46th Infantry Regiment










46th Infantry Regiment, organized in March, 1862, at Camp Magnum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, contained men recruited in the counties of Robeson, Rowan, Burke, Warren, Richmond, Granville, Moore, Randolph, Sampson, and Catawba. The regiment served in General J.G. Walker's and Cooke's Brigade and was active in various conflicts of Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg. It was later sent to Pocataligo, South Carolina, where it was stationed until June, 1863. Returning to Virginia, the 46th fought at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, then endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches south of the James River. It ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment reported 5 killed and 60 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, had 11 killed and 57 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had fifty-four percent disabled of the 540 engaged at The Wilderness. In April, 1865, it surrendered 15 officers and 102 men. The field officers were Colonels Edward D. Hall and William L. Saunders; Lieutenant Colonels William A. Jenkins and Alexander C. McAlister; and Majors Neill M. McNeill, Rush J. Mitchell, and Richard M. Norment.

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