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n U mm 1 1 III SU I I II I !1 I WW 1 i r flF'&r 'fy::z7'::a uv.k,, -,4l7 j7flnr-'ZL i1 : -- tFI " - MV 1 I W ' i & I I EI IV 1 1 ' " ..,--. ; ' . . V , - ' 1 II , 1 tr VOL. I. NEW BEEN, N. C, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1874. NO, 33 ADJUTANT UEXKRA1VS BOOKSU , - ,,.... - : f . . We continue th publication this week of extracts Irom the Adjutant General's Books: f These Records are official, and though' tliev go over ground partly oecn pied, tbey still will be read with much in tercut by the readers of Ocr. Living and Ocr D.8A.D. ' We shall continue them till of Instruction mar Raleigh. I am respectfully yours, J. F.Hoke, Adj. Gen. Aili utant General's Office, i ... May 31, 18G1. dpt. R. H. La. vis, Rjcky , Mouut Light ' lufautr : Sir: Your resignation dated May 19th :18lU, as Caput ii of. the oonipany under tie ontiro record of that office is complete. J lujirm sUte 0j leUitn. By order of the Governor : ' 4 Adjutant General' Office," R:.leigh. May 19. 1801. 01. L. O B. Branch, Q. M. General, Rl- ei?h: . . . , tio'.ouel: Transportation is required for riffv bfxes' of muskets from the rail road dpot, N. C. R. It., to the camp at Gaiysburg on Monday, May 20th. iransportatiou is alo requireil for 400 Boulitia trom Garysburg to ltichmond on T.io-d ty 231 day of May, and trauporta U alo required for 400 men from theCatnp of Instruction.' at R ileigh, to llichmond, Vs., on Friday, May 21th. liy ordvr of the Governor: J J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh. May 19, 18G1, Older. The commanding officer of the Tnwusville Guards will report with his company, n ednesday, the 22nd inat., to tuo commanding officer Wei. Ion, N. C. The company will proceed to liichmoud ou Thursday 23d inat. - -' Ht order of the Governor: 3 J. F. Hoke. Adjutant General. Adjutant General's Office, Baleigh, May 20, 1S61. C-l"nel: I have mailc heretofore a con tract with Mr. S. M. Howell, of Charlotte, . C. for the manufacture of belts and e.irtriilge boxes and accoutrements. Cupt. litem has beeu the agent in the matter and wishes specifications and such directions iis may Lt needed and I respectfully refer him to you. Very respectfully, Your obt. servant, J. F. Hke, Adj. General. Col. J. Jl J. Bradford, lUlcigh, N. C. It. 3 o'clock st the N. C. railroad depot to ) your command to WeWou, uud report M tranmort one hnndrml B) to tlie jamp i weuUUim...-.u6 r . J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. lU A letter of the same tenor and date as above was addressed to eachf the follow icg offlctrs: Capt. James T. Miteliefl, Capt, John T. Graves, Capt. J, A, Adjntant Genernl's Office, Raleigh, May 22, 1861. Capt. James H. Swindell. - &ir: You will proceed with the company under your command, the Confederate Guards, to Garyhbnrg as early an possible. By order of the Governor, B. H. IUddick, Asst. Ad't Gen. Adjutaut General's Offioe, IUleigh, May 22, 1861. Col. L. O'B Branch, QuarUruia.Ur Gen eral. Transportation will be required Ibis eveaing for two companies, from N. C. C. K. li. to camp, and quarters for the same. Very respect fully, Your obd't serv't., J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. .Signed J. F. Hoke, Adjt. General. Adjutant General's Office, Huleigh, May 22, 1801. Col. L. O'B Branch, Quartermaster Gen eral, B.ile;gh, N. C. Sir: I am informed that you have been placed in cliargu of tiie aracual by the Governor. As 1 am responsible fur the munitions and urtt I will tlituk vou to take receipts for all tliat is issued. If you are to be placed permanently in charge of that bruuoh of the service I will have nu inventoiy taken of all the stores, and have a receipt for it. Mr. Lawrence says that you have sent 77,000 caps to Weldou. Let me suggest that all the aaimuuition thati-i issued to the regiments r companies have the caps put up with the cartridges, and that the caps ought to remain here to be sent to Favetteville, where the find am munition is prepared. I will state also that several boxes of ammunition aud 75, 000 caps have been left at the Camp of lu struction aud ordered to be brought back Adjutant. General's Office, Kaleigh, My 22, 1861. Col. W. Johnston. Raleigh. ' I respectfully suggest that a bakery should be established at his camp, and for all the camps that may have bjen es tablished. This is necessary for the accu racy of the thing, and for the health of the soldier. The baking as now carried on dees noi result in a wholesome food, and tit hread is of a heavy character and not i ai T. 1 . i ' y-t l 1T:ll w . . io tue arsenal, xi was leic oy vjou urn guck ag tt B0iaier ought to use. after his command had bc2n supplied. I am tio sick to attend to ,uytbnig to-day aud will ask you to have it intended to at once. Very Respectfully, Your ob'dt ser'vt., J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant Geueral's Office, Ualeich. Miiy 20, 1S61. I'unt Jesse Hargrove. L-!Xiuntou Wild .v--. U - I , C its, 'Lexington, C. : Captain: You are co.ntUiinJad to m irch with the company under vour commanl to Garh.sbnr; at the earliest ructcablo mo ment and to report oa your arrival at that place to Lieut. Col. 1'eDder By orJer f the Governor, J. F. Hoke, Adjutant General. IMeigh, May, 20, 151. Older. Col. Williams bus permis-ion to g t furty-three sabrea fur tbo U3e of his regiment. John W. Eil s. Raleigh, May 2 J, 18G1. Aljutant General Hoke: b.r: His Excellency, G-v. Eiii, in atruc:n me to say t.iat ho winhea you t i 'dismiss the g iard ut the Tr rivt-r bridg fortuwiui aud to inform tue railroad o:S c.nU that tney must furnish their own .guard. Very respectfully, N. Cvilim Hug:iest Ail d Camp. Adjutant General's Office, Kileigh, May 22, 18G1. Col. L. O'B. Branch, Quartermaster Gen eral, Raleigh, N. C ' ' Sii: Transportation will lie required for one compauy fro in the North Car jlma Central Railroad to the Fair Grounds wt the Camp of Jnstructioa on Saturday next at 3 o'clock, F. M. Very respectfully. Your oidt ser'vt., J. F. Hoke, Adjt Gen. Adjutant General's Office, Rahngh, May 12, 1861. Col. L. O'B Branch, Quartermaster Gen eral, Raleigh. X. C. Sir: Ti'4Uportat'uu will be required to-moiro' morning for three luldiLional companies to Weldon. Very, icspectfully, Yinr ii'dt ser'vt. , J. F. Hoke. Ad jt. Gen. 1 am respectfully, " r Y'our ohd't nerv't., J. F. Hoke, Ad jt Gen. Adjntant General's Office, Raleigh, May 22, 1861. Lt. Col. Kirklaud. You are hereby appointed a mustering officer and requested to muster into ser vice Capt. Love's company from Haywood, and Capt. Furk's company from Madison, By cider of the Governor, J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gcu. Adjntant General's Office, Rak-git, AUj 20, lS'Jl. Col. Solomon Williams, 2d regt. N. C.V.,' Weiiiou. N. C : Cuonl; f ue 2d regiment N. C. Vol unteer forevs under ywar couimuiid wili take fheir places iu your regiuieat la tiic Joilowing order. A WiAiieiiton Guards, Capt. Wade; B Granville Grevn, Capt. .Worth am; C Halifax Light Infantry, Capt. Whitaker; L Duplin R.lii-H, Capt. Kenan; E Cif aveiand GiUliis, Capt. Fuit u; F TottQjrille Guard. Capt. Coleuian; G Ctawba Ritlen, Capt. Kay; H Lumber ton Gtiards, Cjlu'. Xoi'tu mji; 1 X;i4:i B;ys, Capt. Wdiiams; K Warreutou R Xie.t, Uapt. Jones. By order of the Governor : J. F. Hoke, Adjutant GeueiaL Adjutant General's Office, Rileigh, Mny 21, 1861. CoL S .;ljmon Wiiiiams, 2d regiment N. C. Volii. Ywu are liereby required, to liave your tueu vaccinated by tu wurgeou of jour re giment. By cider ol the Governor: J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Rileigh, May 21, 1871. Capt. S. D. Ratnse-ur, Ellis Flying Artil Jer, Raleigh, N. C: You are ordered to remove your oattery from the Camp of Iusti uction to the camp est-iblishod for the artillery utthe Boylau place. By order of the Governor: J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 21, 1801. Col. L. O'B. Branch, Q. M, General Kal--igh, N, C: Quarters are required for ninety men of Capt. Shipp's company of Henderson Guarus. They are now btatiouul at the Camp of Instruction. Very respectfully. Your obt. servant, J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 21, 1861. Col. L. O'B. Branch, Q. M. General, Ral "g", N. C; Transportation will be required to-morrow at 3 o'clock from the N. C. R. R. to the Camp C Instruction for two compa nies of one hundred nieu eaclu Quarters ill also ba required for tho same. By order of the Governor, ' J. F. Hoke, Adj. GeueraL . Adjutant Geueral's Office, i -Rilugh, May 21, 1861. iiu. j. C.: . -i 7f?ff9m'm rP b 'reoU4 to-day Adjutant, GdneraPs Office, Raleigh, May 22, 1861. Capt. Giles P. Buil-. v, Liwsonvillc Dixie Boys. Sir: You are ordered to proceed with tlie company under y our c min unl to Wel dou, N. C, iiu l irp rt to the officer in command at that post. By order of the Governor, J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt. Gen. Rileigh, May 12, 1851. Col. Solomon Williams, 2 i regiment Vol- autcers, KiIcmIj, N. C. Sir: You will proceed to morrow with your regiment to Richmond, Vu., and re jMirt to toe couiinaiiiii'tg otuoer in that city, to b stationed with the o.her regi-m-ucs from this State, now 'there. 'I If lour companies of your regiment now iu this city nave beeu ordered to report to you to mono'.v tuofutig, raoy to move, at the depot of the Kaleigh &. Gatou Rail roa 1. The other six comp in es will j iu you at Garysburg. You wrill report Ut this office your arrival ut Li ciouond, and, give tlie full names ol thf. officers of the regi mental htsifl" appointed by y.u. Yijn will ulso forwaiil as soon as practi cable a regimental return tt this office. Six other coinp tniert will report to you at th df.fot to proceed under your charge to Garysburg. Y.-u will hand t'iem over to the commander of the Camp of Instruc tion at that place. You will order tlie field and stuff officers to join y ou at surh places as you may di rect. B- order of the Governor, R H. R.ddick, Asst. Ad'jt G.-n. Adjutant General" Office, Raleigh, May 22, 1861. Capt. Wr. W. Roberts, Haw River Rides, iSuinmeriield, Guilford county, N. C. Sir; You are commanded tj proceed witl the company under your command to Garysburg and report to tho officer iu command at that post. By order of the Governor, J. F. Hoke. Ad'jt Gen. A letter of the same tenor and date as above was addressed to Capt. Wiibam Mc Rae, Monroe Lght Infant rv, Mouroe, N. C. Adjutant General's Office, Uileigh, May 22, 1861. Siou H. Rogers, lsl Lieut, Raltigh Kitles. Sir You are hereby appointed a mils teriugofficer, and requested to muster into service Capt. Harrison's company, the Raleigh R. lies; Capt Vance's company, the Rough and Readv Guards ; Capt. Mc Elroy's company, the Black .Mountain Boys, and Capr. Dixon's company, the Oavelaud Blues. " By order of the Governor; J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Adjutant General's Office, Rileigh, May 22, 1861. Brig. Gan. T. H. Holmes, commanding Coast Defeuces, Newberu, N. C Sir:- You will please have the castings completed. 'if it can be done in .Newbern. If ttvfc a :requisitiou Irom you 1 will meet with due consideration tier, i By order of thfl Governor, J. F. Hoke. Ad'jt Gen. !i Adjutant General's Office, - Raleigh, May 22, 1861. part. Jfphu T Hambrick. cjr': Vou "will proceed t 7 o'clock to aorrow joocrDiog with the compaay und.r Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 23, 1861. ' Special Order, No. S ou proceed to lu)ld an election for Captain in Rocky Mount Light Infantry, vice Capt. Lewis resigned, and report the result to this office. You will oleae report at this office the number of companies together with the names of i Captains that Icit fur eidon tnis morn ing. By order of the Governor : J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Lieut. Col. Kirklaud. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, My 23, 3861. General Orders, No. 9. ( The following compan ies of Volunteers now stationed at the Camp of Instruction at Garysburg, have been organized intc a regiment, and will be mustered into service, and take their places in rank in the order in which they are designated : Yauceyville Greys, Capt. Graves, Co. A. Randiesburg Rih--s, Capt. Erwin, Co. B. Milton Blues, Capt. Mitchell, Co. C. Leasburg Greys, Capt. Hambrick, Co. P. Alamance Regulators, Capt. Rnffin, Co. E. Davie Greys, Capt. Clement, Co. F. Edgecombe Rifles, Capt. Hyman, Co. G. Rockingham Guards, Capt. Scales, Co. 'II. Rockinzham Rangers, Capt. Settle, Co. I. Dixie Boys, Capt. Bailey, Co. K. The commanding officer of the Camp of In trnction will hold an election for Field Officers of the regiment, , at 10 o'clock, on Monday, 27th instant. The commissioned officers not now at Camp will repair there on the day designa ted with the companies under their com maud aud wili be stationed til ere until fur ther orders. Arms will be issued to the troops as soon as the Field Officers are elected. I By Order of the Governor : J. F. Hoke, Adj. Geueral. , SKETCH" .'-" J '.- - or THE 28th ttgi merit of N? CV Troops. This regiment oiganiacd at High Point Sept." 31st,' and was at once ordered to Wilmington, N. 0. where it remained under Gen. Joseph R. Anderson, command ding the Cape Fear Distiict, uutit the fall of Newbern. . Its field and staff were as follows Col qqal James H. Lanel Lieut. Colonel TUoruas L. Lowe. Major Richard E. R-evs. Surgeon Robert Gibbon, Asst. Susgeon F. N. Luekey. Adjutant Duncan A. McRae. . . Quaitermasterr-Geo! S. Thompson.' t Commissary Nicholas Qibnou. ' ' ' Chaplain Oscar J.' Brent. During its stay in the above kind J and hospitable town, it performed post duty aurl guarded various bridges on the Wil mington & Weldou Railroad. It was kept uuder rigid discipline while there, aud that it was well drilled ami properly oared for will appear from the following extracts trom the Wilmington Journal: On a recent vUit to thj camp of the 28th resiraent we were pleased to see tljat a complete town of iwat wooden tenemeuta has takeu the place of the canvass ; village of the latter part of the summer aud fall, affording convenient aud comfortable win ter quarters with chimueya lor tno men, houses for the stores and other purposes. We found uoarly all Iiuhcd with, the ex- cer.tion of some of the officer's quartern. - . . . A . I CoJ. Lane's among tlie uumoer, uif.se ue iug left to the last, as, being less crowded, the necessity was not o on-biu. ? were aratiued to.learu lhat a decided im provmeut in the health of the regiment has been the result of this improved ar raugnier.t. Almost as we go to press the 2Sth rei mm moves tlowii Second street, with steadv tramp, the long line of their bayo nuta irlp'jiiiiiic in the sun. aud the lirm bearing of the men, indicative of determin ation. and living promise of gallant ser ico when called upon. The drill and marching of the regiment are to our feeble notions, as good as coyiil be desired even by regulars. If there is Jess of the pomp uiid circumstance of war wilh our plainly arrayed troops than with the fancy oorps raided iu xsortuern cuies. phh-uwuto u.- mIiowu tout thee is more of too pnue thot ivill stand and will not run unless it b-j for- ward. Col. Lane may well be poua of his reg iment. It did not reach Xewbern in time to par tic:pate in the fight, but fell back with the re-t of the troop through rain, mud and mire to Kiuston, where it remalnod uutilit was ordered to Virginia. Soon after reach ing Kiuston, it was nWigiud to the second brigade commanded by General L. O'B. Brunch, and it at onoe renewed its .wcrk of reorganizing which it had so gloriously begun in W ilmington, and completed the same on the Saturday -preoeeding the 15th of April, by electing the following field of ficers : . Colonel James H. Lane. Lieut. Col. Thoma3 L. Lowe. Major Samuel I. Lowe. The following letter was soon afterwards addressed to brigade he;dquarlers : Hd. Ors. 23rii N. C. V.. ) . .. C , April 15, lHO'J. 4 place as tha aboye, was clipped from the. - "f Raleigh State Journal ? : ' t - - ' 3ft isl Editor . It is with no ordina ry emotions of joy and pride that I inform you, and through joir parwr. the public, that the 2StU Nt Ct ' Regiment has "reor ganized fop the war."- Six companies reor ganized before -we left Wilmington. Last eek the fonr remaining' companies reor ganized, and on Saturday we had an elec-. tion for field, officer, 'when Col." Lane and Lieut. Coh Lowe were elected to their former positions by acclamation. For Ma jor we had some warm balloting. Several were nominated. After several hallotings Capt. Sam'l. D. Love was elected. I no ticed that the Captains were very popular with the 1st Lieutenants. " Perhaps the re recent laws of succession in office had some influence. . . ... it maKes us. very proud to kuow inti we are tho first N.' C. Regiment , to , re-orgau- ize. ihe reciment is very large, now num bering l,2o0 men. Considering that our onetnsl term of service would not have expired till the 21st September, and being the first i. C. Regiment to le-enbst and reorganize, we think very modclbj that wo ara entitled to some lavors. We havi? no rifle companies. We would be very glad to have two ride companies. 1 hough we are not dipoed to crumble. aud wdl cheerfully do Hie bst we can. and hoie to be able, before long to teach Burn side, or any other who may come,- that a curse ban? over the foe u ho dar iuvnde the soil of North Carolina. . , W"e are now re;ibziug tlie privations and hardship of camp life We often thiuk of our comfortable winter quarters, aud the kind hearted people of Wilmington. Some of the fair ones of Wilmington, 1 auprct. are remembered with moe than the ordi narti feelings id friendship. . We see nothing, hear nothing and know uothing lure but to obey orders. A mau has to be very patiiotic, on god terms with his fellow soldiers, and r u prodigious ly good tomn with himself, to see much enjoy meut here; but sp long ns our oouu try needs on r services, we will be oouten? ted iu her service, wherevtr it may be. S. On reaching Virginia, the 2S'h did ick- et duty at Rapidau Stiitiou pn the Orauge nnd Alexandria Railroad for som time, was tlieu started over the- mountains with the rest of the brisrale, -was reca'.led, sent to Hanover Court Hons, and thence to "Slash Church" not far from Peek's St a tion ou the Virgiuia Catral Railroad. On the morning of the 27th of May, it was sent by Oen. Branch t" Taliaferro s Mill, to cut oflT and capture a uia-audin- party of the eueray; but was itself cut off by two Yankee DivuiouK cm'nan led by Porterjaud Sepgwick. I. eat. Pollock of Fauquier County, Va., at oue tinon on duty st Gen. R. 15. U Headquarters, informs the writer that liH ou several orcusions, hard Gen. Lee spaak in very complimen tary terms of the retreat aud oaoapa of thin regiment under such trying circumstances, as well as of its gallauiry in tha fight of that day. "BATTLE OF UAXOVEH C. H. OSNI. LA.XBS iEPor.T." Head Quaetkus BniMcVa BmnvDE, June 4th, 1862. Capt. It. C. Morgan, A. A. Qeneralt I have the honor to enclose for the "in formation of the General commanding the division, the report of Col. ' James H. Lsue, 2Sth N. C. Troops, of the action he had with the enemy at Dr. Kinney's on , ( General -- This regiment has. with sin- t he 27t h ult. Od. Lane conducted the ex gular unanimity, re-en isted for the war, pedition on which he had been sent by Adjutant General's Offic, R ikvgh, May 22, Captain : You will take the company under your command to Garysburg and re port to Lieut. Col. Pender on jour arrival. It -will be proper for you to go to Garys burg previously to your moving your com- 1 pany to eee when you can be provided with quarters. By order of the Governor : J. F H()ke, Adjt. General. Capt. Sauutel C StanciJ, Northampton Guards. Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, May 23, 1861. Lieut. Lambeth, Thomas vi He Rifles : Your resignation has been accepted, and you are discharged from the service of the company for honorable causes." By order of the Governor. J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt. Gen. Adjutant General's Office, i Raleigh, May 21, 1861. Colonel : Transportation and quarters will be required this afternoon for one company with their tents at the North Carolina Railroad depot at the usual hour of arrival of the train. I am sir, respectfully, yr. obt. svt. J. F. Hoke, Adj. General. Col. L. O'B. Branch, Q. M. General, Ral eigh, N. C. Adjutant General's Office, May 24, 1861. Sir : You are assigned to duty as drill master to the Black Mountain Boys, with the local rank of 2d Lieutenant, and you will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By order of the Gorirnor : . , J. F. Hoke, Ad'jt Gen. Lieut James A. Walthall, Raleigh, N. C. although its term of service does not ex pire until the 21st ot next tseptemner ; and as it is the first twelve month's regiment from this State that has taken this patri otic step, I would respectfully ask, in its behalf, that it be furnished with original percussion muskets- : It has never handled anything except old and altered p rcussion guns, and it now hopes that it will not be forgotten in the future distribution of bet ter and more effective weapons. Yours, very respet fully, JAMES H. LANE, CoL comd'g. 2Sth N. C. V. Brig. Gen. L. O'B. Branch, comd'g 2nd Brigade. The subjoined newspaper eommuiiic.i- tiouw, written by officers, will show the spirit of this gallant old regiment, at 1 the tima of its re-organization a spirit that continued to animate it throughout the entire war; Camp 28th N. C. Reo't, i Kinston, N. C , April 14, 1862. To the Edilo, otki IKspafch: Allow me, though the column? : of your paper, to give publicity to the fct that the 2Sth XWth Carolina regiment, com manded by Col. Jas. II. Lane, has re-organized for the war. Six of the companies composing the regiment re-eulisttd and re-organized about the 1st of March. The remamiog four companies re-organized last, wrek, whereupoa ihe company ola cers were ordered lo hold an election for Field OfS-ren, wlien Cob Ljuo and Lieut. Coi. Lowe were elected to their former positions by acclamation, and Cpt Samuel D. Lowe was elected M jor. The original term of service of the 23th would not have expired till the31t of Septem ber and proud are we to bo the Qrt North Carolina regiment to "go it for the war." The regiment is vry lare, now num bering almut 1.15J as good and as brave men as the Confederate array contains. We have caljjut, kind-hearted fivld offi cers. Much uHho alacrity which the men ; 1 "'11. 1 1 . . -l.A.-l! The Radicals of Roma are urging that the church buildings of the ty 1 monu ments of all kinds, and the Vatican galle ries be taken possession of by the State. . :!- .. -u. ; -s .- . . . Mrs. Chief Justice "Waite was foxsaeriy Mie Amelia C. Warner, of Lyme. Conneo- A .-V m with rrudence and eouiace. and has 1 1 ... entitled himself to my eutire approbation. The 28th regimeut has in it many re cruits just recovered from the disease iucideut to th-. commencement of camp life. Some oi'thase," from physical ex haustiou separated from the regiment in the retreat a portion of them may have fallen into the hands of the euemy'a caval ry. If so.they are only trophies taken by an overwhelming force attempting to captnr a single regiment, ami will uot more than counterbalance the prisoners taken by the 2Stb from them. My eugsfement of that day was for the purpose of re-enforcing Col. Lane, and was continued until I was assured that he had made good ti.a retreat. The 2Sth regiment aud tho section of Litham's battery, which accompanied it Iw,m.,'.K KUfciuiiieil the credit of the Confederate arms. It ought to bo stated to the credit of Latham's buttery, that it reported to me from North Carolina only tlie evening before I left Hanover C. H. with only half enough men for ihe efficient service of the guns and with horses en tirely uutraiued. Your obedient sfrvanr, L. O'B. BRVNCif, Brig. Gen. Hd. Qrs. 28th Regiment N. C. V. Mult RiCUUoXD, June 1st, 1S6JL ) General: In oledieuce to your orders, I proceeded to Taliaferro's Mill cj the inoruiugof tU27thof May, with eight hundred aud ninety (830) of my reginitnt and a section of L it ham's batterjt com manded by Lieut. J. R- Poits. While 1 was there examining the gro-.md for a suitable pos.tiou f my forces, informa- the pine thicket in front of Dr. , Kiuoey'a ' that we .discovered tool of the enemy am bushed in the same, to our Vftt and icherc we were not CJtpt cfiny thct. Tlx regiment 'A immediately hslted, faced by the rear. rank, a iid wheeled to the right thro. ugh th woods, pourjng a deadly fire ( intoa portlwn of the 2ath, New Y'otk Reg iment, as they executed the moveoont. As soou a we cleared the thicktt and appeared iu the road.", running by Dr. Kinney m to Richmond, another portion of the enemy, previously concealed in the whet (ud behind the house .immediately in front of us, opened a sharp fire, which, was piomptly responded to by the 25Uh. , The regiment was thou ordered to' charge and did it most g llautly, many of them, iLontinr, leaped , the ditch aul high fence enolosiug the field of whet, .while the rest rushed into the yard and around the houses. The enemy armed with Spring-. field ritles, were "flasluvl" like 90. much game and dropped back into the wheat be fore our uuernui maismeii. Ier aud iu the woods we killed at.d wounded cut lesa than two hundred (2d)) aud took a large number of pr.soucis, o;dy about seventy rive (75) of whom w w?ie able o send to the ir, uud put in chaise of a amall detaehmvit of oivalry, from the 1th Virgiuh reg'iueut, which was rttiriug from the Mills. It was uot uut I w had swent the 2i'.h New Yuik rhiuaeut lefore us aud paved ntarly across the hit field, that we found our.eht iu tlu lrs tnce cf a whole br ia.Jc, ci uiiuandyd br Geu. Mr:indaltf, about f.ur huudred (100j yards ilitaut from wur xtreme nt;ht. The enemy opfc-ucd a ieay ilnk tiie on us from their (wo fculc. pl-uttd upon an o.uiui-ce bttevu the lai.ii.ce of oic brigade aud oursulves, bt.t fortunately iiied too Ligh, auogivr u time to rtfoilU Ml a. open eid oU liie o;'poa te siib of Dr. Kinney ' Uwt liiKj aud iu a directipu pertjndicuLu- to uur previous position. Oar fiag bearer w,o shot dou while we .cie it'iolliliu bill, ul.f of ni iu.rad s .'ized tho fi.g a. id t .r. it onward. Il wa her,- tit 1 m hi to you for reinforce ments htidir.g that v.o hud byeli ?ut off by an OVerheluiU foreJ. I u ourier to ll.iuovoi C. :I. (uc a-itati.t. vith instructions to proeee to Il inover Jitnotion, it' none could be had time. After we hd reformed, the men, heated and excited, threw oil their knapsacks, made ht4i v tbm uul by the drn'hb)g ;-aiu of the previous night, were advanced a .-h rt di.it.iioe and iu.hi to lie wliile the seutioa of artillery previuUHlv planted in the r ud, wiui ordered to take a more comiu;i:uling position in rear of tho dwelling, between 0J0 and 7D0 yards froi the enemy's guns, after which we oja-ned a brisk and dl directed fire, forpi.gtho enemy to withdraw one of his pieces, which wa thrown forward a little on the samo side of the road with ourselves. Lieut. Potts and the men uuder him behaved with great gallantry idid rutwt have done coa sidorable execution. This unequal con test wiks maintained for three long hours, in expectation of uiait4UCp cither from you or Hanover Junction. During the ar- tdlery firing, Capt. W. J. Montgomery, with his company, was ordered to tLe right to obser ve the tiiiemy aud check his ad vance up a hollow not far from the artille ry, while Capt. Johueou with a pari fit his company was sent to tho loft to recon noitre. Company B, under Cupt. M N. St.-'we, nnd the remainder of Co. G, under Lieut. Morrow, was hold as a support to our two pieces. Capt. Montgomery soon informed mc that the enemy were throw ing a large force through a vooetl ravino on our right, to surround us. He was iui ma liately recalled oaid oiderrd to follow he head of their line along a fence run. ui ng parallel t the road, and the other CDUipaniea of the regiment, except those above named, thto directial to follow. After prolonging our lino in this rew di- haire exhibited in re-enlisting is attributed ti .n was receivtd that the enemy was op to the popularity of Col. Line. .Wlu.et he praachiUg the direction oj Hanover C. has been rigid in enforcing discipline aad y x immediattly retracej my atep. eiaftt in fiftrmti'' nut the rerrulationa- he . . . . . ' Attack qu Ncwbcffl, lo h!ch place it was j oplMsa diiectioa of tho a iemv, while ordered, but rriveJ too l.de. Ae preaow ; 1 o , A. t.r i -V- i i't t th litlu r waa turowu to m Y lei t and or any ono.ehc who may come.. 6. t fiont under first L eat. Jl G.. Mtrrow. It Tb? loBowin, .of the date q4 not until e li: ary emerged Ixua rection ud fimiug the em my still oing ou ad throwing at the sauju tjino sharp shooters betweeu our infantry at rt urtillery up the hollow that Capt. - Montgomery wsa ir-t ord red to d fend, iiih ii.. ir artille ry was pouring a hot ilru iqaju us, (they . hiivinjj got our range) aud as we cou'd see a strong infantry rem? in rear of their bulteries, it was dekinvd advi-ablp to re- ire. I W41 JUvt Vol to i. eU C:4. J-Lu don from the left, and as firttd to le.tve t ie d'-nd and badly wo inddou the I'o'd, together ith an o!k ambidsnrc, a two , liore wh7ou ivvJ our kuapsa-ik. The 12 . p nnd brass howitzer abo Ld to b left, , as one of tha hor3ts wft kilb-d riA thio others bidlv woiindtd. We kcor names of scren Li. led ami hitoc u pud is we rt treated acr.ws the rvi4 t:) lbe r.-a! under to- enemy ' lire, tn J . f iu tto woods where the eng'j' ni rt mm mjacel XxposesI 1 Juc prevjeps pUlt to a drenching yaia vithei texAs, Ae- , privej of foctj. baying mtdLi over a hcr. ' r;b!y muddy rod witu, uk -il-j- hca.j ' V..n.1r. An.l liuriccr f.i'o'iit . rV-Iv Al'id for three hears in autic:iatioa of f nforced, we were net in a" condi?" retreat. Many cf uy crst taeu feil trom exha.ultica tho roid-sidc, and and I am eoriy to inform you thatino. of them ire ttih m ssin?, but trnt that in a. -yr. ivrui ocr fcrtavp tin'