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11th North Carolina Troops records

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 415
Identifier: MS0415

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a small assortment of papers (thirteen items) concerning the 11th Infantry Regiment, North Carolina Troops, from 1862 to 1863. The contents of the papers concern the routine matters involved in commanding a Confederate regiment, and mention things such as supplies, provisions, and deserters.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1863


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The First North Carolina Infantry Regiment was mustered into service on May 15, 1861 with the intention that its recruits would serve for a six-month period. Enlistees came from nearly all regions of North Carolina, including the eastern low country, central North Carolina (including recruits from the University of North Carolina) and the Mecklenburg County area. According to Craig S. Chapman, “The distribution of the regiment’s troops demonstrated the unity of North Carolina’s military effort, which encompassed the state’s geographic, political, and economic factions. Each region of the state provided companies for the state’s first organized regiment… The western counties provided half of the companies and all of the field grade officers.” (p 20) The First NC Infantry distinguished itself in combat at the Battle of Big Bethel, Virginia, on June 10, 1861, and soon acquired the nickname the “Bethel Regiment” as a result. Following the Battle of Big Bethel, Colonel Hill reported about the actions of the 1st NC Regiment: “Their patience under trial, perseverance under toil, and courage under fire have seldom been surpassed by veteran troops.” (CMH, Vol. 3, Ch. VIII, p 140).

At the completion of its six-month duration, this regiment was re-organized as the 11th North Carolina Infantry Regiment—also known as the 11th North Carolina Troops. The 11th went on to participate in the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. It was also present at General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.


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Contains a small assortment of papers (13 items) generated by the officers of the 11th North Carolina Infantry Regiment (also known as the 11th North Carolina Troops) between 1862 and 1863. These papers illustrate routine activities involved in commanding a Confederate regiment.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the estate of Selby Daniels, in August 2009

Related Materials

Nicholas Biddle Gibbon papers, Mss 78.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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