1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina
Date of Organization: 13 May 1861
Muster Date: 12 Nov 1861
Regiment State: North Carolina
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 1st (later the 11th)
Fought on 10 Jun 1861 at Yorktown, VA.
Fought on 10 Jun 1861 at Bethel, VA.
sources: Ancestry.com's American Civil War Regiments
11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Bethel Regiment)
11th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina,
in March, 1862. The nucleus of this unit was made up of men who saw prior service in
the 1st (Bethel) North Carolina Regiment. Its members were from the counties of
Mecklenburg, Burke, Bertie, Chowan, Orange, Lincoln, and Buncombe. Assigned to
the Department of North Carolina, it fought at White Hall, then moved to Virginia. Here
the unit was placed in General Pettigrew's, Kirkland's, and MacRae's Brigade, Army of
Northern Virginia. It fought on many battlefields from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor,
endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and saw action around
Appomattox. It lost over half of the 617 at Gettysburg, reported 15 casualties at
Bristoe, and surrendered 8 officers and 74 men. The field officers were Colonels
Collett Leventhorpe and William J. Martin, Lieutenant Colonels Francis W. Bird and
William A. Owens, and Major Egbert A. Ross.