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Brief History

  • The37th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at High Point, North Carolina in November 1861.It was reorganized in April 1862. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on 9 April 1865.[1]
  • "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3142 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 - "Ashe Beauregard Riflemen" - primarily from Ashe County

Company B - "Watauga Marksmen" - primarily from Watauga County 

Company C - "Meckelburg's Wide Awakes" - primarily from Mecklenburg County

Company D - "North Carolina Defenders" - primarily from Union County

Company E - "Watauga Minute Men" - primarily fromWatauga County

Company F - "Western Carolina Stars" - primarily from Wilkes County

Company G - "Alexander Soldiers" - primarily from Alexander County

Company H - "Gaston Blues" - primarily from

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Company I - "Mecklenburg Rifles" - primarily from Mecklenburg County

Company K - "Alleghany Tigers" - primarily from Alleghany County


The men in the units of the 37th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry were recuited in the counties of buncombe, Watauqa, Ashe, Mecklenburg, Wake, and Gaston.[1]

The above informantion came from North Carolina Civil War Regiments and Battles.

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[3]

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.
  • Birdsong, James C. (James Cook). Brief sketches of the North Carolina State troops : in the war between the states. (Raleigh, North Carolina : Josephus Daniels, 1894), FHL book 975.6 M2bj

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://thomaslegioncherokee.tripod.com/regiments.html
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 9. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol.9

 

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