Contributed by: Robin Moore
Tully Williamson Orr b.1815 NHC d.April 1892 married Mary M. Motte NC Troops A Roster, 1861 - 1865 Vol. lll page 175; 1st Regt., Co. C.: "ORR, TULLEY W., Private Born in New Hanover County where he resided as a cooper and enlisted at age 47, June 11, 1861, for the war. Present or accounted for until discharged on June 12, 1861." (I was told that he was discharged the day after he enlisted because at 47 he was considered too old but I'm not too sure if that's correct or not. Evidently he tried again less than a year later and was kept.) Tulley W. Orr (First_Last) Regiment Name 1 North Carolina Infantry. Side Confederate Company C Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 29 Name: Tulley W Orr , Residence: New Hanover County, North Carolina Occupation: Cooper Enlistment Date: 11 June 1861 Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 June 1861 at the age of 47 Enlisted in Company C, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 11 June 1861. Discharged Company C, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 12 June 1861 Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; Enlistment date: 11 June 1861.. 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 1st Infantry Regiment State Troops was organized at the race track near Warrenton, North Carolina, during the spring of 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Chowan, Wilkes, New Hanover, Orange, Lincoln, Hertford, Northampton, Washington, Martin, Wake, and Halifax. In July it was mustered into Confederate service with more than 1,500 officers and men and ordered to Virginia. The regiment was brigaded under General Ripley, Colston, Steuart, and Cox. It participated in the campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and shared in the Appomattox operations. This unit reported 142 casualties at Mechanicsville, 75 at Malvern Hill, 160 at South Mountain and Sharpsburg, and 15 at Fredericksburg. It lost 34 killed and 83 wounded at Chancellorsville and forty percent of the 377 at Gettysburg. It surrendered 10 officers and 61 men in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Hamilton A. Brown, John A. McDowell, and Montfort S. Stokes; Lieutenant Colonels Jarrett N. Harrell and Matthew W. Ransom; and Majors James S. Hines, L.C. Latham, and Tristim L. Skinner. NC Troops A Roster, 1861 - 1865 Vol xll, page 284-285; 51st Regt., Co. A. "ORR, TURLEY W., Private Born in New Hanover County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in New Hanover County at age 48, March 14, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right hip at or near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, on or about May 15, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Furloughed for thirty days on October 6, 1864. Reported absent without leave on or about November 5, 1864." Turley W. Orr (First_Last) Regiment Name 51 North Carolina Infantry. Side Confederate Company A Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 29 Name: Turley W Orr , Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 14 March 1862 Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Hospitalized at Richmond, VA Enlisted as a Private on 14 March 1862 at the age of 48 Enlisted in Company A, 51st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 19 April 1862. Wounded on 15 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA Furloughed on 06 October 1864 (30 days) Absent, without leave on 05 November 1864 Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; Enlistment date: 14 March 1862.. 51st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 51st Infantry Regiment was organized at Wilmington, North Carolina, in April, 1862, with men recruited in the counties of Cumberland, Sampson, Duplin, Columbus, Robeson, and New Hanover. It was assigned to General Clingman's Brigade and served under him for the duration of the war. After fighting at Goldsboro, it moved to the Charleston area and was prominent in the defense of Battery Wagner. The 51st was then ordered to Virginia, participated in the battles at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, and endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River. Returning to North Carolina, it saw action at Bentonville. On July 18, 1863, this regiment lost 16 killed and 52 wounded at Battery Wagner and in August contained 374 effectives. In May, 1864, it contained 1,100 men, and in October there were 145 present. During that time the 51st lost in killed and wounded 160 at Drewry's Bluff, 194 at Cold Harbor, and 104 at Fort Harrison. Very few surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels John L. Cantwell and Hector McKethan, Lieutenant Colonels William A. Allen and Caleb B. Hobson, and Major James R. McDonald.