23rd. North Carolina Troops Company D
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The Men of the Pee Dee Guards.


Soloman Mclean
23rd. N.C.T. Co. D
Soloman enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 30, 1861, in Rockingham N.C.
He was wounded at Malvern Hill in Va. in 1862. The nature of his wound is unknown, but his quick recovery was evident in a letter back home. He wrote"The Yankees are advancing toward Richmond. They say they will have Richmond or Hell is their home and I fear Hell will be their home before they get it. God grant them a better place, for it will be bad for them to miss Richmond and get Hell."
  He was wounded again at the Battle of Winchester Sept. 19, 1864.
   His brother Hugh Mclean was also in Co. D. He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. He returned for active duty and was wounded and captured at Gettysburg.on July 1, 1863.
  He was taken prisoner and confined at Fort Delaware, where he was transferred to Point Lookout Md.There he died on Jan 13, 1864.

Pictures and stories of Co. D. 23rd. N.C.T.

Sgt. Major John Calvin Ussery

Enlisted on May 30, 1861 at the age of 22. Captured at the battle of Seven Pines and presumed dead. His family was notified as such. He was promoted to Sgt. Major in the early part of 1864. He was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse and returned to duty in Dec. 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox.

Sent in by John ussery.

Evander McDonald
Enlisted at the age of 24 on May 30, 1861. Mustered in as a Pvt. and elected to 2nd. Lt. Wounded at Seven Pines. Returned to duty. Wounded at Chancellorsville in the elbow and body. Dropped from the role in 1864.
William A. McKethan
Enlisted at the age of 21 August 11, 1861. He was the first man from Co. D killed in battle. He was killed at the battle of Seven Pines. on May 31, 1862.
By Dewey McRae


Photo and picture sent in by James M. Thompson Jr.
Great- Great Grandson

My Great-Great Grandfather: 
Jackson Alexander Howard
B- 08 December 1843    
D-25 January 1930  Mooresville, Iredell County, NC.

Pvt. Jackson Howard                                                                                                                                                                                     23rd NC Co K

ENLISTED AUGUST 20, 1862                                                                                                                                                                              WOUNDED CHANCELLORSVILLE                                                                                                                                  Residence: Lincoln County, North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                            Enlistment Date: 20 Aug 1862                                                                                                                                           Enlistment Place: Iredell County, North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                                    Side Served: Confederacy                                                                                                                                                        State Served: North Carolina                                                                                                                                                  Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 August 1862 at the age of 19.                                                                                  Enlisted in Company K, 23rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 Aug 1862.



Pvt Christopher C. Crouch

Pvt. Christopher Crouch enlisted on May 30, 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 27, 1862. He returned to duty and was again wounded at South Mountain on Sept. 14, 1862. He was captured at the "Bloody Angle" while engaged in the hand to hand fighting at the battle of Spottsylvania. He was confined at Point Lookout Md. He was paroled on May 12, 1865. He died on Oct. 20,1914.
Sent in by Charles Purser, His Great Grandson

Capt. Alexander T. Cole

Enlisted at the age of 21 on May 30, 1861. Mustered in as Sgt. but was reduced to Pvt. on Sept. 10, 1861.Elected Capt. on May 10, 1862.He was struck by seven bullets at or near Malvern Hill Va.Wounded at Sharpsburg Sept. 17, 1862. Wounded in the foot at Chancellorsville. He was captured while being taken to the rear.Confined at Washington and paroled May 18 1863. Captured at Spotsylvania Court House May 10, 1864.Confined at Fort Delaware and taken to Hilton Head Island on Nov. 19, 1864. Taken back to Fort Delaware on March 1 ,1865. Released on June 8, 1865, after taking the oath of allegiance.

Clarks Regiments states'Too few if any, of all the sons of the south was given to endure more and suffer more in her defense than this gallant officer".

His gandson 'still living at the age of 91' still remembers him talking about the war.He still had a bullet in his hip when he died.

Sent in by Jack Blackney.

James H. Chappell
Enlisted at the age of 21. Mustered in as a private and was elected as 2nd. Lt.Then he was promoted to 1st. Lt.Wounded at Gaines Mill. Returned and was wounded at South Mountain. He was severly wounded at Gettysburg and taken prisoner. Confined at Johnson's Island Ohio. Tranfered to City Point Va. and died of old wounds.
Parks Chappell
Enlisted at 19. Brother to James Chappell. Captured at Seven Pines. Exchanged and returned to duty.Captured at Gettysburg while tending to his brother James who was wounded. Sent to James Island N.Y. He was paroled and returned to duty. Wounded and captured at Winchester Va. He had his right arm amputated. Died in 1890.
Sent in by Mark McKenzie.

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