16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The Regiment was formed at Raleigh, North Carolina with company members being from Burke County, North Carolina. They were to become known as "Burke Tigers." On November 14, 1861, by special order #222 they were re-designated the 16th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. On April 9, 1865, the 16th North Carolina surrendered 95 members, (12 Officers and 83 men), at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.  
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
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 A - many men from Jackson County
Company B - many men from Madison County
Company C - many men from Yancey County
Company D - many men from Rutherford County
Company E - many men from Burke County
Company F - many men from Buncombe County
Company G - many men from Rutherford County
Company H - many men from Macon County
Company I - many men from Henderson County
Company K - many men from Polk County
Company L - many men from Haywood County
Company M - many men from Gaston County
The information 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. 
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.
- Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65.Wendell, N.C. (Rte. 2, Box 28A, Wendell 27591), FHL fiche 6082554
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882).
- Mills, George Henry. History of the 16th North Carolina Regiment (originally 6th N.C. Regiment) in the Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL fiche 6082577 and (New York, New York : Edmonston Pub., 1992) FHL Book 975.6 M2m
References[edit | edit source]
- [http://www.angelfire.com/wv/wasec5/16thNC/regiment.html 16th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, (accessed 9 March 2011)
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992. FHL book 975 M2ss
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 5 May 2011).
- A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 March 2011)
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 6. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 6