14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers
Brief History[edit | edit source]
14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, formerly the 4th Volunteers was organization on 6 June, 1861, at Garysburg, North Carolina. It surrendered 7 officers and 107 men at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 "B" - Thomasville Rifles - many men from Davidson County
Company "C" - Anson Guard - many men from Anson County
Company "D" - Cleveland Blues - many men from Cleveland County
Company "E" - Oak City Guard - many men from Wake County
Company "F" - Rough and Ready Guards - many men from Buncombe County
Company "G" - Reid Guard - many men from Rockingham County
Company "H" - Stanly Marksmen - many men from Stanly County
Company "I" - Lexington Wild Cats - many men from Davidson County
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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, Part 1 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.
- Ledford, P.L. Reminiscences of the Civil War (News Printing House, Thomasville, North Carolina, July 1909), 103 pages. History of the 14th Regiment. Internet Archive. and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082575 and FHL fiche 6015064-6015065
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh : Ash Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.
- Smith, W. A. (William Alexander). The Anson Guards, Company C, Fourteenth Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082576 and (Wendell, North Carolina : Broadfoot's Bookmark, 1978), FHL book 975.6 M2s 1978
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992. FHL book 975 M2ss
- The 14th N.C. Regiment, (accessed 9 March 2011)
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 5. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 5