 
    assigned, and received the wound of which he died on the 25th ult., in the first 
    of the series of battles near Richmond.  His wound was in the foot and at first 
    supposed not to be dangerous, but erysipelas followed, of which he died.
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    Of wounds received in the action in the battle of Malvern Hill, the 1st inst., 
    Augustus N. Boon, of Company C, 12th N.C. Volunteers, in the 21st year of 
    his age.  A native of Northampton County.
    On the 6th July, from wounds received on the battlefield near Richmond, Va., 
    on the 1st July, Captain John A. Benbury of Edenton, N.C., in the 36th year 
    of his age. 
    Captain P.J. Lowrie of Charlotte, died suddenly in Wilmington on Friday last.  
    He was Commissary or Quartermaster to the 11th (Bethel) Regiment.  His 
    body was sent to Ansonville, where his wife now resides.  His disease was 
    bilious cholic.
    Captain Nichols of the same regiment, in command of a company from 
    Charlotte, also died on Friday of typhoid fever, at or near Wilmington.
    At the hospital at Fort Fisher, July 11, Lyas Phillips, aged 18 years and 3 days, 
    of Columbus County, a private in the McRae Artillery.
    At Camp Mangum, on the 12th June, in the 20th year of his age, Neill, son of 
    Malcolm and Elizabeth McArthur, of Cumberland Co.
    At Richmond on the 30th ult., Thomas J. Foote, Adjutant of the 12th Regiment, 
    from Warren County, aged 24.  He died of a wound received in the battle of the 
    27th June.
    In Rowan County, June 28, Stephen A. Brown, from the effects of a wound 
    received the 31st May.
    At Richmond, Va., on the 9th inst., at a private residence, James E. Watson, of 
    Chatham, a private in Co. G, 48th Regiment, aged about 22.
    In the hospital at Richmond, on the 9th inst., after a brief illness of fever, Wm. A. 
    McLauchlin, son of Duncan McLauchlin of this county, aged about 20, of Co. K, 
    26th N.C. Volunteers.  This is the 2nd son of Mr. McLauchlin who has perished 
    by fever in the army, while another, Captain J.C. McLauchlin, to whose company 
    they belonged, had a narrow escape in the late battle at Richmond, being slightly 
    wounded in the head by a fragment of a shell.
    We regret to hear of the death from wounds received in the Richmond battles of 
    Major Crumpler of the 1st Cavalry, from Ashe Co., and Captain Daniel McDougald 
    of the 15th Regiment from Harnett County.  Both were prominent men in their 
    respective sections—the former a member of the legislature and the latter 
    sub-elector on the Douglas ticket, both lawyers.
    We also regret to learn that Lt. Angus Shaw of the Carolina Boys, from this 
    county, died at the hospital in Richmond, on Friday night last, from wounds 
    received in the same battle.
    At the Winder Hospital, Richmond, from brain fever, Jacob M. Rogers, in the 
    19th year of his age, a private in Company K, Raleigh Rifles, 14th Regiment 
    In Richmond, June 30, from a wound received in the battle of the 25th, Evan 
    Hilton, of Davidson Co., member of Company K, 48th Regiment N.C.T.
    At Fortress Monroe, on the 25th May, Sgt. William Peel, Company G, 13th 
    Also, June 28, S.H. Russell, Company I, and R.G. Gentry, Co. A, 47th N.C.T.
    Also, on June 30, Baxter Morris, Company G, 28th N.C.T.
    From a wound received in the battle near Richmond, on Tuesday, D.G. 
    Johnson.  He was a noble, brave soldier and died rejoicing with the love of 
    God in his soul.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 28, 1862
    On the 26th June, at the battle near Richmond, fell our young and gallant 
    friend, Elisha Burns.  He was killed while bravely defending his country to 
    prevent its being seized by a vile Northern foe.  But we mourn not as those 
    without hope, for he was a good Christian, a dutiful son and a good citizen.  
    He was ever ready to do what he thought duty bade him to do.  During the 
    latter part of March he enlisted for a term of years, and on the 1st April he 
    bade parents, relations, friends, home and a happy fireside adieu, and went 
    forth to perform what he considered his duty.  Our young friend has left many 
    relatives and friends to mourn his loss, but we doubt not that our loss is his 
    eternal gain.  In all things he acted as a Christian; and his disposition was so 
    good that none knew him but to love him. 
    Deaths of Soldiers
    July 17, in camp, near Petersburg, Va., of typhoid fever, Wm. H. Keliam, a 
    member of Company C, 45th Regiment N.C.T., aged about 21.
    In Richmond, on the 5th July, from a mortal wound received on the battle 
    field, on the 1st July, Elijah T. Hardison, aged 18 years, 4 months, a private 
    in Company E, 3rd Regiment N.C.T. and a native of Onslow Co.
    On the 20th July, of wounds received in the recent battles near Richmond, 
    Thomas M. Simpson of Company E, 18th Regiment N.C.T.
    In Richmond, on the 9th inst., Wm. F. Warren, of Guilford Co., a member of 
    Maj. Boggs’ Battalion of Light Artillery.
    At the St. Charles Hospital, Richmond, on the 22nd, from wounds received in 
    the battle on the 1st July, Private Jas. L. Cameron, of Company C, 35th 
    Regiment, of Moore Co., aged 24.
    In Richmond, on the 15th inst., Sgt. Henry G. Conrad, of the 48th N.C. 
    Regiment, of Lexington, N.C., aged 18.
    In Marion, McDowell Co., on the 6th inst., of typhoid fever, Capt. W.H. 
    Halyburton, in the 33rd year of his age, late captain of Company B, in the 
    35th Regiment N.C.V.
    In Rockingham Co., 24th ult., Richard Johnston of Company C, 14th Regiment 
    At Spring Creek, 5th inst., Thomas Frisbee, private in Co. C, 29th Regiment, 
    in the 37th year of his age.
    In Richmond, in April last, of erysipelas, Private James W. Ricks, aged about 
    39 years.  At Rocky Mount, 30th June, of bowel disease, Private B.A. Ricks, 
    aged about 37.  Killed in the recent battle near Richmond, James H. Lammon, 
    aged about 21 years; all members of the Confederate Guard, Captain E.D. 
    Foxhall of Edgecombe Co.
    At Kinston, N.C., 29th April, Joseph Kerrs, son of Thomas Kerrs, Esq., in the 
    26th year of his age.
    In Richmond, 21st May, in the 29th year of his age, Joseph A. Taylor, of Orange 
    Co., N.C., of the 6th Regiment, Company F.
    At Camp Lee, near Richmond, on the 13th inst., Wm. H. Craig, in the 22nd year 
    of his age.  And at the same place, on the 14th inst., Samuel A. Craig, in the 
    26th year of his age; both of New Hope, in Orange County.
    In the hospital at Richmond, Va., on the 3rd inst., D.F. Irby, only son of J.E. and 
    Isabella Irby.
    Death of Col. Charles Lee
    Lt. Col. Barber, now commanding the 37th N.C.T., in his report of its casualties
     in the late battles near Richmond, thus mentions the circumstances attending 
    the death of the gallant Col. Lee:
    “Col. Lee was killed by a ball from a cannon on the 30th June, late in the evening.  
    His regiment, with the rest of Gen. Branch’s Brigade, was charging a battery and 
    had driven the enemy before them for a considerable distance.  When about 100 
    or 120 yards from the battery as he shouted ‘On my brave boys’, he fell.  Adjutant 
    Wm. T. Nicholson was a few feet from him, he at once raised him up and asked 
    if he was hurt—‘Yes’, was his reply.  ‘Colonel, are you hurt much?’ was then 
    asked.  He was unable to answer this question and almost instantly died in the 
    arms of his adjutant, who brought his body from the field, with such of his personal 
    effects as were not blown away.  A better or braver officer never fell at the post of 
    duty.  When his death was announced to the regiment, his men wept as if they 
    had lost a father.”
    Died, in Richmond., Va., of wounds received in the battle of June 26, Alexander E. 
    Williams, son of James Williams, Esq., formerly of Harnett Co., N.C., but for the 
    last ten years a resident of Holmes Co., Mississippi.  He was among the first to 
    engage in defense of that cause for which he has died, and was attached to the 
    21st Mississippi Regiment of which he was a member at the time of his death.  
    He was a young man of prepossessing appearance and endeared himself to all by 
    his affable and kind disposition.  He died far from his home and friends, but his 
    conduct in life was such as to justify the hope that his sufferings are over and that 
    henceforth his portion is eternal bliss.
    Messrs. Editors of the Observer:
    Pleas allow space in your columns for a tribute to the memory of Lt. Angus Shaw, 
    late of Captain McLauchlin’s Company, 38th Regiment, N.C.T.  I have known Lt. 
    Shaw intimately for the past ten years, and can speak advisedly of his great worth 
    and integrity of character.  He was a man of quiet, unobtrusive manners, with a 
    heart full of kind feelings; and while he was not always mindful of his own interest, 
    would at any time peril his all for one he believed to be a friend—at all times, under 
    all circumstances, he was a gentleman.  I served with him in the ranks, in the 1st 
    (Bethel) Regiment, for six months and when he was by my side, as was usually the 
    case, I always felt there was near me, at least, one true man—one who would do 
    his duty let the consequences be what they may.  Many times, when it was thought 
    an engagement was imminent, I have heard him declare that in this revolution, he 
    was ready to die upon the battlefield and would rather bequeath to his children that 
    heritage of glory than any other he could bestow.  The lieutenant possessed that 
    moral courage which could not be shaken and which is more valuable to the soldier 
    than any other quality of mind and heart.  The exhibition of this courage upon the, 
    to him, fatal field near the Chickahominy, caused his colonel to say, “Lt. Shaw is 
    one of the bravest men I ever saw”.  He died of wounds received in battle, having 
    fought a good fight, and having won the applause of all to whom he was responsible 
    for his conduct.  His memory shall ever live in the heart of his friend.
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    At Fort Monroe, on the 25th May, Sgt. Wm. Peel, Co. G, 13th N.C.T.  Also, on 
    June 28, S.H. Russell, Company I, and R.G. Gentry, Co. A, 37th N.C.T.  Also, 
    on June 30, Baxter Morris, Co. G., 28th N.C.T.
    At Kenansville, of typhoid fever, 27th June, C. Dudley Martin, private in Company 
    C, 13th Regiment, N.C.V.
    In Anson Co., 7th inst., John Watson, 27 years.
    At the Gwathmey Hospital, Richmond, 13th inst., of wounds received in the 
    engagement of Malvern Hill, Capt. Harvey A. Sawyer, 2nd Regiment, N.C.S.T., 
    in the 25th year of his age.
    In the hospital at Wilmington of typhoid fever, on the 1st inst., Solomon(?) 
    McQuay, of Micklenburg Co., aged 28, a member of Capt. Nichols’ Company, 
    11th Regiment.
    At Richmond, 30th inst., Morris Gore(?), Company I, 20th Regiment, of wounds 
    received in battle.
    In Robeson Co., July 6, James D. Watson, of Capt. McRae’s Heavy Artillery.
    Of camp fever, near Richmond, 25th June, 23 years of age the day of his death, 
    David James, a son of Col. Alexander McMillan(?), of Robeson, N.C.
    A Tribute of Respect was printed in this issue in memory of Green B. Cox, from 
    the Carthage Lodge No. 181.  They stated that “with emotions of sorrow, we have 
    heard of the death of our worthy brother Green B. Cox, who died at Kinston on the 
    30th May, after having served his country faithfully as a soldier nearly twelve 
    months in Capt. Martin’s Company, 26th Regiment, N.C.V.”
    Killed in the battle of Tuesday evening, July 1, Sgt. Wm. J. Phillips, a member of 
    Company D, 23rd Regiment, N.C.T.
    Lines on the Death of Capt. D.W. Johnson, who fell while nobly leading his men 
    in the great battle near Richmond.
    O land of the South! From they brilliant horizon,
    A bright star has vanished to kindle no more,
    ‘Till it rises in splendor when all nations assemble
    To face the great Judge on eternity’s shore!
    A warrior has fallen on the ramparts of glory,
    That honor his living—now brighten his grave;
    His name will still live, though his sleep cold and gory,
    On the bright page reserved for the pure and the brave.
    His soul was as fearless, as strong, as undaunted,
    As firm as a rock on a storm beaten strand;
    Yet his heart full as soft as the sweetest rose he planted,
    And nurtured and trained by affection’s fair hand.
    When shells tore the earth and cannon belched fire,
    And the storm of the fray was as mountains o’erthrown;
    His voice ‘for our homes’ did more firmness require,
    ‘Till his troops made the field with defunct vandals groan.
    Yet at home, or in camp, when war’s tempests departed,
    Not woman was kinder, or more loving than he!
    Brave Johnston, the noble, the just, the true hearted,
    The Christian, the patriot, his spirit is free!
    Drury’s Bluff, July 12, 1862
    Messrs. Editors:
    Please announce the death of Mr. Duncan Kelly, a member of Company H, 
    26th Regiment N.C.T., who died in the North Carolina Hospital at Petersburg 
    on the 20th June, in the 21st year of his age.  In the death of this noble young 
    man, the Confederacy has lost one of its best and bravest soldiers.  He was 
    one of the first to respond to his country’s call for aid; he left college, gave 
    up home and all its sacred endearments, to participate in the great contest 
    for liberty.  During the twelve months he served, no one discharged the 
    difficult duties of a soldier’s life more faithfully than he did; always at his post, 
    he did whatever duty was before him faithfully.  He frequently said he was 
    “willing to sacrifice everything save his honor.”  He acted the part of a brave man 
    during the battle of Newbern.  He came to Virginia to aid in driving back the 
    invading foe, but he fell a victim to disease and died in a few days after he left 
    his native state.  Thus ended the brief career of this patriotic young man—he 
    fell in the path of duty, for the cause of God and humanity.  His voice indeed 
    will be heard no more in our midst.  He will no longer be aroused by the sound 
    of the drum, but he will long live in the hearts of fellow comrades, and all who 
    knew him.  
    Alas!  That a spirit so noble and brave,
    Should so early be quenched in the gloom of the grave.
    A Friend
    A Tribute of Respect was printed in this issue by the Moore Sharpshooters, 
    Company F, 50th Regiment N.C.T. in the memory of their fellow soldier N. 
    Archibald McNeill.  The deceased was 34 years and 5 months of age and has 
    left a wife, three children, a father and mother, two brothers and four sisters.  
    There were no further details other than the tribute of respect.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 4, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    In Petersburg, Nelson Gray, aged 22, of Charlotte, a soldier in the 53rd Regiment.
    Wm. F. Warren of Guilford Co., a member of Beggs’ (Boggs?) Battalion of Light 
    Artillery, died in Richmond on the 9th.
    In Richmond, 10th inst., J.W. Davenport, from the effects of a wound received 
    in the late battle; a member of Capt. McGee’s company from Mecklenburg, 
    34th Regiment.
    Near Wilmington, 27th July, Private Ichabod Quinn, of Company C, 51st 
    Near Petersburg, 20th July, Private Samuel Taylor, of Company C, 45th 
    Regiment, aged 37, of Guilford Co.  Also, on the 25th, Private Julius Story 
    of the same company and county, aged 17.
    Of Brain Fever, Corp. Wm. A. Bennett, of Company D, 53rd Regiment.
    Of Typhoid Fever, in the hospital near Richmond, on the 20th July, James 
    H.N. Everett, aged 20 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
    On the 28th July, near Richmond, of typhoid fever, Private John Jones, of 
    Company K, 3rd Regiment, aged 19.
    At Winston, on the 30th ult., of a wound accidentally received in the course 
    of a dissection, Surgeon J.A. Gallagher, C.S.A., in the 32nd year of his age.
    In Richmond, 30th June, from a wound received in the recent battle, Evan Hilton, 
    of Davidson Co., in the 29th year of his age, a member of Company K, 48th 
    In the hospital at Richmond, July 15, John Watson Yates, from a wound 
    received in the battle, a native of Guilford, in Capt. C.C. Cole’s Company.
    In camp near Petersburg, of fever, on the 21st (?) ult., Simeon Casper, a 
    member of Company B, (regiment illegible, starts with a ‘4’) N.C.T.
    In Richmond on the 5th July, of a wound received on the 1st, E.T. Bardison(?) 
    Hardison(?), aged 18 years, 4 months, a private in Company E (Onslow Grays), 
    3rd Regiment N.C.T.
    At Charlottesville, Va., 4th June, of typhoid fever, John Lewis Reich, of Captain 
    Stowe’s Company, 33rd Regiment of Forsyth County.
    Died, in Petersburg, Va., on the 30th ult., of fever, Sgt. Wm. Henry Harrison 
    Davis, Company H(?), 26th Regiment, N.C.T., in the 22nd year of his age.  At 
    the first call of his country, the noble young man volunteered in Capt. Wm. P. 
    Martin’s Company, the Moore County Independents, on the 3rd June, 1861.  
    In the battle of Newbern he conducted himself nobly, as well as in the more 
    recent battles around Richmond.  Soon after the battle of July 1st, he was taken 
    sick and was sent to Petersburg, where he died.  His heart was one of open and 
    generous impulse, for we knew him well; he was beloved and respected by all 
    who knew him.  May the roses bloom as fresh upon his grave as in the 
    remembrance of his many virtues will be fresh in the hearts of his friends and 
    A Comrade In Arms
    Carthage, Aug. 2, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    At Camp Meares, July 25, Joseph H. Sessoms, of the Scotland Neck Mounted 
    Near Richmond, 21st July, Thomas M. Simpson, of Company F, 18th Regiment.
    At Newton, 9th July, of typhoid fever, Capt. M.N. Shell, of the 22nd Regiment
    In the hospital at Richmond, 9th July, George B. Hood of Caldwell Co., aged 22.
    At Richmond, 8th July, Shadrach Harless, of Ashe Co., aged 17.  He was in the 
    battle at Newbern, and in the last of the series of battles at Richmond was 
    mortally wounded.
    At Drury’s Bluff, S.W.C. Siler of Chatham Co., Company G, 26th Regiment
    In the hospital at Goldsborough, on the 15th inst., William S. Scarborough, 
    Company E, 52nd Regiment N.C.T., in the 31st year of his age.
    On the 9th June, in the hospital at Wilmington, R.H. Webb, aged 21 years, 4 
    months and 20 days, of Anson Co., of Capt. Sturdivant’s Company, in the 43rd 
    In camp near Richmond, Va., July 25, of typhoid fever, Charles Ashford Winders 
    of Duplin Co., a member of Company C, 2nd Regiment N.C.T.
    In Richmond Co., June 19, Risdon D. Nichols, of Co. D, 23rd Regiment
    In Newbern, March 28, W.B. Monroe, of Capt. Kelly’s Moore Co., aged 30.
    In Goldsboro’, June 3, Archibald Black, of Capt. Black’s Company, from Moore 
    \Co., aged 26.
    In Richmond, July 3, Wallace Scales, of Rockingham Co., aged 28.
    At Lumberton, July 6th(?) 5th (?), Wm. J. Rothwell, of the Washington Light 
    Infantry, aged 19.
    At the American Hotel, in Richmond, July 27, of typhoid fever, Henry Clay 
    Holt, of Raleigh, aged 19 years, of the “Warren Guards”, 12th Regiment, 
    Near Richmond, 1st Sgt. A.A. Holshouser of the Rowan Artillery.
    In Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, 10th inst., Daniel W. Click, a member of 
    Capt. Foster’s Company F, 18th (?) 12th (?) N.C.T.
    The officers who prepare the casualties in battle are so careless in writing 
    names that innumerable errors occur in the printing.  Proper names should 
    always be written plainly.  In the Virginia reports the name of Hiram Evans 
    is given as among the killed on the night of  the 26th June, the first day of 
    the late battle near Richmond.  Subsequently the name was printed O.H. 
    Jones.  Both were wrong.  The name intended was Orpheus H. Evans, only 
    son of Oren S. Evans, of Chatham Co., who fell while on picket duty in 
    Company E, 26th Regiment, Col. Vance’s.  He had been more than a year 
    in the service, had gone through the battle of Newbern, unharmed, and had 
    escaped the physical and moral evils of camp life, to perish almost the first 
    day of his arrival in Virginia.  When the war broke out he was not 18, and 
    was engaged in the study of medicine.  He was too patriotic to remain quiet 
    while the liberty of his country was in jeopardy, but at once volunteered.  He 
    was a youth of irreproachable morals, addicted to no vices and gentle in 
    demeanor.  The blow is a crushing one to father, mother and sisters—the 
    only son and youngest child in the family.   But they would not have had 
    him act the craven, and he died to illustrate the character of the patriot and 
    hero.  In an address delivered when his company departed, he foreshadows 
    the result which has made his home sad indeed.
    In Memory of My Brother, Orpheus H. Evans, who fell at the Battle of Seven 
    Pines, on the night of the 26th June, 1862.
    He left his home twelve months ago,
    A brave and manly boy;
    And onward went to meet the foe,
    His father’s pride and mother’s joy.
    He was the idol of our hearts,
    A true confiding brother;
    And hard it was for us to part
    We never had another.
    Beloved by those he left behind,
    No foe he had at home;
    He was ever gentle, good and kind,
    But oh!  The cruel foe did come.
    One month ago, with step so light,
    His young and manly form;
    From Kinston willingly did go,
    To meet the leaden storm.
    Few days before he met his doom,
    A line he sent to those most dear;
    “Grieve not for me, beloved at home,
    For I am needed here.”
    But on a dark and lonely night,
    Far, far away from home,
    Unconscious they were near a fight,
    Oh! Cruel death to him did come.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 11, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    Near Richmond, July 31, of typhoid fever John W. Overman of Wayne Co., 
    Co. C, 2nd Regiment.
    Near Richmond, 23rd July, of typhoid fever, Henry C. Hodge, of the 1st 
    Regiment N.C.T.
    In Petersburg, 13th July, Philip A. Pliand(?), of the Orange Guards, Co. 
    G, 27th Regiment
    On the 3rd Aug., in Raleigh, Dr. W.W. McKinzie, aged 25 years, 2 months.
    In Richmond, 9th July, James E. Watson, aged 22 years, 4 months, 10 days.
    Near Mocksville, Dr. W.C. Brown, Surgeon, 42nd Regiment.
    In Raleigh, 19th July, Jno. B. Perkinson, of the Raleigh Rifles, 14th Regiment, 
    aged 25 years.
    In Oxford, July 27, T.W. McClanahan, aged 27 years, of the Granville Greys.
    At Raleigh, on the 14th ult., of wounds received in defense of our national 
    capitol, Hardy W. parker, Esq., Orderly Sgt. of Capt. Garret’s company, 5th 
    N.C. Regiment.
    In Granville Co., July 2, of typhoid fever, George H. Raney, Company B, 2nd 
    Regiment, aged 19.
    On the 11th July, in the hospital at Richmond, from the effects of  wounds 
    received in the late battles, O.S.P. Alexander, of the 13th Regiment, N.C.V.
    17th July, in the Howard Hospital at Richmond, from the effects of a wound 
    on Tuesday in the battles before Richmond, Lt. Robert Grier of the 49th Regiment.
    At the Gwathmey Hospital in Richmond, on the 7th ult., David H.J. Johnson, 
    of Mecklenburg Co., in the 27th year of his age.
    In the hospital at Goldsboro’, July 15(?), W.S. Scarborough of Montgomery 
    Co., Company E, 52nd Regiment, in the 31st year of his age.
    On the 30th June, in a hospital at Wilson, John B. Walker, of the 1st Regiment 
    N.C. Cavalry. 
    Died, at the residence of his father, Mr. John Shine, of Duplin, on the 21st July 
    last, in the 27th year of his age, John D. Shine, of Company E, 20th Regiment, 
    N.C.V.  This brave, patriotic and worthy young man was the chosen ensign of 
    his regiment and fell mortally wounded while courageously bearing the sacred 
    flag of his country amidst the bloody melee on the battle field at Cold Harbor, 
    on the 27th June last below Richmond.  For some time before the secession 
    of his state, he had taken up his abode in our sister state of South Carolina, 
    but so soon as he saw the contest between the North and the South he 
    hastened to his childhood’s home and tendered his services to his country 
    by volunteering in the second company formed in his native county of Duplin.  
    During his connection with this company for more than a year at the forts 
    below Wilmington, in that city, and at the camps below Richmond, his uniform 
    soldierly conduct and manly bearing, his cheerful obedience to his superior 
    officers—both in tent and field, and his unaffected kindness to his fellow soldiers 
    on all occasions, won the hearts of all his associates.  The coolness and courage 
    displayed by him on his first and unfortunately, his last battlefield not only 
    secured the lasting admiration of his gallant regiment, but gave an indication of 
    the high position he was destined to achieve in his new vocation of arms, had his 
    life been prolonged in a later period of his country’s history.  But an All-Wise 
    Providence decreed otherwise and left his immediate friends and relatives to 
    mourn the premature loss of one of the best of men.  Our young friend survived 
    the reception of his wounds three weeks and three days, dying the same hour 
    of the day, 6:00 pm, on which he fell.
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    In camp, near Petersburg, 29th ult., Wm. H. Ross, aged about 18 years, a 
    member of Company B, 45th Regiment.
    In the hospital at Petersburg, 31st ult., of typhoid fever, Corp. Armenius C. 
    Lash, Company B, 45th Regiment.
    In Petersburg, on the 1st inst., of typhoid fever, Private Charles Williams, of 
    Lloyd’s Battery, 40th Regiment, of Tarborough, aged 22.
    At Gravel Hill, Va., 26th ult., of a wound, Private James E. Allen, of Tarborough, 
    aged (illegible, first number is a ‘2’).
    In the Winder Hospital, Richmond, 3rd inst., aged about 20, Lt. Wm. Pitt of 
    Edgecombe, Company F, 30th Regiment.
    At Richmond, 1st inst., Private John Blanton, of the 28th Regiment, from 
    Cleveland Co.
    In the 2nd N.C. Hospital, Petersburg, 27th ult., of brain fever, Private John W. 
    Hayes, in his 18th year.
    In Richmond on the 6th ult., Private Jas. E. Watson, aged 22.
    On the 18th ult., in Duplin co., from the effects of his wounds and secondary 
    hemorrhage, Milton H. Johnson, aged about 33, of Captain Thruston’s Company, 
    B, 3rd Regiment.
    In the hospital at Petersburg, July 17, Washington M. Harris, of Guilford Co., 
    aged about 25, a member of Captain H.C. Correll’s Company.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 18, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    July 10, in Warren County, of typhoid fever, Dr. Sol. Alston, one of the surgeons 
    of the 12th Regiment, in the 23rd year of his age.
    At the hospital in Richmond, 23rd July, Joseph W. Deupree, in the 36th year of 
    his age.  He was wounded in the great battle before Richmond.  He belonged to 
    the Yanceyville Grays, 13th Regiment.
    From wounds received on the battle field near Gaine’s Farm on the 27th June, in 
    the 21st year of his age, Henry A. Wedden, of the Leasburg Grays, 13th Regiment.
    In camp near Goldsboro’, 8th April, Jesse J. Croom, aged 25.
    On 7th July, from a wound received at Ellison’s Mills, Jos. Carr, of Company C, 
    1st Regiment.
    In Northampton Co., 20th ult., Lt. George W. Davis, of the 37th N.C.R., aged 23.
    Of typhoid fever, in Richmond, 25th June, Peter Evans Spruill, in the 27th year 
    of his age, a member of the Warren Co. Volunteer Co.
    In Wilson, N.C., 7th Aug., Major James S. Whitehead, of the 55th N.C.T., of 
    Pitt Co., N.C.
    Near Drewry’s Bluff, Aug. 15, Thomas C. Johnson, of Harnett Co., a member 
    of the Highland Rangers.  Also, on the 12th, W.G. Parks, of the same company.
    At the 1st N.C. Hospital in Petersburg, Va., on the 6th inst., of typhoid fever, 
    Lt. Thomas W. Rouse, of Company C, 27th Regiment, from Lenoir, N.C.
    Also, during the past month, members of the above named company, of typhoid
     fever:  Jas. F. Barrow, Jno. W. Sutten, J.W. Jump, Wm. H. Wartess and L. 
    Herring, all of Lenoir Co., N.C.
    At the N.C. Hospital in Petersburg, 23rd July, R.J. Young, a private in Company 
    C, 52nd Regiment, in the 22nd year of his age, of Wake.
    In Halifax, 17th July, Littleberry Wilcox, aged 22, of the 12th Regiment.
    June 29, of wounds received in the Richmond battles, Sgt. R.F. Hartness of 
    Company G, 88th Regiment.
    In the “South Mountain Rangers”, 55th Regiment, seven have died since it went 
    into service on the 14th May, viz:  Major Wartman, R.D. Hoyle, Albert Canipe, 
    Levi Hoyle, Jas. T. Price, D.P. Warlick, and R.A. McCall
    In Petersburg, 11th inst., Robert W. Barden of Company A, 43rd Regiment.
    Near Richmond, 20th July, of typhoid fever, Jas. H.M. Everitt of New Hanover Co., 
    aged 21.
    On the 26th June, of wounds received in battle, Wm. W. Harvell, aged 25(?) 26(?).
    On the 13th July, at the Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, from the effects of a 
    wound received in the battle near Gaines Mills on the 27th June, Sgt. Samuel L. 
    Sharpe, Company G, 4th Regiment.
    In the N.C. Hospital at Petersburg, of brain fever, Corp. Wm. A. Bennett, of Co. 
    D, 53rd Regiment.
    At the hospital in Petersburg, 30th ult., Armenius C. Lash (or Lesh), in the 36th 
    year of his age, a member of Capt. C.E. Shober’s Company, 45th Regiment.
    Died, in the 2nd N.C. Hospital in Petersburg, Va., on Sunday, 27th July, of brain 
    fever, John H. Hasty, aged 19 years, 8 months, 20 days.  Thus died our beloved 
    friend in the service of his country to prevent its being seized by a vile Northern 
    foe.  But we mourn not as those without hope, for he was a Christian, a dutiful 
    son, every ready to do what he thought duty bade him do.  Duty called him to 
    defend his country and he went forth immediately to its defense.  During the 
    latter part of March he enlisted for the duration of the war, and he bade his 
    parents, relatives, friends, and home and a happy fire side adieu, and went forth 
    to perform what he considered his duty, as many others did at the same time.  
    Our young friend has left a father and mother and many relatives to mourn his 
    loss, but we doubt not that our loss is his eternal gain.  In all things he acted 
    Christian-like and his disposition was so good that none knew him but to love 
    him.  The deceased was a volunteer from Richmond Co., in Capt. Stewart’s 
    Company, 46th Regiment, N.C.T.
    Charles G. Thomas, the subject of this notice, was the son of George and 
    Mary Thomas of Lowndesboro’, Alabama.  He was in his 22nd year, when 
    slain in one of the fierce battles before Richmond.  The writer knew Charlie 
    well.  He was emphatically a good boy; dutiful as a son, diligent as a pupil, 
    amiable as a companion.  His word was never called in question; he was 
    cheerful, but never boisterous; liberal but not extravagant; unselfish, he was 
    always ready to do acts of kindness.  He was trained in the Sabbath school, 
    in which his pious mother, though in feeble health, and advanced in years, 
    still delights to instruct the young in the things of God.  In addition to his 
    natural amiability of character, was found the elevating, ennobling influence 
    of Christianity.  At the commencement of our present struggle, Charlie left 
    the institution at which he was finishing his education and with the approbation 
    of his father, and cheerful consent of his mother, attached himself to 
    Lowndesboro’ Beauregards, which company constitutes a part of the gallant 
    2nd Regiment of Alabama.  In his company, he conducted himself with great 
    propriety.  Honorable as a soldier, prompt in his obedience to orders, ever at 
    the post of duty, he secured the confidence of the entire body.  The writer was 
    connected with the 3rd Regiment for 14 months, and unhesitatingly states, that 
    Alabama had no more reliable defender than Charlie Thomas.  One of his mess 
    mates (himself a young man of sterling worth), thus writes about his comrade:  
    “In the charge of July 1st, which will ever be remembered by our countrymen, 
    the name of Charlie G. Thomas is entitled to a place by the side of the most 
    distinguished of our country’s heroes.  He was ever at his post, ready to 
    execute the orders of his officers.  When the order was given, he fixed his 
    bayonet with a firm hand, brought his gun to a charge, and moved onward with 
    his regiment to the lines of the enemy—he fell and soon expired—and be it 
    ever remembered that when he fell, he was in the advance of his regiment.”  “
    He was kind, chivalrous, generous, patriotic, affectionate and moral.  Among the 
    many who have sacrificed their lives upon the altar of their country, no nobler 
    soldier has fallen a martyr to Southern liberty.”  Such is the testimony of one that 
    occupied the same tent, ate at the same mess, and had abundant opportunities 
    of knowing Charlie well.  We have hope in his death.  He read his Bible regularly in 
    camp; was a constant attendant upon its religious services, and we trust, from his
    setting apart a portion of his time for prayer, that he now enjoys the peace of Heaven. 
    His body was recovered, taken home, and rests in the family lot in the village grave 
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 25, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    At Chimborazo Hospital on July 12, William Augustus Belcher, a private in 
    Company C, 20th Regiment of Columbus County.
    At Richmond, July 17, of bilious fever, Lt. Eli H. Winningham, of Company I, 
    22nd Regiment, of Randolph co., aged 22.  He was in the Battle of Seven Pines.
    In the hospital at Petersburg, of typhoid fever, 28th July, John B. Pittard, in the 
    21st year of his age, of Caswell Co., a member of Company I, 45th Regiment.

    Transcribed by Christine Spencer, June 2007 & January 2008

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