43rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
43rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in March, 1862. It surrendered on April 9, 1865, with 9 officers and 164 men.
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 - "The Duplin Rifles" - many men from Duplin County
Company B - "Union Farmers" - many men from Mecklenburg County
Company C - many men from Wilson County
Company D - many men from Halifax County
Company E - "Edgecombe Boys" - many men from Edgecombe County
Company F - many men from Halifax County
Company G - "Warren Defenders" - many men from Warren County
Company H - "Fisher Light Infantry" - many men from Anson County
Company I - "Anson Regulators" - many men from Anson County
The above information about the companies comes from SKETCH OF THE FORTY-THIRD REGIMENT NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS, PREPARED IN 1895 BY OFFICERS AND MEN WHO WERE PARTICIPANTS IN ITS MOVEMENTS
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.
- 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.
- Kenan, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephen). Sketch of the Forty-Third Regiment, North Carolina troops. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082586
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- SKETCH OF THE FORTY-THIRD REGIMENT NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS, PREPARED IN 1895 BY OFFICERS AND MEN WHO WERE PARTICIPANTS IN ITS MOVEMENTS, (accessed 9 March 2011).
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol. 10. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 10