32nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Lenoir Braves)

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 32nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, in April, 1862, using the 1st North Carolina Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. Its companies were raised in the counties of Tyrrell, Nash, Camden, Northampton, Catawba, Bertie, Chatham , and Franklin. The unit was stationed near Petersburg and Drewry's Bluff during the fall of 1862, then returned to North Carolina. Here it served in and around Kinston until May, 1863, when it moved back to Virginia. Assigned to General Daniel's and Grimes' Brigade it fought in various conflicts from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor , saw action in the Shenandoah Valley with Early, and ended the war at Appomattox . This regiment lost thirty-five percent of the 454 engaged at Gettysburg and sustained 3 casualties at Bristoe and 3 at Mine Run . It surrendered with 4 officers and 110 men on April 9, 1865. Officers:
Colonel:
• Edmund C. Brabble
• David G. Cowand
• Henry C. Lewis
Lieutenant Colonel:
• William T. Williams
Assignments:
General Daniel's and Grimes' Brigade Battles:
Gettysburg – 1-3 JUL 1863
Cold Harbor
Early’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Bristoe
Mine Run
Appomattox – 9 APR 1865
Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2685 men.

- Co. A, formerly Co. L, 2nd Regt. N.C. Vols. (subsequently, l2th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - (1st) Co. B Independent Grays, Capt. J.T.P.D. Cohoon's Co.; formerly Co. A, 7th Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 17th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - (2nd) Co. B Camden Greys; formerly Co. M, 2nd Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 12th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - Co. C; formerly Co. N, 2nd Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 12th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - Co. D; formerly Co. O, 2nd Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 12th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - (1st) Co. H, N.C. Defenders, Capt. Lukes' Co. - (2nd) Co. H, formerly (1st) Co. H, 12th Regt. North Carolina State Troops - (1st) Co. I, Jonesboro Guards, Capt. Wm. A. Duke's Co. - (2nd) Co. I, Chatham Rifles, formerly Co. M, 5th Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 15th Regt. North Carolina State Troops) - (1st) Co. K, Lenoir Braves, Capt. Wm. Sutton, captured at Hatteras Aug. 1861. Exchanged about Feb. 1862. Assigned to this Regt. while paroled, but apparently not recognized by Sec. of War. - (2nd) Co. K, formerly Co. L, 5th Regt. N.C. Vols. (subs. 15th Regt. North Carolina State Troops)
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