The Civil War in North Carolina



North Carolina 2nd Infantry Regiment

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ORGANIZATION:

The North Carolina 2nd Infantry Regiment State Troops was assembled at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861, with slightly more than 1,300 men. Its companies were recruited in the following counties: New Hanover, Wilson, Surry, Carteret, Duplin, Guilford, Sampson, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico. After serving in the Department of North Carolina the unit moved to Virginia where it was assigned to G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade. It took an active part in the difficult campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor , fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox.

The 2nd NC was at Gettysburg, held the center of the line with 6th Alabama in Bloody Lane at Sharpsburg (Antietam), and at the end of the day was the last regiment sent into Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's flanking maneuver at Chancellorsville; that night they “heard the shots that brought Stonewall down” (J. J. Casey). At Chancellorsvillethe 2nd NC took heavy losses in charging fortified Union positions at dusk when the flanking maneuver stalled. They fought many more battles and the few survivors stayed together after the war just as they had during the war.

The regiment sustained 116 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 50 at Sharpsburg , 21 at Fredericksburg , and 214 at Chancellorsville . Of the 243 engaged at Gettysburg , twenty-five percent were disabled, and there were 2 killed and 2 wounded at Bristoe. Only 6 officers and 48 men surrendered.

OFFICERS:

Colonels William P. Bynum, John P. Cobb, William R. Cox, and Charles C. Tew; Lieutenant Colonel Walter S. Stallings; and Majors John Howard, Daniel W. Hurtt, and J.Turner Scales.

ASSIGNMENTS:

General Featherston's, George B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade

BATTLES:

Orange County, North Carolina
Mechanicsville, Virginia - 29 May 1861
Williamsport, Maryland - 16 September 1861
Battle - 15 December 1861
New Bern, North Carolina - 15 March 1862
Maryland - 01 May 1862
Williamsport, Maryland - 05 May 1862
Hanover Court House, Virginia - 27 May 1862
Camp Wyatt, Near Wilmington - 01 June 1862
Battle - 16 June 1862
Seven Pines, Virginia - 20 June 1862
Near Richmond, Virginia - 21 June 1862
Williamsburg Road, Richmond - 21 June 1862
Ellerson's Mill, Virginia - 26 June 1862
Near Mechanicsville, Virginia - 26 June 1862
Cold Harbor, Virginia - 27 June 1862
Gaines' Mill, Virginia - 27 June 1862
Mechanicsville, Virginia - 27 June 1862
Cold Harbor, Virginia - 28 June 1862
Gaines' Mill, Virginia - 01 July 1862
Malvern Hill, Virginia - 01 July 1862
Near Richmond, Virginia - 21 July 1862
Frederick, Maryland - 12 September 1862
Boonsboro, Maryland - 13 September 1862
Boonsboro, Maryland - 14 September 1862
South Mountain, Maryland - 14 September 1862
Battle - 15 September 1862
Boonsboro, Maryland - 15 September 1862
Leesburg, Virginia - 15 September 1862
Middletown, Maryland - 15 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 15 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 16 September 1862
Williamsport, Maryland - 16 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 17 September 1862
Near Sharpsburg, Maryland - 18 September 1862
Near Sharpsburg, Maryland - 19 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 19 September 1862
Keedysville, Maryland - 20 September 1862
Near Keedysville, Maryland - 20 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 20 September 1862
Maryland - 23 September 1862
Sharpsburg, Maryland - 23 September 1862
Battle - 24 September 1862
Warrenton, Virginia - 29 September 1862
Leesburg, Virginia - 02 October 1862
Near Forestville, North Carolina - 28 October 1862
Battle - 30 October 1862
Paris, Virginia - 05 November 1862
Near Winchester, Virginia - 02 December 1862
Loudoun County, Virginia - 06 December 1862
Fredericksburg, Virginia - 13 December 1862
Murfreesboro, Tennessee - 30 December 1862
Stone River, Tennessee - 31 December 1862
Battle - 14 February 1863
Chancellorsville, Virginia - 02 May 1863
Chancellorsville, Virginia - 03 May 1863
Charlottesville, Virginia - 03 May 1863
Fredericksburg, Virginia - 03 May 1863
Chancellorsville, Virginia - 04 May 1863
Fredericksburg, Virginia - 04 May 1863
Near Fredericksburg, Virginia - 04 May 1863
Westminister, Maryland - 20 June 1863
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania - 24 June 1863
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 29 June 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 01 July 1863
Westminister, Maryland - 01 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 02 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 03 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hospl - 03 July 1863
Wilmington & Warsaw Railroad - 03 July 1863
Frederick, Maryland - 04 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hospl - 04 July 1863
South Mountain, Maryland - 04 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 05 July 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hospl - 05 July 1863
South Mountain, Maryland - 05 July 1863
Hagerstown, Maryland - 12 July 1863
Hagerstown, Maryland - 13 July 1863
Falling Waters, Maryland - 14 July 1863
Williamsport, Maryland - 14 July 1863
Hagerstown, Maryland - 15 July 1863
Manassas Gap, Virginia - 20 July 1863
Martinsburg, Virginia - 20 July 1863
Manassas Gap, Virginia - 24 July 1863
Jordon Springs, Virginia - 26 July 1863
Battle - 01 August 1863
Bristoe Station, Virginia - 14 October 1863
Near Warrenton, Virginia - 14 October 1863
Near Warrenton, Virginia - 15 October 1863
Kelly's Ford, Virginia - 07 November 1863
Raccoon Ford, Virginia - 07 January 1864
Battle - 06 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 08 May 1864
Wilderness, Virginia - 08 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 12 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 14 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 15 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 17 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 19 May 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia - 20 May 1864
Battle - 22 May 1864
Cold Harbor, Virginia - 22 May 1864
Hanover Court House, Virginia - 23 May 1864
Battle - 30 May 1864
Old Church, Virginia - 30 May 1864
Mechanicsville, Virginia - 31 May 1864
Norfolk County, Virginia - 01 June 1864
Cold Harbor, Virginia - 02 June 1864
Near Richmond, Virginia - 02 June 1864
Near Richmond, Virginia - 03 June 1864
Battle - 04 June 1864
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia - 08 July 1864
Beltsville, Maryland - 12 July 1864
Frederick, Maryland - 12 July 1864
Near Washington, District of Columbia - 12 July 1864
Near Washington, District of Columbia - 13 July 1864
Snicker's Ferry, Virginia - 17 July 1864
Snicker's Ferry, Virginia - 18 July 1864
Snicker's Gap, Virginia - 18 July 1864
Core Creek, Near New Bern - 27 July 1864
White's Tavern, Virginia - 10 August 1864
Shepherdstown, Virginia - 27 August 1864
Winchester, Virginia - 19 September 1864
Fisher's Hill, Virginia - 22 September 1864
Harrisonburg, Virginia - 23 September 1864
Strasburg, Virginia - 23 September 1864
Harrisonburg, Virginia - 27 September 1864
Wadesboro, Virginia - 27 September 1864
Lynchburg, Virginia Hospl - 15 October 1864
Cedar Creek, Virginia - 19 October 1864
Strasburg, Virginia - 19 October 1864
Frederick County, Virginia - 20 October 1864
Woodstock, Virginia - 20 October 1864
Near Petersburg, Virginia - 27 October 1864
Near Petersburg, Virginia - 30 December 1864
Waynesboro, Virginia - 02 March 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 08 March 1865
Near Jacksonville - 08 March 1865
Wilmington Road - 10 March 1865
Kinston, North Carolina - 18 March 1865
Kinston, North Carolina - 19 March 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 23 March 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 24 March 1865
Near Petersburg, Virginia - 25 March 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 30 March 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 31 March 1865
Hatcher's Run, Virginia - 01 April 1865
Petersburg, Virginia - 02 April 1865
Southside Railroad, Virginia - 02 April 1865
Aberdeen Church, Virginia - 03 April 1865
Amelia Court House, Virginia - 03 April 1865
Goldsboro, North Carolina - 03 April 1865
Petersburg, Virginia - 03 April 1865
Petersburg, Virginia Hospl - 03 April 1865
Richmond, Virginia - 03 April 1865
Richmond, Virginia Hospl - 03 April 1865
Chesterfield Court House, Virginia - 04 April 1865
Near Petersburg, Virginia - 04 April 1865
Petersburg, Virginia - 04 April 1865
Amelia Court House, Virginia - 06 April 1865
Burkeville, Virginia - 06 April 1865
Farmville, Virginia - 06 April 1865
Harper's Farm, Virginia - 06 April 1865
High Bridge, Virginia - 06 April 1865
Sayler's Creek, Virginia - 06 April 1865
Southside Railroad - 06 April 1865
Sutherland's Station, Virginia - 07 April 1865
Sutherland's Station, Virginia - 08 April 1865
Near Farmville, Virginia - 09 April 1865

ROSTERS:

The composite roster of this battalion contains the names of 2712 men.

Roster (PDF format)
Field Staff and Band

1st Company A - "Rifle Rangers" - New Hanover County
2nd Company A - Surry County
Company B - Wilson County
1st Company C - "Topsail Rifles" - Carteret County
2nd Company C - "Rip Van Winkles" - Wayne County
Company D - Wayne County
1st Company E - Nash County
2nd Company E - "Guilford Guards" - Guilford County
Company F - Craven County
Company G - "Jones Rifle Guards" - Jones County
Company H - Wayne County
Company I - "Beaufort Rifles" - Craven County
Company K - "Elm City Rifles" - Craven County

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REFERENCES:

REF: Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army
Moore - Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States
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