The 21st North Carolina Infantry: A Civil War History, with a Roster of Officers

The 21st North Carolina Infantry: A Civil War History, with a Roster of Officers

by Lee W. Sherrill

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The 21st North Carolina Infantry: A Civil War History, with a Roster of Officers by Lee W. Sherrill

The 21st North Carolina Troops (11th North Carolina Volunteers) was one of only two Tar Heel Confederate regiments that in 1865 could boast “From Manassas to Appomattox.” The 21st was the only North Carolina regiment with Stonewall Jackson during his 1862 Valley Campaign and remained with the same division throughout the war. It participated in every major battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia except the 1864 Overland Campaign, when General Lee sent it to fight its own intense battles near New Bern and Plymouth.
This book is written from the perspective of the 1,942 men who served in the regiment and is filled with anecdotal material gleaned from more than 700 letters and memoirs. In several cases it sheds new light on accepted but often incorrect interpretations of events. Names such as Lee, Jackson, Hoke, Trimble, Hill, Early, Ramseur and Gordon charge through the pages as the Carolina regiment gains a name for itself. Suffering a 50 percent casualty rate over the four years, only 67 of the 920 young men and boys who began the war surrendered to Grant at its end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786476268
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 540
Sales rank: 1,187,512
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

The late Lee W. Sherrill, Jr., covered most noted venues between Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia in his 20-years of researching the 21st North Carolina’s role in the Army of Northern Virginia. In addition to numerous articles and pertinent presentations, Sherrill’s work includes a comprehensive history of Kirkland’s Confederate Brass Band of the 21st North Carolina. He lived in High Point, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations  ix

List of Maps  x

Preface and Acknowledgments  1

Prologue  5

1. Beginnings 11

2. Danville 18

3. Manassas Plains 29

4. Affliction 41

5. Recovery 51

6. Back in Business 61

7. Winter at Manassas 71

8. Reorganization 80

9. Into the Valley, 1862 87

10. First Winchester 92

11. Cross Keys 103

12. Gaines’ Mill 110

13. Malvern Hill 119

14. Cedar Mountain 125

15. Hazel River 136

16. Manassas Junction 144

17. Dogan’s Farm 152

18. Ox Hill 162

19. Harpers Ferry 168

20. Sharpsburg 177

21. Bunker Hill 186

22. Fredericksburg 193

23. Port Royal 204

24. Second Fredericksburg—Day One 215

25. Second Fredericksburg—Day Two 228

26. Second Winchester 236

27. Pennsylvania 245

28. Gettysburg—Day One: The Brickyard 250

29. Gettysburg—Day Two: East Cemetery Hill 261

30. Leaving Pennsylvania 273

31. Back Home 279

32. Batchelor’s Creek 289

33. The Hangings 304

34. Plymouth 315

35. New Bern 327

36. Drewry’s Bluff 334

37. Cold Harbor 343

38. Lynchburg 350

39. Washington 358

40. Rutherford’s Farm 368

41. Third Winchester 376

42. Fisher’s Hill 386

43. Cedar Creek 393

44. Petersburg 405

45. Hatcher’s Run 412

46. Fort Stedman 418

47. Retreat 426

48. Appomattox 436

Appendix: Officer and Staff Roster  447

Chapter Notes  458

Bibliography  510


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