CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
50th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
50th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in April, 1862, at Camp Mangum, near
Raleigh, North Carolina. Men of this unit were raised in the counties of Person, Robeson,
Johnston, Wayne, Rutherford, Moore, and Harnett. Ordered to Virginia, it fought under General
Daniel at Malvern Cliff, then returned to North Carolina. Here the 50th saw action at New Bern and Washington,
transferred to J.G. Martin's Brigade, and for a time served at Wilmington. Later part of the
regiment was stationed at Plymouth and part at Washington. In November, 1864, it moved south
and shared in the defense of Savannah and skirmished along the Rivers' Bridge. Sent back to North
Carolina it was placed in General Kirkland's Brigade. The unit contiued the fight at Averasboro and fought its last battle
at Bentonville. It totalled
about 900 effectives in November, 1864, mustered less than half that number in March, 1865, and
surrendered a force of nearly 250 on April 26. The field officers were Colonels Marshall D.
Craton, James A. Washington, and George Wortham; Lieutenant Colonel John C. Van Hook; and
Major Henry J. Ryals.
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