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say hundreds, of officers into other commands. From the material assembled at Raleigh, the First regiment was soon formed and hurried away to Virginia under Major Hill, whom it elected colonel. Then, says Major Gordon, whose excellent article on the Organization of the Troops furnishes many of these facts, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh soon followed. The first six were sent to Virginia, the Seventh to Hatteras. These regiments were under the following colonels: Solomon Williams, W. D. Pender, Junius Daniel, R. M. McKinney, Stephen Lee and W. F. Martin. However, many of them were soon reorganized. Between the 15th of June and the 18th of July, the Eighth, Colonel Radcliffe; the Tenth, Colonel Iverson; the Eleventh, Colonel Kirkland; the Twelfth, Colonel Pettigrew; the Thirteenth, Colonel Hoke; the Fourteenth, Colonel Clarke, were organized. It will be noticed that no Ninth regiment is included in these fourteen. There was some controversy about the officer
d the colors of the Tenth New York regiment. General Hampton commends a dashing feat performed by a squadron under command of Capt. W. H. H. Cowles, who, with Capt. W. R. Wood, charged through the ranks of the enemy, following him for some miles and returning around his columns in safety, with sixty prisoners. Captain Wood charged successfully an infantry force. The Fifth, Fourth and Second cavalry were also engaged. The Second regiment was severely engaged and lost its brave colonel, Sol. Williams, of whom General Stuart said: He was as fearless as he was efficient. Maj. Rufus Barringer, whose conduct is praised by General Hampton, was severely wounded. The Union loss was 837; Confederate, 575. The day after this battle, General Ewell started on his campaign against General Milroy in the Shenandoah valley. General Ewell's corps embraced the divisions of Rodes, Early and Johnson. In Rodes' division were three North Carolina brigades, Iverson's, Daniel's and Ramseur's; in Ear