John E. Hunter

Contributed by: Roy Hunter

Son of Hosea Hunter and Celia Bostick.

John E. Hunter (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate 
Company B 
Soldier's Rank_In Private 
Soldier's Rank_Out Private 

3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

3rd Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its organization at Garysburg, 
North Carolina, in May, 1861. The men were from Wilmington and the counties 
of Green, Duplin, Cumberland, Onslow, Bladen, New Hanover, and Beaufort. 
During July part of the regiment moved to Richmond, Virginia, then was joined 
by the remaining companies some weeks later. After serving in the Department 
of Northern Virginia and the Department of North Carolina, it was attached to 
General Ripley's, Colston's, Steuart's, and Cox's Brigade. The 3rd fought on 
many battlefields of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, 
marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox. 
It reported 46 casualties at Beaver Dam Creek , 80 at Malvern Hill, 253 at Sharpsburg, 
3 at Fredericksburg, and 179 at Chancellorsville. The unit lost 4 killed and 10 wounded 
at Second Winchester, forty percent of the 548 engaged at Gettysburg , and 7 killed 
and 65 wounded during the Mine Run Campaign. It surrendered with 4 officers and 
53 men in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William L. DeRosset, Gaston 
Meares, and Stephen D. Thruston; Lieutenant Colonels Robert H. Cowan, William M. 
Parsley, and Edward Savage; and Major William T. Ennett. 

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