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1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (6 months, 1861)
North Carolina Standard
List of Officers, 1st Regiment, NC VolunteersHead Quarters 1st Regt. N.C. Vols.
Camp Fayetteville near Yorktown.
September 21st 1861.
Adjt. Genl. N.C.S.T.
I herewith send you a list of the Commissioned Officers of this Regiment
with the dates of their commissions:
Col. C.C. Lee-- Sept 1st 1861 Staff
Lieut. Col. James H. Lane-- Sept
Major Robt. F. Hoke-- Sept 1st 1861
Adjt. J.M. Poteat-- Not given Co. A.
Quarter-Master I.B.F. Boone-- Not
Commissary Jno. H. Wayt-- Apl 24th 1861
Chaplain Edwin A. Yates-- May 21st 1861
Surgeon P.E. Hines-- May
Asst. Surgeon J.H. Baker-- May 18th 1861
2nd Asst. Surgeon J.G. Hardy-- May 18th 1861
Capt. Whitnel Pugh Lloyd-- Sept 7th 1861 Co. B.
1st Lieut Wm Gaston
Lewis-- Sept 7th 1861
2nd Lieut William S. Long-- Not given
Jr. 2nd Lieut Kenneth Thigpen-- Sept 7th 1861
Capt Lewis S. Williams-- Not given
1st Lieut William A. Owens--
2nd Lieut Wm P. Hill-- Oct 18th 1858 Co. C.
Jr 2nd Lieut Thos. D. Gillespie--
Apl 16th 1861
Capt E.A. Ross--Feby 1st 1861 Co. D.
1st Lieut E.B.-- Feby 1st 1861
2nd Lieut T.B. Trotter --Feby 1st 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut C.W. Alexander-- Feby 1st 1861
Capt Richd J. Ashe-- Nov 28th 1860 Co. E.
1st Lieut James R. Jennings--
July 29th 1861
2nd Lieut Richd B. Saunders-- Nov 28ty 1860
Jr. 2nd Lieut Richardson Mallett-- July 29th 1861
Capt Wm Wallis McDowell-- Apl 27th 1861 Co. F.
1st Lieut Washington
Morrison Hardy-- Apl 27th 1861
2nd Lieut George Henry Gregory-- Apl 27th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut James Alfred Patton--
Apl 27th 1861
Capt Joesph B. Starr-- Apl 29th 1861 Co. G.
1st Lieut Frank N. Roberts--
Apl 29th 1861
2nd Lieut John A. Pemberton-- Apl 29th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut George Sloan-- Apl 29th 1861
Capt Clark M. Avery-- Apl 25th 1861 Co. H.
1st Lieut Calvin S. Brown--
Apl 25th 1861
2nd Lieut John A. Dickson-- Apl 25th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut James C.S. McDowell-- Apl 25th 1861
Capt Wright Huske-- May 21st 1861
1st Lieut Benjamin Robinson
Huske-- May 21st 1861
Co. H. Contd
The above is copied from a paper in my possession which states that Capt Williams--
Co "B"-- has resigned."
2nd Lieut Charles Betts Cook-- May 21st 1861 Co. I.
Jr. 2nd Lieut Hector
McKethan --May 21st 1861
Capt Francis M. Parker-- Augt 31st 1861 Co. K.
1st Lieut Montgomery
T. Whitaker-- Jany. ___ 1860
2nd Lieut Carr B. Corbitt --Augt 31st 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut Cary Whitaker --Jany. ____ 1860
Capt William James Hoke --Apl 25th 1861 Co. L.
1st Lieut Wallace Moore
Reinhardt --Apl 25th 1861
2nd Lieut William Rusk Edwards-- Apl 25th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut Albert Sidney Haynes --Sept
Capt James K. Marshall May 24th 1861 Co. M.
1st Lieut Llewellyn P. Warren
May 24th 1861
2nd Lieut Edward A. Small May 24th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut Thomas Capehart No Commission
Capt J.C. Jacobs-- May 1st 1861
1st Lieut Stark A. Sutton-- May
2nd Lieut F.W. Bird-- May 1st 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut James J. Spellen-- May 1st 1861
It also states that the first Field Officers were:
Col. D.H. Hill-- May 11th 1861 [Page 4]
Lt. Col. C.C. Lee-- May 11th 1861
Major James H. Lane-- May 11th 1861and that the officers of Companies A-- I & K were as follows:
Co. A. I think I was temporarily in command of the Regiment at that time & that this letter
was addressed to the Adjt. Genl. of N. Carolina by me.
Capt John L. Bridgers-- Jany. 12-- 1860
Whitnel Pugh Lloyd-- Jany. 12-- 1861
2nd Lieut William S. Long --Not given
Jr. 2nd Lieut William Gaston Lewis-- Jany.
Capt David P. Bell --Jany ___ 1860
1st Lieut Montgomery T.
Whitaker-- Jany ___ 1860
2nd Lieut Francis M. Parker-- Jany ___ 1860
Jr. 2nd Lieut Cary Whitaker --Jany ___ 1860
Companies L & M were not assigned to this regiment until after the fight
[/s/] James H. Lane
Capt William James Hoke-- Apl 25th 1861
Wallace Moore Reinhardt-- Apl 25th 1861
2nd Lieut William Rusk Edwards --Apl 25th 1861
Jr. 2nd Lieut Robt. Frederick
Hoke --Apl 25th 1861
Source: Auburn University Archives and Manuscripts Division.
Recommended Reading: More Terrible than Victory:
Bloody Bethel Regiment, 1861-65
(368 Pages). Description: Craig
Chapman presents the definitive history of the First North Carolina Volunteers / 11th Regiment North Carolina Troops--the
legendary Bethel Regiment. The 1st North Carolina Volunteers struck history as it engaged in the Civil War's first
land battle and witnessed the first soldier killed in the great conflict. Chapman conveys the compelling history of these
brave men as they left hearth and home in defense of their state, beliefs and ideals. Continued below...
Most of the unit's raw,
young recruits had never traveled outside of North Carolina, nor fired a weapon in combat. "That all changed, and it dramatically changed their lives forever..." After
an enlistment of six months, North Carolina's First Regiment disbanded.
Most of the men then enlisted in the Eleventh NC Regiment, commonly referred to as the Bloody
Bethel Regiment, and fought in the bloodiest battles and campaigns of the Civil War. About the Author:
Craig S. Chapman commands one of the North Carolina National Guard infantry battalions that traces its lineage to the Eleventh
Regiment North Carolina Troops, the unit that started out as the First North Carolina Volunteers and nicknamed the Bethel
Regiment. Chapman resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.