Wilson Gray Lamb, Jr., a native of Elizabeth City, NC, rose to the rank of Third Lieutenant in the Civil War and distinguished himself during the evacuation of Wilmington, the Battle of Kinston and the Battle of Bentonville. He concealed the battle flag of the Seventeenth Regiment and smuggled it past Union forces until he got it to his home in Williamston, NC. He donated the flag to the NC Hall of History about 1915. After the war, Lamb was the chief manufacturer’s representative in North Carolina for Daniel Miller and Company of Baltimore, MD. Lamb was also a charter member and the first president of the revived North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati.