Confederate Regiments & Batteries * North Carolina


 

1861
September 26 The 30th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized near Raleighnat Camp Mangum, under the command of Colonel Francis M. Parker. Assigned to the District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina.
October 8 Mustered into Confederate service for 12 months at Wilmington.
November 15 Anderson’s Battery (detachment)
1862
May 1 Reorganized for the duration of the war.
June Moved to Virginia and assigned to G.B. Anderson’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
June 27
Gaines’ Mill
September Assigned to G.B. Anderson’s-Ramseur’s-Cox’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s-Rodes’ Division, Jackson’s Command-2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Francis M. Parker. He was wounded, and Major William W. Sillers took command.

From the first of two War Department tablets for Anderson’s Brigade at Antietam along Boonsboro Pike:

Anderson’s Brigade was bivouacked on either side of the road at this point on the night of September 15, 1862 with skirmishers thrown forward near the Antietam. On the 16th its skirmishers were engaged with those of the Fourth United States Infantry. It remained in this position until the morning of the 17th, when it moved by the left through the ravine and Piper’s cornfield to the Bloody Lane near Roulette’s.

From the second of the two War Deparment tablets, along the Sunken Road:

On the night of September 16, 1862, Anderson’s Brigade bivouacked on either side of the Boonsboro Turnpike near the end of the Sunken Road. On the morning of the 17th it advanced by the way of the ravine and Piper’s cornfield to and beyond this point, but being forced back, formed line a few feet north of this on the right of Rodes’ Brigade. It withstood several charges of Richardson’s Division, Sumner’s Corps, but shortly after noon, was compelled to retire in the direction of Sharpsburg. It reformed on the Hagerstown Pike, southwest of Piper’s House, and assisted in checking the Federal advance in that direction.

1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Francis M. Parker, who was wounded on July 1. Major William W. Sillers then took over command.

From the monument to Ramseur’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 1. Soon after Iverson’s and O’Neal’s Brigades had each suffered the repulse of three regiments with heavy losses Ramseur’s Brigade moved from its position here and vigorously assailed the right wing of the Union forces. The 14th and 30th Regiments with O’Neal’s 3rd Alabama turned the flank of the Union troops while the 2nd and 4th Regiments together with Doles’ Brigade and part of O’Neal’s struck them in the rear. A struggle ensued in which both sides suffered severely and the conflict here only ended with the retreat of the Union Corps from Seminary Ridge. In that retreat the Brigade made active pursuit and captured many prisoners.

July 2. Skirmishing on the southern borders of the town.

July 3. In sunken lane southwest of town.

July 4. In line on Seminary Ridge. At night began the march to Hagerstown.

October-November
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
November 7
Kelly’s Ford
1864
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Lynchburg Campaign

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

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
July 18
Snicker’s Gap
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fishers Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
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
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
April 7
Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House