These pages are dedicated to the memory of all the men from North Carolina that fought in the Civil War.
Fayetteville Observer, May 9, 1864 Died, in the 2nd N.C. Hospital at Petersburg, Va., 31st July, 1862, D.M. Johnson, private in Company D, 48th N.C.T., in the 49th year of his age. He was a native of Moore Co. He has left a wife and eight children to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Euphronia. He was in the battles around Richmond and fought bravely at Seven Pines. On the way back he was taken sick and never more recovered. He was a kind father, an affectionate husband, an obliging neighbor and will ever be remembered by his comrades in arms. Although his decaying body rests in the distant plains of Virginia, we have no doubt his spirit has gone to reap his reward in Heaven, never more to be aroused to the conflict of war. William Garner, son of Linsey Garner of Davidson Co., N.C., departed this life 1st July, 1862, from a wound received at the Seven Pines fight. In the commencement of the war now raging between the North and the South, he said he was going to volunteer. His father was very much opposed to it, on account of his being so young—not then 16 years old—but he acquiesced and gave him up to the cause. He volunteered in Capt. Hill’s Company of Lexington, 48th N.C. Regiment, and was just four months with his regiment when he received his death wound. Thus has fallen another of the earth’s brightest jewels, a sacrifice to this cruel war. Willie was a kind and dutiful son, a dear brother, polite and affectionate cousin, a brave and generous soldier. His deportment was such that won the respect and admiration of all who knew him. Fayetteville Observer, late May, 1864 We regret to see that Capt. Shubal G. Worth of Randolph County, Acting Adjutant of the 2nd Cavalry, was killed in the recent cavalry fight near Petersburg. Also, to hear of the death on the 19th of wounds received on the 12th, of W.D. McPherson of this county, Company C, 14th N.C.T.—a gallant soldier and a good man. Among the killed at Spottsylvania C.H. on the 12th was Lt. John H. Tolar, Company H, Orr’s S.C. Rifle Regiment, a son of Mr. Robert Tolar of Bladen. North Carolina Standard, May 25, 1864 Died, at Jackson Hospital in Richmond on the 26th April of chronic diarrhea, L.T. Roles, Company E, 47th N.C.T. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 8, 1864 Died, at Gordonsville, Va., of typhoid fever, on the 12th April, N.R. Bull(?) Bell(?), 13th Regiment, son of C.A. and Margaret Bull(?) Bell(?) of Yadkin County. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, March 14, 1864 Died, in the hospital at Wilmington, January 3, 1864, Johnson Fry, in the 41st year of his age. He was a member of the Wilmington Artillery and only served seven weeks before his death. He lived a consistent member of the church for the past 19 years. He was a good and obliging neighbor, a kind and affectionate father and a devoted husband. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his irreparable loss. But they mourn not as those who have no hope, for they have bright assurance that he has gone to rest. Died, at Staunton, Va., Oct. 15, 1863, M.A. Goggin, of Montgomery Co., of Company H, 44th N.C.T., aged 31 years, 4 months and 26(?) days. He had been in service one year and seven days when he died, and had been in several skirmishes but passed them all unhurt. Thus has fallen the last of three soldier brothers, a crushing blow on their aged father. He was esteemed by all who knew him at home and loved by his fellow soldiers. He leaves an affectionate wife and lovely little daughter, aged father, sisters and brothers to mourn his early loss. He gave bright evidence of peace with God. Died, at Richmond, in Winder Hospital, Oct. 23, 1863, James A. Gibson, of Montgomery Co., N.C., of fever, in the 24th year of his age, of Company F, 44th N.C.T. He had been in service nearly two years, had participated in several skirmishes, but passed them all un hurt. He was a model soldier, ever at his post, and loved by all his fellow soldiers. He leaves a loving wife, brother, mother, and sisters to mourn his untimely departure. Died, at Hammond General Hospital, Maryland, A. Carter, Company L, 22nd Regiment N.C.T. He was a kind and generous youth, respected by all who knew him. He did not remain in the army long before he was captured by our ruthless foe and soon thereafter was taken sick, and after a short illness passed from time to eternity, and now reposes calmly beneath the sod of earth in the cold, silent sepulcher where the din of war, the clash of arms and the bursting thunders of cannon, are never heard. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 29, 1864 Killed in battle, Daniel Turner Hundsley, Company G, 43rd (?) Regiment, by a grape shot on Monday, 30th May near Mechanicsville. His brigade had repulsed the enemy when they were ordered back. The enemy fired upon them as they turned back and he received his death wound. No truer, braver, or more patriotic soldier has fallen since the war began. He was beloved by his comrades. He had a younger brother standing near by when he was shot down. Sad, indeed, was the task that fell upon this younger brother to communicate this news to the widowed parent. He was 23 years old the last day of April. He was a brave soldier, a dutiful son, a kind and affectionate brother. He leaves a mother and seven brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. I hope his is at last where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. A Friend North Carolina Standard Raleigh July 6, 1844 John H. Johnson fell in the defense of his country on the 20th May near Petersburg. He volunteered in Company D, Captain Lassiter’s Company, 35th Regiment in June of 1861 and participated in all the fights from Newbern to the fights around Richmond where he received his death wound. He was a good soldier and a sincere friend to independence. He was at his post at all times and always did his duty without a murmur. He was beloved by all his comrades in the army. He leaves a father and mother and three brothers to mourn his death. He had professed religion in October of 1863 and united with the Baptist Church, Olive’s Chapel, in Wake County. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was born on the fourth day of March, 1840 and died the 20th May, 1864. While penning his notice, we have heard of the death of his brother Thomas, who fell on the battlefield near Petersburg Friday, 17th June. What has been said of John is strictly true also of Thomas Johnson. He possessed all the qualities of his brother as a soldier, Christian and Mason. He leaves a devoted wife and child to mourn his loss. He joined the same company at the same time as his brother and when he fell on the 20th he caught him in his arms and remained with him until driven away by the enemy. His poor brother lay on the battlefield two days. Thomas then took his body and laid it in the grave where it remained for a week when his father took it up and removed it to the family graveyard and there buried it. S.H.H. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 6, 1864 The Adjutant of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry, S.G. Worth of Asheboro, N.C., was killed in a charge made by that Regiment against the enemy at Winston’s, 14 miles west of Richmond, on the 11th (?) 14th (?) day of May. Adjutant Worth was a brave and accomplished officer. His gallantry on the field was much noticed. His constitution was frail and after nearly two years of the most arduous service he was forced to resign his position and go home. Not satisfied with the service he had rendered his country, Capt. Worth went as a volunteer aid to General Pettigrew and again gave out in service. General Vance, knowing this young officer’s ability, appointed him Lt. Col. Of the Home Guards of Randolph co., where his influential service won for him esteem. Having served in this capacity but a few months, he was tendered the position of adjutant of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry by the colonel of that regiment and again did his part in service and the brittle thread of life was loosed—his spirit fled to brighter realms. Died, in Petersburg on the 20th (?) May, from a wound received on the 7th May, in General Lee’s army, Sgt. Major C. T. Wright, 37th (note, not sure of number, the seven is clear, but the three might not be accurate) N.C. Troops, aged 18 years, and son of the late Dr. Thomas H. Wright of Wilmington, N.C. Again has the silver cord been loosed and the golden bowl broken and a pure and noble spirit returned to the God who gave it. Again have the casualties of war plunged a family in distress which but a short time since mourned the loss of one of its most cherished members. Charles Thomas Wright, fired with patriotic fever, and desirous of serving his country in this mortal struggle, some months since left the Virginia Military Institute where he was a cadet and received the appointment of sergeant major of the (?7th, again first number is not clear) N.C.T. In the capacity of Acting Adjutant he was fearlessly and gallantly discharging his duty in the thickest of the fighting when he received the cruel wound from the effects of which he died. Oh! When will the desolation and sorrow be satisfied? Will not the blood of the generous and noble youth of our land appease its wrath and satiate its thirst? How long, oh God, how long shall the wicked triumph? Died, at the battle near Chancellorsville, Va., on the 8th May, 1864, Lt. John H. Tolar (of Bladen Co., N.C.), Company H, Orr’s Rifle Regiment, S.C. Volunteers. He fell while bravely leading forward the company (the command of which devolved on him) when the remainder of the regiment (one other company excepted) had given back, unsupported and under a galling fire. He led and encouraged his men until he fell pierced through the head with a minie ball. He died not as a man without hope in the Lord—his life was exemplary and Christian; his daily practice was to teach his men to serve God. He was among the first to respond to his country’s first call for volunteers in 1861. He served as sergeant until the battles around Richmond in 1862, immediately after which he was elevated to the rank of 2nd Lt. for meritorious conduct and served in that capacity until, after the Battle of Fredericksburg in Dec. 1862 he was promoted to 1st Lt. He commanded his company in nearly every engagement and has been complimented by his colonel and brigade commander on several occasions. He was one of nine brothers that entered in the service at the commencement of the war and is the third that has fallen. He has led his company in eighteen bloody battles and new sleeps beneath the blood stained soil of Virginia where the rattle of cannon and musketry does not disturb him. A.H.T. Fayetteville Observer, June 6, 1864 Died, Mr. Jeptha Hall, in Cedar Creek District, Cumberland County, aged 29 years, a soldier of the Confederate army. North Carolina Standard Raleigh July 13, 1864 The following North Carolina soldiers have lately died in the hospital at Atlanta: Sgt. W.H . Henson, Company B, 39th Regiment; G.W. Lewis, Company F, 58th Regiment; Lt. Marion Sherritt, Company H, 20th Regiment Amos B. Royster, Company H(?), 47th Regiment, N.C.T., departed this life on the 16th June last at Winder Hospital, Richmond, from the effects of a wound received in the fights near that place. In May of 1863 he resigned his position that he had filled for several years at the post office in this city and volunteered his services to his country. He was a gallant soldier always conducting himself on the field of battle and in camp so as to gain the respect of the officers and men. His body is gone but he will be long remembered by his comrades for his noble qualities. He was 21 years of age and the second son of M.B. Royster, Esq., of this city. North Carolina Standard Raleigh June 8, 1864 Lt. Col. Lane, 17th N.C.T. died at Poplar Lawn, Petersburg on the 17th inst. He was a native of Elizabeth City. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 25, 1864 Charlie C. Roberts was killed on the 5th May while nobly fighting for his company, in the 24th year of his age. He was a member of Company H, 26th Regiment N.C.T. Farewell, dear Charlie, you have left us, and have gone to join your brave comrades who have fallen before you, to sing Hallelujah, the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The mourn not, dearest sister and friends, you are only parted for a while; love and serve the God he loved, and by and by you will meet him on Jordan’s happy shore to part no more. Victorious his fall, for he rose as he fell With Jesus, his Maker, in glory to dwell He hath passed o’er the stream, and has reached the bright coast For he fell like a martyr, he died at his post. July 9, 1864 Cousin M***** Died, in Virginia, recently, Sgt. N. Foster of Company E, 26th N.C.T. He was a good and patriotic soldier, beloved by all who knew him. He came out at the commencement of the war, participated in many hard fought battles, received a severe wound in the battle of Gettysburg, was a prisoner at David’s Island. He leaves a wife, father and mother, to mourn his loss. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 18, 1864 Killed instantly, in battle, at the Wilderness, on the 5th May, Captain John C. Gaines of Company F, 44th Regiment, N.C.T., Kirkland’s Brigade, and son of the late Colonel James L. Gaines of Montgomery County, N.C., in the 27th year of his age. His regiment had been relieved after having charged and carried the enemy’s works in gallant style, and on retiring Captain Gaines was killed by a Minnie ball piercing his head. He entered the service in March of 1862 as 1st Lt. of the company, which he had assisted in raising by volunteering and upon the death of Captain D.D. Deberry, which happened shortly after the company was organized, he was promoted to the captaincy, which position he had served in gallantly up to the time of his death, with great acceptability to his senior officers and his command, possessing and enjoying their confidence and admiration to the fullest extent. Again has the 44th Regiment lost one of its bravest and best officers and the country a patriotic and ardent defender. Died, in the hospital at Richmond, on the 10th May last, of wounds received in the battle around Richmond, Va., Private Archibald J. Pearce of Company H, 45th Regiment, N.C.T., in the 32nd year of his age. The deceased was a kind husband, an affectionate father, and for several years a worthy member of the Baptist Church in Moore County. He leaves a widow and five small children to mourn him. Richard T. Rowan, Company C, 35th N.C.T., was instantly killed near Petersburg, Va., in a charge made Friday night, June 17. He was in the 19th year of his age and was exempted by the Board of Physicians; but on the return of good health, not wanting to be conscripted, he volunteered in the above named company and participated in all the fights about Drewry’s Bluff. By the gentleness and affability of his disposition he soon was the love of his associates. He had early learned to love Jesus, and like him endeavored to make all happy with whom he associated; while his bravery in battle and prompt discharge of every duty commanded the confidence of both officers and men. Of him it may truly be said, he was a good boy. He has fallen in a glorious cause. May our loss be his eternal gain. A Private in Company C, 35th Regiment Killed, at the battle of the Wilderness, on the 5th May, Charles Chalmers Roberts, Company H, 26th Regiment N.C.T., in the 24th year of his age. He entered the army in the spring of 1861, for twelve months. At the expiration of that time, he promptly volunteered for the war, before conscription was even talked of. Charlie was a kind hearted young man and a good soldier, ready at all times to offer his life a living sacrifice on the altar of his bleeding country. He was one of the color bearers of the regiment and stood bravely by them on many a hard fought field, among them the ever memorable one of Gettysburg, in which he received a slight wound, but soon recovered and promptly reported himself for duty, and again took his stand by the colors of the 26th Regiment, there proudly to stand until his country was freed from the ruthless hand of the invader; and there he was firmly standing on the 5th of May when a Minnie ball entered his head, killing him instantly. Thus has terminated the life of another of our best and bravest young men. May his many virtues be long remembered and cherished by his bereaved friends both at home and in the army, and may they console themselves with the hope that though his cheerful voice will never be heard again on earth, that his spirit will ever live at the right hand of God, where the din of war will be forever hushed. Mortally wounded near Cold Harbor, Virginia, on Monday, June 6, and died the next evening in one of the hospitals in Richmond, Lit. James Calvin Buchanan, of Company F (Scotch Boys), 18th Regiment N.C.T., in the 28th year of his age. He joined one of the first volunteer companies formed in Richmond County, more than three years ago. Under the faithful preaching of the missionary who has been laboring for some time in the 18th Regiment, he with others of his company made a public profession of faith in Christ and was received into what is called the Army Church. Early this spring, and a few weeks before his death, he with his brother William, now a prisoner, were received as members, by letter, of Laurel Hill Church, with which is parents have been long connected. He was kindly nursed by a friend who reports him as calm and peaceful, and ready to die. His friend also had his body brought home, and it now rests in peace in the family burying ground. He was wounded through the bowels either by a random shot or by one of the enemy’s sharpshooters. He felt he was mortally wounded; but his faith in Christ sustained him. This makes the second son that the family has lost during the present war, and a third is now a prisoner in the hands of the enemy. May God sustain them under these sad trials. T. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 11, 1864 Justice demands something be said of Private Cornelius Matheson, (Company D, 49th N.C.T.), who died instantly from a gunshot wound through the heart while on picket near Petersburg, Va., 21st June. I never knew him until he joined my company. He was a native of Montgomery County and volunteered as a private, the “post of honor”, 13th March, 1862 and had been with the company in every fight in which they had been engaged; among them the Battles of Malvern Hill and Sharpsburg. My attention has been elicited by his gallantry on many occasions on the battlefield and especially at Sharpsburg on the 17th Sept., 1862 when and where I saw receipts for his cartridges by the falling of blue jackets. But he is gone! His family has lost a dear, pious and good member and the Confederacy one of her most enthusiastic and valiant soldiers, and the company one whom all loved as a brother. He showed how freely he gave up his life for his country by the exposed position he held when he was killed, very near the enemy. The members of his company will enshrine his name in their hearts as one of her most worthy and sincere friends and valiant patriots. D.S.B. North Carolina Standard Raleigh August 3, 1864 A tribute of respect was paid by the members of the Lodge #158, A.F.A., Masons to the memory of Carroll F. Nance, Orderly Sergeant, Company I, 5th Regiment N.C. Cavalry who was killed at Ashland Station, Va., in its charge upon the Federal entrenchments on the 1st June, 1844 aged 35. Died, at Lynchburg, Va., on the 20th February, Pte. Jas. W. Collins, Company D, 1st Regiment. He bore his part faithfully in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged from the time he entered the service in July of 1862 until November 27 when he received a mortal wound in a skirmish near Marton’s Ford. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Church at Holly Springs, Wake Co. North Carolina Standard Raleigh August 24, 1864 In Memoriam: Killed, in the engagement near White’s Tavern, Va., on the 16th inst., Captain George Pettigrew Bryan, 2nd Regiment, N.C. Cavalry, aged 24 years, 10 months and 7 days. He fell in defense of his country for freedom and independence; his life was nobly sacrificed upon the altar of freedom and liberty. We mourn our loss. He was the son of Hon. John N. Bryan of this city. He was a graduate of the University of N.C. in 1860 and from that period to his entrance into the army (early in 1861) he was a tutor at the university. Obeying the first call of his country he entered the 2nd Cavalry as a 2nd lieutenant. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to 1st lieutenant and as such was severely wounded in the head and captured at Epperville, Virginia on June 21, 1863. Only a short time since he returned from prison. He was a member of the Episcopalian Church and showed his devotion to God by his pious and exemplary life. Intellectual, amiable and kind, he was an ornament to society and loved and respected by his associates. C.J.L. North Carolina Standard Raleigh August 31, 1864 Died, July 29 at York Hospital, Winchester, 1st Lt. James C.(?) Goodman, 5th N.C. Cavalry from a wound received while gallantly leading a corps of skirmishers in the Battle of Kernstown on the 24th July. He was a native of Gates Co. North Carolina Standard Raleigh September 14, 1864 Frank W. Bird, Lt. Col., 11th N.C.T., fell mortally wounded in the charge on the enemy at Reams’ Station, on Thursday, 25th ult. About forty yards from the breastworks on which the charge was made he was struck by a minie ball in the temple and died in a few hours. He entered the army as a private. When a vacancy occurred he was elected lieutenant. In this capacity he served six months. His regiment was known as the Bethel Regiment and was disbanded. He raised a company of which he was elected captain. His company formed part of the 11th Regiment of which Leaventhorpe became colonel. In sundry minor engagements on the Blackwater, at Whitehall, at Gettysburg, in the battles on the Potomac, at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House and in the subsequent engagements from there to the fight where he fell, Col. Bird was behind none in encountering the dangers of the fight; his gallantry at Gettysburg in rescuing his flag gave him widespread applause in Lee’s army. He leaves no brothers but does leave one sister Mrs. P.H. Winston of Bertie. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 1, 1864 Died, in Smithville, N.C., July 10, Jno. Robert Haughton, second son of the late Hon. Jno. H. Haughten, after a brief illness, aged 19 years and one month. Thus has passed away from earth a youth of great energy and steadiness of purpose, of a most amiable disposition. He was a most affectionate brother and friend, a dutiful and loving son, and a true patriot. The breaking out of the war found him a pupil at Col. Tew’s Military School at Hillsboro. When it closed, he was very eager to volunteer and was only prevented by parental authority, which was exercised under medical advice. For although apparently a robust and healthy boy, he had a frail constitution. He then commenced preparing for the University. By very hard study and the closest application, he was soon enabled to enter the Sophomore class, and having passed through it creditably to himself and to the satisfaction of the faculty, he was advanced to the Junior class. By this time, his health was slightly improved, and his desire to serve his country could not longer be restrained. It being morally certain from the opinion of his physician that he was physically disqualified for the regular service, he was compelled, although unwillingly, to accept a position in the Signal Corps. Gladly would he have gone into active service had he been able. Had his object been his own security and comfort, and to avoid duty and hardship, he would have remained in college, where, as a member of the Junior class, he was exempted by special order of the President. In his new sphere, he showed the same energy and industry which had always characterized him. By his strict attention to duty, his kindness, his gentleness and obliging disposition he gained the respect and esteem of his superiors and the love of those around him. He never neglected a duty or spared himself. His chief officer speaks of him thus: “I do not think I ever saw a youth so remarkable, as perfectly moral; I never heard him use harsh language even to his associates. He was notable for the purity of his conversation, which was entirely free form anything like profane or improper language.” The son of Christian parents, he was in infancy baptized into the Church of Christ, and carefully instructed in the principles of our holy religion. He was from a child attentive to his Christian duties; the reading of the Holy Scripture and the fervent prayer was his daily habit and attended to without fail and under any circumstance. His mind was deeply exercised on this habit. During his last illness, much of his time was spent in earnest prayer to his Heavenly Father and we doubt not that his pardon was sealed in Heaven, and that he “was carried by angels into Abraham’s bosom.” Covington, Richmond Co., July 11 Please announce to the many friends of Robert W. Capel, of Richmond Co., that he is dead. Soon after the war broke out he entered the service as Senior Second Lt., to Company E, 38th N.C.T. A vacancy occurring in the company by the promotion of the Captain, he was elected to the office of Captain, which he filled with credit to himself until the re-organization of the troops under the conscription act, when he was defeated. He then returned home; but unwilling to rest at ease while others fought his country’s battles, he hastened to volunteer in Captain McNeill’s – now Captain McKellar’s Company, 5th Regiment N.C. Cavalry, in which company he remained and guarded and fought until the 23rd ult., when in a skirmish near Nottoway Court House, Va., he was killed by a Minnie ball which entered his left breast just below the heart. He was found reclining by a tree, with his head resting on his hand. His captain writes: “He was a brave and true soldier, always at the front where danger was highest, and won from his comrades their best regards and gave them an example in his life as well as in his death of the patriot soldier”. He preferred death to subjugation and was offended at the word “submit”. He was for several years previous to his death a member of the Baptist Church. He leaves many warm friends to mourn his loss. B.G.C. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, September 5, 1864 In memory of R.F. Little of Robeson County, who died of wounds received at Bermuda Hundred, May 26, 1864 Another name is added now Among the fallen brave, Who twined the laurels on his brow And fills a soldiers grave. The tramp of war from peaceful rest Shall rouse him up no more, But far away among the blest He walks the dreamless shore. No more his faultless form will strive The battle’s fiercest storm, But we will keep his worth alive, To urge us ever on. We’ll try and emulate his fame In this dire bloody strife And win like him a soldier’s name Though we could lose a life. And Francis now we bid adieu You’ve left a life of pain, But far beyond the other blue We hope to meet again. Petersburg, Virginia, August 3, 1864 No author shown Died, in Winder Hospital, Richmond, Va., July 18, of typhoid fever, F.J. Timberlake, Company G, 47th (?) N.C.T., aged 24. He volunteered in the winter of 1862 and being found unfit for duty on the line on account of an injury received when a small boy, he was assigned to duty as clerk in the Quartermaster’s department in which capacity he faithfully served till the commencement of his illness. He was a pious, consistent member of the Baptist Church. Though he is gone, he has left an undying memory in the bosoms of all who knew him, for none knew him but to love and admire him. He leaves an affectionate mother, kind brothers, loving sisters and numerous relatives to mourn his loss. A Relative Died, on the 13th August, in the hospital at Wilmington, of typhoid fever, John H. Moffitt, son of H. and R. Moffitt of Randolph County, and a member of Company B, 2nd Battalion. Another soldier has fallen, another family bereft, another home deprived of its most prized treasure, another brave heart stilled forever, and another spirit transferred to a home of light and love. Thus has passed away the third and last son of a happy family. John was but a boy; but his heart throbbed with patriotism and zeal, and he longed to be among the brave defenders of our loved South. But his father, having lost his two elder sons, doubtless grieved that the last, this cherished flower, should go forth and share the fate of the others. He went, not to meet death on the battle field but in the crowded hospital. He sleeps in the silent grave, as true a martyr to the cause of liberty as he who falls at the cannon’s mouth. A short time before his left this town he with many others professed religion and joined the M.E. Church, and we doubt not but that he now reposes in the full fruition of his brightest hopes. Thy treasure sleeps, disturb him not, With wailings of thy grief, His weary soul has found repose His aching head, relief. Unknown Killed, at Davis’ Farm, near Petersburg, Va., Aug. 21, Corp. John Maxwell, Company F, 24th N.C.T. He was one of the original members of the Cumberland Plough Boys and during his three years service was every prompt and faithful in the discharge of every duty assigned him. He was brave as the bravest and won the affection of his comrades and the respect of his officers by his generous and noble qualities. His loss is deeply felt and his memory will long be cherished by those with whom he was associated. He has fallen in a glorious cause. Let it console his bereaved friends that he died a faithful soldier’s death at the post of honor and duty. A Friend Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 5, 1864 Died, of wounds received in battle near Cold Harbor, Va., Lt. A.B. Hays, of Company F, 26th N.C.T. This young man of 24 summers enlisted in the N.C. Mountaineers from Caldwell County, N.C. on the 15th July, 1861 as a private in which capacity he served with distinction until the re-organization, when his company reposed in him the responsibility of 3rd Lt., and subsequently, by seniority he was promoted to 2nd Lt., of the same company. He was pure and noble, upright and manly, and evinced to the fullest degree every trait of a gentleman; but above all, he exercised a holy and religious faith in Christ, ever looking to a brighter day of eternal rest. As a soldier he had no better. Duty was a pleasure. Whatever he was to do, he always did it with great determination and promptness thereby gaining the commendation of superiors. In battle he was brave but very cautious. He was wounded in the battle of Bristow Station and also in the Wilderness on the 6th May, but the fatal blow was given him on the 22nd June. Beloved by all, in death his acts, aye, the whole man will ever be kindly remembered and cherished in each heart. A Soldier friend Obituaries, I know, have become so common as to excite but little interest; but it seems that a word and thought cannot be lost on the character of one so illustrious as Private R. Franklin Jordan, Company G, 26th Regiment, who died of typhoid fever in Pratt Hospital, Lynchburg, Va., May 5, 1864. Benevolent, kind, social, he was a model of piety and morality; the obedient son, loving brother, and brave soldier; truthful to a proverb, timid as a lady, careful not to offend others, yet he was a steady defender of his own sacred principles. In him, earth has lost an ornament, heaven has gained a prize. Franklin participated in many battles, never shrinking from duty, and was wounded in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1863. But he has bone beyond the reach of war. My heart sickens as I turn to his grief stricken parents to whom he was endeared with the double bonds of parental affection. But he was a Christian: Oh, cheer up with the prospect of meeting him again. For his brothers and sisters he left an example worthy of emulation and though no mark tells his resting place, he lives in memory fresh. S.E.T. Matthew Coggin died in the hospital at Staunton, Va., Oct. 15, 1863, with chronic diarrhea and scarbutus. He suffered a great deal before he died, far away from home among strangers. He left home the 8th October, 1862. He was liked by all that knew him at home and in the army by all his brother soldiers. He always obeyed orders and was at his post. The Confederacy has lost one of her bravest and best soldiers. He leaves an affectionate wife and one sweet little daughter to mourn this great loss. He was a true father and a devoted husband. He was the third son of George Coggin, Esq. He leaves an aged father, brothers and sisters to mourn his early departure. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 3, 1864 Brigadier general Robert D. Johnston, commanding the 5th, 12th, 20th and 23rd Regiments of N.C.T. is reported to have been killed at Winchester on Monday last. General Johnston was from Lincoln County, where he raised a company early in 1861. This company was attached to the 13th Volunteers (23rd Troops) and on the reorganization of the regiment, Capt. Johnston was made lieutenant colonel. For distinguished gallantry, he was promoted to brigadier general from lieutenant colonel and assigned to the command of what was then known as Iverson’s Brigade. He was a nephew of Colonel William Johnston of Charlotte, and graduated at our state university in 1852 with distinction. Raleigh Conservative Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Oct. 17, 1864 Camp of the 18th Regiment, Sept. 11, 1864 In memoriam of Calvin Davis, Company K, 18th N.C.T., who was mortally wounded at the battle of Reams’ Station, Aug. 25. On the bloody field of Reams’ Station, where the sons of the North State so nobly attested their invincibility, many noble men fell to rise no more. Among them was the subject of this notice. The charge had been made, the works carried, and the 18th was deployed in front as skirmishers. While thus employed sharp shooting with the enemy, Private Davis received his death wound. He turned to a comrade and remarked, “Jesse, I am mortally wounded and have fought my last battle”. As soon as his duties would admit, his commanding officer called on him. It was evident that his moments were few; he spoke calmly of his approaching end and told his officer to write to his parents and tell them “not to take it hard”. During the night, he expired. He was a native of Bladen County, and was 24 years of age. He was a young man of uncommon firmness of character and undoubted bravery. I heard an officer remark that he had never known a person possessing more good qualities than Cal Davis. He leaves a father, mother and several brothers and sisters to weep for him. To the charge of a sister state we committed his body; may she guard well her treasures for the Old North State has transferred many of her richest jewels to her keeping. There we would let him rest, free from the dangers and toils of this cruel war. He is now with angels marching With bright laurels on his brow. S.N.R. Died, in the hospital at Kittrell’s Springs, on the (date not shown, just a dash) ult., Sgt. Henry M. Williams, of Captain Strange’s company, of Junior Reserves, son of Mrs. Sarah A. Williams, of this (Cumberland) county, aged 18 years. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 24, 1864 Killed, on the night of the 1st September, 1864, in a skirmish with the deserters to Moore County, Lt. Jas.. B. Usher, Company C(?), 32nd Battalion, N.C.H.G., aged about 37. The subject of this notice was exempted from Confederate service on account of physical disability. At the organization of the Home Guards in Montgomery County, he was unanimously elected 2nd Lt. and soon after he was promoted to 1st Lt., in which capacity he served faithfully until the fatal ball struck him, passing just above the heart, killing him instantly. Among those who have fallen in this cruel war there has not been a nobler heart than James’—loved and respected by all who knew him. He was for a number of years a consistent and exemplary member of the Baptist Church. He has left a sorely bereaved wife, and sorrowing father and mother, and brothers and sisters, to mourn his early death; yet they have an abiding trust that their loss is his eternal gain; for he was a Christian, a humble follower of the meek and lowly Jesus, and he is doubtless safe and happy now. In that land of peaceful rest To mourning travelers given; He’s leaning on his Savior’s breast In that blessed land of Heaven. No more the voice of kindred dear Shall fall upon his ravished ear, Nor words of murmured tenderness From wife’s fond lips his spirit bless Brother Killed, in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, Sgt. A.L. Pressell, Company F, 46th (48th?) Regiment, N.C.T., in the 21st year of his age. Among the many gallant and precious sons that have fallen, Sgt. Pressnell will be remembered by his comrades as one of the brave, true and patriotic. He was esteemed by all his company and fell while nobly performing his duty. He made a profession of religion some months before his death, and lived the few remaining months of his life a true and faithful Christian A. Friend Died, in the hospital at Smithville, N.C., on or about the 10th August, Haynes L. Powell, aged 17 years, 6 months, eldest son of W.W. and Athalie Powell of Robeson County, and member o f Company C, 7th Battalion Junior Reserves. He leaves a father, mother, three brothers and two sisters, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Haynes professed religion early in life, and was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. A Friend Killed, on the 18th July, 1864, in the trenches near Petersburg, Va., by a mortar shell, Owen D. Jones, a member of Company F, 24th N.C.T., aged 18 years. He joined the army about the last of April, 1864. He was the eldest son of Hardy and Mrs. Martha A. Jones. He was a good boy and equally a good soldier A.C.P. Boy Died, at Johnson’s Island, Ohio, on the 23rd September, Lt. Thomas Ruffin, of Company D, 4th N.C. Cavalry. He had been a prisoner since his capture in Pennsylvania on the 4th July. Killed, in a charge near Petersburg, Va., on the 30th July, Allen W. Wooten, Jr., Orderly S ergeant of Company E, 51st (?) N.C.T., in the 19th year of his age. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 14, 1864 Died, in the Naval Hospital at Richmond, July 15, of chronic disease and consumption, Private Sherwood Lucas, aged 29 years. He was a native of Sampson and volunteered in 1861 under Captain Holmes’ company; was a member of Company I, 46th N.C.T., where he served up to April, 1864 and then was transferred to the Navy at Richmond. He was soon taken sick and sent to the hospital where he suffered for nearly 3 months. He was a member of the Baptist Church for 8 years previous to this death. He leaves a wife, two lovely children, mother, and six brothers, (five of whom are in the army), four sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn his fall, but we do not mourn as those who have no hope Fayetteville Observer, Monday, April 18, 1864 Died, in this town on the night of the 12th inst., Thomas J. Mims, private in Captain J.W. Strange’s company, 2nd N.C. Cavalry, aged 45 years. The deceased was a good soldier and a man of such kindly and genial disposition that he endeared himself to all his companions and associates. Died, at his father’s residence, near the Red Bluff, Marlboro’ district, S.C., 6th March, John Douglas, of consumption, in the 44th year of his age. He enlisted in a horse company under Capt. Peterkin and was stationed at Charleston, where his malady increased to justify a furlough. He was an energetic citizen and esteemed by all who knew him. Died, at Chapel Hill, on the 9th inst., Capt. George Burgwyn Johnston. When this terrible was broke out he was tutor of Greek in the University, but he forthwith volunteered and served with the Orange Light Infantry of the Bethel Regiment. He was subsequently promoted to a lieutenant in the 28th (?) N.C.T. and then to the office of Assistant Adjutant General of Lane’s brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, which he held until the progress of his disease, consumption, obliged him to resign. He was a noble character, a Christian and gentleman, and warmly beloved by family and friends. (See below for another obituary) Died, at Point Lookout, Maryland, on the 13th March last, Sgt. Daniel McMillan, Company K, 38th N.C.T., 23 years of age, a native of Robeson County, and son of Col. A. McMillan. He volunteered in 1861, was in the battles of Chancellorsville in May of 1863 where his chief commander, Stonewall Jackson, fell. He was in the Pennsylvania campaign and on the return of the army he was taken prisoner at the Potomac, on the 14th July, near where General Pettigrew was slain; was sent to Frederick City where, after four days fasting and marching, he was kindly entertained by the citizens. After spending one month in Baltimore jail, he was sent to Point Lookout and there on the inhospitable shores of the Chesapeake he lingered and suffered of chronic diarrhea and affliction of the lungs until his death. Thus ended the short career of a youth who was clearly beloved by friends and esteemed by all who knew him. Died, at Chapel Hill, on the 7th inst., Capt. George Burgwyn Johnston. He was born in Hillsboro’ august 17, 1840, the son of Rev. Samuel I. Johnston, well known for many years as the rector of St. Paul’s, Edenton and graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1859, bearing away the highest honors of his class. In June, 1860 he was married to Nannie Taylor, daughter of Dr. Charles E. Johnson of Raleigh, and in the same month selected to be one of the tutors in the University. Early in 1861 he enlisted as a private in Captain Ashe’s company, though he was hindered by his college duties from being with them at Bethel. Soon after, he was chosen 1st lt., in a company raised in Orange by Professor (now Lt. Col.) Martin and soon succeeded to the command of it. In June, 1862, he was made a prisoner near Hanover Court House, Va. Though he had escaped by swimming the river, he returned to the enemy and gave himself up, that he might share and perhaps alleviate the captivity of his men. He was removed to Sandusky, Ohio and the severities of the imprisonment there laid the foundation of the disease under the effects of which he gradually wasted away. After his return he was never fit for the field—though he was in the action at Fredericksburg—and in the summer of 1863 he felt compelled to resign his commission. He returned to Chapel Hill and after months of declining health sunk into his grave. Capt. Johnston was a member of the Episcopal Church. Trained from a child in the ways of the church, he became a Communicant at the early age of 13, and throughout the rest of his days lived as a Christina and as a churchman should live. The Master whom he served did not desert him in the hours of his trial, was with him in all the pains of disease and the sorrows of dissolution, and bestowing upon him His own peculiar temper, enabled him all along and at the last to say and feel “Not my will, but Thine, be done”. F.M.H. (See also above obituary) Fayetteville Observer, Monday, April 25, 1864 Died, at his residence in Chatham Co., N.C., 27th November, 1863, Sgt. E. O’Bryan, Company E, 44th Regiment, in the 31st year of his age. He leaves a wife and one child and many friends to mourn their loss. He left home and all that was dear to him and volunteered his services to the Confederate army in March of 1862. He mingled freely in four battles, Newbern and other places. He was taken sick in July with the bilious fever and remained in camp seven weeks; was then sent to Lynchburg Hospital and there remained 3 weeks; was furloughed; returned to his house where he lived two months with much suffering which he bore with patience. He was always at his post of duty, willing to do anything he was called to do without a murmur. In his death the community has lost one of its brightest ornaments and his country one of its bravest defenders. He has left us, he has left us, the noble and the brave, He is sleeping, he is sleeping in the soldier’s silent grave Deaths of Soldiers: Near Petersburg, March 8, Josiah Strickland, of Company B, 51st Regiment. On the 8th inst., in the hospital at Smithville, Private Jacob Hollingsworth, Company D, 1st Battalion N.C. Heavy Artillery Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 16, 1864 Deaths of Soldiers Near Liberty Mills, Va., 6th Jan., Hardin Hollyfield, of the 18th Regiment. From the effects of a wound at Chancellorsville, Va., 3rd May, 1863, William H. Henderson of Company C, 37th N.C.T. In General Hospital, Richmond, Nov. 26, G.W. Hood, in the 24th year of his age. He was wounded at Bristow, was from Caldwell Co., a member of Co. F, 26th Regiment. On the 4th ult., in the 26th year of his age, James Price of the 2nd Regiment. On the 10th Sept., 1863, a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Md., Hugh L.W. Torrence, a member of Company C, 37th Regiment In Hospital at Montgomery Springs, Va., 23rd Feb., of pneumonia, Lt. Elisha W. Morgan, Company E, Thomas’ Legion, aged 35. At Fot Holmes, 11th ult., W.J. Howard of Co. A, 40th Regiment. In 2nd Corps. Hospital, Orange Court House, Va., April 4, George Stoves of Co. C, 45th Regiment of Guilford Co., aged 24. Died, in Pennsylvania, 11th July, 1863, Thomas Ivy, youngest son of Elisha and Anna Hancock, aged 19 years and 2 months. He was a member of Company I, 5th N.C.T., and was mortally wounded in the first day of the battle of Gettysburg, from which he suffered the most intense pain for ten days, and died while the physicians were amputating the broken and shattered limb. Thomas had been in the service 12 months, during which time he had been a prisoner of war for six months. After having been paroled, he returned to his home in Randolph Co. and there remained until exchanged, at which time he cheerfully submitted to the order to return to his company, which he did immediately, as a good soldier. His captain (Bailey) said, after his death, he had done his duty and did it nobly. But alas! Alas! How many a noble soldier has uttered the same words when last they said farewell, never to return even when dead! Ah, me, the anguish and hot tears that fell from his parents eyes when they learned that their youngest son had fallen and filled a soldier’s grave away among strangers. Parthenia Died, Feb. 22, 1864, of typhoid pneumonia, in hospital at Smithville, N.C., Malcolm Culbreth, in the 43rd year of his age. The deceased was born in Robeson Co., where he lived an exemplary life and an ornament to society until he felt it his duty to obey the call of his bleeding country, when he bid adieu to and left the embrace of weeping friends, determined never to sheathe his sword until freedom should be established. As his end drew near, his confidence in God remained unshaken, and he calmly sank to rest, pillowing his head upon the bosom of his blessed Savior. He leaves a mother, sister, and brother, and also a large circle of friends, to mourn his irreparable loss. P. The following letter in relation to Lt. McKethan of this county (Cumberland), who fell at Plymouth, has been handed to us for publication Carver’s Creek, May 4, 1864 James McKethan, Esq. My Dear Sir: With a painful heart I have received the sad intelligence of the death of your noble son, the brave and gallant Lt. James K. McKethan of the 8th N.C. Regiment. Having been associated with him since the beginning of this unhappy strife, I can testify to his high personal worth as a brave and gallant soldier and his noble and many virtues. He was kind and generous and it can be truly said of him “none knew him but to love him.” It was while in the faithful discharge of his duty, leading his company at the battle of Plymouth, that he fell mortally wounded, with his “sword by his side and his face to the invader”. With heartfelt sympathy, my dear sir, I am respectfully yours, L.R. Breece Captain, Co. E, 8th N.C.R. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 30, 1864 The reported death of Lt. Col. John t. Jones of the 26th Regiment N.C.T. (formerly Vance’s) has been confirmed. He was well known to the writer as a young man of more than ordinary promise, and among the first of those choice spirits who left the University of N.C. and entered the ranks as a private in a company from Chapel Hill in April of 1861; was in the 1st N.C. Regiment at the Battle of Bethel. After serving out the period for which they had volunteered, young Jones immediately entered the army again, and has closed his brief but honorable career by a sacrifice of his life for his country. He was a young man of high moral character, was a candidate for confirmation in the Episcopal Church; yielded to the decree of God not only willingly but, as a by-stander remarked, cheerfully, saying “It’s all right.” We are also sorry to learn that Edward Jones, son of Dr. J.B. Jones of Chapel Hill (who was wounded and captured on the 6th) has lost his leg above the knee. His father has gone on for him. Died: In the hospital at Richmond, on the 17th May, Capt. Willis H. Pope, of company E, 51st Regiment N.C.T., who fell mortally wounded in a charge near Drewry’s Bluff, Va., on the 16th inst., aged 20 years. Capt. Pope was from Robeson Co., and was the only son of J.T. Pope, Esq. At the beginning of the struggle he was but a cadet at the Charlotte Military Institute, N.C., but like many others when he heard that the foe was treading the soil of Virginia, he deserted his Alma Mater and chose the tented field—participated in the engagement at Yorktown—a short time after which he was elected 1st Lt. in a company from his own county. This position he held until about a year ago, when by reason of the resignation of his captain he was promoted to that rank in the company, which position he held until the memorable 16th. It may be some consolation to his father, mother and only sister to know that he was not afraid to die, as he so expressed himself to me a short time after being wounded. Yours, N. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 6, 1864 Died, at the hospital in this town after a protracted illness of typhoid fever, Neill McKinnon, of Sampson Co., of the Confederate Navy, aged 43. Died, at Atlanta, Ga., on the 27th May, Captain Walker Anderson, A.A.G., Tucker’s Brigade, Army of the Tennessee, of wounds received in the battle of Resaca, on the 15th, aged 27. One of the first to fly to arms at the call of his country, he assisted in the capture of the forts at Pensacola, in January, 1864. While at Pensacola, he participated in the night attack on Santa Rosa Island and he was the last man to leave the island, having waded out to the last boat that left. At the battles of Shiloh and Farmington, he distinguished himself by his gallantry. Accompanying the army on the Kentucky campaign, he again won the admiration of all who saw him, in the bloody fight of Perryville. His company, being nearly all killed, was consolidated and his services being highly appreciated by his commanding officers, he was assigned to staff duties. At the battles of Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge and Resaca, he was, as usual, distinguished by his cool courage and zeal in the discharge of his duty. Mortally wounded in the last battle, he cheerfully laid down his life in his country’s cause. Capt. Anderson’s gallantry was the least of his virtue. His uniform consistency in all that distinguishes the Christian gentleman, won for him the admiration and respect of all who came into contact with him. It may truly be said of him that he was “sans peur et sans reproche” C.T. Died, on the 3rd Dec., 1863, in the 31st year of his age, William L. Jones, of the 48th N.C.T., who died in the hospital at Richmond. He has left a bereaved wife and child. He served his country well during the last nine months of his life. He has left evidence that he is better off. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 13, 1864 A letter from a surgeon in Lane’s Brigade says in reference to the death of Lt. Charles T. Haigh who but a few months ago left the Lexington Military Institute for active duty in the field: Lt. Charles T. Haigh fell on the evening of the 12th ult., while gallantly leading his company (Co. B, 37th N.C.T.) in charging a Yankee battery. A member of his company reports that he was shot through the head, the ball entering above the right eye and coming out on the left and back part of his head. Our men were unable to hold the ground on which he fell and consequently I was unable to secure his remains. Colonel Balbour had no officer whom he esteemed more highly than Charlie, and although he had been with us but a short while, he had won the esteem of every officer and man in the regiment. His conduct was such in the battle of the 12th as not only to elicit the commendation of the officers and men of his own regiment, but his gallantry was such as to attract the attention of General Lane, who complimented him highly for his bravery and efficiency. Died, in Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, on the 24th of May, of a wound received in the battle near Drewry’s Bluff, Lt. Junius A. Liles, Co. B, 31st Regiment, son of James A. Liles, Esq., of Anson Co., aged 27 years. One who knew him well writes: “I never knew a purer or nobler young man; he was a dutiful son, an affectionate brother, a kind and gallant officer. He was decidedly the most popular man in our regiment and the entire command mourns his loss.” And to the truth of these words the writer of this article, who has known Lt. Liles since the days of childhood, and seen him tried under various circumstances, adds his willing testimony. He was a genial, warm hearted friend, an intelligent gentleman. He died as he had lived, a patriot and a Christian gentleman, his last thoughts being of his home and his country, and his last words “tell my mother I am willing to die and have done my duty.” Died, at Point Lookout, Maryland, of chronic diarrhea, Feb. 29, William A. Kilpatrick, Company D, 34th Regiment, aged 23. Died, at the hospital in this town on the 19th inst., J. Maladay of Co.. A, 10th N.C. Battalion. He leaves a wife and three children in Randolph Co. Killed, near Gaines Farm, Va., by the enemy’s sharpshooters, on the 12th inst., William T. Ledbetter, aged 16 years, 3 months, a member of Company I(?), 51st Regiment N.C.T., formerly of Petersburg, Va. Died, at the Tarboro’ Hospital on the 25th April, Richard S. Mayes, of Iredell Co., in the 40th year of his age. He had been a member of Starr’s Light Battery over twelve months, and on every occasion proved himself a true and faithful man, ever ready and willing to discharge his duty—while his health permitted. But alas! Disease seized upon him and he, like thousands of other heroes who have gone before him, was compelled to surrender to the summons of death. Though not slain on the battle field, amid the roar of cannon and musketry, he died nobly defending his country’s cause. He had but a few days previous to his death returned from his home, where he had been on furlough to visit his wife and lovely children, whom he has left to mourn his irreparable loss. Weep not, bereaved widow, but strive to meet him in hat better world, where parting will be no more. Mr. Mayes was a member of the Methodist E. Church for many years. Oh death! Where is thy sting? Oh grave! Where is thy victory? Died, at Hokes’ Division Hospital near Gaines Mills, June 2, Lt. Alexander Elliott, Jr., Company K, 51st Regiment N.C.T., from a mortal wound received at Gaines(?) Farm on the evening of the 1st. Lt. Elliott was from Cumberland Co. and was the eldest son of John Elliott, Esq., aged 27 years. At the opening of this struggle, he volunteered in Company F, 1st Regiment, and served with the regiment during their Peninsular Campaign, where his affable manners and gentlemanly deportment won him many true friends. After a short respite at home, he again volunteered as a private in Company K, 51st N.C.T., and was soon a favorite with all. When the position of sergeant major became vacant, he received the appointment and for six months filled it with ability when he was elected junior second lieutenant in his company. He was an excellent officer, a perfect gentleman and a true friend. His loss is deeply felt. Our noble Elliott fell with his face to the foe while gallantly cheering his men on to victory. May the kind hand that inflicted the blow likewise apply the balm of consolation to the bereaved hearts of a kind father and an affectionate brother and sister. He now rests in peace. K. Lines in memory of J.T. Watson, who was killed in the memorable battles around Richmond, on the 27th June, 1862 and Lt. G.H. Watson, who was killed in the late battle near Locust Grove, Virginia, 6th May, 1864, both belonging to the 20th N.C. Regiment, Company C My brothers are dead—their sparkling eyes Have lost their luster now,-- Death, cold and dreadful, passed them by And smote their blooming brows. My brothers, my brothers! How can it be That I must give thee up? To think that I, so far from thee, Must drink that bitter cup. My brothers in blooming youth are dead! No sister by their side To watch or ease their aching head— Thus all alone, they died. My brothers are dead, their loss I mourn; And sorrow fills my breast— Their bodies fill an early tomb; I trust their souls are at rest My brothers, though dead, have left a name To live around their home, And Southern men shall bear the fame For many years to come. But, oh! The time I hope will come, When we shall meet again— High up in Heaven—our happy home And there, forever reign Sister Bettie W******* Fair Bluff, N.C. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 4, 1864 Died, at the Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va., June 6, Corp. N. Parker, Company B, 51st Regiment N.C.T. from a wound received in a battle near Drewry’s Bluff May 16. In his death the company has lost a brave and dutiful soldier and his family a good parent and loving husband. He was one of the first to volunteer answering the call of duty and has sealed his devotion to his country with his blood. None knew him but to love him. He leaves a wife and four small children with a large circle of friends to mourn their irreparable loss. Now all his toils on earth are o’er, His body in the grave doth rest, Where he will hear the battle shout no more— He dwells in Heaven among the blest. He has bid adieu to earthly care, To hardship and to pain, And now prepare to meet him there Where dying is but gain. Weep not for him, dear wife and friends, He shed his blood so brave, He lives where pleasure never ends— His body fills a soldier’s grave. H. Died, at his residence in this county on the 24th inst., in the 39th year of his age, John H. Smith, of a wound received in battle near Petersburg. He was a member of Company G, 24th Regiment. He leaves a wife and four small children, besides a large circle of friends, to mourn his loss. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In his death is lost, to the church, a dutiful Christian, to the community a valuable citizen, and to his bereaved family, a kind husband and affectionate father. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 11, 1864 Died, on the 23rd June, of a wound received in the battle of Spottsylvania C.H., Robert Cowan McRae, Sergeant Major 3rd Regiment N.C.T., in the 19th year of his age. He was the oldest son of James E. McRae, Jr., Surgeon, C.S.A., attached to Lane’s Brigade. He left the University of North Carolina last fall—not reluctantly; but with buoyant spirits and lofty aspirations, determined to emulate those of his blood who had won distinction in the Revolution, the War of 1812, the invasion of Mexico and the present sanguinary struggle. To a relative who wished to detain him near Wilmington, where he had many friends and kinsmen, he remarked that he intended to go to Virginia, for there he would meet the enemy. An offer of a position in the Quarter Master’s Department was promptly declined; he believed that such positions should be reserved for disabled soldiers, and that young men should be required to go into the field. To a physician at Chapel Hill, who advised him that he was unfit for service, and tendered him a certificate which he though would secure his exemption before a medical examiner, he replied “I will go and try it first; if I find I can’t stand it, then I can get a certificate”. He had, in an eminent degree, physical and moral beauty. His talents, which were of a high order, had been carefully cultivated. It is no extravagance to say that in intellect and attainment he was surpassed by no youth of his age in the Confederacy. Though but in the first bloom of manhood, he had the cool self possession of experience and maturity. Amiable, frank, generous and brave, with a chivalrous sense of honor, he kindled the hopes of his family, who fondly and confidently anticipated for him a distinguished career. The paths of glory lead but to the grave Died, at Fort Caswell, on Friday morning, 8th July, in the 19th year of his age, Daniel White Monroe, son of Rev. John Monroe of Richmond Co. In his illness of two months duration the hymn commencing “Jesus Thou art the sinner’s friend” contained the prayers of his soul; and the 1st, 2nd and 10th verses of the 91st Psalm afforded him unspeakable consolation. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 25, 1864 Died, in Robeson Co., June 15, Angus McEachern, aged 35 years. He had but recently returned home from camp sick. He belonged to Company B, 36th N.C.T. Died, at the residence of her son-in-law, Norman Alston, Esq., in the county of Chatham, on the morning of the 1st July, of liver disease, Mrs. Eliza B. Clary, relict of Wiley Clary, deceased, of the county of Bertie, N.C. She was born in Bertie Co., where she resided until two years since, when driven from home by our relentless foes to seek asylum with an only daughter, where by her gentle manners, amiable disposition and Christian deportment she soon gathered around her many warm friends from whom she received every mark of their high appreciation of her during her sojourn here, but more especially during her illness. She was a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church for more than twenty years. She lived as a true Christian and died as only they can die—perfectly resigned, calmly awaiting the summons of her Lord that but transferred her from earth to the bosom of her God. She leaves one daughter and a son. The loss to them is irreparable. Over her the grave gained no victory and for her death had no sting. She was 50 years, 8 months and 21 days old on the day of her departure from earth to Heaven. L.B.T. Died, in Okolona, Miss., June 30, Francis Marion Fooshe, in the 38th year of his age. He was a native of Chatham Co., N.C., but had resided for several years in Monroe Co., Miss. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and died with a firm hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave. Died, at Gordonsville, Va., Sept. 1, 1862, of chronic diarrhea, James S. Gibson, in the 20th year of his age. At the same place, with the same disease, Sept. 5, 1862, William H. Gibson, in the 22nd year of his age. At Lynchburg Hospital, Nov. 19, 1862, with chronic diarrhea, Virgil A. Gibson, in his 23rd year. All members of Company K, 33rd N.C.T., sons of Dempsy Gibson of Richmond Co., N.C. Thus passed away all of his sons. They had been in service but a short time before death seized them and took them away to their home in Heaven, where parting is no more and a war cry is never heard. Died, in a field hospital near Malvern Hill, June 15(?), 1864, from a mortal wound received the day previous, James Henry Hughes, only son of Jeremiah Hughes and grandson of Mrs. Lydia Shanklin, a member of Company G (Orange Guards), 27th N.C.T., in the 20th year of his age. Thus has fallen in the bloom of youth and very budding of his manhood, another of North Carolina’s very noblest sons in defense of Southern rights and liberties. At his injured country’s call he bade adieu to home and friends with all the sweet associations of youth to battle in defense of that country in whose service he so bravely fought and nobly fell. He leaves a fond father, now in the army, an aged grandmother, devoted aunt and sweet little sister, with many riends to mourn their irreparable loss. He was a true and faithful soldier, and now that manly form rests “secure from war’s alarms” near the battlefield of Malvern Hill. For two long years he bore his part Without a murmur, firm and brave, And now that noble hearted youth Sleeps in a soldier’s humble grave. Oh, who shall paint the father’s grief On that sad, fatal day When he stood beside his dying boy And saw the life light fade away! He’s gone! A loving grandmother now Is with sorrow stricken more; For the darling of her aged heart Can return to her no more. While a kind and gentle aunt, A sweet little sister dear, Are left to tread life’s weary path Without that friend, that brother, near. He’s gone! But friends, cease to weep Though here his loss we deeply feel, Earth has still no sorrows deep Which Heaven cannot heal. Now he sweetly sleeps where no martial sound Will ever again to duty warn. Till the last trump shall bid him rise On the bright resurrection morn. L***** Lines in memory of D.W. Monroe, son of Rev. J. Monroe, who died on the sea shore far from his kindred and home. He was but a little over 18 years of age, bright and talented to a remarkable degree and as his former teacher, may I say, I never knew a more truthful and upright boy. Alas! How many hearts have bled Over the loved and gallant dead! How great the ruin and widespread Over our Southern land! Who is exempt from mourning now? Ah! Who has an unclouded brow? And who has not been made to bow To God for helping hand? Among the many who have gone— Where cares and wars and grief are done, More lovely, truthful, there were none Than him of whom I write. None knew him but to love him well, None heard him speak, but felt the spell, Of innate goodness that must dwell On words true hearts indite. Far from his kindred and his home, Beside the restless Ocean’s foam His country called his steps to roam And there he ceased below. He sleeps now with his kindred dust, His spirit with his Only Trust, Oh, may we all live as just As Daniel White Monroe A Friend Died, on the battlefield at Drewry’s Bluff, Va., May 17, 1864, Malcolm M. Smith, Company I, 51st N.C.T., from a wound received in battle at that place May 16. In his death the company has lost a brave and dutiful soldier, and his parents a loving son. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church upwards of ten years, walked in the fear of the Lord. He has left this world of trouble for a world of joy and peace. He died nobly defending his country’s cause. He had but a few weeks previous to his death returned from his home, where he had been on furlough to visit his family, whom he has left to mourn his untimely death. Weep not, kind father and mother, but strive to meet him in that better world where parting will be no more. W. McD. T. Died, on the 14th May, of wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, William P. blue, of company H, 26th N.C.T., in the 24th year of his age. A more open hearted, generous, person was seldom found: a warmer hearted patriot never lived; and a better soldier never died. He never shrank from any duty; through heat and cold, night and day, he was ever ready to act in any capacity where duty called. He waited not to inquire what was to be done, but at the sound of the drum, he sprang forward with armor on, ready to act. Though he is gone, he has left in the bosoms of all who knew him an undying memory—for none knew him but to admire him. He has left an affectionate father, kind brothers, loving sisters and numerous relations to mourn their irreparable loss. A Comrade Fayetteville Observer, Monday, July 25, 1864 Died, at Smithville, on Saturday, 9th inst., John K. Haughton, aged 19 years, son of John H. Haughton, of Pittsboro’, N.C. The announcement of the death of the subject of this brief notice will carry sorrow to a large circle of friends and relatives. Modest and retiring in disposition, gentle and amiable, he was universally beloved by all who knew him. At the commencement of this war he was pursuing his studies at the University of the State, and though exempt from service not only from his years but from other causes, he cast aside his books and joined the army as a private. He was assigned to duty in the Signal Corps at Smithville, and by his prompt and cheerful performance of his duties soon won the esteem and affection of all with whom he was associated. Unselfish and unassuming, willing to serve his country in any capacity, his death has added another name to the long roll of youthful martyrs who have given their lives to her cause. Let the dust lie softly upon him, for a generous and unselfish heart has ceased to beat. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 1, 1864 Died, at Staunton Hospital, Va., July 7, of typhoid pneumonia, Alexander Murdoch, of Ewell’s Corps., A.N.V. The deceased was a native of Ochiltree, Scotland, but had been for some years a resident in N. Carolina. (Transcriber’s note, not sure this is a military death.) Died, in Richmond Co., N.C., June 29, in the 29th year of his age, Private Archibald Carmichael, of Co. A, First Battalion of Heavy Artillery, stationed at the forts below Wilmington, N.C. He joined this company on Feb. 23, 1863, was taken sick Feb. 8, 1864 and though carefully nursed for four weeks at home, he departed in peace, expressing strong confidence in the mercy of God in Christ. Died, at his residence in Cumberland Co., 24th June, Private John Henry Smith, of Co. G, 24th N.C.T. He was a brave soldier, a good citizen, a kind husband and father. He leaves a wife, four children, and many friends to mourn his loss. He died form the effects of a wound received in battle on June 2, 1864. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 8, 1864 Killed, on the 16th June, near Petersburg, Va., contesting with the enemy, Private Robert Graham, Company D, 51st N.C.T., while gallantly defending his country from our insulting foe. Mr. Graham was from Robeson Co., N.C. He was a true soldier and a perfect gentleman; was among the many who left their homes without any one to care for them. He participated in the defense of Charleston under General Beauregard. Since then he has been a great portion of the time in Virginia. He was in the fight at Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred and Drewry’s Bluff. Then the enemy moved over to the south side, and in his advance on the town was met by our forces, among them was our lamented friend. It is useless to say any thing more about his qualities as a soldier, as his comrades can testify to his daring and unflinching disposition in the presence of the enemy. He won the confidence of his officers as well as his comrades in the ranks. He was shot in the head, which caused almost instantaneous death. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. But an all wise Providence has seen fit to remove him from us and we console ourselves with the hope that his is transferred to a better world, where we hope to meet again. Died, at Gordonsville, VA., on the 23rd April, 1864, of pneumonia, Wm. Henry Patterson of Company H, 26th N.C.T., in the 21st year of his age, and only son of J.D. and M.J. Patterson of Moore Co. Wm. Henry was a youth of unusual promise; his intelligence, purity of life, and kind and affectionate disposition, endeared him to all who knew him, and though he fell not on the field of battle, as many of his comrades did, his is no less a sacrifice on the altar of his bleeding country. He never shrank from duty, though in feeble health. Most of the two years (nearly) of his service to the army he was ever ready to act where duty called. Though he is gone from a world of trouble, to one of peace and joy, he has left in the hearts of those who knew him an undying memory, among them an affectionate father and an only sister. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope for their friends. A few days before he died he said to Chaplain Owen of a Mississippi Regiment “I am not afraid to die, I trust Jesus for my salvation”. He often quoted from the Scriptures many of the sweet promises therein contained, during his short but painful illness and repeated verses of several hymns, one verse of which seemed a special favorite, viz. Jesus can make a dying bed Feel soft as downy pillows are, While on his breast I lean my head And breath my life out sweetly there. Thou art gone, dear brother, but thy memory will be cherished by friends and relatives as long as life endures. Green be the sod above thee Brother of my better days; None knew thee but to love thee, None named thee but to praise. Sister Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Aug. 15, 1864 Died, in Nassau, N.P., on the 27th July, of yellow fever, Andrew J. Flanner of Wilmington, N.C., a member of the Signal Corps. Aged 26 years. Killed, in battle at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863, Marshal Brown, aged 25 years, 3 months and 1 day. He was a member of Company G, 26th Regiment N.C.T. He was killed while nobly doing his duty on the battlefield—less fortunate than some, for short sighted creatures to look at or judge, for his death was simultaneous with the entrance of the ball; he was saved, however, the suffering of the anguish of whom whose lot it is to linger perhaps for months, and at last have to depart. We cannot say that any are taken fro the battlefield, however sudden it may be, without warning, for there, the missiles of death are always ready. Although Marshall did not respond to the call for volunteers when it was first made, yet, doubtless he was more patriotic and brave than many who did. He did his duty on the field and was agreeable in camp. Peace to his ashes. No more will his slumbers be disturbed by the tattoo or reveille or the long roll for battle, but he will rest till the morning of the resurrection, when we trust he will arise with a glorious body fashioned like his Savior; when we trust he will meet with his brothers and sisters, many relatives and friends whom he has left behind to mourn his departure. G.C.U. Died, in the Jackson Hospital near Richmond, Va., on the 24th June, of a wound received on the 12th May in the vicinity of Spottsylvania C.H. while bravely contending for the rights of home and liberty, with an enemy merciless and unrelenting, Malcolm Alexander, son of James L. and Sallie Alford. The age of our lamented friend was 21 years, 7 months and 21 days. This gallant youth, complete with every essential requisite to make a man, a hero and patriot, connected himself with a company of Col. Orr’s regiment of S.C.V., which was at that time stationed on Sullivan’s Island, near Charleston, S.C. From thence he went with his regiment to Va., passing home and friends without a call, and participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged. After the fatigues and hardships of war for more than three years, claiming everything near and dear to himself and all of us—alas! But nevertheless true, he received the wound of which he died. Our youth was the pride of his officers and comrades in camp, full or patriotism, zeal and honor. This is the second son whose name has been added to the long galaxy of youthful martyrs, whose lives have been offered as fragrant oblations upon the altar of their bleeding country. From one hearthstone the army has lost two gallant soldiers, the country two true patriots and the family two brothers of whom they may well be proud. He was a young many of great promise, and had the will and energy to accomplish whatsoever he would undertake. He was at all times cheerful and animated, yet calm and tranquil. As a son he was dutiful, as a soldier patriotic. His obedience to and love for his mother in her life time, his moral worth and scholastic pride, with a heart full of love for everything good and excellent ought to make the heart of an affectionate father glad. Malcolm now sleeps in a soldier’s grave, near the hospital in which he died, where the hands of veteran comrades have kindly laid him. Peace to his ashes and comfort to his bereaved father, brothers and sisters. W. McD. A. Died, of brain fever, in the hospital at Fort Caswell, July 28, aged 17 years, Private David Harlee McNair, Company D, 1st Bat. N.C.H. Artillery, son of the late Dr. Neill McNair, of Robeson County. Alas! How soon we are called upon to mourn the untimely fate of our youthful comrade and fellow soldier. Not quite a month had passed since in the bloom of youth and health he left the fond embrace of his widowed mother, giving up her only son to go to take up arms in defense of his country, when disease and death laid suddenly upon him their withering, blighting hands. So rapid was the progress of his disease, his death to his friends at home so unexpected that they had not even received the tidings of his illness till his lifeless form was at their very door. And he who brought it announced to them the sad intelligence. A youth of much promise, a kind and generous comrade, a young patriot soldier, a very dutiful and affectionate son, is passed away—his life, a noble offering, is now added to the hosts of others sacrificed upon the altar of our common country, making its part in the accumulating cost of liberty and Southern independence. Our young friend, Harlee! Harlee! To Heaven we consign thee! And may He to whom thy pious training taught thee from early childhood to pray, give comfort and consolation to a bereaved mother. J. Killed, near Pine Bluff, Ark., June 2, 1864, while on advance guard duty, James S. Carver, aged 34 years, 7 months. Mr. Carver moved from Richmond Co., N.C., to Saline Co., Ark., just before the beginning of hostilities between the North and South. He volunteered in one of the first companies in that state and has been in all the battles fought around Little Rock, Helena, and Pine Bluff up to the time of his death. He was an affectionate husband, kind parent, and a brave and faithful soldier. He leaves a wife and four small children with many friends to mourn his early death. Sgt. Nathaniel Foster, Company E, 26th N.C.T., died at Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va., on the 7th June, 1864, of typhoid fever. It is seldom that we are called upon to mourn the loss of a more obliging friend, generous comrade, sincere patriot and devoted Christian, than was Sergeant Foster. Enlisting in May, 1861, he has ever since been found at his post, none doing their duty more cheerfully than he. He had participated in some of the most severe battles of the war, was wounded at Gettysburg, but as soon as able for the field was at his post again, ready to assist in driving the invader from our soil. He passed through the battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House unhurt, when he was seized with disease which terminated fatally. He has left a wife, father, mother, brothers, sisters and a large circle of friends and relations to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those without hope. Sgt. Foster was an orderly member of the Baptist Church and through all the trying scenes of the last three years he has lived the life of a consistent Christian. We can then say to his mourning friends, dry up your tears, your husband, son, brother and friend is gone to rest. A Comrade in Arms Died, on the 3rd June, from a wound received at Gaines’ Mills, on the 1st June, Johnnie H. Smith a member of Company I, 31st Regiment N.C.T. and a native of Harnett Co. Although many weeks have passed since his noble and generous spirit took its flight from the earth, the wounds still fresh in the hearts of friends and relatives. Thus has fallen one so young and promising in the opening of youth. He died a true patriot and soldier, fighting the enemies of his country and home. He was ever gay and lively, polite in his manners and strict in the discharge of his duty. Another soldier has gone, another home deprived of its brightest jewel, and made sad and desolate. Father, sisters and brothers are left to mourn for their loved one. In him the parents have lost an excellent son and North Carolina one of its brightest stars. Although he fills a soldier’s grave upon the far distant plains of Virginia, his friends will never cease to remember with affectionate tenderness his many virtues and hope that he is gone to his reward in Heaven, where he will never again be aroused to the conflicts of cruel war. Peace to the ashes of so brave a soldier. A Friend Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 22, 1864 Sgt. John P. Dewar, Company I, 31st N.C.T. and youngest son of A.H. Dewar of Harnett Co., was shot through the head by a sharpshooter near Petersburg, Va., and instantly killed on 30th June, 1864. The Southern Confederacy has lost no truer or braver soldier. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, and while his aged parents and brothers and sisters are much grieved at the sudden death of their son and brother, yet it is a happy consolation when they think he was prepared to meet his God in peace. J.A.L. Killed instantly, carrying the colors in front of his regiment in the battle of Hanover Junction, 23rd May, 1864, Captain Neill C. McLeod, Company K, 34th N.C.T., aged 28 years, 9 months and 26 days. Born in the county of Montgomery of pious and respected parents, and taught to serve his Lord, he was a faithful follower of Christ and beloved by his parents, friends and all who knew him. He was a true and faithful soldier. He volunteered the 16th of September, 1861 and served as a non-commissioned officer until the Battle of Richmond. He was then elected 2nd Lt. He served truly and faithfully as an officer and a soldier, except while wounded, until the fatal ball took his precious life. But we do truly hope that our loss is his eternal gain. He was wounded in the battle of Manassas, 25th Aug., 1862 and again at Gettysburg on the 2nd July, 1863. About the last of May he was promoted to Captain of his company which he had bravely commanded ever since May of 1863. His company has lost one of its noblest and best officers and his country one of its noblest sons and the community a noble brother and the church a noble brother, and follower of Christ. Well may his country be proud of such a son and may his name be written high on the pages of fame and honor. Long will his memory be cherished by his sorrowing friends. He died in the triumph of that precious faith in which he lived. Died, at Smithville, N.C., on the morning of the 16th September, Capt. Thomas L. Hybart, aged 17 years, 7 months, the youngest son of Thomas L. Hybart. Killed, in front of Petersburg on the 16th July, 1864, Abram Boykin, 1st Sgt., Company G, 61st Regiment N.C.T., aged 21 years, 5 months and 16 days. He joined the army on the 20th April, 1861 and since that time, until his death, through all the varied fortunes of war, he exhibited a spirit of devotion to his country seldom equaled. Died, of wounds received on the 21st June at Cold Harbor, Va., 4th June, Sgt. Murdoch D. McLeod of Company H, 44th N.C.T., aged 28 years, 5 months and 14 days. Thus has fallen another of Montgomery’s noblest sons. Well may North Carolina be proud of such a son, and his name shall shine high on the pages of history. Never did a nobler youth fall in defense of his country. He was the third brother that has fallen in the last twelve months. His first brother, Sgt. K.J. McLeod, fell at Gettysburg, 1st July, 1863 and his next, Captain N. C. McLeod, fell on the 23rd May and then he fell on the 2nd June—three of the noblest brothers that ever were in the Confederate service. Murdoch volunteered the 16th March, 1862 and served through all the fights and marches when that noble regiment passed without ever being wounded until the fatal ball struck him. He was the pride of his officers and comrades in camp, full of patriotism, zeal and honor, actuated by principles noble and good, and was ever ready and willing to discharge his duty both in camp and on the battlefield. He leaves an affectionate father, two sisters and two brothers and a large circle of friends to mourn their irreparable loss. But we mourn not as those who have no hope. We do truly hope that he is safe in Heaven. Died, on the 22nd September, 1863, from wounds received in the battle of Gettysburg, William Henry Clay Reaves(?), Company G, 26th N.C.T., in the 21st year of his age. A more open hearted, generous person was seldom found; a warmer hearted patriot never lived; and a better soldier never died. He never shrank from any duty; through heat or cold, night or day he was ever ready to act in any capacity where duty called. Though he is gone he has left in the bosoms of all who knew him an undying memory, for none knew him but to love and admire him. He has left an affectionate father and mother, kind brothers, loving sisters and numerous friends and relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. A Friend Mortally wounded near Petersburg, Va., Monday night, June 20 and died July 6, George A. Wadsworth, Company C, 35th N.C.T., aged 33 years, 10 months and 6 days. Died, in the hospital at Richmond, Va., on the 29th July, Private Archibald McRae of Company D, 3rd Regiment N.C. Cavalry, eldest son of John and Catherine A. McRae of Harnett Co., N.C., of wounds received in the head in battle on the 21st June, in the vicinity of Richmond. He was 28 years of age, and had been a faithful soldier for nearly three years. He was very much loved by his comrades in arms, and his loss will be much regretted by them. We can safely say that North Carolina has lost one of her best and bravest defenders. He leaves a father and mother, four sisters, seven brothers and a large number of relatives, and many friends to mourn his loss. He has been a member of the Presbyterian Church for about three years, and we hope and have every reason to believe that his spirit has wafted its flight above and joined that Heavenly host to be forever surrounding the throne of God. A Brother Lt. Lalister M. White of Sampson Co., N.C., was an intelligent, cultivated young man; modest, gentle, unobtrusive. He entered the army as a private and for a long time persisted in refusing to hold office which his comrades wished to confer upon him. At last they induced him to accept a position of lieutenant and he was first lieutenant at the time he was killed. He had passed through many hard fights and was killed on the bloody field of Spottsylvania on May 12, 1864. No doubt this young man, like many others who have fallen during this dreadful war, would have been largely useful if he had lived, but his sudden death reminds us of the uncertainty of our future in this world and admonishes us to prepare for the next. Lt. White had not made any public profession of religion. A few days before he was killed, I approached him and told him I had been praying for him for some time. With a good deal of emotion he thanked me for the interest I had felt in him and told me he was interested for his own soul. The posture in which his comrades found him three days after he fell (his hand under his head) led them to think that he may not have died instantly. The veteran soldier long so accustomed to the sound of musketry and artillery may have collected his thoughts and prayed, and calmly given up his spirit to Him who said: “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give y ou rest.” Among the many friends that I have lost by this cruel war, few were dearer to me than Lal White. A.D. Betts Chaplain, 30th N.C.T. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, August 29, 1864 Died, at the Fayetteville, N.C. Arsenal and Armory, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, of continued fever, Henry C. Holland, of Company C, 2nd N.C. Battalion, and formerly of Kinston, N.C., aged 22 years, 4 months. May he rest in peace. Died, at his father’s residence in New Hanover Co., N.C., on the 16th inst., Murdock M. Sikes, a member of Company C, 59th N.C.T., in the 39th year of his age. The subject of this notice had but a few weeks previous to his death reached home on furlough, where he was taken sick with typhoid diphtheria. All attention was given to him by his aged parents and friends but all without avail. He was a pious and consistent member of the Baptist Church and was much beloved by all who knew him. He was one of the first to rush to answer his country’s call. He leaves a father, mother, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends to mourn his loss. D.J.M. Died, in the hospital at Richmond, June 9, of “black measles”, Private W.K. Jackson, aged 23(?) years, a member of Company K, 56th N.C.T. He volunteered in Capt. Alexander’s company in July of 1862 and served under him a faithful soldier up to the time of his death. Thus has another of Carolina’s best sons sacrificed his life on the altar of our bleeding country. Although he did not volunteer and go at the commencement of this war, he often expressed a desire to be in the field with “our brave boys” and share all their hardships. He remained at home with his family until his country called a second time. Then he buckled on the warrior’s armor and without a murmur bid adieu to this little family and sallied forth to help drive the vandal foe back. When his time came he did not try to get in any office or seek a hiding place, but went without a murmur to fight for his country and die in the defense of his home and the loved ones there. The writer has it from the pen of his commanding officers that from the time when he entered his country’s service on July 16, 1862, he never shirked a duty or was absent from his post without sufficient cause until the time of his death. He was in one or two regular engagements and performed with undaunted bravery. He was a good and brave soldier and one that loved and feared God. Weep not, poor wife, for the loss of your dear companion, for he is gone where the distressing cry of the dying and wounded will never more disturb his peaceful slumbers. Sister Maggy Fell mortally wounded in the bloody battle of the Wilderness, VA., on the 5th May, 1864, Private W.P. Blue of Company E, 26th N.C.T., in the 23rd year of his age. He was a native of Moore Co., N.C.; volunteered into the Confederate service on the 13th May, 1862, and since that time has ever responded to the call of duty until he received the fatal blow. He had passed through many hard struggles, receiving a slight wound in the left hand on the bloody field of Gettysburg. He was a young man of quiet, unobtrusive in nature, gentle and kind in his disposition, but of undaunted bravery. His honest bearing, his sweet and lovely manners, endeared him to all who knew him. He was an obedient son and most kind and affectionate brother. But now he is gone. He has made a sacrifice of his dear body upon the altar of liberty. Killed, near Petersburg, Va., on the night of the 17th June, Henry W. Inman, of Company (illegible), 51st (?) Regiment N.C.T., aged 29 years. Henry was a true and well tried soldier, having faithfully served his country for nearly three years. He participated in the battles around Charleston, S.C., and endured many sufferings without a murmur, but escaped unhurt until a cruel enemy’s bullet, winged its way and laid him low on a bloody field near Petersburg. He has left a father and mother, brothers and sisters and a sorely bereaved wife with three small children to mourn his early death. In that land of peaceful rest To mourning travelers given; He’s leaning on his Savior’s breast In that blessed land of Heaven. For him the opening gate no more Of sacred home its throng shall pour; Of bounding hearts and rushing feet His home returning steps to meet. No more the voice of children dear, Shall fall upon his ravished ear; Nor words of nurtured tenderness From wife’s fond lips his spirit bless. No more his sire, with swelling joy, Shall gaze upon his gallant boy, Now she—life’s dearest, holiest ties, His mother—with exulting eye, E’er press that manly form again, Now stretched upon the battle’s plain. A Friend Died, at his father’s residence near Boonville, Richmond Co., May 15, 1864, Terrel Chanos(?), a member of Company E, 36th (?) N.C.T., of chronic disease, in the 30th year of his age. He leaves a father and mother, sister and brother to mourn their irreparable loss. He was in many battles fought through the memorable Chancellorsville, Spottsylvania Court House, Wilderness and other battles. (sentence following is illegible). He was sent to a hospital where he was furloughed. He went home. But his journey in this life was out. In two days after he arrived at home, death seized him and he calmly expired in the arms of his father. He was loved by all who knew him. The Bible was his trust and his shield in this life. A Soldier Friend Died, at Winder Hospital on the 14th inst., of dysentery, L.D. Smithdeal, of Company C, 48th N.C.T. Killed, on the 15th August, at White Oak Swamp, Va., George W. Rowan, of Company A, 2nd Regiment of N.C. Cavalry and a native of Cherokee Co. Thus has fallen a youth so young and promising. He died at his post, a true patriot and soldier fighting for his country and his last words were “never give back.” He was ever gay, cheerful, obliging and lively, and strict in the discharge of his duty. Another soldier has gone, another home deprived of its brightest flower and rendered sad and desolate. He leaves a father, mother, sisters and brother to mourn his fall. His parents have been deprived of an excellent son and North Carolina has lost one of her best defenders. Although he fills a soldiers grave far on Virginia’s soil, his friends will never cease to remember him with affectionate tenderness and hope he has gone to his reward in Heaven, where he will never again be subject to the conflicts of this cruel war. Willie In this our time of sorrow and weeping, no death has caused more heartfelt sorrow than that of Lt. J.A.B. Blue of Company H, 46th (?) N.C.T., who was killed on the 5th May in the bloody battle of the Wilderness, Va. John was one of the first to respond to his country’s call. He was a native of Moore Co. At the outbreak of the war, he assisted in raising a company in his native county and was elected as 2nd Lt., but had been promoted to the command of the company a short time before his death. Cousin Died, of dyspepsia, in the hospital at Lynchburg, Va., on the 28th Aug., 1862, in the 23rd year of his age, Corp. Charles G. Harris, son of E.T. and Martha Harris of Montgomery Co. He volunteered in defense of his country and left his home on Sept. 15, 1861 and went as a private in Company K,. 34th N.C.T. in which he was appointed corporal. He was always ready and willing to do his full duty. When the regiment started on the long march into Maryland, he was unable to march and was carried to the hospital at Lynchburg, where he remained only a few days and then yielded himself up in the hands of his blessed Savior. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church two years previous to his death and gave evidence of a truly pious Christian. He leaves parents, two brothers and five sisters to mourn the loss of an affectionate son and a fond brother and his country has lost one of its bravest soldiers. Killed in the engagement near White’s Tavern, Va., on the 16th inst., Captain George Pettigrew Bryan, of the 2nd Regiment N.C. Cavalry, aged 22 years, 10 months and 7 days. He fell in defense of his country. For freedom and independence, his life was nobly sacrificed upon the altar of liberty. We mourn our loss. Capt. Bryan was the son of Hon. John H. Bryan of this city. He was a distinguished graduate of the University of N.C. in the year 1860 and from that period to his entrance into the army (early in 1861) he held the position of tutor at the university. Obeying the first call of his country, he entered the 2nd Cavalry Regiment as 2nd Lt. and shortly thereafter was promoted to the 1st lieutenant and as such was severely wounded in the head and captured at Upperville, VA., June 21, 1863. Only a short time since he returned from prison. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and showed his devotion to God by his pure and exemplary life. Intellectual, amiable and kind, he was an ornament to society, loved and respected by his associates. Patriotic, generous, ambitious, he made a brave and dashing officer. Alas! He has been laid beneath the sod where rest many of his companions, and I am left to mourn a comrade’s loss. God’s will be done. C.J.L. Raleigh, Aug. 19 Died, at his father’s residence in Johnston Co., of chronic diarrhea, Julius Westbrook, son of Uriah and Seby Westbrook, aged 20 years. He entered the service of his country when he arrived at the proper age; was with his company nearly two years, when he was seized with the fatal disease which ended his life—thus cutting short a life of usefulness and service to his country and her cause. He was a member of Company K, 36th N.C.T. He leaves a father and mother, sisters and brothers to mourn their loss. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed by the name of the Lord. E. Price On the 4th of July Robert Watkins of Anson Co. died at Ft. Caswell. His disease was dysentery. His illness was brief but very severe. The excellent surgeon, Dr. Cobb, and the nurses, were very kind and attentive to him and did all that they could for him. Though very young when the war broke out, he volunteered in the first company that was organized in Anson Co., Company C, 14th Regiment, where he faithfully discharged the duties of a soldier for about 19 months. Being under age and severely afflicted he accepted a discharge and came home where he remained until last winter when arriving at the age of 18 years he joined Capt. Moseley’s Company of light artillery at Ft. Caswell. Patriotic, brave, mild and gentle in disposition, he won the affection of his comrades and left them an example worthy of imitation. He was a professor of religion and a member of the M.E. Church. He was a dutiful son and an affectionate brother. May God comfort the bereaved family. We trust he has gone to a land where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest and to that Friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, September 5, 1864 Died, in Winder Hospital, Richmond, Va., on the 30th July, 1864, of typhoid fever, Benjamin F. Kendrick, a private in Company B, 56th Regiment, in the 20th year of his age. In the spring of 1862, he left his home, the scene of his childhood and went forth to meet the enemies of his country. He was faithful in the discharge of his duties as a soldier, and was always at his post. He participated in the battle which resulted in the capture of Plymouth, N.C., and also in the early battles around Petersburg, where he was taken sick and was carried to Winder Hospital, where he lingered a few days and died. Faithful as a soldier; an affectionate and obedient son; a devoted husband; and a kind friend, his loss will be sadly felt. He leaves a mother, brother and young wife to mourn his death. Died, of typhoid fever, at Ft. Holmes, Smith’s Island, on the 1st Sept. 1864, Private Joseph E. Singletary, Company K, 40th Regiment N.C.T., aged 27 years. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 12, 1864 Killed instantly, on the 21st Aug., in an engagement with the enemy near Charlestown, Va., Joseph M. Hammond in the 19th year of his age, son of H.B. Hammond of Anson Co., and a member of Co. H, 43rd N.C.T. Killed instantly on the 28th July, Lt. Richard M. Quince, 7th Regiment N.C.T., aged 26 years, only remaining son of Mr. Parker Quince of Washington. The adage that “death loves a shining mark” has never been exemplified more truly than in the fate of the gallant Alexander L. Williams, formerly a resident of this town, and a member of Col. Grimstead’s Arkansas Regiment, who was wounded on the 30th April, 1864 in the battle at Jenkins’ Ferry, on the Sabine River in Arkansas, and had his throat cut by the incarnate fiends into whose hands he fell by the fortunes of war. He died at the age of 20 years near Tulip, Arkansas on the 9th May ensuing from the effects of his wounds. Another martyr has sealed his devotion to the cause with a precious life. Died, at General Hospital, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 18, Wm. Marton (or Marion) Jones, aged 17 years, son of W.H. Jones of Chatham Co. He first took the measles and then the fever and lastly the diarrhea, which he was unable to withstand and on the morning of the 18th Aug. he was called he was called away to a brighter world. He was a noble youth and a good soldier. His memory will be long cherished by his friends. L.E.K. Died, Aug. 22nd, in hospital near Petersburg, Jno. J. Shepherd, in the 24th year of his age. He was a native of Moore Co., and a member of Capt. McKellar’s Company, 5th N.C. Cavalry. He had participated in all the marches and engagements of his regiment in this state, in Virginia, and Pennsylvania. For many years he had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. He leaves a wife and child, and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely end and their irreparable loss. He was a true Christian, a good soldier and a worthy man. In his death is added one name to The thousands that, with a country’s praise, Have made one offering of their days; For truth, for Heaven, for Freedom’s sake, Resigned the bitter cup to take; And silently, in fearless faith, Bowed their noble souls to death. Lines composed on the death of Lt. A.B. Hays of Company F, 26th Regiment N.C.T., who fell near Richmond 2nd June, 1864. He was a consistent member of the M.E. Church and died in the full assurance of a blessed immortality. By Professor York His morning sun rose bright and clear, His path with flowers strewn; But son the night of death drew near, His sun set ‘ere it was noon. The storm of war drew on apace Dark the horizon grew; But he the fiery storm did face With comrades brave and true. Then, like a wall of stone, they stood Bravely they met the foe; And back his broken columns rolled, Melting like flakes of snow. But it was Heaven’s high behest, That this brave youth should fall, And hasten to the soldier’s rest Beyond the reach of ball. Let flowers bloom around his grave, Planted by fairest hands; For he did die this land to save— This fair, this sunny land. Full many a tear for him will flow; Full many a heart will mourn, Pale, full many a cheek will grow That one so loved is gone. A mother dear and sisters weep, A father drops a tear; But Mary’s grief is still more deep For who could love like her? But cease to mourn, your tears restrain; For grace will sure be given, And all of you may meet again— Yes, all may meet in Heaven. Died, in this county on the 5th Sept., of bilious diarrhea, James C. Averett of Company F, 24th N.C.T. He was liked by all his brother soldiers. This is the second son of James and Mary Jane Averett to be given for their country’s cause. The Confederacy has lost another of her bravest and best soldier. He was an obedient son and a good soldier. He leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. A Cumberland Plough Boy Died, at his residence near Hillsborough, N.C., H.. Miller, a very honorable and useful member of Company D, 56th N.C.T. It is a very sad thing to record the death of a generous compatriot and comrade, who has born with us, struggling for Southern freedom and liberty and sacred honor. The death of Mr. Miller has cast a severe melancholy and gloom over the company and is deeply felt and lamented by all of his comrades and his name will always remain favorably embalmed and deeply enshrined in the memory of his dear friends. Died, at the Seabrook Hospital, Richmond, Aug. 19, of a wound received four days previous at the battle of White’s Tavern, Robert Smith, son of John C. Smith of Cumberland, aged 21 years. Many hearts are made sad by the death of this excellent and amiable young man; but they sorrow not as those who have no hoe. He was in the path of duty, and having nobly sustained the character of the Southern soldier, by a faithful discharge of duty and by an exemplary life, he has fallen a sacrifice to his country and is now, we have good reason to hope, “where the wicked cease from troubling and where the weary are at rest”. Died, at the Fair Ground Hospital, Petersburg, Va., Aug. 4, of a wound received on the night of the 17th June, Private B.C. Johnson, a member of Company B, 56th N.C.T., aged 27. He leaves a mother, brothers and sisters to mourn the loss of a true soldier as ever fell. Sgt. George L. Stanback was born in Richmond Co., N.C., 25th March, 1842 and fell in the battle on the field of Bethesda Church near Mechanicsville, Va., May 30, 1864. It was not the privilege of the writer to know him in his youth or boyhood days, but he is (illegible word) by those who were familiar with his public walk and private ways, that he was always a dutiful and affectionate son, a loving and devoted brother and a genial and warm-hearted companion and friend. At the outbreak of hostilities between the North and South, he was pursuing, with his father, the peaceful vocation of the farmer, in which calling his remarkable energy were already manifest. When the tocsin of war rang out from the walls of Fort. Sumter, the heart of young Stanback began to swell with indignation against the malignant foe. The rising (illegible word) were, however, partially suppressed until his own native state, in response to a general call for troops, appealed to her heroic boys to defend her. George Stanback at once turned away from the pursuit of his choice and joined the Anson Guards commanded by Capt. Charles Smith, and shouldering his musket he at once began preparation for duty. Here my acquaintance with him began and during three years of intimate association with him amid all the trials and trepidations incident to a soldier’s life which were crowded into that period, I never heard George Stanback utter one murmuring word or sigh of regret. He did his duty and he did it well. On the field his coolness and gallantry were conspicuous. Charitable in his views and warm in his friendships, he was ready to overlook in his companions in arms much which the uncharitable were ready to condemn. When he received from home any of the luxuries of life, he dispensed them with a liberal hand until nothing was left. About the 1st of June, 1863, he was converted to God and connected himself with the M.E. Church South. He was not only a consistent Christian, he was zealous and earnest in the discharge of his duty. The public worship of God was his chief delight. In his last moments, as he was being borne from the field, he requested that the writer should take charge of his body and have it conveyed to his mother—precious gift from a dying patriot to the mother who bore him. His great soul, enlarging the circle of its reflections, breathed these words: “tell my friends to meet me in Heaven” and then he winged his way from the strife of earth to the rest that remains to the people of God. William C. Power, Chaplain, 14th N.C.T. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 26, 1864 Died, from the effects of wounds received in the recent engagement on the 9th May, near Spottsylvania C.H., Adjutant Thomas F. Powell, 23rd N.C.T., in the 22nd year of his age. The subject of this brief sketch entered the service at the commencement of the war as a Private in Company C, 23rd N.C.T. and was appointed Sergeant Major in 1862 which position he filled with entire satisfaction until July of 1863, when a vacancy occurred as Adjutant of the Regiment and Col. Blacknell, knowing his rare capacity, his ardent patriotism and having witnessed the distinguished gallantry in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, gave him the appointment. He discharged the duties of this office with great efficiency until the battle of the 9th may, when he received a mortal wound in the leg and fell into the hands of the enemy. He suffered amputation of the limb but never rallied from the exhaustion incident to so severe an operation and expired on the 17th May while being conveyed to Washington city. In the death of this young man the country has lost a promising and valued friend. Among the many noble and gallant young men who have given their lives to their country none was more noble, more gallant, more patriotic than Thomas Powell, and none will be more deeply lamented by a large circle of friends. He participated with his regiment in all the brilliant achievements which have made it so conspicuous, commanding at Seven Pines and ending with his life at Spottsylvania—in all of which he bore a common part. He fell at the post of duty and offered his life in the cause of liberty. A Friend Written to the memory of Daniel McMillan, Company K, 28th N.C.T., who was taken prisoner near the Potomac on the 18th July last and died in the prisoner’s camp at Point Lookout, Maryland on March 13, 1864 He who now lies low in the grave, Was one of our comrades in arms; He is gone from earth to his reward He has left all earthly charms. Eight months ago his manly form Appeared bravely defending our rights, Amidst the missiles of death that streamed From Gettysburg’s memorable heights. Oh friends! Weep not for your noble boy, Though he fills a soldier’s grave; His memory is fully stamped in the heart Of both the true and the brave. Too noble for earth, his spirit has flown, And left us to mourn his loss; A martyred patriot he is gone to his home, To his Savior who died on the cross. P. Died, in Catawba Co., Sept. 14, after a long and painful illness, Thomas Jefferson McNeill, aged 23 years, 4 months and 3 days, formerly of Robeson Co., and a member of Company F, 32nd N.C.T. Killed, on picket, near Petersburg, Va., 21st July, 1864, Ivy W. Lenoir, a member of Company H, 38th N.C.T., from Randolph Co.