Monday, October 31, 2011

40th North Carolina Regiment

The 40th Regiment NC State Troops, (3rd Artillery) was organized at Bald head on Smith's Island, North Carolina in November 1853, from heavy artillery companies formed in 1861 and 1862.

Its 1152 men came from Lenoir, Beaufort, Pamlico, Richmond, Robeson. Wayne, Wilson, Edgecombe, Green, New Hanover, Bladen, Anson and Chatham counties in North Carolina.

They were attached to the Confederate Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

Detachments of the regiment served at Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell. Fort Campbell, Fort Anderson and Fort Fisher in the Wilmington/Cape Fear River area.

In 1865, after the fall of Wilmington, they were converted to infantry and fought at Bentonville ansd surrendered with the Army of the Tennessee April 26, 1865.

Commanders of the unit were Col. John Hedrick, Lt.Col. George Tait and Major William A. Holland.

A Real Cape Fear River Group. --Old B-Runner

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