33rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

The 33rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops completed its organization at the old fair grounds at Raleigh, North Carolina in September of 1861. The soldiers were recruited in the counties of Iredell, Edgecombe, Cabarrus, Wilkes, Gates, Hyde, Cumberland, Forsyth, and Greene. On April 9, 1865, the regiment surrendered 11 officers and 108 men at Appomattox.[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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2939 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 - primarily from Iredell County

Company B - "Clark's Guard" - primarily from Edgecombe County

Company C - "Cabarrus Hornets" - primarily from Cabarrus County

Company D - "Wilkes Regulators" - primarily from Wilkes County

Company E - primarily from Gates County

Company F - "Dixie Invincibles" - primarily from Hyde County

Company G - "Cumberland Rangers" - primarily from Cumberland County

Company H - primarily from Hyde County

Company I - "Confederate Stars" - primarily from Forsyth County

Company K - primarily from Greene County[3]

The information about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[4]

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. 33rd Regiment North Carolina Troops Descendants Association, (accessed 9 March 2011)
  2. 2.↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 7 May 2011)
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 29 March 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 9. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 9