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Brief History

13th Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery was organized in December, 1863, with six companies. Companies A, B, C, D, and E were assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, and fought at Bentonville. They surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Company F (Branch Artillery) served with the Army of Northern Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1336 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 - Was Company D and the North Carolinians in Company B, 12th Battaliion Virginia Light Artillery until 4 November 1863. -    See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 550-558.

Company B - Was 2nd Company B, 36th North Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery), until 4 November 1863. - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 558-567.

Company C - Was 1st Company C, 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Caroliina Artillery) until 4 November 1863. - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 567-576.

Company D - Was 2nd Company G, 36th Regiment north Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery) until 4 November 1863. - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 576-585.

Company E - Was 2nd Company G, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops (3rd Regiment North Carolina artillery) until 4 November. - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 585-594.

Company F - Was 1st Company H, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops (3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery) until 4 November 1863. - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 594-604.

The above 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.
  • Weaver, Jeffrey C. Branch, Harrington and Staunton Hill Artillery. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1997), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 125.

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 1. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 1

 

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