20th Infantry Regiment

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20th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 10th Volunteers, was assembled at Smithfield and Fort Caswell, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its members were drawn from the counties of Brunswick, Columbus, Cabarrus, Duplin, and Sampson. After serving in North Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia and was assigned to General Garland's, Iverson's, and R.D. Johnston's Brigade. It participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles, 11 killed and 30 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and 3 wounded at Fredericksburg. It reported 77 casualties at Chancellorsville, and of the 372 engaged at Gettysburg, more than sixty-five percent were disabled. The unit surrendered with 4 officers and 71 men of which only 9 were armed. Its field officers were Colonels Alfred Iverson and Thomas F. Toon; Lieutenant Colonels John S. Brooks, Franklin J. Faison, Nelson Slough, and William H. Toon; and Major Duncan J. Devane.

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