47th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry


Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 47th Infantry Regiment was organized in March, 1862, at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Its companies were composed of men from Nash, Wake, Franklin, Granville, and Alamance counties. The regiment served in the Department of North Carolina until May, 1863, when it moved to Virginia. During the conflict it was brigaded under Generals Pettigrew, Kirkland, and MacRae. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor , then was involved in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The unit lost over thirty-five percent of the 567 engaged at Gettysburg and reported 42 casualties at Bristoe and 20 at The Wilderness . It surrendered 5 officers and 72 men. Officers:
• George H. Faribault
• Sion H. Rogers
Lieutenant Colonels:
• Archibald D. Crudup
• John A. Graves
• William C. Lankford
Served in the Department of North Carolina until May, 1863,
Brigaded under Generals Pettigrew, Kirkland, and MacRae.
Gettysburg(July 1-3, 1863)
Falling Waters(July 10, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign(Oct.-Nov. 1863)
Bristoe Station(Oct. 14, 1863)
Mine Run Campaign(Nov.-Dec. 1863)
Battle of 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)
Reams' Station(Aug. 25, 1864)
Jones' Farm & Squirrel Level Road(Sept. 30, 1864)
Pegram's Farm(Oct. 1, 1864)
Harman Road(Oct. 2, 1864)
Burgess' Mill(Oct. 27, 1864)
Hatcher's Run(Feb. 5-7, 1865)
Petersburg Final Assault(April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2343 men.

Company A, Chicora Guards - Nash County
Company B – Franklin County
Company C – Wake County
Company D, Castalia Invincibles - Nash County
Company E – Wake County
Company F, Sons of Liberty – Franklin County
Company G. – Franklin & Granville Counties
Company H, N.C. Tigers - Wake County
Company I – Wake County (Durham)
Company K, Alamance Minute Men – Almance County
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