The Randolph Hornets in the Civil War

A History and Roster of Company M, 22nd North Carolina Regiment


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About the Book

The turbulent years of 1861–1865 were especially rough for the people of Randolph County, North Carolina. Sentiment to stay in the Union was high, and remained so throughout the war, yet hundreds of Randolph County boys marched off to fight, many never to return. “The Randolph Hornets,” Company M, 22nd Regiment North Carolina Troops, earned a reputation for their grit and determination in battle. This history of the Randolph Hornets includes articles written by Sergeant John T. Turner in 1914 recalling his experiences, and information on the company battle flag, its capture and its eventual return. A complete roster of the company includes genealogical information and short biographies for several of the men. The final chapter covers the local reenactment group based on the company.

About the Author(s)

Wallace E. Jarrell has published several historical articles and has been a writer for two volumes of the Randolph Heritage books. He lives in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Wallace E. Jarrell

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 205
Bibliographic Info: 32 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4503-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0883-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface       1

1. Onward to Victory      3
2. Turner’s Romance      43
3. That Tattered Old Flag      61
4. Roster of Company M, 22nd Regiment      67
5. Old Times There Are Not Forgotten      131
6. Company M, 22nd Regiment N.C. Troops “Randolph Hornets” (Reactivated)      171

Appendix: Burial Sites of Company M Soldiers      175
Notes      179
Bibliography      183
Index      185

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Winner, Willie Parker Peace History Book Award—North Carolina Society of Historians
  • “recalls the service of the men of Randolph County, North Carolina…the county itself was divided over the issue of secession but the unit earned a positive reputation for its action in combat”—Civil War Book Review
  • “well-researched, well conceived”—The Civil War Courier
  • “valuable…descriptive…poignant…detailed”—The Civil War News
  • “thorough…useful”—Colorado Libraries
  • “very thorough…indices”—Public Library Quarterly