28th Regiment

North Carolina Troops

Descendants Association

(At Petersburg - A.P. Hill's Third Corps, Heth's Division, Lane's Brigade)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 28th Regiment, North Carolina Troops was organized and mustered into Confederate service in September of 1861 at High Point, North Carolina. Its soldiers were recruited in the counties of Surry, Gaston, Catawba, Stanly, Montgomery, Yadkin, Orange, and Cleveland. The unit moved to New Bern and arrived just as the troops were withdrawing from that fight. Ordered to Virginia in May of 1862, the regiment was assigned to General Branch's and Lane's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia and fought at Hanover Court House and many engagements from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. The 28th Regiment participated in the long Petersburg campaign south of the James River through the end of the war. It came to Virginia with 1,199 men, lost thirty-three percent of the 480 engaged during the Seven Days' Battles, and had 3 killed and 26 wounded at Cedar Mountain and 5 killed and 45 wounded at Second Manassas. The regiment reported 65 casualties at Fredericksburg and 89 at Chancellorsville. Of the 346 in action at Gettysburg, more than forty percent were killed, wounded, or missing. It surrendered at Appomattox with 17 officers and 213 men present. Its commanders were Colonels James H. Lane, Samuel D. Lowe, and William H. A. Speer; Lieutenant Colonels William D. Barringer and Thomas L. Lowe; and Majors William J. Montgomery, Richard E. Reeves, and S. N. Stowe.


Soldier's Notes


28th Regiment North Carolina Troops

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 28th Regiment, North Carolina Troops who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "28th NC" on the subject line and provide other details, if possible, in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.

Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died


Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park ...

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link


Important Links

North Carolina

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Also For Glory by

Don Ernsberger


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier



Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene




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