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eventful life as a glorious example for you to emulate. An unknown let, who, by meritorious deeds and gallantry on the battlefield, that his numerous wounds attested, was promoted to major-general of cavalry in less than four years. This is his record as a soldier. As a civilian, elected soon after the war and serving several terms as Congressman, the wisdom of this selection being confirmed by his appointment by the National Government as their fit representative in foreign lands during the only two Democratic administrations since the civil war. "Our Confederate Brigadiers" die, but when their mortal remains have been long mouldering in the dust they will live forever in history and in tradition, and children's children learn with their earliest breath to lisp the names of the great chieftains of the South, and with their youngest emotions to admire and emulate their illustrious example. Amidst the wreath of immortelles that will gar- land the memory of him who was called the " Beau Sabreur of Geor- gia," the most noted cavalry officer of your State, and one the most celebrated in either army, North or South, we desire to contribute this leaflet as a memento of our estimation of him who was once our colonel and an honorary member of this Association.

E. J. O'CONNOR,

N. K. BUTLER,

F. E. EVE,

Committee.

[From the Raleigh, N. C., News and Observer, April u, 1897.]

THE 23rd NORTH CAROLINA INFANTRY.

Organized in 1861, as the i3th Regiment of Volunteers.

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BY H. C. WALL.

Upon the secession of North Carolina, May 20, 1861, the conven- tion passed an ordinance authorizing the raising and equipping ot ten regiments of infantry, to be designated "State Troops," the said regiments to be numbered from one to ten, inclusive, in the order of their organization, the enlistment in the same to be made for and during the war. Subsequently the raising of other regiments, as volunteers for the term of twelve months, was authorized, these to be, in like manner, numbered from one up, in the order of, their organization. This distinction between "State Troops" and volun-