1st Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel Jarrett Norfleet Harrell

1st Regiment N.C. State Troops

Jarrett Norfleet Harrell , a merchant of Murfreesboro,Hertford County, was appointed captain of the “Hertford Grays,” subsequently Company F, 1st Regiment N.C. State Troops, in May 1861. He was wounded in the breast at the Battle of Chancellorsville and subsequently promoted to major and lieutenant colonel of the 1st North Carolina (July 29 and December 14, 1863, respectively). He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864, and was imprisoned at Fort Delaware, Delaware, and Hilton Head, South Carolina until he took the Oath of Allegiance and was released on July 24, 1865. Harrell was remembered as a man of “splendid appearance, weight 240, very erect and broad shouldered and stood about six feet three.”

Harrell (January 24, 1824-November 4, 1892) is buried in the Southall-Lawrence Family Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Hertford County.

Image: Half-plate ambrotype. Provenance Richard Ferry Military Antiques; Fred D. Taylor Collection; now in the Liljenquist Collection, Library of Congress.

Source Note:
Manarin et. al., North Carolina Troops, 3:141, 155, 201, 671, 686 ; Murfreesboro Index, November 11, 1892; service record files of Jarrett N. Harrell, 1st Regiment N.C. State Troops, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from the State of North Carolina (M270), RG109, NA; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Harrell&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1892&GSdyrel=in&GSst=29&GScnty=1696&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=35328241&df=all&