North Carolina 10th Heavy Artillery Battalion

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 10th Artillery Battalion [also called 2nd Battalion Heavy Artillery] was organized during the spring of 1862 at Wilmington, North Carolina, with three companies, later increased to four. The unit served at Fort Caswell and Wilmington, then in December, 1 864, was active in the defense of Savannah. Later it saw action in the North Carolina Campaign as infantry and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Officers:
  • Major Wilton L. Young
  • Assignments:
  • Fort Caswell
  • Wilmington
  • Defense of Savannah
  • North Carolina Campaign
  • Battles:
  • Defense of Wilmington Harbor, N.C.
  • Fort Caswell
  • New Brunswick, N.C.
  • Charleston and James Islands Battery No. 2
  • Battle of Bentonville, N.C. - March 19, 1865
  • Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 988 men.
  • Company A - "Lewis' Battery" - from Davidson County
  • Company B - "Black River Tigers" - from Harnett County
  • Company C - "Monroe Heavy Artillery" - organized and mustered in at Salisbury, Rowan County
  • Company D - "Wheeler Battery" - mustered in at Wilmington, New Hanover County
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