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Brief History

The North Carolina 2nd Artillery Regiment also know as, The 36th Regiment Volunteers also know as "The Cape Fear Regiment" was originally organized in 1861. State Adjutant General reported six companies had been assigned, but no regimental officers were comissioned. The orginal six companies were 1st Company A, 1st Company B, 1st Company C, 1st Company D, Company E, and Company F. Other companies were added to the regiment during the winter of 1861-1862, while some already assigned were reassigned to other organizations. It was not until May, 1862 that the regiment was offcially organized. Its companies were from the counties of Sampson, Cumberland, New Hanover, Columbus, Halifax, Brunswick, and Bladen. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee 26 April 1865.[1][2]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[3]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3816 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 (1st) -  "Wilmington Horse Artillery" - many men from New Hanover County -
See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 174-184.

Company A (2nd) - "King Artillery" - mustered into Confederate States service at Fort Caswell, Brunswick County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, vol1, page 184-198.

Company B (1st) - "Bladen Guards" - Complete service records will be found in the roster of company K, 18th Regiment North Carolina Troops (8th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers).

Company B (2nd) - "13th Light Artillery Battalion" - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 198-207.

Company B (3rd) - "Bladen Stars" - mustered into Confederate Service at Wilmington, New Hanover Coounty - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 207-218.

Company C (1st) - "Cape Fear Light Artillery" - mustered into Confederate service at Wilmington, New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page218-225.

Company C (2nd) - "Blocker's Artillery" - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1,  page225-236.

Company D (1st) - "Scotch Greys" - On 12 May 1862 this company became a part of the 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops (2rd Regiment North Carolina artillery), See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 373.

Company D (2nd) - "Anderson Artillery" - -mustered in at Wilmington, New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol1, page 236-246.

Company E - "Columbus Artillery" - mustered in at Wilmington, New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol1, page 246-256.

Company F - "Pamilico Artillery" - enlisted at Halifax County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 256-268.

Company G (1st) - " Captain Benjamin Lucraft's unattached company of North Carolina Artillery" - enlisted in Carteret County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1,  page 269-272.

Company G (2nd) - "Kennedy Artillery" - enlisted in Beaufort County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 272-280.

Company G (3rd) - "Lamb Artillery"  - enlisted in Brunswick County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 280-290.

Company H - "Clarendon Guards" - enlisted in Bladen County and New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol1, page 290-300.

Company I (1st) - "Herring Artillery" -  See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol1, page 300-313.

Company I (2nd) - "Bladen Artillery" - enlisted in Bladed County - many men from Bladen County and New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 313- 325. 

Company K - "Brunswick Artillery" - enlisted in Brunswick County - many men from Brunswick County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, page 325-334.

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.

References

  1. The Civil War in North Carolina 2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery, (accessed 24 March 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  3. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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