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

 

HISTORY OF COMPANY "B"  

Company B was organized at the entrenched camp, near Norfolk, Virginia, February 4th, 1864, by Captain Daniel FOSTER, who commanded it until September 30th, 1864, when he was killed in the battle of Fort Harrison, Virginia.  Lieutenant George W. SINGER, Company F, being on duty with the Company, assumed command and brought it from the field, after several hours hard fighting, retaining command until October, 1864, when he was appointed Acting Adjutant of the regiment and promoted First Lieutenant for services at the battle of Fort Harrison.  The Company has seen very hard service, being composed of brave, gallant and hardy soldiers and commanded by brave and efficient officers.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

Daniel FOSTER - Captain.  Appointed October 1, 1863; was killed in action at the battle of Fort Harrison, Virginia, September 30, 1864.

Hiram L. MARVIN - Captain.  Appointed November 7, 1863, vice Foster, deceased.  Captured by the rebels at Plymouth, North Carolina.  Exchanged and honorably discharged June 22, 1865.

J. E. FARNSWORTH - Captain.  Entered the United States service May 21, 1861; has served during the war; was appointed captain in the regiment June 6, 1865.

Robert G. WESTACOTT - First Lieutenant.  Appointed in October, 1863. Died September 13, 1864.

McKendree SHAW - First Lieutenant.  Appointed December 8, 1864.  Discharged on resignation.

Owen A. HENDRICK - Second Lieutenant.  Appointed October 1, 1863.  Promoted to First Lieutenant October, 1864.  Promoted Captain and transferred to 36th U.S.C.I.

Jesse W. GRAY - Second Lieutenant.  Appointed March 15, 1865. Promoted First Lieutenant February 7, 1866.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Charles F. BLY - First Sergeant. Enlisted January 20, 1864, at Boston, Massachusetts. Appointed Sergeant-Major February 4, 1864. Discharged for promotion as Second Lieutenant 36th U.S.C.I., November 25, 1864.

Edward WILLIAMS - First Sergeant. Promoted to Second Lieutenant and transferred to Company E, 37th U.S.C.I., June 20, 1865, by order of Secretary of War. Discharged on resignation May 22, 1866.

William T. SWINSON - First Sergeant. Enlisted January 9, 1864, at Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal May 1, 1865. Promoted Sergeant July 1, 1865; First Sergeant April 1, 1866.

Andrew PERRY - Sergeant. Enlisted January 17, 1864, at Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted Sergeant March 1, 1864.

James N. JACOBS - Sergeant. Enlisted January 17, 1864, at Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted Sergeant March l, 1864.

James LEWIS - Sergeant. Enlisted December 29, 1863, at Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant November 1, 1864.

Nathan WHITNEY - Sergeant. Enlisted December 10, 1863, at Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant May 1, 1866.

Wright SHARP - Promoted to Corporal February 1, 1864.

March PERRY - Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864.

William LEWIS - Promoted to Corporal August 1, 1864.

Anderson HARROLL - Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865.

Simon SUGGES - Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865.

Richard MILTON - Promoted to Corporal February 8, 1866.

Brosier LESTER - Promoted to Corporal April 18, 1866.

George JOSEY - Promoted to Corporal September 1, 1864; reduced January 1, 1865; reappointed May 1, 1966.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)
 

Asa ANDERS - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Edward BRESS - March 13, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

William BENJAMIN - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina; deserted March 17, 1865.

Austin CHERRY - January 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Dorsey CHERRY - January 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Freeman CHERRY - December 25, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died September 22, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jerdon COWAN - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died July 11, 1865.

Kenwa COWAN - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Willis BUTTS - February 24, 1865, Newport News, Virginia. Died in Regiment hospital, Hilton, North Carolina, September 19, 1865.

Green CRANDALL - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died August 29, 1865, Smithville, North Carolina.

George CHERRY - December 30, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted Corporal February 1, 1864; reduced to the ranks August 1, 1864.

Stephen CARNEY - February 3, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability November 26, 1865.

Sandy COLVIN - March 4, 1864, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted from camp, Hilton, North Carolina, September 14, 1865.

Jackson DEANE - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1864; reduced March 1, 1864 ; deserted July 16, 1864.

Noah DAVENPORT - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Jacob DAVIS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died in Hospital.

James H. DOLBERRY - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Chester De VAUGHEN - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Arnold De VAUGHEN - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Benjamin EVANS - January 19, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died at Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, October 21, 1865.

Frank FANNING - January 8, 1864. Plymouth, North Carolina.

John FRANKLIN - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Miles FREEMAN - December 22, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Killed accidentally at Wilmington, North Carolina, March 27, 1865.

Washington FLOOD - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; reduced May 1, 1865, Special Order No. 20.

William FREEMAN - March 9, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted March 14, 1865.

John W. FENNEL - March 7, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Solomon GRANT - January 17, 1864. Plymouth, North Carolina.

Kindred GARRIS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; reduced May 1, 1865, Special Order No. 10.

Hugh GRANT - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864; reduced March 1, 1865.

Larry GASS - March 9, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Edward GIBBS - January 6, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Henry HARMAN - December 30, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Anderson HARROLD - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1865.

Nelson HANOLD - January 21, 1864. Plymouth, North Carolina.

George HOLLIMAN - July 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Ira HOLLIWAY - December l0, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died September 12, 1865 of typhoid fever.

Henry HORN - January 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died September 27, 1865 of typhoid fever.

Patrick HYSMITH - March 3, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

James N. JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Joseph JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Nelson JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Peter JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Rhoden JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

William H. JACOBS - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry JACOX - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry JOINER - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

George JOSEY - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

David W. KITE - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Mason LAMMERSON - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Nicholas LAMMERSON - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Promoted Corporal March 1, 1864; reduced November 1, 1864.

Alfred LESTER - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Brosior LESTER - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Nilos LESTER - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

James LEWIS - December 29,1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

William LEWIS - December 29, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Leonard LAMB - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sandy MOORE - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Died May 24, 1865, typhus fever.

Preston McGLAWN - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Harrold MILLS - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Nelson MILLER - January 11, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant November 1, 1864, First Sergeant July 1, 1865.

Washington McALLISTER - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Henry McHENRY - March 3, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

William MOORE - March 5, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Isaac MOSELY - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Silas MILLER - January 11, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Richard MILTON - December 29, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Peter MURRY - March 3, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Edward NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Ephraim NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died in Hospital, at Baltimore, Maryland, July 2, 1865.

Martin Van Buren NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Charles NELSON - December 3, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864; reduced October 31, 1864; transferred to Company B, March 1, 1865.

Wright NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Thomas NEWSOME - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died September 25, 1865, at Wilmington, North Carolina Hospital.

Andrew PERRY - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Harry D. PERRY - January l7, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

March PERRY - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal March 1, 1864.

Jerry PRUDEN - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Ransom PRUDEN - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Virgil PRUDEN - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Isaac POWELL - December 13, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

George POWELL - February 8, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Lewis T. POWELL - February 8, l865, Newport News, Virginia.

James POWELL - January 24, l865, Newport News, Virginia. Died in hospital at Wilmington, North Carolina, October 16, 1865.

Lewis ROLACK - January 8, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Aaron SCULL - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant January 1, 1865, reduced May 1, 1865.

Edward SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Benjamin SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.  Died November 8, 1864 in Base Hospital, Point of Rocks, Virginia.

John SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Joseph SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Moses SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth North Carolina.  Died October l7,1865.

Preston SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Wright SHARP - January 21, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864.

Thomas SILVER - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Frank SPENCER - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Simon STANCEL - December 29, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died October 11, 1865, Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Edward STEVENSON - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Simon SUGGS - January 19, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal January 1, 1865.

William Thomas SWINSON - January 19, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal May 1, 1865. Promoted Sergeant July 1, 1865.

John J. SMITH - January 8, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864, reduced February 29, 1864; appointed Corporal May 1, 1865.

Lewis SWINSON - February 9, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry THOMAS - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Shade TODD - January 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

William TAYLOR - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

John VAUGHEN - January l7, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Discharged February 21, 1865 on Surgeon's certificate of disability.

Nathan WHITNEY - December 10, 1863 Plymouth, North Carolina.

Edward WILLIAMS - January 20, 1864, Boston, Massachusetts. Appointed First Sergeant February 1, 1864. Promoted Second Lieutenant February 26, 1865. Discharged.

John WILLIAMS - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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