Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present Volume 3

Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...first lieutenants, Thomas I. Walton, Lewis S. Muse, Lemuel Creecy, Henry G. Williams, Willis Whitaker, Joseph Vick, Willis Johnson. William P. Williams, William Roulhac, Darius Parker; second lieutenants. David H. Bryan, William H. Fowler. Thomas Morgan, John Bradford. Josiah Barbee, Jesse Tharp, James Falkner, William Davis, G. I. Killabrew, Alfred M. Gatlin; third lieutenants, B. F. Halsey, Zenas O'Kelly, Gavin Hogg, William Creecy, J. Tyrrell, Benjamin Hill. William Nailing, T. H. Person, John Parker, Sterling Finney; ensigns. Hardy Pool, N. Rand, William Darlet, John Southerlarid, John W. Lee, Willie Ricks, John G. Hart, Joseph J. W. Cooke, James Draughan, W. B. Martin." In giving this list of officers the old newspaper addsi "The above regiment of detached militia marched to Norfolk from Gates Court House not many days ago, and have no doubt reached that place." The North Carolina troops remained in the vicinity of Norfolk for about four months, and were ordered home about the time that peace was proclaimed. Though not called into battle, a terrible fatality prevailed among these troops in consequence of an epidemic, which the papers of that day described as "the camp plague," but its exact nature is unknown to the writer. While the scourge raged, Colonel Joyner was indefatigable in his attention to the stricken soldiers, and so won their love by his faithful ministrations that when he re-entered State politics after the war. it was said that no veteran of the Norfolk expedition was ever known to cast a vote against him. The military duties of Colonel Joyner, in the first part of the war, at least, do not seem to have been very exacting, for he found time to take some part in the political activities of that day. In...
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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236513606
  • 9781236513601