1st North Carolina Battalion SharpshootersOrganized: Gordonsville, VA; mustered in 04/26/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 04/09/1865
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|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
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1 Crute, Joseph H. Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987 [AotW citation 247]« Search for Another Unit