Died.—In the city of Memphis, Tenn., on the 16th of March, 1862, William J. Adams, son of George Adams, esq., formerly of Greensborough, in the 20th year of his age. His afflictions were severe and protracted, yet he bore them without a murmur. He was a brave and patriotic soldier, a kind and loving brother, and beloved by all who knew him. He left a fond father, mother and sisters to mourn his loss, yet they will meet him where parting is no more.
Among those killed in the late fight at Winchestor, was J. R. Devault, a worthy young man from this county. He was a son of Mr. Gideon Devault, a member of the “Dixie Boys,”—Capt. Wm. S. Rankin’s company, originally Capt. W. L. Scott’s.
Col. C. T. N. Davis.
We are pained to learn that Col. Champ Davis, of Rutherford, was killed in the late battle near Richmond, on Saturday last. The following dispatch to his father in law, N. N. Nixon, Esq., appears in the Wilmington Journal of Tuesday last:
“Richmond,Va., June 2nd, 1862. Col. C. T. N. Davis, of the 16th Regiment N. C. T., fell on the evening of the 30th ult., in the fight on the Chickahominy whilst leading his regiment against the enemy’s batteries. He was left on the field. He was wounded three times before he fell. His conduct was gallant and glorious beyond all praise.”
“His conduct was gallant and glorious beyond all praise.” Let this be inscribed upon the tomb. Wounded three times he still led his regiment on, until he fell to rise no more.
Col. Davis was a native ofHalifax County,Va., and was about 35 years of age. He studied the profession of the law, and settled inBurkCounty, in this State, where he soon obtained a strong hold on the confidence of the people. He represented the Burke district for one term in the State Senate; and, having subsequently removed to theCountyofRutherford, he was elected to the House of Commons of the Legislature from that County.
Soon after this State had separated from the old government, he volunteered as a private in aRutherfordcompany, and was made Captain. As Captain of company G, 16th regiment, he encountered all the perils and privations of the campaign inNorthwestern Virginia, during the past winter. On the reorganization of the regiment he was elected Colonel, and it was while leading the regiment in the battle nearRichmond, that he lost his life. We knew him well. He was a noble-hearted, gallant gentleman. He has fallen with his face to the foe, in the full performance of his duty as a soldier and patriot. The recollection of his numerous virtues will long be fresh in the hearts of his countrymen and friends.—Standard.
Source: The Greensborough Patriot, June 12, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project