The 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery was organized near Raleigh, North Carolina, in February, 1862, contained three companies. Most of Batteries B and C were captured at Fort Fisher. Battery A participated in the Battle of Bentonville. It surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Moore, John Wheeler
Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
Defense of Cape Fear
Defense of Fort Fisher
Defense of Fort Campbell
Defense of Wilmington.
Defense of Savannah
Battle of Bentonville, NC Battles:
Cape Fear, NC
Fort Fisher, NC
Fort Campbell, NC
Bentonville, NC Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 646 men.
Company A - "Northampton Artillery" - mostly from Northampton County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, page 337-346.
Company B - "Edenton Bell Battery" - mostly from Chowan County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, page 346-358.
Company C - "North Carolina Artillery" - mostly from Hertford County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, page 358-371.
Company C (2nd) (Sutton's Battery), Capt. John M. Sutton
Company D - It is not possible to reconstruct a roster of Company D. Company D disbanded and the men transferred to Company A, then transferred to Company C.