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GUILFORD GRAYS—Lieut. Hanner, is now in Guilford, regularly detailed to procure clothing for the Guilford Grays.  This noble company, we learn, stand in great need of such clothing as blankets, coats, pants, shirts, drawers, socks and shoes.  We hope their friends will promptly furnish Lieut. Hanner with every needful article.  Donations for this company should be left with Capt. James Sloan, between this time and Monday next, the day on which Lieut. Hanner designs to return to his company.  Articles intended for any particular member should be marked with the name of the person intended for.


Source: The Greensborough Patriot, November 13, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project


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Battle of Sharpsburg—Guilford Grays

Again are the people of this community grieved by the loss of friends and relations who have fallen in battle, whilst nobly assisting their comrades in arms in driving back the foe.

In the battle at Sharpsburg on the 18th of September, the 27th regiment, Walker’s Brigade, acted a conspicuous part, and no less conspicuous was the conduct of the Guilford Grays, who are attached to that regiment.  The 27th was in the thickest of the fight, and for some time bore the brunt of the engagement.  The regiment went into the action with 300 men, of whom two hundred and three were killed and wounded.  The wounds, we learn, are generally slight.  The flag of the regiment was completely riddled—having had thirty-two holes shot through it, and two balls into the staff.  The conduct of officers and men in the sanguine engagement is spoken of in the highest terms of praise.  The Guilford Grays acted well their part, as the list of casualties in the company fully attests.  Of forty-seven who were in battle, twenty five were killed and wounded.  The death of Capt. Adams will be severely felt, not only by the men immediately under his command, but also by the entire regiment.  No braver man, or more gallant soldier fell on that day.  He received his death-wound through the stomach, the ball coming out at the spine, killing him almost instantly.  The following is a list of the casualties in the Grays, so far received:

Killed—Capt. Adams, R. L. Smith, A. F. Coble, Samuel Young, J. M. Edwards.

Wounded—C. A. Campbell, W. D. Archer, H. Kreider, J. E. McLean,W. D. McAdoo, William McFarland, Samuel Gray, J. S. Hall, W. W. Underwood, L. L. Prather, B. F. Burnsides, R. L. Donnell, W. T. Hunter, S. D. Winbourne, P. M. Brown, A. W. Klutts.

Missing—J. T. Edwards, R. B. Gibson, H. R. Forbis, P. Crutchfield, J. S. Wilson.

No further particulars regarding troops from this State have reached us.  It is to be regretted that our soldiers are so negligent about keeping their friends at home advised of their actions.

Source: The Greensborough Patriot, October 2, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project

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Vote of the Guilford Grays.

A friend in the company has favored us with the vote of the Grays, for members of the Legislature from this county.  In the Senate, Peter Adams received 71.  In the Commons, Smith 66, Glenn 66, Sherwood 62, Ragsdale 4, Davis 2, Cunningham 1, Hunt 1, Stewart 1.  The regiment, the Twenty-seventy, were on duty on the day of the election, and the vote for Governor was small.  Our correspondent gives the result as 244 for Vance, and 55 for Johnston.—Vance’s majority in the regiment, 189.

P. S.—Our correspondent omitted to give us the vote for Sheriff.  Mr. Boon, the present incumbent, we understand received about 70 votes.

Source: The Greensborough Patriot, August 7, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project

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Tribute of Respect.

 Camp Near Kinston,

March 27th, 1862

          At a company meeting of the Guilford Grays, the following resolutions were offered, and adopted, as an expression of their respect for the memory of their late comrade in arms, Samuel A. Hunter, who fell in the battle near Newbern, Friday 14th inst.

            Whereas, Our companion and friend, Samuel A. Hunter was taken from us while bravely standing at his post attempting with us, to drive back the invading foe, and protect the rights and liberties of our beloved country; and whereas, by a constant intercourse for nearly ten months, he had endeared himself to the hearts of us all, both as a gentleman, patriot and Christian.  Therefore be it.

            Resolved, That in the death of our late brother we have lost a tried friend, and our State a good soldier; who attested his devotion to the Commonwealth that gave him birth, and the cause in which she is now struggling, by a ready obedience to the commands of all officers placed over him, a cheerful endurance of the hardships of the Camp and finally by offering up his life in her defense.

             Resolved, That while we deeply feel our losse, we meekly submit to the will of a righteous God, knowing that though his dealings with men are mysterious and inscrutable, yet kind and merciful are all His ways.

             Resolved, That we offer our heart felt sympathies to the family of our brother, at the same time referring them to the sweet consolations of the Bible; for though their bereavement be sad, yet they should not mourn those without hope: “He is not dead, but sleepeth.”

             Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and also to the “Greensboro Patriot” and “Way of the World” for publication.



Source:   The Greensborough Patriot, April 3, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project


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