Confederate Regiments & Batteries * North Carolina


1861
Summer The 17th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized at Plymouth for twelve months service as the 7th Infantry Regiment Volunteers under the command of Colonel William F. Martin, Lieutenant Colonel George W. Johnson and Major Henry A. Gilliam.

Company A – “Independent Greys” – Pasquotank County – Captain John C. Lamb
Company B – “Hyde County Rifles” – Hyde County – Captain James J. Leith
Company C – “Tar River Boys” – Pitt County – Captain Thomas H. Sharp
Company D – “Hertford Light Infantry” – Hertford County – Captain J.M.C. Luke
Company E – “Currituck Atlantic Rifles” – Currituck County
Company F – “Roanoke Guards” – Martin County
Company G – “Hamilton Guards” – Martin County
Company H – “Morris Guards” – Washington County
Company I – “John Harry Guards” – Perquimans County
Company K – “Confederate Guards” – Beaufort County
Company L – Perquimans County – Captain Lucius J. Johnston

August 20 Mustered into Confederate service:
Companies A, C-H at Hatteras Inlet; Companies B & K at Fort Orcracoke; Companies I & L at Oregon Inlet. Assigned to Department of North Carolina.
 August 29
Fort Hatteras

Companies A and C-H were captured.

September Companies B, I, K & L assigned to the District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina.
November 14 Redesignated as the 17th North Carolina Infantry Regiment when North Carolina consolidated their State Troops and Volunteers.
December Company E assigned to the District of the Albemarle, Department of Norfolk.
December 17 Parts of Companies A and C-H were paroled at Fort Warren in Boston.
1862
January Companies I & L assigned to the District of the Albemarle, Department of North Carolina.
January 25 Remainder of of Companies A and C-H were paroled at Fort Warren in Boston.
February 8
Roanoke Island

Companies I & L were captured. They would be paroled at Elizabeth City.

February 9 Captain Luke of Company D resigned. First Lieutenant Norman Shaw was promoted to captain as his replacement.
February 20 Companies A and C-H exchanged at Elizabeth City.
March 10 The regiment was disbanded.

Second Organization

May 16 The 17th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was reorganized near Raleigh at Camp Mangum.  Colonel William F. Martin continued in command, with Lieutenant Colonel John C. Lamb, and Major Thomas H. Sharp.

Company A – Martin County – Captain William Biggs
Company B – Hyde County – Captain James J. Leith
Company C – Hertford County – Captain William B. Wise
Company D – Hertford and Bertie Counties – Captain Norman Shaw
Company E – Martin County – Captain John L. Swain
Company F – Granville, Person and Martin Counties – Captain George B. Daniel
Company G – Washington County – Captain Thomas J. Norman
Company H – Washington and Tyrrell Counties – Captin Stewart L. Johnston
Company I – Edgecombe County – Captain A.M.J. Whitehead
Company K – Pitt County – Captain Howard Wiswall
Company L – Cabarrus, Union and Stanly Counties – Captain Thomas H. Gilliam

June Mustered into Confederate service for three years or the duation of the war and assigned to the Department of North Carolina.
August-September Assigned to the District of North Carolina, Department of North Carolina.
September-January Assigned to the District of North Carolina, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
September 6
Washington

(Detachment)

December 10
Plymouth

Companies A-C, G & I

1863
January Posted to Hamilton on the Roanoke River.
March Assigned to D.H. Hill’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
April Assigned to Martin’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
May Assigned to Martin’s Brigade, Whiting’s-D.H. Hill’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
May-October Assigned to Martin’s-Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
July 4
Gardner’s Bridge

Companies D, G & H

July
Williamston

Company A

July 15
Tarboro
July 27
Foster’s Mill

Company A

July-November Assigned to District of North Carolina, Department of North Carolina.
November-April Assigned to Martin’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina.
1864
January
Morehead City
February 2
Newport Barracks

Captain Leith of Company B was killed. First Lieutenant Francis M. Charles was promoted to captain as his replacement.

April-May Assigned to Martin’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
May Transfered to Virginia and assigned to Martin’s Brigade, Whiting’s-D.H. Hill’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
May-October Assigned to Martin’s-Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
May 17-June 14
Bermuda Hundred

The regiment lost 48 casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Lamb was mortally wounded. Major Sharp was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Lucius J. Johnson of Company L was promoted to major.

June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
June 17 Lieutenant Colonel Sharp was wounded.
September 29-30
Fort Harrison
October-December Assigned to Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
October 27
Burgess’ Mill
December-January Returned to North Carolina and assigned to Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina.
December 24-25
Assault on Fort Fisher

The regiment lost 14 casualties.

1865
January 13-15
Second Assault on Fort Fisher
March Assigned to Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Hardee’s Corps.
March 7
Wise’s Forks
March 8
Southwest Creek
March 19-21
Bentonville
April Assigned to Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee.
Aptil 26
Durham Station

Surrendered with Johnston’s army.

May 2 Disbanded at Center Church in Randolph County.