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 companies 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 21st 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 Garysburg.
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 encamped at this place, the regime