69th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

Organization of the regiment was completed at Knoxville, Tennessee, 27 September, 1862. It surrendered at Waynesville, 10 May, 1865.[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

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 - Indian Company

Company B - Indian Company

Company C - mostly from Haywood County

Company D - mostly from Jackson County

Company E - mostly from Haywood County

Company F - mostly from Jackson County

Company G - mostly from Jackson County

Company H - mostly from Cherokee County

Company I - mostly from Cherokee County

Company K - mostly from Union County, Tennessee[3]

The above information about the companies comes from 69th North Carolina Infantry Thomas' Legion

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 22 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

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. 69th North Carolina Infantry Thomas' Legion, (accessed 3 MAy 2011)
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. 69th North Carolina Infantry Thomas' Legion, (accessed 9 March 2011).