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Brief History

"Organized with four companies from the Cherokee companies of the Thomas Legion in February 1865. Mustered into Confederate service 9 April 1865. Surrendered at Waynesville, North Carolina, in May 1865.[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 - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians - many men from Jackson County

Company B - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians - many men fromJackson County and Cherokee County

Company C - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians

Company D - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians - western North Carolina
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.
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown Mathew M., and Coffey, Michael W. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol. 16. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 16
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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