The North Carolina 45th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in April, 1862, with men from Rockingham, Caswell, Guilford, and Forsyth counties. It served under the command of Generals Daniel and Grimes. After fighting at Malvern Cli
ff in Virginia, it returned to North Caroina and was stationed in the Kinston-New Bern area. During the spring of 1863 the unit moved north and took an active part in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor . It continued the fight with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and ended the war at Appomattox . It reported 2 killed and 14
wounded at Malvern Cliff, lost about forty percent of the 570 engaged at Gettysburg, and sustained 2 casualties at Bristoe and 6 at Mine Run . The unit surrendered with 7 officers and 88 men.
Colonels Samuel H. Boyd, Junius Daniel, John H. Morehead, and John R. Winston; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew J. Boyd and James S. Dalton; and Majors Samuel C. Rankin, Charles E. Shober, and T. McGehee Smith.
Junius Daniel's Brigade, Rodes Division attached to Ewell's 2nd Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.
Malvern Cliff – 30 JUN 1862
Gettysburg – 1-3 JUL 1863
Early’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Monocacy (July 9, 1864)
Fort Stevens (July 11–12, 1864)
Heaton's Crossroads (July 16, 1864)
Cool Spring (July 17–18, 1864)
Rutherford's Farm (July 20, 1864)
Second Kernstown (July 24, 1864)
Folck's Mill (August 1, 1864)
Moorefield (August 7, 1864)
Appomattox – 9 APR 1865
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2588 men.