History

The 43rd was organized at camp Mangum near Raleigh in North Carolina in Early March 1862

Mustered into the service of the Confederacy on March the 25th the same year.

The regiment numbered 1066 officers and enlisted men and comprised of the following companies.

A CO

Duplin Rifles

Men from Duplin County

B CO

Union Farmers

Men from Mecklenburg and Union Counties

C CO

Men from Wilson County

D CO

Men from Halifax County

E CO

Edgecombe Boys

Men from Warren County

F CO

Men from Halifax County

G CO

Warren Defenders

Men from Warren County

H CO

Fisher Light Inf.

Men From Anson County

I CO

Anson Guards/Anson Regulators

Men from Anson County

K CO

Anson Independents

Men from Anson County

As with other units, the 43rd were frequently known by other names. Often the names of the Commanding Officers, here are but a few used by the regiment.

Thomas S. Kenan’s Inf.
William G. Lewis’s Inf.
Walter J. Boggan’s Inf.
James a. Kenan’s Inf.
Ruffin Barnes’s Inf.
Soon after being mustered into the service of the Confederacy, the unit was ordered to Virginia where the unit was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia.

It returned to its native state on a number of times serving with the Dept. of Northern Carolina and Southern Virginia.

In December 1864 it finally returned the Army of Northern Virginia and General Lee, where it remained until the end of hostilities at Appomattox Court House, were even on the day of surrender they were active, they sallied forth, engaging the enemy, capturing a number of cannon and soldiers.

175 men surrendered at Appomattox.

Battles of the
43rd North Carolina B company

Seven Day’s Battles
Cold Harbor
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Plymouth
Appomattox

Officers of the
43rd North Carolina B company

Robert P. Waring
Drury Ringstaff
William E. Still
Julius Alexander
Robert T. Burwell

1st Lieutenant
2st Lieutenant
2st Lieutenant
2st Lieutenant
2st Lieutenant

Non Commissioned Officers of the
43rd North Carolina B company

Drury Lacy
Robert B. Corble
S. R. Johnston
J. Harris Hunter
R. T. Burwell
Henry S. Presson
Smiley W. Hunter
Robert C. McGuinness
Hiram Secrest

1st Sergeant
2nd Sergeant
3rd Sergeant
4th Sergeant
5th Sergeant
1st Corporal
2nd Corporal
3rd Corporal
4th Corporal

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