30th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, 1861. The men were raised in the following counties: Sampson, Warren, Brunswick, Wake, Nash, Granville, Duplin, Edgecombe, Moore, and Mecklenbu rg. It served in the Department of North Carolina, then was assigned to General G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 30th saw action from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor , marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was involved in the Appomattox operations. The unit reported 30 killed and 137 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, lost thirty-six percent of the 250 in t he Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg . It sustained 125 casualties at Chancellorsville , lost sixteen percent of the 278 engaged at Gettysbu rg , and had 3 killed and 42 wounded on the Rappahannock River. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 6 officers and 147 men. Officers:
  • Colonel Francis M. Parker; Lieutenant Colonels Walter Draughan, James T. Kell, and William W. Sillers; and Major James C. Holmes.
  • Assignments:
  • Department of North Carolina, then was assigned to General G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia
  • Battles:
  • Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
  • Malvern Cliff (June 30, 1862)
  • Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
  • Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862)
  • Antietam (September 17, 1862)
  • Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
  • Gum Swamp (May 22, 1863)
  • South Anna Bridge (July 4, 1863)
  • Bristoe Campaign (October-November 1863)
  • Bristoe Station (October 14, 1863)
  • Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
  • The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
  • Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
  • North Anna (May 22-26, 1864)
  • Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Globe Tavern (August 18-21, 1864)
  • Reams' Station (August 25, 1864)
  • Jones' Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
  • Harman Road (October 2, 1864)
  • Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
  • Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 2255 men.

  • Company A - "Sampson Rangers" - Sampson County
  • Company B - "Nat Macon Guards" - Warren County
  • Company C - "Brunswick Double Quicks" - Brunswick County
  • Company D - Wake County and Granville County
  • Company E - "Duplin Turpentine boys" - Duplin County
  • Company F - "Sparta Band" - Edgecombe County
  • Company G - "Granville Rangers" - Granville County
  • Company H - Moore County (Lee)
  • Company I - Nash County
  • Company K - Mecklenburg County
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