Sept. 18, 1861
the Hillsborough Recorder
Camp Jones, Va., near Manassas
MR. HEARRT: The
health of our Regiment has improved in the last ten days very much, yet we have
quite a large number in the Hospital.
Our Hospitals are
now quite comfortably arranged and under the skillful superintendence of Dr. P.
A. Holt, aided by his competent Assistants, Drs. Collett,
Ware and Currie.
We hope soon to see a better state of things. Though we have had a great deal of sickness,
we have had comparatively few deaths. I
have neglected until now to send you the names of the members of the Orange Greys who have died since the battle of the 21st
July. John A. Hutchings and Robert
Faulkner were killed in action; Iley Pendergrass and
Alvin M. Herndon died of typhoid fever at Louisa court House, Va., August 8th;
John E. Davis died at Louisa Court House, Va., August 9th, of mortal
wounds received in battle; Allison S. Glenn died at Louisa Court House, Va.,
Sept. 8th, from effects of wounds received in battle; James Hicks died
this morning of typhoid fever, far from friends and home. They have all been buried beneath the soil
that they come to defend; and though they are dead, they will ever live in the
hearts of all true North Carolinians. The most of our wounded men are with you in North Carolina. We hope they are improving, and will soon
again be ready to do their whole duty.
We sincerely thank the kind ladies of Hillsborough for the nice and
valuable presents they sent us in the shape of the Hospital stores in the times
of our great distress. I suppose their
receipt has been appropriately acknowledged by our Quartermaster or
Commandant. Above all the ladies in the
world, I believe the ladies of Hillsborough are the most considerate and
kind. We are listening for orders every
day to move from here to some point immediately on the Potomac above Mount Vernon. Our Brigade (the 3rd) is composed
of the 4th Alabama, 2nd
and 11th Mississippi, 1st
Tennessee, and 6th North Carolina, and an
excellent Battery of Virginia Artillery.
Our men are very much in need of money; they have never received any
Please send me the
Recorder once in a while; it would look like a letter from home. If we move soon you shall know of our
by Sharon Strout]