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North Carolina 3rd Artillery, Battery D (Confederate)

01 Jan 1861

North Carolina 3rd Artillery, Battery D organized.

13 Mar 1863

Participated in the Battle of Fort Anderson at Craven County, North Carolina.

13 Jan 1865

Participated in the Battle of Second Fort Fisher at New Hanover County, North Carolina.

The Battle of Second Fort Fisher
The Battle of Second Fort Fisher

By January 1865, Fort Fisher on the North Carolina shore was the last coastal stronghold of the Confederacy. The fort protected blockade running vessels entering and departing Wilmington, the South's last open seaport on the Atlantic coast. Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry was placed in command of a Provisional Corps from the Army of the James, and was supported by a Navy and Marine Corps force of nearly 60 vessels under Rear Adm. David D. Porter. Terry's orders were to renew operations against the fort that had fai… Read More

19 Mar 1865

Participated in the Battle of Bentonville at Bentonville, NC.

The Battle of Bentonville
The Battle of Bentonville

After his march to the sea, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman headed north in early 1865 to unite with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army in Virginia. Only Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston’s army stood between Sherman and Grant. After briefly blocking Sherman’s advance at Averasboro, North Carolina on March 16, Johnston struck Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum's wing of Sherman’s army near Bentonville on March 19. The Confederates ran into stiff resistance, as Slocum established a defensive position. Johnston's assaults con… Read More

26 Apr 1865

North Carolina 3rd Artillery, Battery D mustered out.