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ANNUAL liEPOirr 



ADJUTANT GENERAL 



STATE OF KOKTH CAROLINA 



YEAR 1908 



RALEIGH: 

E M. UzzELL & Co., State Printers and Binders. 

1909. 



CONTENTS. 



1. Report Adjutunt General. 

2. Report Quartermaster General. 

3. Report Inspector General. 

4. Report Paymaster General. 

5. Report Inspector Small Arms Practice. 

6. Report Chief of Engineers. 

7. Report Surgeon General. 

8. Report Commander First Brigade. 

9. Report Commander Naval Brigade. 
10. Report Commander First Infantry, 
n. Report Commander Second Infantry. 

12. Report Commander Third Infantry. 

13. General Orders Issued. 

14. Special Orders Issued. 

15. Register National Guard. 



ANNUA I ^ RKPORT 



ADJUTA]N[T GENERAL. 



State of I^orth Carolina, 
Adjutant Gkneral's Department, 

Ealeigh, December 31, 1908. 

The Governor and Commander in Chief, 

State of North Carolina. 

Sir : — In obedience to law, I have the honor to submit to you 
herewith the annual report of this department for the calendar 
year 1908. 

The National Guard of North Carolina consists of 2,454 
officers and men, constituting the land and naval forces. There 
are 244 officers and 2,210 enlisted men, including officers of the 
general staff, officers of the land forces of the line, and officers 
of the naval militia. The total of enlisted men includes both 
land and naval forces, hospital corps and detachments, and regi- 
mental bands, the aggregate exceeding the number for the pre- 
ceding year by 86. 

Having had several opportunities to form a fairly accurate 
judgment as to the general condition of the Guard, I have no 
hesitation in saying that it shows considerable improvement 
over what it was in former years. It is armed with the best 
pattern of modern rifles, and is amply supplied to make its 
equipment suitable for active service in the field. In the matter 
of uniforms, very few complaints now reach this office, and 
where the proper care has been taken of military clothing, 
scarcely anything more is now needed to enable the companies 
to make a good appearance. Of course, it is well known that 
some companies look more to preservation of uniforms and equip- 
ment than others, and from this it necessarily follows that some 
companies show up better in public than others. This condition 
of affairs naturally brings us to the question of the best means 
to adopt to keep our uniforms and equipment always in good 



6 Anxuai. Kepokt 

shape for immediate use. In this connection it is pertinent to 
inquire what is the best plan for enforcing a strict accounta- 
bility for military property. The solution of this problem along 
practical lines is earnestly desired, and when accomplished Avill 
work great good to the Guard. 

Three full regiments of infantry, one battery of field artil- 
lery and three detachments of hospital corps men form the First 
Brigade of land troops. The Naval Brigade is composed of six 
divisions of naval militia, organized into two battalions of three 
divisions each. The land forces will be augmented early in the 
coming year by the addition of a corps of coast artillery con- 
sisting of four companies, with a probable total of 16 officers 
and 200 enlisted men. The proposed organization of coast 
artillery in this State, while a new departure, has been very 
strongly urged by the officials of the War Department at Wash- 
ington, and will mark an important era in the history of our 
Guard. It is not only in the line of military progress, but is 
a practical movement that is self-commendatory. 

Much was accomplished by the Guard during the year in the 
way of encampments and maneuvers. Fourteen companies took 
part in seacoast defense exercise for ten days at Fort Caswell 
in the month of June, and a great deal of valuable instruction 
was received. Eleven companies of the Second Infantry par- 
ticipated in maneuvers with troops of the regular army at Chick- 
amauga, Ga., for ten days in July. 

The First and Third Regiments of Infantry, and Battery A, 
Field Artillery, had target practice for eight days each on the 
State range at Camp Glenn during the months of July and 
August. 

On July 16th the Naval Brigade Avas mobilized at Beaufort 
and, having embarked on the TJ. S. S. Prairie, was conveyed to 
Chesapeake Bay, where for ten days the officers and men of the 
brigade were engaged in joint exercises with the U. S. ISTavy. 

If actual work is the criterion by which to judge of the effect- 
iveness of our land and naval forces, then the State has a body 
of men wearing its uniform that can be depended on at all 
times. The work done last summer was creditable in the highest 
degree to both officers and men of the Guard, and the service 
performed was not exceeded by that of any other State under 
similar conditions. Having been present at Camp Glenn dur- 



Adjutant Genekat.. 7 

ing the target practice of First and Third Regiments of Infantry, 
and Battery A, Field Artillery, I can and do bear willing testi- 
mony to th& faithfnl tour of duty of those organizations. The 
records made were satisfactory from every point of view, the 
discipline of the camps was good, and the service was performed 
carefully and promptly. It is encouraging to note the increased 
interest in target practice manifested by the Guard, and there 
is every reason to believe that this interest will grow from year 
to year. With the additional facilities furnished by the INTa- 
tional Government, no possible excuse can be offered for our 
failure to push target practice well up to the front and make it 
the leading, overshadowing feature of our annual encampments 
during the summer months. The installation of gallery practice 
outfits in company armories, as is now projected, will provide 
schools for teaching the elementary principles, besides proving 
a very valuable agency for drawing men to the armories — some- 
thing particularly needed to relieve the monotony of business 
meetings. 

The work done by our State team at Camp Perry, Ohio, last 
August was not only disappointing but actually discouraging. 
The men all tried very hard to make creditable scores, but it was 
almost a foregone conclusion that North Carolina would be very 
low down on the list of competing teams, so evident was the lack 
of proper, intelligent home training. Our soldiers cannot be- 
come efficient marksmen unless their officers teach them the 
fundamental principles in their own armories, nor can our offi- 
cers qualify themselves as instructors unless they diligently study 
the text-books and acquire a knowledge of the art of military 
shooting, to the extent, at least, of fitting themselves to be teach- 
ers. Most of our men at Camp Perry, through no fault of their 
own, were comparatively ignorant of the technicalities involved 
in the questions of windage, atmospheric conditions as affecting 
the speed of projectiles, and other perplexing propositions en- 
countered on the range. A knowledge of these questions, in some 
measure at least, must be obtained to enable our men to rise in 
the scale of marksmanship, or else we will have to stay "out of 
the game" altogether. In this connnection, I recommend that, 
if practicable, all three of our infantry regiments participate 
in target practice on the State range next summer for not less 
than ten days each. 



8 Annual Report 

Only one company failed to measure up to the required stand- 
ard in the annual inspections — Company M, Second Infantry, 
at Maxton. It was disbanded on the recommendation of the 
Inspector General, a new company organized at Wadesboro be- 
ing accepted to fill the vacancy. This new organization has 
proved to be an efficient body of men, and is a substantial acqui- 
sition to the Guard. 

On two occasions during the past year the Guard has been 
called out to supplement the civil power for the maintenance of 
law and order. In March, Company G, Second Infantry, was 
ordered to Belhaven to suppress riotous proceedings and put 
down lawlessness. In JSTovember, Company B, Third Infantry, 
proceeded to Concord to safeguard a prisoner, who was to be 
tried for a revolting crime. Company L, First Infantry, was 
also on duty at Concord at that time, and rendered material aid 
in carrying out the arrangements made to secure a fair trial for 
the prisoner. 

The reports of the foregoing tours of special duty appear in 
another place, and show how important it is to keep our Guard 
always ready for immediate service. On the occasions referred 
to it was clearly demonstrated that the mere presence of our 
citizen soldiery was sufficient to restrain and prevent mob vio- 
lence — an unanswerable argument in favor of fostering and 
maintaining our militia system on a substantial basis. I feel 
that the State cannot do too much for men who are ready and 
willing at all times to take up arms to uphold the laws and the 
peace of our country. 

I recommend that the present appropriation of $16,000 a year 
for the Guard be so increased as to provide for the maintenance 
of a coast artillery corps of not less than four companies. These 
organizations are needed for coast-defense work, and the State 
owes it to the National Government to contribute its share to- 
wards properly guarding our long line of seacoast in time of 
war. I recommend also that an appropriation be made for pay- 
ing the enlisted men of the Guard for their attendance upon 
company drills. It will not be denied that "the men behind the 
guns" deserve more consideration than they have heretofore 
received, and it is to be hoped that their services are soon to be 
recognized in a way that will indicate some appreciation of the 
sacrifices they frequently make for the public good. 



Adjutant General. 9 

It gives uie pleasure to state that the officers of the several 
departments have discharged their respective duties with entire 
satisfaction, and are entitled to commendation for their faithful- 
ness. The attached reports speak for themselves. 

Once more thanking your Excellency for your cordial support 
in my official work, and assuring you that you will always be 
remembered as one of the best friends the Guard has ever had, 
I am, Respectfully yours, 

Thos. R. Robertson, 

Adjutant General. 



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REPORT OF QUARTERMASTER GENERAL 



State of N^orth Carolina, 

Office of 

The Quartermaster General and Chief o"f Ordnance, 

Henderson, January 1, 1909. 
The Adjutant General, 

State of North Carolina. 

Raleigh . 

Sir :• — I have the honor to submit the annual report of the. 
operations of the Quartermaster's and Ordnance Departments 
for the fiscal year ending !N'ovember ;30, 1908, together with a 
statement of receipts and disbursements to date as United States 
Disbursing Officer. 

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT. 

It is gratifying to note that, in accordance with tlie report 
of the officer detailed from the army to make the inspection for 
this year, the Secretary of War advises that the North Caro- 
lina JSTational Guard was found to be uniformed and equipped 
in accordance with the requirements of law. By reason of this 
the State was allotted its per capita apportionment of the ap- 
propriation made by the Act of Congress, May 27, 1908. The 
matter of uniforms, arms and equipment has been greatly sim- 
plified by this law, as the responsibilities of the Guard in this 
respect are, to a great extent, transferred to the War Depart- 
ment. The responsibility of the company officers and individ- 
ual soldiers is, however, correspondingly increased, in that the 
loss of public property is now chargeable to the organization 
receiving same, and the replacement of it will be at the expense 
of the loser. This, of course, is eminently fair, and will neces- 
sarily operate greatly to the disadvantage of careless, incompe- 
tent and inefficient officers. After this year the division of the 
State's quota of this appropriation should be made upon a 
money value per capita basis. This will be necessary to protect 
the companies that save their ]:)roperty and impose a sense of 
responsibility upon all officers Avho have to account for |iroperty. 



Adjutaxt Gexkual. 11 

kquitacje. 

During thp year wo liavc received from the War Department 
tentage sufficient for one regiment. The tents are of the latest 
army pattern, and should last for our service for many j'ears. 
They arrived after the departure of the Second Kegiment for 
Chickamauga, so that none of them were available for that regi- 
ment, whose supply was inadequate. Owing to the holding of 
two camps at the same time, we were not able to sup])ly either 
with a sufficient number of tents. 

KKCKII'TS AIV'I) DISBURSEMENTS. 

For the first time since the passage of the Dick Bill I am 
forced to report a deficit, which is shown in financial state- 
ment attached hereto. This was caused by reason of an expense 
of $3,700 charged against our appropriation on account of the 
Second Regiment encampment at Chickamauga. I shall en- 
deavor to have the War Department refund this amount, as I 
do not regard it a proper charge against our appropriation, 
because the Deputy Disbursing Officer claimed that he was 
forced to nuike the payment of three more days than the War 
Department had provided for, under pressure from army of- 
ficers. He was not authorized to pay for more than eight days' 
service. Indeed, our State laAv limits the encampment period 
to ten days. Because of this law I fear that we shall lose one 
day. Of course, paying for these eleven days Avas the popular 
thing to do, but, as might have been expected, was embarrassing 
to the State. The Paymaster General advanced the funds out 
of his State Guard account, and, having done so in good faith, 
he, of course, had to be protected, and I felt honor bound to 
reimburse him, Avhich 1 did by check on the United States 
Treasury. 

CAMP GLENN. 

Under General Orders IvTo. 3, I undertook to get the camp 
site in condition for use this summer. The camp is prepared 
for the accommodation of one regiment, and, with the co-opera- 
tion of the Norfolk and Southern Railway Company, I trust to 
have it ready for at least one more regiment by the next en- 
campment. T will not undertake to deal with the work under 
General Orders Xo. 3 in this report, but am preparing for early 



12 Annual Report 

transmission a complete report on the Camp Glenn develop- 
ments. The work is still in progress, and it is my purpose to 
push it forward without interruptions. 

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT. 

The State law provides that the Quartermaster General shall 
be Chief of Ordnance. This condition has existed since the 
organization of the State Guard, and as the work of the two 
departments consisted principally in the receiving and issuing 
of military supplies, there was no very great reason why one 
officer should not control both departments. The law of Con- 
gress prescribes that the organization of the Militia or State 
Guard shall conform to that of the regular army. In the regu- 
lar army the Inspector of Rifle Practice Department does not 
exist, but the duties of that office belong to the Ordnance De- 
partment. By a proviso in section 3 of the Act of Congress, 
approved May 27, 1908, it is enacted : 

On and after January 21. 1910. the organization, armament and 
discipline of the organized militia in the several States and Territo- 
ries and the District of Columbia shall be the same as that which is 
now or may hereafter be prescribed for the Regular Army of the 
United States, subject, in time of peace, to such general exceptions 
as may be authorized by the Secretary of War : Provided, that in 
peace and war each organized division of militia may have one In- 
spector of Small Arms Practice with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel ; 
each organized brigade of militia one Inspector of Small Arms Prac- 
tice with the rank of Major ; each regiment of infantry or cavalry of 
organized militia one Assistant Inspector of Small Arms Practice 
with the rank of Captain, or engineers or squadron of cavalry of 
organized militia one Assistant Inspector of Small Arms Practice 
with the rank of First Lieutenant. 

Under this law and the regulations of the War Department, 
the Chief of Ordnance has charge of the Department of Rifle 
Practice, and the Inspectors authorized are, in effect, subalterns 
in that department, in practically the same manner that a 
Regimental Quartermaster is a subaltern to the Quartermaster 
General. 

In view of the new developments, and by reason of the fact 
that the duties of the Quartermaster General are noAv sufficient 
for practical pur])oses, I respectfully recommend that the Legis- 
lature be requested to detach the Ordnance from the Quarter- 



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master's DepartnuMit, iuid assign to the Ordnance Department 
the duties now belonging to the Rifle Practice Department. 
The abolition of the Rifle Practice Department would follow, 
of course. 

The Chief of Ordnance should be thoroughly conversant with 
the duties required in developing and in promoting rifle prac- 
tice, and these duties being entirely foreign to those of the 
Quartermaster's Department, I can see no reason for holding 
the Ordnance and Quartermaster's Departments together. 

There are, doubtless, in the State Guard men capable of 
learning and teaching the important work of rifle practice, but 
under the present system we have not succeeded in producing 
the man, neither do 1 think this can be done without a change 
in the law. Until the present time neither the Ordnance nor 
the Inspector of Rifle Practice Departments were considered 
of any special importance, but, under existing laws and regu- 
lations, the Ordnance Department is of the greatest importance, 
for under its management the future of the Guard is largely 
entrusted. 

GAI.LEKY PRACTICE. 

As Chief of Ordnance it was incumbent upon me to take 
immediate action in rescuing the Guard from what appeared 
to be a distressing situation in the matter of rifle practice. 
To this end I sought the advice of officers who were competent 
to advise the steps I should take to bring about a change of 
conditions. Following their advice, I requested a supply of 
indoor practice outfits, and, in the near future, hope to place 
at the disposal of each company in our Guard the facilities 
offered by other States that have been successful in this work. 

It was thought at first that twenty gallery outfits would be 
sufficient to satisfy the demands, but since the matter has been 
brought to the attention of the companies, they are so much 
interested it is now decided that each company should be sup- 
plied with a complete gallery outfit. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Francis A. Macon, 

Quartermaster General and Chief of Ordnance 
and United fifafes Dish\iyftiii(i Office)- of No7-tJi Carolina. 



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AiVAUAL Kepoet 



STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF BRIGADIER GENERAL 
FRANCIS A. MACON, DISBURSING OFFICER OF NORTH CAROLINA NA- 
TIONAL GUARD, FROM DECEMBER 1, 1907, TO JANUARY 5, 1909. 



Dec. 1. 

Feb. 4. 
April 30. 
June 9. 
June 12. 
June 24. 
July 22. 
Aug. 17. 
Sept. 8. 
Dec. 10. 
Dec. 30. 
Total 



To balance this date 

To War Department, warrant No. 17140- 
To War Department, warrant No. 25788- 
To U. S. Treasurer, certificate No. 259 - 
To War Department, warrant No. 30375- 
To War Department, warrant No. 31620- 
To War Department, warrant No. 1961 -- 
To War Department, warrant No. 4373- 
To U. S. Treasurer, certificate No. 449 — 
To U. S. Treasurer, certificate No. 665- — 
To U. S. Treasurer, certificate No. 702- — 



Disbursements. 



1907. 
December - 

1908. 
January — 

February -- 

March 



April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

Dec. and Jan. 
Total 



P. R. 
Practice. 



7.45 

691.75 
970.22 
88.50 
30.00 
610.73 
223. 84 
349.85 
605.03 
732. 32 
30.00 



21,339.69 



Pay. 



Transpor- 
tation. 



$ 13.33 I $- 



6.611.14 
8,371.27 
2,317.11 



17,367,55 



5,007.55 



5, 115. 07 



10, 142. 62 



Subsist- 
ence. 



2,827.06 



2,827.06 



$ 3, 392. 41 

3,509.34 

500.00 

68.15 

805. 65 

2,000.00 

20,000.00 

20,000.00 

20.05 

671.68 

4,443.39 



Inci- 
dentals. 



3,721. 



3,733.75 



$ 55,410.67 



55,410.67 



Outstanding bills. $5,790.09. 



Adjutani' Ge.N'KKAI-. 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR GENERAL 



State of North Carolina, 
Office of Inspector General, 
Waynesville, ]Sr. C, December 1, 1908. 

General Thomas R. Robertson, 

Adjutant General, N. C. N. G., 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir: — In compliance with tlip law and regulations govern- 
ing the North Carolina National Guard, I have the honor to 
submit my report of the inspection of the Guard for the year 
ending December 1, 1908. 

In obedience to General Orders No. 2, dated Office of Adju- 
tant General, Raleigh, N. C, February 1, 1908, the inspection 
of the National Guard of North Carolina for the year 1908 
was made during the months of March and April, at the sta- 
tions and on the dates indicated in said orders. 

I proceeded with the inspection, beginning with Company 
B, Second Infantry, Raleigh, North Carolina, Mrach 2d, fin- 
ishing with Company H, First Infantry, Waynesville, North 
Carolina, April 13th. Captain A. H. Huguet, Seventeenth 
Infantry, U. S. A.., accompanied me, making the inspection 
for the United States, as required under the provisions of the 
law governing the militia of the State. 

Detailed reports have already been forwarded to your de- 
partment. The following shows results of inspection, giving 
number present and absent: 



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Annual Report 



SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF THE FIRST REGIMENT INFANTRY, N. C. 
N. G., AT THE ANNUAL INSPECTION, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1908. 

Colonel J. T. Gardner, Commanding. 



Subdivisions. 



Field. Staflf and N. C. Staff — 

Company A 

Company B 

Company C 

Company D 

Company E 

Company F 

Company G 

Company H 

Company I 

Company K 

Company L 

Company M 



5 
34 
41 
41 
44 
35 
41 
37 
42 
42 
40 
39 
38 



Absent. 



Present and 
Absent. 



5 

42 
42 
43 
47 
42 
47 
43 
44 
42 
44 
42 
40 



20 
45 
45 
47 
51 
45 
50 
46 
47 
45 
47 
45 
42 



Adjutant Geneeal. 



17 



SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF THE SECOND REGIMENT INFANTRY, N. C. 
N. G.. AT THE ANNUAL INSPECTION, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1908. 

Colonel H. C. Bragaw, Commanding. 



Subdivisions. 



Field, Staff and N. C. Staff — - 

Company A 

Company B 

Company C 

Company D 

Company E 

Company F 

Company G 

Company H 

Company I 

Company K 

Company L 

Company M* 



Present. 



5 

40 
42 
45 
47 
58 
37 
43 
50 
40 
41 
37 
15 



Absent. 



Present and 
Absent. 



5 
40 
42 
55 
47 
58 
46 
44 
57 
43 
46 
40 
45 



19 
43 

•45 
58 
50 
61 
49 

'47 
60 
46 
49 
43 
48 



*Di3bandment recommended. 



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SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF THE THIRD REGIMENT INFANTRY, N. C. 
N. G., AT THE ANNUAL INSPECTION, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1908. 

Colonel J. N. Craig, Commanding. 



Subdivisions. 



Present. 



Field, Staff and N. C. Staff 

Company A 

Company B 

Company C 

Company D 

Company E 

Company F 

Company G 

Company H 

Company I 

Company K 

Company L 

Company M 



5 
41 
57 
44 
36 
43 
49 
35 
33 
36 
53 
38 
36 



Absent. 



Present and 
Absent. 



20 
51 
65 
51 
45 
50 
52 
43 
43 
46 
58 
47 
43 



Adjutant General. 



19 



SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF THE FIELD ARTILLERY, N. C. N. G.. AT 
THE ANNUAL INSPECTION, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1908. 

Captain M. W. Williams, Commanding. 







Present. 




Present and 
Absent. 














4J 




Subdivisions. 






1 






bo 






g 


c 


g 


0) 


c 


b« 






E 


<u 


XI 


£ 


01 


m 






O 


S 


< 


O 


S 


< 




4 


61 




4 


61 


65 









SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF NAVAL BRIGADE AT THE ANNUAL 
INSPECTION, DECEMBER, 1908. 



Subdivisions. 



First Division -- 
Second Division 
Third Division- - 
Fourth Division 
Fifth Division -- 
Sixth Division-- 



Present. 



Absent. 



Present 

and 
Absent. 



Wilmington. 
Nev7 Bern. 
Windsor. 
Plymouth. 
Elizabeth City. 
Beaufort. 



SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE OF THE GENERAL STAFF, N. C. N. G.. AT THE 
ANNUAL INSPECTION, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1908. 



Subdivisions. 




Heads of Departments and Assistants- 



20 Annual Report 

I regret very much that it was again necessary for me to 
recommend the disbandraent of Company M, Second Infantry, 
at Maxton, ^. C, but owing to the lack of interest and the 
disregard for discipline and care of property, it would be a 
waste of money, as well as useless, to try to keep such an organi- 
zation in the Guard. 

I noticed marked improvement in the entire Guard in many 
things over last year, especially as to the care of property, but 
there are a few organizations that are still very careless and 
indifferent as to how they look after government property. I 
want to renew what I said in my last report, that more atten- 
tion be paid to rifle practice and that the soldier be instructed 
in the proper method of aiming and firing. 

In regard to the conduct on the range, I recommend that no 
company be allowed to shoot service ammunition until a care- 
ful inspection by a competent officer has shown that said com- 
pany had received the proper preliminary training. It is an 
inexcusable waste for men to shoot away good ammunition 
without the possibility of their profiting by it. If the soldier 
has not been taught the rudimentary principles and been put 
through a course of gallery practice, his range firing is value- 
less to him and to the State. 

Companies composed of such men should be given gallery 
practice and position and aiming drill by competent officers 
while at camps. Possibly they could be brought to such pro- 
ficiency as to be put on the short ranges during the latter part 
of the encampment. 

The Regular Army has evolved a complete and efficient sys- 
tem of property accounting. Our Guard should put it in 
operation immediately. The advantage of so doing would be 
twofold. First, it would arrest the wanton destruction of prop- 
erty; second, it would teach our officers and men the methods 
which they would have to adopt in active service, l^ot only 
should our organization conform to that of the Regular Army, 
but our business methods should do so as far as possible. This 
would relieve our officers and men of much embarrassment and 
inconvenience when called into active service and add greatly 
to their efficiency. 



.Vdjutant Genekal. 21 

To the officers of the ISTational Guard of North Carolina 
I am under many obligations for courtesies and kindness shown 
me during my tour of inspection. I am also under obligations 
to Captain A. H. Huguet, U. S. A., for much valuable informa- 
tion and assistance. 

Very respectfully, Thos. Stringfield, 

Col. and Insp. Gen., N. C. N. G. 



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REPORT OF PAYMASTER GENERAL. 



State of ISTorth Carolina, 

Office of Paymaster General, 

Clinton, N. c., JsTovember 30, 1908. 

The Adjutant General, State of ISTorth Carolina, 

BaJeigh, N. C. 

Sir: — I have the houor of subinitting herewith the report of 
this department for the fiscal year ending November 30, 190S. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand last report. Nov. 30, 1907 $ 9.883.0U 

State of X. C, annnal appropriation, 1908 16,000.00 

.$2."').SS3.00 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Companies, bands and divisions : 

First Infantry Companies .$ 3.000.00 

Second Infantry Companies 2.937.50 

Third Infantry Companies 2.87o.OO 

First Infantry Band 2.50.00 

Second Infantry Band 2.50.00 

Third Infantry Band 250.00 

First Battery Field Artillery 250.00 

Divisions Naval Brigade 1,500.00 

.$11,312.50 

Brigade and regimental headquarters, and 
company, division and corps commander.s : 

Brigade Commander Fir.st Brigade $ 300.00 

Commander First Infantry 300.00 

Commander Second Infantry 300.00 

Commander Third Infantry ?.00.(M) 

Commander Naval Brigade ;>00.0O 

Company Commanders First Infantry (ioo.oo 

Company Commanders Second Infantry 575.0(i 

Company Connnanders Tiiird Infantry OOO.Od 

Commander First Battery Field Artillery .".o.oo 

Division Connnanders Naval Bi'igade ."'.OO.Oit 

Division Coninianders IIosi)ital Corps 75.00 

,$ 3.700.00 



Adjutant General. 23 

Adjutant General's Department : 

Colonel Alfred Williams. A. A. G.. clerical serv- 
ices $ 249.07 

Lieutenant Colonel H. L. Leinst«"r. A. A. G., cler- 
ical services t>49.1)(i 

Miss Lillian M. Thompson, stenom-aplier to Ad- 
jutant (ieneral 300.00 

Miss Magdalene Laudis. clerical services lOO.OO 

Wavnesville Bookstore 99.90 

$ 999.83 

Qnarternia.ster (General's Department : 

General Francis A. Macon, salary one year.....*? 499.92 

Miss Magdalene Landis, stenographer to Quar- 
termaster General 205.04 

$ 764.96 

Paymaster General's Department: 

Colonel Geo. L. Peterson, salary one year $ 499.92 

$ 499.92 

ISiu-geon (Jeneral's Department : 

Charlotte Division Hospital Corps $ 75.00 

Clinton Division Hospital Corps 75.00 

Reidsville Division Hospital Corps 75.00 

$ 225.00 

Encampment expenses : 
Capt. T. C. Daniels, account Special Order No. 

15. A. G. O. C. S •$ •200.0<1 

$ 200.00 

Miscellaneous : 

General Francis A. :Macon, Quartermaster Gen- 
eral, account Special Orders No. 35. A. G. O. 
C. S., for improvement of Camp Glenn, out of 
funds previously received from (Quartermas- 
ter General's Department •$ 500.00 

Waynesville Bookstore, account Special Orders 

No. 18. A. G. O. C. S 89.10 

C. S. Pritchard. painting First Battalion Field 

Artillery 60.00 

■ $ 649.10 

Total disbursements .$18,351.31 

Balance on hand November 30. 1908 7,531.69 

Receipts from all sources $25,883.00 

Very respectfully, Geo. L. Peterson, 

Pai/iiiastrr (Inirral. \. (\ y. G. 



24 Annual Repoet 

Raleigh, N. C, December 1, 190S. 
The Adjutant General, Raleigh, N. C. 

Sib: — In obedience to Special Orders No. 76, A. G. O., dated Ra- 
leigh, N. C, November 28, 1908, I proceeded to Clinton, N. C, Novem- 
ber 30th, and audited the books of Col. George L. Peterson, Paymas- 
ter General. 

I enclose herewith statement of receipts and disbursements, and 
certificate copy of amount in bank November 30, 1908. 

The Paymaster General complains that Special Orders No. 5, para- 
graph 2, A. G. O., January 22, 1908, and Special Orders No. 35, A. G. 
O., paragraph 2, May 27, 1908, have not been complied with. 

I wish to add that I found the books and vouchers of the Paymas- 
ter General clean, clear and correct. 

Respectfully, R. L. Leinster, 

Lieut. Col. and Assistant Adjutant General, N. C. N. G. 



The Bank of Clinton, 
Clinton, N. C, November 30, 1908. 
To Whom it May Concern: 

There is deposited in this bank to the credit of George L. Peterson, 
Paymaster General of the N. C. N. G.. the sum of seventy -five hundred 
thirty-one dollars and sixty-nine cents ($7,531.69). 

H. McKinnon, 

Cashier. 



Adjutant Gexekal. 25 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF SMALL ARMS PRACTICE. 



State of j^orth Caeolhsta, 
Office of 
The Inspector of Small Arms Practici';, 
Franklinton, N. C, December 19, 1908. 

The Adjutant General, State of North Carolina, 

Raleigh. 

Sir: — I have the honor to submit the following report and 
recommendations of this department. 

On the first of the year the Quartermaster General's Depart- 
ment assumed control of the State rifle range with its entire 
equipment, and I most respectfully refer you to that depart- 
ment for a detailed report. 

Acting under Special Order JSTo. 47, I proceeded to Camp 
Glenn on July 18th as Chief Eange Officer for target practice 
of the First Eegiment, Third Eegiment, detail of 24 men from 
the Second Regiment, and Battery A, Field Artillery. The 
range was in a state of confusion, having been remodeled since 
last year, and in an incomplete condition. The abutments and 
firing points had been moved about fifty feet at a great expense 
with nothing gained as to location. The outlet drainage point 
of the pit remains the same. The targets are not as visible 
from the mid and long ranges as before. This change I con- 
sider, Avith other experienced officers, a mistake. 

Owing to the unpreparedness it required two days to install 
frames, targets, danger flags, establish firing points and to equip 
the range for target practice. 

This, together with inexperienced men in the pit as markers 
and scorers who had to be instructed fully as to their work, 
delayed the practice of the First Regiment. 

Both regiments and the battery showed great interest and 
enthusiasm and made fine scores as prescribed in Special Course 
"C." 

Major T. R. Orrell, of this department, was on duty at the 
target practice of the First Regiment, and his experience and 
ability Avere of great assistance and value to the work. His 



26 Aisr^yUAL Report 

report is embodied herein. The score cards of the entire prac- 
tice were delivered to Lieutenant Colonels Leinster and Bristol, 
Statistical Officers, and I respectfull}" refer you to their report. 

Better results might have been obtained had the detailed pro- 
gram of the target practice been explained to the officers who 
were to conduct same a few days in advance of the arrival of 
the participating commands, and the officers should have been 
ordered to the range prior to the troops. This was doubly 
urgent on account of the incomplete condition of the range, 
Avhich will be a great credit to the State when finished. I beg 
to make the following suggestions and recommendations : 

First. That an experienced and fully qualified officer from 
this department, authorized to make necessary purchases, be 
ordered to report at the range several days prior to any target 
practice in order that same nuiy be jn-epared for the troops on 
arrival. 

Second. I strongly recommend that the North Carolina teams 
attending Camp Perry be detailed for special duty on the range 
during the next encampment. 

Third. The complete equipment of armories with galleries 
conforming with the ideas of the War Department. 

Fourth. That the State encourage a legitimate and abundant 
use of ammunition, aid and promote competitions between com- 
])anies, battalions and regiments. 

Fifth. That the State encourage and assist in the establish- 
ment of outdoor ranges of from 200 to 500 yards for each com- 
])any, where practicable, supplying each company with one 
Aiken target complete or a suitable target of this type. 

Sixth. That a general order be issued company commanders 
requiring a certain number of drills during the year to be 
devoted to instructions in marksmanship. The sighting and 
aiming drills should be most diligently practiced and the soldier 
made as familiar as possible with details of rifle shooting. 

The North Carolina Kifle Team to the National Competition 
Shoot was selected by Captain Dwyer, IT. S. A., and captained 
to Camp Perry and return by General Thos. R. Robertson and 
I respectfully refer you to his report for the team record, etc. 
On August 9th I was ordered to Camp Perry, Ohio, as North 



Ai).nrAxr (1k.\ki;ai,. 27 

Carolina Range Officer and spent twenty instructive days serv- 
ing practically every team in the Union, under the command 
of Colonel R. K. Evans, IT. S. A., Executive Officer, and Majoi- 
J. T. Dickman, Thirteenth Cavalry, Chief Range Officer. These 
officers were well pleased with my services and requested that 
I return to the National Competition Shoot for same duty next 
season. Very respectfully, 

W. L. McGhee, 
Vol. (tiid lii.^it. .s'/;/(^// Arms Practice, N. V. .V. G. 



28 Annual Report 

REPORT OF CHIEF OF ENGINEERS. 



Winston-Salem, JST. C, December 1, 1908. 

The Adjutant Genekal, jST. C. N". G., 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor to submit my annual report for the 
year 1908, as follows : 

In pursuance with your instructions, I accompanied Quarter- 
master General Francis A. Macon on a visit to Morehead City 
and Camp Glenn, March 23d and 24th, to take preliminary 
steps in the matter of an improvised water supply and other 
improvements looking toward the development of the camp 
site to a suitable condition for the quartering of troops when 
engaged in rifle practice on the range, and otherwise in regular 
encampment. 

My advice relative to an improved and permanent water 
supply was transmitted to you under date of February 15th, 
in response to your letter of February 14th. My recommenda- 
tion being that the water supply should be obtained from driven 
wells suitably located, the water to be pumped to an elevated 
tank and delivered by gravity through suitable pipes to the 
various company streets, and to the sundry buildings contem- 
plated in the plans for the ultimate development of the camp 
site, and to suitable points of convenience on the rifle range, all 
as more fully set forth in my letter, as follows : 

General Thomas R. Robertson, Adjutant General, RaleU/h, N. C. 

Sir : — I am in receipt of yours of February 14th, requesting in- 
formation as to my judgment and opinion relative to obtaining au 
ample supply of potable and wholesome water for the use of Camp 
Glenn. Replying thereto, I have the honor to reaffirm my recom- 
mendations contained in my annual report, made to you under date of 
December 31, lOOG, ns follows, viz. : 

"For a permanent water supply I would recommend that wells be 
driven on the rear side of the property comprising the camp site, at as 
remote a point as practicable from where the tents are pitched, and 
that the water be pumped to an elevated tank and ])iped from it to 
tlie various parts of the camp site where it may be needed, and that 



Adjutant General. 29 

the use of driven wells in the immediate vicrnity of where the tents 
are pitched, and the spring used during the last encampment as drink- 
ing watei', should all be discontinued, as all these are quite liable to 
contamination and dangerous to the heallh of the troops when used 
as drinking water." 

Further, in relation thereto, would advise that I am unable to say 
how many wells might be required to give a sufficient supply, but I 
feel assured that the water obtained from such wells would be excep- 
tionally satisfactory and wholesome in quality, and that a sufficient 
quantity could thus be secured. 

Replying to your inquiry as to how the water could best be deliv- 
ered to an elevated tank, would advise as follows, viz. : Should elec- 
tric energy be made available to the camp site from the Morehead 
nmnicipal plant, an electric motor drive would be the simplest to 
operate, and. at reasonable rates for current, would be economic. 
Next in point of economj^ would be the use of a gas engine, but I am 
ai)prehensive that it would be difficult to find among the troops a man 
who would be able to put such an engine in operation after a long 
period of standing idle between encampments; so it is my opinion 
that, in the event electrical energy cannot be secured, a small boiler 
and steam pump would be the best solution. 

As to whether the tank and tower should be of wood or iron, would 
advise that iron would be very much more durable, if projierly pro- 
tected by a coat of paint eaeh year to prevent deterioration due to the 
salt atmosphere. A wooden tower and tank could be built with very 
much less cost, and would probably not have to be renewed in seven 
or ten years. 

Trusting that the above covers the information desired, and await- 
ing your further instructions, I liave the honor to be. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) J. L. Ludlow, 
Colonel and Chief of Engineers. 

Under Special Orders J^o. 3, authorizing the Quartermaster 
General to call to his assistance the officers of the General Staff 
in his work of preparing Camp Glenn and the rifle range for 
rifle practice and the quartering of troops, and in response to 
such a call for assistance by the Quartermaster General under 
date of March 10th, it was my pleasure and privilege to render 
service as follows : 

In company Avith the Quartermaster General I investigated 
the surroundings of Camp Glenn with a view of finding a more 
suitable site for the rifle range of sufficient area for separate 
targets for the different ranges of firing lines, but this investi- 



30 Anj\uaj. Eepokt 

gation failed of successful results, and it is my judgment that 
the best available site for the rifle range is the one now in use. 

Under my direction a topographical survey was made of the 
entire grounds, and plans have been prepared for the quarter- 
ing of troops, including seven drawings, as follows : 

Drawing ISTo. 1183 is a general plan of the rifle range and 
quarters for troops. This drawing indicates the most suitable 
plan of subdivision of the available space, with allotments of 
space for the rifle range, parade grounds, three regiments of 
troops, one battery, hospital corps, corral, garbage crematory, 
streets, avenues, etc. It also indicates the location of the driven 
wells for a water supply, the waterworks pumping station, 
tower and tank, the distribution pipe system to the rifle range, 
mess halls, bath houses, latrines, yard hydrants for each com- 
pany street, and other points of convenience in the camp 
grounds. It also indicates the location of the sewerage system 
with connection to all the mess-hall kitchens, and to the latrines 
and other buildings where sewerage connections are reqiiired; 
also the location of the seAverage receiving basin, where the 
sewage is collected between tides to be discharged on the ebb 
tide, that any fouling or other disagreeable conditions on the 
water front of the camp and the bathing grounds may be pre- 
vented. It also indicates the location for one storage warehouse, 
three regimental mess halls, one battery mess hall, one hospital 
mess hall, three regimental oflicers' mess halls, one hospital 
building, one general oflicers' headquarters building, one revicAv- 
ing stand, two bath houses for oflicers and enlisted men, and tAvo 
latrines for oflicers and enlisted men. 

DraAving ISTo. 1184, shoAA^ng in detail Avith cuts and fills the 
plan for grading the grounds contained in the parade grounds, 
and in space allotments for the three regiments and the battery, 
the streets, avenues, etc. 

Drawing No. 1185, shoAving the detail plans for the Quarter- 
master's storage warehouse. 

Drawing No. 1186, showing the detail plans for three regi- 
mental mess halls and the battery mess hall. 

Drawing No. 1187, shoAving the detail plans for the general 
and brigade headquarters. 



Adjutaa't Gknkkai.. 31 

Drawing No. 1188, showing the detail plans for three regi- 
mental officers' mess halls and one hospital mess hall. 

Drawing Xo. 1189, showing detail plans for the hospital, 
with provision for quarters for the Surgeon General and two 
Assistant Surgeons, dispensary, and a ward to aceommodate 
twenty-five cots, and an attached kitchen. 

With the view of keeping the cost down to the lowest possible 
limit consistent with substantial and durable construction to 
withstand the high winds and otherwise severe weather, ele- 
ments that frequently obtain on the coast, it has been my pur- 
pose to make all the buildings as small as practicable to fully 
meet the requirements of satisfactory occupancy during en- 
campments. Nevertheless, it was found that some of the build- 
ings were of necessity large and expensive to erect. 

The storage warehouse was designed to meet the require- 
ments as prescribed by Quartermaster General Macon. It is a 
large and commodious building, with convenient arrangements 
for unloading and handling supplies during encampments, and 
for the storage of the camp property ad interitn. 

The regimental mess halls are of capacity to accommodate 
twelve full companies of troops and a band. Each company 
table is provided Avith its separate kitchen, which is fully 
screened and fitted with water and sewer connections to the 
sinks. The buildings are strong and substantial, and are pro- 
vided with open sides to be covered by cheap temporary fly 
screens throughout during the period of encampment. 

Blue prints of all the above plans and drawings are furnished 
you herewith as a part of this report. 

In the preparation of the plans for the permanent develop- 
ment of the camp site to acconmiodate the quartering of three 
full regiments and one battery of troops at the same time, it 
was found that the area of the grounds was not sufficient to giA'e 
as much space to each regiment as might seem desirable and, 
at the same time, preserve intact the open space between the 
railroad and the rifle range to be used as a parade groimd, and 
to locate the hospital site, mess halls, etc., so as to meet the 
full requirements of convenience and satisfactory service. Hoav- 
ever, as the plans are prepared, it is my judgment that enough 
space has been allotted to each regiment to fully meet the 



32 Annual Report 

requirements for healthfulness and convenience, and at the 
same time give the hospital site the reasonable degree of iso- 
lation that is desirable, and further, to preserve the narrow 
wooded bluff overlooking the Sound for uses of a park space 
and lounging ground for the troops when relieved from active 
duty. 

With the installation of the complete water supply, and a 
sewerage system with standard IT. S. Army latrines, and fur- 
ther, owing to the short period of continuous occupancy, the 
space allotments for the regiments is considered to be much 
less objectionable than w^ould otherwise be the case, if, indeed, 
it does not entirely eliminate any reasonable objection whatever 
to the degree that the allotment is contracted in the plans as 
prepared. 

In response to your Special Order iSTo. 58, instructing me to 
visit Camp Glenn and inspect the waterworks and sewerage 
system as it has been installed, and to report to the Quarter- 
master General the result of my inspection, I performed this 
service on the 8th and 9th of August and submitted my report 
under date of August 18th, as follows: 

General Francis A. Macon, Qitartcrmastcr General, 

Henderson, N. C. 

Sir : — In obedience to Special Orders No. 58 of Thomas R. Robert- 
sou, Adjutant General, N. C. N. G., I have the honor to report a visit 
to Camp Glenn on the 8th and 9th lust., and an inspection of the water 
supply and sewerage system recently installed in connection with the 
rifle range and quarters for troops. 

WATER SrPl'LY. 

The water supply appears to have been installed in practical accord- 
ance with the plans which I prepared and submitted to you some time 
ago, and further appears to have fully met the requirements of the 
troops that have recently been quartered at Camp Glenn. 

There are some slight details in connecting up the pump to the wells 
that should be corrected, viz., the goose-neck connections at the top 
of the wells should be removed and the well pipes should be connected 
direct to the pumps, with a slightly descending grade from the pump 
to the connections with the well heads, even though the well head is 
thereby placed slightly below the ground level. In each of the leads 
from the four wells to the pump there should be set a gate valve or 
stop cock, so that each well can be isolated from the remainder of the 
group and tested out for available quantity by means of the ]nnnp. 



Adjutant General. 33 

There appears to be a slislit doubt as to whether or not the four 
wells that have been installed may be capable of furnishing; sutlicient 
water when the entire State Guard shall be in camp at the same time. 
But with the arranicement above suggested for the test of the wells 
this matter can be definitely determined at very small trouble and 
expense, and additional wells can be bored, should the yield from the 
present group of four wells prove to be inadequate. 

The pump at present installed has a capacity of thirty- five gallons 
per capita per day, with 2,000 in camp, which is thought to be suffi- 
cient for all reasonable requirements. However, for absolute assur- 
ance to meet the extreme requirements of shower baths and other 
uses to which the water can be advantageously used, and to insure a 
continuance of the supply, regai'dless of any mishap to the pump, it 
is thought advisable that a duplicate pump be installed and connected 
up to the present steam boiler, which is of ample capacity for the two 
pumps, with the conditons under which the plant is operated, and this 
duplicate pump installation is therefore recommended. 

SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

The sewerage system appears, from surface indications and from 
what view it was practicable to obtain of the operation, to have been 
constructed in substantial accordance with the plans heretofore pre- 
pared for you, and, as far as could be learned, it has given very satis- 
factory service during the recent encampment. The latrines that have 
been installed in connection with the sewerage system appear to have 
been a great improvement over the former conditions and quite satis- 
factory in operation. 

I was advised by Mr. Barrow, whom you had in charge of the 
sewerage construction, that, owing to his inability to secure 8-inch 
sewer pipe in time to have the plant ready for the use of the recent 
encampment, a G-inch pipe was substituted for this size from the junc- 
tion of the outlet from the latrines used by enlisted men to the sewage 
collecting basin. This has given some trouble, by reason of becoming 
stopped up. It is probable that this trouble may recur, and it is my 
judgment that, before another encampment, this short stretch of pipe 
should be taken up and relaid with the proper size, and a suitable 
mesh screen be placed at the upper end of it, in the manhole near the 
latrine for enlisted men, and Is so recommended. 

The sewage-collecting basin appears to have been well and substan- 
tially constructed, in spite of the troublesome conditions that were 
encountered ; but my plans for storing the sewage during the incoming 
tide, and discharge at the outgoing tide, seem not to have been fully 
understood. To accomplish this it is necessary that a gate valve of 
some type should be installed on the outlet of the collecting basin, to 
be opened and closed by hand upon each ebb and flood tide while the 
sewerage system is in use, and it is recommended that this be done 
before the system is again put in use. 



34 Annual Report 

Having no representative present during the construction of this 
worii, I am unable to advise authoritatively as to the character of the 
construction, except as a result of inquiry made of the foreman who 
had the work in charge. From descriptions given, and reidies given to 
my inquiries as to the conditions found in the execution of the work 
and the care taken to meet them, and the means and methods taken 
to secure proper construction, it appears that the work was substan- 
tially and carefully executed. 

Very respectfully, (Signed) J. li. Ludlow, 

Colonel and Chief of EmjUivcrs. X. C. ISl. G. 

The conditions that obtained during the encanipnient of this 
year, since the installation of the water supply and sewerage 
system, with the standard army latrines in use, was in marked 
contrast with similar conditions of former encampments; and 
the improvement in the comfort and healthfulness of the troops 
and the general sanitary conditions of the camp by reason of 
these improvements was very manifest and substantial. 

When the grounds shall have been graded as planned, and 
a growth of turf developed, and when the several buildings that 
have been designed shall have been erected, the camp will pre- 
sent a very pleasing and attractive appearance. It will then 
be well equipped for the quartering of the entire liational 
Guard of the State, as organized at present, with suitable con- 
ditions for the health and comfort of the officers and enlisted 
men; and for the proper and satisfactory service and training 
that it is intended to accomplish in developing and maintaining 
the military forces in a high state of efficiency. And I would 
earnestly recommend that the complete development of the 
camp as planned should be acc'omplished as rapidly and as soon 
as practicable. 

Very respectfully, J. L. Ludlow, 

Colonel Engineers, N. C. N. O. 



Adjutant Genkkai.. Ji5 

REPORT OF SURGEON. 



AsHEviLLE, N". C, August 17, 1908. 
Col. Robert S. Young, 

Surgeon General, N . C. N. G., 

Concord, N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor to respectfully submit the following 
report in entirety of the Charlotte detachment of the First 
Kegimcnt, on route to and from rifle range and in camp at 
(\uiip Glenn, in July, 1908: 

I accompanied special troop train from Asheville to Camp 
Glenn, leaving x\sheville at 12 :01 A. M., July 18th. On board 
the train were companies H, F, K, and the First Regiment 
Band. En route we took on Companies E, B, L, M, C, and 1, 
arriving at Camp Glenn, near Morehead City, July 18th at 
6 P. M., no casualties en route. 

Captain B. J. Witherspoon, with the Hospital Corps, had 
pitched tents, and the hospital was in readiness for receiving 
and caring for patients on arrival of special troop train from 
the west. 

The hospital was located in the open field just southeast from 
the regiment. The location aiforded a good breeze, lessening 
the number of mosquitoes. Medical supplies were poor and 
insufficient, and we were compelled to purchase some medicines 
from the Morehead City Drug Company. 

The food was abundant, of good quality, and well cooked. 
The drinking water was obtained from artesian wells located 
north of the railroad track hear the rifle range. It was pumped 
up into a wooden reservoir and was distributed through pipes 
to the company streets, to the lavatories and baths. The water 
was plentiful and of good quality. 

There was an unusual amount of constipation among the 
men, and, not having any knowledge of the analysis of the 
water, I am not prepared to say that the water was responsible 
for this condition. 

The bathing facilities were excellent, and the new bath honses 
with shower baths added much to the comfort of the regiment. 



36 Annual Repokt 

The officers' lavatory was located near the edge of the sound 
among the trees, and the enlisted men's lavatory was located 
near the sound in the open, toward Morehead City. These 
lavatories were flushed by an automatic process and a detail 
was kept at each place, also a man was employed to look after 
the sanitary condition, to prevent rolls of paper and other 
foreign substances from blocking the sewer. 

Every comfort necessary was supplied the troops en route 
and in camp. The sanitary condition of the camp was good. 
Two daily inspections were made by a medical officer. Camp 
streets were policed by the respective companies every morning. 

Officers and men present were Major Eugene B. Glenn, Cap- 
tain B. J. Witherspoon, First Class Sergeant F. L. Carpenter, 
Sergeants C. D. Ross and O. F. Alexander ; First Class Privates 
"W. A. Pritchett, W. B. Huntington and G. W. Dunn, privates 
F. H. Ross, F. R. Cochran and W. C. Kirby. 

The health of the men at Camp Glenn Avas excellent. Those 
who reported at the hospital came principally for treatment 
of the following complaints : constipation, sunburn, mosquito 
bites, and injured feet that they had gotten while bathing in 
Bogue Sound. The average number of patients in the hospital 
Avas two each day. July 19th there were 18 reported at the 
hospital on sick call; July 20th, 33; July sLt, 23; July 22d, 
26; July 23d, 11. Private J. C. McCall, Company I, was sent 
home with a detail, suffering from an infectious conjunctivitis, 
which developed before he entered camp. 

Private R. F. White, Company F, was seized with an attack 
of recurrent appendicitis about midnight of the 23d. He was 
brought to Asheville in drawing-room of Pullman attached to 
special troop train, and arrived in Asheville at 4 P. M., July 
25th, accompanied by the chief medical officer and First Class 
Sergeant F. L. Carpenter. He was taken direct from the train 
to a hospital and operated on about 9 A. M. The appendix 
had ruptured and the patient was suffering from a general 
septic peritonitis. He is now well on the road to recovery. 

We broke camp at Camp Glenn July 24th, and left on 
special troop train accompanied by the chief medical officer 
and First Class Sergeant F. L. Carpenter, and arrived in Ashe- 
ville at 4 P. M., July 2,5th. There wei-e no casualties en route, 



Adjutant Genekal. 37 

except, while the train was passing through New Bern, a pri- 
vate was struck in the face by a bottle, thrown by some citizen 
on the outside without provocation, inflicting painful but not 
serious wounds. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

First. That the spring on the edge of the sound in the camp 
ground, which was used during the last and present encamp- 
ments, should be condemned, as it is liable to dangerous con- 
tamination, therefore dangerous to the health of the troops. 

Second. That the camp site be graded and sodded with grass 
in the early fall or winter. This will make it less inconvenient 
to the men in walking, and also lessen the enormous amount of 
dust constantly in the air when a breeze is stirring. 

Third. That permanent roadways should be constructed 
which will enable all heavy hauling to be done between the 
regimental headquarters without cutting up the company 
streets. 

Fourth. That suitable racks be placed in the various water- 
closets, so that they may hold the rolls of paper and prevent 
them from falling into the sewerage, thus blocking the pipes ; 
and that a detail be kept constantly on duty at the baths and 
water-closets to look after the sanitation. 

Fifth. That the camp grounds be enclosed by a wire fence to 
prevent hogs from roaming over the camp grounds and upset- 
ting the slops around the companies' kitchens, as well as doing 
other mischief to the grounds. 

Sixth. That the hog lot beyond the railroad, near the rifle 
range, be declared unsanitary and injurious to public health. 

Srventh. — That Bogue Sound, between the tAvo piers opposite 
the camp ground, be cleared of oyster shells in the early fall 
or winter at low tide, and all sticks or brush, or anything on 
which oysters can spore, be cleared away, so as to lessen the 
dangerous and severe cuts of the soldiers' feet while bathing. 

Eighth. That all the shrubbery should be cleared out between 
the camp and rifle range, extending out as far as the rifle pit, 
so as to permit a breeze from the sound and lessen the intense 
heat on the range, thereby adding to the comfort and health 
of the men. 



38 Annual JvKi'oin- 

Ninth. I also recommend that the grove of trees near the 
soniid should be removed down to a distance of twenty or 
thirty feet of the embankment of the sound, and that the re- 
maining ones be trimmed up properly, so as to permit free 
access of the ocean breeze to the camp grounds and destroy the 
harbor for mosquitoes and add comfort to the entire camp 
ground. 

Tenth. I also recommend that all the hospital supplies and 
all medicines be returned to the proper authority for a fresh 
supply. The present supply is old and has become very unre- 
liable, and some parts of the perishable supplies and medicines 
have been exhausted and should be replaced. 

Respectfully, Eugene B. Glenn, 

Mujor and Siirticoii. X. (J. N. G. 



Adjutant Genekal. 39 

REPORT OF BRIGADE COMMANDER. 



Headquarters First Brigade, N". C. N. G., 

Statesville, IST. C, December 31, 1908. 

The Adjutant General of North Carolina, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir : — I herewith make report of the First Brigade for the 
year 1908. 

The strength of the brigade is as follows : Three regiments 
of infantry, one battery of field artillery. The regiments have 
twelve companies and a band each, averaging in strength 600 
officers and men ; the field battery, 65 officers and men. Total, 
1,860 officers and men. The enlisted strength has been increased 
since last report about 100 men. 

The arms of the troops have been changed during the year, 
the Krag- Jorgensen rifle being exchanged for the Springfield rifle, 
model 1903. The First Battery, Field Artillery, is equipped 
with four breech-loading rifles, caliber 3.2, model 1897, with 
the necessary carriages, limbers, caissons, artillery store and 
forage and battery wagons, the necessary harness, saddles, re- 
volvers and sabers. The clothing of the troops consists of the 
summer khaki and the service blue uniform. The khaki cloth- 
ing in the possession of some of the companies is well worn 
by long usage, and a great many of the companies are short 
leggings for some enlisted men ; the blue is in better condition 
somewhat than the khaki, not being worn or washed so much. 
Three companies have no blue uniform. The different detach- 
ments of the brigade had instruction in the field during the past 
year as follows : Eleven companies of the Second Infantry, 
Companies B and D, First Infantry, and L, Third Infantry, 
at Fort Caswell, JM". C, nine days in July; these troops being 
instructed as artillery sup[)orts and reserves under command 
of Lieutenant Colonel Metts. And the Second Regiment again 
at Ghickamauga Park, Gm., in July for nine days, under the 
coininand of the regimental commander, Colonel Bragaw. 



40 Annual Report 

Reports of these encampments were forwarded to your of- 
fice. The First Regiment for target practice, July 18th to 
24th, at Camp Glenn. The Third Regiment (excepting Com- 
pany C) at Camp Glenn for target practice August 4th to 11th. 
As commanding officer of the post Camp Glenn during the 
tour of the troops there, I herewith report result of this rifle 
practice. The First Regiment arrived at Camp Glenn, report- 
ing strength as follows: Including Field Staff and Hospital 
Corps detachment and First Field Artillery attached, 646 of- 
ficers and men. The Third Regiment arrived August 4th, re- 
porting strength as follows : Including Field Staff, Band, Hos- 
pital Corps detachment and a detail of four officers and twenty- 
two enlisted men of the Second Infantry, totaling 591 officers 
and men. Each regiment remained in camp five days, two days 
of the seven being consumed in traveling to and from camp. 
Owing to the limited time available for rifle practice — five days 
— it was seen that only the marksmen record course, Special 
Course C, could be fired. This course was completed by each 
regiment. A detailed report giving each man's record of shots 
fired and the class in which he qualified was forwarded to your 
office. 

The range was not ready for firing on the arrival of the 
troops at camp, but by continuous work of responsible officers 
this was remedied to a great extent and the firing was not long 
delayed. The time being so short and the men to a great ex- 
tent showing a lack of knowledge of the rifle, or how to take 
position at different firing points, arrange sights, etc., instruc- 
tion in these details had to be given them on the range, thereby 
consuming time in giving instructions that should have been 
taught the men in the armory; also the breaking down of the 
telephone system during the shooting, consuming time. These 
delays necessitated the men being on the range firing from early 
in the morning until late in the afternoon in order to finish the 
course. Better results could have been obtained to have had 
twice the time to fire a regiment, and to have shot only in the 
mornings, as at the time the weather was very hot, and in the 
afternoon the sun was in the eyes of the men. The following 
is the result of rifle firing for the brigade for the year on the 
range at Camp Glenn : 



x\djutant General. 



41 



RESULT OF RIFLE FIRING AT CAMP GLENN. 



First Regiment. 






4) C S3 O -2 



Field Steff 

Company A 

Company B 

Company C 

Company D 

Company E 

Company F 

Company G 

Company H ,--- 

Company I 

Company K 

Company L 

Company M ! 

Band 

Hospital Coips 

*Battery A, Field Artillery-— 



15 
46 
58 
50 
50 
43 
50 
48 
50 
46 
49 
44 
36 

27 

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12 I- 

total firin K 



53y2 
84y4 

65y4 

68 

70 

95% 

84 

87y2 

86 

8614 

69% 

84 

83 M" 



7 
5 

20 

16 

15 

2 

8 

6 

7 

6 

15 

7 

6 

12 

10 



37% 
16% 
25 
17'/2 

2iy2 
27y2 

19 

28y2 

30% 

25% 
26% 
18y> 
21 






39 
38 
34 
85 
41 
42 
42 
43 
40 
34 
37 
30 



•Battery A, Field Artillery, engaged in pistol practice. 



42 



Annual Report 



RESULT OF RIFLE FIRING AT CAMP GLENN.— Continued. 





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55 


81% 


2 


3 


3 


34 


10 


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45 




58 


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38 


13 


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45 
























63 


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1 


8 


29 


25 


20% 


38 




63 


56 


n 


9 


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29 


28 


18% 


35 




63 


86 


n 


1 


S 


48 


9 


14% 


54 




44 


75 





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24 


11 


23% 


33 




47 


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n 





? 


40 


5 


12 


49 


Company I 


53 


901/2 





3 


6 


39 


5 


20 


48 




63 


59 


n 


A 


A 


29 


26 


2iy2 


37 




63 


62 


1 


9 


6 


30 


24 


22 


39 




55 


76'/' 


n 


1 


3 


38 


13 


i4y4 


42 




35 












26 






Hospital Corps. Company D -^ 


12 












12 





















tCompany C, Third Infantry, not present. 
First Regiment, Figure of Merit, 21. 
Third Regiment, Figure of Merit, 17. 



x'Vdjutant Gk.nkkal. 43 

I think the Guard could be vastly improved in reliability and 
efficiency by an inci"eased appropriation from the State suf- 
ficient to pay all enlisted men at least 50 cents per drill for the 
twenty-four drills required by the general government during 
the year. Also, to carry out provisions of the regulations, and 
especially for the allowance of $100 per year to company com- 
manders for the care of government property and clerical work 
that will be necessary to be done in the future by the company 
commanders, the calling together of boards to examine officers 
for fitness for service, and other necessary boards, etc., when 
the interests of the seiwice demand the same. 

The time is past when patriotism alone will maintain a body 
of soldiers that can be relied on for any emergency. There 
must be some material inducement to enable recruiting officers 
(captains of companies in most instances) to enlist and hold 
in the service the men for some time after being trained. A siim 
sufficient to meet these pressing needs would greatly increase 
•the efficiency of the troops, make the problem of maintaining 
a company much easier for the captain and every other officer, 
and give the State a force every unit of whicli, under the cir- 
cumstances, could be made reliable for any emergency. 

Eespectfully, J. F. Armfield, 

Brigadier General Conriudiidiiit/ First Brigade. N. C. N. G. 



44 Annual Report 

REPORT OF COMMANDER OF NAVAL BRIGADE. 



New Bern, N. C, January 1, 1909. 

The Adjutant General, State of North Carolina, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor to submit my annual report for the 
year of 1908. 

All orders have been promptly transmitted during the year. 

No part of the brigade has been called to the aid of the civil 
authorities. 

In compliance with the plan formulated by the Navy Depart- 
ment, the brigade participated in the squadron maneuvers of 
the Twentieth Squadron, U. S. N., composed of the Naval 
Militia of the various States south of New York, mobilizing 
at Beaufort, N. C, July 16th, and embarking on the U. S. S._ 
Prairie at that port and joining the fleet at Hampton Roads on 
the ITtli, thence to Tangier Sound, where the evolutions and 
exercises took place. The report of Commander Bradham, Ex- 
ecutive Officer, sets forth in detail the work of the brigade, and 
is attached hereto as a part of this report. 

While many hardships were borne by the men, yet the exer- 
cises were of great benefit to the officers and men alike, as this 
was the first time that the brigade had ever had the opportunity 
to enjoy the active drills and instruction in the various branches 
of naval work under the direction and supervision of officers 
of the regular establishment. 

It was rather discouraging to the men of the brigade to see 
tlie crews of the other five States, who formed the fleet, receive 
pay from their States, while our men Avere receiving nothing, 
and working equally hard to stand at the top and reflect credit 
upon our Guard. 

North Carolina was the only State whose militia did not have 
their own ship. I therefore beg to i*epeat my recommendation 
of a year ago, that the Commander in Chief reqnest of the 
Navy Department the loan of a ship for the use and instruction 
of the militia. 



Adjutant General. 45 

I request tliut you recommend that an appropriation be made 
by the incoming Legislature of sufficient size to maintain said 
ship and provide for the participation of the brigade in the 
summer maneuvers to be formulated by the Navy Department 
each year, and to pay the men while on duty, as is done by all 
other States which have !Naval Reserves. This will insure more 
interest, and will be an encouragement to the brigade for still 
better work. Respectfully, Tom C. Daniels, 

Captain Naval Brigade, N. C. N. O. 



Headquarters N. C. Naval Brigade, 
New Been, N. C, August 10, 1908. 

Sir : — 1. I submit the following report of the cruise of the North 
Carolina Naval Brigade on the U. S. S. Prairie, July 16th to 25th, 
inclusive. 

2. Two battalions, including First, Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Di- 
visions, numbering sixteen officers and one hundred and forty-eight en- 
listed men, were moved by regular and special trains over the Atlantic 
Coast Line and Norfolk and Southern railroads to Beaufort, N. C, 
July 15th and l(3th. Embarked at Beaufort, July 16, 1908, at 11 A. M. 
On July 17th Lieutenants Sutton and Askew, with nineteen men, 
joined at Hampton Roads, Va., and on .July 21st Captain Tom C. 
Daniels, commanding brigade, came aboard at Tangier Sound, Md. 
Lieutenant Saunders of the Sixth Division and one enlisted man of 
the Fourth Division were granted leave of absence July 17th at 
Hampton Roads, Va. There were nineteen officers and one hundred 
and sixty-seven enlisted men all told. 

3. Itinerary was as follows : 

1908. 
July 15. First Division left Wilmington 3:20 P. M. 
First Division arrived Beaufort 8 :40 P. M. 
Fifth Division left El'izabeth City 0:50 P. M. 
16. Fifth Division arrived New Bern 3 :30 A. M. 

15. Fourth Division left Plymouth 10 :40 P. M. 

16. Fourth Division arrived New Bern 3 :30 A. M. 
Second Division left New Bern 3 :30 A. M. 
Second Division arrived Beaufort 5 :40 A. M. 

Sixth Division joined brigade at Beaufort 7 :00 A. M. 
Brigade embarked on Prairie 11 :00 A. M. 
Under way from Beaufort, N. C, 1 :18 P. M. 

17. Anchored Hampton Roads, Va., 11 :45 A. M. 



46 Annual REroiix 

1908. 

July 19. Under way from Hampton Roads 10 :?>(} A. M. 
Anchored Tangier Sound, Md., 7:35 P. M. 

22. Under way for squadron maneuvers 8:20 A. M. 

23. Under way for target practice 7 :40 A. M. 
Under way from Tangier Sound, Md., 7:35 P. M. 

24. Anchored off Beaufort, N. C, 6:35 P. M. 
Three divisions disembarlced 6:40 P. M. 

25. Three divisions disembarked 5 :25 A. M. 
On train for liome 7:10 A. M. 

4. The brigade was exercised as follows : 

July 16th. Receiving station billets ; general instructions about 
ship ; shaking down. 

July 17th. Fire and collision drills ; abandon ship ; man overl:K)ard 
while under way; Morris tube (which was out of order). 

July 18th. Morris tube; signals, day and night. 

July 19th. Sunday inspection ; services by Chaplain Smith ; squad- 
ron maneuvers, en route to Tangier Sound, Md. 

July 20th. Morris tube ; gunnery instruction ; heaving lead ; boats 
under oars ; signals, day and night ; swimming ; search lights. 

July 21st. Same as 20th, except boats were under oars and sails. 

July 22d. Squadron maneuvers and resisting night attack of torpedo 
boats. 

July 23d. Under way for target practice with 3-inch guns. 

July 24th. Genei-al instructions under way. Three divisions disem- 
barked. 

July 25th. Three divisions disembarked and brigade on train for 
home. 

5. The brigade was divided into two ship's divisions (A and B), 
corresponding to shore battalions, and were assigned to duty with the 
two deck divisions of regular ship's crew. Each shore division was 
assigned to life or whale boat for exercises, drills or abandoning ship. 

0. In addition the men were assigned to duty as lookout, anchor- 
watch, life-buoy watch, scrubbed deck, cleaned bright work, did duty 
as messmen, had setting-up drills, and in a general way performed 
the general duties performed by the regular ship's crew. The quar- 
termasters and signal men kept regular watch with the ship's quar- 
termasters and signal men. 

7. Divisional officers kept watch at sea and in port with ship's 
officers, and handled ship while under way in squadron maneuvers. 

Complimentary mention should be made of the splendid showing 
of our watch officers in handling ship while under way in maneu- 
vers, also the good work done by the signal officers. The erection 
of the target was an arduous and painstaking task. Our officers and 
men performed this duty very much to our credit. 

8. It is to be regretted that general instructions regarding ham- 
mocks and mattresses should have been misleading. Only one division 



AdJUTAX'J" (iKNKHAL. 47 

carriod hauunooks. The others were not provided with either ham 
uioeks or mattresses, occasioned, no doubt, by the belief that they 
could be drawn'ou board shijj. Two suits of white were insufficient: 
four suits of white and two white hats should be furnished and re- 
quired to be carried. The men were provided with a suit of white 
muster and a suit of blue, also lanyard, kuife and neckerchief and 
watch cap. Specific orders should be issued before another cruise, 
requiring all men to carry hammocks, four suits of white, two white 
hats, oue suit of blue, blue cap, watch cap and black shoes. 

!). Discipline was good, considering that this was the first sea duty 
of a majority of the brigade, and that no provision had been made 
for paying the men, and that all other naval militia organizations did 
receive regular pay, which fact was known to all the men and offi- 
cers, and that attendance on a cruise was not compulsory. Many offi- 
cers and men. almost indis])eusable. were not present, and. necessarily, 
the line and ranks suffered in discipline and efficiency. It is neces- 
sary that all officers and men attend all exercises. The men showed 
a willingness and desire to perform all commands and to carry out 
every detail, when understood. It required several days for the men 
to become accustomed to the commands liy a iietty officer of foreign 
extraction. 

10. Efficiency : The officers and men are badly in need of primary 
instruction in seamanship, navigation, marksmanship, gunnery and- 
the routine of the service. It was impossible in the limited time 
allowed by the cruise for the officers and men to receive the instruc- 
tion so greatly needed. The ship was an ideal one for the cruise, 
decks were ample for comfortable accommodations. However, boilers 
and engines are of an old type and did not afford the desired instruc- 
tion in this department. 

Target score was not up to the average, accounted for, no doubt, 
because the IMorris tube mechanisms were out of order a great part 
of the time, when the guns' crews should have been practicing, also 
part of each day was devoted to instructing other ships' gun crews 
on the :\Iorris tube and, necessarily, our gun crews were prevented 
from attaining that degree of marksmanship desired. 

13. It is recommended: 

(a) That the cruise be fifteen days at least. 

(&) That the brigade receive full pay, transportation and subsist- 
ence. 

(c) That attendance be compulsory. 

(d) Specific, detailed instructions be given each officer in his rou- 
tine duties, and lectures or instruction in navigation, electricity, 
ordnance, gunnery, steam engineering and seamanship. 

(e) That each armory be equipped with Morris tubes, signal out- 
fits, complete with code, and that divisional officers be required to 
show proficienc.v in gunnery and signaling. 



48 Annual Report 

(f) That the brigade be provided with a ship suitable for waters 
iu the sounds of Eastern North Carolina of draft not over 7 feet 
(j inches. 

iff) That armories be supplied with professional books for the use 
of officers and men. This should include works on gunnery, ordnance, 
steam engineering, navigation, ship and gun drills, boat signals, codes 
used by the service in day and night signaling, books on landing 
forces, naval regulations and "The Blue Jackets' Manual." 

Very respectfully, 

C. D. Bradham, 

Commander 1st Batt. N. C. Naval Bi-igade, Executive Officer. 

Captain Thomas C. Daniels, 

Commanding N. C. Naval Brigade. 



Adjutant Genekal 



49 



REPORT OF FIRST INFANTRY. 



Headquarters First Infantry, N. C. N. G., 

Shelby, N. C, December 4, 1908. 

TiiK Apjutant General, State of North Carolina, 

Baleigh. 

Sir :— I have the honor herewith to submit my annual report 
for the year 1908. 

The regiment has twelve companies, divided into three bat- 
talions. The First, A, B, C and D, under command of Major 
E. L. Flaniiigan; the Second, E, F, G and H, commanded by 
Major D. D. Parks, and the Third, I, K, L and M, under com- 
mand of Major Lawrence Young. 

The present strength of the regiment is 625 officers and men. 
There are 51 officers and 574 enlisted men. The Band, Com- 
panies A, E, G, I and M had every man present, and all the 
other companies, except Companies B and D, had not over 
three men absent. B and D had been in camp at Fort Caswell, 
and for that reason some of their men were excused. Pur- 
suant to General Orders No. 9, Adjutant General's Orders, 
July 8, 1908, the First Regiment, Battery A, of Charlotte, and 
the Hospital Corps went into camp at Morehead City July 
18th to 24th, which was extended one day by order of the 
Adjutant General. 

The strength of the regiment attending camp and the total 
strength are represented below. 



Total 
Strength. 


Present. 


15 


14 


6 


5 


27 


27 


46 


46 


66 


44 


50 


42 


50 


41 


43 


43 


50 


47 


48 


48 


50 


49 


46 


46 


49 


45 


44 


43 


36 


36 


626 


576 


65 


65 


12 


10 



Absent. 



Field and Staff 

Noncommissioned Staff 
Band 

Company A 

Company B 

Company C 

Company D 

Company E 

Company F 

Company G 

Company H 

Company I 

Company K 

Company L 

Company M 

Battery A 

Hospital Corps 

4 



50 



50 Annual Report 

On arrival at camp we found great improvement over the 
year 1907. We had neAv conical tents with good floors, new 
mess halls for the officers and men, all equipped with water 
supplied by pressure from the tank at the rifle range. The 
greatest enjoyment the men had was in the shower baths fitted 
up on the sound, and they were made use of by all. 

The latrines were not quite ready on arrival, but were put 
in commission by the third day, and were found a great con- 
venience. Company officers should instruct their men before 
going to camp to be careful about dropping coarse paper, rags, 
or old shirts in them, as they stop up the pipes and cause 
trouble. When the ground gets sodded with grass we will have 
an ideal camp ground. The men were put to work on the 
range immediately and kept there during the stay. It kept 
ten companies busy all the time at the range and for guard 
duty. I put a Avhole company on guard at a time so as to have 
no broken units going to the range. It worked well. The 
health of the regiment was excellent. There is too much curs- 
ing by the men. Officers can and should correct this. One man 
was caught in camp selling liquor, was captured and made to 
clean up camp for a day, his whiskey confiscated and broken 
in the presence of the men. I am pleased tp state that the 
officers of the regiment are sober and well-behaved. I try to 
impress on my officers that drunken officers cannot expect their 
men to remain sober and behave themselves unless their com- 
manders set the example. The First Regiment was condemned 
by hearsay evidence through one of the religious papers of the 
State in a two-inch space, but was compelled to retract and 
apologize in more than a page of his paper. I trust the be- 
havior will always be such that we may court close investiga- 
tion. The inspection was made in the spring, and while great 
improvement was made in the method of keeping the property 
on hand and in the condition of armories, yet there is room 
for more, and company commanders should require the men 
to be neat about their clothing and about spitting and messing 
up the armory floors. The greatest trouble now with the Guard, 
I find, is to get the men to take proper care of their guns and 
clothing. The enlisted men will wear a suit not over thirty to 
forty days in a year, and will then want an entirely new suit, 



Adjutant Gekkkai,. 51 

Avliile a person ordimirily Avill wear a suit for four to six 
months. This should not be, and the officers should see to it 
that hats and clothing are not abused. The increased allow- 
ance for rations comes in well; but I suggest that the Quarter- 
master General permit each regimental commissary to pur- 
chase and handle his own ration account, so that in case of war 
h(! would be posted in his business. I think this verv impor- 
tant, and would be glad if the Adjutant General Avould so order 
in the future. 

The range was much improved by broadening out and ex- 
tending the butts ; but the grass on the range should be mowed 
down close, as when long, like it was this year, it interfered 
with the long-range shooting. I trust by another year all the 
errors discovered this year may be corrected. Before closing 
I wish to suggest that a committee be appointed by the I^ational 
Guard of the State to attend the sessions of the Legislature this 
year and see that we get our proper appropriation bills through, 
and not be deprived of our rights as we were two years ago. 

With thanks for the many courtesies extended me by the of- 
ficers of the State and of the regiment, I remain. 

Very respectfully, J. T. Gardner, 

Colonel First N. C. Infantry. 



52 Annual Repoet 

REPORT OF SECOND INFANTRY. 



Headquarters Second Infantry, jST. C. I^I". G., 

Washington, I^. C, December 7, 1908. 

The Adjutant General, State of N^orth Carolina, 

Raleigh. 

Sir: — I have the honor to submit my annual report. Such 
orders as have been received have been transmitted. Owing to 
stress of business I was unable to accompany the U. S. Army 
Inspector on his tour, being present only at one point — my 
home station. 

The result of this inspection was the disbandment of Com- 
pany M, at Maxton, this company being replaced by one organ- 
ized at Wadesboro. 

But one occasion arose wherein any part of the regiment was 
called on in aid of the civil authorities, that being Company G, 
a report of whose tour of duty has already been made to you. 
Report has already been made to you of the Fort Caswell move- 
ment, in which some of the companies of the Second Infantry 
participated. I would respectfully request that the reports of 
Lieutenant Colonel Metts, commanding the Provisional Regi- 
ment at Fort Caswell, and Captain "W. C. Rodman, command- 
ing Company G at the Belhaven riot, be made parts of this 
report. 

Eleven companies, band and Clinton Hospital Corps detach- 
ment participated in the joint maneuvers with the IT. S. Army 
at Camp William H. Taft, Chickamauga Park, Ga. Considera- 
ble improvement was noted in the matter of camp sanitation, 
which was made of especial emphasis, and rightly so. The 
nature of the terrane in which the field exercises were held 
made it impossible to keep the troops in sight, nor were they 
visible till the termination of the engagements. 

The return journey was marked by the extreme illness of 
private Ross, of Company I. The prompt action on the part 
of Captain Wiggins in securing medical attention en route 
probably saved the man's life. 



Adjutant General. 53 

This incident emphasizes the great necessity for having one 
medical officer with each troop train. This was made impossi- 
ble this year, due to the fact that no information was furnished 
the headquarters of schedule of movement — nothing, indeed, 
except copies of contracts with the railroad companies, which 
were received the evening of departure. 

The railroad service was admirable, with the exception that 
somewhere en route — Atlanta, it is thought — the car of camp 
equijiage was transferred from that in which shipment was 
made, resulting in a loss of part of the equipment. 

The condition of this equipment was not a credit to the 
State. It is not understood why proper care may not be given 
these articles during period when not in use. To be obliged 
to attempt to assemble field ranges of more than one pattern, 
and to make a straight joint of pipe serve as an elbow, is not 
satisfactory — especially so when fifty or one hundred hungry 
men await a meal. The Colonel commanding and Lieutcniuit 
Colonel were obliged to occupy a tent jointly, the front of which 
was used as the Adjutant's office. In addition to this the tent 
was used to store the issue of ammunition, for Avant of a more 
suitable place. 

The Quartermaster General, in his last report, took occasion 
to refer to the encampment of the Second Infantry of 1906 
with the words, "What happened later tends to show the demoral- 
ization and discipline existing in that regiment." That the 
stricture was inopportune and out of place in a report of that 
kind, all who are conversant with military usage know, and it 
is not the purpose of this report to refute what might be termed 
a general charge. No specific instance or person is mentioned. 
Final development discloses that the incident which brought 
forth this criticism was the singing on the part of some of the 
enlisted men around camp. Further comment is unnecessary. 

Report has already been made by the proper officer of the 
work done on the range at Camp Perry. It is hoped that target 
firing may be engaged in by the companies at their home sta- 
tion, to the end that JSTorth Carolina's name be not placed at 
the foot of the list again. This can be accomplished by equip- 
ping the companies Avith gallery targets for armory use. 



54 AiSTNUAL ]\Er()i;r 

The cutting out of needless encampment expense would enable 
the Guard to more quickly reach the end aimed at by the Gov- 
ernment in making these appropriations, and it is earnestly 
hoped by the sincere friends of the Guard that these results will 
soon obtain. Respectfully, H. 0. Bragaw, 

GohmeJ Second Infantry. A'. C. N. G. 



Wilmington, W. C, June 16, 1908. 

The Adjutant General, ISTorth Carolina ISTational Guard, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor to make my report herewith as to the 
joint maneuvers at Fort Caswell, IST. C, June 1st to 10th. 

Pursuant to General Orders No. 5, from your headquarters, 
I was in readiness the morning of June 1, 1908, to receive the 
fourteen companies, band and hospital detachments which were 
ordered to report to me at Wilmington, as per the schedule 
arranged by your office with the railroad lines. 

The several companies arriving here in the morning pro- 
ceeded immediately on board the steamer Wilmi7igton. and 
under my personal command were taken to Fort Caswell, arriv- 
ing there at about 12 o'clock. 

Major T. S. Pace, Second Infantry, having been ordered to 
remain in Wilmington to receive the other companies arriving 
on the later trains, these companies Avere conducted, under his 
command, to Fort Caswell, arriving there late in the afternoon. 

1^0 mishaps or accidents were reported by any of the com- 
mands, and, upon arrival at the Fort, each boat was met by 
officers and details and conducted to their quarters, Avhich had 
been put in good condition and made ready to receive the troops 
by Captain Whitten, Quartermaster Third Infantry, with the 
very able assistance of Lieutenant Craven, U. S. Army, Post 
Quartermaster. 

From the attached copy of orders, which were delivered to 
me upon my arrival, you will see the line of work laid down for 
the command. 



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Company C, Second Infantry, Companies B and D, First In- 
fantry, were immediately detailed for duty as Artillery Re- 
serves. The remaining eleven companies, band and hospital 
corps, under my command, were termed the Artillery Supports. 

(^ajUain Melvain, Seventeenth Infantry, and Lieutenant Cass, 
Twelfth Cavalry, were attached to my staff as instructors in 
the Artillei'v Supi)orts. These two officers proved to be very 
courteous, clever gentlemen and officers of ability, being always 
firm in the performance of their duty. Under their super- 
vision of the officers of the post, this was the most orderly camp 
I have known during my military career. No arrests were 
made during the entire ten days. 

The enlisted men, as well as the officers, I believe, were al- 
most unanimous in saying that the instruction gained far sur- 
passed any previous encampment, and it was proven that, in 
order to get the practical military training, it is necessary that 
officers of the regular establishment be on duty as instructors 
at our State encampments, and I suggest that such a joint 
maneuver as just passed be made permanent, to take the place 
of the regimental encampment, if possible, that each regiment 
of our State troops might have this advantage. 

To me it is conclusive that, if the officers do their duty as 
they should, the work of the enlisted men will be much lighter. 
This, to a great extent, was the case at Caswell. A company 
comnuuider, giving the necessary time and attention to his com- 
mand, will obviate the necessity of so many small details of men 
for special purposes. 

The time has passed for so much drinking among troops and 
the performance of social duties before military duty, and to 
the man who is in the military service for the love of it, or 
to serve his State and country, there is a great pleasure in hav- 
ing things done in a military manner, gaining the experience 
and knowledge so necessary in the performance of duty in the 
field in the time of war. The officer or man who does not have 
this spirit will hardly make a good soldier in active service. 

The instruction in "outpost duty," "advance and rearguard 
duty," "digging trenches," and "guard duty" was of the greatest 
benefit to all. 



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The officers and noncommissioned officers received instruc- 
tions each day, at meetings called for that purpose, in the care 
of rations, sanitation and maneuvers. 

Great stress was laid on these first two subjects, which, with 
an army in the field, are the most important. This informa- 
tion can best be given by officers of the regular establishment, 
who have studied the subjects and many of whom have them- 
selves been in the field in active service. 

It was my effort during the entire time to see that the proper 
orders Avere issued and delivered promptly, and that those af- 
fected acted without delay in the performance of the duty. All 
orders being delivered through battalion commanders to the 
companies, those heads were held responsible for the execution 
of same. 

All papers from the companies came to regimental headquar- 
ters through the same channel. 

There seemed to be some dissatisfaction on the part of officers 
who reported at Caswell under General Orders No. 5, Adjutant 
General's Orders, on the 29th ulto., and who were refused pay 
by the TJ. S. Paymaster for this extra service, though it was 
promised that the matter would be taken up with the War De- 
partment, this extra time not being ordered in General Orders 
ISTo. 44, War Department, June, 1908. 

The troops broke camp the morning of the 10th, in accord- 
ance with General Orders No. 16, regimental headquarters. 
The first boat leaving the post was in command of Major T. S. 
Pace, Second Infantry, I remaining until the last boat left, 
arriving at Wilmington about 9 P. M. ; the troops all departing 
on special trains for their home stations. 

Right here I want to call attention to the large amount of 
unnecessary baggage usually carried into camp by the several 
companies. The number of very large boxes makes the move- 
ments of commands not only sIoav, but a burden on Quarter- 
masters, and causes much more hard labor for the men, who are 
the only ones to do this work. 

From the experience of these maneuvers, it is my idea that 
companies should not be permitted to take into camp a lot of 
crockery and extra materials, but should each be required to 
use the mess kits as furnished them. Neither is it fair to a 



Adjutant General. 57 

company going into camp with the required outfit, that some 
other company should have crockery, etc., sufficient to go to 
housekeeping with. 

Tlie United States Government is endeavoring to teach the 
National Guards of the country not only how to drill, but prin- 
cipally hoAv to care for themselves on army rations, as do the 
regulars, and how to protect a camp from sickness, which, as 
It spreads, depletes an army to such an extent that sometimes 
battles are lost for no other reason, and it is our duty to learn 
this self-preservation as the opportunity presents itself in these 
camps with the regulars. Respectfully, 

J. Van B. Metts, 
Lieut. Col. Vommundhui Hccoii'1 J iifdiitrii, y. C. N. G. 



Washington Light Infantry, 
Company G, Second Infantry, IST. C. N". G., 

Washington, K C, March 16, 1908. 
Adjutant General JSTorth Carolina, Raleigh. AL f. 

Sir :— I have the honor to report that on Wednesday, March 
11th, at or about the hour of 6:30 P. M., I received unofficial 
information that Company G, Second Infantry, had been or- 
dered to report for duty at Belhaven, N^. C. This information 
was received by means of a telegram sent me at Raleigh, N". C, 
where I then was. After a personal conference with yourself, 
of short duration, I proceeded on Thursday to Belhaven, JST. C, 
reaching there on Thursday at about the hour of 10:30 P. M., 
carrying with me twelve enlisted men. Upon arrival in Bel- 
haven, ]Sr. C, I found the following facts to represent the situ- 
ation : 

On the 10th inst. several persons, unknown, had committed 
an assault upon the persons of several Greek laborers, this be- 
tween the hours of 7 and 9 P. M. During the day of the 11th 
the sheriff was called upon to arrest such offenders as could be 
found and was directed by the Governor to use the military for 
this purpose, it being feared that trouble might result from the 
arrests. The sheriff ordered Company G, Second Infantry, 



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out for duty as a posse comitatus, and they left Washington, 
N". C, for Belhaven, N. C, on the evening of the 11th at about 
6:30, under command of First Lieutenant O. B. Wynne, who 
was commanding during the absence of the undersigned. On 
the 11th inst. and prior to the arrival of the undersigned the 
company was called upon to arrest certain persons, which they 
did with promptness and without disturbance, damage or delay. 
They were called upon to guard the property of the Interstate 
Cooperage Company, operating at Belhaven, IST. C, which they 
did with entire efficiency. The undersigned reached Belhaven, 
N. C, at about 10 :30 P. M., and at once assumed command. As 
commanding officer, the sheriff was then requested to state his 
orders to the command, which were to protect the property of 
the citizens of Belhaven and to preserve order. At this time, 
the sheriff and officers having been on duty continuously for a 
period exceeding twenty-four hours, the undersigned told them 
to go home and get their necessary sleep, which they did. Order 
was preserved during that night and during the following day 
and no disturbance of any kind occurred. Acting under the 
orders from the sheriff, the command entrained on the evening 
of the 13th at about the hour of 6:30, for Washington, IST. C, 
carrying with it eleven prisoners who had been bound over for 
complicity in the offenses committed. The command reached 
Washington about 10 :30 P. M., and, after having been fed, were 
released from duty. 

Permit me to say, in this connection, that one hundred per 
cent, of the men warned for duty responded promptly and that 
during the tour the strictest discipline and good order was pre- 
served, the command receiving commendation from the citizens 
of Belhaven for its conduct and demeanor. The officers, non- 
commissioned officers and privates, in my judgment, deserve 
praise for their conduct and action. 

I have the honor to remain, 

Very respectfully, Wiley C. Rodman, 

Captain Commanding Companii G. S'rcond fiifmifrii. 



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REPORT OF THIRD INFANTRY. 



Statk of North Carolina, 
Headquarters Third Infantry, N^. C. IS^. G., 

Reidsvii.le, N. C, December 1, 1908. 
AiMiTANT General of North Carolina, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor of submitting the fonowing report 
for the year ending November 30, 1908. 

At present my regiment consists of field, staff, band and com- 
panies, as f ollovvs : 

J. N. Craig, Colonel, Reidsville. 

S. W. Minor, Lieutenant Colonel, Durham. 

S. Glenu Brown, Captain and Adjutant, Greensboro. 

W. T. Wbitteu, Captain and Quartermaster, Henderson. 

R. W. Morpbis. Captain and Commissary, Reidsville. 

Kev. A. MeCullen. Captain and Chaplain. Wasbingtou. 

.7. L. Harden, Regimental Sergeant Major. Greensboro. 

W. A. Overby, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. Warrenton. 

R. T. Burton, Regimental Connnissary Sergeant, Reidsville. 

FIRST battalion. 

.1. -T. Bernard, ^Nlajor, Raleigh. 

W. R. Miller, Adjutant and First Lieutenant, Raleigh. 
S. L. Rotter, Quartermaster and Commissary and Second Lieuten- 
ant, Raleigh. 

W. C. Harris, Sergeant Major, Raleigh. 

second battalion. 

C. L. McGhee, Major, Franklintou. 

S. E. Winston, Adjutant and First Lieutenant, Youngsville. 
B. T. Green, Quartermaster and Commissary and Second Lieuten- 
ant, Franlflinton. 

S. C. Duke, Sergeant Major, Franklinton. 

THIRD battalion. 

R. M. Albright, Major, Raleigh. 

Gordon Smith, Adjutant and First Lieutenant, Raleigh. 
A, C. :Mendenhall, Quartermaster and Connnissary and Second 
Lieutenant, Greensboro. 
Sergeant Major, vacant. 
Band— Raleigh. 
Company A — Le.xington. 



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Company B — ^Raleigb. 
Company C — Henderson. 
Company D — Louisbui-g. 
Company E — Oxford. 
Company F — Franklinton. 
Company G — Reidsville. 
Company H — Warrenton. 
Company I — Bnrlington. 
Company K — Weldon. 
Company L — Greensboro. 
Company M — Durbam. 

While there has not been as many changes by resignations 
and discharges as there Avere last year, yet there have been more 
than should be. I think there is a decided improvement in the 
regiment compared with last year. 

There have been no riots or mob violence during the year. 
The following Special Executive Order was issued : 

Special Executive Order. 

October 30, 1008. 
Company B, Third Infantry, stationed at Raleigh. N. C, Captain 
W. F. Moody commanding, is hereby detailed to escort and guard 
securely, from Raleigh, N. C, to Concord, N. C. Will Graham, a 
prisoner, now confined in the State Penitentiary awaiting trial. 
Captain Moody, with his company, will remain on duty there subject 
to the orders of the sheriff, for such time as the civil antborities 

may deem necessaiy. 

R. B. Glenn, 

Governor and GommaiuJcr in Chief. 

Captain Moody reported that he assembled his company, con- 
sisting of three commissioned officers and fifty-eight enlisted 
men, left Raleigh at 4:05 P. M., i^ovember the 4th, arrived 
in Greensboro at 7 :45 P. M., placed the prisoner in jail at 
Greensboro until 3 :25 A. M. of the 5th, when he took the pris- 
oner to Concord. After the trial he conveyed the prisoner back 
to the State Prison, leaving Concord at 3 :40 P. M. on the 6th 
and arriving in Raleigh at 2 :15 A. M. the 7th. He reports that 
the men responded promptly to the call and obeyed all orders. 

Companies A, G, I and L, also the Gatling gun and crew 
from Company B, together with a troop of U. S. Cavalry, a 
company of IT. S. Infantry, and three companies of the First 
Infantry participated in some maneuvers and sham battles at 
Guilford Battleground, near Greensboro, on October the J 3th, 



xVdjutaxt Ge^'eual. 61 

during the Fair week. The forces Avere divided between Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Minor and myself, he commanding the British 
forces and I the Americans. We had a reproduction of the 
Guilford battle, but I don't think General Cornwallis or Gen- 
eral Greene "would have recognized it if they had seen it. 

I had the honor and pleasure of being one of the representa- 
tives of the State to the National Guard Association, which met 
in Boston, Mass., on January the 13th. The delegation from 
this State consisted of Adjutant General Thomas R. Ivobertson, 
General Francis A. Macon, Colonel J. iST. Craig, Colonel J. T. 
Gardner and Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Bessent. As this was 
my first meeting Avith the National Guard Association, I never 
realized before how much good we can derive by being associated 
with. Guardsmen from all parts of the country, especially when 
there is no friction and all have one aim and object in view. 
The Northern States are far in advance of us on account of 
their State appropriations, their armories and equipments. I 
found that they all wished to lend us a '^'helping hand" Avhen- 
ever they could. The Association met in old Faneuil Hall, 
where we could see the pictures and relics of our forefathers in 
their struggle for liberty. We were shown through the Navy 
Yard. We saw some of the big war ships. We were taken on 
a car ride along the street that marks the way that Paul Revere 
took h-is famous ride, and one of the most interesting things 
Ave saw was a target practice with the big tAveh^e-inch guns at 
Fort Heath. It takes 367 pounds of smokeless poAvder to fire 
one of these guns, and they shoot a projectile Aveighing one 
thousand and fifty pounds. We received a hospitable and 
hearty welcome from the soldiers and citizens of Boston. 

ENCAMPMENT. 

In accordance with General Orders issued by the iVdjutant 
General, Ave A\^eut into camp at Camp Glenn, near Morehead 
City, on August 4, 1908, and returned to our home stations 
August the 11th. General J. F. Armfield Avas in command as 
Post Commander. The main object of the encampment Avas 
for target practice, and almost the entire time Avas taken for 
that purpose. 

We had only two parades and one revieAV. A revicAv Avas 
tendered General Robertson during his visit to the camp. The 
discipline and behavior of the men Avas better at this encamp- 



62 AxxuAL Repokt 

nieut than any one I ever saAv before. There was ahuost no 
drinking, and there was no occasion for any one to be confined 
in the guardhouse. 

TRAIN SERVICE. 

The train service was better than we have had for several 
years. The accommodations were fairly good, and we arrived 
at camp in time to get the tents arranged and everything in 
good shape before dark. 

The following companies were present : A, B, D, E, F, G, H, 
I, K, L, M, and the Band. Company C Avas excused on account 
of having participated in the Fort Caswell maneuvers. All 
of the other companies that were at Fort Caswell were also at 
Camp Glenn. Each company had more than seventy-five per 
cent, of their strength. 

There were present 49 officers and 496 enlisted men. The 
ofiicers discharged their duties faithfully. The shooting was as 
good as could be expected from men who had never had practice 
before, this being the first time they had been on the range. 
The range was under the supervision of Captain Dwyer, of the 
regular army, and Colonel W. L. McGhee, Inspector of Small 
Arms Practice, N". C. N". G. 

REMARKS. 

I think every commissioned officer should feel and realize 
how much depends upon them in the discharge of their duties, 
especially from now until January 21, 1910, when we will either 
be accepted or rejected by the War Department. Much de- 
pends upon the captains of the companies, and I hope every one 
of them in the Third will put forth every effort for the good 
of the regiment. 

At a meeting of the Third Regiment Association at camp it 
was the unanimous opinion that our State should do more for 
the Guard than she had been doing, and that we appoint a 
committee to present this matter to our next Legislature and see 
if we could not prevail on them to appropriate sufficient funds 
to carry into effect laws already enacted by which the company 
commanders and enlisted men might get some compensation for 
their services during the year. 

Respectfully, J. IST. Craig, 

Colonel Third Infaittry, N. C. N. G. 



Adjutant Genekal. 63 

State of North Carolina, 
Headquarters Third Infantry, N. C. N". G., 

Reidsvilee, N. C, August 18, 1908. 

General Thomas R. Robertson, 

Adjutant General of North (Uirolina. 

Raleigh. N. C. 

Sir : — I have the honor of submitting the following report of 
encampment of the' Third Infantry at Camp Glenn from Au- 
gust 4tli to 11th, inclusive: 

TRAIN service. 

Company G, of Reidsville, and Hospital Corps, together with 
myself and staff, left Reidsville on the morning of August 4th, 
7 :30. The military train was made up at Greensboro, com- 
posed of Companies X, B, G, I, L and M, Hospital Corps and 
Band. We arrived at Camp Glenn about five o'clock P. M. 
The other part of the regiment came by way of the ISTorfolk 
and Southern and Seaboard, and arrived at camp about 10:30 
A. M. The service was very good, with the following excep- 
tions : It was understood that the Southern would furnish a 
full baggage car for the Reidsville company, Hospital Corps and 
Regimental Staff, but they only furnished a half car. The Hos- 
pital Corps has more baggage than any two companies. We 
should have arrived home on our return trip about four or five 
of the afternoon of the 11th, but, OAving to a breakdown of the 
engine just below Kinston, Ave did not get home until twelve 
o'clock that night. We were delayed three or four hours be- 
tween Kinston and Dover. The f olloAving reported for duty : 
Colonel Craig, Lieutenant Colonel Minor, S. G. BroAvn, Cap- 
tain and Adjutant; Rev. A. McCullen, Chaplain; W. T. Whit- 
ten, Captain and Quartermaster; R. W. Morphis, Captain and 
Commissary; three Majors, three Adjutants and First Lieuten- 
ants, three Commissaries and Second Lieutenants ; four regi- 
ments, noncommissioned staff; three battalions, noncommis- 
sioned staff. 



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Company A — Lexington 3 officers. 43 enlisted men. 

Company B — Raleigli 3 officers, 48 enlisted men. 

Company D — Louisburg 3 officers, 48 enlisted men. 

Company E — Oxford 2 officers. 35 enlisted men. 

Company F — Franklinton 3 officers, .51 enlisted men. 

Company G — Reidsville 3 officers, 32 enlisted men. 

Company H — Warrenton .3 officers, 40 enlisted men. 

Company I — Burlington 3 officers, 4.'5 enlisted men. 

Company K — Weldon 3 officers, 41 enlisted men. 

Company L — Greensboro 3 officers, 48 enlisted men. 

Company M — Durham 3 officers, 43 enlisted men. 

Hospital Corps — Reidsville 3 officers, 8 enlisted men. 

Band — Raleigh 28 enlisted men. 

Making a total of 51 officers and 451 enlisted men. The pur- 
pose of this encampment being target practice, all drills that 
might in any way interfere with the practice were cut out. 
The First Battalion was detailed on the range the first day 
for target practice. The Second Battalion was detailed to go 
into the pits and act as markers and scorers; while the Third 
Battalion furnished the guard and did other camp duties. This 
program was continued by alternating each battalion. The 
scores made by the soldiers were very good, considering this to 
be their first practice. All men entered heartily into the work, 
and I think the practice was of great value to them. The 
Majors drilled their battalions on Saturday morning. There 
was a regimental parade on Saturday evening, and on Sunday 
evening there was a parade, and a review was given in honor 
of General Robertson. The discipline and behavior of the men 
was all that could be expected or asked for. I feel that the 
encampment was a benefit to the regiment. The water supply, 
the mess halls and all the improvements recently made were 
greatly appreciated. There Avas very little sickness in camp.' 

Respectfully, J. JST. CRAro, 

Colonel Third Iiifuntnj. Y. C. N. G. 



Adjutant General. 65 

GENERAL ORDERS. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 1. Raleigh, January 21, 1908. 

On tlio recommentlation of tbe brigade commander, and as provided 
by law. the Naval Militia of North Carolina is hereby divided into 
two battalions of three divisions each, as follows : 

First Battalion. First, Second and Sixth Divisions. 

Second Battalion. Third, Fourth and Fifth Divisions. 

For the purpose of organization, and to elect battalion officers, the 
commissioned officers of the naval brigade, field, staff and line will 
meet at New Bern. Wednesday night, January 29th inst.. at such hour 
as may be fixed by the brigade commander. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 2. Raleigh, February 1, 1908. 

I. The several organizations composing the National Guard of 
North Carolina will be inspected for the current year during the 
months of March and April, on the dates indicated below, and at the 
following places : 

Raleigh, Monday, March 2. 
Fayetteville. Tuesday, March 3. 
Lumber Bridge, Wednesday. March 4. 
^Nlaxton. Thursday, March 5. 
Wilmington. Frida.v, March 6. 
Clinton. Saturday, March 7. 
Wilson. Mondaj-, March 9. 

Goldsboro, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11. 
» Kiuston, Thursday, March 12. 
Edenton, Friday, March 13. 
Washington. Saturday, March 14. 
Tarboro. Monday, March 16. 
Weldon, Tuesday, March 17. 
Warrenton. Wednesday. March 18. ^ 

Oxford, Thursday, :March 19. 
Henderson, Friday. March 20. 
Louisburg. Saturday, March 21. 
Franklinton, Monday, March 23. 

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Dui'baiu, Tuesday, March 24. 

Burlington, Wednesday March 25. 

Reidsville, Thursday, March 26. 

Winston, Friday, March 27. 

Mount Airy, Saturday, March 28. 

Greensboro, Monday, March 30. 

High Point, Tuesday, March 31. 

Lexington, Wednesday, April 1. 

Salisbury, Thursday, April 2. 

Concord, Friday, April 3. 

Shelby. Saturday, April 4. 

Charlotte. Monday and Tuesday, April (5 and 7. 

Statesville, Wednesday, April 8. 

Hickory, Thursday, April 9. 

Asheville, Friday and Saturday, April ]0 and 11. 

Waynesville, Monday, April 13. 

II. All organizations located at the stations named will be paraded 
for inspection by their respective commanders on the dates herein 
given, the hours of inspection and all details connected therewith to 
be fixed by the Inspector General. 

III. One or more officers of the army, detailed by the War Depart- 
ment, will accompany the Inspector General for the purpose of mak- 
ing the inspections required by act of Congress. 

IV. On the day of inspection all officers in command of organiza- 
tions will submit to the inspectors the roster and descriptive book of 
their respective organizations, and turn over a complete inventory of 
all quartermaster and ordnance stores on hand, as well as exhibit to 
the inspectors for examination all arms, uniforms, equipments and 
military property of every description, with which such officers are 
chargeable. 

V. All officers of the general staff, and all field and staff officers of 
regiments, resident at any station where an organization is to be 
inspected under this order, will present themselves in person, properly 
uniformed, to the inspecting officers. The uniform for inspection will 
be the dress uniform : Provided, however, that this requirement may 
be modified by the Inspector General in his discretion. No officer or 
enlisted soldier will be accepted in a mixed uniform, nor in any 
dress not in accordance with regulations. 

yi. Company commanders will bring to the attention of the inspect- 
ing officers all military property unfit for use. in order that the same 
may be condemned and dropped. 

VII. Upon the conclusion of the tour of inspection the Inspector 
General will prepare a detailed report of the same, and mail it as 
early as practicable to the Ad.1utant General. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



Adjutant General. 67 

State of Xoktii Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 3. Raleigh, March 10, 1008. 

1. Tlie Quartermaster Geiierjil will at once undertake and enter 
upon the woi-k necessary to put the camp site and ritie range, near 
Morehead City, in suitable and satisfactory condition for permanent 
«Hvupancy and use. He will, with the aid and co-operation of the 
Norfolk and Southern Kailway Company and the municipal authori- 
ties of Morehead City, in accordance with their several agreements, 
proceed to have water and lighting plants installed and the requisite 
buildings and storehouses erected, as well as provide for arranging 
and keeping the grounds in proper shape for encampment and ritle 
practice purposes. He will have all work done that may be needed 
for quartering the troops while engaged in target practice on the rifle 
range, and will also have the camp site and rifle range supplied with 
ade<]uate water facilities, latrines and sewerage. He is empowered 
to have any other work done, not herein specified, as in his judgment 
will the better e»iuip the camp and ritie range with conveniences and 
necessities calculated to promote the health and comfort of the troops. 

2. The Quartermaster General is authorized to make contracts for 
the work herein contemplated, subject to the approval of the Com- 
mander in Chief, and in his discretion he may call to his assistance 
any officer of the general staff whose services he may require. 

o. The expenditures for all work on or in connection with the rifle 
range will be met by the Disbursing Officer, with funds allotted to 
the State for the "Promotion of Rifle Practice." 

The travel herein enjoined is necessary in the military service. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General. 
General Orders No. 4. Raleigh. May IS, 1908. 

The board of officers, consisting of General .J. F. Armfleld. First 
Brigade ; General Thos. R. Robertson. Adjutant General ; General 
Francis A. Macon, Quartermaster General ; Lieutenant Colonel R. L. 
Leinster. Assistant Adjutant General, detailed to prepare and recom- 
mend regulations for the North Carolina National Guard, having com- 
pleted their work and submitted it to the Commander in Chief, the 
same is hereby approved, and is adopted and published for the guid- 
ance and government of all concerned. 

All former regulations and ordere conflicting therewith are hereby 
revoked. 

By order of the Conmiander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General 



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State of North Carolina, 

Office x\djutant General, 
General Orders No. 5. Raleigh, May 19, 1908. 

1. For participation in the seacoast defense exercises, as outlined 
in General Orders No. 44. current series, War Department, tlie fol- 
lowing organizations and officers of the North Carolina National 
Guard will proceed to Fort Caswell, N. C, June 1 : 

Companies B and D, First Infantry ; Companies B, C, D, E, G, 
H, I, Second Infantry ; Companies A, B, C, L, M, and Band, Third 
Infantry ; Hospital Corps detachments of Second and Third Infantry ; 
Lieutenant Colonel J. '\'an B. Metts, Second Infantry, and Regimental 
Staff, except Regimental Quartei'master ; Major T. S. Pace and Staff. 
Second Infantry ; ^Major W. C. Rodman and Staff. Second Infantry ; 
Major J. J. Bernard and Staff, Third Infantry ; Major R. M. Albright 
and Staff. Third Infantry ; Major F. H. Holmes, Chief Surgeon ; Cap- 
tain A. H. Harriss. Assistant Surgeon ; First Lieutenant M. B. Aber- 
nathy. Assistant Surgeon. 

2. The several organizations named will entrain under their imme- 
diate commanders, and, on reaching Wilmington, N. C, all officers 
and commanders of organizations will reiwrt to Lieutenant Colonel 
J. Van B. Metts. Second Infantry, for such orders as may be neces- 
sary to expedite the movement to Fort Caswell. On arriving at Fort 
Caswell the troops herein specified will remain under the command 
of Lieutenant Colonel Metts until otherwise disposed of by the com- 
manding oHicer of the fort. 

3. The officers and men will travel in the field service uniform, 
and will ship the dress uniform in such manner as may be provided 
by the Quartermaster's Department. Officers and organizations will 
take cots and the customary mess kits, tentage and camp equipage 
being furnished by the State. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 6. Raleigh. .Tune 12. 1908. 

The Second Infantry,. North Carolina National Guard, will proceed 
to Chickaiuauga Park, Ga., July 1st, for ten days' duty in field ma- 
neuvers. 

On arrival at the maneuver camii the regimental commander will 
report to the conmianding ofticers for si)ecial orders prescribing camp 
duties and field exercises. 

No ball cartridges will be taken to the maneuver camix nor used 
at any time except as specifically directed by order. 



Adjutant Genekal. 69 

Coiiipiiiiy conimandors will iiiako a personal inspection of the uieu 
of tlieir respective organizations for the purpose of seeing that no 
ball cartridges or unauthorized arms are carried to the maneuver 
camp. 

The regimental commander will issue such special orders as may 
be necessary for the proper movement of his regiment. 

Transportation will be aranged by the Quartermaster General of 
the State, and the necessary transportation requests issued by him. 

Applications by officers to be excused from this tour of duty must 
be forwarded through military channels to this office. The regimental 
commander may. in his discretion, excuse enlisted men upon the 
recommendation of the company conunander. 

Each company must attend camp with not less than 70 per cent, of 
its enlisted strength. 

All officers and men who fail to attend the maneuver camp, without 
being properly excused, must be reported to the Commander in Chief, 
through this office. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 7. Raleigh, June 18j 1908. 

All organizations of the organized militia of States participating in 
the maneuvers to be held at Chiclvamauga, Ga.. July, 1908, are hereby 
granted permission to pass through the State of North Carolina under 
arms, en route to and from said maneuvers. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 8. Raleigh, June 30, 1908. 

So much of General Orders No. 0. current series, as directs the Sec- 
ond Infantry to proceed to Chickamauga Park. Ga., July 1st, is hereby 
revoked, and the regiment in question will talvC up the movement to 
Chickamauga Park on July 13th. 

The regimental commander will issue any additional orders re- 
quired to carry out and provide for the change of date. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General. 
General Orders Xo. 9. Raleigh. July 8, 1908. 

1. The First and Third Regiments of Infantry and the First Bat- 
tery Field Artillery, N. C. N. G., will engage in target practice on the 
State Range near Morehead City on the dates and for the periods 
hereinafter indicated. 

2. The First Regiment of Infantry and the Hospital Corps detach- 
ment at Charlotte, and the First Battery Field Artillery will proceed 
to Camp Glenn July 18th, and go into camp until July 25th, on which 
latter date the organizations named will return to their home stations. 

3. The Third Regiment of Infantry and the Hospital Corps detach- 
ment at Reidsville will proceed to Camp Glenn August 4th. and 
encamp until August 11th, and on the latter date return to their 
home stations. 

4. First Battery Field Artillery, for purposes of discipline, Avill be 
attached to the First Infantry during encampment. The regimental 
camps will be under the immediate supervision of the respective regi- 
mental commanders while on duty, and each regimental commander 
will be held responsible for the proper guarding of his camp and for 
the discipline and instruction of officers and men. . 

I'pon the close of camp the respective regimental connnanders will 
forward to this office reix)rts showing the number of men upon the 
roster of each company and the number daily reporting for dvity. 

5. Un«ler orders from the Executive Officer of the rifle range, regi- 
mental commanders will require all officers and men subject to duty 
on the range to report for target practice at such hour and in such 
manner as may be fixed and prescribed by the Execiitive Officer of 
the range. 

6. All enlisted men and all officers below the rank of Major will be 
required to engage in target practice in accordance with Small Arms 
Firing Regulations, and all scores made u]ion the range will be re- 
corded and filed with the proper officer. 

7. The officers and men of the organizations herein named will be 
allowed pay for eight days upon the new basis of pay provided by re- 
cent act of Congress. Officers detailed for duty on the range in Special 
Orders from these headquarters, to be hereafter issued, will be 
allowed pay for the periods of the two encampments herein ordered, 
their pay likewise to be estimated on the new basis provided by act 
of Congress. No staff officers, except those regularly attached to the 
First and Third Regiments of Infantry, will be on duty on the rifle 
range or receive pay therefor, except those regularly detailed in spe- 
cial orders fi'om this office. 

8. The movements of all organizations ordered to camp will lie regu- 
lated by schedules furnished by the Quartermaster General. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 10. Raleigh, July 20, 190S. 

General Orders No. 9, issued from this office July 8, 1908, is hereby 
amended, so as to provide that all the troops and officers goiug iuto 
camp at Camp Glenn, July 18th, shall remain there until July 24th, 
and receive pay for eight days. All staff officers, specially detailed for 
duty on the ritle range at Camp Glenn during the encampment of the 
First Infantry, will be allowed pay for eight days, except where other- 
wise i)rovided. 

I>y order of the Conmiander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 11. Raleigh, August 8, 1908. 

Paragraph 3, General Orders No. 9. issued from this office July 8, 
1908, is hereby amended so as to i)rovide that the Third Infantry 
shall remain at Camp Glenn until August nth instant. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
General Orders No. 12. Raleigh. August 10, 1908. 

The following named officers and enlisted men will constitute the 
State Team to attend the National Shoot at Camp Perry, Ohio, the 
present month : 

Brigadier General Thos. R. Robertsan. as Team Captain. 
Colonel W. L. McGhee, I. S. A. P., as Range Officer. 
Captain R. G. Gladstone, Third Infantry, as Spotter. 
Captain J. W. Bizzell. Second Infantry, as Coach. 
Captain R. A. Page. First Infantry. 
First Lieutenant J. H. Koon. First Infantry. 
Second Lieutenant R. F. Cbitty, Third Infantry. 
Sergeant S. E. IVIalone, Company D. Second Infantry. 
Sergeant E. G. Burkhead, Company I, Second Infantry. 
Corporal C. A. :Miller, Company H. First Infantry. 
Corporal W. D. Suggs. Company B. Third Infantry. 
Corporal Ralph Wade, Company D. Second Infantry. 
Corporal Joe Michael. Company A, Third Infantry. 
Private Tom McAdams. Company I, Third Infantry. 



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Private W. A. Smith, Company G, Third Infantry. 
Private S. C. Jennings, Company C, First Infantry. 
Private R. T. Jenliins, Company B, First Infantry. 
Private J. K. Tonney, Company K, Second Infantry. 
Private R. D. Jackson, Company L, Second Infantry. 

All of the officers and men of the Team, except Colonel W. L. Mc- 
Ghee, Range Officer, will proceed to Camp Perry, August 18th. Colo- 
nel McGhee will proceed to Camp Perry August 11th, and report for 
duty to the Executive Officer of the Range. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant Oeneral. 



Adjutant General, 73 

SPECIAL ORDERS. 



State of North Carolina, 
Offick Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 1. Raleigh, January 3, 1908. 

Major C. S. Jordan. Medical Department, and Major C. D. Harris, 
Subsistence Department, are hereby assigned to the First Brigade, 
respectively, as Chief Surgeon and Chief Commissary. 

The officers named will report by letter to the Commander of the 
First Brigade. 

By order of the Connnander in Chief: 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
. Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 2. Raleigh, January 3, 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel George E. Hood, Inspector General's Depart- 
ment, will proceed to Clinton, N. C, and examine the books and ac- 
counts of the Paymaster General. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State or North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 3. Raleigh, January 17, 1908. 

The resignation of Second Lieutenant M. L. Cannon. Company L, 
First Infantry, is hereby accepted, and the commanding officer of said 
company will hold an election to fill the vacancy. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina,' 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 4. Raleigh. January 17, 1008. 

The resignation of Second Lieutenant W. M. Robey, First Battery 
Field Artillery, is hereby accepted, and the commanding officer of 
said battery will hold an election to fill the vacancy. 
By order of the Connnander in Chief: 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



74 AisrxuAL Eepoet 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 5. Raleigh. January 22. lOOS. 

1. The Paymaster General is hereby directed to turn over to the 
Coiuinander of the Naval Brigade. N. (\ N. G.. the sum of $200 in 
addition to what has been heretofore paid, to settle certain accounts 
incurred -by the Naval Militia in attendance at the .Jamestown Expo- 
sition. August, ]907. 

2. The Commander of the Naval Brigade will file with the Pay- 
master General an itemized statement of all hills paid out of the 
foregoing allowance. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

TITOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. G. Raleigh. February 3, 1908. 

Captain John W. Norwood, First Infantry. Waynesville, N. C, is 
hereby appointed Assistant Inspector General with the rank of Major. 
He will report in jierson to the Inspector General. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant Gcnoal. 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 7. Raleigh. February 3, 1008. 

The commanding officer of Company H. First Infantry, is directed 
to hold an election to fill all vacancies caused i>y the promotion of 
Captain John W. Norwood. 

By order of the Conimander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 8. Raleigh. February 10, 1008. 

It appearing from the report of the connnanding officer of Com- 
pany K, Second Infantry, that C. H. Ellis, W. A. Stallings, D. W, 
Irvine, D. Roy Winstead, L. M. Garner and J. W. Mitchell, enlisted 
men of said company, have left the company station without leave, 
and whose present addresses are unknown, ou the recommendation 



Adjutant Genkral. 75 

of tlK' comiiiniKliiij; oliirer of said coiiiiiauy, the iiii'ii above iiulicatod 
:>re hereby discharged from the National (Jtiard of this State for the 
good of the service. 

By order of the t'ouiinaiider in Chief: 

TII08. K. R(JBERTSOX. 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 0. Raleigh, February 21, 1908. 

The coimnandiiig officer of Company L. First Infantry, will hold an 
election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of Captain 
Quint E. Smith. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 10. Raleigh, February 21, 1908. 

Privates J. F. Stephenson. John Dixon, W. H. Campbell, G. G. Wat- 
son, duly enlisted members of Company R. Third Infantry, being re- 
ported absent without leave from their company station for more 
than sixty days, and their present whereabouts being unknown, are 
hereby discharged from the service of the State without honor. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

TIIOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 11. Raleigh, February 24, 1908. 

Colonel George L. Peterson, Paymaster General, is hereby granted 
leave of absence for eight days, commencing February 29th, with per- 
mission to go beyond the limits of the State. 

By order of the Commander In Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 12. Raleigh, February 29, 1908. 

Colonel Thomas Stringfield, Inspector General, will proceed to 
make the annual inspection of the National Guard of North Carolina, 
as provided in the itinerary prescribed in General Orders No. 2. 



76 Annual Report 

dated February 1, 1908, and will continue on such tour of duty until 
tbe same is completed. In addition to his duties as Inspector Geuei-al, 
he is hereby appointed Surveying Ofllcer, and as such he will examine 
all property and stores in the Arsenal in the possession of the several 
organizations of the Guard reported as unserviceable, with a view to 
the condemnation of the same, and he will further investigate and 
report upon all cases of property lost either through voidable or un- 
avoidable causes. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 13. Raleigh, March 5, 1908. 

The officers of the Second Infantry, N. C. N. G., will meet in con- 
vention at Wilson on Tuesday, March 17th, for the purpose of elect- 
ing a Major in place of Major George B. Sellars, resigned, the hour 
of meeting to be fixed and announced by the regimental commander. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 14. Raleigh, March 5, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company L, Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies arising from the resignation of Cap- 
tain F, P. Hobgood, Jr. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 15. Raleigh, March 5, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company M, Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies arising from the resignation of Cap- 
tain R. P. Hackney. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



Adjutant General. 77 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 16. Raleigh. March 7. 1008. 

1. Colonel Alfred 'Williains. Acting Assistant Qnarterniasler Gen- 
eral, is hereby diretted to thoron^hly examine all nnserviceahli' mili- 
tary stores and property in the State Arsenal, make an inventory of 
the same, and then, iu his discretion, proceed in such manner as he 
may deem best for the public interests, to finally dispose of whatever 
is unfit for use. 

2. Colonel AVilliams will submit a report of his action as aI)ovo 
authorized, to the Commander in Chief, and said report when duly 
approved will be filed in the office of the Adjutant General. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON.* 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjlttant General, 
Special Orders No. 17. Raleigh. March 10. lOOS. 

On the recommendation of the division and brigade commanders, 
the following-named seamen of the First Division Naval Brigade, 
are hereby discharged for the good of the service: J. R. Batchelor, 
A. M. Reinholt. G. H. Holmes, B. E. Majette. J. A. Majette, A. H.- 
Rivenbark, T. C. Lewis. J. J. Hedrick, H. W. Howard, E. E. Fulcher, 
J. M. Croom, E. W. Renn. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. IS. Raleigh, March 12, 1908. 

The Paymaster General is hereby directed to pay to the Waynes- 
ville Bookstore the sum of $89.10, out of moneys in his hands not 
otherwise appropriated. 

By order of the Commaiwler in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 19. Raleigh. March 17. 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company C. Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant Arthur A. Medlin. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



78 Ais'NUAL Report 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 20. Raleigh. March 24. 1908. 

The coinmaiuling officer of Company H, Third lufantr.v, will hold 
an election at snch time as he may deem best, to fill all vacancies 
cansed by the resignation of Captain P. J. Macon. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 21. Raleigh. March 31, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company M. First Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant H. A. Millis. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
, . Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 

Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 22. Raleigh, March 31, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company E. Second Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant James S. Lewis. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 23. Raleigh, April 2. 1908. 

Captain John B. Malloy. commanding Company L, Second Infantry, 
now temporarily stationed at Parkton, N. C. is hereby directed to 
move the headquarters and all military property in the possession 
of said company, to Lumber Bridge, as soon as ^I. L. Marley and 
associates execute and deliver to him a good and sufficient^ bond in 
the sum of $3,000. to safeguard and protect the arms, equipments 
and uniforms of said company, so long as the same shall be stored 
in the building heretofore used as an armory at Lumber Bridge. 

Lumber Bridge shall become and remain the iiermanent head- 
quarters and station of said company, provided a brick building, 
especially arranged for an armory, shall within six months from 
date be constructed in said town and turned over to the organization 



* Adjutant Genekal. 79 

Hiinied, on tlio following terms: free of rent for one year, and after 
that, nnder such agreement for rent as may be reasonably and satis- 
factorily arranged between the commanding oflicer of the company 
and tile owners of the building. 

In tlie event that an iU-mory, as described above, is not provided 
for such company within six months from date, tlie connnanding ofli- 
cer will have the right to locate the company at any point in Kobe- 
son County he may see fit. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. H. HOP.ERTSON. 
Adjittiint (Jciicral. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 24. Raleigh. April 11. 1008. 

Ujjon the recommendation of the Inspector General, and the best 
interests of the service demanding it, Company M. Second Infantry, 
Captain W. O. Burns commanding, stationed at Maxton, N. C. is hereby 
disbanded, and its officers and enlisted men honorably discharged 
from the military service of the State. Lieutenant F. L. Black, Bat- 
talion Adjutant Second Infautiy, will take charge of all property 
in the hands of the company belonging to the State and the United 
States, and have the same returned to the State Arsenal at Raleigh.. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 25. Raleigh, April 21, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company K. Second Infantry, will pro- 
ceed at once to hold an election to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Second Lieutenant A. N. Daniel. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 26. Raleigh. April 21. 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company G, Second Infantry, is hereby 
directed to hold an election to fill all vacancies caused by the pro- 
motion of Captain W. C. Rodman. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 27. Raleigh. April 25, 190S. 

Tlie comniaiiding officer of the Fourth Division Naval Militia is 
hereby directed to hold an election to fill all vacancies caused by the 
promotion of Lieutenant John L. Phelps. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 28. Raleigh, April 30, 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel George E. Hood, Assistant Inspector General, 
will proceed to Wadesboro, N. C, and muster in a new military com- 
pany organized there and known as the Pee Dee Guards, provided 
the same be found in satisfactory condition. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant GenevaJ. 

State of North Carolina, 
* Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 29. Raleigh, May 1, 1908. 

Colonel George L. Peterson, Paymaster General, is hereby author- 
ized and directed to settle all claims and accounts outstanding 
against the organization heretofore known and designated as Com- 
pany M, Second Infantry, stationed at Maxton, N. C, provided such 
accounts are properly chargeable against the funds appropriated by 
the State of North Carolina, and provided also that such accounts 
are approved by the Adjutant General of North Carolina. 

The amount above authorized to be paid out by the Paymaster 
General, under this order, shall not exceed the sum of $125. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 30. Raleigh. May 6, 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel George E. Hood, Assistant Inspector General, 
having inspected and mustered in a new company at Wadesboro, N. C, 
known as the Pee Dee Guards, said organization is hereby assigned 
to the Second Infantry, and is designated as Companj^ M of that 
regiment. 

f>y order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



Adjutant Generai,. 81 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special OROKKt^ No. :?!. RALEKiii. May 10, 1008. 

Tlie coniniaiuliiiix otticer of Company E. Sooond Infantry, will hold 
an election to lill all vacancies caused by the transfer of First Lieu- 
tenant .7. Tyson Dortcli to the Battalion Staff of the Second Infantry. 
liy order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 32. Raleigh, May 10. 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel J. Van B. ]\Ietts. Second Infantry, N. C. N. G., 
will assume command of all troops arriving at Wilmington, N. C, 
June 1st. en route to Fort Caswell to participate in the seacoast 
defense exercises, and retain command of the same until they are 
turned over to the commanding otRcer at Fort CasAvell. 

Colonel Metts is hereby vested with all authority necessary to 
enable him to carry out fully both the letter and spirit of this order. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 33. Raleigh, May 19, 1908. 

The commanding ofticer of Company A. First Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies resulting from the resignation of First 
Lieutenant K. A. Link. 

By order of the Coumiander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 34. Raleigh. May 21, 1908. 

1. Captain W. T. Whitten, Quartermaster Third Infantry, N. C. 
N. G., is hereby detailed for duty in connection with the seacoast de- 
fense exercises, and will proceed to Fort Caswell, N. C, May 28th inst. 

2. In accordance with paragraph 50, General Orders No. 44, cur- 
rent series. War Department, the commanding officers of organiza- 
tions of State troojis ordered to duty at Fort Caswell, as provided in 
General Orders No. 5. issued from this office May 19, 1908, will each 

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send an advanced detachment on May 29th inst., to Fort Caswell, 
consisting of one commissioned officer, the company quartermaster 
.sergeant and two privates, the indicated detachments to report for 
duty to the commanding officer of Fort Caswell on arrival there. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 35. Raleigh. May 27, 1908. 

1. Colonel George L. Peterson, Paymaster General, is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to pay over by check to the Quartermaster 
General the sum of $500. out of any moneys not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

2. The object of the above indicated payment is to enable the 
Quartermaster General to make certain improvements at Camp Glenn 
as contemplated in General Orders No. 3, current series, and all bills 
and accounts paid under this order, are to be filed, duly receipted 
and approvetl by the Quartermaster General, in the office of the Pay- 
master General. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 36. Raleigh, May 28, 1908. 

Captain A. McCullen, Chaplain Third Infantry, N. C. N. G., is 
hereby detailed for duty with the troops participating in the sea- 
coast defense exercises at Fort Caswell, and will proceed to that 
post June 1. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 37. Raleigh. May 28, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company L, Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant W. O. Johnson. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. ;>S. Raleigh. May 28, 1908. 

The eouiiujuKling oHicer of Company A, Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to till all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant Z. I. Walser. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjiifaut General. 

State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 30. Raleigh. May 30, 1908. 

Second Lieutenant W. L. Barlow, Second Infantry. N. C. N. G., will 
proceed to Fort Caswell. N. C, accompanying Company B, Second 
Infantry, and report for duty in connection with the seacoast defense 
exercises June 1-10. 

By order of the Conmiander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 40. Raleigh. June 18, 1908. 

At the request of the regimental commander of the Third Infantry. 
N. C. N. G., under Article VII, section 63, Regulations of the North 
Carolina National Guard, Captain J. D. Gwynn, Adjutant Third In- 
fantry, is hereby relieved from duty, and honorably discharged from 
the military service of the State. 

On his written request Captain Gwynn will he entitled to retire- 
ment with the rank of INIajor. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 41. Raleigh. June 18. 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company E. Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant Preston T. Farabon. 

By order of the Conmiander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



84 Annual Report 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 42. Raleigh, July 6, 190S. 

The commanding officer of Company I, Second Infantry, will bold 
an election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant R. G. White. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 43. Raleigh. July G, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company B. Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill the A'acancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant Edward Faun. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 44. Raleigh, July 9. 1908. 

Second Lieutenants A. C. Mendenhall and R. W. Brewer, Third 
Infantry, N. C. N. G., will proceed to the maneuver camp, Chicka- 
mauga Park, Ga., July 13th, and report for duty to Col. H. C. Bra- 
gaw, commanding Second North Carolina Infantry. Upon the close 
of the maneuvers they will return to their home stations. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 45. Raleigh, July 11, 1908. 

1. Leave of absence until the 18th inst. is hereby granted to Cap- 
tain T. C. Daniels, commanding officer Naval Brigade. 

2. Commander C. D. Bradham, First Battalion, will assume com- 
mand of the brigade and remain in command until relieved by Cap- 
tain Daniels. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Cabolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 4(;. Haleigh, July 11, 1908. 

The following-nauied officers will proceed to Camp Glenn, August 
IStli, and enter upon duty in connection with the target practice of 
the First Infantry on the State Range: 

General J. F. Arnitield, (?'omniander First Brigade. 

Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Leinster, Assistant Adjutant General. 

Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Bristol, Assistant Inspector Small Arms 
Practice. 

Major R. T. Daniel. Assistant Paymaster General. 

Major D. R. Johnson, Assistant Ordnance Officer. 

Major Thomas R. Orrell, Assistant Inspector Small Arms Practice. 

The officers above named will remain ou duty until the completion 
of target practice by the First Infantry. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 47. Raleigh. July 14. 1908. 

Colonel W. L. McGhee, Inspector Small Arms Practice, will pro- 
ceed to the State Rifle Range, Morehead City. July ITth, for dutj^ in 
connection with the target practice of the First Infantry. He will 
remain upon such duty until the 25th iust. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 48. Raleigh. July 14, 1908. 

Major E. B. Glenn, Captain B. J. Witherspoon, and First Lieuten- 
ant J. Lewis Hanes. of the Medical Department, will proceed to 
Camp Glenn, July 18th, and remain on duty there with the First 
Infantry until the 24th inst. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 49. Raleigh. July 15. 1908. 

Major Quint E. Sniitli, Department of Engineers, will proceed to 
Camp Glenn. .July ISth, and report to General J. F. Armfield for 
duty on the State Ritle Range, during the annual target practice 
of the First Infantry. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
, Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. .50. Raleigh, July 15, 1908. 

The following details are announced for duty on the State Rifle 
Range, July 20th to 24th, both dates inclusive : 

General J. F. Armfield, Executive Officer. 

liieutenant Colouel R. L. Leinster, Statistical Officer. 

Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Bristol. Assistant Statistical Officer. 

Colonel W. L. McGhee, Chief Range Officer. 

Major T. R. Orrell, Assistant Range Officer. 

Major Quint E. Smith, Assistant Range Officer. 

Major D. R. Johnson, Ordnance Officer. 

Captain Thomas F. Dwyer, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. Army, 
Instructor in Target Practice. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 

p]xECLiTivE Department. 
Special Orders No. 51. Raleigh, July 15, 1908. 

Brigadier General Thos. R. Robertson. Adjutant General, and 
Colonel A. H. Arrington. Military Aide, will proceed to Camp Glenn, 
July 18, 1908, for duty in connection with the encampment of the First 
Infantry for target practice. R. B. GLENN. 

Governor and Commander in Chief. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 52. Camp Glenn. July 15, 1908. 

Captain J. F. Roberts and Captain .1. D. Lineberger. Commissai-y 
and Quartermaster, respectively, First Infantry. N. C. N. G., will 



Adjutant General. 87 

proceed to Camp Gleun, July 10, 1908, for special duty iu connec- 
tion with tbe encampment of the First Infantry, as contemplated in 
G. O. No. 9. • 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 



Statk of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 53. Camp Glenn. July 24, 1908. 

The troop.s in Camp Gleun will entrain for home stations to-day, 
as follows : Asheville section, carrying Companies B, C, E, F, 11, I, 
K. L. M. and Band, will leave at 7 P. M. Charlotte section, carrying 
Companies A, D, G, First Battery Field Artillery and Hospital Corps, 
will leave at 8 P. M. 

Thp commanding officer First Infantry will issue such orders as 
are necessary to carry out this movement. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 54. Raleigh. July 27, 1908. 

The following-named officers of the Medical Department will pro- 
ceed to Camp Glenn. August 4th. for duty with the Third Infantry 
during the target practice of that regiment on the State Range: 
Major A. R. Winston. Surgeon. 
Captain M. B. Ahernathy. Assistant Surgeon. 
First Lieutenant H. Hartwell Bass. Assistant Surgeon. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



St.\te of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 55. Raleigh. July .31, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company D. Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant W. W. Boddie. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



88 Annual Report 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 56. Raleigh, July 31, 1908. 

Colouel W. L. McGbee, Inspector Small Arms Practice, will pro- 
ceed to Camp Gleim, August 1st, for duty iu counectiou with the 
target practice of the Third Infantry. Upon the opening of camp 
he ^Yill report for duty to the Post Commander. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 57. Raleigh, August 1, 1908. 

General J. F. Armfield. Commander First Brigade, N. C. N. G., 
will proceed to Camp Glenn. August 4th, and take command of the 
post. He will, as Post Commander, act as Executive Officer of the 
rifle range during the target practice of the Third Infantry, in addi- 
tion to serving as Post Commander. 

The following-named officers will proceed to Camp Glenn. August 
4th, and report for duty to the Post Commander : 

Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Leinster, Assistant Adjutant General. 

Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Bristol, Assistant Inspector Small Arms 
Practice. 

Major R. T. Daniel, Assistant Paymaster General. 

Captain Max L. Barker, First Infantry. 

Captain Paul Jones, Second Infantry. 

Captain B. F. Payne, Third Infantry. 

Captain J. W. Bizzell, Second Infantry, will proceed to Camp Glenn, 
August 4th. and report for duty to Colonel J. N. Craig, commanding 
Third Infantry. 

All the above-named officers will receive pay for the time specified 
for the encampment of the Third Infantry- 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 58. Raleigh, August 1, 1908. 

Colonel Jacob L. Lublos, Chief of Engineers, will proceed to Camp 
Glenn not later than August 8th, for the purpose of examining and 



ADJUTA^'T General. 89 

reporting upon the wator and sewerage plants recentlj^ installed 
upon the State Kifle Range. Upon the completion of this \Aork he 
will tile a written report with the Quartermaster General. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
SrEci.vL Orders Xo. r.r). Raleigh, August 1. 1908. 

The respective company <'<mniianders of the Second Infantry will 
each detail two men for target practice on the State Range at Camp 
Glenn, and direct them to proceed to Camp Glenn, August 4th, and 
report for duty to Colonel J. N. Craig, conmiaiiding Third Infantry, 
N. C. N. G. 

The men detailed and rei)ortiug for duty under this order will be 
entitled to transportation, subsistence and pay for the same iieriod 
as the officers and men of the Third Infantry. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant GeneraL 



State of North Carolina, 

Executive Department, 
Special Orders No. GO. Raleigh, August 3, 1908. 

Brigadier General Thos. R. Robertson, Adjutant General, and Colo- 
nel A. H. Arrington. Military Aide, will proceed to Camp Glenn, 
August 5, 1908. for duty in connection with encampment of the Third 
Infantry for target practice. R. B. GLENN, 

Governor and Commander hi Chief. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. Gl. Raleigh, August 3, 1908. 

Joseph D. Terry, late Captain Company C. First Infantry. N. C. 
N. G., having served more than ten years on the active list, is hereby 
retired with rank of Major, the same to date from June 15, 1908. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



90 Annual Report 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. (32. Raleigh, August 4. 1908. 

So much of Special Orders No. 57 as directs Captain B. F. Payne, 
Third Infantry, to proceed to Camp Glenn this day, is hereby revoked. 

Second Lieutenant C. J. Smith, Company C, Third Infantry, will 
proceed at once to Camp Glenn, and report for duty to the Post Com- 
mander, in connection with the target practice of the Third Infantry. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 63. Raleigh, August 3. 1908. 

Second Lieutenant J. Leon Williams, Company E. Second Infantry, 
will report for duty to the Regimental Connnander Third Infantry, 
at Camp Glenn, for assignment to such work as may be found nec- 
essary. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 64. Raleigh. August 15, 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Leinster, Assistant Adjutant General, is 
hereby appointed Surveying Officer of the National Guard of this 
State, and will proceed under the several sections of Chapter XXNVI, 
National Guard Regulations, to examine all military property and 
stores reported as unserviceable. Lieutenant (^olonel Leinster will 
communicate with Quartermaster General INIacon with a view to re- 
ceiving specific instructions for carrying out this oi'der. The travel 
enjoined is necessary in the military service. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 

State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 65. Raleigh, August 22, 1908. 

A leave ©f absence from the State is hereby granted Colonel George 
L. Peterson, Paymaster General, for ten days, commencing August 
26, 1908. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
» Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 
Office Ad.tutant General. 
SiMxiAL Okuers "No. (■>(■). Raleigh, September 11, 1008. 

'riio coiuiiiaiKliii.s: officer of Company G. Second Infantry, will bold 
an election to till all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant .robn V. Koss. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

TIIOS. K. ROBERTSON, 

Ad jilt (lilt General. 



Statk of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. (37. Raleigh, September 11. 1008. 

The commanding oflicer of Company B. Second Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of First 
Lieutenant W. R. Bond. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. G8. Raleigh, September 11, 1908. 

The commanding officer of the Second Division Naval Brigade, will 
hold au election to fill the vacancy caused l)y the resignation of En- 
sign C. W. Taylor. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 69. Raleigh, September 25, 1908. 

W. R. Bond of Kiuston, late First Lieutenant Company B, Second 
Infantry, having served more than ten years in the organized militia 
of this State is, at his own request, placed upon the retired list, with 
the rank of Captain. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



92 Aisr^'UAL Report 

State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 70. Raleigh, September 26, 1908. 

The election of Walter R. Cox and Rome N. Porter as Captain and 
Second Lieutenant, respectivelj', of Company B. First Infantry, is 
hereby approved and confirmed, and commissions \Yill be issued 
accordingly. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 

Office Ad.jutant General. 
Special Orders No. 71. Raleigh. October G, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company D. First Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant S. W. Harkey. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 72. Raleigh, October 6, 1908. 

Second Lieutenant W. L. Barlow, Jr., Company A, Second Infantry, 
is granted leave of absence for one year, commencing October 15, 1908. 
Lieutenant Barlow will keep this office advised of his post-office 
address while absent from the State. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 
Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 73. Raleigh. October 16, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company K, Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second 
Lieutenant B. G. Rodwell. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 

Executive Department. 
Special Executive Order. Raleigh, October 30, 1!)0,S. 

In accordance with a General Executive Order heretofore issued, 
Captain Louis A. Brown, Company L, First Infantry, Concord. X. C, 
will report with his company to the Sheriff of Cabarrus County for 
such duty in connection with guarding prisoners, guarding the county 
jail and maintaining law and order in Concord, as may be prescribed 
sheriff of the county may deem necessary, and in carrying out this 
Sheriff of the county may deem necessary, and in carrying out this 
order he will conform strictly to all laws and regulations provided in 
such cases for the government of the National Guard of this State. 

U. B. GLENN. 
Governor and CoiiuinuKler in Chief. 



State of North Carolina, 

Executive Department. 
Special Executive Order. Raleigh. October 30. 1008. 

Company B. Third Infantry, stationed at Raleigh, N. C, Captain 
W. F. Moody comm;iuding. is hereby detailed to escort and guard 
securely from Raleigh, N. C, to Concord, N. C, Will Graham, a pris- 
oner now confined in the State Penitentiary, awaiting trial. Captain 
Moody will report for duty to the Sheriff- of Cabarrus County, and 
act under his instructions. After reaching Concord Captain Moody, 
with his company, will remain on duty there subject to the orders of 
the Sheriff, for such time as the civil authorities may deem necessary. 

R. B. GLENN. 
Governor anil Vonnnander in Chief. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Ad.jutant General, 
Special Orders No. 74. Raleigh, November 4, 1908. 

Major Quint E. Smith. Department of Engineers, and First Lieu- 
tenant Joe Hill, Battalion Adjutant First Infantry, will report for 
duty to the Sheriff of Cabarrus County, under such orders as may be 
prescribed I)y said Sheriff in connection with the preservation of the 
public peace, and the maintenance of law and order in that county. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No To. Raleigh, November 14, 1908. 

The compiiny of Coast Artillery recently organized at New Bern, 
N. C, with Captain John H. Wecldell as captain, is hereby accepted, 
and constituted a part of the National Guard of North Carolina, and 
will be officially known and designated as First Company Coast Artil- 
lery, N. C. N. G. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 76. Raleigh, November 28, 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Leinster, Assistant Adjutant General, will 
proceed to Clinton, N. C, to inspect and examine the books and ac- 
counts of the Paymaster General, and then submit a detailed report 
of same. The travel enjoined is necessary in the military service. 
By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 77. Raleigh. November .^O. 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company K. Third Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resignation of Captain 
O. L. Bagley. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina. 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 78. Raleigh. December 1. 1908. 

The commanding officer First Division Naval Militia, Wilmington, 
N. C. will hold an election to fill all vacancies caused by the resigna- 
tion of Lieutenant John B. Peschau. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



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Statk of North Carotjxa. 
Ob'fice Adjutant General, 
Speciai, Orders. Xo. 7".>. Raleigh. December 1, 1908. 

Tlie coiumaiiding otticer of Company C, First Infantry, will hold an 
election to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second Lieu- 
tenant G. E. Petree. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjiitunt General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. SO. Raleigh, December 2, 1908. 

Captain J. S. Poythress, late Captain Company C, Third Regiment 
of Infantry, is hereby placed upon the retired list of the North Caro- 
lina National Guard, with the rank of Major, to date from December 
8, 1906. 

Captain Poythress enlisted in the State Guard Febraury 6. 1880, 
and served as Private, Corporal, Sergeant. Second Lieutenant. First 
Lieutenant and Captain, resigning the latter office November 2. 1901. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Speci.\l Orders No. 81. Raleigh, December H, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company F, Second Infantry, will hold 
an election to fill all vacancies arising from the promotion of Major 
N. H. McGeachey. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 82. Raleigh. December 5, 1908. 

The commanding officer of Company E. Second Infantry, Golds- 
boro. N. C, will hold an election to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Second Lieutenant .J. Leon Williams. 
By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 
Adjutant General. 



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State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 83. Raleigh, December 18, 1908. 

The comuuuiding officer of Company K, First lufantry, will hold an 
election to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Second Lieu- 
tenant R. V. Ladd. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Ad jut (I lit General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General. 
Special Orders No. 84. Raleigh, December IS. 1908. 

The conimanding officer of Company G, Second Infantry, will hold 
an election to till all vacancies caused by the resignation of Captain 
O. B. Wynne. 

By order of the Commander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 

Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 85. Raleigh, December 26, 1908. 

Lieutenant Commander J. T. Smithwick is hereby directed to in- 
spect the Fourth Division Naval Militia, Windsor, N. C, and make 
rejiort to this office. 

By order of the Commander in Chief: 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON. 

Adjutant General. 



State of North Carolina, 
Office Adjutant General, 
Special Orders No. 86. Raleigh, December 30. 1908. 

Lieutenant Colonel George E. Hood, Assistant Inspector General, 
will proceed to Wilmington, N. C. and inspect the First Division 
Naval Militia, and make report to this office. The travel performed 
is necessary in the military service. 
By order of the Connnander in Chief : 

THOS. R. ROBERTSON, 

Adjutant General. 



Adjutant Geneeal. 



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OF TH E 



NATIONAL GUARD OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



DECEMBER 7, 1908. 



COMMANDER IN CHIEF, 

GOVEBNOR ROBERT BRODNAX CxLENX. 



Brigadier General TITOS. R. ROBERTSON, Chief of Staff. 



PERSONAL STAFF OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 

Rank. 


Residence. 


A. H. Arrington 


Private Secretary -- 


Colonel 


Oct. 


30, 1905 


Raleigh. 


Charles E. Johnson-- 


Aide de Camp 


Colonel 


Jan. 


20, 1905 


Raleigh. 


Wescott Roberson — 


Aide de Camp 


Colonel 


Jan. 


20, 1905 


High Point. 


F G James 


Aide de Camp 

Aide de Camp 






20 1905 




John S. Cuningham-- 


Colonel 


Jan. 


16, 1901 


Cuningham. 


John L. Cobb 


Aide de Camp 


Colonel 


Jan. 


20. 1905 


Lincolnton. 


W. D. Pollock 


Naval Aide 


Colonel 


Jan. 


16, 1901 


Kinston. 


D L Ward- - - 




Colonel 


Jan. 


20, 1905 











GENERAL STAFF. 

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


Thos. R. Robertson -- 


Adjutant General -- 


Brig. Gen.-- 


Jan. 


12, 1905 


Charlotte. 


Alfred Williams '- 


Assistant Adjutant 
General. 


Colonel 


Jan. 


24, 1901 


Raleigh. 


R. L. Leinster 


Assistant Adjutant 
General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Feb. 


24, 1905 


Raleigh. 


Wm. E. Massenburg- 


Assistant Adjutant 
General. 


Major 


May 


26, 1903 


Oxford. 


J. F. Cannon 


Assistant Adjutant 
General. 


Major 


Mar. 


1, 1906 


Albemarle. 


C. H Gattis - 


Assistant Adjutant 
General. 


Major 


Mar. 


5, 1906 


Raleigh. 





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Annual Repoet 
quartermaster general's department. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


Francis A. Macon — 


Quartermaster Gen- 
eral, Chief of Ord- 
nance. 


Brigadier 
General. 


Feb. -, 1905 


Henderson. 


W.E. Gary 


Assistant Quarter- 
master General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


June 10, 1903 


Henderson. 


J. G. Hollingsworth - 


Assistant Quarter- 
master General. 


Major 


Aug. 18. 1904 


Fayetteville. 


F. L. DeVane 


Assistant Quarter- 
master General. 


Major 


Mar. 11, 1907 


Brevard. 


D. R. Johnson 


Assistant Chief of 
Ordnance. 


Major 


Feb. 24, 1905 


Winnabow. 




Assistant Chief of 
Ordnance. 


Captain 


Aug. 1, 1905 


Henderson. 







INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


Thomas Stringfield — 
George E. Hood 

W G Smith 


Inspector General — 

Assistant Inspector 
General. 

Assistant Inspector 
General. 

Assistant Inspector 
General. 


Colonel 

Lieutenant 
Colonel. 

Major 

Major 


Jan. 2, 1907 
Nov. 23, 1905 

June 13, 1903 

Feb. 1, 1908 


Waynesville. 
Goldsboro. 

Asheville. 


J. W. Norwood 


Waynesville. 



COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


Solomon Gallert 


Commissary General 


Colonel 


Feb. 13, 1902 


Rutherfordton 


Fred J. Coxe 


Assistant Commis- 
sary General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Jan. 12, 1905 


Wadesboro. 


B. H. Kirkpatrick — 


Assistant Commis- 
sary General. 


Major 


Sept. 16, 1903 


Waynesville. 


John H. Andrevi^s --- 


Assistant Commis- 
sary General. 


Major 


Jan. 12, 1905 


Raleigh. 


Cebern D. Harris 


Assistant Commis- 
sary General. 


Major 


Nov. 12, 1907 


Raleigh. 



Adjutant General, 
engineers department. 



99 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 


Residence. 


Jacob L. Ludlow 


Chief of Enerineers - 


Colonel 


Jan. 


12. 1905 


Winston- 
Salem. 


W. C. Riddick 


Assistant Chief of 
Engineers. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Mar. 


24. 1905 


Raleigh. 


F. M. Dunston 


Assistant Chief of 
Engineers. 


Major 


Jan. 


31. 1905 


Windsor. 


Quint E. Smith 


Assistant Chief of 
Engineers. 


Major 


Feb. 


1, 1908 


Concord. 



PAY DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 


Residence. 


George L. Peterson -- 


Paymaster General - 


Colonel 


Jan. 


12, 1905 


Clinton. 


G. F. Hankins 


Assistant Paymas- 
ter General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Jan. 


12. 1905 


Lexington. 


R. T. Daniel 


Assistant Paymas- 
ter General. 


Major 


Feb. 


24, 1905 


Weldon. 


W. W. Pierce 


Assistant Paymas- 
ter General. 


Major 


Feb. 


20, 1907 


Clinton. 



SMALL ARMS PRACTICE DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 


Residence. 


Wyatt L. McGhee — 


Inspector of Small 
Arms Practice. 


Colonel 


Jan. 


12, 1905 


Franklinton. 


L. B. Bristol 


Assistant Inspector 
of Small Arms 
Practice. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Oct. 


4. 1907 


Statesville. 


Thomas R. Orrell 


Assistant Inspector 
of Small Arms 
Practice. 


Major 


Oct. 


4, 1907 


Wilmington. 


N. H. McGeachy— - 


Assistant Inspector 
of Small Arms 
Practice. 


Major 


Nov. 


7, 1908 


Fayetteville. 



JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 


Residence. 


D. M. Hodges 


Judge Advocate 
General. 


Colonel 


Jan. 12, 1905 


Asheville. 


T. L. Kirkpatrick - — 


Asst. Judge Advo- 
cate General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Jan. 12, 1905 


Charlotte. 


W. Stamps Howard - 


Asst. Judge Advo- 
cate General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


Mar. 9. 1907 


Tarboro. 


V. C. BuUard 


Asst. Judge Advo- 
cate General. 


Major 


Jan. 31, 1905 


Fayetteville. 



100 



Annual Repokt 
medical department. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


Robert S. Young 


Surgeon General -— 


Colonel 


Jan. 


24, 1901 


Concord. 


Baxter R. Hunter — 


Assistant Surgeon 
General. 


Lieutenant 
Colonel. 


July 


21. 1908 


Kings Moun- 
tain. 


Chas. S. Jordan 


Surgeon 


Major 


Dec. 


14. 1899 


Asheville. 


F. H. Holmes ,- 


Surgeon 


Major 


Dec. 


23, 1902 


Clinton. 






Major 

Major 

Captain 


Feb. 


24 1905 




A. R. Winston 

H. McK. Tucker 






24 1905 




Assistant Surgeon- 


Mar. 


24, 1905 


Raleigh. 


B. J. Witherspoon- — 


Assistant Surgeon-- 


Captain 


May 


12, 1906 


Charlotte. 


E. C. Boyette 


Assistant Surgeon- 


Captain 


Nov. 


22, 1906 


Charlotte. 


A. H. Harriss 


Assistant Surgeon -^ 


Captain 


Feb. 


19, 1907 


Wilmington. 


M. B. Abernethy 


Assistant Surgeon— 


Captain 


May 


27, 1907 


Reidsville. 


J. Lewis Hanes 


Assistant Surgeon-- 


First Lieut. - 


Feb. 


19, 1907 


Winston- 
Salem. 


H. H. Bass 


Assistant Surgeon-- 


First Lieut- 


June 


30, 1907 


Henderson. 


C. L. Pridgen 


Assistant Surgeon- 


First Lieut. - 


May 


18, 1908 


Kinston. 



FIRST BRIGADE. 
FIELD AND STAFF. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


Residence. 


J. F. Armfield 


Brigade Comdr. 


Brig. Gen.— 


Mar. 9, 1903 


Statesville. 


R. L. Leinster 


Assistant Adj. Gen. 


Lieut. Col.-. 






J. G. Hollingsworth - 


Chief Quartermstr.- 


Major 






■W Cl t^mitVi 










D. R. Johnson 


Ordnance Officer 


Major 
















V. C. Bullard 


Judge Advocate 


Major 






Cebern D. Harris 


Chief Commissary- 


Major 








Chief Surgeon 


Major 











Adjutant General. 



101 



FIRST INFANTRY. 
FIELD AND STAFF. 



Office. 



Rank. 



Date of 
Commission. 



Residence. 



J. T. Gardner 

J. C. Bessent — 

R. L. Flannigan- 

D. D. Parks 

L. W. Young — 
W. R. Minter— 
W. R. Robertson 
J. F. Roberts — 
J. D. Lineberger 
A. W. Freeman - 

Joe Hill 

J. W. Dal ton — 

P. W. Eshelman 

H. A. Millis 

R. H. Morrison - 



Colonel 

Lieut. Colonel 

Major 

Major 

Major 

Chaplain 

Adjutant 

Commissary 

Quartermaster 

Battalion Adjutant- 
Battalion Adjutant 
Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 



Colonel -— 

Lieut. Col 

Major 

Major 

Major 

Captain - 
Captain - 
Captain - 
Captain - 
1st Lieut. 
1st Lieut. 
1st Lieut. 

2d Lieut. - 

2d Lieut.- 

2d Lieut 



Jan. 30, 1905 
Oct. 7, 1907 



July 
Oct. 
Dec. 

July 
June 
May 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Aug. 
May 



20, 1899 
7, 1907 
7, 1907 
1, 1907 

1, 1904 
15, 1905 
15, 1905 
12, 1899 

2, 1901 
20, 1905 



June 16, 1905 
Mar. 30, 1908 
June 1, 1908 



Shelby. 

Winston- 
Salem. 

Statesville. 

Mt. Airy. 

Asheville. 

Lincolnton. 

Charlotte. 

Shelby. 

Shelby. 

Waynesville. 

Concord. 

Winston- 
Salem. 

High Point. 
High Point. 
Stanly. 



COMPANIES. 



Name and Station of 
Company. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


A 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


May 23 1904 


Hickory Rifles, 
Hickory. 


G W Payne 


Nov 2 1908 




Nov. 2, 1908 






B 


W R Cox - - - - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Sept. 26, 1908 




C E Smith - — _ 


June 2, 1906 


Salisbury. 


N R Porter 


Sept 26 1908 






c 


J G Wooten - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Jan 17 1908 


Forsyth Riflemen, 


J A Stith 


Nov 14 1904 


Geo E Petree- - - 


Jan. 17, 1908 









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A]^]S[UAL Repout 

FIRST INFANTRY-COMPANIES-CONTINUED. 



Name and Station of 
Company. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


J) 


R A Page - - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Jan 17 1908 


Hornet Nest Rifles, 
Charlotte 


C. E. Mosteller 


Jan. 17, 1908 
Nov 17 1908 








E 


J E Deitz 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Jan 27 1902 




C H Turner - - 


Oct. 3 190O 






May 4, 1906 






F 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


July 8, 1907 
May 22 1903 


Blue Ridge Rifles, 


J H Koon 


J E Whiteside 


Nov 27 1902 








G 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


June 13, 1907 


Cleveland Guards, 
Shelby. 


J. F. Jenkins 


June 13, 1907 
June 13 1907 






H 


L. M. Killian 

J B Hoyle — 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Mar. 14, 1908 
Oct. 19, 1903 


Waynesville. 


J. T. Russell 


Oct. 19, 1908 


X 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Oct 7 1906 


Blue Ridge Guards, 
Mount Airy. 


J. F. Witt 

C. F. Melton 


Oct. 7, 1907 
Oct. 7, 1907 


K 

Asheville Light Infantry, 


C.I. Bard 

S. A. Rector 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Nov. 11, 1905 
June 26, 1907 










L 
Cabarrus Black Boys, 


Louis A. Brown 

R S Query- 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Mar. 19, 1908 
Mar. 19. 1908 


F Y McConnell- 


Mar. 19, 1908 








M 

High Point Rifles, 

High Point. 


L. M. Dodamead 

E. P. Carpenter 

R. V. Ladd 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


June 16, 1905 
Sept. 7, 1908 
Sept. 26, 1908 



Adjutant Genekai,. 



103 



SECOND INFANTRY. 

FIELD AND STAFF. 



Name. 



Officer. 



Rank. 



Date of 
Commission. 



Residence. 



H. C. Bragaw 

J. VanB. Metts-.- 

C. B. Elliott 

T. S. Pace 

W. C. Rodman 

Edwin A. Metts- — 
Nathaniel Harding 

J. N. Pearce 

F. L. Black 

W. R. Capehart -- 

J. T. Dortch 

H. H. Murray 

W. M. Bond 

R. G.White 

D. J. Murray 



Colonel 

Lieut. Colonel 

Major 

Major 

Major 

Adjutant 

Chaplain 

Quartermaster 

Commissary 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 



Colonel - - 
Lieut. Col.-- 

Major 

Major 

Major 

Captain 

Captain 

Captain 

Captain 

1st Lieut. -- 

1st Lieut 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. - 

2d Lieut. - 

2d Lieut. - 



Dec. 
Feb. 
Dec. 
Dec. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Aug. 
May 
Apr. 
Feb. 
May 
Sept. 
June 



4, 1902 

22, 1907 
4, 1902 
4. 1902 
26, 1908 
26, 1908 

16, 1884 
4, 1905 

21, 1908 

17, 1903 
16, 1908 
24, 1908 
28, 1906 



Aug. 1, 1908 
Sept. 24, 1908 



Washington. 

Wilmington. 

Edenton. 

Wilson. 

Washington. 

Wilmington. 

Washington. 

Wilson. 

Maxton. 

Avoca. 

Goldsboro. 

Wilson. 

Edenton. 

Edenton. 

Wilson. 



COMPANIES. 



Name and Station of 
Company. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


A 
Edgecombe Guards, 


Paul Jones 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Feb. 9, 1906 
July 4. 1906 
July 4, 1906 








B 


H. D. Harper 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Dec. 1, 1902 
Sept. 24, 1908 
Sept. 24, 1908 




A L C Hill- 






C 

Wilmington Light Infantry. 


W. F. Robertson 

T J Gause- - -- - -- 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Jan. 28, 1904 
Dec 7 1907 


L E Hall — 


Dec 7 1907 









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SECOND INFANTRY-COMPANIES— Continued. 



Name and Station of 
Company. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


D 


S. Cohen- 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Mar. 31, 1903 
Mar. 31, 1903 
Dec. 13, 1907 


Goldsboro Rifles, 




(First Organization) 
Goldsboro. 


E. A. Simpkins 


E 


J. W Bizzell 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Oct. 6, 1906 
May 22, 1908 


Goldsboro Rifles, 
(Second Organization) 


E. C. Prince 










F 


E. R. McKethan 

A. R. Williams - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Dec. 14, 1908 
Dec. 14, 1908 
Dec. 14, 1908 


Infantry, 
Fayetteville. 


Paul Watson 


G 


0. B Wynne - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


May 28, 1908 
Oct. 24, 1908 
Oct. 24, 1908 




R. B Cowell 


Infantry, 








H 


C. M. Faircloth -- - 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Feb. 3, 1905 
Mar. 6, 1908 
Mar. 6, 1908 




Jno. K. Tew - - 




P F Lewis 






I 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


July 7, 1906 
July 16, 1907 
July 7, 1908 




H. C. White - 




J F. White — - 






K 


E. S. Darden — 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Mar 27 1907 










W T. Vick — 


June 22 1908 








L 


J B Malloy 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Oct 13 1906 




D. A. Barlow - -- - 


Oct 13 1906 


Infantry. 




Feb 29 1908 








M 


W. 0. Bennett, Jr 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


May 7, 1904 
May 7, 1908 
May 7, 1908 




F C Parsons -- 







Adjutant Gexeeal. 



10; 



THIRD INFANTRY. 
FIELD AND STA.FF. 



Office. 



J. N. Craig 

S. W. Minor 

C. L. McGhee 

J. J. Bernard -- -- 
R. M. Albrigiit 

A. McCullen 

S. Glenn Brown 

R. W. Morphis 

W. T. Whitten 

S. E. Winston 

W. R. Miller 

Gordon Smith 

B. F. Green 



A. C. MendenhalU 
S. L. Rotter 



Colonel 

Lieut. Colonel 

Major 

Major 

Major 

Chaplain 

Adjutant 

Commissary 

Quartermaster 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Adjutant 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 

Battalion Com. and 
Quartermaster. 



Colonel -- 
Lieut. Col 

Major 

Major 

Major — 
Captain- - 
Captain-- 
Captain-- 
Captain-- 

1st Lieut 

1st Lieut 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. -— 

2d Lieut. — 

2d Lieut. - — 



Date of 
Commission. 



Dec. 4, 

Mar. 28. 

Dec. 4, 

Dec. 4, 

Dec. 4. 

Dec. 1, 

June 19, 

July 30, 

June 7, 

Jan. 10, 

July 6, 

July 1, 

May 26, 



1902 
1903 
1902 
1902 
1902 
189S 
1908 
1903 
1906 
1903 
1906 
1908 
1903 



April 30, 1906 
Mar. 14, 1908 



Residence. 

Reidsville. 

Durham. 

Franklinton. 

Raleigh. 

Raleigh. 

Washington. 

Greensboro. 

Reidsville. 

Henderson. 

Youngsville. 

Raleigh. 

Raleigh. 

Franklinton. 

Greensboro. 

Raleigh. 



COMPANIES. 



Name and Station of 
Company. 



Name of Officer. 



Rank. 



Lexington Rifles, 
Lexington. 



W. H. Phillips 
W. J. Smith -- 
R. F. Chitty — 

W. F. Moody - 
Z. P. Smith-- 
E. B. Parrish- 

B. F. Payne — 
S. H. Allen -- 

C. J. Smith — 



Captain - 
1st Lieut. 
2d Lieut. 

Captain - 
1st Lieut. 
2d Lieut. 

Captain - 

1st Lieut. 
2d Lieut. 



Date of 
Rank. 



June 29. 1907 
June 15. 1908 
June 15, 1908 



Raleigh Light Infantry, 
Raleigh. 



May 15, 190-1 
July 26, 1907 
Aug. 13. 1908 



Vance Guards. 
Henderson. 



July 1. 1907 
July 1, 1907 
Mar. 17, 1908 



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Annual, Report 

THIRD INFANTRY-COMPANIES— Continued. 



^^™ Company""'' °^ ^^""^ °* ^^*'*=''- 


Rank. 


Date of 
Rank. 


1 
D 1 J. B. Thomas 

Louisburg Rifles, C. H. Banks 

Louisburg. j J. A. Turner 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


June 16, 1905 
Aug. 3, 1908 
Aug. 3, 1908 


E J. Robt. Wood 

Granville Gi-ays, J. A. Williams 

O.xford. E. M. Lewellyn 


tDaptain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Dec. 7, 1907 
July 9, 1908 
July 9, 1908 


F 


I. H. Kearney 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Feb. 21. 1905 
Feb 21 1905 


Franklinton. 


R. M. Brown 


Feb. 21, 1905 


G 

Reid.sville Rifles, 

Reidsville. 


R. G. Gladstone 

W. B. Millner 

J. H. Mobley 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


Nov. 9, 1897 
June 20, 1906 
Dec. 7, 1907 


H 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


April 21, 1908 


Warren Guards, 


F. P. Wiggins 


April 21, 1908 
April 21, 1908 






I 




Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut. 


April 2, 1906 


Holt Guards, 
Burlington. 




April 21, 1906 


D. E. Scott 


July 26, 1906 


K ' 

Weldon Light Infantry. 
Weldon 


H. L.Allen 

M. M. Drake 

Jno G Ellis 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Dec. 4, 1908 
Dec. 4, 1908 
Nov. 30, 1908 








L 

Gate City Guards. 

Greensboro. 


E. D. Kuykendall 

P. D. Shaw 

R. W. Brewer 


Captain 

1st Lieut 

2d Lieut 


Mar. 14, 1908 
Mar. 14, 1908 
May 30, 1908 


M 

Durham light Irfantry. 

Durham. 


S. C. Chambers 

Thos. S. Hall 

Chas. Bennett 


Captain 

1st Lieut. 

2d Lieut 


Mar. 16, 1908 
July 13, 1907 
Mar. 16, 1908 



Ad.I UTANT CiEXElfAl,. 
ARTILLERY ORGANIZATIONS. 



Name and Statio'n of 
Battery. 



Name of Officer. 



Rank. 



i(»: 



Date of 
Rank. 



Battery A, 

Field Artillery, 

Charlotte. 



First Company, 

Coast Artillery, 

New Bern. 



M. W. Williams 

J. C. Byrd 

C. W. Norman -- 



Captain July 10, 1906 

1st Lieut July 10,1906 



Jr. 1st Lieut. --- 



R. L. Keesler 2d Lieut 



J. H. Weddell Captain - 

( 1st Lieut. 

Ralph H. Smith 2d Lieut. 



Mar. 14, 1907 
Jan. 21, 1908 



Nov. 12, 1908 



Nov. 12, 1908 



NAVAL MILITIA. 
COMMANDER AND STAFF. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Commission. 


Residence. 


Thomas C. Daniels -- 


Brigade Commander 


Captain 


Mar. 


30, 


1904 


New Bern. 


E. E.Williams 


Brigade Executive 
Officer. 


Lieut. Com.- 


Mar. 


24, 


1906 


New Bern. 


W. A. Furlong 


Chief Engineer 


Lieut. Com.- 


Nov. 


27, 


1901 


Wilmington. 


F H Shipp- 


Brigade Adjutant - 
Brigade Paymaster- 






1'^ 


1904 




T. D. Carroway 


Lieutenant - 


Dec. 


18, 


1901 


New Bern. 


R. Duval Jones 


Chief Surgeon 


Lieut. Com.- 


Feb. 


22. 


1907 


New Bern. 


A. W. Disosway 


Asst. Surgeon 


Lieutenant - 


Feb. 


£0. 


1908 


Plymouth. 


Albert T. Willis 


Signal Officer 


Lieutenant - 


Nov. 


14. 


1908 


New Bern. 


C. F. Smith 


Brigade Chaplain--- 


Lieutenant - 


July 


6, 


1908 


Elizabeth City 


W. E. Smith 


Asst. Engineer 


Jr. Lieut 


July 


20, 


1904 


New Bern. 


C. W. HoUowell 


Asst. Paymaster --- 


Jr. Lieut 


Dec. 


18, 


1901 


Elizabeth City 


J. F. Patterson 


Asst. Surgeon 


Jr. Lieut 


Feb. 


20, 


1908 


New Bern. 


W. J. Jackson 


Aide Brig. Com 


Jr. Lieut 


June 


1. 


1907 


Plymouth. 



108 Annual Report Adjutant Geneeal. 

battalion officers. 



Name. 


Office. 


Rank. 


Date of 
Commission. 


Residence. 


C. D. Bradham 


Commander 


1st Bat 


May 11, 1904 


New Bern. 


Jno. L. Phelps 


Commander 


2d Bat 


Feb. 15, 1908 


Plymouth. 


H.M.Chase 


Lieut. Commander- 


Ex. Officer 
1st Bat. 


Feb. 15, 1908 


Wilmington. 


J. T. Sniithwick 


Lieut. Commander- 


Ex. Officer 
2d Bat. 


May 11, 1904 


Windsor. 


W. R. Hampton 


Jr. Lieutenant 


Ad.iutant 
2d Bat. 


June 30, 1908 


Plymouth. 



FIRST BATTALION. 



Divisions and Stations. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 




C Martin- _ . . 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 


Dec. 4, 1908 
Dec. 4. 1908 


First Division, 
Wilmington. 


J. M. Murphy 

G. T. Williamson 










C. J. McSorley -- 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 


May 24, 1904 
Aug. 6, 1907 




R H Dowdy - - 








Thos Thomas - 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 


Dec 1 Q 1 QA7 


Sixth Division, 


L W Hassell - - 


June 8, 1907 


Beaufort. 


C. T. Chadwick 









SECOND BATTALION. 



Divisions and Stations. 


Name of Officer. 


Rank. 


Date of Rank. 




W. M. Sutton-- - 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 


July 5, 1906 
July 5. 1906 
June 19, 1908 


Third Division, 
Windsor. 


R. W. Askew, Jr. 








Fourth Division, 
Plymouth. 


Clarence Latham 

Robt. P. Walker 

J. S. Norman 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 

Ensign 


June 4, 1908 
June 4, 1908 
June 4, 1908 




W. A Worth- — 


Lieutenant 

Lieut., J. G 


June 15, 1907 
June 15, 1907 
June 15, 1907 


Fifth Division, 




Elizabeth City. 


J. C. B. Ehringhaus 







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