CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
2nd Infantry Battalion was formed at Garysburg, North Carolina, during the fall of 1861.
Five companies were from Madison, Stokes, Randolph, Surry, and Forsyth counties, one from
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and two from Pike and Meriwether counties, Georgia. The
Virginia company was transferred in September, 1862, and the Georgia commands in mid-1863.
It was sent to the coast and captured in the Battle of Roanoke Island. After being
exchanged it was assigned to General Daniel's and Grimes' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
It served from Gettysburg
to Cold Harbor, fought in
the Shenandoah Valley with Early, and was active around Appomattox. It lost 3 killed and 5
wounded at Roanoke Island and of the 240 engaged at Gettysburg, sixty-four percent were
disabled. The battalion surrendered with 3 officers and 49 men. The field officers were
Lieutenant Colonsl Hezekiah L. Andrews, Wharton J. Green, and Charles E. Shober; and Majors
Marcus Erwin, John M. Hancock, and James J. Iredell.
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