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) $t III tbHti fai k (lcaUff to osptr
Wubiu our breaM frcw ooitniM tnd dirv
6iioo' never V uyiifi WL." " 1 :
. Jtoolvd 4tk. Tht U Js with feeling of
kuuiUlAtioa aad eoocern. U)t we he beard
tritbrrvret tit great itsaftHHfattion tbat'n
rxiMing among ouc frienda at borne ; that we
luok opoo Holden and bis party, as traitora
to our cauae ; and l hat we forbid tiie ctrco
lativn of bU paper among the member of
llnohud, tih, That we heartily approve of
the ONirae punned by president Davia, and
eonikier him a leader worthy of our caoev
and repud him m a christian gentleman.
Btioivd Cth, That in frrin for the war,
we do so with a determination never to sub
mit while a ruthless iovader treads our soil
Rtaolvtd 7th, That a w3T of these Reao
hitiona be sent to the Head Quartern of tbia
IWiinent. with the rt-qoest that they be read
on morning parade, and also to the Carolina
naUiuuaD..WKh the request to publish th
. - U f r . h KIMBALL, Ch'n.
0. L Datidwh, 8e&
BiAOtfAans N. C Ctalet Em., )
Feb. 23d, 1864. f
! SmcctalOrdmJJo. 23.
In complying with the request on the part
of the meiqbers of Co. B, as expressed in the
last series of resolutions, parsed at a meeting
of this Company. The Commanding Officer
fret proud to know that the arduous duties
of a soldier, the troubles that encompass the
road to freedom, tod, independence, and the
rumors of dissatisfaction that grate upon the
ear, have not bad the power to cool that ar
dor, check the courage, or weaken the hope,
thai flowed in the bosom of the brave band
of troopers from IrecMl, Rowan and Alexan-'
der? that eoobled them to deeds of valcand
that' gives them encouragement still to be
lieve oor't is a just cause, we most, we will
conquer "4 '
To de member of this. Company the
Commanding Officer may be pardoned for .
saying, mern we know your valor, we know
your fid determination ' to resist oppres
sioo and insults, we know the fir of ia-difnatn-fhatkindlff
in your bosoni of 'Al
and the eagerness with -which you pledged
your Uvea and vour honor in the defence of
your homejv you then were living, pod grant ,
that this spirit of rebellion may never grow
cold, that this resolve to fight like patriots, to
die like freemen, if need be is still fixed and
we trust, the day is not far in the future when
peace and independence will crown our uni
ted efforts. C U. ANDRJfiW8i .
u,:-, Csiwdry Rej't
.' a a WotTBj Adj't ir; ; -
eS.,-, ,- i, .'-V;'-- Lr-l-. 7
rauH or THurirn Tkas au
IW six' sMfti He wfcecrfptiaas rreeived fcr
lM(r t preaaat" . " 4i '
TKt OF lDTEITtIKCti eereqeaie
MtW first inatMbia aad 1 fersaeamlbrtacli
Idctl ' iboui NTetii fi tre prisonem. som ibaianctof Nat" lias yet mls
ai: id m . M..;.TlhiU; aufuatliiotf .la 4nMi: I I in to. ft-
title; IH l Ihlcr mtnft apporfed
by nw UfiKiq.iTO or $rwr
Amo9tmikmblxh tlM trimm- it I slmoddr in turn JU
made ilun "it iu execution, 'thi Uom -oi wiK nd fiiully, we Iimv b7 ";
CpU JJli btter j cmnt Uitu nciion, bowled trriturr , iu North, Citrolioa,
wiui leiiinx eueci, "un iin niria oi ut verv prvcarlout tenoro. "
Orilie. frwtencei Df Indjvldnrtl lie-;
roi'sni, I eatinoi in 4lU limited uace
a a t a I
epvaif ftinuoi. uruwd, end Lieut.
Ffu ta WibuinfUia loaraal
Beegh ftettaef a Brief Casspalga, to ibesw
at m-.- wl ti.a
Mr. fCLT0: uouotieM your
reader liav. ere tin's, read Gen.
Martin's rvjrt of hie .expedition to
Obei anUviMe, furtnini' part of a
plaa, which, had it been carried
out, wuM nave eipeHed the foe
from the anil of North Carolina.
Of u. Martin, then, left Wilming
too ou the uoriingof Janaarj 28tb,
1664. II is wlwle force consisted of
two rCgitiienU of Ida brigade, the
17th and 42d I IU-Ki '"" of N. ' C
T.t two comnie of caealrj, and
Captain PunY hatterr of alx 12
jiuuiidrr, and Captain ili' battery
f four G Muiider.
Ot ii. Martin bad received orders,
to co I'pvrate with the forces maMnx
the attack ujn Newborn, by cut
tine the railroad at SbeparUsville.
Kotliitig of interest occurred on
the tnarch until we bad croseed the
at a r -v a ST - a a
W nit Aa it iw vrt and tiaa - gone
tome distance bejond, where our
cavalry advance picked op a Van
kee, who had deserted frntn the ene
tnj th night previons. From bitn
Gen. Martiu iltaittd foil intoruta
tion of the enemy a forc, the num
ber of pins be bad,and the position
l Uie block-bouses and forts.
That nfgbt we eocauiped fourteen
miles from 6hcpsrUTiIle, in a dense
swaiiip, wliute morkiness and gloom
were mcreasea, u toaoiDie, by
rain which fell through the night.
the mat! the 421 was ordered M ad
t ance, under, Col, JBrown, aridJ llie
17tb-m tho left, under Lieut. G4.
Lamb. With --a1 rfldrtdteer 'ihat1
at ruck terror to the heart ot the craven
fow, the gallant fellows charged right
across the open space into the
Bwampand the Yankees fled like
quicksilver Jefore tbein.
Frotn swamp tu swamp, from
covert to covert, the Yankees were
driven before the brave North Caro
linians like a herd of hunted deer.
Abont a mile from Shepardsville
there is a swamp, denserand darker
than any other swamp in a country
of dark and dense swamps ; it ex
tends on- each side of the road far
terliMpe two miles, and here the
lankees in considerable force, in
ambush, awaited our ctunlng. Our
skitnia' ei s failed to find them, and
Ca4. Paris led hia battery to with
in fifty yard of the enemy before
hia wherealiouts was known. The
Yankees fired acfte volley, at this
aliort distance at bis battery, but
strange to say not a man or horse
Lieut. X3ol, Lninh, of the 17th, where
all were brave, were conspicuous fr
tlieif gallantry. Captain Ellis and
Pari, of tiie arirTlery. and their offi-
cers, were reiuarkable for eool gal
lantry. Oaptnins .Harlan,- Morris
and llarrjH, of the csvalry rendered
tnt. efficient serrico. . Here let ino
rtfconl the death of a gallant gentle
nianf Cnpt. ll of the17tlfr" whf
fell, urhlle leading hia men into. the
Imtleet of I lie tire. Too touch cannot
be said in praise of the nnflaggiiig
determination, and the unfaltering
Vsvery of the noble 42d and 17th.
All llnnr to such men f
Frora the 4lh North Carolina.
Notwithstandiosr the forced march
of! the pre vioua days, and the dis
eoiufort of the night, the troops rose
with cheerfulness and alacrity, and
prepared for the day toilwine
marcli, and for the battle,
Eight miles from onr camp of the
night btfore, the Yankees bad post
ea cavalry pickets. Our cavalry j
made a gallant daati at thefti, nd
succeeded in capturing all but one.
Here we lost a gallant officer, Lieut.
Muse, of Captain Harris' company
of Georgia cavalry. Strict orders
had been given that oar cavalry
should not tire for fear of alarming
the enemy. Lieut Muse attempted
to capture ope oT the Yankees, and
while pursuing bim, waa ebot dead.
Beloved by all who kuewabim, he
nobly gave bis yonng life to bis
After this exciting little , episode,
we resumed the line of march. In
aeme countries tin re can be foand
some dry land even in the midst of
swamps, but your correspondent will
defy the most critical observer to
find any within four wiles of Shep- j
ardsville. An endless succesaion ofj
dark, dreary swamps, whose only
growth is the bamboo brier, and the
laurel, mark a country which, were
it not our, none hut YanlfMlmnM
About three and one-half miles
from Shepardtville the Yankees bad
. i t , ' ...
xecit-u a uiock-uousc, wntcD was
garrisoned by about &Q men. . Cap-
uins lanieisand cigg were ordered
or.fbur iocfictual rouVda, tbe Yan
keeaaa auat,4ncmtineatly fiidT-
A ImilT lln In, in . 'a.!l
ftm lb " block bouse U'a Tmall
Ntosrr or Feb. 17th, 1884.
W left SslikSMiry Friday morning, the
2lh iiittant, and airjvej in camp on the
Quick as thought Capt. Paris hadl Sundy fidluauig, through without ecci-
lns battery un hindered, and the dept or miwwmeiiou. On our arrival
huge 'Napoleon" poured: a Storm Ura we were greeted with cheers from
r.fcani.ler and shell through thick- MrqMrters; the bors seemed as much
eis that were almott impenetrable . . . . , ...
to musket ball. Tb Yankees to see a. aa though we bad bee.
made a stern reliance nutil the heat a year, wtlen to'ui U did ttot ap-
artillery opened, but tbat they could I' lu" bd been away a week. We
not Stand ind ill the wildest Con : louud the rvgiment in the same garters
fuetolIieTr rfgbt gave Vaji Hr below Orange, which were occupied by
again to be rallied. , . them before vur trip home, although we
On their left, they Cared eonallv i'd positively on the morning we
as bad. If not worte. for the eallatittft SalSbunrihai thtffourfb had moved
w I I ST- s a -a b
42d onrtued them ao hot r. that w Mcuroona or tnereaoouts. we took
they did not make any stand at their
fort, but following the illustrious ex
ample of their right wing, they
ought safety on the other side of
poMession of our old shanties immediate
ir, in which we (bund everything unmo
lestedexcept our "ration bag" which,
from some cause or other, ts absent with
out leave. And tbee cabins Lave beta
ft ' t j . . e . -i I doing Us valuable service, notwithstanding
i .e atiaeea nau ume to ure lueir . M w, kitten, parlorTdming room, bed-
Miivmrt iaf aval is 1 kawaiki' mhI f 1 . . .
v..m.U, ..vuw. u.uw rooro ind smoke bouse all beneath the
fectually before their departure ,,, oof. Snow fell all dy ou Monday
But fortunately, they did not have tbj 15th Tuesday Biorning it lay three
time to carry on tneir Knapsacks,! jDcli deep, but the sky waa dear, and
and our brave men captured cloth- when the sun arose iu beams fell so mild
I tig in vast quantities : J and warm that by nooo every particle of
U vercoais, pants, caps, vests, Sboes, snow bad dmappeareuv,; It Darkly remained
boots, blacking, coffee, sugar, tea, long enough to allow lha soldiers to fight
rice, potatoes, beins, onions and a ba" o0 mimi battles, which seems to
hundred other things too numerous f'"la P d certainly not ao
to mention, were the ridt spoils of ""p't oor ksahkj
victory. itself. Tuesday evening the atmosptere
Your correspondent feasted that : Z;S tllCl XL
": i , .111 l-ii tt . I fraeaing, furious wind, fresh from the snow-
night on the following bill of fare : a
Uam and Ecrfirs,
Strawberry! Yeserves and Buiscsit,
Mountain Butter and Crackers I
body to his hole, there" to remain until
necetsi if forces Lira out or the weather
becomes more tavoraWe,
prairie, six or seven hundred 'yards
sa length. Oa the opposite aide of
(W Vlcek I and I am reall afraid tn
jo can, je nneen uonar-1 TO u, Kd. . i aonl want to freew into an
a-day hotel 1 ' And who would'nt be I ice peg. I (ab't think ray time for that is
a soldier I -,,. looioe; I should be very aorry indeed if
After resting the troope for a day, it bad, not that I care a whit (or myself,
destroying tlw railroad bridge, die- but thee you know such an event would
mantling the fort and rendeiing fornlsh the tewpiper? capital; andtlie
lact Mv t .oon t want bij name uineu wiui
such phrases as S sad oocurreuce," "mel
1 anchojy ' accident," froxe to death, Ao."
Besides tu'1ittle aversion to notoriety
j have other fend more weighty reasons for
my dread of the freesing prooess. ' 'I have
made big "kajkalatioos" oa coming events,
which have traly cast their shsdows before
I . . - . a . - ki -. )
; them, but toe soDsiance, uie reauzauon
uselesa the artillery which we bad
captured, Gen. Martin ordered our
return. Having accomplished suc
cessfully, all tbat he ras aenllo'do,
and Gen. Barton, by bi retreat to
Kinston, having nncovered his left
wing, Gen. Martin, like a prudent
Generai as be ta, deemed it unwise
miB.il hm (nerieneed until wa see the
i with bis small forctj. ; : " " f b,, nd f this war : at least it is so re-
mrSPitGmffi txidtftolrthii f piktfZT&j&Z-(IL 'siigbt as
&njiftejrapec it bird
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twenty men killed and woQDdd, I spour litUraJITWr, bseaase my bedfct
wa 6a va lafiicted a losa a poa the j kutwsa aa iceoerg I uow-a to coa
nkmt nf at Namf vlwat tfrMaa that I Umclat I f ' ' - :
number in killed aad wounded, be- Tm act right sure, bat I don't think the
Ahd 4f tin truth
mat bii' told (f ou wilt iiyt Vell 6ibdjjf
'pun honor,) well, the' Irut'iC ier- . ie
1 more thae one .stall, In the aib-A.. V.
Band.1 DwaH lake it ou in a yaakee eewae.
I ' I i . 1 . !.- m
i Jinu wuuerMBuu in iw j ujm nuiw
are led Oelnna ; j only sert wiiat i koow
to be act and tbat is,' aomebotly haa'stulea
our hearts I I kaow, too,' that more than
one bard barraia has been made. - but ' if
they (the ladies) can ; stand ! ft I am sere
we csn, uiney arw saiineu we are nap
py. ; Consoling thoeghl I, Yt$ I . But
tbea, Jayieg alljoke aside, i am forced to
admit (and I speak for my companions al
so) thst daring onr recent riit borne we
spent some of lb happiest hours that can
crowd in our short JLv. Our.enjoyuieuu
at different places were of diflVrrnt . wa
tures. which, by the way, ihade the time
pass more pleasantly; an after - alt toots
swiftly.. Would I eoald kav clogged the
wheels of old sol's earl It should have
been done soon after his dfrappeat ano bs
low the western horizon, or a short time
before bis apoearaacO above the easisru." 1 j
shall never fofgetthoMillireeboppy nights,
i lie Grt spent in -Salisbury, the secoaj in
Charlotte and "the' third in-8atesville:
Many pleassnt iiicihints Occurred which
made an impression on my mind lasting
as litw itself. A chapter should be devo
ted to each, but the small hours ar com
ing On apace ncr could I do 'them jus.
lice were I to attempt iirThelrjtf or
der was preserved, llirouguoot, . and all
seemed to have forgotten for the lime be
ing that rneb a thiag as war existed on
the coiitittoiit. The concerts were certainly
a decided hit, not only in a pecuniary point
of view (which was of minor importance)
but in other respects also. We were ena
bled to form ew aequaiauaceSy some of
whom were quite, agreeable and attractive
to say the least young ladies and gentle
men were oilered a pretext for aoilision.
merry evenings and social tea parties were
some of the fruits, and last, but not least,
we (perhaps) elevated to tome degree the
musical, tastes among the inassesv , We
fell proud to see so many ladies present
on every occasion. It was nninistakable
evidence' of their good taste and judgment,
and we assure tbein they t hall never be
forgotten by us; et they deserve more
than we shall ever be able to bestow. ,
Col. Young, of Charlotte, has our warm-.
est tbaaks and best wishes. It is seldom
such treats are tendered to such rough
oustomers, still we don't think our brain is
addled, aor our appetites spoiled : anotb-
er gls .f egg-nog, if you pleaw, I be-
Itete I am one behind, two for the Major
si ooe be forgot bis scores ; there, we are
square now that was the eootiact all
right , " ' ' '
And the printers I must not forget
them. ;, Their kindness lias often been the
subject of remark iu confabs amongst our
selves. We feet under maay obligations,
but regret sorely the ignorance or neglect
which caused us to make a serious blun
" GouBoab Feb. 17th. 1864
Mr. Editor .s This is splendid weather for j
wind-mills unless it shoula prove rather too
much of toe wind for the milL - Let u hope
that as these violent gusts whistle around the
corners, the -windy platitudes of our Coa- .
gressmen are floating nr away from the leg
wlative chambers,' leaving more room for ,
prompt, efficient and real action. Let us far-.'
ther t-ust that there has not been too much
wind In Congress for the broad but tender .
sails of our Ship of Slate. Thank God 1 there
is one who rules the winds and rules among
tlta power of earth, who is able to direct u
and shield us in this night of political storm.
In Him we trust
Since Newbera Was not taken, we have
eetapsed into comparative calm . again.
Though all desired the capture of the plaor
at the result or toe
hope to bar able to oorrect it, hereafter.
and felt disappointment
der it) our conduct towarda, them,, and expedition, yet f reasonable people lee! mat
1 . ' . . ' l ' 1 : mm, ma kAttv nsV Sv have ftAmrtrawl an fast.
is waaa v--s asvw,ev uwv w wa
' sault ; for Newbera would Dot be worth to
us now as much as one score of the noble vet-,
erans who went down there and hundrtde
of them' would have perished in the fight.
Tbo country cannot spare such men now.
Tltey are tocnoble to die in a fruitless under
taking ' '-'
It is pleasant to read oi toe cbnsuaa eon-
Cab? or 2d N. C Cas-ALar, )
" ' Gordon's Brigade; Va
'' " 'r ;; Near MiUbrd Station.- )
1 f A iViaiiiaVina af tfia friatTkKikr ' tJt fTV
2nd Rerimeot-North Carolina Cavalry, pri-
vater Hr J. 7 Kimball was called - to' the
Chair, aod G. I. Davidson appointed Sec're
tarv'and on motioa. Senreant Reese, W.
' ' i .
danger of de vaautson and oppreasiou. - -
iJimobrti H Tnat the savage cruelty pf
oar etienuea as amnead ia l their war ppoa
oar women and children, aad their savage
treatment of oar old men, do not aSHghtea
A. IUmsav, and Corpl& Knox, were sp-pointad-to
draft Rosolutiooa , ,
- Asobei lat, That on the outbreaking of
the war, we enlisted to reasata so long as
Lincoln, and his worthless hirelings, waed
war aminst us-r'and that we consider it a
sacred privilege to remain to the fleM hi de-
I : L iiiJJ 1 r r-r-
M OTiat-WB&v w toa xmrfv w- ,K. nerooa maeiaxia-or the mm-i
m defence of our bomea and Dresidea, we out 1 77C-f .T--L-- v . i .j .
L rS "TtT"ts cttgavcrveyTawgswsiid
dowa till we had delivered them irona the I oi. vn, t-,k-
duct of Commander Wood and Lieut LoyaJL
Such men bring-Heaven's blessings to their
country while -they reap the booore of two
WorldsrjDIt that moreJjaf our leaders wera
of the same worthy "charactet ! With such
men before us we can say not only That sow'
of the leading officers in the expedition arc
temperate an J were aobtr, but that soaw were
also .truly pious.' . -Gex
rickeu'a Headquaners are here at '
present He was serenaded at Gregory's ,
hotel U nigbt by a jB-giaiabanAIndeeA-
eeesful coaxrt lor the benefit ef the soldier'
Bunioet aroend here.
V A-Virgioia soldier" waa kiBed near bere ;
Saturday, by the aocideatal discharge of a'
goo. taey were pointmg aadanappiof at
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