March 20, 1862
Headquarters, Department of North Carolina.
Office of Medical Director,
Goldsboro, March 16, 1862
To Richard Sterling, Esq., Cor. Sec. S.A.S.:
Sir: I acknowledge, in behalf of the sick and wounded soldiers of this department, three boxes of hospital supplies which have been placed in my trust by Mr. R. M. Sloan and Dr. D. P. Weir.
It is hardly necessary that I should say how acceptable they are, and how timely they have arrived. In the name of the recipients of this bounty of the ladies of Greensborough, I thank them for this evidence of their patriotism and devotion to our cause. Very respectfully, your obed’t servant.
JAS. J. WARING, Med. Director.
Source: The Greensborough Patriot, March 20, 1862 as found on Confederate Newspaper Project
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March 13, 1862
Battalion of Light Horse.—The undersigned having been commissioned by the President, to raise a Battalion of Light Horse for the war, calls upon the young men of North Carolina to come forward and volunteer for the purpose. Let those who have good horses come and bring them to aid in the defense of the country. Let those who have horses; who cannot come themselves, give or lend them to those who can come, and contribute material aid to those who would defend them in the enjoyment of their homes. $144 per annum will be paid for such horse in the Battalion in two six months installments, they will be fed and cared for at the expense of the Government, and if killed in action the value of the animal will be paid. Equipments for man and horse will be furnished, but each man must bring his rifle, gun, pistol and knife, or such arms as he has, which will answer until a uniform weapon can be furnished by the Government.
Energy of action—action is what the country needs now, and the men of the country must show by readiness to come forward, the determination which actuates them never to be conquered.
The Battalion will consist of six companies of sixty men each. Volunteers will for the present address me at Halifax, N. C. until suitable recruiting stations can be established.
P. M. EDMONSTON, Lieut. Col. Cav. Prov. A. C. S. A. **
** Patrick Edmondston – Catherine Devereux Edmondston’s husband. Her diary entries are regularly posted in this blog and they discuss Patrick’s work at recruiting troops.
Source: Greensborough Patriot, March 13, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project
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Jan. 2, 1862
Died.—In Richmond on the 8th instant of pneumonia, Robert A. Wilson, of Guilford, N. C., in the 26th year of his age. He was one of the Dixie Boys. Robert Wilson’s character merits more than a mere announcement of his death. From childhood he had been remarkable as an affectionate, dutiful son. It may be said with strict candor that he not only never disobeyed a parent’s command, but never disregarded a parent’s wish. He was modest, truthful and energetic, never stopping to parly with any vice. Although not a church member, he had for years sustained a hope, which taken in connection with a spotless life, gives strong confidence to his afflicted friends that he is now at rest. In obedience to his country’s call, he left with his companions for the field of strife; in obedience to his Maker’s call, he has left them and gone up higher, where all is peace.
Source: Greensborough Patriot, January 2, 1862. As found on Confederate Newspaper Project.
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