Squadron “Partisan Rangers.”—
Having been authorized by the Secretary of War and Maj. Gen. Holmes to raise two companies of “Rangers” to act together under the command of the senior Captain, an opportunity is thus offered to those “not afraid of getting hurt” to enter this popular branch of the service. The Ranger service is authorized by act of Congress, and thus occupies the same legal ground with any portion of the army, with this difference, however, that the Partisan Act was passed subsequent to the Conscription Act, and in all cases where the two conflict the Ranger prevails. The Ranger furnishes his own horse, other equipments furnished by the Government. Forty cents a day paid for use of the horse, and his value if killed in battle. If they furnish themselves with a shot-gun, $1.00 per month for the use of the same. Arms and munitions of war taken from the enemy belong to the company. As there is urgent present need of these companies in Eastern Carolina, and “picked” men are desired, the Colonels of the different militia regiments are requested to bring the matter immediately to the attention of their commands. Any person liable to conscript duty can join this service, receiving the same bounty, pay and rations as in the regular army. Persons desiring to enlist in this branch of the service, can communicate with Senior Capt. P. G. Evans, Greensborough, N. C.; Capt. J. M. Gallaway, Wentworth, Rockingham, N. C.; Lieut. George J. Moore, Goldsboro, N. C., John L. Morehead, Esq., Charlotte, N. C.; Hon. W. W. Avery, Morganton, N. C., Lieut. I. W. Hughes, Goldsboro, N. C.
The Fayetteville Observer and Raleigh Journal once a week in semi-weekly issues: Salisbury Watchman, Iredell Express, Charlotte Democrat, Milton Chronicle, will please publish for four weeks and send bills to the Patriot office for collection.
Source: Greensborough Patriot, May 22, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project