5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Halifax, North Carolina, in July,1861.
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 - Cumberland County
Company B - Gates County
Company C - Johnston County
Company D - Craven County and Lenoir County
Company E - Rowan County
Company F - Bertie County
Company G - Wilson County
Company H - Gates County
Company I - Caswel County
Company K - Rowan County
The information about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
- 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, volume 1. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 23 March 2011)