The article on this page was published in the Weekly Standard, a Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper January 21, 1863 Issue. W. W. Holden, Editor.     Transcribed by Myrtle Bridges February 15, 2003
The Progress learns that Col. Mallett with his battalion is to be ordered to the 
field, and that he is to be superseded in command of the camp of instruction by a Virginian, 
Col. August. We hope the Secretary of War will not thus ignore the many competent North Carolina 
officers for that post. Col. August may be a very fit and clever man, but the post should be 
filled by a North Carolinian. Capt. McRae, who has been assisting Col. Mallett, is said to be 
fully competent for the position. By the way, we regret to learn from the Fayetteville Observer, 
that the wound of Col. Mallett was more serious than at first believed, and it is feared that some 
weeks must elapse before he will be able to take the field.

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