Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina

“Bethel Regiment”

Note: there was another 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment that was organized in June for the duration of the war and served until Appomattox.

May 9 Organized at Raleigh for six months service under the command of Colonel Daniel H. Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Charles C. Lee and Major James Lane. 
May 13 Mustered into state service.
May 20 Moved to Virginia and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula.
June 6

Sent to Big Bethel Church near Fort Monroe.

June 10 
Battle of Big Bethel

The regiment was under the command of Colonel Hill, and brought around 800 men to the field. Private Henry Lawson Wyatt was killed while advancing to burn a barn that was thought to be sheltering Federal troops. He is considered the first Confederate enlisted man killed in the Civil War.

July 10 Colonel Hill was promoted to brigadier general and took command of troops around Richmond. Lieutenant Colonel Lee was promoted to colonel, Major Lane was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and Captain Rober F. Hoke to Major.
September 28 Lieutenant Colonel Lane was transferred to the newly created 28th North Carolina Infantry Regiment as its colonel.  Captain Joseph Starr was transferred in as lieutenant colonel.
October Assigned to McKinney’s Brigade, Department of the Peninsula
November 12 The regiment mustered out of Confederate service and disbanded at the end of its term of service and returned to North Carolina. Many of the men joined the 11th North Carolina Infantry.