The 11th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War

A History and Roster


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About the Book

This history of the 11th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War—civilian soldiers and their families—follows the regiment from their 1861 mustering-in to their surrender at Appomattox, covering action at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.
Drawing on letters, journals, memoirs, official reports, personnel records and family histories, this intensely personal account features Tar Heels relating their experiences through over 1,500 quoted passages. Casualty lists give the names of those killed, wounded, captured in action and died of disease. Rosters list regimental officers and staff, enlistees for all 10 companies and the names of the 78 men who stacked arms on April 9, 1865.

About the Author(s)

William Thomas Venner has researched and written widely about the American Civil War. His articles have appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated, Journal of Field Archaeology, and America’s Civil War. A retired teacher of history and archaeology in schools and at the college level, he lives in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

William Thomas Venner
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 380
Bibliographic Info: 46 photos, 20 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9515-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2089-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Big Bethel: The Regiment Gets Its Name 5
2. The Bethel Regiment Forms 17
3. Defending North Carolina’s Coastline 28
4. The Fight at White Hall, North Carolina, December 16, 1862 39
5. The 11th North Carolina Joins Pettigrew’s Brigade 47
6. Heth’s Division: The Army of Northern Virginia 61
7. Gettysburg: July 1, 1863 75
8. Gettysburg: July 3, 1863 90
9. Falling Waters, July 14, 1863 102
10. Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863 115
11. Winter 1863-1864 126
12. The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, May 5–May 20, 1864 133
13. Summer 1864 151
14. Late Summer 1864, August to ­Mid-September 163
15. Fall 1864, Jones Farm and Burgess Mill 175
16. Winter 1864-1865 190
17. The End: April 1865 203
11th North Carolina Infantry Casualties 221
11th North Carolina Infantry Roster 258
Chapter Notes 331
Bibliography 352
Index 357

Book Reviews & Awards

“A very good regimental history…excellent battle maps…recommended”—Civil War News;
“WOW!”—Lone Star Book Review.