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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 on the Sharpsburg Campaign:


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

Unit history

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.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

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

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

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

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 & Notes

Unit history data from Crute.1

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ASgtRoyal, John C.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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]