44th Regiment North Carolina Troops

Descendants Association

(A.P. Hill's Third Corps, Heth's Division, MacRae's Brigade)

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

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


The 44th Regiment of North Carolina Troops completed its organization in March of 1862 at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Granville, Edgecombe, Pitt, Chatham, Montgomery, Beaufort, and Franklin. The regiment initially served in the Department of North Carolina.

Thereafter, the regiment was assigned to the brigades of Pettigrew, Kirkland, and MacRae in the Army of Northern Virginia. En route to Gettysburg, the 44th North Carolina stayed at Hanover Junction to guard the railroads. They fought at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Petersburg Campaign south of the James River and the final Appomattox Campaign.

The 44th North Carolina suffered 23 killed and 63 wounded at Bristoe, sustained heavy losses at The Wilderness and in front of Petersburg, and surrendered 8 officers and 74 men on April 9, 1865.

Regimental commanders were Colonels G.B. Singeltary and T.C. Singeltary; Lieutenant Colonels Richard C. Cotton, Elisha Cromwell, and Tazewell L. Hargrove, and Major Charles M. Stedman.


Soldier's Notes


William Tate Crawford and

The 44th Regiment North Carolina Troops


44th Regiment North Carolina Troops

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 44th 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 "44th 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

North Carolina

Sons of Confederate Veterans

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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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