4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves
Organized in early 1865. Included in the surrender of General Joseph E Johnston, commamding the Army of Tennessee, at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina, on 26 April 1865. Does not appear in the Official Records. Also known as the 73rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
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 - many men from Davie County
Company B - many men from Rowan County
Company C - many men from Catawba County
Company D - many men from Iredell County
Company E - many men from Gaston County
Company F - many men from Cabarrus County
Company G - many men from Mecklenburg County
Company H - many men from Cleveland County
Company I - many men from Union County
Company K - many men from Lincoln County
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.
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992.FHL book 975 M2ss
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Mathew M Brown, and Michael W Coffey. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 1. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2