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Name: James B Wooten , Enlistment Date: 27 April 1861 Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 27 April 1861 Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 May 1861 Enlisted in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 June 1861 Promoted to Full Private on 22 April 1862 (Reduced to ranks) Wounded on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD (Returned) Wounded on 05 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA (No further record) James B. Wooten (First_Last) Regiment Name 27 North Carolina Infantry Side Confederate Company D Soldier's Rank_In Sergeant Soldier's Rank_Out Private Film Number M230 roll 43 27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 27th Infantry Regiment was formed at New Bern, North Carolina, in June, 1861 as the 9th Regiment. Reorganized in September as the 17th, its designation was later changed to the 27th. Men of this unit were recruited in Orange, Guilford, Wayne, Pitt, Lenoir, Perquimans, and Jones counties. It was assigned to General R. Ransom's, J.G. Walker's, and Cooke's Brigade. After fighting at New Bern, the 27th saw action in the Seven Days' Battles and at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. During the spring and summer of 1863 it served in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in the Richmond area. The unit continued the fight at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and later endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the James River. It ended the war at Appomattox. It had 6 wounded at Malvern Hill, lost sixty-three percent of the 325 engaged at Sharpsburg, and had 2 killed and 13 wounded at Fredericksburg. Seventy percent of the 416 at Bristoe were disabled, and when the regiment surrendered, it had 9 officers and 103 men. The field officers were Colonels John R. Cooke, J.A. Gilmer, Jr , George B. Singeltary, John Sloan, and George F. Whitfield; Lieutenant Colonels R.W. Singeltary, Thomas C. Singeltary, and Joseph C. Webb; and Major Calvin Herring.