23rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 23rd Infantry Regiment, formerly the 13th Volunteers, was organized at Weldon, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its members were raised in the counties of Anson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Richmond, Granville, Catawba, and Gaston. Seven companies arrived in Virginia on July 21; the other three came in August. First assigned to the Potomac District in the Department of Northern Virginia, it was later placed under the command of Generals Early, Garland, Iverson, and R.D.Johnston. The 23rd fought with the army from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor , served in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and was active around Appomattox. It totalled 540 effectives in April, 1862, lost 84 during the Seven Days' Battles, had 18 killed and 35 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and suffered 1 wounded at Fredericksburg . Of the 430 engaged at Chancellorsville , forty percent were disabled, and more than eighty percent of the 316 at Gettysburg were killed, wounded, or missing. It surrendered 4 officers and 82 men of which 35 were armed. Officers:
• Charles C. Blacknall
• Daniel H. Christie
• John F. Hoke
• Robert D. Johnston
• Robert D. Johnson
• William S. Davis
• John W. Leak
• Ed. J. Christian.
• Charles C. Blacknall
• Theophilus W. Moore
• Rev. Berry
• Vines E. Turner
• Junius French
• Thomas F. Powell
• Lawrence T. Everett
• Edwin G. Cheatham
• W. I. Everett
• Vines E. Turner
• James F. Johnston
• Robert J. Hicks
Assistant Surgeon:
• Dr. Caldwell
Sergeant Majors:
• William F. Gill
First assigned to the Potomac District in the Department of Northern Virginia, it was later placed under the command of Generals Early, Garland, Iverson, and R.D. Johnston.
Williamsburg (May 5, 1862)
Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)
Savages's Station (June 29, 1862)
Fraser's Farm (June 30, 1862)
Malvern Hill (July l, 1862)
Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862)
2nd Bull Run or Second Manassas (August 28-30, 1862)
Chantilly (September 1, 1862)
Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862)
Antietam or Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862)
Shepherdstown Ford (September 20, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13,1862)
Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Williamsport (July 6, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (October 1863)
Mine Run Campaign (November-December
The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Piedmont (June 5, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
Weldon Railroad (June 22, 1864)
Cedar Creek (Oct. 19, 1864)
Hatchers Run (Feb 5-7 1865)
Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
Petersburg (April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2607 men.

Company A - Captain William F. Marllee, Anson.
Company B - Captain George W. Seagle, Lincoln.
Company C - Captain C. J. Cochran, Montgomery.
Company D - Captain Louis H. Webb, Richmond.
Company E - Captain James H. Horner, Granville.
Company F - Captain M. F. McCorkle, Catawba.
Company G - Captain Charles C. Blacknall, Granville.
Company H - Captain E. M. Fairis, Gaston.
Company I - Captain Rufus Amis, Granville.
Company K - Captain Robert D. Johnston, Lincoln.
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