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Confederate Companies: Gaston & Lincoln Counties

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Companies

In order by regiment number; all are infantry.

Regiment Description
Co. K, 1st North Carolina Regiment (6 months, 1861)
  • Enrolled for 6 months only.
  • Lincoln Guard, Star Guard, Southern Stars.
  • Raised in Lincoln County; enlisted, Lincolnton, Apr. 25, 1861.
  • This regiment was originally the 1st North Carolina Volunteers.
  • This is the original "Bethel Regiment".

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 3, p. 51.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 1, p. 69.
    • Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier, by L. Leon. Charlotte, N.C. : Stone Pub. Co., c1913. 923.5 Leon NCC. Also online.

Co. D., 1st North Carolina Regiment
  • Raised in Lincoln and Orange Counties; some Gaston County men.
  • Lincoln County men enlisted at Lincolnton beginning June 18, 1861.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 3, p. 179.
    • Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, v. 1, 973.7025 M N.C.C.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 1, p. 135.

Co. B, 1st Regiment North Carolina Detailed Men
  • Company composed of men from Gaston County and organized prior to Oct. 1, 1864.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 18, p. 430.

Co. C., 2nd North Carolina Junior Reserves and 71st North Carolina Regiment
  • Raised in Gaston and Lincoln Counties; mustered in May 27, 1864.
  • "Junior" reserves were age 17.
  • Original name: Capt. James Q. Holland's Co.
  • Became Co. B., 2nd Battn., N. C. Jr. Reserves, May 31, 1864.
  • Became Co. C of Anderson's Battn., July 15, 1864.
  • Became Co. C, 2nd Regt. N. C. Jr. Reserves, Nov. 22, 1864.
  • 2nd N. C. Jr. Reserves became the 71st N. C. Regt.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 17
    • Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, v. 4, 973.7025 M N.C.C.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 4, p. 25.
    • Robert Ragan's Gaston Gazette articles about the Junior Reserves from August 4, 2002 through September 15, 2002.

Co. E., 4th Regiment North Carolina Senior Reserves
  • Raised in Gaston County; organized at Dallas, July 2, 1864.

    References:
  • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 18, p. 159.

Co. K, 4th Regiment North Carolina Senior Reserves
  • Most of these men enlisted in Lincoln County in June, 1864. However, there were not enough recruits to form a company until additional men were transferred from the Catawba and Mecklenburg companies, which later became Companies C and G of this regiment, between June 27 and August 3, 1864.
  • Organized, Lincolnton, August 3, 1864.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 18, p. 184.

Co. E, 5th Regiment North Carolina Senior Reserves
  • Raised in eight counties including Gaston and Lincoln.
  • Organized, Salisbury, July 22, 1864.
  • Originally Capt. B. M. Jetton's Company Supporting Force.
  • Became Co. E of the 5th Sr. Reserves, Dec. 5, 1864.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 18, p. 214.

Co. I., 11th North Carolina Regiment
  • Primarily men from Gaston and Lincoln Counties
  • Organized in Lincolnton about Mar. 9, 1862.
  • Known as the "Bethel Regiment" since it was the successor to the 1st North Carolina Volunteers and included many men from that outfit.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 5, p. 84.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 1, p. 583.
    • General Order Book, 1862-1863, 11th "Bethel" Regiment, North Carolina Troops, transcribed by Ellen Poteet. 973.7 Pot NCC
    • More Terrible Than Victory : North Carolina's Bloody Bethel Regiment, 1861-65, by Graig S. Chapman. 973.7456 Cha NCC

13th North Carolina Regiment
  • See 23rd North Carolina Regiment

Co. M, 16th North Carolina Regiment
  • Raised in Gaston County; enlisted at Dallas, May 1, 1861.
  • This regiment was originally the 6th North Carolina Volunteer Regt.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 6, p. 107.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 1, p. 751.
    • The Flags of Civil War, North Carolina, by Glenn Dedmondt. Contains illustration of the 16th Regiment flag and photograph of the color bearer of the flag, Emanuel Rudisill of Gaston County. 929.2 DED N.C.
    • Mills, George H. History of the 16th North Carolina Regiment (Originally 6th N.C. Regiment in the Civil War). Rutherfordton, N.C.: 1901. Online.
    • Portrait of Emanuel Rudasill, Company M, 16th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A. American Memory - Library of Congress website.

Co. B., 23rd North Carolina Regiment
  • Hog Hill Guards.
  • Raised in Lincoln County; enlisted Lincolnton, May 23, 1861.
  • This regiment was orginally the 13th North Carolina Volunteers.
  • "The 23rd North Carolina was virtually non-existent after Gettysburg, losing eighty-nine percent of their men."

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 7, p. 154.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 182.

Co. H., 23rd North Carolina Regiment
  • Gaston Guards.
  • Raised in Gaston County; enlisted June 12, 1861.
  • This regiment was orginally the 13th North Carolina Volunteers.
  • "The 23rd North Carolina was virtually non-existent after Gettysburg, losing eighty-nine percent of their men."

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 7, p. 217.
    • Torrence, Leonidas. "The Road to Gettysburg, the Diary and Letters of Leonidas Torrence of the Gaston Guards." Edited by Haskell Monroe. North Carolina Historical Review, XXXVI (1959): 476-517. 050 Nor NCC
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 182.
    • Robert Ragan's Gaston Gazette articles about the Gaston Guards from January 6, 2002 through February 3, 2002.

Co. K., 23rd North Carolina Regiment
  • Beattie's Ford Riflemen.
  • Raised in Lincon County; enlisted June 22, 1861.
  • This regiment was orginally the 13th North Carolina Volunteers.
  • "The 23rd North Carolina was virtually non-existent after Gettysburg, losing eighty-nine percent of their men."

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 7, p. 235.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 182.

Co. B, 28th North Carolina Regiment
  • South Fork Farmers, Gaston Invincibles.
  • Raised in Gaston County; enlisted at Dallas, July 30, 1861.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 8, p. 125.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 465.
    • Robert Ragan's Gaston Gazette articles about the Gaston Invincibles from February 10, 2002 through March 17, 2002.
    • "Furthest at Gettysburg: Gallantry of Gaston County's Soldiers", Gastonia Gazette, 1905 September 1, page 3.
    • "Civil War Bounty Pay Roll and Revised Roll," Eswau Huppeday, v. 24, no. 1, Feb. 2004, p. 34-46. Reproductions of original records.
    • The Flags of Civil War, North Carolina, by Glenn Dedmondt. Contains illustrations of the 28th Regiment flags. 929.2 DED N.C.

Co. E., 34th North Carolina Regiment
  • Shady Grove Rangers.
  • Raised in Lincon County; enlisted Lincolnton, Sep. 11, 1861.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 9, p. 293.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 581.
    • The Flags of Civil War, North Carolina, by Glenn Dedmondt. Contains illustration of the 34th Regiment flag. 929.2 DED N.C.

Co. H, 37th North Carolina Regiment
  • Gaston Blues, Gaston Rifles.
  • Raised in Gaston County; enlisted, Dallas, Oct. 6, 1861.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 9, p. 566.
    • The Thirty-Seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia, by Michael C. Hardy. 973.7 HAR NC.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 2, p. 653.
    • The Flags of Civil War, North Carolina, by Glenn Dedmondt. Contains illustration of the Gaston Blues flag. 929.2 DED N.C.
    • Robert Ragan's Gaston Gazette articles about the Gaston Blues from Mar. 24, 2002 through June 9, 2002.
    • Alexander, John B. Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years. Charlotte, N.C.: Ray Printing Co., 1908. Online.

Co. H, 49th North Carolina Regiment
  • Gaston Rangers.
  • Raised in Gaston County; enlisted, Dallas, Mar. 1862.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 12, p. 102.
    • Letters of a Gaston Ranger: 2nd Lt. James Wellington Lineberger, Company H, 49th North Carolina Regiment, Ransom's Brigade C.S.A., edited by Hugh Douglas Pitts. 973.781 Lin NC.
    • Reminiscences of the Civil War, by James M. Cook. 973.7 Coo NC
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 3, p. 125.
    • Robert Ragan's Gaston Gazette articles about the Gaston Rangers from June 16, 2002 through July 18, 2002.
    • 49th NC Troops Reenactors. web site.

Co. K, 49th North Carolina Regiment
  • Pleasant Home Guards.
  • Raised in Gaston and Lincoln Counties; enlisted Mar. 15, 1862.

    References:
  • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 12, p. 126.
  • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 3, p. 125.
  • 49th NC Troops Reenactors. web site.

Co. G, 52nd North Carolina Regiment
  • Dry Pond Dixies.
  • (Dry Pond is the community now named Denver.)
  • Raised in Lincoln County; enlisted Mar. 1862.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 12, p. 480.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 3, p. 223.

Co. H, 52nd North Carolina Regiment
  • Spring Hill Guards.
  • Raised in Lincoln County; enlisted Mar. 25, 1862.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 12, p. 490.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 3, p. 223.

Co. G, 57th North Carolina Regiment
  • Raised in Lincoln County; enlisted July 4, 1862.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 14, p. 171.
    • Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, edited by Walter Clark, 973.7025 H NCC, v. 3, p. 405.

Co. C., 71st North Carolina Regiment
  • See Co. C, 2nd North Carolina Junior Reserves

Maj. M. L. McCorkle's Battalion, North Carolina Senior Reserves
  • Possible "Detailed Men" unit instead.
  • Organized at Charlotte on Sep. 28, 1864.
  • Included detailed men from Lincoln County.

    References:
    • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: a Roster, 973.7025 Man NCC, v. 19, p. 401.
       

 


 

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Confederate Companies: Gaston & Lincoln Counties
URL: http://gastonlibrary.org/research/genealogy-local-history/confederate-companies/
Revised: 18 September 2014