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North Carolina troops.

North Carolina 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. [270]

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.

The Governor'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.

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