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Brief History

The Sixty-sixth Regiment was organized at Kinston, North Carolina in August 1863 by combining the Eight Battalion, consisting of six companies and the Forth Battalion of four companies. On the 2 May 1865 at Bush Hill, the weary remnant of the regiment, signed thier paroles and scattered to their various homes.[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 - "Orange Boys" - many men from Orange County

Company B - many men from Nash County and Franklin County

Company C - many men from Wayne County and Lenoir County

Company D - many men from Jones County and Lenoir County

Company E - "Cockade Rifles" - many men from Lenoir County and Carteret County

Company F - many men from Jones County and Lenoir County

Company G - "Rough and Readys" - many men from Lenoir County

Company H - many men from Duplin County and Onslow County

Company I - many men from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County

Company K - many men from Wayne County and New Hanover County[3]

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.[4]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,752 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65,(accessed 24 April 2011)
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, (accessed 24 March 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 15. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 15

 

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