George W. F. Woodcock

This information is contributed by Cheryl Rachels

George W. F. Woodcock was born in New Hanover County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting on the lower Black River at age 24,May 17,1861.

Mustered in as a Private in the 18th Regiment North Carolina Infantry, Company E.

Present and accounted for until wounded in the leg at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.

Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862, and was wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

Returned to duty in March and was promoted to Sergeant on June 1, 1863.

Wounded in the shoulder and captured at Gettysburg, Pa., July 13, 1863.

Confined at Fort Delaware, until paroled and transfered to City Point, Va, where he was received on August 1, 1863 for exchange.

Wounded in the left hand at Fussell's Mill, Virginia on August 16, 1864.

Captued at or near Petersburg, Va. April 2, 1865.Confined at Point Lookout, until released on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

Company E was known as the "Moore's Creek Riflemen".

He is buried at Bellevue Cemetery, Plot:Section I, Lot 13.


George W. F. Woodcock
Regiment Name 18 North Carolina Infantry.
Side Confederate
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Sergeant
Film Number M230 roll 43

Regiment Information:

18th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

18th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 8th Volunteers, was organized at Camp Wyatt, near Carolina Beach, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its members were from Wilmington and the counties of Robeson, New Hanover, Bladen, Columbus, and Richmond. It moved to South Carolina, returned to North Carolina, then in the spring of 1862 proceeded to Virginia. The 18th served in General Branch's and Lane's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. After fighting at Hanover Court House, it participated in various conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the trenches of Petersburg south of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox. This unit was organized with 1,100 men, lost fifty-seven percent of the 396 engaged during the Seven Days' Battles, and reported 14 casualties at Cedar Mountain and 12 at Second Manassas. There were 13 killed and 77 wounded at Fredericksburg and 30 killed and 96 wounded at Chancellorsville. Of the 346 in action at Gettysburg, about twenty-five percent were disabled. It surrendered 12 officers and 81 men. The field officers were Colonels John D. Barry, Robert H. Cowan, Thomas J. Purdie, and James D. Radcliffe; Lieutenant Colonels Forney George, John W. McGill, and Oliver P. Meares; and Majors George Tait and Thomas J. Wooten.

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

George W. F. Woodcock headstone

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