Death of Captain Muse
On Friday morning Capt. W.T. Muse, commander of the Confederate iron-clad gun boat North Carolina, died in this town of typhoid fever. Capt. Muse was a gallant and meritorious officer, a noble and high toned gentleman. When the present war broke out he promptly resigned his position in the US Navy and tendered his services to North Carolina, his native State, serving in the State navy until that was incorporated in the navy of the Confederate States. Few men made more sacrifices for the cause than Capt Muse, as his property was situated near Alexandria, and has been, almost from the first, in possession of the enemy; and none made them more cheerfully or were more devoted to the cause or more confident of its final success.
On Saturday his remains were escorted to the Depot of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad with naval and military honors. They were there placed on board the cars to be carried to Warren county for internment. Capt. Muse was in the 52d year of his age.
Source: Fayetteville Observer, April 14, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org