26th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

26th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized in August, 1861, at "Crab Tree," a plantation three miles from Raleigh, North Carolina. It was reofganized on 21 April 1862. It surrendered at Appromatox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865, 10 officers and 120 men, April 9, 1865.[1][2]

For more information on the history of the 26th North Carolina Infantry, see the following:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3254 men on its roster for this unit. 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 - Jeff Davis Mountaineers - many men from Ashe County

Company B - Waxhaw Jackson Guards - many men from Union County

Company C - Wilkes Volunteers - many men from Wilkes County

Company D - Wake Guards - many men from Wake County

Company E - Chatham Independent Guards - many men from Chatham County

Company F - Hebriten Guards - many men from Caldwell County

Company G - Chatham Boys - many men from Chatham County

Company H - Moore Independent - many men from Moore County

Company I - Caldwell Guards - many men from Caldwell County

Company K - Pee Dee Wild Cats - many men from Anson County[3][4]


The above information about the companies comes from 26th North Carolina Regiment

The Above information about the companies comes from Lee's Tar Heels

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[5]

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.
  • Day, W. A.  A true history of Company I, 49th Regiment North Carolina Troops, in the great Civil War : between the North and South. (Baltimore, Maryland : Butternut and Blue, 1997) FHL book 975.6 M2
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
  • Gragg, Rod. Covered with glory : the 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. (New York, New York : HarperCollins, c2000), FHL book 975.6 M2g
  • Moore, James Daniel. James Daniel Moore. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082580
  • Underwood, George C. History of the Twenty-sixth regiment of the North Carolina troops in the Great War, 1861-65. (Wendell, North Carolina : Broadfoot's Bookmark, 1978), FHL book 975.6 M2u and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082581.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992.FHL book 975 M2ss
  3. 26th North Carolina Regiment, (7 March 2011)
  4. Lee's Tar Heels, (accessed 22 March 2011).
  5. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 7. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 7