From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861, p. 2
– The Fifth Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers arrived in Richmond yesterday
morning via the Petersburg Railroad. The Regiment is composed of the choicest
material. It comprises twelve companies, embracing an aggregate of eleven
hundred and fifty men. The regimental officers are Col. McKenny, Lieut. Col.
Ibris, and Maj. Green, all good and experienced officer. Immediately on the
arrival of the Regiment, they went into camp in the vicinity of the York River
Railroad Depot, and being under marching orders, left in the afternoon. The men
of this Regiment have no reason to complain of the manner in which they are
armed and equipped. They are capable of meeting the enemy with any weapon with
which he may see fit to advance. Their muskets are of the latest and most
approved description of that weapon.
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