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and carrying out same. The latter was exceedingly laborious and tedious.

7. Officers received daily instruction by Lieutenant Button, in use of instru-
ments of navigation and piloting. Spotting and range finding was good.

8. Target practice score:



Scales:

Moore

Holton

-Average



4.10
4.17



Hits
PerM.



2.77
2.00



Per

Cent



Final
Score



1.66
1.14
1.00



This practice was held in accordance with Naval Militia Publication No. 3,
except as modified by Circular Letter No. 12 of March 11th, 1911. Every
detail was under the supervision of Lieutenant Button, U. S. N., and con-
formed to regulation target work as far as possible. Caliber, 3-pounder. One
gun pointer being allowed for each 25 men of enlisted strength, also the
regular complement of sight setters, loaders and plugmen to complete the
gun crews. On account of short time allowed for subcaliber practice the gun
crews were remarkably efficient; however, two of pointers had seen target
practice' with this type of gun on last season's cruise, also on Prairie cruise,
1909, with 3-inch gun.

Target raft and screens were of regulation pattern, built for the purpose
under specifications of Navy Bepartment. Range was of regulation distance,
being an equilateral triangle of 1,600 yards. Ship's time on range, 4 min. 44
sec, at ten knots. Lieutenant Green acted as spotter; Lieutenant Button as
umpire; Lieutenants McSorley and Bowden, divisional oflScers; C. G. M.
Hello, ordnance; M. A. Smith, time keeper; C. B. M. Lempke in charge of
repair boat. They were untiring and enthusiastic and their efforts produced
the same spirit in the men, as the result of score shows.

9. Biscipline: Good.

10. Efficiency: Bivision showed general improvement on deck and in en-
gine room, and a fair knowledge of seamanship, gunnery and routine. The



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officers are generally studious and show a fair knowledge in piloting, rudi-
ments of navigation and duties as watch officers. As a whole, the crew
was enthusiastic and performed every duty with cheerfulness.

11. The weather was ideal, the mess good and the cruise instructive. We
were fortunate in having Lieutenant Button as instructor. He was patient,
earnest and diligent.

12. Recommendation: Each gun crew should be allowed three strings of
ten shots each, to be fired separate days, the last to count as official score.

Very respectfully, C. D. Bkadham,

Commander First Battalion, N. C. Naval Brigade.



"C"— FAILURE OF SIXTH DIVISION TO CRUISE.

U. S. S. Elfkida. New Bern. N. C, August 31, 1911.
To THE Commanding Officer N. C. N. M.

Sir: — 1. I beg to report that in accord with Brigade Orders No. 17, Com-
mander Bradham being unable to attend cruise, I proceeded with the U. S. S.
Elfrida to Oriental, August 19th, for the purpose of cruising the Sixth
(Oriental) Division, N. C. N. M.

2. On arrival at Oriental I was informed by Lieutenant Midyette that it
was his purpose to take the Sixth Division to Norfolk, leaving at 3 p. m. the
19th, returning for target work Tuesday night, the 22d.

3. As my instructions were to take this division to the range, the target
work being the principal practice laid down by the Navy Department, I
informed him that it would be impossible to make trip until the target work
was completed.

4. Captain Daniels was reached over long distance phone and he instructed
that the division would have to go on range and qualify men before any trip
to Norfolk or other point could be made.

5. Lieutenant Midyett stated that his men would not go on range until the
trip to Norfolk promised by him to his men was made.

6. The boat being provisioned by Lieutenant Midyett, he having purchased
stores in New Bern the 18th, Captain Daniels instructed that I proceed to the
range and secure target (this being the last division to cruise) and bring
same to New Bern, but found it impossible to handle this with the ship's
crew of six men, so returned with boat to New Bern.

F. H. Shipp,
Chief of Staff.

"D"— CRUISE OF THE FIFTH DIVISION.

Elizabeth City, N. C, August 15, 1911.
Mr. T. C. Daniels, Captain N. B., New Bern, N. C.

Sir: — I herewith submit my report of the cruise with the Fifth Division
on U. S. S. torpedo boat Foote. Our first cruise on Sunday, July 23d, to Nags
Head. We had a pleasant trip that was very instructive and aided the men
to familiarize themselves with the boat.

When out from Nags Head about one hour running, along very smoothly.



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the forward blower engine fell to pieces, which put that out of commission.
The trouble, from my best observation, was caused by the breaking off of one
of the bolts which holds the crank brasses.

On our cruise to Morehead, when out from Elizabeth City about two hours,
whe dynamo engine was put out of commission by breaking off one of the bolts
in the cross head, which completely demoralized that engine. With a few
other minor accidents the cruise was instructive, especially to the engine crew.

While the boat and machinery was very much out of repair we managed
to complete the cruise without having to build a new boat. The regular engine
crew (with the exception of the oiler, who seemed to be more of a chronic
grumbler,) did all in their power to help and instruct our men. The machinist,
water tender and fireman deserve special mention for their service and in-
structions. Yours truly.

Brad Saxdeks.



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General Orders



State of Noktii Carolina,
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 1. Raleigh, January 14, 1911.

I. The annual inspections of the organizations of the North Carolina Na-
tional Guard by the officer representing the United States and the Inspector
General, North Carolina National Guard, for the current year, will be made
on the following dates and places:

Raleigh February 14. .Headquarters North Carolina National Guard.

Raleigh February 15 Band and Company B, Third Infantry.

Lumber Bridge. . .February 16 Co. L, Second Infantry.

Fayetteville February 17.. Co. F, Second Infantry and Pay Department.

Wilson February 18 Co. K, Second Infantry.

Clinton February 20 Co. H, Second Infantry.

Rocky Mount February 21 Co. C, Second Infantry.

Goldsboro February 22 and 23 Cos. D. and E, Second Infantry.

Kinston February 24 Co. B and Band, Second Infantry.

Edenton February 25 Co. I, Second Infantry.

Washington February 27. .Co. G, Second Infantry, and Headquarters

Second Infantry.

Tarboro February 28 Co. A, Second Infantry.

Weldon March 1 Co. K, Third Infantry.

Warrenton March 2 Co. H, Third Infantry.

Oxford March 3. Co. E, Third Infantry, and Brigade Headquarters.

Henderson March 4. Co. C, Third Infantry, and Q. M. G. Department.

Louisburg March 6 Co. D, Third Infantry.

Franklinton March 7 Co. F, Third Infantry.

Durham March 8 Co. M, Third Infantry.

Burlington March 9 . Co. I, Third Infantry.

Lexington March 10 Co. A, Third Infantry.

Reidsville March 11. Co. G, Third Infantry, Regimental Headquarters.

Thomasville March 13 Co. L, Third Infantry.

Winston-Salem . . March 14 Co. C, First Infantry.

Mount Airy March 15 Co. I, First Infantry.

High Point March 16 Co. M, First Infantry.

Concord March 17 Co. L, First Infantry.

Wadesboro March 18 Co. M, Second Infantry.

Shelby March 20. Co. G, First Infantry and First Regiment Head-
quarters.

Gastonia March 21 Co. B, First Infantry.

Statesville March 22 Co. E, First Infantry.

Hickory March z,3 Co. A, First Infantry.

Asheville March 24 and 25. .Cos. F and K, and Band, First Infantry

Waynesville March 27 Co. H, First Infantry.



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INfSPECTIOX MEDICAL DEl'AUTMENT.



Charlotte March 1, 1911 Hospital Corps, First Regiment.

Reidsville March 2, 1911 Hospital Corps, Third Regiment.

Kinston ^.larch 3, 1911 Hospital Corps, Second Regiment.

IXSPECTIO.N COAST AKTILLEUY t OKI'S.

Charlotte .\pril 3, 1911 5th Company, C. A. C.

Salisbury April 4, 1911 4th Company, C. A. C.

Greensboro .\pril 5, 1911 3d Company, C. A. C.

Wilmington April 6, 1911 1st Company, C. A. C.

New Bern April 7, 1911 2d Company, C. A. C.

II. In compliance with instructions of the War Department, separate in-
spections will be held on the same day by the Inspector General, North Caro-
lina National Guard, and the United States inspecting officer.

III. Commanding officers will be prepared to parade their commands in
field equipment at such times as indicated by the inspectors.

IV. The inspection will include all United States and State property avail-
able for military service, both in the State Arsenal and in the hands of or-
ganizations.

V. During the inspecting of any property in the store-rooms of organiza-
tions or at State Arsenal, the responsible or other commissioned officer
should be present with a sufficient detail of men to handle the property. In
order to expedite this work, this property should be previously sorted and
neatly arranged for inspection, and the responsible officer have a list of same
and retained copy of annual property return.

VI. All United States property which is reported unserviceable or unsuit-
able by the United States inspecting officer should be submitted as soon as
practicable after inspection to the action of the Surveying Officer, as pre-
scribed by Art. XXXVI, Regulations N. C. National Guard.

VII. When in the judgment of the Inspecting Officer it is deemed neces-
sary, officers and noncommissioned officers will be examined by the inspector
as to their general efficiency and knowledge of their respective duties, and
where found deficient, incompetent, inattentive, or negligent in the perform-
ance of their duties, a special report as to commissioned officers will be for-
warded without delay through the Inspector General's Department, in order
that where circumstances warrant it, such officers may be examined and
reported upon as to the advisability of their continuance in the service. Non-
commissioned officers found to be inefficient will be reported by the Inspector
to the commanding officer of the organization for his action.

VIII. Company property and record books must be fully written up and
presented for inspection.

IX. All field, staff and noncommissioned staff officers will report for in-
spection in field equipment when inspections are held at home stations, or
to the nearest station where inspections are held.

X. The Coast Artillery Corps and the Medical Department will be inspected
on dates indicated by officers of the Regular Army of the same branches of
the service.

XI. All Government property in the State Arsenal will be inspected by a



Adjutant General. 75

special inspecting officer of the United States Army, February 23, 1911, and
Government property at Camp Glenn, N. C., by the same officer, February
24, 1911.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinster,

Adjutant General.



State of North Carolina,
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 2. Raleigh, February 10, 1911.

Captain E. R. McKethan, Company F, Second Infantry, at his own request,
has been retired from active duty in the North Carolina National Guard,
and, in accordance with section 4906, Laws Governing the North Carolina
National Guard, is given the rank of Major on the retired list.

Captain B. R. McKethan entered the service of the State as private in the
Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry in June, 1890, and continued as a
member of same, either as pay member while absent from the State or
active, until the present. Elected Captain and duly commissioned in the
old organization in 1899. He advocated the return of the company to the
National Guard, and on July 1, 1901, enlisted with company and appointed
First Sergeant of what was then Company A, First Regiment, North Caro-
lina National Guard, and was afterwards promoted through several grades
to rank of Captain, the company being transferred and assigned as Company
F, Second Infantry, North Carolina National Guard.

In 1898, being at that time in Savannah, Ga., he enrolled with Company
C, Savannah Volunteer Guards Battalion, for War with Spain, and afterwards
enlisted with Company assigned as Company K, Second Georgia Volunteer
Infantry, at Griffin, Ga., and sent at once with regiment to Tampa, Fla., this
being the first Southern regiment to reach Tampa. Mustered out as First
Sergeant at Savannah, Ga., in November, 1898.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinster,

Adjutant General.



State of North Carolina,
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 3. February 23, 1911.

In carrying out General Orders No. 222, War Department, series of 1910,
the following modification of the Regulations for the uniform of officers and
enlisted men of the North Carolina National Guard is prescribed:

With the special full-dress uniform and mess jacket, the white waistcoat
with small gold or gilt regulation buttons and black silk tie will be worn.
The buttons in the shirt will always be plain gold buttons.

Socks. — With the blue uniform, black socks will be worn; with the white
uniform, white socks and white shoes will be worn.

Aiguillette. —omcers entitled to wear the aiguillette will wear it with all
uniforms except the service uniform. It will be secured to the shoulder of
the dress coat by a small cloth loop and black button placed just inside the



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shoulder strap, the aiguillette loops to be supported by the <-uricealed dress-
coat buttons. On a general officer's dress coat, it will be looped as to the
full-dress coat.

Full-dress saber slings and saber knots will be worn with the dress and
white uniforms.

Caps. — The use of the khaki cap will be discontinued and the olive drab
cap will be worn in place of it. The dress cap will no longer form part of
the uniform. The full-dress cap will be worn with the dress uniform.

Trousers. — The use of service trousers of olive drab and cotton khaki will
be discontinued; they will no longer form a part of the uniform.

Spurs. — Whenever boots are worn spurs will be worn. All officers when
mounted will wear spurs.

The style of breeches now used will continue to form part of the service
uniform.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leixster,

The Adjutant General.



State of Nokth Carolina,
Adjutant General's Department.
General Orders No. 4. Raleigh. March 22, 1911.

I. Rifle and pistol practice and competition will be held by teams, consist-
ing of one commissioned officer and nine enlisted men from each company
of the several regiments of infantry, on the following dates and places:

II. Target practice and competitive shooting for teams of the Third In-
fantry, on the range at Raleigh, N. C, April 18-20, inclusive. For teams of
the Second Infantry, on the range at Goldsboro, N. C, April 25-27, inclusive.
For teams of the First Infantry, on the range at Gastonia, N. C, May 3-5,
inclusive.

III. All teams will be chosen by the company commanders and report to
the post adjutant on date and at place designated, not later than 12 o'clock
noon.

IV. Target practice will be engaged in first, and the time for the competi-
tive shooting to commence will be announced by the chief range officer.

V. Regimental inspectors of small-arms practice will have all necessary
arrangements for target practice to begin at 9 a. m.

VI. The marksman's record course, special course "C," will be followed,
as prescribed in S. A. Firing Regulations, both in the practice and competi-
tion.

Pistol practice will be engaged In by officers after the competitive rifle
shooting is over.

VII. The team making the highest score will be awarded the "Dupont
Trophy." The teams in each regiment which make the highest and second
highest scores will each be awarded a suitable prize. A prize will be awarded
to the individual who makes the highest score.

VIII. During the progress of a match or competition no one except the
officers on duty at the range, the competitors and scorekeepers will be per-
mitted within the ropes, without special permission of the officer in charge.

IX. The squads of competitors will be stationed five yards in rear of firing



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point, where each competitor must remain until called by the score-keeper
or range officer to take his position at the firing point.

X. Competitors may fire with the deliberation deemed necessary, provided
that the time limit for the total number of shots required be not exceeded.
The time will be taken from the firing of the first shot to firing of the last
shot at each range. No time credit will be carried back from one range to
another.

If an accident to a target, difficulty in operating the same, or other reason
over which the competitor has no control, cause delay, such time credit as
the range officer may decide will be allowed. All shots fired after the expi-
ration of time limit will be recorded as misses.

No sighting shots will be allowed in the competition.

XL Team captains will submit lists of names of members of teams, upon
arrival in camp, to post adjutant.

XII. Score cards will be prepared, giving name, rank, company, and regi-
ment of competitor, before firing begins.

All ammunition will be issued at firing point.

XIII. All members of teams must be members of the North Carolina Na-
tional Guard.

Officers and enlisted men will bring cots and necessary field equipment,
with the exception of shelter tent and intrenching tools.

XIV. The olive drab uniform, with cap and olive drab shirt and leggings,
will be worn while en route to camp and return to home station; khaki
breeches, service hat, and olive drab shirt will be worn on the range.

The senior officer present will be held responsible for the conduct of
troops while traveling and in camp.

XV. Regimental inspectors of small-arms practice will submit certified re-
port of firing to this office, giving individual and team scores, as early as
practicable after the close of encampment.

XVI. The Quartermaster General and disbursing officer will provide all
necessary and proper transportation, quarters, and other camp facilities,
and be prepared to pay off troops the last day of each encampment.

XVII. Regimental commissaries will furnish subsistence as prescribed by
regulations governing the organized militia.

XVIII. All information relative to this camp of instruction for promotion
of rifle practice not contained in this order will be furnished in due time
from this office.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinster,

Adjutant General.



State of North Carolina.
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 5. Raleigh, April 7, 1911'.

I. General Orders, No. 4, A. G. O. N. C, C. S., is amended to read as follows:
Teams consisting of one commissioned officer and nine enlisted men from
each company of the Coast Artillery Corps will engage in rifle and pistol
practice in competition with the company teams of the several regiments of
infantry on the following dates and places:



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Teams of the First and Second Companies, stationed at New Bern and
Wilmington, respectively, on the range at Goldsboro with company teams
of the Second Infantry, April 25-27, inclusive.

The team of the Third Company, stationed at Greensboro, N. C, on the
range at Raleigh, with company teams of the Third Infantry, April 18-20,
inclusive.

The teams of the Fourth and Fifth Companies, stationed at Salisbury and
Charlotte, respectively, on the range at Gastonia, with company teams of
the First Infantry, May 3-5, inclusive.

II. The teams of the Coast Artillery Corps will be guided by General
Orders, No. 4, A. G. O. N. C. C. S.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinsteb,

Adjutant General.



State of North Carolina,
Adjutant Gexeral's Department.
General Orders No. 6. Raleigh. May 17, 1911.

I. Rifle practice and competition will be held on the range at Raleigh,
June 5-7, 1911, inclusive, by teams consisting of one commissioned officer
and nine enlisted men from each of the following named organizations:

Company K, First Infantry, Asheville.
Company L, Second Infantry, Lumber Bridge.
Company B, Third Infantry, Raleigh.

II. The marksman's record course, special course "C," will be followed,
as prescribed in Provisional Small Arms Firing Manual, 1909.

Target practice will be engaged in first, and the time for the competitive
shooting to commence will be announced by the range officer.

The rules and regulations for outdoor competitions, as prescribed in Pro-
visional Small Arms Firing Manual, 1909, will govern, except as herein modi-
fied; coaching will be permitted in the matches — the coach being allowed
on the firing line with the men competing.

III. No individual shall be eligible to be entered as a member of any
team who has not been continuously in the service of the State of North
Carolina as a member of the organization he represents for at least sixty
days preceding the date of match in which he participates.

Team Captains will submit lists of names, giving rank and date of enlist-
ment of members of the teams, upon arrival in camp, to the executive officer.

IV. The olive drab uniform, with cap and olive drab shirt and leggings,
will be worn while en route to camp and return to home station; khaki
breeches, service hat and olive drab shirt will be worn on the range.

Pay, transportation, quarters and subsistence will be allowed for enlisted
men, and pay, transportation and quarters for officers.

Officers and enlisted men will bring cots and necessary field equipment.
By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinsteb,

The Adjutant General.



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State of North Carolina.
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 7. Raleigh, May 18, 1911.

I. The Field, Staff and Company Officers of the Coast Artillery Corps will
assemble at Fort Caswell, N. C, June 12 to 18, 1911, for the purpose of at-
tending a course of lectures and instructions under the direction and super-
vision of the Commanding Officer, Artillery District of Cape Fear.

II. Officers will leave home station in time to report to the Commanding
Officer, Fort Caswell, not later than 4 p. m., June 12th.

III. The instruction will be given by the Commissioned Officers of the
Regular Forces. The scope of instruction will be in part as follows:

1. Drill with rifle, learning the movements in conformity with regula-
tions, and in detail.

2. Sabre drill.

3. Squad drill.

4. Artillery drill.

5. Administration.

a. Field and staff on duty in their respective offices.

ft. The company officers to go on duty with the several companies.

c. Instruction in paper work.

d. The manner of handling the kitchen, the duties performed by the First
Sergeant, the Quartermaster Sergeant, and their responsibilities.

e. The manner of cleaning clothes, equipments, barracks, etc.

IV. Bunks, springs, mattresses and pillows will be provided at the Fort;
officers will carry other necessary bedding, field equipment and text-books.

V. All officers who can avail themselves of this opportunity will notify the
Adjutant General, not later than June 1st.

Officers who comply with this order will receive pay for six days and trans-
portation and quarters. The Quartermaster General will furnish the neces-
sary transportation.

VI. Upon completion of this course of instructions at Fort Caswell, the
Commanding Officer, Coast Artillery Corps, will make detailed report to this
office of duties performed and instructions received.

By order of the Commander in Chief: R. L. Leinster,

The Adjutant General.



State of North Carolina,
Adjutant General's Department,
General Orders No. 8. Raleigh, May 22, 1911.

I. The several organizations, of the North Carolina National Guard will
rendezvous for target practice, field instruction, and joint coast defense exer-
cises on the following dates and places:

Third Infantry, at Camp Glenn July 10-17.

Second Infantry, at Camp Glenn July 20-27.

First Infantry, at Camp Glenn August 3-10.

Coast Artillery Corps, at Fort Caswell August 7-18.



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II. During the respective encampments the troops will be inspected by an
officer of the Regular Army as to preparedness for field service. Troops will
wear the service uniform and carry field arms, equipments, and kits, as pre-
scribed by paragraphs 242 and 243, Militia Regulations, 1910, except as herein
modified — no overcoats, ammunition, haversack rations, emergency rations,
or identification tags will be required for the field inspection.

III. The Quartermaster General will provide the necessary transportation,
quartermaster's stores, and camp equipage; prepare the camp, having tent


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