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32 Southern Historical Society Papers.

By Occupation :

Editors, 2 Teachers, - 14

Civil Engineers, 5 Farmers, 27

Preachers, 8 Lawyers, - 62

Merchants, 8 No occupation or unknown, 173

Physicians, 13

By Rank in Service :

Lieutenant-General, - i Surgeons and assistants, 5

Brigadier-Generals, 4 Aides, 2

Colonels, - 12 Captains, - 67

Lieutenant-Colonels, 6 Lieutenants, - 69

Majors, 17 Corporals and Sergeants, - 23

Adjutants, 4 Privates, - 100

Sergeant-Majors, 2

Form of Death.

Died of wounds (including Died of disease and in pris-

all of those whose wounds on, - 97

proved almost immedia- Killed in battle, 160

tely fatal), 55

UNIVERSITY MEN IN THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE WAR.

In the closing days of the struggle, University men, as usual, came to the rescue of their suffering country and sought to lighten the burthen of its sorrows. From the time of the fall of Vicksburg and the defeat at Gettysburg, it became evident to thoughtful men that the main hope of the Confederacy lay in negotiation with the United States. In 1861 Governor Graham had advised that the State of North Carolina hold her destiny in her own hands, instead of surrendering it^o others. Time had proved the value of his posi- tion, and he was now a leader in the movement that looked toward peace with the United States, but the legal power of ending the war had been put by the Confederate Constitution into the hands of the President. Governor Graham was not among the confidential friends of President Davis, but worked through others, and had in this way a hand in setting on foot the Hampton Roads Conference. He was not a member of this Conference, but was President pro tern, of the Confederate Senate during the absence of Mr. Hunter on that mis- sion.