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gnificient orator, an able and profound lawyer, and a far-seeing and sagacious statesman. First North Carolina Infantry of Confederate States Army. Roster of its commissioned officers. The following papers, the Roster and the song Twenty-eighth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, are kindly furnished by General James H. Lane, of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Auburn, Alabama. General Lane writes: As soon as the Twenty-eighth North Carolina Volunteers had organized at High Point, it was ordered to Wilmington. Although I had only two acquaintances in the regiment, I was unanimously elected Colonel, a compliment that took me completely by surprise. I was at the time Lieutenant-Colonel of the First North Carolina Volunteers, stationed at Camp Fayetteville, near Yorktown. On reaching Wilmington I found a regiment amply making up in patriotic ardor what it lacked in military knowledge. The camp was full of this Dixie song printed on slips of paper, and everybody in