Quartermaster of Warwick CWD
War Service: 1861-1865 Sergeant Major in the Confederate Army
Location Entered Service: July, 1861 - Camp Wyatt, N. Carolina
Unit: 18th North Carolina Regiment Company A
Unit type: Infantry
Branch of Service: Confederate Army
Current Residence: Richmond County, N. Carolina
Battles and Campaigns:
Regiment moved to South Carolina in Fall of 1861 and moved back to North Carolina, and in the Spring of 1862, proceeded to Virginia.
The 18th served in General Branch’s and Lane’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The Brigade participated in the Battle of Hanover Court House and the Conflict of the Seven Day’s Battle to Cold Harbor. It continued to fight in the trenches of Petersburg, south of the James River and went on to Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The regiment ended the war at Appomattox. The regiment entered Gettysburg with 346 men. Of the 346 men in action, 25 percent were disabled. It surrendered 12 officers and 81 men.
The Field Officers were Col. John D. Barry, Robert H. Cowan, Thomas J. Purdie, and James D. Radcliffe; Lt. Col. Forneyu George, John W. McGill, and Oliver P. Meares; and Maj. George Tait and Thomas J. Wooten.