III, p. 1201.
In addition, General Whiting at Wilmington had 6,690 men. Whiting's infantry was largely made up of General Martin's brigade—the Seventeenth North Carolina, Colonel Martin; Forty-second North Carolina, Colonel Brown; Fiftieth North Colonel Martin; Forty-second North Carolina, Colonel Brown; Fiftieth North Carolina, Colonel Wortham; Sixty-sixth, Colonel Moore.
He had 2,326 heavy artillerymen, 374 light artillerymen, and about 500 cavalrymen.
The total force then stationed in the State was 19,998.
Acting under General Lee's orders, General Pickett,by the Ninth Vermont regiment, a Massachusetts heavy battery, and two companies of cavalry.
On the 2d of February, General Martin made the attack successfully and captured the barracks, several guns, 70 or 80 prisoners, and many stores.
This whole affair was well managed and well fought.
Martin lost 7 men killed and 14 wounded.
Gen. M. W. Ransom, on the 9th of March, at the head of his brigade and a cavalry force, drove the Federals from Suffolk, capturing a piece of artillery and quarte