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3rd Regiment, North Carolina State Troops

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

It was organized at Garysburg, Northhampton County in May 1861. It Surrendered at Appomattox Court House April 1865. [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

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 - "Green County Riflemen" - principally from Greene County.
Company B - principally from Duplin County.
Company C - principally from Cumberland County.
Company D - principally from New Hanover County.
Company E - "Onslow Greys" -  principally from Onslow County.
Company F - principally from New Hanover County.
Company G - principally from Onslow County.
Company H - "Bladen Volunteers" - principally from Bladen County.
Company I - "Jeff Davis Rifles" - principally from Beaufort County.
Company K - "Holly Shelter Volunteers" - principally from New Hanover County. [3]

The information about the companies comes from the [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm 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. [1]

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 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 2 June 2011)