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ant surgeon, ami William V. Gill, of Granville, sergeant-major, com- plete, as laras we know accurately, the field and stall" of the regiment. The companies of the regiment and their commanding chiefs were as follows:

Company A Captain William F. Marllee, Anson. Company B Captain George W. Seagle, Lincoln. Company C Captain C. J. Cochran, Montgomery. Company D Captain Louis H. Webb, Richmond. Company E Captain James H. Horner, Granville. Company F Captain M. F. McCorkle, Catawba. Company G Captain Charles C. Blacknall, Granville. Company H Captain E. M. Fairis, Gaston. Company I Captain Rufus Amis, Granville. Company K Captain Robert D. Johnston, Lincoln.

On Wednesday, July 17, 1861, Colonel Hoke, with seven compa- nies of the regiment, left the "Camp of Instruction " at Garysburg, N. C., for Virginia, leaving three companies, viz: "C," "D" and "H" behind, because of the much sickness (measles) among the men. These seven companies reached Manassas Junction on. the 2ist of July, while the battle was raging, but took no part therein as they were not ordered to the field. On August 5th, the three remaining companies, under command of Major Christie, broke camp at Garys- burg. After several days of delay at Richmond, Va., for want of transportation facilities, the three companies were enabled to reach their destination and join the regiment which was then in quarters at Camp Wigfall, near the late battle-field. For several weeks en- camped at this place, the regiment suffered exceedingly from sick- ness. By the surgeon's statement the sick-call at one time num- bered 240, while fifty-seven of the cases were typhoid fever. The mortality was large. From camp to camp the command was moved until it went into winter-quarters on Bull Run in December, where it remained, with only such changes in position as the exigencies of the situation in outpost and picket duty required, until the 8th day of March, 1862. Meantime the regiment had been incorporated into a brigade with the 5th N. C. " State Troops," Colonel Duncan K. McRae; the 2Oth Georgia, Colonel Smith; the 24th Virginia, Colonel Jubal A. Early, and the 38th Virginia, of which brigade Colonel Early being the ranking officer, he was placed in command, subsequently being commissioned as brigadier-general.

In the fall and winter of 1861 numerous changes in the officers of