These pages are dedicated to the memory of all the men from North Carolina that fought in the Civil War.
North Carolina Standard Raleigh Oct. 7, 1863 Tribute of Respect Camp, 31st Reg’t. N.C.T. James Island, S.C., Aug. 29, 1863 Pte. James Allen of this company was killed at Battery Watner on Morris Island, S.C. by the enemy during the assault on the night of the 18th ult. He was detailed as one of the ambulance corps. Up to the time the enemy had gained possession of a part of the breast works he performed he duties very nobly—going where ever the wounded were lying and assisting them regardless of the deadly fire the enemy was pouring into our ranks. Seeing that a squad of the enemy were in the act of spiking our guns which were near him, he seized a musket and backing them off until his bayonet unfortunately came off his gun and was left in the carcass of a Yankee. He then reversed ends of his musket and with club musket he knocked them down until a Yankee officer ascended the works and shot him dead with a pistol. Having known Pte. Jesse Allen two years, we say emphatically that no better soldier has died in the cause of the southern confederacy. Members, Company H Ezekiel Lassiter, son of John and Lydia Lassiter was born in Randolph County, N.C. on Oct. 5, 1833 and fell a victim to death at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, aged 29 years, 8 months and 20 days. How painful, indeed, is it to hear that life’s brittle thread has been cut and one so young and promising has passed away. Ezekiel had sought the Pearl of Great Price and was truly a pious man. His trials and battles are all over and his rest is sweet. He has left behind an affectionate wife, two little children, a father and mother, six sisters, two brothers and many other friends to mourn their loss. He has many warm friends both at home and in camp in whose memories he is not dead but liveth. We are deprived of his pleasant company and in deep grief we mourn his untimely death. Yet again, dear brother, we hope to meet thee, When the day of life is fled, Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee Where no farewell tears are shed. Died, at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C. on the 30th July, of a painful disease contracted while bearing the hardships of a soldier, Pte. Melvin G. Scarsborough, Company H, 31st Reg’t. N.C.T. Pte. Scarsborough was an excellent soldier—performing every duty without a murmur; always found at his post and was an example to the soldiers who trudged the bet of a private’s place. Though he was under age when the war began, yet he volunteered early at its commencement. He was universally beloved by his company both officers and privates and was respected by all who knew him. His countenance was always lit up with life when with his comrades and with hope when alone, seemingly meditative of his friends and country’s welfare. But alas! When on the eve of attaining manhood and of usefulness, the iron hand of grim death seized him and cut short his career. He bore his sickness with fortitude, lingered but a few days, bid the world adieu and struggled last with death. We hope his spirit is at rest with Him who gave it. He has left worthy and good parents, kind brothers and sisters, many friends and relatives, his old company of fellow soldiers to mourn their loss. He now sleeps his last sleep beneath the green and autumn leaves near his father’s yard in Wake Co., N.C. We mourn our irreparable loss. No sword or sound of war disturbs him any more. Members of Company H North Carolina Standard Raleigh November 4, 1863 The death of Colonel Thomas Ruffin of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry is again repeated in Northern journals. It will be recollected that Colonel Ruffin was wounded in the recent fight at Bristow Station and fell into the hands of the enemy. A correspondent of the New York Commercial Advertiser says “Colonel Ruffin, who was wounded at Bristow Station and died and was buried at Alexandria on Sunday. He was in Congress for North Carolina when the war broke out. He was never a violent partisan and opposed secession but like many other good men followed the blind ambition that led him to an ignoble end because ‘his state went out’.” The Advertiser is mistaken in saying that Colonel Ruffin opposed secession. He was an active and bitter secessionist and applauded the Cotton States for breaking up the Union. But, unlike other original secessionists, he entered the ranks and went forward like a man to meet the enemy. Death of the Brothers Jordan Among the many sad bereavements of the present war, perhaps none has been so widely and deeply felt within the circle of their acquaintance as that caused by the deaths of the brothers, Edward C. and William J. Jordan, sons of Dr. C.H. Jordan of Person County, N.C. Edward C., a few years before the war, had moved to Arkansas where he successfully engaged in the practice of the law, a profession he had previously begun under very promising auspices in North Carolina, when killed at Port Hudson on the 11th July. He was lieutenant colonel of the 12th Arkansas Regiment. He was educated at Chapel Hill—and was an excellent scholar for his age, and read in general literature and was thoroughly prepared in his profession. Small and weakly in physical stature, he was blessed with a strong, active intellect and a greatness of soul which raised him above all petty prejudices and meanness and rendered him capable only of noble thoughts and actions. Cheerful, pleasant and instructive in his intercourse with his friends, with a constant fund of classical wit, his society was universally sought after, and his presence brought real pleasure into every circle where he made an appearance. Indeed, he was a general favorite with all classes who had the happiness to know him. Dr. William J. Jordan, Assistant Surgeon in the 23rd N.C.T., was killed while in the discharge of his duties at South Mountain on 14th September, 1862. One of the earliest and warmest advocates of southern rights, he proved his faith by his works. Having joined the first volunteer company raised in the county, and being afterwards appointed to a position which he filled at the time of his death, in every place which he occupied in the army and at all times he was faithful and true in whatever he undertook and no doubt owes his untimely death to his faithful attachment to the duties of his station and from his firm refusal to fly from the post of duty when it became the post of danger although urged to do so by his friends. Perhaps not so brilliant as his brother Edward, he nevertheless possessed an intellect of the very highest order and a heart whose every throb beat responsive to the cause of honor and humanity. He was in the loftiest sense of the word a gentleman. Embued by the constant precept and example of pious parents, with a high sense of honor and a deep reverence for religion, though they made no outward profession of piety, their friends have got reason to hope that they will now dwell in that house in the Heavens “whose builder and maker is God.” As intimately connected with the deep sorrow of the death of these two amiable brothers has caused upon the community, I get to mention the death of another whose life and whose projects were almost as endearing to their parents as that of their own children. I allude to Captain Edward Fletcher Satterfield of Company H, 55th N.C.T. son of G.D. Satterfield, Esq. and cousin of the two brothers Jordan. He was instantly killed by the explosion of a shell at Gettysburg on the 3rd July last. The darling child of his mother, the pride and hope of his father and sisters, he had endeared himself to all of his acquaintances by his sterling independence of character and his manly, upright conduct. Exempt by law from military service, he declared his belief in the right of secession and his duty to fight to the last in the war, which resulted from it. He seemed to have a presentiment of his approaching end. As if to fill the cup of this afflicted family to overflowing, another son of the doctor, Adjutant H.T. Jordan of the 55th N.C.T. was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and is still in confinement at Johnston’s Island, Ohio. His friends will be happy to learn that he is in fine health and spirits and that the treatment of prisoners in that charge is kind and humane. A Friend North Carolina Standard Raleigh November 18, 1863 Camp 31st N.C. Regiment Sullivan’s Island October 31 Many hearts were this day made sad at the announcement of the death of Robert Matthews, a private in Company C, 31st N.C. Regiment, who was killed in Fort Sumter on the night of the 30th ult. Said Matthews volunteered to enlist under Captain Betts in 1861 and from that day to the hour of his death he had borne the name of a good soldier. A few days prior to his death, orders came from General Headquarters for a suitable man to take charge of some hands in fortifying around Charleston. He was detailed and cheerfully went forward in obedience to orders. He, with a detachment was soon ordered to Fort Sumter and the following day the most terrible bombardment from the enemy’s monitors ensued during which the poor lad lost his life. His death is much deplored throughout our entire regiment as he was respected for his gray hairs and great zeal in the Southern cause. He leaves a wife and many relatives and friends sorrowing over his death. He died nobly defending the post assigned him. Greater love than this hath no man for his country. J.D. Ballentine, Orderly Sergeant Company C, 31st N.C. Regiment North Carolina Standard Raleigh November 25, 1863 Died, in the hospital at Farmville, Virginia on August 3, of typhoid fever, Ruffin(?) Rufus(?) Wilson, in the 38th (?) year of his age. He was a volunteer in Company I, 41st Regiment of N.C. Cavalry. He has left a wife and five small children together with many other dear relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a citizen of Wake County, N.C. and was beloved by all who knew him; he was a kind and affectionate husband and father, loved by all his associates in the army—much loved by his church at Shady Grove where he had been a consistent member for many years and was an upright member of said Baptist Church to the day of his death. Affectionately inscribed to the memory of R. Wilson and is a partial consolation to his bereaved wife and little children: There is a grave I went to see And there I dropped a tear For it contained one dear to me, Whose voice no more I’ll hear. Pale sickness with its heavy hand, Was laid upon him sore; But death transferred him to a land Where pain is known no more. His comrades dug his humble grave, And with a pious care They marked the place where he doth sleep And laid my husband there. No costly marble marks the place, Where he entombed doth rest; What matters it, he sleeps with Christ His soul in glory blest. Oh! That some kind and generous friend Although unknown to me; Would seek his grave and there would plant A weeping willow tree. T’would make my heart rejoice to know That near that sacred mound; There is a mark to point the way Where his dear grave is found. Farwell! Dear Husband! Rest in hope We soon shall join with thee; In praising God’s redeeming love In blest Eternity. Tribute of Respect was paid at the Philanthropic Hall, November 10, 1863. On the 1st July, 1863, in the bloody conflict on the hills that overlook the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, while gallantly leading his regiment to the charge, fell mortally wounded Col. Henry King Burgwyn, 26th Regiment, N.C.T. Died, at Banner Hospital, Richmond, Virginia on the 12th January, 1863, W.H. Mitchell, Company E., 23rd N.C.T. Died, at Graham at the residence of B. Grayson on the 2nd October, James B. Sumner in the 21st year of his age. He entered the service at the commencement of the war and was a member of the 15th N.C.T. He gave every evidence that his last end was peace and his immortal spirit is gone to enjoy the eternal reward of the Christian patriot. North Carolina Standard Raleigh December 23, 1863 Died, of wounds received at Chickamauga, Hiram H. Crisp, in the 19th year of his age. He was a member of Company H, 58th Regiment, N.C.T. and ever acquainted himself as a good soldier. The pain of his death was lessened by the assurance that he was willing to die. Peace to his ashes. Addendum: Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 7, 1863 Died, at Union Point, Ga., Aug. 5, of typhoid fever, Sgt. T.B. Tolar, of Capt. W.J. Tolar’s Company B, 10th S.C. Volunteers. Sgt. Tolar was wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro, and had just recovered when he was taken with fever and only lived six days. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was among the first with seven other brothers to respond to their country’s first call for troops. He had gained the esteem of his superior officers, also of his company. He leaves an affectionate wife and two children and also a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. Lt. John Henderson McDade, Company G, 11th N.C. Infantry, fell in front of his company at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863, in the 33rd year of his age. He was a native of Orange Co., N.C., the eldest son of Jas. B. McDade, Esq., who for many years has held the office of post master at Chapel Hill. Lt. McDade was a graduate of the University, class of 1852, where he sustained a reputation for classical knowledge and modest and gentle demeanor that will never be forgotten by classmates. He entered the military service at the very outset of the war as a private in Capt. Ashe’s company from Chapel Hill and was at the Battle of Bethel, in the 1st N.C. Volunteers. After the time of service of the regiment had expired, he assisted in raising another company, G, 11th N.C., and was elected 2nd lieutenant thereof, afterwards becoming lieutenant at the death of Capt. Jennings. We make the following extract from a letter relating the circumstances of the death of Lt. Henderson C. Lucas, of Charlotte, Adjutant of the 11th N.C. Troops and of a family well known here where his mother was born and his ancestors lived: “He was wounded in the first day’s fight at Gettysburg and was taken immediately to Martinsburg, traveling three days and nights without a mouthful to eat or having his wounds dressed. There he was taken care of by kind strangers……..It seemed so hard to die away from those who loved him so much but he sent many messages and when told he could not live he replied that he was ready, that he was not afraid to die, that his full trust was in God. He was shot down while bearing the colors of the 11th. When Col. Leventhorpe was wounded the regiment was thrown into some confusion; he seized the colors (the color bearers having all been shot down) and led the charge through a murderous fire until—twenty paces in front of the line, calling on the men to follow their flag—he was shot down, but rose again waving the colors and urging on the men. He was again brought down, but still supported the old Bethel colors with his left arm until that arm was shot through and the colors once more went down. He then exclaimed—‘Boys I have played out, go on to victory.’ The colors were received by another, who was instantly shot down and a soldier who stopped to examine his companion also fell dead.” Death of Col. Bradford Col. James A.J. Bradford, of the Confederate State Army, died in this town at 4:00 this morning. He was a graduate of West Point, of the Class of 1827 and was, we understand, in the 67th year of his age. As Captain in the Ordnance Corps of the old Army, he was Commandant of the Arsenal in this place for probably twenty years. Here his fine and cultivated intellect and warm and generous social impulses drew around him a circle of devoted friends. For a year of two past he has been Commandant of Goldsborough. His health continuing gradually to decline, he came to Fayetteville a few weeks ago to “die among his friends.” There is reason to believe that his mind had been turned to the importance of a preparation for the great change which has come to him. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. P.P. Johnson, Mumford Sgt., at 10:00 tomorrow morning. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 14, 1863 Killed, instantly, on the battlefield at Chancellorsville, May 2, Willoughby R. Hicks, of Warren Co., in the 22nd year of his age. Died, 30th July, in said company, (transcriber’s note, the company was not given) at the residence of his father, Jno. W. Hicks, in the 21st year of his age, of chronic diarrhea, contracted by exposure in Maryland last year. These brothers voluntarily joined the Warren Rifles, 12th Regiment, in the beginning of the war. At his residence in Randolph Co., Aug. 24, of typhoid fever, Henry W.B. Provo, of Company A, 51st N.C.T. He leaves a wife and four small children to mourn their loss. Of pneumonia at Hospital Number 2 near Chancellorsville, Va., Private John T. Robertson, of Company I, 1st N.C.S.T., in the 22nd year of his age. At Gettysburg, 1st July, Daniel McDuffie, a member of Company K, 38th Regiment N.C.T., aged 28. Near Richmond, Va., July 13, Daniel McFadyen, in the 22nd year of his age, Sergeant of Company K, 38th Regiment. In the Shenandoah Valley, Va., 18th November last, Lauchlin Ray, of the same company, a native of Cumberland Co., aged 30. Killed, in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Kenneth McKenzie, son of Bethune B. McKenzie of Richmond Co., aged about 22, a member of the Pee Dee Guards, the first company from his native county. Killed, near Gettysburg, July 1, Major George M. Clark, about 23 years of age, of the county of Montgomery. He was a student at the University when the war began. He hastened home and made up a company in his native county, of which he was lieutenant. For two years did he faithfully serve his county, having been in all the battles through which that noble regiment (the 34th) passed. After the Battle of Chancellorsville he was made major of the regiment and was killed on the first day of the Gettysburg fight. Also, on the same day (a cousin of the above), Norman J. McLeod, a sergeant in the foregoing company in the 26th year of his age. Killed, at Gettysburg, in the battle of the third day, Corp. J. Ed. Purvis, Company B, 1st Regiment, aged about 20. Died, on the night of the 2nd July, of wounds received on the 1st, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., Sgt. W. Preston Kirkman, son of Dr. George Kirkman of Chatham Co., N.C., a member of Company G, 26th Regiment N.C.T., aged 26 years, 10 months, 16 days. Many have been the records of death of those who have fallen on the field of battle, but of none is it said with more truth that he was a true patriot, a perfect sacrifice upon the altar of liberty than of Preston Kirkman, He was in favor of all honorable efforts in the first place on the part of the South to obtain a redress of grievances, to perpetuate the Union and carry out the Constitution until the forbearance ceased to be a virtue, when he saw it was necessary to resist with arms and he was ready. He volunteered in June, 1861, cast his lot among the “Chatham Boys”. He was in the battle of Newbern in March of 1862 and none fought more bravely or contended more earnestly than he, and unfortunately was taken prisoner with a few more of his company. He was paroled and exchanged some time during the following summer, at which time he rejoined his regiment. He participated in several fights and long marches, all with the fortitude and patience of a Christian hero. He had been acting Orderly Sgt., for some time before his death, which post he filled to the complete satisfaction of his company; always ready at any hour of the night, after a long and wearying march, to draw provisions for his comrades, which they knew was always done true and faithful by Preston. While contending manfully for the cause which he had espoused—doing his whole duty—he was wounded on the evening of the 1st. He was heard to say he was mortally wounded—that he must die. He lived till the night of the 2nd. In the interim, he conversed freely with companions. He prayed to die—said he saw his way clear and was perfectly resigned. We have no doubt that he is resting from his labors. He lies near Gettysburg, pa., with two of his companions in arms in the same grave. There was the strongest attachment between Preston and his company, which their many sympathetic tributes attest. We sympathize with his parents and near relatives in his death. Prepare to meet him in peace in that rest which awaits the finally faithful. We cannot close without bestowing a passing eulogy upon his father, Dr. George Kirkman, for the active patriotism and manifest kindness to soldiers and especially to the “Chatham Boys” by whom he is designated the soldiers’ friend. He has given four sons to the service and has done all he can for the comfort of the soldiers and advancement of the cause. A Friend Fayetteville Observer, Monday, September 21, 1863 Married, in Christ Church, Raleigh, on Sept. 15, by Rev. Dr. Mason, Col. Bryan Grimes, 4th N.C.T., and Charlotte, daughter of Hon. John H. Bryan of Raleigh. Died, in Cumberland Co., Sampson Circuit, N.C. Conference, at 12:00 on the night of the 15th September, Wm. G. McDonald, in the 68th year of his age. And although the bridegroom tarried until the hour of midnight he did not slumber nor sleep but kept his lamp trimmed and burning and was ready for the summons. The disease which terminated his earthly career was that lingering disease consumption, and although confined to his room for months, his mind was calm and peaceful. He seemed to be resigned to the will of his Lord and Master whom he had served and in whom he trusted. Some weeks before his death at his own request, his pastor, Rev. Wm. H. Burns, administered to him the sacrament of the Lord’s supper; an effecting scene to see his wife weeping and bowed by his side for the last time on earth. He spoke freely and calmly about death, expressing a desire rather to depart and be with Christ. He was sensible of his condition and knew that he was sinking daily. A few days before his death he said to a brother that he hoped the Lord would cut his time short. A few minutes before his departure, he asked his son-in-law how long he thought he would have to stay. He answered I cannot tell. Well, said he, I am sick enough to go now. And in a few minutes he breathed his last without a struggle or a groan. Mark the perfect and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Brother McDonald had been a member of the M.E. Church South for about six years. He has left behind a weeping and affectionate wife and children to mourn their loss but their loss is his eternal gain. Died, in Clinton, N.C., on Sunday evening, 13th inst., Winnie, consort of Lewis Johnson, aged 63. Another good and truly Christian woman has been called from time to eternity, leaving to mourn her an affectionate and indulgent husband and three fond and loving children. Though she had passed her three score years in this world of trouble and sin, yet not like many, had she devoted any considerable portion of her life alone to its pleasures and temptations. Early in her earthly pilgrimage she was convinced of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and commenced to prepare to meet her Father in Heaven, and attached herself to the Baptist Church of which she remained a consistent member for more than forty years. A truly pious woman, she always performed the duties of a loving wife, a fond and devoted mother, a kind friend and neighbor, and her spirit now rests in Heaven. Died, in Montgomery County, N.C., on the 6th August, of sore throat, John Preston, the youngest son of Thomas and Martha Williams, aged 4 years, 7 months, 1 day. Johnnie was a loving little boy, yes, too much so to stay with us in this world of sorrow, and Jesus was so kind as to take him where there is no trouble. Weep not, fond parents, for his is sleeping in the arms of his Savior. Died, in Montgomery, Alabama, on the 14th August, aged 46 years, William McClane, of Egypt, Chatham Co., N.C. Mr. McClane was a practical geologist, an excellent miner, and of eminent service in discovering and developing the mineral resources of the Deep River Valley. His kind hospitality and willingness to impart information will be gratefully remembered by those who in late years visited that favored region. Died, of fever at Oaks, Orange County, on the 8th inst., James E. Long, eldest son of Dr. O.F. and Helen Long, in the 23rd year of his age. Died, in Raleigh, on the 17th inst., Rev. Thomas J. LeMay, former editor of the Raleigh Star, an amiable and excellent citizen. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 28, 1863 Died, on the 9th inst., at the residence of his father in Moore Co., N.C., after a long and painful illness, B. Parker Wicker, of Captain Kelly’s Company E(?) F(?), 50th N.C. Regiment. (Transcriber’s note see also civilian deaths for this same issue for other Wicker deaths that may be related to this one.) Died, on the 4th inst., at the General Hospital in Wilmington, N.C., A. Jackson Stewart, Company F (or E), 50th N.C. Regiment. Wicker and Stewart were good soldiers, ever at their posts. Died, on the 22nd July last, from the effects of a wound received in the battle on Morris Island, Captain Allen B. Parker, of Company I, 31st Regiment N.C. Troops. Although many weeks have passed since his noble and generous spirit took its flight from the earth, yet the wound is still fresh in the hearts of friends and relatives. He volunteered early in the war, left home, and kind friends, immolated himself upon the altar of his bleeding country, preferring rather to die an honorable death than submit to the rule of an ignoble tyrant. Long may his memory remain green in the hearts of our people. The subject of this memoir while living, conducted himself as a faithful, brave officer, preserving all those virtues in the army which so distinguished him at home. Affable and genteel in his manners, of a kind and forgiving disposition, he was the pride of his parents and the favorite of his acquaintances. M.A.B. Lines Dedicated to the Memory of John D. McMillan, who fell charging a battery at Chancellorsville the 3rd of May, 1863 Far away from home he died, In manhood’s bright and early bloom, He was the idol of our hearts While away and while at home. My brother is dead—his loss I mourn And sorrow fills my breast; His body fills an early tomb I trust his soul’s at rest. To tyranny I would not yield Oft times I’ve heard him say, And with the gallant first He for his country hastened away. But early on a Sabbath morning, Far, far away from home he died, No sisters there to bind his wound, Or kiss his manly brow. Cease, fond parents—cease to mourn, Your boy to you can ne’er return, But you to him may one day go Where streams of joy forever flow. Weep not, sisters, weep no more, Your brother’s warfare now is o’er, Weep not, brothers, weep no more, His slumbers shall be disturbed no more. Sister Kate Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Sept. 28, 1863 Deaths of Soldiers: Of wounds received at the Battle of Hagerstown, Md., Capt. Massillon Field Taylor, of Company B, 12th Regiment, from Granville County. At a hospital in Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 22, of typhoid pneumonia, D.T. Sellars, aged 21 years, 4 months and 22 days, son of L. and Sarah D. Sellars. He was a good soldier and had been in five battles. His death was happy, as was evidenced by a letter received by his afflicted parents, written just before he died, in which he said he was not long for this world, but bid his parents and brothers and sisters not to grieve for him as he felt that he should depart this life to live with Jesus and urged them to meet him in that bright celestial(?) world where they would live together where pain and sickness and parting will be known no more. Recently, Sgt. W.C. Siler of the 22nd Regiment. Killed instantly on the battlefield at Gettysburg, July 2, George P.C. Lee, of Randolph County, Alabama, formerly of Chatham Co., N.C., in the 22nd year of his age. At Smithville, N.C., on the 14th inst., of typhoid fever, Private John T. Thompson, of Robeson Co., N.C., in the 31st year of his age. In Rowan County, 9th inst., David C. Moore of the 4th Regiment in his 22nd year. He died of the effects of a wound in a skirmish near Hagerstown, Md. Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, Henry Roland Starnes(?), of company H, 5th N.C.T. In Forsyth Co., 16th inst., from the effects of a wound received at the Battle of Gettysburg, on the 3rd July, James D. Conrad, aged 18 years, a member of the 28th Regiment. Of small pox, at Goldsboro’, on the 24th December, Henry S. Edwards, in the 24th year of his age, a member of the 2nd N.C. Cavalry of Iredell County. On the 17th inst., at Gettysburg, Lt. Theodore D. Deems, son of Rev. Dr. Deems, of the 5th Regiment. He had passed through many battles unharmed but died of a severe wound received in his last battle at Gettysburg. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 12, 1863 Deaths of Soldiers: At Knoxville, Tennessee, June last, Alexander Gregg, of Company D, 58th Regiment, from Watauga County. On David’s Island, N.Y. on the 7th September, 2nd Lt. Marion J. Woodall of Wake Co., N.C., belonging to Company D, 26th N.C.T. He entered the army as a private and for meritorious conduct was promoted by his comrades in arms to lieutenant. He received a slight wound in the battle of Newbern, N.C., and has been with the gallant 26th in all its hard fought battles, perils and suffering around Richmond, at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg in the left knee, and was taken prisoner and carried to David’s Island, N.Y. The ball lodged near the bone had to be cut out. Afterwards mortification ensued and the leg was amputated; but the system had been so weakened that he could not survive, and he expired after upwards of two months intense suffering. But his sorrowing widow and suffering little ones have the consolation to know that he died as he had lived for years before the war, a faithful Christian. No braver soldier or purer patriot has laid down his life in his country’s cause. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, October 19, 1863 Deaths of Soldiers: In Guinea Station hospital, Va., May 31, of typhoid fever, Private Council Wallace of Company E, 38th Regiment N.C.T. aged 18 years, 6 months, 11 days of Richmond Co., N.C. On the 11th Aug., in the hospital near Petersburg, Capt. N. Orr, aged 30. In the hospital at Richmond, Mr. J.S. Galloway of Company A, 11th Regiment. He was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, and survived for two weeks. His brother, T. M. Galloway, of the 8th Florida Regiment, was killed in the same battle. At the residence of his father, in Robeson Co., Sept. 27, of disease contracted in the Army, Lt. John G. Purcell, 37th Alabama Regiment, eldest son of Malcolm Purcell, aged 28 years, and two days. Lt. Purcell formerly belonged to General Price’s command and was with that brave old hero at the Battles of Iuka and Corinth. At the latter place he was taken prisoner but was soon exchanged and rejoined his regiment, which was afterwards transferred to General Pemberton’s command at Vicksburg. He was a while at Fort Pemberton on the Yazoo river and finally at Vicksburg during that ever memorable siege. Though suffering from disease of the spine and kidney, caused by a hurt received at the Battle of Iuka, he remained in the trenches forty-eight days and nights without relief, and never left his post until Vicksburg was surrendered to the enemy, when he was paroled and came home to die a natural death and to sleep with his kindred dust in the family cemetery. He had passed through many hard fought battles and we had hoped now that we had seen his face, that his life would be long spared. But the ways of Providence are unsearchable. Our joy was soon turned to mourning. He had been spared on the field of carnage to fall a victim to typhoid fever. Still, God is good; He permitted him to come home and receive the kind and tender offices which none but a mother and sister can give. And though not a member of the church, he left us not without hope that the bloody scenes through which he passed were the means of leading him to trust in a Savior’s merits. In the early part of his illness, he remarked that he could see no chance for him to recover, that his constitution was shattered and his strength was gone; but he added: I have prayed even in battle and I believe my prayers have been heard and answered. Never did a braver, nobler, purer or more generous patriot lay down his life on his country’s altar. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Oct. 26, 1863 Lt. Stewart In the memorable charge of Lane’s Brigade on the bloody heights of Gettysburg, many brave and noble men immolated themselves on the altar of their country; none of whom did so more gallantly discharging their duties than Lt. J. Walter Stewart of Company F, 18th N.C.T., who fell at the head of his company on July 3, 1863. Lt. Stewart was a kind and generous friend, a brave and efficient soldier, and an affectionate and dutiful son and brother. He, in the commencement of this struggle, responded to the call of his country by volunteering in the first company from his native county (Richmond). He served as a non-commissioned officer for twelve months and for his kind and amiable disposition, generosity and affability of manners, he was loved by both officers and men. He passed through several engagements unhurt, but he received a severer wound at Cedar Run, which disabled him for a short time. Before he recovered from his wound, he hastened to rejoin his companions. Soon after his return, the men showed their appreciation of his noble qualities by promoting him to lieutenant. In this capacity he served with his company in the faithful discharge of his duties, preserving all those noble virtues for which he was distinguished, and by which he won the confidence and admiration of all, until at Gettysburg the fatal missile ended his bright career. He fell severely wounded and lived only a few days. Having fallen into the hands of the enemy, two long months passed before parents and friends received the painful intelligence of his death. He died far away from home, with no kind sister to dress his wounds, and no affectionate parents to minister to his wants in his last hours. His spirit has taken its flight, but he will still live in the memory of those with whom he was associated while on earth. A Comrade Died, at Fort Fisher, Oct. 7, Robert W. Tatom, aged 30 years, 24 days. At the time of his death, Brother Tatom was a member of Capt. Melvin’s company, 36th Regiment, now stationed at Fort Fisher. He was one of the first to rush to arms at his country’s call, but his health failing, was soon discharged. Partially recovering, he again joined his comrades in arms but finding the duties too onerous for his shattered constitution, was compelled a second time to take a discharge. The days of conscription rolling around, he was taken, and his noble reply puts shame to the flimsy excuses so often urged in order to stay at home. Did he say I have no health? Nay, verily. His noble reply was, I’ll go; if I cannot live a soldier’s life, I can die a soldier’s death. He died a soldier of the cross and of his country. Brother Tatom professed religion under the ministry of Rev. Jas. Reid(?) in the year 1852 and joined the M.E. Church at Windsor, Bladen Co., N.C. He now sleeps in Jesus. His funeral was preached by the writer, Oct. 12, from Ps. 37: 37 and his remains were deposited in the family burying ground to await the voice of God at the last great day. P.H.S. Deaths of Soldiers: In Gates Co., 11th Aug., of typhoid fever, Jas. S. Banberry, aged 22, and on the next day his brother, R.B. Banberry, aged 19. In the Confederate Hospital near Raleigh, on the 11th inst., C.J. Byrd of Brunswick Co., aged 42 years, 6 months, 11 days. Before his death he said he was perfectly resigned and his dying words were: Let me go to my Jesus. He left a loving wife and six dear children to mourn their irreparable loss. Died, in the hospital near Gettysburg, about the m idle of August last, of wounds received in the second day’s battle near that place, Wm. L. Nichols, formerly of Hillsboro’, in the 26th (?) year of his age. In Sampson Co., on the 7th Sept., of consumption, Jesse J. Bowen(?) of Co. (illegible), 38th Regiment, aged 34. He was in the service nearly two years, and contracted the disease of which he died from exposure in camp. David J. Pridgeon(?) departed this life 13th (?) inst., in the (illegible, two numbers, the second is a ‘0’) year of his age. He was a member of Capt. Horse’s Company, 3rd Regiment and a citizen of this town. Killed, in the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, Orderly Sgt. Norman J. McLeod, Company K, 34th Regiment N.C.T., aged 25 years, 2 months, 3 days, a native of Montgomery Co., where he resided until he joined the army in the spring of 1861. He was noted for many Christian virtues, a kindhearted, whole souled and generous man who never forsook a friend. Death has seldom claimed a brighter prize. In the company (Montgomery Boys), all mourn his loss and revere his memory. He was a true friend and Christian soldier, having been in 16 or 17 hard fought battles. He fell with his face to the foe like a soldier falls. Be ye also ready for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Brother Addendum: Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 2, 1863 Died, at General Military Hospital, Wilson, N.C., on the 22nd Sept., Private Asa(?) J. Gunter, Company D, 35th Regiment. The subject of his notice met with his death in the following manner: while attempting at Na- - - t – Depot, on the W.& W.R.R. to step on the morning train of cars which was conveying his regiment to Weldon, he was thrown between the cars, his right leg dreadfully m angled and left foot crushed. He was carried to the hospital at Wilson where all human aid was rendered to him but proved unavailing and in a few hours, he expired. He was among the first to rush to arms in defense of his country; for more than two years he had served as a soldier, winning the confidence and esteem of every one who knew him, and by his courteous manners endeared himself to all his associates. He was severely wounded in a desperate charge with his regiment at Malvern Hill on the 1st July, 1862 and fought bravely in other engagements with the enemy. He was never heard to murmur or complain—always ready to perform any duty which was required of him. He had a kind father, mother, brothers and sisters, at home and two younger brothers in the service; but they should mourn not as for one without hope, for he died as he had lived, a zealous patriot and Christian. Messrs. Editors: Permit me to announce the death of Corporal Neill McDonald of Company H, 26th N.C.T., he having fallen in the battle of Bristow Station, on the 14th October, 1863. He was a dutiful and brave soldier, he was beloved by all his comrades. He was a native of Moore Co., and enlisted at Carthage on the 3rd June, 1861 for twelve months. About the first of March, 1862, he re-enlisted for two years or during the war. He fell while charging the enemy’s lines behind the railroad. We feel that we have lost one of our best comrades. He was a pious and Christian hearted soldier and I hope is at rest where the sound of cannon and rattle of musketry will be heard no more. A Friend Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 9, 1863 Deaths of Soldiers: In the Murfreesboro Hospital, Tennessee, Jan. 19, Robert W. Alexander, in the 34th year of his age. He was wounded and captured in the Battle of Murfreesboro. At a hospital in Washington City, recently, Archibald Bethune, 63rd N.C.T., son of Hon. Lauchlin Bethune of this county. He was wounded in North Virginia. At Wilson, Sept. 1, Lt. Joseph T. Cathey, of Haywood Co., of Company F, 25th Regiment. In Camp Winder Hospital, Richmond, 17th May, of typhoid fever, A.A. Lipe, of Company G, 5th Regiment, aged 33. At the General Hospital, Summerville, S.C., 20th Sept., Sgt. Wm. J. Rhodes of Co. A, 61st Regiment, of Sampson Co. On the 29th Aug., from the effects of a wound received in the Battle of Brandy Station, Aug. 1, Mr. S.L.H. Torrence of Company D, 34th Regiment, aged 30, of Rowan Co. At Winchester, Va., 31 Aug., from the effects of a wound received in the Battle at Gettysburg, John B. Martin, Co. H, 26th Regiment, in the 30th year of his age. Of typhoid fever, June 28, in the General Hospital, Wilmington, in the 22nd year of his age, Hanson M. Player. Also, Theophilus B. Player, of diphtheria, at Camp Davis, New Hanover Co., Sept. 14, in the 19th year of his age. In Davidson Co., of wounds received at the Battle of Winchester, Va., John Smith, of Wharton’s 1st N.C. Battalion. Killed, on the battlefield at Bristow Station, Va., 14th October, Lt. Paul Barringer Grier, third son of Andrew Grier, deceased, of Mecklenburg Co., in the 25th year of his age. Of chronic diarrhea, 19th Dec., in Richmond, in the 25th year of his age, N.C. Williams, of Rowan Co., of the 5th Regiment. Of typhoid fever, at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky, Ohio, on the 29th Sept., Lt. Levi B. Williams, of Co. E, 63rd N.C.T., a native of Chatham Co., N.C. He leaves a young wife and two children. In Wilmington, July 21, Mr. S.P. Parker of Sampson Co., in the 27th year of his age. In Magnolia, Oct. 21, Mr. J.A. Parker, brother to the above, aged about 35. Lately, Simeon P. Phillips, a native of Moore Co., a member of the 8th S.C. Regiment. Lt. J.R. Emerson, Company E, 20th N.C.T., who was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, on the 3rd July, and fell into the hands of the enemy when General Lee evacuated that place, is dead. Thus has North Carolina given another of her most patriotic sons and best citizens as a martyr in the cause of Southern Independence. Lt. Emerson was among the first to respond to his country’s call and for more than two years has done all the duties incumbent on him as a soldier and officer. As a soldier, he was cheerfully obedient in the discharge of every duty; as an officer, he was kind and humane; his deportment being such, that while he won the respect and admiration of his superiors, he was the idol of those whom he commanded. He has left a devoted wife, brothers, sisters, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss; and while we believe his place cannot be filled as a soldier or citizen, a companion or friend, we may indulge the hope that our loss is his gain. And though his body rests in a hostile land, we hope his spirit is with his God who gave it. His name will long be cherished by the citizens of the county of Chatham as one of her brightest jewels, offered as a sacrifice on our country’s altar. Peace to his ashes. Among the many noble sons of the South that have given their lives to be sacrificed on the altar of their country, none are perhaps more worthy of their names being immortalized than Private James M. Sheridan and Alson G. McCoy, Company G, 26th N.C.T., who fell in the destructive charge at Bristow Station, on Oct. 14, 1863. Every ready to do their humble duty as privates, at which so many look with a kind of sneer, thinking it an honor to die in the noble cause they had espoused; in camp, pleasant and agreeable, on the march, kind and obliging, and in battle cool and brave. Sheridan leaves a tender wife and four little daughters to mourn their great loss; to them their almost sole human help. We commit them to the care of Him who has promised to be a husband to the widow and a father to the fatherless. McCoy, more fortunate, leaves an affectionate father, to sorrow for the early death of his cherished son; but knowing his devotion to the cause of the South, we feel assured that he will give him up without a murmur. Farewell, noble comrades! Though the missiles of the enemy have taken you from us, and we are no more to be greeted by you and encouraged in the cause of independence by your services, your noble deeds will never be forgotten by your survivors and our most noble desire earthly shall be to emulate your worthy examples in life and avenge your lamented deaths. Comrade Killed, in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, Private Lennin(?) Wicker, Company G, 26th N.C.T., in the 34th year of his age. He was a native of Chatham Co., N.C., son of the late Benjamin Wicker. He was among the last to give up the Union and among the first to volunteer after Lincoln’s proclamation. Thus has fallen one of the South’s best soldiers—fighting the enemies of his country and home. He was every gay and lively, strict in the discharge of his duties, gallant in action and heedless of danger. He feared not to follow where the colors went. In him his parents have lost an excellent son, his wife and children a true and loving husband and father, and North Carolina one of her best sons. W.A.L., Company G, 26th N.C.T. Died, in the hospital at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863, Sgt. W.P. Kirkman of Company G, 26th N.C.T., aged 23 (might be 28). He was a native of Chatham Co., N.C., the son of Dr. George Kirkman. He fell mortally wounded July 1 and died the 3rd. Thus in the very bloom of youth has death taken from our midst one of earth’s brightest jewels. The writer of this had been a playmate of his in their boyhood days. He was kind and affectionate to all his playmates and especially so to his fellow soldiers. No one who knew him could say aught against him for none could know him but to love him. If there ever was a man blessed with the meekness and patience of that good old patriarch Job, it was Sgt. Wm. P. Kirkman. Never was he heard to murmur, no matter what his trials were. On our march to Pennsylvania he was our Orderly; thus he was up nearly all night dividing the rations and attending to other duties of his office, and I have known him to walk over the camp carrying a small piece of meat and bread that was left to see that each man had his share. He leaves a kind father, mother, sisters and brothers to mourn his loss but blessed to God, they need not mourn as those who have no hope. W.A.L., Company G, 26th N.C.T. Departed this life, on the night of the 23rd July, at Petersburg, Va., of typhoid fever combined with gangrenous poison, Samuel C. Hackney, in the 31st year of his age. Deceased was a member of Company A, 5th Regiment N.C.T. He went with our army into Maryland in Sept. 1862 and was taken prisoner and sent to Philadelphia, where he remained until December, when he was exchanged and sent to Petersburg and was there appointed Stewart in the Fair Grounds Hospital, where he remained until the time of his death. It was not the privilege of his parents, brothers or sisters to witness the last moments or administer to his necessities but it is gratifying to know that through the kindness of his many friends he received every attention. He had never made an open profession of faith, but we have strong hopes that God had brought a change in his heart and he now mingles his voice with myriads of saints in ascribing the praise of his salvation to our Heavenly Father. The writer hardly realizes that Samuel is no more. He was the loved one among his brothers and sisters, the pride of a father and the idol of a fond mother’s heart. As a friend he was true, generous and always reliable. Possessing naturally great kindness of heart and an obliging disposition, that ever rejoiced in the welfare of others; urbanity, kindness, friendship and pure warmth of affection, did beautifully blend to cheer, light and color his walk of life, and these lovely virtues shall bloom ever his tomb in the feelings and judgments of those who are now separated from him and live with unchanging freshness in their bleeding hearts. He leaves an affectionate father and mother, three brothers and sisters, with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss, which we hope is his eternal gain. This is indeed a sad dispensation of Providence. But He who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind has done it, so we must submit. Sister Killed on the bloody field of Fredericksburg, on the 15th December, 1862, Chester Swindell, of Bladen Co., N.C., and a member of Company K, 18th Regiment, N.C.T., aged about 28. He had come to the conclusion that resistance by force of arms was necessary, and he was ready to volunteer in defense of his country’s rights, which he did in April, 1861, being among the first to compose the “Bladen Guards”. He was in the first engagement the regiment was in, that of Hanover Court House, Va., in May of 1862, where he fought with the utmost coolness. He was taken prisoner at said place and did not join us any more until after the battles around Richmond (he being confined in prison at Fort Delaware and Governor’s Island in New York until that time.) He participated in many fights and long marches with the regiment all with the utmost fortitude and patience. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for about eight years. He fell while making a charge on the enemy. He lies near Fredericksburg in some lonely and sacred spot with several of his comrades in the same grave. Sleep, Chester! No more shall the tattoo or the reveille arouse you, but the great trumpet shall wake you in common with all mankind in the morning of the Resurrection. We can go to him but he cannot come to us. Archie Killed, on the 12th September, at Chicamauga, Lt. Wm. Martin Willcox, aged 25 years, 9 months. He was a native of Moore Co., N.C., but moved to Arkansas just before the war began. He belonged to the 8th Arkansas Regiment. His endeavor was to discharge his duty to God, his country and his fellow man. That fatal bullet will cause many tears to flow, and wring bitter anguish from the hearts of those who knew and loved him well. He had scarcely dried his tears for the loss of a youthful brother who fell at Gettysburg when he too, commending his soul to God, gave his life for his country. Alike true, gentle, and brave, they lived; alike they noble suffered and bravely died. And though their mortal bodies are widely separated on earth, we hope they will meet and rest together in that happy land where there are no bloody battlefields nor “Rivers of Death” but where “a pure river of water of life proceeds out of the throne of God and the Lamb.” Fayetteville Observer, Monday, November 16, 1863 Killed, in battle near Bristow Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, in Prince William County, Va., on the 14th Oct., Lt. John C. Montgomery, son of Dr. J.H. Montgomery of Montgomery Co., of Company F, 44th Regiment N.C.T., Kirkland’s (formerly Pettigrew’s) Brigade, while gallantly leading his company in a charge against the enemy, and heroically encouraging them by pointing to their colors flying in their front; by a minnie ball penetrating his forehead just above the left eye, killing him instantly in the 27th year of his age. Thus has perished another brave and gallant son of his country, freely giving up his life as a sacrifice for the liberty and independence of the South. A surgeon of his brigade (Dr. W.H.L.), in communicating the sad intelligence of his death to his parents, says: “We all bear testimony to his worth and mourn his loss; his regiment had no officer more efficient or gallant than he, and I am sure no one was more favored by his men.” Lt. Montgomery was no ordinary young man; his intelligence and purity of life, his unsullied character, firmness, decision, energy social virtues, affability and affectionate disposition had won for him an enviable reputation in the community in which he lived, and secured for him the love and admiration of his numerous relatives and acquaintances. His moral worth, urbanity, strict integrity and intellectual attainments constituted him the pride and ornament of his friends and gave promise of a life of great usefulness and eminence. His remains were grossly outraged by his murderers on the battlefield, by robbing him of his arms and other property, and stealing from his finger a ring which he had playfully taken from a friend when last at home. He sleeps in the cold embraces of death under the soil of Virginia, far from his home and friends and the scenes of his youth; but he will ever live in the hearts of his relatives and friends, who will fondly cherish his memory. He was fondly devoted to his parents and relatives, and especially to his mother and sisters, upon whom the bereavement falls with a crushing blow; but it must be a consolation to them and pride to his numerous relatives and friends to look back upon his life which had been so well spent and gallantly sacrificed upon the altar of his country. C.W.W. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Nov. 23, 1862 Deaths of Soldiers: In Richmond, Oct. 24, from a wound received at Bristow Station, Robert D. Weatherly, Sgt. Major of the Guilford Grays, 27th Regiment, aged about 22. In Hospital #9, Richmond, the following N.C. Soldiers: Privates J.A. Quinn, Co. D, 27th Regiment and W.W. Crooker, H, 47th, died Nov. 8 Corp. D.P. Hart, D, 54th, Nov. 9 J.E. Washburne, E, 44th, Nov. 10 Private W.J. Bell, K, 30th, Nov. 12 Private K. Williams, D, 26th, Nov. 13 In the Winder Hospital, on the 18th Oct., Wm. D. Patterson, aged 24. He was a member of Company E, 52nd Regiment N.C.T., and was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg in July last. He leaves a wife and one child. Suddenly, in camp of the Montgomery True Blues, of an apoplectic fit, Joseph Seely, aged 33. In Bailey’s Factory Hospital, Richmond, Aug. 5, James R. Hartin, from a wound received in the battle near Richmond, June 26, 1862, of Company F, 37th Regiment, aged 23. Killed on the battleground of Chancellorsville, May 3, J.L. Hartin, Company B, 1st Regiment, aged 21. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Nov. 30, 1863 Killed in the battle at Hanover Junction, Va., May 27, 1862, Alexander B. McLauchlin, brother of the above (note, see civilian deaths for this issue), of Co. F, 13th (?) 18th (?) Regiment, N.C.V., in the 22nd year of his age. When he received his death wound, he remarked to his brother who was fighting by his side, “Tell my mother I died a brave boy.” M.P.J. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Dec. 14, 1863 Deaths of North Carolinians at Gettysburg The Rev. Jas. H. (last name illegible, Co - - - s) Chaplain of the 52nd N.C.T., recently returned from captivity in the Yankee lines and he furnishes us with the following list— Deaths at Gettysburg General Hospital up to Oct. 13-North Carolinians Lt. Wm. B. Avent(?), Co. H, 52nd, August 7 Isaiah A - - - , F, 47th July 30 J.E. Adderholdt, D, 55th, July 30 Lt. W.L. Battie(?), D, 37th, Aug. 22 Edmund(?) Barker, A, 28th (?), Aug. 12 P.E. Bobbitt(?), G, 47th, Aug. 20 Tillman Briley, K, 26th, Sept. 3 L.G. Cobb, H, 45th, Aug. 16 W.W. Coe(?), M, 21st(?) Sept. 17 Neverson Co- - , A, 47th, Aug. 27 W.E. D - - r - - - n, I, 16th, Oct. 12 Henry Di – ley, K, 47th, Aug. 5 Silas(?) Dees(?), B, 43rd, Aug. 31 J.C. Freeman, B(?), 6th, Aug. 29 S.P. Forrest, K, 28th, Sept. 14 D.A. Green, D, 65th, Aug. 20 Wm. Gilbert, D, 23rd, Aug. 16 J.F. G - - - ngar, E, 1st, Aug. 28 S.H. R- - er, K, 23rd, Sept. 17 Wm. (last name illegible, maybe Horbe?), H, 43rd, July 27(?) Wesley Jolly(?), I, 32nd, Aug. 15 Anderson Keith(?), I, 3rd, Aug. 1 H.C. Kirkham, G, 26th, Sept. 1 Capt. J.C. Kincaid, G, 52nd, Aug. 27 Franklin Luther, B, 52nd, Sept. 14 Jno. Marley(?), K, 53rd(?), Sept. 25 Sgt. Major M.S. McRae, 26th, Aug. 2, (no company given) J.T. Malloy(?), E, 45th, Aug. 12 Jas (or Jos) E. Perry, G, 32nd, Setp. 26 B.(?) F. Fitman(?), C, 1st, Sept. 14 W.(?) B. Pendlay(?), E, 6th, Sept. 17 R.U. Parish, I, 2nd Cavalry, Aug. 30 Sgt. C.H. Reed(?), F. 7th, Aug. 13 J. Robinson, B, 45th, Aug. 14 Jos. B. Robison(?), G, 52nd, Sept. 9 R.C. Steele(?), I, 7th, Aug. 27 H. (or R.) A. Tate, D, 11th, Aug. 25 Wm. Tilly, G, 53rd, Aug. 9 T.J. Turner, G, 2nd, Aug. 8 R.E. Thompson, I, 52nd, Sept. 24 S.E. W - - sner, E, 28th, Aug. 18 B.F. Walker, I, 30th, Aug. 12 Henry C. White, H, 55th, Aug. 8 Thomas Wiliford(?), G, 2nd, Aug. 5 Jno. B. Walker(?), I, 28th, Aug. 14 Jas. (or Jos.) Martin, C (or G), 2nd, Aug. 6 T.B. Thompson, G, regiment not given, Aug. 10(?) Died, in the General Hospital Number 9, Richmond, Va., on the 21st Sept. Thomas Hargrove, in the 24th year of his age. He volunteered in the defense of his country in the spring of 1861 in Capt. Faison’s company, Sampson Co., N.C. Soon after the company was organized it was ordered to Smithville, N.C., and Company I, in the 20th Regiment N.C.T. After being at Smithville for about 12 months, the regiment was ordered to Virginia and in the battles around Richmond he received a flesh wound in the shoulder on the 27th June, 1863. After he was able to travel, he obtained a furlough and returned home and remained about 60 days. Recovering from his wound he returned to his regiment and was in the Battle of Gettysburg and other battles on the Rappahannock and survived them all and remained with his regiment until he was taken with the disease which terminated his earthly career which was intermittent fever. Thomas Hargrove was a young man respected by all who knew him. He professed religion in the year 1856 under the ministry of Rev. J.B. Martin and joined the M.E. Church at Gossen, Sampson Circuit, N.C. Conference. He was a consistent member of the church up to the time he left his home and friends to go with his comrades in arms to fight for liberty and from letters that he wrote to his friends from the army, they believe that he has gone to his reward in the better land; that he has fought his last battle and gained a victory and a crown that shall never fade away. Fayetteville Observer, Monday, Dec. 21, 1863 Deaths of Soldiers: At the hospital in Wilmington, Dec. 7, Corp. James M. Savage, aged about 25, of Co. I, 17th Regiment. In West Hospital, Baltimore, July 11, of wounds received in the Battle of Gettysburg, Hugh Torrence Powe, of Rowan Co., aged 32. In Richmond, 16 November, of typhoid fever, John H. Johnson, in his 25th year, of Company B, 48th Regiment. At General Hospital #4, Richmond, Nov. 16, of wounds received in the Battle of Bristow Station, Oct. 14, Lt. S.H. Bridgers of Co. A, 47th Regiment. Fell, while gallantly fighting at his post, on the 14th Sept., 1862, at South Mountain, James Albert Sherrill, of Catawba Co., Company A, 12th Regiment. In the hospital at Chester, Pa., 29th July, of wounds received at Gettysburg, Allen Shields, aged 26, of the 26th Regiment. Killed at Gettysburg, on the first day, Auly M. McAuley of Montgomery Co., Company H, 26th Regiment, in the 26th year of his age. He volunteered in Martin’s Company from Moore Co., of which he was sergeant. In camp at Wilmington, H.W. McAuley, brother of the above, of the 25th (?) Regiment. In the hospital at Wilson, 16 November, Wm. C. Wilkes, of Robeson Co., of Capt. Starr’s Battery. Near Hagerstown, Md., 19 July, John W. Wilson, aged 26, of Guilford Co., of the 63rd Regiment. Killed and buried on the battlefield, near Bristow Station, 14 Oct., Hugh Phillips Woods, 27th Regiment, of Orange Co., aged 24. At Gordonsville, Va., Nov. 17, in the 22nd year of his age, Alexander H. Buddingfield, Private in Co. G, 43rd Regiment. Died, of chronic diarrhea, at the residence of his father, 7th Nov., after a protracted illness of three months, Sgt. Henry A. Diemukes(?) , aged 22 years, 7 months, of Co. E, 4th Regiment N.C.T. For nearly two years he had been battling in his country’s defense—nobly and gallantly discharging his whole duty and giving general satisfaction. After much suffering in the army, he was prevailed upon to be placed in a hospital, where he remained several weeks, after which he obtained a leave of absence, and returned home, hoping there by the many attentions and kindnesses of fond parents, brothers and sisters, and with the aid of medical skill to be perfectly restored; but his expectations were not fulfilled. After lingering two weeks he peacefully yielded up himself in the hands of the Savior. Although he never attached himself to any church yet he gave evidence of a change of heart, and often expressed a desire to return to be baptized. During the sickness he displayed more than ordinary fortitude; not a murmur escaped his lips, and the morning before his death he expressed a willingness to die. Henry was a most dutiful son, an affectionate brother, and though retiring in his manner, possessed a warm and generous heart. He leaves parents and seven brothers—five in the military. (Transcriber’s note, there was a little more, but cut off.) Deaths of North Carolina Prisoners: The Richmond Sentinel has been furnished with a list of deaths among Confederate prisoners at the Hammond General Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, from the 4th October to the 30th day of November, 1863, including the following from North Carolina: Sgt. J.W. Simpson, 4th N.C Corp. G.W. Luckey, 22nd Wm. Baker and F.M. Baldwin, 52nd A.C. Digh, 55th W.P. Emhart, 11th J.C. Eaton, 5th L. Ellison, 6th C.F. Floyd, 12th J.C. Fields, 26th G. Goodson, 32nd C.P. Griffin, 43rd J.M. Holling, 26th L.C. Hendricks, 55th Jas. King, 2nd L. Morris, 4th J.D. Nanse, 5th Jno. Paul, 32nd H.R. Reeves, 4th D. Riggs, 18th Jas. Smith, 55th Peter Seaford, 5th Charles Tate, 2nd Ed Wilber, 45th Bartlett Pierson, 20th J.N. Alexander, 11th A Austin, 55th M. Baldwin, 62nd A J. Carter, 22nd S. O.(or C.) Croer, 10th Y.R. Davis, 52nd Jno. Fowler, 47th S. Garrett, 11th Wm. B. Grant, 2nd D. Greshaw and R. Harris, 52nd A.S. Hartley, 37th Jno. Ingram, 18th J.A. Killian, 23rd B.F. Kidd, 21st A McDaniels, 61st J. McDaniels, 26th E. Murphy, 45th S. Nance, 6th Jno. Pendy, 52nd Eli Setson, 25th A P. Smith, 45th H.M. Smith, 52nd J.D. Sullivan, 26th M.J. Webster, 61st A Williams, 26th J.B. Williams, 2nd J. Young, 23rd J.E. White, 28th J.L. Austen, 37th F. Avery, 4th Y. Barnhart, 52nd T.E. Boney, 4th Cavalry L.G. Budd, 55th L. Bishop and D. Bowman, 52nd W. H. Crickman, 1st W.B. Crocker, 47th Asa Carswell, 45th Jno. Done, 47th A Earpe, 55th W. Erzell, 5th G. Evans, 55th J.M. Ferrell, 12th S. Shaw, 44th J.G. Fortner, 37th J. Freeman, 48th George Green, 44th W. Halley, 55th Eli Segman, 11th J.R. Tyler, 4th P. Thover, 1st M.E. Watkins, 11th A W. Walker, 13th B. Chisley, 52nd Died, of chronic diarrhea, Nov. 23, at his residence in Marengo Co., Ala., Wm. B. Moore, in the 41st year of his age, formerly of Franklin Co., N.C. He belonged to the 43rd Regiment of Alabama. He died in the full assurance of a blissful immortality beyond the grave, leaving a devoted wife, an aged mother and many relatives to mourn his death. I am much pained to announce the death of my brother, Neill T. Smith, who died of wounds received at Bristow Station on the 15th ult. He was born in Moore Co., July 25, 1836. He survived only one day after the battle. He was a member of Company H, 26th Regiment N.C.T. He volunteered when first his country called and has ever since been found at his post. He leaves an aged father, doting mother, loving wife, fond sisters and one sweet little daughter to mourn their loss. We were looking for him home when the news came that he was no more. He was deeply afflicted by the calamities and sufferings of the present war, (as he wrote home a few weeks previous to his death that the only pleasure he saw was when he was reading the Bible). But he has been called away ere the strife is ended. He was not a public professor of the religion of Christ, still he was a child of the covenant, born within range of the promise; and the consistency of his life since he has been a soldier furnishes hopeful evidence that his last end was peace.