No, they are too serious, they do explain how the creation of the 66th N.C Infantry creation and Governor Vance initial objection. The Governor's objection was to send more troops out of state would leave the state vulnerable not that there something illegal about combination in state battalions into a state regiment. Actually, the 66th spent most of its existence in southeastern North Carolina. The captured deserters were only found out when they were seen by officers and men of their former regiment. The Governor had no objection when the 68th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops (7th NC Cavalry) was created in January 1865.Does the NC Archives claim that the board of inquiry was mickey mouse?