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Silas Lorenza Earnhardt (b. 01 Jan 1843, d. 24 Oct 1902)Silas Lorenza Earnhardt (son of Silas Earnhardt and Caroline Goodman) was born 01 Jan 1843 in Salisbury, Rowan County, and died 24 Oct 1902 in Union County, Illinois.He married Catherine Amanda Shuping.
Notes for Silas Lorenza Earnhardt:
He served in the Civil War.Enlisted 8/21/1861.Was in 7th NC Regiment and served the entire war.Was captured on7/3/1863 at Gettysburg.He was in Picket's charge at Gettysburg - made it clear through into the pit under the guns and was captured and afterwards exchanged.Lorenza had no children but was successful in worldly affairs and a Christian.Lorenza went to Illinois, before Carl Nathaniel in a wagon.
Lorenza was in for the duration of the war. In hospital in the battle of Gettsburg-got hung in a fence when he charged up the hill, later got on top of the hill, just in time to be captured.
7th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
7th Infantry Regiment State Troops was organized at Camp Mason, near Graham, North Carolina, in August, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Iredell, Alexander, Cabarrus, Rowan, New Hanover, Mecklenburg, Nash , and Wake. The unit took an active part in the fight at New Bern, then moved t o Virginia. It was assigned to General Branch's, Law's, and Lane's Brigade, Arm y of Northern Virginia. After fighting at Hanover Court House, it participated in the various campaigns of the army from the Seven Day Battles to Cold Harbor , then was involved in the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River. The regiment sustained 51 casualties at New Bern, 253 out of the 450 engaged d during the Seven Days' Battles, 69 at Second Manassas and Ox Hill, 52 at Sharpsburg, and 86 at Fredericksburg. There were 37 killed and 127 wounded at Chancellorsville, and of the 291 in action at Gettysburg, thirty-one percent were disabled. It lost 5 killed, 62 wounded, and 37 missing at The Wilderness and 11 killed and 28 wounded at Spotsylvania. On February 26, 1865, the unit was sent to North Carolina where it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee with 13 officers and 139 men. A detachment surrendered at Appomattox with 1 officer and 18 men. The field officers were Reuben P. Campbell, William L. Davidson, and Edward G. Haywood; Lieutenant Colonel Junius L. Hill; and Majors Edward D. Hall, James G. Harris, Robert B. McRae, John M. Turner, and Robert S. Young.