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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.  
 
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.  
  
<br>1st Company A - "Rifle Rengers" - &nbsp;many men from [[New Hanover County, North Carolina]]  
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<br>1st Company A - "Rifle Rengers" - &nbsp;many men from [[New Hanover County, North Carolina|New Hanover County]]  
  
2nd Company A - many men from [[Surry County, North Carolina|Surry County]]
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2nd Company A - many men from [[Surry County, North Carolina|Surry County]]  
  
 
Company B - many men from [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]]  
 
Company B - many men from [[Wilson County, North Carolina|Wilson County]]  
  
1st Company C - "Topsail Rifles" - many men from [[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret County]]
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1st Company C - "Topsail Rifles" - many men from [[Carteret County, North Carolina|Carteret County]]  
  
 
2nd Company C - "Rip Van Winkles" - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
 
2nd Company C - "Rip Van Winkles" - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
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Company D - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
 
Company D - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
  
1st Company E - many men from [[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash County]]
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1st Company E - many men from [[Nash County, North Carolina|Nash County]]  
  
2nd Company E - "Guilford Guards" - many men from [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford County]]
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2nd Company E - "Guilford Guards" - many men from [[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford County]]  
  
Company F - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]
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Company F - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]  
  
Company G - "Jones Rifle Guards" - many men from [[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]]
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Company G - "Jones Rifle Guards" - many men from [[Jones County, North Carolina|Jones County]]  
  
 
Company H - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
 
Company H - many men from [[Wayne County, North Carolina|Wayne County]]  
  
Company I - "Beaufort Rifles" - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]
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Company I - "Beaufort Rifles" - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]  
  
 
Company K - "Elm City Rifles" - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]<ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 24 MArch 2011)</ref>  
 
Company K - "Elm City Rifles" - many men from [[Craven County, North Carolina|Craven County]]<ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 24 MArch 2011)</ref>  

Revision as of 19:13, 20 September 2011

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Brief History

2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was assembled at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865, with only 6 officers and 48 men.[1]

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.


1st Company A - "Rifle Rengers" -  many men from New Hanover County

2nd Company A - many men from Surry County

Company B - many men from Wilson County

1st Company C - "Topsail Rifles" - many men from Carteret County

2nd Company C - "Rip Van Winkles" - many men from Wayne County

Company D - many men from Wayne County

1st Company E - many men from Nash County

2nd Company E - "Guilford Guards" - many men from Guilford County

Company F - many men from Craven County

Company G - "Jones Rifle Guards" - many men from Jones County

Company H - many men from Wayne County

Company I - "Beaufort Rifles" - many men from Craven County

Company K - "Elm City Rifles" - many men from Craven County[2]

 The informatiprincipally from on 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.[3]

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 MArch 2011)
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2