he war, says of the regiment:
It did as much hard service, fought in as many battles, was as constant in the performance of duty as any other regiment in the army.
And at Appomattox, says Dr. Hicks, it surrendered about as many men as any other regiment in the army.
By the Appomattox parole lists, taken from the last volume of the Rebellion Records, it is shown that Johnston's brigade, at the surrender, numbered 463 men, rank and file.
At that time, the brigade was commanded by Colonel J. W. Lea.
We close this paper with the addition of the following statistics, taken from the source above indicated, with reference to North Carolina soldiers surrendered at Appomattox: Total, forty-two regiments and one battalion infantry; five regiments and one battalion cavalry, and five battalions artillery.
That all these should have numbered only 5,022 rank and file, at the surrender, says the Wilmington Messenger, shows the wear and tear North Carolina troops had sustained.