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)

Catawba County
Confederate Soldier

During the 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


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.


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

Herman Family

The Lanier Brothers

Jesse A. Sigmon

Wartime Letters of Jacob L. Hartsoe

Daniel C. Wilson
History and dedication

Wartime Letters of Andrew Rink

The First Tar Heel to die in battle

The Gabriel Boys

Prison Life and Other Incidents in the
War of 1861-'65
An account by Miles O. Sherrill

Catawba County's LastSurviving Confederate Soldier

Civil War Rosters
Arranged by State
The MOST COMPLETE list of Civil War roster Links on the web
by Zebulon B. Vance

Widow's Pension Application
W.P. Cline



A Guide to Military Organizations and
Installations North Carolina - 1861-1865

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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to report or if any of those listed are broken]

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