Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina


1861
September 19 The 31st North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized near Wilmington for 12 months service under the command of Colonel John V. Jordan, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel G. Fowle, and Major Jesse J. Yeates.

Company A – Robeson County – Captain Condery Godwin
Company B – “O K Boys” – Anson County – Captain Edward R. Liles
Company C – “Chalybeate Guards” – Harnett County and Wake County – Captain Andrew W. Betts
Company D – Wake County – Captain Langdon Cheves Manly
Company E – Orange County – Captain Jesse Miller
Company F – Martin County – Captain Charles Knight
Company G – Hertford County – Captain Julian Picot
Company H – Wake County – Captain Willie D. Jones
Company I – “Cape Fear Boys” – Harnett County – Captain John A.D. McKay
Company K – Craven County – Captain Joseph Whitty

September-January Assigned to the District of the Pamlico, Department of North Carolina.
December 9 Company B converted to artillery, becoming the McMillan Artillery.
December 12 Arrived on Roanoke Island
1862
January-February Assigned to the District of the Albemarle, Department of Norfolk.
February 8
Roanoke Island

Seven companies of the regiment (C-G, I & K) were captured. The regiment mustered 456 men.

February The captured companies of the regiment were paroled at Elizabeth City.
August 21 The paroled companies were declared exchanged.
September 17 The regiment was reorganized for the duration of the war at Camp Mangum near Raleigh.

Colonel John V. Jordan remained in command, Captain Edward R. Liles of Company B was elected lieutenant colonel, and  Captain John A.D. McKay was elected major.

All but two companies selected new captains:
Company A – Captain W.H. Hartman
Company B – Captain Charles B. Linsey
Company C – Captain W.J. Long
Company D – Captain Ruffin L. Brynt
Company E – Captain J.F. Allison
Company F – Captain Stephen W. Morrisett
Company G – Captain Julian Picot (retained)
Company H – Captain James E. Todd
Company I – Captain Allen B. Parker
Company K – Captain Joseph Whitty (retained)

Assigned to District of North Carolina, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

November-December Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
December 14 Ordered to Kinston
December 16
White Hall

Major John McKay was wounded.

1863
January-February Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
February-March Moved to South Carolina and assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
March Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Military District of Georgia, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
March-May Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
May-July Ordered to join General Hood at Nachville, Tennessee and proceeded to Wilmington before the order was cancelled. Returned to Charleston and assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
June 7 Captain Charles W. Knight of Company F was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
July 18
Battery Wagner

The regiment lost 7 men killed, 31 wounded, and 1 missing. Captain Allen B. PArker was mortally wounded.

July-November Assigned to 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
December-May Moved to Petersburg, Virginia and assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
1864
February 1
Batchelder’s Creek
April 17-20
Plymouth
May-October Moved to Virginia and assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
May 16
Drewry’s Bluff
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
August 18-21
Globe Tavern
September 29-30
Fort Harrison
October-December Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. At one point the regiment consisted of 60 men commanded by First Lieutenant Williams.
December-March Returned to North Carolina and assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina.
1865
January 13-15
Second Battle of Fort Fisher
March-April Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, Hardee’s Corps.
March 19-21
Battle of Bentonville

The regiment was not engaged.

April Assigned to Clingman’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee.
April 26 Surrendered with Johnston’s Army at Durham Station.