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Brief History

1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at the race track near Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina, during the spring of 1861. It surrendered 10 officers and 61 men in April, 1865.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2898 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 - "Albemarle Guards" - many men from Chowan County

Company B - "Wilkes Volunteers" - many men from Wilkes County

Company C - "Lillington Rifle Guards" - many men from Harnett County

Company D - many men from Lincoln County and Orange County

Company E - many men from New Hanover County

Company F - "Hertford Greys" - many men from Hertford County

Company G - "Washington Volunteers" - many men from Washington County

Company H - many men from Martin County

Company I - " Wake Light Infantry" - many men from Wake County

Company K - many men from Halifax County

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[2]

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.
  • Leon, L. (Louis). Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate soldier. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082563
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.
  • Sherrill, Miles O. A soldier's story : prison life and other incidents in the war of 1861-'65. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Collection

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2

 

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