The 21st North Carolina Infantry

The 21st North Carolina Infantry

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The 21st North Carolina Troops (11th North Carolina Volunteers) was one of only two Tar Heel Confederate regiments that in 1865 could boast qFrom Manassas to Appomattox.q 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.A Civil War History, with a Roster of Officers Lee W. Sherrill, Jr. Chapter. 17. Dogana#39;s. Farm. Position of the two 21s at Dogana#39;s Farm, August 28, ... Finally, we concluded he must have followed A.P. Hill to Centreville. Accordingly the ... Lee wanted to maneuver Jacksona#39;s wing between Pope and the U.S. capital somewhere in the direction of Centreville. ... Through it all Trimble and the 21st North Carolina followed happily behind, asking no questions, just looking for Yankees to fight.

Title:The 21st North Carolina Infantry
Author: Lee W. Sherrill, Jr.
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-03-31

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