Military Obituaries May & June 1862

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

    North Carolina Standard
    May 7, 1862
    Died, in this city at Yarborough House on the evening of the 28th ult., 
    Major Leonard Hill Dunlop, in the 47th year of his age.  Major Dunlop was 
    in the Confederate Army at Yorktown and had been authorized to raise a 
    battalion of artillerists.   He had been in North Carolina recruiting and had 
    nearly completed his battalion when some five or six weeks ago he was 
    prostrated with a violent attack of pneumonia which baffled the skill of his 
    able physician and consistent nursing of friends.  He leaves a wife and one 
    child.  He was a fine officer, a brave soldier and a true patriot.  He was buried 
    with Masonic honors.
    Died, at Ft. Davis, Texas on the 11th March, in the 34th year of his age, Lt. 
    Arthur Middleton of Sibley’s Brigade and late of Granville, N.C.  Respected for 
    his talents and esteemed for his many virtues, he occupied a distinct position 
    in Texas whither he emigrated some ten years ago.  His death will be deplored 
    by all who knew him as a loss to his country while he will always be held in 
    remembrance by his wide circle of friends and acquaintances as an example 
    of all that constitutes the Christian gentleman.  He leaves an affectionate 
    brother and sister and a devoted aunt by whom he was raised with a mother’s 
    care and tenderness, now heart crushed with her affliction.
    Died, at Ashland, Virginia on the 14th April, Silas J. Holleman, in the 17th 
    year of his age.  The announcement of the death of this young man has 
    awakened in our community a universal sentiment of sorrow.  He was the 
    youngest son of Edwin Holleman and leaves a family of brothers and sisters 
    to mourn his early death.  He had been a consistent member of the Baptist 
    Church at Shady Grove for more than twelve months.  He volunteered in the 
    service of his country about the last of February.  He was at the time of his 
    death a private in Captain York’s Company, 6th Regiment N.C.T.  He died far 
    away from home with not one of his friends near to witness his departure from 
    this world of trouble but we have reason to believe that there was one friend 
    with him and that was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  (NOTE:  See poetic 
    tribute further below.)
    How short the race our friend has run
    Cut down in all his bloom;
    The course but yesterday begun
    Now finished in the tomb.
    Death cannot make our souls afraid
    If God be with me there
    We may walk through its darkest shade
    And never yield to fear.
    I could renounce my all below
    If any Redeemer bid
    And run if I were called to go
    And die as Silas did.
    A Brother
    A Tribute of Respect was given at a meeting held at Camp Mangum on the 2nd 
    inst., to their brother officer Captain D.D. Deberry  who was taken from them.
    Captain Robert Bingham
    North Carolina Standard
    May 14, 1862
    Died, in Chatham County, N.C. on the 28th April, at the residence of his mother, 
    Pte. William J. Patrick, of the Wilmington Light Artillery, aged 21. He leaves a 
    mother and one sister and many friends to mourn his early departure. 
    Died, on the 7th inst., of measles at Camp Mangum, W. Hawkin Spain(?) of 
    Captain J.J. Davis’ Company.  The deceased was a young man of exemplary 
    character and by his steady habits and prompt and faithful discharge of every 
    duty won the regard of all who knew him.  He received every attention that could 
    be given in a camp.
    Departed this life at Kinston, N.C. on the 27th ult., Jesse C. Womble, in the 20th 
    year of his age.  The deceased was a member of Captain Webster’s company 
    from Chatham and participated in the battle below Newbern.  He was among the 
    first to leave the enjoyments of home and a kind and affectionate mother and 
    father to go forth at his country’s call in defense of his childhood home.  His 
    desire was to see his country free; but the all wise Disposer of events ordered 
    it otherwise and he has gone to the spirit world.  Jesse was an obedient and 
    dutiful son, a kind and affectionate brother, a worthy companion and a brave 
    and patriotic soldier.  Those who knew him best loved him the most.  He died 
    away from home though he was consoled by the presence of his father during 
    the last days of his sickness.  Jesse had been a consistent member of the 
    Baptist Church for more than three years and we feel assured that while we 
    mourn his untimely death his happy spirit is with Jesus “where the wicked 
    cease from troubling and the weary are forever at rest.”
    D.C. Murchison
    North Carolina Standard
    May 21, 1862
    A Tribute of Respect was paid at a bivouac of the 23rd Regiment of N.C.T. on 
    May 12.  At a meeting of the Granville Targeters, Company E, 23rd Regiment, 
    where the deceased was a member.  Sgt. John W. Fleming died in Richmond 
    on the 3rd May in the 33rd year of his life from the effects of a wound received 
    in his hand and arm from the accidental discharge of a gun.
    E.H. Lyon
    Departed this life on the 16th ult., Captain A.W. Betts.  Captain Betts had been 
    a member of the Baptist Church some ten or twelve years and was at his death 
    an ordained acting and zealous minister of the Gospel.  When the war began 
    he felt it his duty to exert himself for the defense of his home and the rights of 
    the South.  He, as a Christian, consulted his pastor relative to the propriety of 
    a minister of the Gospel engaging in a military operation after which he raised 
    a company and headed it and led it.  He, with his company, was taken prisoner 
    in the defense of Roanoke Island and paroled in an exchange.  He returned
     home diseased, about the 26th of February.  He lingered until the 15th ult., 
    when he was attacked with purpura hemoragle(?) which terminated his life on 
    the 16th and he was interred on the evening of the 17th by those of his company 
    who heard of the sad event in the presence of a large concourse of people.  
    Captain Betts was a useful citizen, a faithful church member, a decided Baptist, 
    a promising, useful minister, a benevolent man, the poor man’s friend, a kind 
    husband, an affectionate parent, a good and feeling captain; consequently, 
    beloved by all and especially by the members of his company.  While we lament 
    his loss and console with his family we bow with submission to the Supreme 
    Ruler of the Universe who does all things well.  Captain Betts leaves an 
    affectionate wife, and seven children to lament their loss; but while they weep 
    they weep not without hope for their loss is his eternal gain.
    North Carolina Standard
    June 4, 1862
    Died, in Richmond, Virginia at the Winder Hospital on the 16th inst., Sgt. 
    Charles W. Robertson of the Raleigh Rifles of Camp Fever, in the 19th year 
    of his age.  He is spoken of  highly by his captain as a brave soldier who bore 
    himself well and courageously in the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia.  He was
    taken sick a few days after and died lamented by his comrades in arms and his 
    relatives and friends at home.
    Died, at Camp Mangum on the 14th inst., of measles, William W. Andrews, 
    aged 19.  He was a volunteer in Captain J.J. Davis’ Company, 47th Regiment, 
    N.C.T.  He was an obedient soldier, attentive to the discharge of his duties and 
    gave promise of much usefulness but death claims victims from among the 
    young as well as the old. 
    Died, at his father’s residence near New Hill in Wake County, on Sunday, 11th 
    May, Paschal Seagraves, aged about 23.  He was a private in Capt. O.R. Rand’s 
    company, 26th Regiment N.C.V.  He was in the battle below Newburn and 
    fought to the last.  He was taken prisoner and kept on a vessel about three 
    weeks and then sent to the hospital where he stayed some four weeks—and 
    was then paroled and sent home.  His disease was a low type of fever which 
    baffled the skill of his doctors.
    Died, at his father’s residence in Granville County on the 21st inst., Philip W. 
    Mitchell, aged 24.  He was a member of Capt. J.J. Davis’ Company, 47th 
    Regiment N.C.T.; he was taken sick in camp with typhoid fever and was sent 
    home on sick furlough where every attention was given him by his aged 
    parents and numerous friends but all without avail.  He was a pious and 
    consistent member of the Methodist Church, beloved by all who knew him 
    and by his many excellent qualities merited the high esteem in which he was 
    held.  No better or truer man has been sacrificed on the altar of patriotism in 
    this war so wickedly waged against us than Sgt. Mitchell.
    Died, on the morning of the 10th inst., in the 3rd Georgia Hospital, Richmond, 
    Virginia, in the 20th year of his age, Sgt. Thomas F. Morton, son of A.G. and 
    Hettie C. Morton of Chattanooga County, Georgia, formerly of Rockingham 
    County, N.C.  He lived a soldier under the banner of his country of Christ 
    and in hope of a glorious immortality beyond the grave.
    Ye mountains and valleys, ye rivers and plains
    All relatives and friends, adieu
    More permanent regions where righteousness reigns
    Present their bright glories to view.
    Thou tottering seat of disease and pain, 
    Adieu my dissolving abode
    I soon shall behold and possess thee again
    A beautiful building of God.
    Lines written on the death of a beautiful soldier boy in the 17th year of his
    age—Silas J. Holleman of Wake County, N.C., who died in the hospital at 
    Ashland, Virginia on April 14, 1862.  (Note:  See also obituary further 
    up the page.)
    Thou art gone to thy rest, Silas
    Why should we weep for thee
    For thou art now where oft on earth
    Thy spirit longed to be.
    Thou art gone to thy home, Silas
    Where the sound of the drum
    No more with familiar tap
    Shall invite thee to come.
    Thou art gone to thy rest, Silas
    Thy sins are forgiven
    With angels of white
    Thou has gone up to Heaven.
    Thou wert beautiful on earth, Silas
    But now I know thy face
    Is like a brilliant diamond
    Bedecked with Heavenly grace.
    Forever rest in Heaven, Silas
    May all your friends be true
    And when their days are ended
    May they be angels, too.
    Then, parents, weep not for Silas
    The cares of life with him are done
    Yes, give him up and meekly pray
    To meet him in eternal day.
    A Friend
    North Carolina Standard
    June 11, 1862
    Colonel C.T.N. Davis
    We are pained to learn that Col. Champ Davis of Rutherford was killed 
    in the late battle near Richmond on Saturday last.  The following dispatch 
    to his father-in-law N.N. Nixon, Esq., appears in the Wilmington Journal 
    on Tuesday last:  “Richmond, Va., June 2, 1862—Col.  C.T.N. Davis of the 
    16th N.C.T. fell on the evening of the 30th ult., in the fight on the 
    Chickahominy while leading his regiment against the enemy batteries.  
    He was left on the field.  He was wounded three times before he fell.  His 
    conduct was gallant and glorious beyond all praise.  Let this be inscribed 
    on his tomb—Wounded three times, he still led his regiment on until he fell 
    to rise no more.  Colonel Davis is a native of Halifax Co., Virginia and was 
    35 years of age.  He studied law and settled in Burke Co., N.C. where he 
    soon obtained a strong hold on the confidence of the people.  He represented 
    the Burke district for one term in the state senate; and having subsequently 
    removed to the County of Rutherford, he was elected to the House of Commons 
    of the last legislature from that county.  Soon after this state separated from the 
    old government, he volunteered as a private in a Rutherford company and was 
    made captain.  As captain of Company G, 16th Regiment he encountered all 
    the perils and privations of the campaigns in northwest Virginia during the past 
    winter.  On the re-organization of this regiment he was elected colonel and it 
    was while leading the regiment in the battle near Richmond that he lost his life.  
    We knew him well.  He was a noble, kind hearted, gallant gentleman.  He has 
    fallen with his face to the foe in the full performance of his duty as a soldier 
    and patriot.
    Among those who fell in the late battle near Richmond, Captain T.D. Jones of 
    Caldwell, 22nd Regiment, deserves special mention.  He fought like a hero and 
    fell with forty of his company, who were killed or wounded.  He was a devoted 
    patriot and a gallant and accomplished officer.
    Died, at Rocky Mount, N.C., on the 3rd  inst., Captain F.H. Jenkins of
    Edgecombe Co., aged about 23.  He commanded a company at the battle 
    at Newbern and bore himself well.  He was a Christian and a worthy citizen.  
    He leaves a wife and two children.
    North Carolina Standard
    June 25, 1862
    A Tribute of Respect was paid at their camp near Richmond on June 12, by the Ellis 
    Light Infantry or “Manly’s Battery”:  Whereas Almighty God has in the dispensation of 
    his Providence removed from our midst in the prime of life and in the midst of their 
    usefulness our fellow soldiers Nathaniel A. Dunn and Joseph Davis, we pay this tribute 
    of respect.
    Killed on the 31st May, in the battle near Richmond, Lt. Thomas L. Perry of Beaufort 
    County, N.C., Adjutant, 4th Regiment N.C.S.T.  The names of all the gallant dead 
    deserve commemoration, but no one is more entitled to notice than Lt. Perry.  One of 
    the first to volunteer for the war, he was elected lieutenant of Company E, Capt. D.M. 
    Carter of the above named regiment, and was appointed adjutant by the distinguished 
    colonel.  The valor and discipline of the regiment are attested to by the terrible carnage 
    of the battlefield and of the company by the fact that of the 65 men who went into action, 
    44 were killed or wounded.  The regiment was full of talent and courage but there was no 
    braver or more gallant man upon that field than Lt. Perry.  He was one of those who woo 
    danger and despise death.  Energetic, capable, persevering and brave as he was known 
    to be, he did not disappoint the expectations of his friends.  They need not the bloody 
    seal of death to testify that he bore himself nobly in the hour of conflict.  Grievous as 
    the loss of such an only son and brother is, his family will find their consolation—as that 
    which the Christian’s faith imparts—in the reflection that he died as a brave soldier should 
    die.  He was esteemed as a generous, high toned gentleman.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 5, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers
    At the hospital at Goldsboro’ on the 23rd March, Private G.F. Ellington of 
    Company E, 26th Regiment, N.C.T.
    At the hospital at Kinston, on the 18th ult., Private W.M. Smith, and on the 
    23rd ult., Private H.H. Bray, both of Company E, 26th Regiment N.C.T.
    In Hamilton, Martin Co., N.C., on the 24th March, Wm. H. Cathey, of 
    Mecklenburg Co., a member of Capt. W.R. Myer’s Company, aged 24 years, 
    5 months.
    Died, in the Confederate Military Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in 
    November, 1861, Archibald Neil, son of Malcolm & Nancy McDonald, of 
    Cumberland County, aged 26.
    Died, at the hospital at Kinston, on the 24th April, from the effects of a wound 
    in the jaw, received the night of the 13th in a skirmish with the enemy, Private 
    Love Melvin, of Capt. Strange’s Company, 2nd Cavalry, 19th Regiment N.C.T.  
    At the call of his country, like a patriot and lover of liberty, he was ready to 
    sacrifice his life in his country’s cause rather than the ruthless hordes of 
    Lincoln should ever succeed in subjugating the South.  On the 29th June last 
    he volunteered, not for 6 or 12 months, but for the period of the war.  He was 
    ever ready to perform any duty as a soldier, and was esteemed by all his officers 
    and company.  He received the fatal blow, as a valiant soldier, with his face to the 
    enemy; and after ten days’ suffering, he yielded his spirit to God who gave it. He 
    leaves an aged father and mother, three sisters and a brother, to mourn his 
    departure, and many relations and friends and his entire company the same.  
    Thus we may say that Love was a good son and was beloved by all who knew him.
    Oh Love, thou hast left us,
    Whose absence we deeply feel;
    But the Lord who hath bereft us,
    Can all our sorrows heal.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 19, 1862
    Died, at Murfreesborough, N.C., in the 21st year of his age, John C. Smith, a 
    member of the Highland Boys, Company G, 24th Regiment, N.C.S.T., a most 
    excellent young man and a brave and patriotic soldier.  He was a most exemplary 
    young man, retired and unassuming in his manners, an affectionate son and brother, 
    and has left a widowed mother, a sister and four brothers to mourn their loss which 
    we trust is his gain.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, May 26, 1862
    Camp Magruder, near Kinston, May 19, 1862
    Messrs E.J. Hale and Sons:  Please announce in the Observer the death of Hugh 
    Keigh and Troy Everett, both privates of my company.  Keith died at the hospital at 
    Wilson on the 26th April, of consumption and rheumatism, in the 33rd year of his age.  
    He was a pious man and in all respects a good soldier.  Everett die at the hospital in 
    Kinston on the 29th of April, aged about 18.  He was a noble little fellow.  Though 
    small and quite young, he bore himself manfully in the fight at Newbern.  He was of 
    an amiable disposition and faithful in the performance of every duty.
    Yours very respectfully,
    C. Dowd, Company H, 26th Regiment
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 2, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    Near Clinton, Tennessee, John D. Dalton, Thomas H. Ammons, George W. J. Moore, 
    and Columbus Matlock, of Capt. Bell’s Company, 29th Regiment.
    Near Kinston, on the 5th inst., E.L. Corbin of Company K, 1st N.C. Cavalry.
    On the 9th April, in the Goldsboro’ Hospital, Samuel T. Sanders, in his 24th year.  
    The deceased contracted his fatal malady by the exposure and fatigue of the Newbern 
    retreat, being a member of the “Pee Dee Wild Cats”.  
    On the 7th inst., of measles, at Camp Mangum, W. Hawkins Spain, of Capt. J.J. 
    Davis’ company, 47th Regiment, N.C.T.
    In the hospital at Wilson, N.C., April 26, Hugh Keith, aged 33 years, 11 months, a 
    member of the first company that volunteered from Moore Co., the Moore County 
    Independents, Co. H, 26th Regiment.
    At Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, on the 21st inst., of pneumonia, John G. Smith, aged 
    19, son of Quinny Smith of Johnston Co.  Also, on the 24th inst., of pneumonia, 
    Malcolm Darrach, aged 17, son of the late John Darrach of Harnett Co., both members 
    of Co. H, Harnett Rebels, 50th Regiment, N.C.T.  Three months ago these young men 
    patriotically volunteered to serve their country during the war, but an all-wise Providence 
    decreed that they should never witness the deadly strife of the battle field.  They are gone, 
    we trust, to that land where sin and sorrow are known no more forever.
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    In Richmond, Va., at the Winder Hospital, on the 16th ult., Sgt. Charles W. Robertson 
    of the Raleigh Rifles, of camp fever, in the 19th year of his age.  Sgt. Robertson bore 
    himself well and courageously in the battle of Williamsburg, Va.
    At Camp Mangum, on the 14th ult., of measles, Wm. W. Andrews, aged 19 years, a 
    volunteer in Capt. J.J. Davis’ Company, 47th Regiment, N.C.T.
    At his father’s in Wake Co., on the 11th ult., Paschal Segraves, aged about 23, a private 
    in Capt. O.R. Rand’s Company, 26th Regiment N.C.V.  He was in the battle below 
    Newbern and fought to the last.
    At the residence of his father, in Granville, on the 21st ult., Philip W. Mitchell, aged 
    28, a member of Capt. J.J. Davis’ Company of the 47th Regiment N.C.T.
    At the Kinston Hospital, on the 26th May, Robert Harvey, of the 2nd Cavalry, a private
     in Capt. B.L. Cole’s Company F.
    At the same place on the 16th May, John Nelson, of Company B, Capt. Andrews of 
    the 2nd Cavalry.
    At Kinston, 9th May, R. Monroe Morrison, of Iredell Co., a soldier in Capt. Hill’s 
    Company, aged 19 years, 1 month and 8 days.
    At Camp Mangum, of pneumonia, May 1, Joshua Graham, a private in Capt. Walker’s 
    Company, 48th Regiment.
    At the Fair Grounds, near Goldsboro’, May 17, Jesse Sherrill, a private in Capt. Walker’s
    Company, 48th Regiment.
    In the Ligon Hospital at Richmond, Va., on the 17th ult., John T. Wedding, aged 19 
    years, 3 months and 24 days, a member of the Flat River Guards.
    At the General Hospital at Kinston after a long and painful illness, Silas S. Dornett, in 
    the 22nd year of his age.
    At Kinston, on the 10th April, of typhoid fever, in his 22nd year, Private John H. Foard, 
    of Co. E, 35th N.C.T.
    At his home in Person Co., April 25, of typhoid fever, Bartholomew C. Foard, in his 
    18th year.
    In Richmond, Va., on the 23rd ult., Sgt. John W. Fleming, of the Granville Targeteers, 
    Company E, 23rd Regiment.
    At Kinston, on the 14th April, of brain fever, Daniel M. Davis.  Also, on the 18th May, 
    Benjamin F. Warren, both members of the Pisgah Guards, Co. I, 25th Regiment.
    At Camp Mangum, on the 26th April, of brain fever, George P. Parker, 23, 3rd Sgt. in 
    Company I, (Capt. McCain’s) of Stanly Co., 52nd Regiment N.C.T.
    At Camp Mangum, on the 29th ult., of typhoid fever, Wm. Fry, aged 18 years, a private 
    in Company I, (Capt. McCain’s) of Stanly Co., 52nd Regiment N.C.T.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 9, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    In Petersburg, recently, Dr. John L. Fuller of Leasburg, N.C., a private in the Leasburg 
    In this county on the 1st inst., Henry J. Wheeler, aged 23 years, 6 months, 1 day, who 
    volunteered in Capt. C.H. Blocker’s Ploy Boy Company in May of 1861 and belonged 
    to Company F, 24th Regiment.
    At Rocky Mount, on the 3rd inst., of typhoid fever, aged about 25 years, Capt. Frederick 
    H. Jenkins, of Edgecombe Co.  He was in the battle at Newbern.  
    In the College Hospital, Goldsboro’, May 9, John B. Boman, in the 19th year of his age.
    At the hospital in Kinston, on the 3rd inst., Robert W. Cook, aged 29 years, and on the
    6th inst., Thomas J. McCorkle, both of Mecklenberg Co., of Capt. Maxwell’s Co., 35th 
    At Grahamville, S.C., March 17, Dr. J.W. Allison, aged 27, of Henderson Co.  And at 
    Goldsboro’, April 4, Samuel J. Allison, brother of the above, aged 25.
    In Ashland, Va., on the 1st May, Pleasant Bodenhamer, aged 17 years, 5 months and 
    15 days.  A member of Capt. Cole’s Company, 22nd Regiment, N.C.T.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 16, 1862
    Died, at Kinston, May 30, of typhoid fever, Sgt. Green B. Cox, Company H, 26th 
    Regiment N.C.T., aged about 23(?) 28(?) years. Few better soldiers or more worthy men 
    have adorned the ranks of the army since the commencement of the war than Green B. 
    Cox.  He was faithful in the discharge of every duty, cheerful under the most trying 
    circumstances, kind hearted and companionable.  He was one of the most efficient officers 
    in the company, respected and beloved by all.  While doing his duty to his country, he did 
    not neglect the holy precepts of the Bible and died, as we have reason to believe, not 
    without hope.
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 23, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    In the hospital at Washington Cioty, on the 3rd inst., of “plebitis”(?), William Brown, of 
    the 5th N.C.R.  And on the 22nd ult., of the same disease, J. M. Nickers of the 5th N.C.  
    these were prisoners taken by the Yankees at Williamsburg.
    At the hospital in Raleigh, on the 31st ult., John Mcdonald, a member of the Harnett Light 
    Infantry, about 42 years of age.  The deceased was badly wounded in the fight near Lee’s 
    Mills, which, together with sickness, while attempting to return home, caused his death.  
    He leaves a widow and two sons one of them belongs to the company of which his father 
    was a member.
    Died, at Kinston of pneumonia, on the 2nd inst., in his 48th year, Private John Hardy, of 
    Company A, 26th N.C.T.
    Died, in Richmond, Va., of typhoid fever, 13th ult., Private John K. Lyon of Company A, 
    13th Regiment N.C.T., a native of Caswell Co., N.C., in his 22nd year.
    Died, on the 2nd inst., Leven Perry of Franklin Co., N.C.; near Gordonsville, Va., on the
    2nd June, Lewis Kim---gh, in the 18th year of his age, one of the leaders of the band of 
    the 23rd Regiment N.C.T., and as from Huntsville, N.C., where his parents still live to 
    mourn the loss of a son thus early sacrificed on the altar of his country.
    On the 12th May, in this hospital at Richmond, Va., John (last name blurred, - - ell), 
    company B, 22nd Regiment N.C.T. from McDowell County.
    In Richmond, on the 31st May, from the effects of a wound received in the head, during the 
    engagement near Hanover Junction, Lt. G.R. Gilbreath, 37th Regiment N.C.V.
    In the hospital at Goldsboro’, on the 10th inst., of typhoid fever, Erastus(?) Grissom, of 
    Granville co., 20 years, member of Capt. J.J. Davis’ Company, 47th Regiment N.C.T.
    Suddenly, of disease, on the 29th ult., in the 25th year of his age in Richmond, Va., 
    Nathaniel A. Dunn of Wake Co.  He belonged to the Ellis Artillery under Captain Manly(?),
     and was in the Williamsburg battle.
    In Mecklenburg, on the 8th inst., Lt. Jas A. White, a member of the Mecklenburg Farmers 
    Company, aged 33.
    In Richmond on the (date illegible), of fever, John A. N. Todd, of Mecklenburg Co., aged 
    22, a member of the Big Springs Band, and was in the Williamsburg battle.
    In Raleigh, on the 15th (?) inst., E.B. Salmons of the 55th Regiment N.C.T.
    At Raleigh, on the 18th, Private Joseph B. Pittard, of Company C, 13th Regiment N.C.V., 
    of typhoid pneumonia, in the 18th year of his age.
    In the hospital at Richmond, on the 21st May, Private John G. Poindexter, aged 22 years, 
    of typhoid fever; Private Warren Walter, aged about 18, of Capt. Jenkins’ Company of 
    N.C.T., Edgecombe Co.
    Near Richmond, John J. Brooks, of the Moore’s Creek Rifle Guards, Co. F, 18th 
    Regiment N.C.T.
    In Iredell Co., aged 22, William C. Steel, of Company A, 33rd Regiment N.C.T.
    On the 9th inst., at St. Charles’ Hospital, from a wound received in the battle of the 31st 
    May, Jackson Mull, of Buncombe, N.C., in the 21st year of his age, a member of 
    Company I, 16th Regiment N.C.V.
    At Washington City, on the 12th inst., Rufus Walston, Company G, 13th N.C.T.
    Died, near Corinth, Miss., on the 20th April last, Masten Crawford Sinclair, son of Dr. Elias 
    Sinclair, deceased.  He was in the 24th Mississippi Regiment of Volunteers.  His disease 
    was pneumonia.
    Died, on the 8th May, James Calvin Rush, son of Wm. C. Rush; he belonged to the same 
    regiment; reached his father’s house but died in a few days, in his 17th year, in Kemper 
    Co., Mississippi, with camp fever.
    Died, at his father’s residence in Kemper Co., Joseph E. Nicholson, son of Neill Nicholson; 
    he also belonged to the 24th Mississippi Volunteers and died of camp fever.  (See also 
    civilian deaths for this same issue.)
    Fayetteville Observer, Monday, June 30, 1862
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    At Battery Number 7, near Richmond, on the 13th (?), Edward T. Hobbs of Guilford co., a 
    member of Co. B, 12th Battalion Light Artillery.
    In Raleigh on the 15th inst., Rev. E.B. Salmons, 1st Lt. in a Franklin Co. Company.  He 
    was a native of Yadkin Co., and was in his 29th year.
    At Camp Mangum on the 14th inst., Corp. Felix Martin, Company G, 54th N.C.T., aged 
    17 years, 7 months.  He was a native of Wilkes.
    In Charlottesville, Va. Hospital on the 9th April, Jas. F.W. Kee of the Gates County 
    Minute Men.
    In Richmond, Va., Mr. D.F. Coltrane, of Randolph Co., a member of Company A, 6th N.C.T., 
    aged 15 years, 11 months and 27 days.
    On the battlefield at Chickahominy, Lt. J.C. White, Company C, 4th N.C.T., and Private 
    S.H. Kilgrow of Company A, same regiment.
    Recently, E.A. Morrison and R.M. Gray, Company A; Wiley Cox Company B; R.A. Hall, 
    F.J. Fisher and N.P. Hooper, Company C; F.M. Current, Company H; and J.A. Dobson, 
    Saltillo boys, all of the 4th N.C.T.
    In Statesville, 15th (?) inst., Capt. W.H. Sanford, in the 30th year of his age.  Capt. 
    Sanford died of a wound received in the battle of Newbern, where he acted a noble part 
    and distinguished himself.
    In camp, near Richmond, on the 2nd June, D.A. Currie of the Saltillo Boys.
    At Franklinton, James J. Peace, in the 34th year of his age.
    Recently, in Halifax, Va., Private Wm. H. Featherston, of Company D, 13th Regiment 
    N.C.V., a resident of Person Co., in the 19th year of his age.
    In Richmond, Va., May 21, Samuel P. Moore, of Rockingham Co., N.C., in the 19th year 
    of his age, a soldier in the 13th (Col. Scales’) Regiment.
    On the battlefield at Chickahominy, May 31, in the 19th year of his age, Alfred E. Hoyle, 
    of Lincoln Co., a member of Co. K, 23rd Regiment N.C.V.
    At Corinth, Miss., May 28, Sgt. Thomas Crowell Pitman, of the 38th Regiment Tennessee 
    Volunteers, formerly of Halifax, N.C.
    Deaths of Soldiers:
    At the Madison Court House, Virginia, June 17, Jas. Maldin of the Bladen Guards, 18th 
    At Fort Fisher, N.C., on Thursday, 12th June, Wm. John McLauchlin of Robeson Co., 
    son of Duncan McLauchlin, deceased, aged 23 years, 4 months.  He was (his Captain 
    writes us) a correct and upright man.  The deceased was a private in Starr’s Light Battery.
    At Fort Fisher, on the 22nd inst., Sgt. Jenkin J. Perry of the Bladen Stars.

    Transcribed by Christine Spencer May & June 2007 & February 2008

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