2, and by Charles C. Blacknall, May, 1862—more than a year before he became colonel of the regiment.
The office of adjutant, subsequent to original organization, was held respectively by Vines E. Turner, of Granville, commissioned May, 1862; Junius French, of Yadkin, June, 1863; Thomas F. Powell, of Richmond, July, 1863, and by Lawrence T. Everett, of Richmond, May, 1864.
The first quartermaster of the regiment was Edwin G. Cheatham, of Granville, commissioned July, 1861; succeeded by W. I. Eed and seventy wounded. It was with a force much reduced that the regiment entered the first day's fight at Gettysburg.
It must have been a small command at that battle, although it exhibited the nerve and endurance of a host.
Its Adjutant, Junius French, was killed there, and among the killed also was Wm. H. Johnston, Captain of Co. K, while the roster places the killed of privates and non-commissioned officers at about fifty-five, and eighty-nine wounded, and fifty-three among the captured