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Brief History

Organized Camp Long, Garysburg, Northampton, in October 1862. It was officially designated 63rd Regiment North Carolina Troops (5th Regiment North Carolina Cavalry). Disbanded after April 9, At Danville, Virginia.[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

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 - principally from Cumberland County

Company B - principally from Lenoir County and Greene County

Company C - principally from Sampson County

Company D - principally from Rockingham County

Company E - principally from Chatham County

Company F - principally from Mecklenburg County

Company G - principally from Chatham County

Company H - principally from Davie County

Company I - principally from Guilford County

Company K - principally from Guilford County

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[1]

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. 1.0 1.1 Manarin, Louis H., ed. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865; A Roster. volume 2. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1968.
  2. National Park Service, [1] The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).

 

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