Company G, 52nd REGIMENT,N.C. TROOPS

 

Company G, 52nd Regiment N. C. Troops

This company, known as the "Dry Pond Dixies," was raised in Lincoln County and enlisted in Lincoln County in March, 1862. It was mustered into state service at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, on April 28, 1862, and assigned to the 52nd Regiment N.C. Troops as Company G. 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 information contained in the following roster was compiled primarily from a company muster-in and descriptive roll dated April 28, 1862, and from company muster rolls for May 1-June 30, 1862; November 1, 1862-March 1, 1863; and July 1, 1863-December 31, 1864. No company records were located for July 1-October 31, 1862; March 2-June 30, 1863; or for the period after December 31, 1864. Valuable information was obtained from primary records such as the North Carolina adjutant general's Roll of Honor, discharge certificates, medical records, prisoner of war records, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, militia records, newspaper casually lists and obituaries, Confederate pension applications filed with the state of North Carolina, and the I860 federal census of North Carolina. Secondary sources such as postwar rosters and histories, cemetery records, the Confederate Veteran, published genealogies, and records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy also provided useful information.

OFFICERS

CAPTAINS

SHELTON, JOSEPH B. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 38. Appointed Captain on March 25, 1862. Resigned on or about August 16, 1862, by reason of "chronic diarrhoea." Resignation accepted on August 28, 1862.

KINCAID, JAMES M. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at age 24. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on March 25, 1862. Promoted to Captain on August 28, 1862. Wounded in the left thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Died in hospital at Gettysburg on August 27, 1863, of wounds.

WELLS, JAMES DANIEL Previously served as Musician in Company K, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on March 25, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on May 24, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 28, 1862. Promoted to Captain on August 27, 1863. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 6, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 14, 1864. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 23, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware on June 16, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

LIEUTENANTS

ASBURY, DANIEL M., 2nd Lieutenant. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 38. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on March 25, 1862. Resigned on an unspecified date. Reason he resigned not reported. Resignation accepted on May 23, 1862.

GATENS, JOHN E., 1st Lieutenant. Previously served as Private. in Company K, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861). Enlisted in this company on April 26, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on November 25, 1862. Wounded slightly at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on November 1, 1863. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Wounded in the neck at or near Cold Harbor, Virginia, on or about June 1, 1864. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia. Returned to duty on or about July 12, 1864. Wounded in the right shoulder and arm (flesh) at or near Jones' Farm, Virginia, on or about October 1, 1864. Reported absent wounded through December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1865. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, April 9, 1865. Released at Johnson's Island on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HOUSTON, ROBERT B. B., 3rd Lieutenant. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at age 22, May 8, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on June II, 1862. Resigned on February 12, 1863,by reason of "hypertrophy and solidification of the right lung complicated with bronchitis." Resignation accepted on February 20, 1863.

WELLS, HENRY W., 3rd Lieutenant. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a mason prior to enlisting at age 25, March 22, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on June 14, 1862. Promoted to Color Sergeant prior to February 26, 1863. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on February 26, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, August 24, 1863, with remittent fever. Returned to duty subsequent to November 17, 1863. Reported present in January-April, 1864. Reported at home on furlough in May-June, 1864. Retired to the Invalid Corps on August 1, 1864. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he died (possibly was killed in action) on April 1, 1865.]

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES

ABERNATHY, DAVID A., Private. Born in Catawba County* and resided in Lincoln County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at age 24, March 21, 1862. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863.

ABERNATHY, MILTON M., Private. Born in Lincoln County and resided in Iredell County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at age 27, March 23, 1862, Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through November 17, 1863. Reported absent without leave in January-February, 1864. Returned to duty in March-April, 1864. Present or accounted for through December, 1864. Captured by the enemy on an unspecified date. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863]

ALLEN, JOHN ALEXANDER, Private. Born in South Carolina and resided in Burke County where he was by occupation a day laborer prior to enlisting at age 31, April 28, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through December, 1864; however, he was reported absent sick during much of that period. Captured near Petersburg. Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 28, 1865. Released at Point

Lookout on or about June 8, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and was by occupation a farm laborer prior to enlisting at age 53, October 27, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for through December, 1864.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN G., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a blacksmith prior to enlisting at age 41, March 23, 1862. Discharged on or about May 29, 1862, by reason of being overage

ASBURY, OSBURN W., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a carpenter prior to enlisting at age 26, March 21, 1862. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through August, 1864. Captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout. Maryland. October 31, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 30, 1865, for exchange.

BALLARD, JAMES A., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 21, March 23, 1862. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, August 26, 1862, of "intermittent fever."

BALLARD, JOHN F., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 39, March 23, 1862. Discharged on May 6, 1862, by reason of being overage.

BARKER, CYRUS, Private. Quaker. Resided in Randolph County and was conscripted at age 30, November 3, 1862, for the war. Refused to perform military duty but was forced to remain with the company. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 5. 1863, after he was left behind as a nurse for the wounded. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Released at Fort Delaware on July 25, 1863, and was furnished transportation to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

BARKER, NATHAN, Private. Quaker. Resided in Randolph County and was conscripted at age 21, November 3, 1862, for the war. Refused to perform military duty but was forced to remain with the company. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 5. 1863, after he was left behind as a nurse for the wounded. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware on July 25, 1863, and was furnished transportation to Philadelphia. Pennsylvania.

BROTHERTON, HENRY, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 20, March 23, 1862. Reported absent wounded and in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, in July-August, 1863. Place and date wounded not reported (probably wounded at or near Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863). Returned to duty prior to October 14, 1863, when he was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Point Lookout, Ma ryland, October 27, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on January 28, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company C, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

BROTHERTON, JAMES, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 18, August 21, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for through December, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

BRYANT, J. B., Private. Enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, October 8, 1863. for the war. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, November 25. 1863. Cause of death not reported.

BRYANT, PHILLIP W., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 43, October 8, 1863, for the war. Died in hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia, December 30, 1863, of "typhoid fever."

CALDWELL, JAMES F., Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 19, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Davids Island, New York Harbor, on or about July 20, 1863. Paroled at Davids Island on an unspecified date. Received at City Point, Virginia, September 8, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty in January-February, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant in March-April, 1864. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [Was probably promoted to Corporal at about the time of his capture at Gettysburg.]

CALDWELL, MOSES A., Private. Born in Iredell County where he resided as a clerk prior to enlisting at age 24, March 21, 1862, Mustered in as Corporal. Reduced to ranks on or about December 10, 1862, by reason of "ill health." Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through August, 1863; however, he was reported absent sick during much of that period. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, November 3, 1863, with intermittent fever. Returned to duty on December 8, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, February 15, 1864, with rheumatism. Furloughed for thirty days on February 27, 1864. Died in March, 1864. Place and cause of death not reported.

CASHION, FRANKLIN, Private. Enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, October 8, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for through October, 1864. Transferred to Company K, 63rd Regiment N.C. Troops (5th Regiment N.C. Cavalry), in November- December, 1864.

CASHION, JAMES H., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at age 27, April 25, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through October, 1864. Served as a teamster during much of that period. Transferred to Company K, 63rd Regiment N.C. Troops (5th Regiment N.C. Cavalry), in November-December, 1864.

CHERRY, DAVID, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 54, October 8, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for through December, 1864; however, he was reported absent sick during much of that period. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

COX, NATHANIEL, Private. Quaker. Resided in Randolph County and was conscripted at age 35, November 3, 1862, for the war. Refused to perform military duty but was forced to remain with the company. Discharged on February 14, 1863, after having paid the required tax.

CRANFORD, J. P., Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 31, November 3, 1862, for the war. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Exchanged prior to August 1, 1863, when he was hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, with chronic diarrhoea. Furloughed for thirty days on August 26, 1863. Reported absent without leave in January-December, 1864. Survived the war.

CRANFORD, LEVI, Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 28, November 3, 1862, for the war. Deserted on or about June 29, 1863.

CRANFORD, P. C., Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 30, November 3, 1862, for the war. Deserted on November 24, 1862. Returned to duty subsequent to March 1, 1863. Deserted to the enemy at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 2, 1863. Confined at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania, where he died on September 29, 1863. Cause of death not reported.

DAVIS, HENRY, Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 25, November 3, 1862, for the war. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 6, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 17, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on August 6, 1864, of disease.

DELLINGER, LEROY M., 1st Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 25, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant on June 30, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Promoted to 1st Sergeant on December 10, 1863. Reported absent wounded in May-June, 1864. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty in July-August, 1864. Captured at or near Amelia Court House, Virginia, April 4, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

DELLINGER, LORENZO D., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Camp French, near Petersburg, Virginia, at age 19, September 22, 1862, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, December 24, 1863, with anasarca. Furloughed on February 12, 1864. Reported absent sick through August, 1864. Hospitalized at Danville, Virginia, October 31, 1864, with pneumonia. Furloughed on March 24, 1865.

EDWARDS, JACOB O., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 19, March 23, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Died at Fort Delaware on October 28, 1863, of "diarrhoea chronic."

EDWARDS, LEWIS, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 36, August 10, 1863, for the war. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on January 9, 1864, of "smallpox."

EDWARDS, WILLIAM E., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 18, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on December 10, 1863. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3, 1864.

FLEMING, DAVID C, Private. Enlisted on April 25, 1862, for the war. Killed at Goldsboro on December 17, 1862.

GANT, HARRISON G., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 22, March 20, 1862. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through August, 1864. Captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 31, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 30, 1865, for exchange. Paroled at Charlotte on May 17, 1865.

GANT, O. JEFFERSON, Private. Resided in Lincoln County where he enlisted at age 39, March 12, 1863, for the war. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware. Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Died at Fort Delaware on September 23, 1863, of "bronchitis acute."

GOODSON, JOEL, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 21, March 23, 1862. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through February, 1864 Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, April 15, 1864, with debilitas. Transferred to hospital at Farmville. Virginia, April 29, 1864. Died in hospital at Farmville on May 11, 1864, of "chr[onic] diarrhoea."

GOODSON, JOHN F., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 24, March 20, 1862. Hospitalized at or near Petersburg. Virginia, September 24, 1862, with remittent fever Returned to duty on December 4, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 20, 1863. Released at Point Lookout on February 5, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company C, 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry. [Prior to his service in the 52nd Regiment N.C. Troops he may have served as 2nd Lieutenant of Company K. 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C Volunteers)]

GOODSON, JOHN W., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 18. March 20. 1862. Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February, 1864 Reported absent wounded in May-August, 1864. Place and date wounded not reported. Reported absent on detached service at Raleigh in September-October, 1864. Rejoined the company in November-December, 1864. Captured near Petersburg, 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.

GOODSON, REUBEN, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 21, March 20, 1862. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, on or about June 6, 1864, of "dysentery acute."

HAGAR, JAMES H., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted on October 27, 1864. for the war. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865, Released at Point Lookout on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HAGAR, JAMES W., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted on October 27. 1864, for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia. March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland on or about March 17, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864, and was wounded in action. Place and date wounded not reported. Reported absent wounded through August, 1864. Returned to duty prior to October 27, 1864, when he was captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia. Confined at Point Lookout on October 31, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 30, 1865, for exchange. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 30, 1865, with chronic diarrhoea. Transferred to another hospital on April 1, 1865.

LUCKY, DAVID, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 34, March 23, 1862. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through April, 1864. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 6, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 17, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Died at Elmira on or about February 28, 1865, of "chro[nic] diarrhoea."

LUCKY, JOHN, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 26, March 23, 1862. Captured at Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Paroled at Baltimore on August 23, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, August 24, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to March 1, 1864. Reported absent wounded in July-August, 1864. Place and date wounded not reported. Reported absent wounded through December, 1864. Paroled at Charlotte on May 17. 1865,

McINTOSH, WILLIAM, Private. Born in Mecklenburg County and resided in Gaston County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 42, October 8, 1863, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

MELTON, ZACHARIAH, Private. Previously served as Private. in Company I, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops. Transferred to this company on September 22, 1864. Reported present in November-December, 1864.

MOORE, JAMES A., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 42, March 23, 1862. Discharged on May 29, 1862, by reason of being overage.

MOORE, JAMES M., Private. Enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, October 8, 1863, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through June, 1864. Variously reported to have died in July, 1864, and on September 19, 1864, of disease. Place of death not reported.

MUNDAY, JAMES D., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a student prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 17, March 23, 1862. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through December, 1864.

MUNDAY, JEREMIAH F., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 19, March 23, 1862. Wounded at Goldsboro on December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in March-August, 1863. Wounded in the hand (finger amputated) at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Reported absent wounded through April, 1864. Reported absent on detail at Salisbury in May-August, 1864. Reported absent on detached service at Concord in July-December, 1864. Paroled at Salisbury on May 3, 1865.

MUNDAY, WILLIAM F., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting al age 21, March 23, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863 Died at Fort Delaware on October 10, 1863. Cause of dealh not reported.

NANCE, ALBERT C, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 26, October 27, 1864, for the war. Captured at or near Amelia Court House, Virginia, April 4, 1865. Confined al Hart's Island, New York Harbor. April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on or about June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance

NIXON, ALBERT M., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 25, March 21, 1862. Captured at Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington. DC Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, August 8, 1863 Released at Point Lookout on or aboul January 28, 1864, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company C. 1st Regiment US Volunteer Infantry.

NIXON, ARCHIBALD, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting al age 39, March 25, 1862. Wounded in the thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Leg amputated. Hospitalized at Gettysburg where he died on July 19, 1863, of wounds

NIXON, FRANKLIN, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 36, March 12, 1863, for the war. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware on July 30. 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, August 1, 1863. for exchange. Returned to duty in January-February, 1864. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 6, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 17, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Exchanged in September-October, 1864. Reported absent sick in November-December, 1864.

NIXON, GEORGE, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 34, March 25, 1862. Wounded in the head and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3. 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg where he died on July 20, 1S63, of wounds.

NIXON, JAMES TURNER, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 45. October 27. 1864, for the war. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

NIXON, JOHN MONROE, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 34, March 25, 1862. Wounded in the left shoulder at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October, 1863. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 16, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June. 1864. Present or accounted for through December, 1864. Died in 1865. Place, exact date, and cause of death not reported.

NIXON, SIDNEY G., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lncoln County at age 35, March 17, 1862. Captured at Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, August 20, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 16, 1864. Received at City Point. Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout. Died at Point Lookout on February 8, 1865, of "dropsy."

NORWOOD, JAMES T., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 45, March 25, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on December 11, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October, 1863. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 16, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Reported absent wounded in July-October, 1864. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

NORWOOD, THOMAS S., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 28. March 27, 1862. Captured at Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, August 20, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 16, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Captured at Burgess' Mill. Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout on October 31, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on January 23. 1865, of "dysentery."

PENDERGRASS, JOHN, Private. Enlisted at Petersburg, Virginia, July 12, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for through October, 1864 Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, December 5. 1864. with chronic diarrhoea. Returned to duty on March 24. 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. April 9, 1865.

PERKINS, HENRY, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 35, March 23, 1862. Died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, November 9, 1862, of "typhoid fever."

POTTS, WILLIAM T., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at age 18. June 30, 1862, for the war. Captured at Bristoe Station. Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Point Lookout. Maryland, October 27, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on or about December 25. 1863. Cause of death not reported

PRIM, WILLIAM A., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 22. March 17, 1862. Wounded in the right ankle and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July I. 1863 Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Transferred to hospital at Davids Island, New York Harbor, where he arrived on or about July 20, 1863. Paroled at Davids Island on or about October 22, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, October 28, 1863, for exchange. Reported absent wounded or absent on parole through December, 1864. Survived the war.

PROCTOR, EDWARD A., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, April 8, 1864, for the war. Captured at Elurgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 31, 1864. Released at Point Lookout on June 16, 1865. after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

REAGAN, JAMES L., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted in Wayne Counly at age 18, March 1, 1863, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through June, 1864. Wounded in the groin at or near Reams' Station, Virginia, on or about August 25, 1864. Returned to duty in November-December, 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

REDDING, MICHAEL F., Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 26, November 3, 1862, for the war. Deserted on November 24, 1862. Returned to duty subsequent to March 1, 1863. Deserted to the enemy near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 5, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware on September 22,

1863, after taking the Oath of Allegiance and joining the U.S. Army. Assigned to Company E, 3rd Regiment Maryland Cavalry.

REED, JAMES H., Private. Resided in Iredell or Mecklenburg County and enlisted in Lincoln County at age 19, April 28, 1862, for the war. Wounded in the right arm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported present through December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

REED, THOMAS L., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at age 28, April 26, 1862, for the war. Wounded in the right thigh and left hand and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Transferred to hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania, where he arrived on July 19, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 2, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 17, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in July-August, 1864. Wounded in the left foot (flesh) at Jones' Farm, Virginia, on or about September 30, 1864. Reported absent wounded through December, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 1, 1865.

REYNOLDS, JOHN C., Private. Enlisted on October 27, 1864, for the war. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 8, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

RILEY, JAMES, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 39, March 23, 1862. Deserted on June 24, 1863. Returned to duty on April 29, 1864. Reported absent sick in July-December, 1864. Reported absent without leave on March 11, 1865.

ROBINSON, FRANCIS C., Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, April 8, 1864, for the war. Reported present or accounted for through December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 16, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ROBINSON, JOHN C, Private. Born in Lincoln County and resided in Lincoln or Gaston County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 24, March 23, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware on September 14, 1864. Received at Varina, Virginia, September 22, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in November-December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ROBINSON, JOHN H., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 24, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1864, Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through December, 1864.

ROBINSON, JOSEPH B., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 22, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on December 11, 1862. Wounded in the left arm, right shoulder, and right thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Died in hospital at Gettysburg on September 9, 1863, of wounds.

ROBINSON, THOMAS M., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a merchant prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 20, March 23, 1862. Captured near Hagerstown, Maryland, July 12, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, August 20, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 16, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Reported absent wounded in July- October, 1864. Place and dale wounded not reported. Was reportedly transferred to Barringer's cavalry brigade in November-December, 1864; however, no record of his service in the cavalry was located.

RUSSELL, HENRY COLUMBUS, Private. Resided in Randolph or Montgomery County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 25, November 3, 1862, for the war. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

SEXTON, JOHN, Private. Resided in Randolph County and enlisted at Franklin, Virginia, at age 26, November 3, 1862, for the war. Deserted on November 21, 1862. Returned to duty subsequent to March 1, 1863. Deserted on July 7, 1863.

SHELTON, LEVI M., Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 32, March 22, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant on June 14, 1862. Captured at Falling Waters, Maryland, July 14, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, August 21, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 17, 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Reported absent wounded in July-October, 1864. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty in November-December, 1864. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout on April 4, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 20, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3,

1863, and at Richmond, Virginia, on unspecified dates.]

SHERRILL, JAMES M., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 18, March 25, 1862, Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through August, 1864. Captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 31, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on January 17, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, January 21, 1865, for exchange.

SHERRILL, JOHN A., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 18. August 21, 1863. for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left arm at Jones' Farm, Virginia. October I, 1864. Left arm amputated. Reported absent wounded through December, 1864. Retired from service on February 17, 1865.

SHERRILL, WILLIAM, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted in Wayne County at age 18, March 1, 1863, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through October, 1864. Died at or near Richmond, Virginia, on or about November 13, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

SIFFORD, JOHN FRANK, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 37, March 23, 1862. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia, August 5, 1862, with acute rheumatism. Returned to duty on November 14, 1862. Captured at or near Falling Waters, Maryland, on or about July 14, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, on or about August 17, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on February 20. 1864. Cause of death not reported.

SIFFORD, ROBERT J., Private. Resided in Lincoln County where he enlisted at age 24, April 10, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on December 11, 1862. Wounded in the right leg and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Transferred to hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania, where he arrived on July 17, 1863. Transferred to hospital at Baltimore, Maryland, where he arrived on or about October 4, 1863. Reduced to ranks in November, 1863-February. 1864. while a prisoner of war. Released at Point Lookout on May 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

SIFFORD, WILLIAM A., Private. Resided in Lincoln County where he enlisted at age 35. March 10, 1863, for the war. Wounded in the left leg and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Chester, Pennsylvania, on or about July 17, 1863. Transferred to hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he arrived on or about October 4, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 16. 1864. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20, 1864. for exchange. Reported absent on parole or absent sick through December, 1864. Paroled at Charlotte on May 3. 1865.

SMITH, JACKSON, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Camp French. near Petersburg, Virginia, at age 21, September 22, 1862. for the war. Wounded in the left arm at Goldsboro on December 17, 1862. Reported absent wounded through March 1, 1863. Company records do not indicate whether he returned to duty; however, he was listed as a deserter on August 26, 1863. Returned to duty on April 29, 1864 Present or accounted for through December. 1864 Surrendered at Appomattox Court House. Virginia. April 9, 1865.

SMITH, WILLIAM H., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 30. March 22. 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on December 10, 1863. Reported present on surviving company muster rolls through December. 1864,

THOMPSON, DANIEL G., Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 18, March 22. 1862. Mustered in as Private. Wounded in the groin and right thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Transferred to hospital at Baltimore, Maryland, July 25, 1863, Paroled at Baltimore on August 23, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, August 24, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty on an unspecified date (probably in November-December, 1863). Promoted to Sergeant on December 10. 1863 Present or accounted for until transferred to Company I. 28th Regiment N.C. Troops, November 1, 1864

THOMPSON, JOHN, Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 19, March 22, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout. Maryland, October 20, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on December 24, 1863, of "chronic diarrhoea."

THOMPSON, THOMAS B., Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 28, March 22, 1862. Mustered in as Sergeant. Wounded in the left thigh (fracture) and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg where he died on August 10, 1863, of wounds.

THOMPSON, WILLIAM D., 1st Sergeant Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 32, March 23, 1862. Mustered in as 1st Sergeant. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863.

TUCKER, DAVID C., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 22, March 22, 1862. Died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, September 5, 1862, of "typhoid fever."

TUCKER, JOHN C, Private. Resided in Lincoln County where he enlisted at age 27, April 28, 1862, for the war. Captured at Hagerstown, Maryland, July 12, 1863. Sent to Baltimore, Maryland. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, August 21, 1863. Hospitalized at Point Lookout on October 29, 1863, with chronic diarrhoea. Reported in hospital at Point Lookout until March 3, 1864, when he was paroled and transferred for exchange. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 6, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864. Killed on June 8, 1864. Place of death not reported.

TUCKER, ROBERT A., Private. Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at age 30, March 22, 1862. Died at home on or about June 3, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

WILKERSON, JAMES SIDNEY, Private. Born in Catawba County* and resided in Lincoln County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at age 21, March 22, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 10, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 20, 1863. Died in the smallpox hospital at Point Lookout on November 17, 1863.

WILLIAMS, JAMES, Private. Born in Cleveland County and was by occupation a blacksmith prior to enlisting at age 19, March 23, 1862. Reported absent without leave prior to July 1, 1862.

WILLIAMSON, JAMES D., Corporal Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a tanner prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 38, March 22, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Deserted on June 24, 1863. Returned to duty on October 22, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on September I, 1864, Captured at Burgess' Mill, Virginia, October 27, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, October 31, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on December 27, 1864, of "chronic diarrhoea."

WOMACK, STARLING, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, at age 42, October 8, 1863, for the war. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, December 25, 1863, with hemorrhoids. Furloughed for sixty days on March 9, 1864. Returned to duty in May-June, 1864 Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 4, 1865 Released at Point Lookout on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate that he was wounded in the head near Petersburg, Virginia, October 4, 1864.]

YOUNG, SOLOMON, Private. Resided in Lincoln County and enlisted at Camp French, near Petersburg, Virginia, at age 27, September 22, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for on surviving company muster rolls through December, 1864. Reported on duty as an ambulance driver during much of that period.


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. 12, pg. 480-490].


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