The North Carolina 49th Infantry Regiment was organized in March, 1862, at Garysburg, North Carolina. Its companies were recruited in the following counties: McDowell, Cleveland, Iredell, Moore, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, and Lincoln. Assigned to General R. Ransom's and
M.W. Ransom's Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg . It then served in the New Bern area and near the Chowan River in North Carolina. Returning to Virginia, it was active at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor , took its place in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River, and saw action around Appomattox . This regiment lost 14 killed, 75 wounded, and 16 missing at Malvern Hill , had 16 killed and 61 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg . Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek , and it surrendered 11 officers and 95 men on April 9, 1865.
Lee M. McAfee
Stephen D. Ramseur
James T. David
William A. Eliason
John A. Flemming
Pinckney B. Chambers
Charles Q. Petty. Assignments:
General R. Ransom's and M. W. Ransom's Brigade Battles:
Seven Day’s Battles
Second Drewry's Bluff
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2231 men.
Company A – Rutherford County
(1st) Co. B, Chatham Cossacks
(2nd) Co. B, Beatties Ford Rifles
Co. C, Capt. P.B. Chambers' Co.
Co. D, Capt. Wm. M. Black's Co.
Co. F, Capt. Jas. T. Davis' Co. - Mecklenburg Guards
Co. G, Kings Mountain Tigers
Co. H, Gaston Rangers
Co. I, Catawba Marksmen
Co. K, Pleasant Home Guards
(1st) Co. B this Regt. exchanged for (1st) Co. D, 15th Regt. N.C. Infantry the latter becoming (2nd) Co. B of this Regt. Bibliography for Research: