have by no means been confined to pecuniary aid, though of this they have been unboundedly liberal; but they have bestowed their personal care, and have ever been ready and prompt to relieve distress and want in all its various phases, even at the sacrifice of their own comfort and property.
Thus white we particularize the few comparatively as especially prominent in their exertions, we beg it to be distinctly understood that our list of benefactors is far from being limited to those designated.
Mr. Augustine W. Robbins and lady; Mr. Coleman Robbins and lady; Dr. Carey, lady and daughters; Mr. Curtis, lady and daughters; Captain Garrett; Dr. Sewell and lady; Mr. Beyan; Mr. Solden; Col. Hayee; Dr. Byrd, and Mr. Kellum and family.
Mrs Alex. A. Bamsaure, President.
Mrs Wm. Miceal, Vice President.
Mrs John Phifer, Corres'ng Sec'ry.
Mrs Wardy M. Bee, Treasurer.
Mrs A. T. Farquar, Recording Sec'y. Lincolnton, N. C., Oct. 7, 1861.
n Western Virginia, commanded a portion of his cavalry; Major Hoof, who had been with Walker through all his campaigns.
There were, besides, Upshur and Deheart, who were Nicaraguan veterans, Lieut. Bolton, who had been in the same service, and Dr. Kellum, well and favorably known, who on this occasion volunteered as surgeon on board the Curlew, going out to her amid a shower of shot and shell, and fighting in her till she sunk.
I had almost omitted to mention the very important fact, that when the barricade was finally carried by the enemy, after its defenders had been turned through a marsh, which had been pronounced impassable, and for months had been counted on for defence, (though Dr: Kellum learned from the people of the island that they had actually ridden through it on horse back,) it is the opinion of all experienced officers that the island could not possibly have been successfully defended--first, unless General Wise had come there a month earlier, with ample means to alter