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Brief History

41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry Was organized at Kinston, North Carolina, during the fall of 1862. It surrendered at Appomattox February, 1864.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2021 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 -"Rebel Rangers" - many men from New Hanover County

COMPANY B - "Gatlin Dragoons" - many men from Onslow County

COMPANY C - "Caswell Rangers" - many men from Caswell County

COMPANY D - "Highland Rangers" - many men from Harnett County

COMPANY E - "Macon Mounted Guards" -many men from Lenoir County and Craven County

COMPANY F - "Davis Dragoons" - many men from Burke County

COMPANY G, - "Scotland Neck Mounted Riflemen" - many men from Halifax County

COMPANY H - "Humphrey Troops"  many men from Onslow_County,_North_Carolina

COMPANY I - "Wake Rangers" - meny men from Wake County

COMPANY K - "Clark Skirmishers" - many men from MartinCounty and Washington County[2]

The above information about the companies comes from 3rd NC Cavalry - 41st Regiment NCT



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. 3rd NC Cavalry - 41st Regiment NCT, (accessed 9 March 2011)

 

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