1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,usually known as the Bethel Regiment.
Brief History[edit | edit source]
1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, usually known as the Bethel Regiment was oganized at Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1861. It disbanded and returned to North Carolina on November 12, 1861. Many of the men transferred to the 11th North Carolina Regiment.
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.
The companies in the regiment came from the counties of Edgecombe, Meckleburg, Orange, Buncombe, Cumberland, Burke, Guilford and Lincoln counties.
Company A - "Edgecombe Guards" - organized Edgecombe County
Company B - "Hornet Nest Rifles" - enlisted in Mecklenburg County
Company C - "Charlotte Greys" - enrolled in Mecklenburg County
Company D - "Orange Light Infantry" - enrolled in Orange County
Company E - "Buncombe Riflemen" - organized Buncombe County
Company F - "Lafayette Light Infantry" - enrolled in Cumberland County
Company G - "Burke Rifles" - enrolled in Burke County
Company H - "Fayetteville Independent" - enrolled in Cumberland County
Company I - "Enfield Blues" - organized at Halifax County
Company K - "Lincoln Guards" - enrolled in Lincoln County
Company L - "Bertie Volunteers" - enrolled in Bertie County
Company M - "Chowan Dixie Boys" - enrolled in Chowan County
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- 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