54th REGIMENT, Co. B, N.C. TROOPS

54th REGIMENT, Company B, N.C. TROOPS

This company was raised in Burke, Yancey, and McDowell counties in March-May, 1862. It was mustered into state service at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, on May 19, 1862, and assigned to the 54th Regiment N.C. Troops as Company B. After joining the regiment the company functioned as a part of the regiment, and its history for the remainder of the war is reported as a part of the regimental history.

The following roster was compiled primarily from information in the microfilm edition of the Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina (Record Group 109, M270), National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. Record Group 109 includes enlistment papers, pay vouchers, requisitions, letters of resignation, discharge certificates, and abstracts of medical and prisoner of war returns. Materials relating specifically to this company include a company muster-in and descriptive roll dated May 19, 1862, and company muster roils for May 19, 1862-December 31, 1863, and September 1-October 31, 1864.

Also utilized in compiling this roster were The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, the North Carolina adjutant general's Roll of Honor, state militia records, newspaper casualty lists and obituaries, wartime claims for bounty pay and allowances, postwar registers of claims for artificial limbs, Confederate pension applications filed with the states of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida, Confederate Soldiers' Home records, the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses of North Carolina, and letters, diaries, reminiscences, and other manuscripts in the Southern Historical Collection (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), the Duke University Library Special Collections Department (Durham), and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History (Raleigh). Among the secondary sources consulted were records of the North Carolina division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, postwar rosters, regimental and county histories, marriage bond, will, and cemetery indexes, published and unpublished genealogies, biographical dictionaries, the Confederate Veteran, the Burke County volume of the North Carolina County Heritage Book series, Waiter Clark's Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, and the North Carolina volume of the extended edition of Confederate Military History.

OFFICERS

CAPTAINS

McDOWELL, JAMES CHARLES SHEFFIELD - Previously served as 3rd Lieutenant of Company G, I st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Appointed Captain of this company on March 21, 1862. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel on May 16, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staffof this regiment.

KIBLER, GEORGE B. - Previously served as Sergeant Major of the 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Enlisted in this company in Burke County at age 27. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on March 21, 1862. Promoted to Captain on May 16, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1863. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, November 11, 1863. Released at Johnson's Island on June t3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

LIEUTENANTS

CONLEY, JOSEPH T., 1st Lieutenant - Born in Caldwell County* and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 27. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on March 21, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on May 16, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Elected Captain of Company B, 22nd Regiment N.C. Troops (12th Regiment N.C. Volunteers), on or about May 20, 1863.

FORNEY, JACOB J., 3rd Lieutenant - Born in Burke County where he resided as a painter prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 26, April 15, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal prior to July 2, 1862. Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant on November 27, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Reduced to ranks on or about [June 15] 1863 and transferred back to this company. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on August 11, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1863. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, November 11, 1863. Released at Johnson's Island on June 13, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [May have served previously as Sergeant in Company 1, 16th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Volunteers).]

KERLEY, ROBERT VANCE, 2nd Lieutenant - Previously served as Private in Company G, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Enlisted in this company in Burke County on March 25, 1862. Mustered in as Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on May 20, 1863. Reported present through October, 1863. Reported absent on furlough in November-December, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the left forearm (fracture) and captured on an unspecified date' (probably on or about April 3, 1865). Hospitalized at Burkeville Junction, Virginia. Reported in hospital at Washington, D.C., May 7, 1865. Released at Washington on or about June 9, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [Reported on duty as acting commander of Company H of this regiment in September-October, 1864.]

MARLER, MARTIN S., 1st Lieutenant - Previously served as Private in Company G, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Enlisted in this company in Burke County on April 6, 1862. Mustered in as Sergeant. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on May 16, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on or about May 14, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863. Wounded in the abdomen at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Returned to duty on or about November 7, 1864. Reported absent without leave on January 12, 1865.

YOUNG, BACCHUS S., 2nd Lieutenant - Previously served as Private in Company C, 16th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N,C. Volunteers). [Service record omitted in volume VI of this series.] Appointed 2rd Lieutenant of this company on or about May 16, 1862. Reported present or accounted for until December 13, 1862, when he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Resigned on April 4, 1863. Resignation accepted on April 23, 1863; however, he remained temporarily with the company and was wounded slightly in the arm near Fredericksburg on May 4, 1863. Left the company on May 6, 1863.

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES

AVERY, PETER, Born in Granville County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 42, March 25, 1862. Discharged prior to July 2, 1862, by reason of being overage.

BARNES, ISAAC, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on October 6, 1863, for the war. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange, Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the right leg. Place and date wounded not reported (probably wounded at Fort Stedman, Virginia, the same date). Right leg amputated. Died in hospital at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, of wounds.

BENNETT, WILEY, Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 33, April 12, 1862. Reported present through December, 1862. Reported absent sick in January-February, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 31, 1863, with "pneumonia." Died the same date.  

BIGGERSTAFF, NOAH, Sergeant - Born in Rutherford County and resided in Burke County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 32, March 27, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on March 22, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on May 12, 1863. Wounded at Williamsport, Maryland, July 6, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Stephenson's Depot, Virginia, July 20, 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, July 28, 1864. Died at Camp Chase on October 20, 1864, of "chronic diarrhoea."

BINGHAMS, WILLIAM N. H., Private - Born in Chester District, South Carolina, and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 21, April 22, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through August, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, October 28, 1863, with an unspecified complaint. Reported absent sick through December, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the thigh (fracture) and captured at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Leg amputated. Died in hospital at Winchester on or about October 6, 1864, of wounds.

BOLLS, THOMAS J., Private - Enlisted in Burke County on May 1, 18614], for the war. Hospitalized at Goldsboro on May 7, 1864, with an unspecified complaint. Returned to duty on May 18, 1864. Reported present in September-October, 1864.

BOON, JAMES M., Private - Born in Yancey County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 21, March 21, 1862. Reported present until May 4, 1863, when he was captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 23, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 10, 1864. Received at City Point on March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded severely in both legs at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Reported in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, March 1, 1865. Survived the war.

BOONE, EDWARD D., Private - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 18, March 21, 1862. Reported present through December, 1863, and in September-October, 1864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BRANCH, BLUFORD B., Private - Born in Burke or Rutherford County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 49, March 21, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Discharged at Fredericksburg, Virginia, March 24, 1863, by reason of "old age, general debility & anasarca."

BRANCH, ENOCH PINKNEY, Private - Resided in Burke County where he enlisted on March 15, 1864, for the war. Captured near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 19, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 16, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BRANCH, GEORGE W., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 39, April 22, t862, for the war. Died at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, June 28, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

BRANCH, W. WILLIAM, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, March 1 l, 1864, for the war. Wounded at or near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 7, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BURNS, PHILIP, Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 28, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February, 1863. Wounded in the finger near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Finger amputated. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Returned to duty on June 10, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 24, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company D, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

BUTLER, JOHN, Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, March 27, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 23, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 1t, t863. Released at Point Lookout on January 23, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Navy.

CALICUT, JAMES, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on April 1, 18614], for the war. Died at Montgomery Springs, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

CARREL, HENRY, Private - Born in Yancey County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 18, March 21, 1862. Reported present through October, 1862. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, December 19, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

CARROLL, NOAH, Private - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 22, March 21, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, September 15, 1863, with chronic diarrhoea. Transferred to Lynchburg, Virginia, September 21, 1863. Reported absent sick through December, 1863. Listed as a deserter on March 21, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 22, 1864, with an unspecified complaint. Returned to duty on May 23, 1864. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that his right foot was injured at Point Lookout on May 20, 1865, "by a horse jumping on it."]

CARSON, OLIVER P., Private - Born in Rutherford County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 21, March 21, 1862. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 10, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, t864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CARSWELL, AZER, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on October 6, 1863, for the war. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Died in hospital at Point Lookout on November 25, 1863, of "diarrhoea chronic."

CARSWELL, ELISHA, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 20, April 7, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Deserted on May 20, 1863. Returned to duty on September I, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded slightly in the hip at or near Winchester, Virginia, on or about September 19, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November I, 1864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CARSWELL, WILLIAM L., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 28, April 9, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Deserted on May 20, 1863. Returned to duty on September l, 1863. Reported missing in action at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Paroled at Morganton on May 16, 1865.

CHAPMAN, JAMES, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 44, April 25, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through December, 1862. Died in hospital at Staunton, Virginia, March 28, 1863, of "febris typhoides.'

COLEMAN, JOHN, Private - Resided in Burke County. Place and date of enlistment not reported (probably enlisted subsequent to October 31, 1864). Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

COLLINS, BRICE MONROE, Sergeant - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 25, April 15, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, January 9, 1863, with catarrhus. Promoted to Corporal in March-June, 1863. Returned to duty on March 9, 1863. Hospitalized at Farmville, Virginia, June 12, 1863, with pneumonia. Furloughed for thirty days on or about July 31, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date and was promoted to Sergeant (promotion date possibly subsequent to November 1, 1864). Wounded at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

COLMAN, SIMEON, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on April 15, 18614], for the war. Reported present in September-October, 1864.

CONLEY, JOSEPH, 1st Sergeant - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 24, April 28, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Corporal. Reported present through October, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, December 26, 1862, with anasarca. Transferred to Farmville, Virginia, December 3 l, 1862. Furloughed for forty days on January 23, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on May 12, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863, Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty and was promoted to 1st Sergeant on an unspecified date. Hospitalized at Richmond on May 16, 1864, with a gunshot wound of the right arm. Place and date wounded not reported (probably wounded at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, the same date). Furloughed for thirty days on June 16, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Wounded in the left side at Hatchet's Run, Virginia, February 6, 1865. No further records.

COOPER, JAMES L., Private - Born in Guilford County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 25, March 28, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-August, 1862. Reported absent with leave in September-October, 1862. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1862. Died in camp near Port Royal, Virginia, February 20, 1863. Cause of death not reported.

COOPER, WILLIAM, Private - Enlisted in McDowell County on July l, 1862, for the war. Reported present through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, February 2t, 1863, with camp fever, Transferred to hospital at Raleigh on March 27, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond on July 20, 1863, with an unspecified complaint. Transferred to another hospital on July 21, 1863. Reported absent without leave in August, 1863. Listed as a deserter on an unspecified date. Returned to duty prior to November l, 1863. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. reported present in September-October, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond on January 17, 1865, with rubeola. Furloughed for sixty days on February 20, 1865.

COSBY, WILLIAM, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on April 1, 1863, for the war. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November II, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1864, Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, January 1 t, 1865, with an unspecified complaint. Transferred to another hospital on January 12, 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

COX, RICHARD, Private - Born in Devonshire, England, and was by occupation a stonecutter prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 34, April 1, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1862. Reported absent sick in January-October, 1863. Died "at home" prior to November 21, 1863. Place, date, and cause of death not reported.

DAVIS, ANDERSON D., Private - Born in Rowan County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 25, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Hospitalized at Point Lookout on February 5, 1864, with smallpox. Released from hospital on February 24, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Company records do not indicate that he returned to duty. Survived the war.

DUCKWORTH, JAMES M., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 3 l, April 28, 1862, for the war. Reported absent without leave in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862, Present or accounted for until wounded at Mine Run, Virginia, November 28, 1863. Died on or about the same date of wounds.

EDWARDS, OBEDIAH, Private - Resided in Yancey County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at age 43. Place and date of enlistment not reported. Reported absent without leave on May 19, 1862.

ENGLAND, JACOB, Private - Resided in Burke County and was by occupation a farm laborer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 38, December 19, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May l0, 1863, with "febris typh[oides]." Died in hospital at Richmond on May 22 or June 22, 1863,

ENGLAND, WILLIAM H, Corporal - Born in McDowell County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 19, April 27, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through October, 1862. Wounded severely at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862, Reported absent wounded through April, 1863. Wounded slightly in the left leg near Fredericksburg on May 4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863. Hospitalized at Winchester, Virginia, July 25, 1864, with boils. Transferred to another hospital on August 4, 1864. Returned to duty and was promoted to Corporal prior to November 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

ENGLISH, JAMES C., Corporal - Born in McDowell County* and resided in Burke County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 34, May 16, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through February, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on April 22, 1863. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Fort Delaware was received prior to September 1, 1863. Reported absent sick in September-December, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Mortally wounded at Drewrey's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. Place and date of death not reported.

EPLEY, ANDREW J., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, March 27, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, May 30, 1863, with acute diarrhoea. Returned to duty on August 10, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 24, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Navy. Assigned to duty with the Potomac Flotilla.

FLEMING, THOMAS CLINGMAN, Private - Born in May, 1847. Enlisted in Burke County at age 16, April 1, 1864, for the war. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Survived the war.

FORNEY, WILLIAM L., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farm laborer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 22, April 28, [ 862, for the war. Mustered in as Corporal. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, January 9, 1863, with chronic diarrhoea. Furloughed for thirty days on March 7, 1863. Reduced to ranks in March, 1863. Died on March 22, 1863. Place and cause of death not reported.

FRANKLIN, ISAAC, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on December 19, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in March-August, 1863. Reported absent without leave in September-October, 1863. Dropped from the rolls of the company in November-December, 1863. "Never reported for duty."

GALLOWAY, JOHN B., Private - Enlisted in Burke County on July 1, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February, {863. Wounded in the right foot near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Transferred to hospital at Salisbury on June 27, 1863. Reported absent wounded through December, 1863. Detailed as a hospital guard at Raleigh on or about July 6, 1864. Also served as a hospital nurse. Apparently remained on hospital detail at Raleigh until April 13, 1865, when he was captured at Raleigh. Paroled on April 22, 1865. [Medical records dated August, 1864, give his age as 18.]

GALLOWAY, THOMAS N., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 24, April 28, [862, for the war. Mustered in as Sergeant. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1862. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 23, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863. Reduced to ranks subsequent to December 31, 1863. Wounded at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. No further records.

GIBSON, JAMES N., Private - Born in Randolph County and was by occupation a mechanic prior to enlisting in McDowell County on March 29, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, June 17, 1863, of "diarrhoea chronic).

GIBSON, WILLIAM J., Private - Born in Randolph County and resided in McDowell County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 30, April 15, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-August, 1862. Returned to duty in September-October, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 1863, with an unspecified complaint. Returned to duty on July 15, 1863. Reported present through October, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond on November 10, 1863, with an unspecified complaint. Transferred to another hospital on November 11, 1863. Returned to duty subsequent to December 31, 1863. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

GILES, JAMES McDOWELL, Private - Born in McDowell County on July 7, 1843. Resided in McDowell County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 18, March 30, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-August, 1862. Returned to duty in September-October, 1862. Reported present through December, 1863. Wounded in the right hand at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the left leg and captured at Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 7, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

GOLLOWAY, LEWIS A., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 19, May 10, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October, 1862. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

GOLLOWAY, WILLIAM, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on March 6, 1864, for the war. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1864. No further records.

GRAY, JOHN, Private - Born in McDowell County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 19, April 1, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, May 23, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point on March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout on October 25, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on February 10, 1865. Received at Cox's Wharf James River, Virginia, on or about February 14, 1865, for exchange. No further records.

HELTON, WILLIAM, Private - Resided in Burke County where he enlisted in April, 1864, for the war. Hospitalized at Raleigh on August 31, 1864, with typhoid fever. Returned to duty on October 12, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, February 20, 1865, with chronic diarrhoea and phthisis pulmonalis. Furloughed for sixty days on March 4, 1865.

HENLINE, JAMES H., Private - Born in McDowell County* where he resided as a laborer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 21, March 21, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Deserted on April 20, 1863. Returned to duty on August 1, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, I863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded slightly in the breast at Winchester or Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 19122, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November I, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

HENNESSA, THOMAS A., 1st Sergeant - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 27, March 25, 1862. Mustered in as Sergeant. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Promoted to 1st Sergeant prior to July 2, 1862. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1862. Reported present through October, 1863. Killed at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863.

HENSLEY, JAMES H., Private - Born in Yancey County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 23, March 21, 1862. Reported present through October, 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November II, 1863. Paroled on or about March 9, 1864. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout on or about September 26, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 15, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf on March 18, 1865, exchange. Survived the war.

HENSLEY, SQUIRE, Private - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a stiller or farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 27, April 14, 1862. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Reported absent without leave in September-October, 1864,

HENSLEY, WILLIAM J., Private - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 25, March 21, 1862. Mustered in as Corporal. Reported present through February, 1863. Reported on duty as a brigade teamster in March-April, 1863. Reduced to ranks in March-April, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863, and in September-October, 1864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HICKS, DANIEL M., Private - Previously served as Private in Company G, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Enlisted in this company on April 27, 1862. Discharged prior to July 2, 1862, by reason of being overage. Later served as Musician in Company G, 66th Regiment N.C. Troops.

HILDERBRAND, DANIEL, Private - Resided in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 40, October 21, 1863, for the war. Captured near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, July 16, 1864. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Elmira, New York, where he arrived on July 25, 1864. Died at Elmira on February 20, 1865, of "diarrhoea."

HODGE, ROBERT JACKSON, Sergeant - Born in Burke County on January 5, 1844. Resided in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 28, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through April, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on May 12, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant subsequent to October 31, 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Haws Island, New York Harbor, April 7, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HOPPS, JONATHAN, Private - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 21, April 1, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Wounded in the right leg at or near Williamsport, Maryland, July 6, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, July 21, 1863. Transferred to Raleigh on July 23, 1863. Reported absent wounded through December, 1863. Reported absent without leave in September-October, 1864.

HOYLE, ELI, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 33, April 12, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded slightly in the hand at or near Winchester, Virginia, on or about September 19, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HUFFMAN, JULIUS, Private - Enlisted on or about [September] 13, 1864, for the war. Wounded in the ankle at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. No further records.

HUTCHINS, WILLIAM, Private =- Born in Yancey County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 35, April 15, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-October, 1862. Reported absent sick in November, 1862-April, 1863. Reported absent without leave in May-August, 1863.

JACKSON, G. W. - Resided in Duplin County. Place and date of enlistment not reported. Paroled at Goldsboro on May 13, 1865.

JAMISON, ALFRED G., Private - Born in McDowell County and was by occupation a distiller prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, March 31, 1862, Reported present through August, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, September 28, 1862, with an unspecified complaint, Transferred to another hospital on October 3, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863, Deserted on April 20, 1863, Hospitalized at Richmond on January 16, 1864, with pneumonia. No further records.

JAYNES, BURGES G., Private - Born in McDowell County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County on October 6, 1863, for the war. Was about 18 years of age at time of enlistment. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, on or about November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 29, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company C, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

JAYNES, JOHN P., Private - Enlisted in Burke County on October 6, 1863, for the war. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 13, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, September 22, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout on October 3, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on March 29, 1865, of "scurvy."

JAYNES, WILLIAM P., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 23, April 20, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for through February, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 1863, of "chr[onic] diarrhoea."

JOHNSON, DANIEL H., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 22, May 1, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February, 1863. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 23, 1863, for exchange. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, May 23, 1863, with debility. Furloughed for thirty days on July 22, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lockout on January 29, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company C, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

JOHNSON, HENRY, -- North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

JOYNER, JOHN, . - North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

KERLEY, THOMAS E., Corporal - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 29, May t7, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on November 27, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Wounded near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Died at Richmond, Virginia, May 16, 1863, presumably of wounds.

KITSINGER, JACOB, Private - Born in Laurens District, South Carolina, and was by occupation a shoemaker prior to enlisting at Camp Lee, Virginia, October I, 1862, for the war. Reported present through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, February 20, 1863, with phthisis. Transferred to Huguenot Springs, Virginia, April 13, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported present in September-October, 1863. Discharged on November 1, 1863, by reason of debility. Discharge certificate gives his age as 46.

LAIL, DANIEL, Private - Resided in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 28, April 10, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-August, 1862. Returned to duty in September-October, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Reported absent sick in May-October, 1863. Returned to duty in November-December, 1863. No further records.

LANE, EPHRAIM M., Sergeant - Resided in Burke County where he enlisted on July 1, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, t864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant prior to November 1, 1864. Captured near Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, April 14, 1865. Released at Newport News on June 25, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

LEFEVERS, DEMPSEY H., Sergeant - Previously served as Private in Company E, 16th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Volunteers). Enlisted in this company in Burke County on April 10, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Wounded at Williamsport, Maryland, July 6, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Promoted to Corporal in March-October, 1864. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant subsequent to October 31, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

LYTLE, FRANKLIN, Private - Born in Randolph County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 22, March 21, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Deserted on April 20, 1863.

McELRATH, JOSEPH J., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 23, March 29, 1862. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to July 20, 1864, when he was captured at Stepbenson's Depot, Virginia. Confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, July 28, 1864. Died at Camp Chase on February 10, 1865, of "pneumonia."

McGALLIARD, JAMES A., Corporal - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 33, April 25, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through April, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on May 12, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on or about January 9, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

McKINNEY, WILLIAM, Private - Born in McDowell County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 19, April I, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 1863, with pneumonia. Returned to duty on May 15, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1864. No further records.

MARTIN, ELI P., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 20, May l, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November I1, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 7, 1865, Released at Hart's Island on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

MARTIN, JOHN, Private - Previously served as Private in Company I, 6th Regiment N.C. State Troops. Transferred to this company on December 20-22, 1862, in exchange for Private James M. Smith. Reported absent on detached service in January-February, 1863. Reported present in March-April, 1863. Deserted at Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 20, 1863.

MARTIN, WILLIAM M., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 23, April 10, 1862. Reported present through August, 1862. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1862. Discharged at Petersburg, Virginia, November 7, 1862, by reason of "permanent lameness caused by a railroad accident which crushed some of the tarsal bones of the . right foot. The injury was received since he entered the service but resulted from his carelessness."

MATHIS, SHIM, Private - Born in McDowell County* where he resided as a laborer or farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 30, March 21, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Deserted on April 20, 1863. Returned to duty on July 1, 1863. Hospitalized at Staunton, Virginia, August 8, 1863, with debility. Reported absent sick through December, !863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the right shoulder and arm at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, on or about May 16, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Reported absent sick in September-October, 1864. Survived the war but was disabled by his wounds.

MELTON, SILAS, Private - Born in Rutherford County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 18, March 20, 1862. Discharged on July 14, 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

MOORE, JAMES ROCKWELL, Sergeant - Born in Iredell County on May 22, 1843. Was by occupation a merchant prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 19, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Sergeant. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present but sick in camp in September-October, 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. No further records. Survived the war.

OWENS, JOHN C., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 16, April 9, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on March 30, 1865, of "variola." lit appears that while he was in prison fit Point Lookout he assumed the identity of a deceased soldier named J. H. Scott. For further information, see service record materials for Private J. H. Scott, Company B, 20th Battalion Georgia Cavalry, in National Archives, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia (Record Group 109, M266, Reel No. 60).}

PARKER, DAVID, Private - Born in McDowell County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County on March 21, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November l1, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, [864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the forearm at New Market[?], Virginia, September 24, 1864. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia. Transferred to Lynchburg, Virginia, September 27, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 28, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the right thigh. Place and date wounded not reported. Captured in hospital at Richmond on April 3, 1865. Died in hospital at Richmond on April 14, 1865, of wounds.

PARKER, ELIJAH, Private - Born in McDowell County* where he resided as a laborer or farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 25, March 21, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November l1, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Deserted on October 4, 1864.

PARKS, CHARLES BENJAMIN, Sergeant - Resided in Burke County where he enlisted on June 22, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through April, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on May 12, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant prior to November 1, 1864. Captured near Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, April 14, 1865. Released at Newport News on June 26, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

PIERCY, HOZEA, Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 26, April 15, 1862. Died at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, June 4, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

PORTICE, URIAH, Private - Born in Guilford County and was by occupation a shoemaker prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 54, March 21, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July, 1862-February, 1863. Listed as a deserter on an unspecified date. Returned to duty on November 1, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, December 14, 1863, with an unspecified complaint. Transferred to another hospital on December 15, 1863. No further records.

POTEET, JOSEPH A., Private - Born in McDowell County* and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 22, April 1, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Reported absent without leave in July-October, 1862. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Discharged on April 30, 1863, by reason of "gen[era]l debility & phthisis pulmonalis.' Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 1863, with typhoid pneumonia. Died in hospital at Richmond on June 1, 1863, of "pneumonia."

RAMSEY, SOLOMON, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 19, April 10, 1862. Reported present through October, 1862. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863. Killed in action near Mount Jackson, Virginia, September 23, 1864.

RECTOR, JOHN, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 19, May 1, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October, 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, where he died on December 23, 1862, of wounds.

RICH, JOHN, Private - Born in Rutherford County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 29, March 27, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, June 25, 1863, of "typhoid fever."

ROLAND, GEORGE W., Private - Born in Yancey County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Yancey County at age 23, March 21, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 24, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company B, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

RUDICIL, JACOB, Private - Place and date of enlistment not reported (probably enlisted subsequent to October 31, 1864). Captured near Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia. Hospitalized at Newport News on May 7, 1865, with "diarrhoea chronica." Died in hospital at Newport News on May 17, 1865.

RUDICIL, SOLOMON, Private - Born in Lincoln County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 33, March 25, 1862. Reported present through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, January 24, 1863, with typhoid fever. Returned to duty on March 6, 1863. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1863. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

SCOTT, T. G., Private - Resided in Burke County. Place and date of enlistment not reported (probably enlisted subsequent to October 31, 1864).' Wounded in the left leg and captured at Harper's Farm, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Hospitalized at Baltimore, Maryland, April 22, 1865. Died in hospital at Baltimore on or about May 3, 1865, of "pyaemia." [Federal hospital records dated April-May, 1865, give his age as 45.]

SHEPARD, GEORGE, Private - Enlisted in Burke County on April 6, 18613], for the war. Reported absent with leave on or about April 30, 1863. Died at Richmond, Virginia, prior to September 1, 1863. Cause of death not reported.

SHOOK, JACOB A., Private - Born in McDowell County* where he resided as a laborer or farmer prior to enlisting in McDowell County at age 26, March 21, 1862. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Wounded in the right shoulder at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Right arm amputated. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Reported absent wounded through October, 1864. Survived the war.

SHUFFLER, NOAH, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 25, April 15, 1862. Reported present through December, 1863. Captured at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Mary}and, May 19, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 15, 1864. Paroled at Elmira on or about February 20, 1865, and transferred to the James River, Virginia, for exchange. No further records.

SMITH, ARCHIBALD, Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a blacksmith prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 34, April 10, 1862. Reported present through December, 1862. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, February 10, 1863, with chronic rheumatism. Returned to duty on March 10, 1863. Died in hospital at Gordonsville, Virginia, March 23, 1863, of "variola."

SMITH, JAMES M., Private - Born in Lincoln County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 12, 1862. Transferred to Company I, 6th Regiment N.C. State Troops, December 20-22, 1862, in exchange for Private John Martin.

SMITH, JOHN H., Private - Born in Burke or Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 18, April 25, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 29, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company B, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

STILWELL, HARRISON H., Private - Born in Burke County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 19, May 1, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through December, 1862. Reported absent sick in January-February, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Wounded in the left shoulder at Williamsport, Maryland, July 6, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Transferred to Raleigh on July 25, 1863. Returned to duty in November-December, 1863. Wounded at or near Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1-10, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Detailed for unspecified duty on February 24, 1865.

TATE, JAMES KNOX POLK, Sergeant - Previously served as Sergeant in Company E, 16th Regiment N.C, Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Volunteers). Enlisted in this company in Burke County on May 30, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant prior to July 2, 1862. Reported sick in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, in November-December, 1862. Reported absent sick in January-April, 1863. Discharged on May 12, 1863, by reason of "[illegible] of the lower lobes of both lungs."

TAYLOR, WESLEY, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farm laborer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 21, April 22, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for through August, 1862. Discharged on or about November 8, 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

THOMAS, WILLIAM J., Corporal - Born in Yancey County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Wake County at age 23, May 1, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through February, 1863. Wounded in the left thumb near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Left thumb amputated at the first joint. Returned to duty on September 9, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 9, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty and was promoted to Corporal on an unspecified date. Captured at Stephenson's Depot, Virginia, July 20, 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, July 28, 1864. Paroled at Camp Chase on March 2, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 10-12, 1865, for exchange.

WHISENHUNT, WILSON, Private - Resided in Burke County where he enlisted at age 39, August 30, 186[3], for the war. Reported present in November-December, 1863, and September-October, 1864. Survived the war.

WHISNANT, JOSEPH E., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 26, April 28, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, September 25, 1862, with an unspecified complaint, Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond on April 14, 1863, with bronchitis. Transferred to Huguenot Springs, Virginia, April 20, 1863. Returned to duty on May 15, 1863. Reported present through December, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond on January 29, 1864, with debilitas. Hospitalized at Richmond on February 8, 1864, with typhoid fever. Furloughed for thirty days on or about February 9, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864.1

WHITNEY, NOAH F., Private - Born in Catawba County* and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 30, May 1, 1862, for the war. Reported absent sick in June, 1862. Returned to duty in July-August, 1862. Reported present through February, 1863. Captured near Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, May 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 23, 1863, for exchange. Reported absent sick through December, 1863. No further records.

WINTERS, ALFRED, Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a farm laborer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 21, April 22, 1862, for the war. Reported present through August, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, October 1, 1862, with debilitas. Returned to duty on October 14, 1862. Reported present or accounted for through April, 1863. Captured at or near Hagerstown, Maryland, June 27, 1863. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, June 30, 1863. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, July 8, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout. Maryland, on or about October 18, 1863, Died in hospital at Point Lookout on December 12, 1863, of "chronic diarrhoea."

WOODY, STEPHEN A., Private - Born in Burke County where he resided as a laborer or farmer prior to enlisting in Burke County at age 30, March 29, 1862. Reported present through April, 1863. Died near New Market, Virginia, July 31, 1863. Cause of death not reported.
 

All of the above material is from North Carolina Troops-A Roster 1861-1865, a publication of the Historical Publications Section, Division of Archives and History, NC Department of Cultural Resources. All rights reserved. Vol. 13, pages 259-269.
 


 

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