North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1863|
Enlisted in Co. F, 1st Vol. NC Inf. Regt. on 5 Jul 1861 at Hertford Co., NC. The regiment won distinctive honor when it fought and won the first battle of the war at Big Bethel, Virginia. This unit was reorganized in Nov 1861 becoming the 11th NC Regt., and adopted the title "Bethel Regt.". They also fought at Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, the Wilderness, Petersburg, and at the end, along the retreat to Appomattox.
A report in the North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, on 5 Aug 1863 stated "This gallant regiment certainly one of the finest in the South, was terribly torn to pieces at Gettysburg."
At Gettysburg, the order of battle for this unit of the Army of Northern Virginia was: Third Corps (commanded by Lt. Gen. A. P. Hill), Heth's Division, Pettigrew's Brigade. Pettigrew's Brigade consisted of the 11th, 26th, 47th and 52nd NC Inf. It had about 2000 troops present when it arrived at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863; and sustained about 1,405 casualties over the 3 day battle.
Pvt. Huson was mustered out upon his death on 2 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Co. F, 1 NC Inf., CSA
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Record added: Mar 15, 2008
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