Wake Forest Men in War 663
In addition to Cheek, Gaines, Jones, and Toon who became
Brigadier-Generals, four others who had been students at Wake Forest
attained the rank of Colonel. These were: Samuel John Calhoun
Dunlap, Kershaw District, South Carolina, 1853-54; Benjamin James
Lea, Caswell County, 1849-52; Thomas Stephen Kenan, Duplin
County, 1853-54; and James A. Washington, Goldsboro, 1844-47.
Dunlap became Colonel of 46th Georgia Infantry, and nothing more is
known of his army service. In 1892 he was living at Barton, Florida.
Lea moved to Tennessee before the War and was Colonel of the 52nd
Tennessee Infantry. Of his career as a lawyer and judge some account
has been given under the head of "Lawyers." Kenan and Washington,
were graduates of the University of North Carolina; the latter in 1851,
the former in 1857. Kenan was Colonel of the 43rd Regiment,
Washington of the 50th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry; he died
December 23, 1911. Both were gallant soldiers.
A Colonel of State troops during the time of the Civil War was
Thomas Boushall of Camden County, 1855-58; he died, November
16, 1911, "the best informed man, the best known man, the best loved
man in Camden County."
The number of Wake Forest men who attained the rank of Lieu-
tenant Colonel was eight. These were : Francis Wilder Bird, Bertie
County, 1847-48, of the 11th North Carolina Infantry, who was killed
at the battle of Reams's Station; David Miller Carter, Hyde County,
1842-43, a graduate of the University of North Carolina in the class of
1851,11 66th North Carolina Infantry; Alonzo Timothy Dargan,
Darlington County, South Carolina, 1856-58, 21st South Carolina
Infantry, killed in battle, Petersburg, May 9, 1864; Oliver Hart
Dockery, Richmond County, 1841-46, B.A. University of North
Carolina, 1848, 38th North Carolina Infantry; William Foster French,
Robeson County, 1856-57, 72 Regiment, "Junior Reserves";12
William Furnifold Green, Franklin County,
11 Dr. Battle fails to include Carter's name in his list of University field officers in
North Carolina Regiments.
12 An incident in crossing the Haw River, near Graham, N. C.: "In the midst of
the peril of crossing the river, Lieutenant Colonel French realizing the danger to
which the smaller boys were exposed, jumped from his horse, and stationing
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