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Collection Number: 05090-z

Collection Title: Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, 21st. Order Book, 1861-1864

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Abstract The 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America was organized in Danville, Va., on 18 June 1861 as the 11th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. The designation was changed to the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment in November 1861. William W. Kirkland of Orange County, N.C., was elected colonel on 3 July 1861. The Regiment was part of the Army of Northern Virginia. The collection consists of an order book with entries, 12 July 1861-6 April 1864. Orders were issued by Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, J. E. Johnston, I. G. Trimble, G. B. Crittenden, J. A. Early, R. S. Ewell, G. W. Smith, Stonewall Jackson, the secretary of war, and others. Orders concern troop movements, camp life, discharges, furloughs, and supplies, among other things. Included are Lee's outline of the Confederate victory at Manassas, Va., and Beauregard's order concerning General Butler's treatment of women in New Orleans, La. There are also records of articles passed by the Confederate government and announcements of days of fasting and prayer issued by Jefferson Davis.
Creator Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, 21st.
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, 21st. Order Book #5090-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available (M-5090/1).
Provenance
Received from the Minnesota Historical Society in March 2002 (Acc. 99206).
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The 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America was organized in Danville, Va., on 18 June 1861 as the 11th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. It was composed of twelve companies. The designation was changed to the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment in November 1861. William W. Kirkland of Orange County, N.C., was elected colonel on 3 July 1861. The Regiment was part of the Army of Northern Virginia and saw action in numerous campaigns. Members of the 21st Regiment were paroled on 12 April 1865, following the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on 6 April 1865.

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The collection consists of an order book with entries, 12 July 1861-6 April 1864 for the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Orders were issued by Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, J. E. Johnston, I. G. Trimble, G. B. Crittenden, J. A. Early, R. S. Ewell, G. W. Smith, Stonewall Jackson, the secretary of war, and others. Orders concern troop movements, camp life, discharges, furloughs, and supplies, among other things. Included are Lee's outline of the Confederate victory at Manassas, Va., and Beauregard's order concerning General Butler's treatment of women in New Orleans, La. There are also records of articles passed by the Confederate government and announcements of days of fasting and prayer issued by Jefferson Davis.

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The collection consists of an order book with entries, 12 July 1861-6 April 1864 for the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Orders were issued by Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, J. E. Johnston, I. G. Trimble, G. B. Crittenden, J. A. Early, R. S. Ewell, G. W. Smith, Stonewall Jackson, the secretary of war, and others. Orders concern troop movements, camp life, discharges, furloughs, and supplies, among other things. Included are Lee's outline of the Confederate victory at Manassas, Va., and Beauregard's order concerning General Butler's treatment of women in New Orleans, La. There are also records of articles passed by the Confederate government and announcements of days of fasting and prayer issued by Jefferson Davis.

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Order book, 1861-1864 #05090-z, Series: "Order Book, 1861-1864." Folder 1

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