11th North Carolina Infantry loses 93 at Falling Waters

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The fight at Falling Waters, MD ended the Gettysburg campaign.

The fight at Falling Waters, MD ended the Gettysburg campaign.

 

The 11th North Carolina regiment marched away from Gettysburg with less than 300 soldiers, having lost over 350 men in that pivotal battle.

The regiment’s colonel, Collett Leventhorpe was gone, having been wounded on July 1st, and then captured on July 5th when his ambulance was captured by Union cavalry strikes against the Confederate’s 17-mile-long, wounded-filled, wagon train.

The 11th’s second-in-command, Maj. Egbert Ross was dead, killed on July 1st, and the next-in-seniority, Cpt. Mark Armfield was wounded and captured during Pickett’s Charge.

Command of the regiment then fell to the 32-year-old, Cpt. Frank Bird, who had 285 men and just 5 officers as the formation marched away from Gettysburg.

The Confederate army was trapped for several days at Williamsport, MD by heavy rains which raised the Potomac River’s depths, preventing crossing at its fords. A temporary pontoon bridge was built to cross the Potomac at Falling Waters and Lee’s army crossed while Maj. Gen. Henry Heth’s division fought a rear guard action against aggressive cavalry forces commanded by Brig. Gen. John Buford and Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick.

When the Federal cavalry flanked Heth’s brigades the Confederates retreated towards the pontoon bridge, but over 500 Southern infantrymen were captured. The 11th North Carolina lost 93 men at Falling Waters. Their names are included below:

Falling Waters, MD

July 14, 1863

Casualties*

93 = 1 Killed, 6 Wounded, 1 Wounded & Captured, 85 Captured

Unit Rank Name Remarks
Co. A  Sgt. Sims, James M. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A  Cpl. Ruddick, Theo C. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A  Pvt. Blakeley, James J. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A   Pvt. Earnhart, S. O. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A   Pvt. Groves, Robert A. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A   Pvt. Henderson, Thomas M. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A   Pvt. Jenkins, Jacob Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. A   Pvt. McGinn, Robert F. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B 1st Lt. Parks, Thomas Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B  Cpl. Galloway, H. H. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Andrews, James Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD.
Co. B   Pvt. Bowman, Jacob Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD.
Co. B   Pvt. Brewer, William Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Causby, David A. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Clark, John M. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Courtney, James Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Crawley, J. W. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Griffin, David Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Griffin, James Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Harris, Lewis B. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Morgan, Perry W. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Parks, James Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Pearson, Thomas Wounded (slightly), 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD.
Co. B   Pvt. Perry, Alfred Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Shuffler, Harvey Killed, 7/7/63 at Williamsport, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Shuffler, Sidney Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Shuffler, William Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Singleton, Silas S. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Smith, Alva Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Smith, Henry Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. B   Pvt. Smith, James C. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C  Sgt. Todd, William H. Wounded (left thigh), 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C  Cpl. Adams, James H. Wounded (left hand), 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. Byrum, Reuben L. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. Casper, James H. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. Jackson, Joseph Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. King, Joseph Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. Parker, John H. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. C   Pvt. Skiles, Robert Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D 1st Sgt. Brittain, O. Joseph Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D  Sgt. Black, Samuel J. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Benfield, Thomas W. Wounded (thigh), 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Blue, David Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Brittain, Julius T. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Cook, John D. Wounded (left cheek), 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Fair, Hezekiah Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Huffman, Abraham Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Johnson, John, W. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Mace, Abraham Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Miller, Marshall (Mack) Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Poteet, John Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Taylor, Charles Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Whisenhunt, Benjamin R. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Williams, Moulton Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. D   Pvt. Williams, William M. Wounded, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. E   Pvt. Jameson, Jones W. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters MD
Co. E   Pvt. McCorkle, Hugh P. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. E   Pvt. McLure, Cyrus A. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F  Sgt. Mardre, Nathaniel Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F  Cpl. Creecy, James E. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F   Pvt. Bagley, Thomas C. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F   Pvt. Bateman, Timothy C. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F   Pvt. Forehand, Adam Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F   Pvt. Goodwin, Benjamin F. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. F   Pvt. White, Robert Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. G   Pvt. Cheek, John A. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. G   Pvt. Daniel, Robert Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. G   Pvt. Jolly, William Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. G   Pvt. King, Rufus Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. G   Pvt. Reeves, Edward Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. G   Pvt. Sparrow, William T. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. G   Pvt. Whitaker, Thomas J. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. H  Sgt. Caldwell, John S. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. H   Pvt. Cooper, James M. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. H   Pvt. Knox, William H. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. H   Pvt.  Mincey, Wiley Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. H   Pvt. Smith, Thomas J. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. I   Pvt. Boyles, Joseph Wounded (left arm) and captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. I   Pvt. Huss, John Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. I   Pvt. Jetton, Taylor B. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. I   Pvt. Rinck, Daniel Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. I   Pvt. Shull, Anthony Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters, MD
Co. K   Pvt. Bartlett, James P. Captured, 7/6/63 at Williamsport, MD
Co. K   Pvt. Cordell, James M. Captured, 7/6/63 at Williamsport, MD
Co. K   Pvt. Goodson, Thomas Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Hall, John P. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Kyles, James Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Morris, Charles Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Morris, Cornelius Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Poor, William H. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Powers, James R. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Roberts, Martin P. Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters
Co. K   Pvt. Watkins, Uriah Preston Captured, 7/14/63 at Falling Waters

 

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One Response to
“11th North Carolina Infantry loses 93 at Falling Waters”

  • Eric Evenson says: July 4th, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Mr. Venner, My great uncle, James W. Jamison of Mecklenburg county was captured at Falling Waters on July 14, 1863. Just a correction in the spelling. It has been misspelled in subsequent efforts to recopy original records. Eric Evenson, eric.evenson@yahoo.com

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