Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chancellorsville Rough on Lane's Brigade

The 18th North Carolina was in Brigadier General James Lane's Brigade at the Battle of Chancellorsville as a part of A. P. Hill's Light Division and Jackson's Second Army Corps.

The battle was quite hard on the brigade's officer corps.

7th NC
Col. Edward G. Haywood (wounded)
Lt. Col. Junius Hill (killed)
Major William L. Davidson (wounded)


18th NC
Col. Thomas J. Purdie (killed)
Lt. Col. Forney George (wounded)


33rd NC
Col. Clark M. Avery (wounded)

37th NC
Col. William M. Barbour (wounded)

Every colonel was put out of service.

War is Hell. --Old B-Runner