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Brief History

1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves was formed in July, 1864, at Weldon, North Carolina, by consolidating the 1st and 6th Junior Reserves Battalions which had just been organized.It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1800 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 Nash County and Warren County

Company B - many men from Granville County

Company C - many men from Davidson County

Company D - many men from Wake County

Company E - many men from Montgomery County and Moore County

Company F - many men from Randolph County

Company G - many men from Stanly County and Caswell County

Company H - many men from Chatham County

Company I - many men from Orange County and Anson County

Company K - many men from Martin County, Northampton County, and Hertford 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Brown, Matthew M and Coffey, Michael W.North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 17. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 17

 

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