Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 11th NC's Colonel Collett Leventhorpe-- Part 2

From the 1st NC Battalion Website. /// Col. Leventhorpe attended medical school in Charleston, SC. He was made colonel of the 34th North Carolina after the state seceded. His first posting was at Fort Branch, near Hamilton, NC, guarding the Roanoke River and the Weldon Rail Road bridge. /// In April 1862, he was transferred to the newly formed 11th NC regiment where he was elected colonel and then sent to Wilmington. The regiment participated at the Battle of White Hall which slowed Union General Foster's Raid that year. /// In mid-December 1862, the 11th was attached to Pettigrew's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia and was part of Heath's Division at the Battle of Gettysburg. /// --Old Secesh

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