|April 26||Created from Companies B & E of the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment at Gordonsville, Virginia. They were commanded by Major Rufus W. Wharton, former captain of Company E, 21st North Carolina.
The battalion consisted of two companies:
Assigned to Trimble’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Department of Northern Virginia.
|May-June||Transferred to the Shenandoah Valley and assigned to Trimble’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Army of the Valley District.|
Battle of Cross Keys
|June||Moved to join Lee’s army in the Peninsula and assigned to Trimble’s-Hoke’s Brigade, Ewell’s-Early’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Gaines’s Mill
Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of Cedar Mountain
From the War Department marker for Hoke’s Brigade at Gettysburg on East Confederate Avenue:
July 1. Advanced at 3 P. M. with Hays’ Brigade flanked Eleventh Corps aided in taking two guns repulsed First Brigade Second Division and captured many prisoners. Late in evening took position here.
July 2. Skirmished all day at 8 P. M. with Hays’ Brigade charged East Cemetery Hill. Severely enfiladed on the left by artillery and musketry it pushed on over infantry line in front scaled the hill planted its colors on the lunettes and captured several guns. But assailed by fresh forces and having no supports it was soon compelled to relinquish what it had gained and withdraw. Its commander Col. Isaac E. Avery was mortally wounded leading the charge.
July 3. Ordered to railroad cut in rear and later to High Street in town.
July 4. At 2 A. M. moved to Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
|July 4-5||Battle of Jack’s Mountain (Monterey Pass)|
|January-May||Moved to North Carolina and assigned to Hoke’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina|
Bachelor’s Creek Bridge
|May-October||Assigned to 2nd Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia|
|October-December||Sent to the Shenandoah Valley and assigned to Johnson’s Brigade, Pegram’s Division, Army of the Valley|
|December||Returned to Lee’s army around Petersburg and assigned to Johnson’s Brigade, Pegram’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|