Served in Company A, 49th Inf., North Carolina as Pvt
Unit Details:49th Infantry Regiment was organized in March, 1862, at Garysburg, North Carolina. Its
companies were recruited in the following counties: McDowell, Cleveland, Iredell, Moore,
Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, and Lincoln. Assigned to General R. Ransom's and M.W.
Ransom's Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days'
Battles to Fredericksburg.
It then served in the New
Bern area and near the Chowan River in North Carolina. Returning to Virginia, it was active
at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, took its place in
the Petersburg trenches
south of the James River, and saw action around Appomattox. This regiment lost 14
killed, 75 wounded, and 16 missing at Malvern Hill, had 16 killed and 61
wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg. Many were disabled
at Sayler's Creek, and it
surrendered 11 officers and 95 men on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Lee M.
McAfee and Stephen D. Ramseur; Lieutenant Colonels James T. David, William A. Eliason, and
John A. Flemming; and Majors Pinckney B. Chambers and Charles Q.