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Brief History

49th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized in March, 1862, at Garysburg, North Carolina. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865, 11 officers and 95 men.[1][2]

For more information on the history of the 49th North Carolina Infantry, see the following:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2241 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 McDowell County and Rutherford County 

1st Company B - "Chatham Cossacks" - many men from Chatham County 

2nd Company B - "Cleveland Mountain Boys" - meny men from Cleveland County

Company C - many men from Rowan County

Company D - many men from  Moore County 

Company E - many men from Iredell County 

Company F - "Mechlenburg Guards" - many men from Mecklenburg County 

Company G - "King Moountain Tigers" - many men from Cleveland County

Company H - "Gaston Rangers" - many men from Gaston County 

Company I - "Catawba Marksmen" - many men from Catawba County

Company K - "Pleasant Home Guards" - many men from Lincoln County and Gaston County[3]
The information about the companies comes from  A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[4]

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.
  • Walter Clark.Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65 ( Nash Brothers, Book and Job Printers, Goldsboro, N.C., 1901). Internet Archive.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992.FHL book 975 M2ss
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 30 March 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 12. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 12

 

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