Lt. Metcalfe was from Natchez, MS (home of Co. A - "Adams Troop" of the JDL.) One of his relatives/brother? was one of the brigade surgeons, Dr. Orrick Metcalfe, a graduate of Yale college. I have the memoirs by a member of the Adams Troop (Volney D. Fowler) who states that..."Our army continued its retreat before the vastly superior numbers of Sherman, the cavalry hotly skirmishing every mile of march. We crossed Cape Fear at Fayetteville. Then across Neuse River where we burnt the bridge...At Bentonville, near Goldsboro, on the Neuse...(we)were in battle three days. Here gallant Lt. Charles Metcalf was killed...but, at the surrender, there were present only a dozen men. As Lt. Metcalf had just been killed, we were without a commissioned officer."
I am related to one of those 'dozen men' referred to, Color Sgt. William Griffing Fulton.
Also killed at this last skirmish by the JDL was Cpl. Richard Eustace. My Will Fulton later named his son, Richard Eustace Fulton, in his friend's honor.