A Confederate soldier standing barefoot, in tattered trousers, coatless and hatless, with an Enfield rifle on his shoulder, and his cartridge box full, was as brave a man as ever met any enemy on any field of battle in any country, or in any age.”

-Captain B. F. Dixon, 49th Regiment NCT

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Click HERE to visit an older website about the 51st Regiment North Carolina Troops.


1/8/2023: updated service records for William Beasley, Samuel Chinnis, James Lippitt, Thomas Lippitt, Henry Rockwell, and Joseph Sellers

1/5/2023: published article containing summaries of letters written by Private John J. Wilson, Company B. Click HERE to read the post.

December, 2022: updated service records for Walter Bell, William Best, Joseph Boon, John Boyette, John Brinson, William Carroll, George Daffron, Anchram Evans, Jacob Evans, Chestnutt Ezzell, Lewis Ezzell, William Gavin, Isaac Herring, Thomas Herring, Caleb Hobson, Joseph Jackson, William Littlejohn, John Malloy, William Murphy, Absalom Phillips, Edward Southerland, Lemuel Sullivan, John Swinson, Giles Thompson, John Wilson, and William Wilson. Added burial locations for Walter Bell and Anchram & Jacob Evans.

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This site contains all you ever wanted to know about the 51st Regiment North Carolina Troops. Here, you will find the history of the unit, a full roster of the Fifty-First’s soldiers, descriptions of the battles the regiment fought, and tidbits about the men who served with the 51st Regiment. Much of the information contained on this site is extracted from The Honor of the State, a book about the 51st North Carolina.

Available on Amazon: paperback: $14.95; Kindle eBook: $4.00

But this site isn’t solely about the 51st North Carolina. It provides information about how North Carolina organized and managed its military units during the Civil War, hardships experienced by Tar Heel civilians on the home front, descriptions of other regiments, both Confederate and Union, that fought alongside or against the Fifty-First, and profiles of prominent people of the time. The blog contains a wide variety of articles about various Civil War topics.

We welcome contributions from anyone who wants to share information they have about the Civil War, any unit, any state.

New content should be added monthly. Keep checking back once a month to see what’s new. Click HERE to be notified when new content is added.

Trousers and socks worn by John J. Tew, Company K. On display at the Texas Civil War Museum in Ft. Worth.

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