Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina


 

1861
June 6

The 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized for 12 months service at Garysburg as the 4th Infantry Regiment Volunteers under the command of Colonel Junius Daniel. Assigned to the Department of Norfolk.

Company A – “Roanoke Minute Men” – Warren County and Halifax County – Captain William A. Johnston
Company B – “Thomasville Rifles” – Davidson County – Captain Willis L. Miller
Company C – “Anson Guard” – Anson County – Captain Charles E. Smith
Company D – “Cleveland Blues” – Cleveland County – Captain Edward Dixon
Company E – “Oak City Guard” – Wake County – Captain George Faribault
Company F – “Rough and Ready Guards” – Buncombe County – Capatin Z. B. Vance
Company G – “Reid Guard” – Rockingham County – Captain Thomas T. Slade
Company H – “Stanly Marksmen” – Stanly County – Captain Richard Anderson
Company I – “Lexington Wild Cats” – Davidson County – Captain Jesse Hargrave
Company K – “Raleigh Rifles” – Wake County – Captain William H. Harrison

August The Prince Geotge Cavalry Company was attached to the regiment.
November 14 Redesignated as the 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment when North Carolina consolidated their state and volunteer troop designations.
November Assigned to Colston’s Brigade, Department of Norfolk. The cavalry company was transferred to the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment as its Company F.
1862
April
Siege of Yorktown

Assigned to Colston’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, Department of Northern Virginia. Third Lieutenant John Gilliam of Company G was mortally wounded, losing his leg.

April 5
Lee’s Mill
April 27 The regiment was reorganized for the duration of the war.
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg

The regiment lost 17 casualties.

May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines
June-September Assigned to G.B. Anderson’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. 
June 11 2nd Lieutenant James M. Locke of Company H died of typhoid fever at Richmond.
June 17 1st Lieutenant William M. Holt of Company I died of typhoid fever at Richmond.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The regiment lost 102 casualties. Captain William Johnston of Company A took command of the regiment as senior captain while all the field officers were ill.

June 27
Battle of Gaines’ Mill

First Lieutenant William M. Thompson of Company E was killed.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
July 5

Colonel Philetus W. Roberts died of typhoid fever at a private home in Richmond. Risden Tyler Bennet became colonel in his place.

July 6

Captain William C. Brown died of fever at Richmond.

July 8

Major Edward Dixon died at Richmond of disease.

July 20

Lieutenant Colonel George S. Lovejoy died.

September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The regiment fought at Crampton’s Gap.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The 14th North Carolina ws commanded by Colonel R. Tyler Bennett. He would take temporary command of the brigade after General Anderson was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Johnston took over the regiment until he was wounded in the arm, when Captain Griffith of Company G took over.

The regiment lost 27 killed, 112 wounded and its colors in the Bloody Lane.

September-June Assigned to G.B. Anderson’s-Ramseur’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s-Rodes’ Division, Jackson’s Command-2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was not actively engaged and lost 4 men to long range artillery fire.

1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 142 casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Johnston was wounded. Captain James A. Cherry of Company A was mortally wounded. First Lieutenant Dewitt C. Shankle of Company H was mortally wounded.

June 14
Martinsburg
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 14th North Carolina brought 306 men to the field and lost 20% casualties. Colonel Bennett was wounded. Third Lieutenant James A. Griffith of Company G was killed. First Lieutenant Frank Harney of Company F was mortally wounded on July 1 capturing the colors of a Federal regiment.

October 12
Warrenton Springs
October 14
Warrenton Court House
October-November
Bristoe Campaign

The regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded.

November 7
Kelly’s Ford
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

2nd Lieutenant Cyrus P. Jones of Company B was killed on May 19.

May 22-26
North Anna
May 30
Bethesda Church

Captain Eli Freeman of Company C and Third Lieutenant Thoms LeMay of Company E were killed.

June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor

Colonel Bennett was wounded. First Lieutenant George A. Patterson of Company G was mortally wounded June 3.

June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Ramseur’s-Cox’s Brigade, Rodes’- Grimes’ Division, Army of the Valley.

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
August 24
Charles Town

Captain William T. Poole of Company E was killed.

September 19
Third Battle of Winchester

Captain James R. DeBerry of Company H was killed. Colonel Bennett had two horses shot from under him and was captured leading the regiment on foot. Second Lieutenant Gay M. Williams of Company F was also captured. 

September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Major Andrew Griffith was wounded and captured.

December
Siege of Petersburg

Returned to Lee’s main army and assigned to Cox’s Brigade, Grimes’ Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

1865
March 25
Fort Stedman
April 6
Sayler’s Creek
April 7
Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 14th North Carolina surrendered 7 officers and 107 enlisted men under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William Johnston.

After the war Colonel Bennett served in the U.S. Congress and became a judge. He had a Liberty Ship named after him in World War 2.