Indian Battalion, Thomas' North Carolina Legion
Brief History[edit | edit source]
"Organized with four companies from the Cherokee companies of the Thomas Legion in February 1865. Mustered into Confederate service 9 April 1865. Surrendered at Waynesville, North Carolina, in May 1865.
"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 - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians - many men from Jackson County
Company C - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians.
Company D - primarily composed of Cherokee Indians - western North Carolina 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, 1861-1865 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.
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh : Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive.