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ed in military knowledge. The camp was full of this Dixie song printed on slips of paper, and everybody in the regiment was singing it. You will perceive that it gives the home or local names of all of the companies as well as the names of the captains and field officers. It was written by Lieutenant George B. Johnston, of Company G., afterwards Captain of the same company, and subsequently, for a short time one of my adjutants. He was a highly-educated gentleman, a first-honor man at Chapel Hill, a devout Christian, and one of the most delightfully social men I ever met. I could tell of deeds of daring by him, though he was rapidly dying with consumption, which evinced him one of the most gallant young men in the whole of General Lee's Army. headquarters first regiment N. C. Volunteers, Camp Fayetteville near Yorktown, Sept. 21, 1861. J. G. Martin, Adjutant-General N. C. S. T.: Dear Sir: I herewith send you a list of the commissioned officers of this regiment, with the dat