1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at the race track near Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina, during the spring of 1861. It surrendered 10 officers and 61 men in April, 1865.
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 - "Albemarle Guards" - many men from Chowan County
Company B - "Wilkes Volunteers" - many men from Wilkes County
Company C - "Lillington Rifle Guards" - many men from Harnett County
Company E - many men from New Hanover County
Company F - "Hertford Greys" - many men from Hertford County
Company G - "Washington Volunteers" - many men from Washington County
Company H - many men from Martin County
Company I - " Wake Light Infantry" - many men from Wake County
- 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.
- Leon, L. (Louis). Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate soldier. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082563
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.
- Sherrill, Miles O. A soldier's story : prison life and other incidents in the war of 1861-'65. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Collection