Hugh Hunter

Contributed by: Roy Hunter

Hugh Hunter (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 35 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate 
Company H also Co "A"
Soldier's Rank_In Private 
Soldier's Rank_Out Private 

35th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

35th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in November, 1861, at Camp 
Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Its members were raised in the counties 
of Mecklenburg, Onslow, McDowell, Moore, Chatham, Person, Union, Henderson, 
Wayne, and Catawba. After fighting at New Bern, the regiment was ordered to 
Virginia and assigned to General R. Ransom's and M.W. Ransom's Brigade. It 
participated in the difficult campaings of the Army of Northern Virginia from the 
Seven Days' Battles to Fredericksburg. Ordered back to North Carolina, it fought 
at Boon's Mill and Plymouth, then returned to Virginia in May, 1864. The 35th saw 
action at Drewry's Bluff, endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the 
James River, and ended the war at Appomattox. This unit sustained 127 casualties 
at Malvern Hill, 25 in the Maryland Campaign, 29 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at 
Plymouth. Many were disabled at Saylor's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered 
5 officers and 111 men. The field officers were Colonels James T. Johnson, John G. 
Jones, Matthew W. Ransom, and James Sinclair; Lieutenant Colonels M.D. Craton, 
Oliver C. Petway, and Simon B. Taylor; and Majors John M. Kelly and Robert E. Petty. 

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