24th Infantry Regiment










24th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 14th Volunteers, was organized at Weldon, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Men of this unit were recruited in Halifax, Onslow, Johnston, Cumberland, Robeson, Person, and Franklin counties. Ordered to Virginia, it served in the Army of the Kanawha, then moved to Murfreesboro, North Carolina, where it remained for a time. During the war it was assigned to General R. Ransom's and M.W. Ransom's Brigade. The 24th was active from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg, fought at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, then participated in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. It lost 9 killed, 42 wounded, and 12 missing at Malvern Hill, 20 killed and 44 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, 4 killed and 24 wounded at Fredericksburg, and 11 killed and 89 wounded at Plymouth. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and it surrendered 1 Assistant-Surgeon and 54 men. The field officers were Colonel William J. Clarke, Lieutenant Colonels John L. Harris and Thomas B. Venable, and Majors Jonathan Evans and Thaddeus D. Love.

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