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Brief History

3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organization at Garysburg, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861. Mustered into Confederate service at Camp Howe, Virginia, on 31 August 1861 and 1 September 1861. It Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia  with 4 officers and 53 men on 9 April. 1865.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2896 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 Greene County

Company B - many men from Duplin County

Company C - many men from Cumberland County

Company D - many men from New Hanover County

Company E - many men from Onslow County

Company F - many men from New Hanover County

Company G - many men from Onslow County

Company H - many men from Bladen County

Company I - many men from Beaufort County

Company K - many men from New Hanover County[2]

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

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.
  • Metts, James I. Longstreet's charge at Gettysburg, Pa. : Pickett's, Pettigrew's and Trimble's divisions. Historical essay. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082566
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed March 23 20110

 

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