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Brief History

59th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops was formed during August, 1862 at Garysburg, North Carolina. It surrendered 40 men on April 9, 1865.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. 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 Anson County

Company B - many men from Caswell County

Company C - many men from New Hanover County

Company D - many men from Bertie County and Hertford County

Company E - many men from Cabarrus County and Hertford County

Company F - many men from Bertie County

Company G - many men from Currituck County

Company H - many men from [[Wilson County|Wilson County ]]

Company I - many men from Bertie County, ClevelandCounty and Wake County

Company K - many men from Northampton County[2]

The above information about the companies comes from Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65

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.
  • 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. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, (accessed 26 April 2011)
  3. 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. 2

 

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