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as a soldier in 1861 and died, June 15, 1862, in Raleigh of tubercu-
losis; dying he remembered his sweet Wake Forest, and requested to
be buried in the Wake Forest cemetery, where his body now lies. A
fine tribute to him by Dr. William Royall is found in the Biblical
Recorder of June 25, 1862. Three entered in 1860, and all left the
College for the army. These were W. R. Gwaltney of Alexander
County, who returned to the College after the War and continued until
1867. He was one of the ablest and wisest of the Baptist leaders of his
day in the State and held many important pastorates, among them
Hillsboro, Raleigh, Winston, Greensboro, and Wake Forest. He died
at Hickory in 1907. During the Civil War he was chaplain in the
Confederate States Army. James H. Yarborough who entered the
same year also served as chaplain in the Confederate States Army.
After the War he labored as minister and teacher in Rutherford and
Wilkes counties, dying at Forest City in 1898. J. B. Boone of
Northampton County also left the College at the opening of the Civil
War, and did not return. He did important work both as minister and
as a teacher, being president of Judson College at Hendersonville, and
also superintendent of the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville. He died
in 1907.
On the whole the beneficiaries of those years have had a noble
record. Because their numbers were small, and the labors of many
were required in our own State, the Board now and then felt dis-
couraged, as is manifested in its report of 1851.22 With much sadness
too the Board saw the Civil War break up the great work in which
they were engaged. Only five beneficiaries remained at the College
when the Convention met in November, 1861. There had been
thirteen the year before and still others were ready to apply. Now they
were enlisting as soldiers "in defense of our liberties and
constitutional rights." In consequence they realized that the fond
22 From the Convention Minutes of 1851: "The Board would recommend to those
aided by the Convention in obtaining an education, to devote some time to
Missionary Labor as a means of doing much good, and affording a very suitable
preparation for the important office of pastor of our churches. The practice of some
of leaving our State immediately after getting through with their studies, when their
labor is so much demanded at home, to say the least of it, is greatly detrimental to
the Baptist cause in North Carolina."
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