CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
45th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
45th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in
April, 1862, with men from Rockingham, Caswell, Guilford, and Forsyth counties. It served
under the command of Generals Daniel and Grimes. After fighting at Malvern Cliff in Virginia, it
returned to North Caroina and was stationed in the Kinston-New Bern area. During the spring of
1863 the unit moved north and took an active part in the campaigns of the Army of Northern
Virginia from Gettysburg
to Cold Harbor. It
continued the fight with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and ended the war at Appomattox. It reported 2 killed and
14 wounded at Malvern Cliff, lost about forty percent of the 570 engaged at Gettysburg, and
sustained 2 casualties at Bristoe and 6 at Mine Run. The unit surrendered with
7 officers and 88 men. The field officers were Colonels Samuel H. Boyd, Junius Daniel, John H.
Morehead, and John R. Winston; Lieutenant Colonels Andrew J. Boyd and James S. Dalton; and
Majors Samuel C. Rankin, Charles E. Shober, and T. McGehee Smith.
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