Battles of Civil War

This is a list of the major battles during the Civil War in which Henderson County men participated. The regiments are listed after the battle.

1. Burnside Expedition (Battle of New Bern) March 14-April 1862 – 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles,

2. Peninsula Campaign (Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 2, 1862 – 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards,

3. Seven Days Battles near Richmond, (Battle of Malvern Hill) June 26-July 1, 1862 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles,

4. Northern Virginia Campaign (Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas) Aug. 9-Sept. 1, 1862 – 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards,

5. Maryland Campaign (Battle of Harper’s Ferry and Battle of Antietam) Sept. 6-20, 1862 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles,

6. Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11-15, 1862 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles,

7. Carter’s Raid into Eastern Tennessee, Dec. 30, 1862 – 62nd N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. E and K,

8. Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro, Dec. 31-1862-Jan. 2, 1863 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D, 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

9. Battle of First Gum Swamp (near Kinston) April 28, 1863 – 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues

10. Battle of Chancellorsville, April 30-May 6, 1863 – 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards,

11. Second Battle of Gum Swamp (eastern North Carolina near Kinston) May 22, 1863 – 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues,

12. Skirmish at Monticello, Ky., June 3-9, 1863 – 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

13. Gettysburg Campaign (Battle of Gettysburg) June 9-July 6, 1863 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards,

14. Jackson Expedition (after surrender at Vicksburg) July 5-15, 1863 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D, 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

15. Mass Surrender at Cumberland Gap, Sept. 9, 1863 – 62nd N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. E and K, 64th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. B (C and E). Forty-eight men from Henderson County were imprisoned after the mass surrender at Cumberland Gap.

16. Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19-20, 1863 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D, 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers, 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

17. Bristoe Campaign, Oct. 10-19, 1863 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry),

18. Battle of Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga) Nov. 25, 1863 – 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

19. Skirmish at Rocky Face Ridge (near Dalton, Ga.) Feb. 25, 1864 – 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

20. Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864 – 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles, 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues,

21. Grant’s Overland Campaign (Battle of the Wilderness) May 5-June 13, 1864 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards,

22. Atlanta Campaign (participated in eight battles ) May 7-Sept. 1, 1864 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D, 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

23. Bermuda Hundred Campaign (Battle of Drewry’s Bluff) May 12-16, 1864 – 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles, 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues,

24. Siege of Petersburg, June 18, 1864-Feb. 7, 1865 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles, 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues,

25. Skirmish at Jackson’s Mill, Southwest Creek (near Kinston), June 22, 1864 – 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

26. Franklin-Nashville Campaign (Battles of Franklin and Nashville) Oct. 5-Dec. 26, 1864 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D, 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

27. Second Jackson’s Mill (near Kinston) March 5, 1865 – 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

28. Battle of Wyse Fork (near Kinston) March 7-10, 1865 – 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

29. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21, 1865 – 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers,

30. Appomattox Campaign (Battle of Five Forks) with surrender at Appomattox Court House March 31-April 9, 1865 – 9th Regiment N.C. Troops (1st Reg. N.C. Cavalry), 16th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. I Henderson Guards, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. A and H Edney’s Greys and Cane Creek Rifles, 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Rifles, 56th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. G Henderson Blues,

31. Battle of Swannanoa Gap (defense of Asheville) and surrender April 6, 1865 – 62nd N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. E and K, 64th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. B (C and E), 69th N.C. Infantry Regiment (7th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) (Posey and Woodfin’s companies)

32. Surrender at Greensboro, April 26, 1865 – 60th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D Henderson Rangers, 65th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) Spann and Gillespie’s companies,

33. Spanish Fort at Mobile Bay, Ala., with surrender at Meridian, Miss., May 8, 1865 – 39th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. D,

┬áRemnants of 62nd N.C. Infantry Regiment Companies E and K and 64th N.C. Infantry Regiment Co. B (C and E) remained in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee from October 1863 (mass surrender at Cumberland Gap) until end of war. 69th N.C. Infantry Regiment (7th Regiment N.C. Cavalry) (Posey and Woodfin’s companies) was composed primarily of conscripts and men who were earlier exempted from service. This unit remained in Western North Carolina.