had quite a full military representation.
The Fourth regiment is commanded by Colonel J. T. Anthony
, Adjutant H. H. Orr
, and comprised the following: Iredell Blues, Captain J. F. Armfield
, 33 men; Southern Stars, Captain W. W. Motts
, 33 men; Hornet's-Nest
Riflemen, Captain T. R. Robertson
, 33 men; Asheville
Light Infantry, Captain Duff Merrick
, 35 men. The Hickory Military Opera Band, 21 pieces.
Drum-Major, F. A. Grace
, accompanied the regiment, which is well drilled, and a fine body of men.
The Third North Carolina regiment, Colonel W. T. Gray
, headed by the Wilmington
drum-corps, embraced the Granville Grays
, of Oxford
, Captain W. A. Bobbitt
, 40 men: Forsyth Rifles, Captain R. B. Glenn
, 35 men; Durham
Light Infantry, Captain W. A. Gattis
, 25 men; Guilford Grays
, of Greensboroa, Captain John C. Tipton
, 40 men; Burlington
Light Infantry, Captain E. E. Holt
, 26 men; and Vance Guard, Captain H. Perry
, 36 men.
The First regiment band of seventeen pieces—Drum—Major, C. E. Brockett
, leader Emmerson Davis
—played martial music, by which the companies of the First and Second North Carolina regiments, under command of Colonel Willie Jones
, kept step in their march.
The companies in the battalion were: Goldsboroa Rifles, Captain W. T. Hollowell
, 36 men; Warren Guards, Captain P. J. Macon
, 25 men; Edgecombe Guards, Captain Foxhall
, 35 men. This company, which bears the regiment colors, is the only one from North Carolina
that was here at the corner stone laying.
Two of its members have won the prize once, if not oftener, as the best drilled men in North Carolina
's Guard, Captain J. J. Bernard
, had 25 men; the Pasquotank Rifles
, commanded by Second Lieutenant W. C. Glover
, 54 men; Wilmington
Light Infantry, Captain Keenan
, 38 men; Fayetteville
Independent Light Infantry, Major McLaughlin
in command, 40 men. The last-named company, which carried the old battle-flag of the Fifty-first North Carolina, is one of the oldest in the country, having been organized in 1793.