33rd 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 33rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops completed its organization at the old fair grounds at Raleigh, North Carolina in September of 1861. The soldiers were recruited in the counties of Iredell, Edgecombe, Cabarrus, Wilkes, Gates, Hyde, Cumberland, Forsyth, and Greene. After fighting at New Bern, the regiment moved to Virginia and saw action at Hanover Court House. It served under Generals Branch and Lane and participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, and thereafter took its place in the trenches at Petersburg. The regiment sustained 75 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 36 at Cedar Mountain, 8 at Second Manassas, and 41 at Fredericksburg. Forty-two percent of the 480 men engaged at Chancellorsville and twenty percent of the 368 men engaged at Gettysburg were lost. The unit reported 4 killed and 19 wounded at Spotsylvania and 5 killed, 29 wounded, and 4 missing at Jericho Mills. On April 9, 1865, the regiment surrendered 11 officers and 108 men at Appomattox. The field officers were Colonels Clark M. Avery, Lawrence O. Branch, and Robert V. Cowan; Lieutenant Colonels Robert F. Hoke and J. H. Saunders; and Majors William G. Lewis, Thomas W. Mayhew, and James A. Weston.


Soldier's Notes


33rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 33rd 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 "33rd NC" in 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


Important Links

Michael C. Hardy


North Carolina

Sons of Confederate Veterans


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier



Also For Glory by

Don Ernsberger


Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones

The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene

Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives









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




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