Company F, 33rd Regiment, North Carolina Troops
Middletown, Hyde County, North Carolina

OFFICERS


Major Thomas W. Mayhew
Captured / Wounded / Died of Wounds

Thomas W. Mayhew resided in Hyde County. Appointed Captain on September 9, 1861. Captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he arrived on June 21, 1862. Promoted to Major and transferred to the field and staff of this regiment on August 5, 1862, while a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 1, 1862. Arrived at Vicksburg on September 20, 1862. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, November 10, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, May 12, 1863, of wounds. "He was a brave and skillful officer, and was greatly beloved by the regiment. A gentler, nobler, more loyal heart never beat in the breast of man."

Note: Thomas W. Mayhew was the son of the owner of the newspaper in New Bern, N.C. In the late 1850's he came to Hyde County as a school teacher. He was married to Adelaide Watson, daughter of William Watson and Sarah "Sally" Weston, in 1859. After dying as a result of wounds at Chancerllorsville, his body was returned to and buried in New Bern. His son, Thomas W. Mayhew, Jr., grew up in Hyde County with his mother Adelade and her second husband Rev. Samuel Barber. Upon his death, Thomas, Jr., was buried near his father in New Bern. Major Mayhew was a valiant soldier and leader and was well thought of in Hyde County. The Mayhew name used as a first or middle name is still in Hyde County today.

1860 Census: (Lake Comfort) - Thomas W. Mayhew age 21, and his wife Adelade Watson Mayhew, age 19, living in the home of her father William & Sally Watson.

UDC Members:
Elizabeth Mayhew Hendren, New Bern Chapter # 204, New Bern, N.C.
Carrie Mayhew Hendren Roberts, New Bern Chapter # 204, New Bern, N.C.
Mary Henderson Vance, Fannie Patton Chapter # 1699, Asheville, N.C.
Mary L. Hendren Vance, New Bern Chapter # 204, New Bern, N.C.


Major James Augustus Weston
Captured / Wounded

James A. Weston resided in Hyde County where he enlisted. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on September 19, 1861. Captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he arrived on June 21, 1862. Promoted to Captain on August 5, 1862, while a prisoner of war. Transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 1, 1862. Arrived at Vicksburg on September 20, 1862. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, November 10, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the leg at Jericho Mills, Virginia, May 23, 1864. Appointed Major on July 28, 1864, and transferred to the Field and Staff. Absent wounded at the time of his promotion. Reported for duty with the Field and Staff in January-February, 1865. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

James Augustus Weston was born on May 6, 1838 at Lake Comfort, Hyde County, the son of Samuel E. Weston and Diana Bartee Watson. James A. Weston's father died in 1840, and his mother, Dinah, then married James W. Swindell. Westonís mother was the sister of William Watson II, a private in this Company, father-in-law of Major Mayhew, and likely the "sponsor" of this Company. When the Hyde Co. census was taken on August 16, 1850 he was living in the home of John Swindell and listed as age 12. After the war he studied in Theological Seminary at Alexandria, Virginia and was ordained a deacon in 1870; priesthood, 1876. He was a minister at churches in Herford, Raleigh, and Hickory. After the turn on the century he wrote the history of the 33rd regiment in Clarks' Regiments. He also wrote a lengthy book on Marshal Peter Stuart Ney of Napoleon's Army. Major Weston never married. He died of Bright's Disease in December 1905 at Shelby, Cleveland Co., North Carolina. His funeral was held at the Church of the Ascension in Hickory, North Carolina, and he was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

1850 Census: (Mattamuskeet District) - John Swindell 25, Eunice Carrowon 22, James A. Weston 12, Joseph W. Swindell 5, Dinah C. Swindell 2, Sarah F. Swindell 1/12.

UDC Member:
Neppie Brothers Griffin, Asheville Chapter #104, Asheville, N.C.

Brothers in the Confederate Army:
Jabez Gray Weston - Spencerís Rangers.
John M. Weston - Co. K & F, 67th Regiment.
Joseph Walter Swindell (half-brother) - Co. I, 4th Regiment.


1st Lieutenant James W. Gibbs
Captured / Wounded (2)

James W. Gibbs resided in Hyde County where he enlisted. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on September 9, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 5, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Paroled and exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported on duty as acting commander of Company A of this regiment during September-October, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left foot at Jericho Mills, Virginia, May 23, 1864. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1864. Retired to the Invalid Corps on January 11, 1865, by reason of disability. Resigned on February 18, 1865. Resignation accepted on March 16, 1865.

James W. Gibbs was born April 26, 1841 and died February 18, 1910, the son of Benjamin M. Gibbs and Sarah R. Jennette. He married Martha M. Gibbs, daughter of Hilliard Gibbs & Mrs. Angeline E. Saunderson Gaskins, in 1866. James W. Gibbs and his wife are both buried at Amity Methodist Church Cemetery in Hyde County. James' headstone reads, "1st Lieutenant Co. F, 33Regiment N.C. Recruit" "A truer nobler heart never beat within a human breast." Mrs. James W. Gibbs, his widow, applied for Confederate Widows Pension in 1928.

1850 Census: (Mattamuskeet District) - Benjamin M. Gibbs 40, Sarah R. 39, Benjamin F. 20, Robert J. 19, Dorcas J. 17, Thomas L. 16, Nancy E. 14, Amanda A. 13, William H. 11, James W. 9, Sarah A. 7, Mary M. 5, Richard W. 3, Lavincia M. 5/12.
1860 Census: (Middletown District) - Sarah Gibbs 45, W. H. 21, J. W. 18, S. A. 17, M. 15, L.M. 12, Augustine 9.
1870 Census: (Lake Landing District) - James 28, merchant, Martha 20, Polly 25.
1880 Census: (Lake Landing District) - James W. 39, farmer/merchant, Martha 31, Sophia McKinney 15 (no relation), Robert Thompson 19 (nephew)
1900 Census: (Lake Landing District) - James W. Gibbs 59, Martha M. 50, Julia A. 45 (sister in law), Angie C. 13 (niece)

Brothers in the Confederacy:
Benjamin F. Gibbs - Spencer's Rangers.

UDC Members:
Martha M. Gibbs, Matt Ransom Chapter # 444, Middletown, N.C.


1st Lieutenant Wilson Hodges "Wilkes" Lucas
Captured

Wilson Hodges Lucas resided in Hyde County where he enlisted at age 21 on September 9, 1861. Mustered in as 1st Sergeant. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on August 5, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Paroled and exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January- February, 1863. Present or accounted for until promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Company A of this regiment on July 3, 1863. Reported on duty as acting commander of Company B of this regiment during May-December 1864. Present or accounted for through February 1865. The 1890 Civil War Veterans Census states Wilson H. Lucas was a Confederate Captain in Company A, 33rd Regiment.

Wilson Hodges Lucas was born on February 8, 1842, the son of Henry Lucas and Mary Ann Williams. He was married first to Martha Jane Roper (1847-1883) in Hyde County on October 7, 1869 and had seven children. He married second to Martha Ann Armstrong (1846-1935) on March 19, 1889 at the Presbyterian Church in Rocky Point, NC. She was a music teacher, the daughter of Thomas James Armstrong & Martha Ann Wilson. They lived at Goshen in Hyde County while his children by his first wife went to live with their grandmother, Mrs. Sally Roper Ballance. He became a State Senator at the age of 26. He served one term in 1889 and again in 1891. He also served several terms in the State Legislature in 1870 and in 1903. He was considered the county's most eloquent speaker of his day. He died on January 22, 1904 and is buried at St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Hyde County. His headstone reads "Col. Wilson Hodges Lucas" which one can only assume was a title of respect, rather than of rank.

Note: It is said that Wilson Hodges Lucas had a quick temper and on one occasion during an argument over a right-of-way he was charged with shooting and killing his wife's step-father in 1873. The body laid on the front porch of the victim's home. He was tried for murder but was never convicted.

1850 Census: (Currituck District) - Henry Lucas 48, Mary A. 31, William (Wilson) H. 8, Mary E. 8/12
1860 Census: (Currituck District) - Henry 58, Mary A. 43, Wilson 18, Mary 10, Sally 1.
1870 Census: (Lake Landing District) - Henry 69, Mary A. 50, Wilson 28, Martha J. 21.
1880 Census: (Lake Landing District) - Wilson H. Lucas 38, farmer, Martha J. 29, Lillie R. 9, Harry G. 8, Rosa L. 6, David M. 4, Henry (father) 79.
1900 Census: (Lake Landing District) - Wilson H. Lucas 58, Martha A. 50.

UDC Members:
Lillie E. Lucas, Matt Ransom Chapter # 444, Middletown, N.C.
Rosa Lee Lucas, Matt Ransom Chapter # 444, Middletown, N.C.
W. H. Lucas, Matt Ransom Chapter # 444, Middletown, N.C.

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Swindell
Captured (3) / Wounded (2)

Joseph Swindell resided in Hyde County where he enlisted on September 9, 1861. Mustered in as Sergeant. Present or accounted for until wounded at or near New Bern on March 14, 1862. Company records indicate he was captured at New Bern; however, records of the Federal Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report. Returned to duty in November-December, 1862. Captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Paroled and exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Promoted to 1st Sergeant in March-August, 1863. Captured at or near Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Sent to Washington, D. C. Paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on May 13, 1863, for exchange. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on July 4, 1863. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on August 4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported on duty as acting commander of Company E of this regiment in November- December, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded at Reams' Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Present or accounted for through April 8, 1865, [records of the Federal Provost Marshal dated December, 1862, give his age as 20.]

Joseph Swindell was born in 1842, the son of William Swindell and Harriet Farrow. He was married in 1869 to Mollie L. Ray.

1850 Census: (Mattamuskeet District) - William Swindell 42, Hariet 31, Joseph 8, Matilda 5, Winfield S. 2, Eleanor E. 6/12.
1860 Census: (Middletown District) - William 54, Mary A. 40, Joseph 18, Matilda 15, Winfield 13, Eleanor 10, Emily 8.
1870 Census: (Lake Landing District) - William 64, Harriet 51, Joseph 27, Scott 20, Ella 19, Emeline 18, Mary 26, Emma 2/12.

Brothers in the Confederacy:
Winfield S. Swindell - Company I, 2nd Jr. Reserves.

2nd Lieutenant Samuel C. Watson
Captured / Wounded (2) / Died of Wounds

Samuel C. Watson resided in Hyde County where he enlisted. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on September 9, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to July 3, 1863, when he was wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Died in hospital near Gettysburg on or about July 6, 1863, of wounds.

Samuel C. Watson was born circa 1835 and died on July 6th 1863, son of Benjamin Watson & Emma (__?__). He married to Nancy L. Gibbs in 1856; son: Benjamin F. Watson b.ca. 1858, m. 1885 to Ann E. Craddock .

1850 Census: (Mattamuskeet District) - Benjamin Watson 51, William J. 22, Thomas M. 21, Samuel C. 15, Henry G. 13, Robert F. 11.
1860 Census: J. J. Fulford, 27, Mary, 25, Benj., 4, Saml. Watson, 24.

Brothers in the Confederacy:
William J. Watson - Company K, 1st Artillery or Company B, 3rd Artillery.
Thomas M. Watson - Company F, 33rd Regiment.
Henry G. Watson - Company G, 19th Regiment (2nd Calvary).
Robert F. Watson - Company F, 33rd Regiment.

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