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The 30th North Carolina Troops

was organized on

September 26, 1861

at Camp Mangum, Wake County


      The 30th North Carolina Troops was first assigned to the District of the Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina from September of 1861 until it was moved to the Army of Northern Virginia (D.H. Hills Division) and assigned to George B. Anderson’s Brigade in June 1862 with the 2nd, 4th, and 14th North Carolina Troops.  As assigned to Anderson’s Brigade the 30th fought in the following engagements.

--Seven Days Battles - June 25 to July 1, 1862 including

--Gaines Mill on June 27, 1862

--South Mountain - September 14, 1862

--SharpsburgSeptember 17, 1862

        During the Sharpsburg battle, General Anderson received a mortal wound while leading his brigade at the sunken lane.  General Anderson died on October 16, 1862. 

     General Stephen Dodson Ramseur took command of the Brigade on November 7.  The 30th North Carolina was assigned to Ramseur’s Brigade, Rodes Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia from November 1862 to June 1864 participating in the following engagements

--ChancellorsvilleMay 1-4, 1863

--GettysburgJuly 1-3, 1863

--Bristoe Campaign – October-November 1863

--Mine Run Campaign – November – December 1863

--Kelly’s Ford, Virginia – November 7, 1863

--The Wilderness – May 5-6, 1864

--Spotsylvania Court House – May 8-21, 1864

--North Anna – May 22-26, 1864

     On May 27, 1864, Ramseur was promoted to Major General and General William R. Cox was assigned to command the brigade for what would be the duration of the war participating as follows.

--Cold HarborJune 1-3, 1864

--Lynchburg Campaign – June 1864

--MonocacyJuly 9, 1864

--Snickers Gap – July 18, 1864

--3rd WinchesterSeptember 19, 1864

--Fishers Hill – September 22, 1864

--Cedar Creek – October 19, 1864

--Petersburg Siege – December 1864 – April 1865

--Fort StedmanMarch 25, 1865

--Saylor’s Creek – April 6, 1865                                                            

--Farmville – April 7, 1865

--Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865

Companies were formed from the following

North Carolina Counties

Company A          Sampson

Company B         Warren

Company C          Brunswick

Company D         Wake and Granville

Company E         Duplin

Company F          Edgecombe

Company G         Granville

Company H         Moore

Company I        Nash

      Company K         Mecklenburg


dhhill                   genramseur2

Gen D H Hill                    Gen S D Ramseur

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Col F M Parker                 Sgt Mjr  F M Fritz

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Capt J M Witherspoon     Pvt’s John and William Howey



From 1861-1865 Co K Rosters

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