1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (6 months, 1861)

Historical Notes:
This volunteer regiment should not be confused with the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (NCST), which formed near Warrenton, N.C.

The North Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment, usually known as the Bethel Regiment, was organized at Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1861, and immediately moved to Virginia. Its members were from the counties of Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, Orange, Buncombe, Cumberland, Burke, Guilford, and Lincoln. Two companies from Bertie and Chowan Counties joined the regiment which increased its strength to more than 1,200. On November 12, 1861, the unit disbanded and returned to North Carolina. Many of the men transferred to the 11th North Carolina Regiment.
Colonels Daniel H. Hill and Charles C. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Starr, and Majors Robert F. Hoke and James H. Lane. Assignments:
  • May 1861 Oct 1861 Dept of Peninsula
  • Oct 1861 Nov 1861 McKinney's Dept of Peninsula
  • Battles:
    Big Bethel
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 1518 men.

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