The North Carolilna 48th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in March, 1862, at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Men of this unit were recruited in the counties of Union, Davidson, Iredell, Moore, Chatham, and Forsyth. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment was assigned to General J.G. Walker's and Cooke's Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/va028.htm>, then moved to Pocataligo, South Carolina, where it was stationed until August, 1863. Returning to Virginia, the 48th was involved in the conflicts at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It then endured the hardships of the Petersburgsiege south of the James River and the Appomattox operations. It reported
18 killed and 70 wounded at Oak Grove, lost over fifty percent of the 400 in the Maryland Campaign, and sustained 175 casualties at Fredericksburg and 123 at
Bristoe. The unit surrendered with 12 officers and 87 men.
Colonels Robert C. Hill and Samuel H. Walkup; Lieutenant Colonel Albert A. Hill; and Majors B.R. Huske, William H. Jones, and Francis L. Wiatt.
Walker's Brigade, Department of North Carolina (June-August 1862)
Walker's-Cooke's Brigade, Walker's-Ransom's Divison, 1st Crops, Army of Norther Virginia (September 1862-January 1863)
Cooke's Bridage, 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (February-April 1863)
Cooke's Brigade, District of the Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virgina (April-May 1863)
Cooke's Brigade, Department of North Carolina (May-June 1863)
Cooke's Brigade, Department of Richmond (June-September 1863)
Cooke's Brigade, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (September-October 1863)
Cooke's Brigade, Heth's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (October 1863-April 1865)
New Bern (March 14, 1862)
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 Tavernn (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 Assualt (April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2464 men.
COMPANY A-Union County-Francis L. Wiatt, Captain.
COMPANY B-Davidson County-Albert A. Hill, Captain
COMPANY C-Iredell County-Arthur M. Walker; Captain
COMPANY D-Moore County-Benjamin R. Huske, Captain
COMPANY F-Union County-John W. Walden, Captain
COMPANY F-Union County-Samuel H. Walkup, Captain
COMPANY G-Chatham County-William H. Jones, Captain
COMPANY H-Davidson County- John Michael, Captain.
COMPANY I-Union County-Elias C. Alexander, Captain.
COMPANY K-Forsyth County- Jesse W. Atwood, Captain.