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[267] sleep their last sleep where at duty's call they laid down their lives, on the plains and hillsides of Virginia and Maryland, from the Appomattox to the Antietam, is gladly rendered the fullest meed of grateful praise. Their fidelity and devoted sacrifice shall be celebrated in song and story, and shall be borne in loving memory while time shall last.

* * * * “Lament them not!
     No love can make immortal
That span which we call life;
     And never heroes passed to life eternal
From fields of grander strife.

In offering this imperfect history of the 22d Regiment of North Carolina Troops in the late war between the States, the writer will say, in explanation of its many omissions and shortcomings, that during more than the last two years of its service, he had been transferred to other duty, and was not a member of the regiment. He gratefully acknowledges his indebtedness to Lieutenant J. R. Cole, some time its adjutant, for much valuable information. He hopes the brave story of the part the regiment bore in the momentous campaigns of 1864-‘65 will yet be told in full detail.

Graham Daves, First Adjutant, 22d N. C. Troops. Newbern, N. C., March, 1895.

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