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                         4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

“4th Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its organization in May, 1862, at Camp Hill, near
Garysburg, North Carolina. It recruited its members in Iredell, Rowan, Wayne, Beaufort, Wilson, and
Davie counties. Ordered to Virginia, the unit served in General Featherston’s, GB. Anderson’s,
Ramseur’s, and Cox’s Brigade. It was active at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days’
Battles, then shared in the campaigns of the army from South Mountain to Cold Harbor. Later the
4th was involved in Early’s Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign. It lost 77
killed, 241 wounded, and 6 missing of the 678 engaged at Seven Pines, sustained 58 casualties
during the Maryland Campaign, and had 45 killed and 110 wounded at Chancellorsville. At
Gettysburg the unit lost thirty-one percent of the 196 engaged, and 18 were disabled at Bristoe. The
records show 8 officers and 101 men present on April 9, 1865. Its field officers were Colonels
George B. Anderson, Bryan Grimes, Edwin A. Osborne, and James H. Wood; Lieutenant Colonels
David M. Carter and John A. Young; and Majors Edward S. Marsh and Absalom K. Simonton.”