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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
, when it was ordered to Camp Floyd, on the west side of the river, near Weldon. While in camp at this place there was much sickness and many deaths. On the 21st the regiment was ordered to Camp Vance, two miles east of Goldsboro, on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, and on the 22nd was attached to the 3rd Brigade, Army of North Carolina, commanded by General Joseph R. Anderson. This brigade was composed of the 1st South Carolina Regiment, Colonel Hamilton; 34th North Carolina, Colonel Leaventhorpe; 38th North Carolina, Colonel Hoke; 2nd Georgia Battalion, Captain Doyle; 3rd Louisiana Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Bridford. On April 8th, the 45th Georgia, Colonel Hardiman, and on April 10th, 49th Georgia, Colonel Lane, were attached to the brigade. While here the troops received news of the passage of the conscript law, which gave some dissatisfaction, because they thought it unfair to hold twelve-month troops for a longer time, but after careful consideration they cheerfull
Butler's infamous order. --The order of Gen. Butler concerning the ladies of New Orleans was read in the camp of the 11th North Carolina regiment, near Wilmington, on the 31st ult., with the following address from Col. Leaventhorpe, of that regiment: Follow Soldiers: The infamous order which you have just heard read proceeds from the General whom the fortune of war has placed in possession of one of the noblest cities of the South. The base enemy whom we oppose, not content with the crimes of invasion, with insurrectionary attempts among our domestic population, and with pillaging the fairest regions of our country, has openly dared to threaten our most sacred relations, and to place our wives and our daughters upon the footing of common prostitutes of the town. Gentlemen of North Carolina, the debased passions of his soldiery needed no such incentive. The records of crime written in the and annuals of Maryland, and in there other unfortunate portions of our country
he smoke of battle clears away it reveals a considerable slaughter among the Yankees at White Hall on Tuesday. A hundred of their dead were left unburied on the field, and a pit a hundred yards long filled with dead has been found. Only three companies of the 59th and 11th North Carolina were engaged. Col. Ferrebee, of the 59th with 18 men of the 11th. fought the enemy for several hours until reinforced by three of his own companies, who were subsequently relieved by the 11th, (Col. Leaventhorpe) under the immortal Bethel flag, who ultimately drove them from their guns into the woods. The 31st North Carolina (Col. Jordan) was on the field, but with the exception of one company seems to have taken no part in the action. [second Dispatch.] Goldsboro, Dec. 19, P. M. --Col. Fremont, Chief Engineer of the Wilmington Railroad, has ust arrived in town from Wilmington. He passed over the entire track to the Nouse river on a handcar, and says he can repair all damages on