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Confederate Battalion

1st North Carolina Battalion Sharpshooters

Organized: Gordonsville, VA; mustered in 04/26/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 04/09/1865
Commanding Officer:
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #314: Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
   Tablet #326: Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
   Tablet #341: Trimble's Brigade, Ewell's Division - 16 Sep, 10 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
   Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

This Battalion's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Ewell's Division
  Brigade - Trimble's Brigade


History of the Unit:
The Battalion [also sometimed called the 9th NC Battalion] was made up of Companies B and E of the 21st North Carolina Regiment, and was organized at Gordonsville (Va) in April 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Attached to the 21st North Carolina Infantry at Sharpsburg, it is not clear if Major Wharton was present and in command.

The remainder of the War:
It served in North Carolina during the winter of 1863-1864, returned to Virginia and fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, then on the Appomattox Campaign.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Unit history data from Crute.1

We have one individual in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
F&SMajWharton, Rufus Watson        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

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1   Crute, Joseph H. Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987  [AotW citation 247]

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