54th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

54th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1862. It surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men of which 23 were armed.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1930 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 - "Holtsburg Guards" - many men from Rowan County

Company  B - many men from Burke County

Company  C - many men from Cumberland County

Company  D - "Rebel Guards" - many men from Northampton County

Company  E - "Highland Guards" - many men from Iredell County

Company  F - "Stonewall Boys" - many men from Guilford County

Company  G - "Wilkes Guards" - many men from Wilkes County

Company  H  - "Western Rangers" - many men from Yadkin County

Company I - "Tryon Mountain Boys" - many men from Polk County

Company  K  - many men from Columbus County

COMPANY K - "Carolina Boys" - many men from Granville County[2]

The above information about the companies comes from New River Notes

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[3]

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.
  • 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. New River Notes, (accessed 9 March 2011)
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 13. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 13