The article on this page was published in the Weekly Standard, a Raleigh, North Carolina March 12, 1862 Issue: W. W. Holden, Editor.     Transcribed by Myrtle Bridges February 22, 2003
Col. Alex. Murchison, of Cumberland, has raised a company of 200 Cavalry, who furnished their 
own horses and equipments. Only 110 however have been accepted, that being the number fixed for a 
company. Their swords, it is said, are made by the blacksmith of Mr. John Elliott, of that County, 
out of circular steam saw steel. Col. Murchison is now somewhat advanced in life, but there is yet 
in him the ring of the right metal.

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