24th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 24th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 14th Volunteers, was organized at Weldon, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Men of this unit were recruited in Halifax, Onslow, Johnston, Cumberland, Robeson, Person, and Franklin counties. Ordered to Virginia, it served in the Army of the Kanawha, then moved to Murfreesboro, North Carolina, where it remained for a time. During the war it was assigned to General R. Ransom's and M.W. Ransom's Brigade. The 24th was active from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg , fought at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff , then participated in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. It lost 9 killed, 42 wounded, and 12 missing at Malvern Hill , 20 killed and 44 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, 4 killed and 24 wounded at Fredericksburg, and 11 killed and 89 wounded at Plymouth. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek , and it surrendered 1 Assistant-Surgeon and 54 men. Officers:
Colonel:
• William J. Clarke
Lieutenant Colonels:
• John L. Harris
• Thomas B. Venable
Majors:
• Jonathan Evans
• Thaddeus D. Love
Assignments:
Floyd’s Brigade
Robert Ransom’s Brigade
M. W. Ransom’s Brigade
Battles:
  • Kanawha Campaign, western Va September 11-December 15, 1861
  • King's School House, Va June 25, 1862
  • Seven Days around Richmond, Va June 25-July 1, 1862
  • Malvern Hill, Va July 1, 1862
  • Harpers Ferry, Va September 12-15, 1862
  • Sharpsburg, Md September 17, 1862
  • redricksburg, Va December 13, 1862
  • Bottoms Bridge, Va July 4, 1863
  • New Bern, NC February 1, 1864
  • Plymouth, NC April 17-20, 1864
  • Drewry's Bluff, Va May 16, 1864
  • Bermuda Hundred, Va May 17-June 14, 1864
  • Siege of Petersburg, Va June, 1864-April, 1865
  • Globe Tavern, Va August 18-20, 1864
  • Fort Stedman, Va March 25, 1865
  • Dinwiddie Court House, Va March 31, 1865
  • Five Forks, Va April 1, 1865
  • Saylers Creek, Va April 6, 1865
  • Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 2368 men.

  • Company A - primarily from Person County
  • Company B - primarily from Onslow County
  • Company C - primarily from Johnston County
  • Company D - primarily from Halifax County
  • Company E - primarily from Johnston County
  • Company F - primarily from Cumberland County
  • Company G - primarily from Robeson County
  • Company H - primarily from Person County
  • Company I - primarily from Johnston County
  • Company K - primarily from Franklin County
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