Confederate Regiments & BatteriesNorth Carolina


1862
April The 46th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized near Raleigh at Camp Mangum, under the command of Colonel Edward Dudley Hall, Lieutenant Colonel William A. Jenkins and Major Rush J. Mitchell.

Company A – “Lumberton Guards” – Robeson County – Captain R.M. Norment
Company B – Rowan County and Burke County – Captain William L. Saunders
Company C – Warren County – Captain Stephen W. Jones
Company D – “Sons of Mars” – Richmond County – Captain Colin Stewart
Company E – “Tar River Rebels” – Granville County – Captain Robert J. Heflin
Company F – Randolph County – Captain Alexander McAllister
Company G – “Randolph Rangers” – Randolph County – Captain Obed W. Carr
Company H – “Moore Guards” – Moore County – Captain Neill McK. McNeill
Company I – “Coharie Guards” – Sampson County – Captain Owen Holmes
Company K – “Catawba Braves” – Catawba County – Captain Adolphus T. Boat

June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
June 30
Malvern Cliff
July-August Assigned to Walker’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
August Major Mitchell resigned. Captain Richard Norment of Company A was promoted to major. Second Lieutenant H.R. McKinney was promoted to Captain of Company A.
September-January Assigned to Walker’s-Cooke’s Brigade, Walker’s-Ransom’s Division, Longstreet’s Command-1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
September 11 Major Norment resigned.
September 12-15
Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Hall until he took over the brigade when Colonel Manning was wounded. Lieutenant Colonel William Jenkins took over the regiment. It suffered 5 men killed and 60 wounded fighting in the West Woods. Captain Nathan N. Fleming of Company B, Lieutenants Robert Skeon, Robert Stinson and Robert P. Troy of Company G were wounded.

From the marker for Manning’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Manning’s Brigade reached Sharpsburg on the afternoon of September 16 and was held in reserve until daybreak of the 17th, when it took position opposite Snavely’s Ford on the Antietam, one and a half miles from town. Between 8 and 9 A.M., it moved to the left and supported McLaws in his attack on the enemy in the West Woods. Arriving on the rise of ground 300 yards west of this point, the 3d Arkansas and 27th North Carolina formed to hold the open space between the West Woods and the left of D.H. Hill’s Division east of this road. The remainder of the Brigade advanced on the right of Ransom’s Brigade to and beyond the road at the Dunkard Church, where it was repulsed. The 3d Arkansas and 27th North Carolina co-operated in expelling Greene’s Division from the woods about the church, after which they crossed the road and advanced through the fields to the east, but were repulsed and resumed their original position and were not again engaged.

October 1 Captain William L. Saunders of Company B was promoted to major. First Lieutenant Nathan N. Fleming of Company B was promoted to captain.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 11 men killed and 57 wounded. Major Saunders was wounded. Lieutenants Daniel Stewart of Company D and Henry C. Latts of Company E were mortally wounded. Captain Neill McNeill of Company H was wounded.

1863
January Lieutenant Colonel Jenkins resigned. Major Saunders was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
February-April Moved to Pocataligo, South Carolina and assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
February Captain Robert J. Heflin of Company E resigned, and Second Lieutenant Jesse Heflin was promoted to Captain of Company E.
April-May Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina.
May-June Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina
June-September Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, Department of Richmond
July 1
South Anna Bridge
August Moved to Fredericksburg.
September-October Moved to Virginia and assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, 3rd Corps, Army of Nothern Virginia.
September Adjutant Richardson Mallett was killed by deserters. Leuco Mitchell was promoted to Adjutant as his replacement.
October Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Nothern Virginia.
October-November
Bristoe Campaign
October 14
Bristoe Station
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
November 20 Captain Obed W. Carr of Company G resigned. First Lieutenant Robert P. Troy was promoted to captain of Company G.
1864
January 1 Major Alexander McAlister was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
March 18 Captain Neill McNeill of Company H was promoted to major.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment brought 540 men to the field and suffered 292 casualties. Colonel Saunders was wounded. Captain Nathan N. Fleming of Company B was killed. Captain Adolphus T. Boat of Company K was wounded. First Lieutenants George Hora of Company B and Thomas Troy of Company G were killed. Second Lieutenant Thomas Jenkins of Company C was wounded.

Captain F.M. Wishart was promoted to captain of Company B.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg

Captain Adolphus T. Boat of Company K and Lieutenants Robert Small and J.W. Brook of Company G and Lieutenants James Hoover and Marcus Smyer of Company K were killed.

August 18-21
Globe Tavern
August 25
Reams’ Station
September 30
Jones’ Farm & Squirrel Level Road
October 2
Harman Road
December Colonel Hall resigned due to disability.
1865
February 5-7
Hatcher’s Run
April 2
Final Assault on Petersburg
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 15 officers and 102 enlisted men.