CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry
9th Regiment Volunteers-1st Cavalry was organized at Camp Beauregard, Ridgeway,
North Carolina, in August, 1861. Its companies were from the counties of Ashe, Northampton,
Mecklenburg, Watauga, Wayne, Warren, Cabarrus, Buncombe, Duplin, and Macon. Ordered to
Virginia, the regiment was brigaded under Generals Hampton, L.S. Baker, James B. Gordon, and
Barringer. It fought in many campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, including the battles at
Frayser's Farm, Malvern Hill, Fairfax Court House, Sharpsburg, Stuart's raid into
Pennsylvania, Hampton's raid to Dumfries, Brandy Station, Aldie, Upperville, Carlisle, Gettysburg, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Reams' Station, Hampton's
Cattle Raid, and Five Forks. The 1st Cavalry had 407 effectives at Gettysburg and 8 at Appomattox. The field officers were
Colonels Lawrence S. Baker, W.H. Cheek, James B. Gordon, Robert Ransom, Jr., and Thomas
Ruffin; Lieutenant Colonels Rufus Barringer and William H.H. Cowles; and Majors Thomas N.
Crumpler, George S. Dewey, Marcus D.L. McLeod, and John H. Whitaker.
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