CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
44th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
44th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in March, 1862, at Camp Mangum, near
Raleigh, North Carolina. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Granville, Edgecombe,
Pitt, Chatham, Montgomery, Beaufort, and Franklin. It served in the Department of North
Carolina, then was assigned to General Pettigrrew's, Kirkland's, and MacRae's Brigade, Army of
Northern Virginia. En route to Gettysburg the 44th stayed at Hanover Junction to guard the
railroads. Later it fought at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It was then involved in
the Petersburg siege south
of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The
regiment reported 23 killed and 63 wounded at Bristoe, sustained heavy losses at The Wilderness
and in front of Petersburg, and surrendered 8 officers and 74 men on April 9, 1865. It
commanders were Colonels G.B. Singeltary and T.C. Singeltary; Lieutenant Colonels Richard C.
Cotton, Elisha Cromwell, and Tazewell L. Hargrove, and Major Charles M. Stedman.
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