The North Carolina 33rd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at the old fair grounds at Raleigh, Norht Carolina, in September, 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of Iredell, Edgecombe, Cabarrus, Wilkes, Gates, Hyde, Cumberland, Forsyth, and Greene. After fighting at New Bern , the unit moved to Virginia and saw action at Hanover Court House . It served under Generals Branch and Lane and participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor . Later it took its place in the Petersburg trenches and was involved in the Appomattox operations. This regiment sustained 75 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 36 at Cedar Mountain , 8 at Second Manassas , and 41 at Fredericksburg . It lost forty-two percent of the 480 engaged at Chancellorsville and twenty percent of the 368 at Gettysburg . The unit reported 4 killed and 19 wounded at Spotsylvania and 5 killed, 29 wounded, and 4 missing at Jericho Mills. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 11 officers and 108 men.
Clark M. Avery
Lawrence O. Branch
Robert V. Cowan
Robert F. Hoke
William G. Lewis
Thomas W. Mayhew
James A. Weston.
Medlin, John C. Assignments:
Department of North Carolina (Aug.-Sep. 1861)
District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina (September 1861-March 1862)
French's Brigade, District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina (March 1862)
Branch's Brigade, Department of NC (Apr. 1862-May 1862)
Branch's Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia (May 1862)
Branch's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (June-July 1862)
Branch's-Lane's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (Jul. 1862-May 1863)
Lane's Brigade, Pender's-Wilcox's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May 1863-February 1865)
On detached duty rounding up deserters in Randolph, Chatham and Moore counties, North Carolina (February-April 1865) Brigade, D.H. Hill's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee(April 1865)
Lane’s Brigade May 4th – June 12th, 1864
7th North Carolina, Lieut. Col. William Lee Davidson.
18th North Carolina, Col. John D. Barry.
28th North Carolina, -------- -------.
33d North Carolina, Lieut. Col. Robert V. Cowan.
37th North Carolina, Col. William M. Barbour. Battles:
New Bern (March 14, 1862)
Hanover Court House (May 27,1862)
Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Beaver Dam Creek (June 26, 1862)
Gaine's Mill (June 27, 1862)
Frayser's Farm (June 30, 1862)
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862)
2nd Mannasas (August 28-30, 1862)
Chantilly (September 1, 1862)
Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862)
Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862)
Shepherdstown Ford (September 20, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Falling Waters (July 10, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (October-November 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)
Gravel Hill (July 28, 1864)
Fussell's Mill (August 16, 1864)
Ream's Station (August 25, 1864)
Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
Jone's Farm (September 30, 1864)
Pegram's Farm (October 1, 1864)
Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865) Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2926 men.
Company A –
Company B – Clarks Guard
Company C – Cabarrus Hornets
Company D – Stanly Yankee Hunters / The
Company E –
Company F – - Dixie Invincibles – Hyde County
Company G – Cumberland Rangers
Company H – Capt. W. M. B. Swindell’s Co.
Company I – - Confederate Stars
Company K – Bibliography for Research: