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ENGELHARD, Joseph Adolphus, soldier, born in Monticello, Miss., 27 September 1832, died in Raleigh, N. C., 17 February 1879. After attending schools in Mississippi and New Albany, Indiana, he was graduated at, the University of North Carolina in 1854. He studied law at Harvard, and subsequently at Chapel Hill, and was licensed to practice in the County courts in 1856. He then removed to Tarboro, where he remained until the beginning of the war. He entered the Confederate army as captain and quartermaster of the 33d regiment in May 1861, and in April 1862, was promoted to be major and quartermaster of Branch's brigade, in December of that year he was transferred to General Pender's brigade as its adjutant general, and served in this capacity till Lee's surrender, till he became the editor of the Wilmington "Journal " in 1865, and was afterward elected secretary of state, which office he held till his death.
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