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[325] Chaplains: Oscar J. Brent, F. Milton Kennedy, D. S. Henkel.

This regiment, numbering about 900, was organized at High Point, North Carolina, September 21, 1861, as appears from the following communication:

camp Fisher, high Point, September 21, 1861.
Lieutenant-Colonel James H. Lane:
Dear Sir—You were unanimously elected colonel of the 28th North Carolina Volunteers this evening. This regiment is composed of the following companies, enlisted for twelve months:

Company A, Surry county, Captain Reeves (major-elect).

Company B, Gaston county, Captain Edwards.

Company C, Catawba county, Captain Lowe (lieutenantcolonel-elect).

Company D, Stanly county, Captain Montgomery.

Company E, Montgomery county, Captain Barringer.

Company F, Yadkin county, Captain Kinyoun.

Company G, Orange county, Captain Martin.

Company H, Cleveland county, Captain Wright.

Company I, Yadkin county, Captain Speer.

Company K, Stanly county, Captain Moody.

You will see that most of us are ‘mountain boys,’ and we trust that we do not disgrace the home from which we come. It would afford us great pleasure and satisfaction to have for our leader an officer so well and so favorably known for bravery, courtesy, and professional attainments as Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the gallant ‘Bethel’ Regiment. Permit us to express our personal hope that we may receive a favorable reply as soon as possible, and to subscribe ourselves,

Your obedient servants,

S. N. Stowe, Major Commanding Post, William J. Montgomery, Captain Company D, G. B. Johnson, First Lieutenant Company G, Committee in behalf of the 28th Regiment.

Immediately after organizing, the regiment was ordered to Wilmington, N. C., where it remained under General Joseph R. Anderson, commanding the ‘Cape Fear District,’ until the fall of Newbern. During its stay in that kind and hospitable town it performed post duty and guarded various bridges on the Wilmington

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