Catawba County, North Carolina
in the War Between the States
(L to R) Ike Williams, George
W. Rabb, Jeptha U. Long,
Henry J. Reitzel, John.M. Arndt and John Sherrill.
(Photo courtesy of Catawba County Historical Assn., Kevin Isenhour)
War Between the States, over 2,106 Catawba County men
(out of a population of about 6,000) went off to war.
Over a third of them never returned. This is their story.
CATAWBA COUNTY CONFEDERATE SOLDIER MEMORIAL
A continuing project for the Sons of Confederate Veterans has been to locate,
mark and memorialize the graves of the 632 men who never returned.
In 2005, a memorial was dedicated on Courthouse Square in Newton to honor these men.
OLD SOLDIER'S REUNION
Since 1896, surviving Catawba soldiers have held an annual reunion
during the third week of August, each year. Records exist for
their annual reunions at these sites:
1892, 1938, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009.
A picture of an early reunion shows many attendees.
Viewers are invited to help identify them.
Items of interest in Catawba County
||Civil War Rosters
Arranged by State
The MOST COMPLETE list of Civil War roster Links on the web
|NORTH CAROLINA'S RECORD
by Zebulon B. Vance
|Section I - Numerical Desig.of NC CSA Organizations|
|Section II - Local Designations of Confederate Units|
|Section IIa - Company Organization of NC Units|
|Section III - Union Regiments|
|Section IV -Military Installations|
|Section V -Abbreviations|
|NC Civil War Pension Project|
|Proposed CSA Database|
|NC Reserve Organization|
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