|March 24||The 47th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized near Raleigh at Camp Mangum under the command of Colonel Sion H. Rogers, Lieutenant Colonel George H. Faribault and Major John A. Graves. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina.
Company A – “Chicora Guards” – Nash County.
|July||Assigned to Martin’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.|
|September||Assigned to Pettigrew’s’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Built fortifications on Drewry’s Bluff and along the James River and guarded the railroad south of Petersburg.|
|January 5||Colonel Rogers resigned. Lieutenant Colonel Faribault was promoted to colonel, Major Graves was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Archibald Crudup of Company B was promoted to major.|
|February||Assigned to Pettigrew’s’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|April||Assigned to Pettigrew’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.|
|May||Moved to Virginia and assigned to Pettigrew’s Brigade, Department of Richmond.|
|June||Assigned to Pettigrew’s-Kirkland’s-MacRae’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel George F. Faribault. He was wounded on July 1, and Lieutenant Colonel John A. Graves took command until he was wounded and captured on July 3. Lieutenant Colonel J. Owens Rogers then took command.
The regiment brought 567 men to the field and lost over 35% casualties in fighting on Seminary Ridge and in Pickett’s Charge. Captain Iredell of Company C was mortally wounded.
From the monument to Pettigrew’s Brigade at Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue:
July 1. Crossing Willoughby Run at 2 P. M. met the 1st Brigade 1st Division First Corps in Reynolds Woods and drove it back after a bloody struggle. Advancing to the summit of the ridge encountered and broke a second Union line and was then relieved by troops of Pender’s Division.
July 2. Lay in woods west of the Run. In evening took position near here.
July 3. In Longstreet’s assault the Brigade occupied the right center of the Division and the course of the charge brought it in front of the high stone wall north of the Angle and 80 yards farther east, it advanced very nearly to that wall. A few reached it but were captured. The skeleton regiments retired led by Lieutenants and the Brigade by a Major the only field officer left.
July 4. After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Brigadier General Pettgrew was mortally wounded and replaced by Brigadier General William Kirkland.
The regiment lost 42 casualties. Captain Robert H. Fawcett of Company K was wounded.
Mine Run Campaign
|March||Lieutenant Colonel Graves, wounded and captured at Gettysburg, died at Johnson’s Island Prison. Major Archibald D. Crudup was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain William C. Lankford of Company F was promoted to major.|
The regiment lost 20 casualties.
The regiment was commanded by Colonel George H. Faribault.
|August 11||Colonel Faribault left on sick leave and would be hospitalized. Major William C. Lankford took command of the regiment. The regiment mustered 356 men.|
Squirrel Level Road
|November-December||Captain Sidney W. Mitchell commanded the regiment.|
|November-December||Major Lankford returned to commanded the regiment.|
The 47th North Carolina Infantry Regiment surrendered 5 officers and 72 men with Lee’s army.