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Brief History

17th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (1st Organization) [formerly the 7th Volunteers] was
assembled at Plymouth, North Carolina, in June, 1861. It surrendered on April 26, 1865, with the Army of Tennessee.[1] [2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1427 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - many men from Pasquotank County

Company B - many men from Hyde County

Company C - many men from Pitt County

Company D - many men from Hertford County

Company E - many men from Currituck County

Company F - many men from Martin County

Company G - many men from Martin County

Company H - many men from Washington County

Company I - many men from Perquimans County

Company K - many men from Beaufort County

Company L - many men from Perquimans County[3]

The information about the companies comes fromA Guide to Military Organizations
and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865


Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[4]

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992.FHL book 975 M2ss
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 March 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 6. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 6

 

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