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2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

2nd Infantry Regiment State Troops was assembled at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861, with slightly more than 1,300 men. Its companies were recruited in the following counties: New Hanover, Wilson, Surry, Carteret, Duplin, Guilford, Sampson, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico. After serving in the Department of North Carolina the unit moved to Virginia where it was assigned to G.B. anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade. It took an active part in the difficult campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox. The regiment sustained 116 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 50 at Sharpsburg, 21 at Fredericksburg, and 214 at Chancellorsville. Of the 243 engaged at Gettysburg, twenty-five percent were disabled, and there were 2 killed and 2 wounded at Bristoe. Only 6 officers and 48 men surrendered. The filed officers were Colonels William P. Bynum, John P. Cobb, William R. Cox, and Charles C. Tew; Lieutenant Colonel Walter S. Stallings; and Majors John Howard, Daniel W. Hurtt, and J.Turner Scales.
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