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the 1st North Carolina in that fight, and, therefore, one with every natural incentive to say all that could be said truthfully, both on behalf of his father and his regiment.
About nine o'clock in the morning of the 10th (June), the Federals appeared on the field in front of the Southern works, and Greble's battery took position.
A shotfrom a parrot gun in the Confederate works ushered in the great civil war on the land.
This first shot was fired from the battery of the Richmond (Va.) Howitzers, which had already fired the first shot fired on Virginia's soil nearly a month before at Gloucester Point.
We are not claiming, however, any special credit for having fired this conceded first shot, the firing of which was only fortuitous.
But Virginia was at Bethel, along with North Carolina, not only represented by the Commanding-General, himself a Virginian, but by all three arms of the service—infantry, artillery, and cavalry; and these troops are mentioned by him, along