HISTORY OF THE
Thirty-Seventh Regt. U.S.C. Infantry

HISTORY OF COMPANY " I "

This Company was recruited in Newbern, North Carolina, in the months of August and September, 1864, and was organized as a Company at Chapin's Farm, Virginia, November 27th, 1864, by Lieutenant Alonzo C. REMBAUGH. This Company since its organization has taken part in all the campaigns in which the regiment has been, and is composed of fine material for soldiers, being one of the best companies in the regiment. It was detached from the regiment at Wilmington, North Carolina, November 28th, 1865, and ordered on duty in district of Newbern, North Carolina, where it was assigned to duty at Fort Macon, North Carolina.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

Captain SINGER - was mustered into the service, as private Company A, First Massachusetts Volunteers Infantry, and participated in the twenty-five battles in which it was engaged up to October 1, 1864, and for bravery and fidelity was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Colored Troops, and assigned to 3rd North Carolina Colored Infantry, and placed on recruiting service. After nine months of this duty he was ordered to regiment and assigned to Company F, 37th U.S.C.T., and was in all the campaigns of General BUTLER, on James River, Virginia, in 1864. He commanded Company B of his regiment, after the death of Captain FOSTER at the battle of Fort Harrison, and was commissioned First Lieutenant and assigned to Company E, for brave and gallant conduct at the repulse of the enemy at that fort. He was shortly afterwards appointed Regimental Adjutant, which place he filled, for more than a year, participating in all the battles with the regiment. He was Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, at post of Wilmington, North Carolina, September, 1865, and held that position until (the troops being mustered out) the post was abandoned in December, 1865. He was commissioned Captain May 24, 1866, and appointed Acting Assistant Inspector-General for the State of North Carolina.

James J. SULLIVAN - First Lieutenant. Joined the regiment January 26, 1864, at Norfolk, Virginia. Original entry into service, June 13, 1861, in 11th Massachusetts Infantry, and participated in all the battles in which that regiment was engaged, up to July 4, 1863. Was wounded four times at the second battle of Bull Run, Virginia, on the 29th day of August, 1862. Participated in all the marches, sieges and battles in which the 37th Regiment was engaged, up to the present date.

James H. GRIGGIS - Second Lieutenant. Enlisted April 1, 1861, as private Company B, 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Was with the regiment at the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; was wounded in four places, captured and kept in Richmond, from August 1 to November 26, 1861; in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from December 3, 1861, to March 1, 1862; in Salisbury, North Carolina, from March 14 to June 26, 1862, at which time was released. Re-enlisted in the 33d Massachusetts Volunteers, July 13, 1862; served until March 29, 1864; was discharged for disability caused by former wounds; joined the 37th U. S. C. T., January 18, 1864, and served continually with the regiment since; was detailed on staff duty as Acting Assistant Quartermaster at Morehead City, North Carolina.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Henry RUFFIN - Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1865. Promoted First Sergeant June 25, 1866.

James GALLEY - Appointed Sergeant September 1, l865.

George E. WENDLY - Appointed Sergeant October 13, 1865.

Benjamin DRIGGS - Appointed Sergeant September 1, 1865.

Charles GALLAWAY - Appointed Sergeant January 20, 1866.

David E. STANLEY - Appointed Corporal January 1, 1866.

Richard JOINER - Appointed Corporal October 13, 1865.

Robert NIXON - Appointed Corporal January 1, 1866.

Ivey KEYS - Appointed Corporal January 1, 1866.

Robert THOMAS - Appointed Corporal January 1, 1866.

Isaac WHITE - Appointed Corporal January 20, 1866.

Mills WELSH - Appointed Corporal January l, 1865. Promoted to Sergeant April 1, 1865; reduced to ranks July 6, 1865; reappointed Corporal June, 1866.

Babbett TAYLOR - Appointed Corporal June 25, 1866.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)

John ALLEN - August 31, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died.

Benjamin ARRON - August 26,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted.

Albert BELL - August 17, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October 24, 1865.

James H. BLANGS - August 31, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Discharged.

Frank BLUNT - August 20, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

P. C. BOONE - August 30, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died.

Merrick BOYD - August 20,1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

James BRYANT - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Godfrey BUTLER - September 1, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died.

Blunt BUNN - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died February 1,1865.

Allen BURGESS August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Taylor BARRETT - September l, 1865, Newbern, North Carolina.

James H. BROWN - February 22, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Alexander CARTER - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Orils COONSE - August 11, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

James COOREL - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Bryant COX - August 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died January 5, 1865.

Benjamin DRIGGS - August 23, 1864, Beaufort, North Carolina. Promoted to Sergeant September 1, 1865.

John H. DIGGS - February 18, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

John DOUGLASS - February 8, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Moses ELLISON - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1865.

William ELLICK - August 22, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Caesar EVANS - August 27, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Henry FENNELL - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Moses FORBES - August 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October 18, 1864.

Nathan FRUMAN - August 30,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October,1864.

Andrew FISHER - January 31, 1866, Norfolk, Virginia.

David GILLESBIE - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October,1864.

William GORDON - August 27, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Redman GRICE - August 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted from Fort Macon.

Samuel GRICE - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Alfred GRIFFIN - August 19, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Abram GALLAWAY - March 1, 1865 Wilmington, North Carolina.

Charles GALLAWAY - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Promoted Sergeant January 20, 1866.

James GALLY - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Promoted Sergeant September 1, 1865.

Isham GIBBS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Lemuel GRIMES - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted April 12, 1865.

James A. GREEN - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Robert GREEN - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Samuel GREEN - February 26, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Manuel HALL - August 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Edward HAMMOND - August 30, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Moses HINES - August 20, 1864. Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted March 6, 1865.

Simon HOLIDAY - August 31, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted April 2, 1865.

Pompey HASKILL - August 19, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Irvin HEGLER - March 24, 1864, Faison's Depot, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Thomas HOOD - January 14, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Providence JAMES - August 27, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Jack JOINER - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died April 5, 1865.

Reddick JOINER - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

John JOINER - August 27, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Richard JOINER - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1866.

Manuel JONES - August 30, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Peter JONES - August 19, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died January 13, 1865.

Walter JONES - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1865; reduced April, 1865.

Calvin JONES - August 29, 1864, Roanoke Island North Carolina. Mustered out.

Thomas JOHNSON - November 15, 1864, Washington, District of Columbia. Mustered out.

Samuel JOHNSON - February 2, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Ivey KEYS - August 25,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1866.

Zachariah KEYS - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted at Newbern, North Carolina.

Atlas KELLEY - August 12, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted at Fort Macon.

Robert KING - August 14, 1864, Beaufort, North Carolina Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Noah LATHAM - August 14, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died March 21, 1866.

Jacob LATHAM - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Sergeant January l, 1865; reduced to ranks and deserted at Fort Macon, North Carolina.

Charles LEE - August 24, 1864, Roanoke Island. Killed by a piece of shell at Dutch Gap, Virginia, September; 1864.

Isaac MATHEWS - August 14, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Dallas MATTOX - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ellis MATTOX - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Martin MATTOX - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died in Hospital, Point of Rocks, Virginia.

John MASSEY - August 17, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Bryan MOORE - August 29, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Oretus MILLER - August 24,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted at Raleigh, North Carolina.

John MOORE - August, 20, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted from Fort Macon, North Carolina.

Richard MOORE - August 27, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

James MOSEBY - August 15,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October, 1864.

N. B. MUMFORD - August 25,1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Robert NIXON - August 18,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1866.

Robert NORFOLK - August 29,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Mustered out.

Peter NORMAN - August 22,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate.

Charles OWENS - August 26,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted.

Anthony PATRICK - August 25, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died September 14, 1865.

America PAINE - August 25,1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

William PEARCE - August 20,1864, Newbern, North Carolina Mustered out.

William PERRY - August 20,1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Franklin PICKELL - August 24,1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Drummer.

Anthony PICKETT - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Transferred from Company H, November 28, 1865.

Moses PETERSON - March 9, 1865, Newport, News, Virginia.

George W. PEPPER - August 20, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died April 20, 1865.

Joshua RUE - August 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted December 22, 1865, from Fort Macon, North Carolina.

Henry RUFFIN - August 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted First Sergeant.

Frederick ROY - January 28, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

William ROBINSON - January 25, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

James SHEARS - August 22, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Joseph SHEARS - August 24, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

William SIMMONS - August 14, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Alexander SMALL - August 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October, 1864.

Jerrv SMITH - Angust 19, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted at Fort Macon, North Carolina.

Hardy SPENCER - August 24, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted April 27, 1865.

Moses SPENCER - August 10, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Drummer.

Dick STRUNKFIELD - August 12, 1864, at Newbern, North Carolina. Died February 14, 1864.

Sharpers STUBBS - August 23, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina Deserted from Fort Macon, December 31, 1865.

David E. STANLEY - August 29, 1864, at Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1866.

Isaac SYKES - August 21, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Died July 11, 1865.

David SIMPSON - March 28, 1865, Faison's Depot, North Carolina. Deserted Mary 27, 1864.

Jacob STORY - February 2, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Peter SEWELL - February 16, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died September 12, 1865.

Charles THOMAS - September 15, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Johnston TILLETTS - August 25, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Richard TILLMAN - August 26, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina.

William TOODEN - August 21, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Edward TOWNSEND - August 23, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Abram TRIPP - August 9, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died December 31, 1864.

Joseph TREADWELL - September 1, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Mustered Out.

Robert H. THOMAS - March 9,1865, Newbern, North Carolina.

George TURNER - August 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Deserted October, 1864.

William TAYLOR - February 21, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

William TURNER - February 7, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Joseph VALENTINE - September 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Mustered Out.

Isaac VAUGHN - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died at Newbern, North Carolina.

Sylvester WADE - August 13, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Henry WALKER - August 3, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Frank WARD - August 23, 1864; Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Deserted at Newbern, North Carolina.

Charles WENDLEY - August 25, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died in Hospital.

Tony WELLS - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

James WELLS - August 18, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died February 20, 1865.

George E. WENDLEY - August 26, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Sergeant October 13, 1865.

Mills WELSH - September 1, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1865. Promoted to Sergeant April 1, 1865.

James WHITE - August 22, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Watson WHITE - August 31, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

James WHITLEY - August 19, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Isaac WHITE - August 25, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Promoted to Corporal June, 1866.

Martin WOODHOUSE - August 31, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal January 26, 1866; reduced June, 1866.

Jordan WILSON - February 9, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

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