Charles M. Stedman of the 44th North Carolina would be the last surviving Confederate veteran in the United States Congress.
|March 28||Organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, under Colonel George B. Singletary, colonel of the 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Cotton (age 76) and Major Elisha Cromwell. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina.|
|May 30||Lieutenant Colonel Cotton resigned and Major Cromwell was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Tazewell L. Hargrove of Company A was promoted to major.|
|May 31||Battle of Seven Pines|
Colonel Singletary was killed.
|July 24||Lieutenant Colonel Cromwell resigned due to kidney disease.|
|July 28||Thomas C. Singletary, brother of the late Colonel George Singletary and former lieutenant colonel in the 27th North Carolina, was elected colonel in place of his brother. Major Hargrove was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Charles M. Stedman of Company E was promoted to major.|
|December 17||Goldsboro, North Carolina|
|June||Ordered to Virginia and assigned to the Pettigrew’s Brigade of Heth’s Division of the Third Corps.|
|June 15||Raccoon Ford|
|June-July||The 44th North Carolina was detached to guard the railroad at Hanover Junction and did not take part in the march to Pennsylvania or the Battle of Gettysburg.|
South Anna Bridge
Companies A & G defended the railroad bridge against an attack by Union cavalry, losing 7 men killed, 13 wounded, and 30 captured. It was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Hargrove, who was wounded and captured.
|July 24||Moved to Gordonsville|
|August||Rejoined the brigade, now commanded by Brigadier General William W. Kirkland since the death of Pettigrew.|
The regiment took part in an attack by the brigade on a Union position that was well supported by artillery. The regiment lost 23 killed and 63 wounded. An unknown number were captured when they chose to not retreat back across the deadly open ground over which they had advanced.
|December 14||Into winter quarters around Orange Court House|
|December 26||Colonel Singletary was ordered to be cashiered for drunkeness, but the order was suspended.|
|May 4||Broke camp and moved to Verdiersville.|
The regiment held a position on the right of the Orange Plank Road. Lieutenant R.W. Stedman heroically led a detail of 40 men to save 3 guns from capture. He succeeded n saving the guns but was badly wounded, and almost every man in the detail was hurt.
Colonel Singletary and Major Stedman were wounded.
|May 30-June 3||Cold Harbor|
|June 27||Brigadier General William MacRae took over the brigade, still in Heth’s Division of the Third Corps, from the wounded Brigadier General Kirkland.|
|August 21-22||Siege of Petersburg|
|October 2||Chaffin’s Farm|
|October 28||Burgess’ Mill|
|April 2||South Side Railroad (Sutherland’s Station)|
|April 5||Farndall Station|
|April 6||Ameilia Court House|
Appomattox Court House
The 44th North Carolina surrendered 8 officers and 74 enlisted men.