28th Regiment

North Carolina Troops

Descendants Association

Soldier's Notes

Private Noah Cline, Company H, was wounded at Fussell's Mill on August 16, 1864. His left leg was amputated above the knee and he later died at Winder Hospital in Richmond on October 12, 1864.

Private John Roby Hawkins, Company H, was born 14 March 1845 in Cleveland County, North Carolina and enlisted in the CSA there at the age of 19, on 15 February 1864. He was among the Confederate soldiers who surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865. He died 18 April 1917 and is buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.

Musician Charles H. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 21, August 22, 1861. Mustered in as Musician (Drummer). Died at Wilmington on or about January 19, 1862.

Private George M. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 35, August 22, 1861. Discharged on July 25, 1862, by reason of advanced age and physical inability to do duty.

Private John E. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 19, August 22, 1861. Discharged on July 25, 1862, and died in camp near Richmond, Virginia July 29, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

Private Lewis J. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 21, on August 22 1861. Died at Wilmington on December 29, 1861, of disease. Buried at High Shoal Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Private Orvey C. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 25, on March 17, 1862. Killed on August 10, 1862 place and cause of death not reported.

Sergeant Ransom Newton Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 23, August 22, 1861. Mustered in as private and was promoted to Corporal on November 15, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on December 20, 1862. Hospitalized at Danville Virginia, on or about April 4, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the left hand. Paroled at Charlotte on May 3, 1865. He was born on 23 Apr 1838; died 07 Apr 1918 and buried at Boiling Springs Cemetery, Cleveland, North Carolina.

Musician Samuel Plato Commodore Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 21 on August 22, 1861. Mustered in as Musician (Fifer). Wounded at Cedar Mountain, Varginia, August 9, 1862. Hospitalized at Staunton, Virginia, where he died on August 20, 1862, of wounds. He is buried at High Shoal Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Private William D. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 24 years on August 22, 1861. Killed at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863.

Private William J. Hawkins, Company H, enlisted in Cleveland County, North Carolina at the age of 27 years on August 22 1861. Wounded in the neck and right shoulder at Gravel Hill, Virginia, July 28, 1864. Retired from service on January 18, 1865, by reason of disability from wounds.

Private Henry H. Hudson Company E, was born on 8 October 1839 in Stanly County, North Carolina. He was killed in action during the war. His twin brother, Private Archibald Hudson, Company F, 5th North Carolina, was also killed in action.

Private Alfred Linley Barringer, Company D (Stanly Yankee Hunters), was captured at Gettysburg and died in prison at Elmira, New York.

Private Pleasant Henderson Poindexter transferred to Company G in April of 1863 and was wounded in action on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. He surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. His brother, Private William G. Poindexter, Company G, was wounded and captured at Gettysburg and died of his wounds on July 5, 1863.

Private William F. Cunningham, Company A, enlisted on 4 May 1861 at Dobson, Surry, North Carolina. He was wounded at Chancellorville, admitted to hospital on 6 May 1863 with a gunshot wound to right shoulder. On 2 April 1865, Private Cunningham was captured at Petersburg, Virginia during the Breakthrough Battle and sent to Fort Delaware. He was released 19 June 1865.

Private Henderson W. Ellis, a member of Company A, 28th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, was a resident of Surry county, North Carolina when he enlisted on 1 November 1864.

Private Logan Bolch, serving in Company C and a former resident of Catawba County, was wounded at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. He was taken prisoner and his arm amputated by a Union surgeon. He died in captivity in September of 1863.

Private Henderson Ellis, Company A, fought at the last battle of Petersburg, was captured and taken as prisoner to the Union prison camp in Delaware.

Private Mathias Rowland and his son, Private Columbus W. Rowland, served in Company D. Columbus earned the Roll of Honor for his gallant service. Posted below are pictures of his rifle musket, belt and Bowie knife, cap box, and cartridge box.

This Enfield rifle musket, bowie knife and accoutrements are clearly attributed to Private Columbus W. Rowland of Company D, 28th North Carolina. His name and initials are hand-carved in multiple locations, from the "C Rowland" on the stock of his captured yankee Enfield, on the back of his CS/militia russet leather belt (with classic pre-war militia or CS-made rolled sheet-brass buckle), and his initials "CWR" on his captured US cartridge box. The cap box, and the fighting knife are part of this grouping that came down in the family as well. The 1861-dated "Tower" marked Enfield shows the clear Federal demarcation on the brass buttplate, of "I 50", being company I of the 50th regiment ... too bad they didn't put the state initials as well! But given that Private Rowland and his regiment fought in every major battle with General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia, he had ample opportunity to acquire many captured US accouterments and this weapon. Private Rowland enlisted on March 15, 1862, and would fight hard with his brothers-in-arms in many battles, being severely wounded "in Richmond" in October of 1864, and then being inducted into the 28th's Roll of Honor. This was the means of the Army of Northern Virginia's (ordered by General Lee himself) by which each regiment could recognize the service, bravery, duty "above and beyond the call of duty" since the Confederate States government did not have medals to award their soldiers for bravery. Given his wounds, Columbus recuperated within a North Carolina hospital, and was detailed on "detached service in Charlotte, NC" as his records show. In that he was not with the 28th and Lee's army for the final, terrible retreat and surrender at Appomattox, no record of him taking any "oath of allegiance" or surrender exists, since he was back home in North Carolina ... and was thus able to bring home his rifle musket and fighting gear. His gravestone, near the Old Concord Road in Albemarle, North Carolina, is on the Coy Almond farm in a graveyard called "The Dan Furr Graveyard". The Rowland family is having the damaged stone repaired.

Private Henry Bundy, Company I, from Yadkin County, North Carolina enlisted on August 13, 1861.

Private Doctor E. "Calloway" Estep and Private Hardin "Hardy" Estep were brothers who served in Company B. Hardin died on the first day of Gettysburg.

Private Stanford Camp was killed in action on June 27, 1862 at the Battle of Gaines' Mill.

Private David Joseph Holt, Company K, gave the ultimate sacrifice for his Company, his Regiment, his State and his fellow soldiers on July 3rd, 1863 before the rock wall at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Lt. Colonel Thomas L. Lowe was wounded at Hanover Court House (also called Slash Church or Taliaferro Mill) when the regiment was cut off from the rest of the brigade on May 27th, 1862. He was taken to Cold Harbor were he died on June 11, 1862.

Private Noah Marshall Yount, Company C, was wounded at Chancellorsville and was present at Lee's surrender in April of 1865.

Private John Franklin Murphy, Company B, was captured at Gettyburg, sent to New York as a POW, returned to the regiment after being paroled, and served until he was retired due to wounds. He lost a leg which is what led to his "retirement".

Privates Cyrus P. Andrews, Thomas S. Andrews and Nathaniel K. Andrews, Company E, all died while serving in the regiment. Cyrus was Killed in Action at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, on June 28, 1862, Thomas died at Gordonsville, Virginia on September 30, 1862 and Nathaniel K. Andrews died at Winchester, Virginia on December 1, 1862. All were from Montgomery County, North Carolina.

gg Private Henry Conrad, Company C, enlisted at age 16 in Catawba County and was killed at age 19 on July 28, 1864 at Deep Bottom. The family has a memorial marker for him in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina where his brother, John Conrad (1841-1920), who served in the 32nd North Carolina, is also buried.

gg Private Alford McCarn Bean, Company F, of Yadkin County, enlisted at Camp Gregg, Virginia, at age 30. North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded in May of 1863.

gg Private Henry Franklin Poovey, Company C, fell at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863.

gg Private James Murphy, Company D, later in the conflict enlisted in the 12th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in October, 1864, was captured near Petersburg, Virginia on March 1, 1865, served about four months in a Union prison at Point Lookout, Maryland and was released on June 29, 1865.

gg Private William Henry Carpenter of Gaston County, North Carolina, enlisted in B Company on 30 July 1861. He was wounded, captured and exchanged at Hanover Court House in May 1862, wounded, captured and exchanged at Gettysburg in July 1863, and wounded again at The Wilderness in 1864 but died of dysentery in a military hospital in Richmond about ten days later.

gg Private Julius Alexander Poovey, Company C; Birth 25 Nov 1845 in Catawba, North Carolina; Death 11 Aug 1926 in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina. Enlisted in Company C, North Carolina 28th Infantry Regiment on 27 Jan 1863. Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA. Anecdotal narrative: Julius Alexander Poovey was in nearly every battle of note after his enlistment and was wounded twice, once at Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863 and then in the Wilderness Battle on May 3, 1864. After the Battle at Fuzzle's Mill, his captain Lineberger sent him out as a scout to learn what the enemy was doing. Going down though the thicket, he saw a Yankee slipping up toward him. He dodged behind a tree. When the Yankee got about eight steps of him, he cocked his gun, stepped out from behind the tree and took the Yankee prisoner. The Yankee had a very peculiar gun; it had a red stock and a very bright barrel. Poovey threw his gun away and adopted the Yankee's, prizing it very highly and kept it for a long time, finally losing it in a battle. After the surrender, he settled on his farm and ran a brick yard near Hickory, North Carolina.

gg Private Henry Franklin Poovey, Company C; Birth 9 Nov 1824 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; Death 3 July 1863 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Died on the battlefield at Gettysburg.

gg Private William Franklin Poovey, Company C; Birth Feb 1825 in Lincoln, Catawba, North Carolina; Death 6 Dec 1862 in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia. Died in Lynchburg hospital of typhoid fever.

gg Private Timothy Joyner, Company F, was wounded at Ox Hill in September of 1862 and died at home in June of 1863 in Yadkin couny. He was 42 years old. His widow Frances (Davis) Joyner applied for and received a pension.

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