North Carolina in the Civil War

North Carolina did not secede from the Union until President Lincoln requested that the state provide troops to quelch the rebellion in the states which had already seceded. North Carolina provided many troops to the Confederacy. In fact, North Carolina sent more troops to defend Virginia than any other state. North Carolina also provided troops to the Union, although many of those who fought for the union hid their allegiance for many years. North Carolina still has one person receiving a Civil War Pension as the child of a Veteran.


Units Assigned by County

Battles on North Carolina Soil

Fayetteville Arsenal Surrender, 22 Apr 1861

Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries, 28-29 Aug 1861
Battle of Roanoke Island, 7-8 Feb 1862
Battle of Elizabeth City, 10 Feb 1862
Battle of New Bern, 14 Mar 1862
Battle of Fort Macon, 23-26 Mar 1862
Battle of South Mills, 19 Apr 1862
Battle of Tranter's Creek, 5 Jun 1862
Battle of Kinston, 14 Dec 1862
Battle of White Hall, 16 Dec 1862
Battle of Goldsboro Bridge, 17 Dec 1862
Battle of Fort Anderson, 13-15 Mar 1863
Battle of Washington, 30 Mar-20 Apr 1863
Battle of Plymouth, 17 Apr 1864
Battle of Albemarle Sound, 5 May 1864
First Battle of Fort Fisher, 7-27 Dec 1864
Second Battle of Fort Fisher, 15 Jan 1865
Battle of Wilmington, 22 Feb 1865
Battle of Wyse Fork, 7-10 Mar 1865
Battle of Monroe's Cross Roads, 10 Mar 1865
Battle of Averasborough, 16 Mar 1865
Battle of Bentonville, 19-21 Mar 1865
Stoneman's Raid, Apr 1865
Battle of Morrisville, 13-15 May 1865

Salisbury Bread Riots
Confederate Cabinet Meets in Charlotte


Compiled Records, Reel 42
Confederate Ram Albemarle
Marine Artillery, Burnside Expedition in the Battle of Camden< NC
North Carolina Volunteer Navy
Southern Women: War Between the States Reminiscences
Upheaval: Albemarle Story, Culpeppers Rebellion

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