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

HISTORY OF COMPANY "C"

The Company was first organized and disciplined under the youthful, very efficient and gallant Captain A.J. WASHBURN, who retired to private life as soon after the cessation of hostilities as possible, with a consciousness of having won a sufficiency of military glory and honor, having served his country from the very commencement of the "war."

First Lieutenant George H. BRIDGEWATER came to his untimely death by disease, in the hospital, closing a most glorious military career. He was a most genial companion and friend, and his premature end was heartily lamented by all of his fellow officers and men under his command.

Second Lieutenant S.H. WILLIS was promoted into another regiment for meritorious conduct, in advance of his own term in his own regiment and company.

Upon the death of First Lieutenant BRIDGEWATER, First Lieutenant A.C. REMBAUGH was assigned to the Company to fill the vacancy, being promoted to Captain, vice A. J. WASHBURN, resigned.

First Lieutenant F.H. MOON, a veteran and battle-scarred hero of the war, was assigned to this Company in April, 1865, and has proved himself a gentlemanly and very efficient officer.

Second Lieutenant S.D. EDGAR was promoted from the non-commissioned staff.

The Company has always had the reputation of being under the best of discipline from its first organization, the men exhibiting many soldierly qualities in every thing relating to their duties.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

The following officers have been variously in charge of the Company since its first organization.

Andrew J. WASHBURN - Captain. Appointed October 1, 1863, and discharged on resignation, June 18, 1865.

George N. BRIDGWATER - First Lieutenant. Appointed October 1, 1863; died July 31, 1864.

Alonzo C. REMBAUGH - First Lieutenant. Appointed October 1, 1863; assigned to this Company October 30, 1864, vice George Bridgewater, deceased, and promoted Captain.

Francis H. MOON - First Lieutenant. Appointed October 12, 1865; promoted vice Rembaugh, promoted.

George H. WILLIS - Second Lieutenant. Appointed October 1, 1864; promoted First Lieutenant and transferred to another regiment.

Samuel D. EDGAR - Second Lieutenant. Appointed October 13, 1865.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Andrew DEMARA - First Sergeant. Appointed February 1, 1864.

William H. BELL - Second Sergeant. Appointed February 1, 1864.

Alfred PETERSON - Third Sergeant. Appointed October 4, 1864.

Prince HUGGINS - Fourth Sergeant. Appointed January 1, 1865.

James DORSEY - Fifth Sergeant. Appointed June 1, 1865.

James J. SULLIVAN - First Sergeant. Appointed February 1, 1864. Promoted to Second Lieutenant and transferred to Company K of this regiment.

William COGGINS - Corporal. Appointed December 1, 1864.

George DANIELS - Corporal. Appointed December 1, 1864.

William DREW - Corporal. Appointed December 1, 1864.

Morris HUMPHREY - Corporal. Appointed March 1, 1865.

Samuel FLEMMING - Corporal. Appointed June 1, 1865.

Moses WIGGINS - Corporal. Appointed June 1, 1865.

Henry HARRISON - Corporal. Appointed June 1, 1865.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)

Patrick ATKINSON - December 9, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Discharged November 21, 1865.

Bryant ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Charles ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

George ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

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

Isaac ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Jackson B. ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

James ASKIE - January, 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Deserted at Point of Rocks Hospital, Virginia, July 20, 1864.

Lawrence ASKIE - January 6, 1864 Plymouth, North Carolina.

Murphree ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died October 7, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Steven ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Thomas ASKIE - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

William H. BELL - December 30, 1863, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864.

Simon BELCHER - December 6, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Deserted April 18, 1865, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Noah BROWN - December 6, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February l, 1864; reduced September 15, 1865.

Lamb BELL - November 25, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Thomas BELL - November 28, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Joseph BOWEN - December 22, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

James BRYANT - January 2, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Discharged November 21, 1865.

Perry BAKER - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died April 24, 1865, Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina.

William A. BAKER - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

James M. BARNES - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

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

Abram BLOUNT - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Isam BOON - January 17, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

John BUNCH - January 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Samuel BELL - December 27, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina. Deserted May 24, at City Point, Virginia.

Charles BLACKWELL - December 12, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Bryant BLAND - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Isaiah BRANT - March 9, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Joe CANBEY - February 8, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

William COGGINS - February 1, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia. Appointed Corporal. December 1, 1864

John CRAWFORD - November 23, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864; discharged on Surgeon's certificate.

Alexander CHERRY - January 6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died February 12, 1865.

Allen COLVIA - March 4, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Andrew DEMARA - December 8, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed First Sergeant June 30, 1865.

James DORSEY - December 1, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; reduced June 16, 1864; promoted Sergeant June 1, 1865.

George DANIELS - December 22, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal December 1, 1864.

Irving DANIELS - December 22, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Edward DURDEN - February 1, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Deserted at Norfolk, Virginia, March 3, 1864.

Isaac DURDEN - January 25, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia. Died July 3, 1864, at Point of Rocks Hospital, Virginia.

Edward DOWEY - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted June 12, 1865.

Willium DREW - February 6, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia. Appointed Corporal December 1, 1864.

Samuel FLEMMING - November 20, 1803, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal June 1, 1865.

Robert FULTON - January 27, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Henry HARRISON - December 9, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant February 1, 1864; reduced November 15, 1864; appointed Corporal June 1, 1865.

Morris HUMPHRY - December 17, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Sergeant December 1, 1864; reduced January 1, 1865; appointed Corporal March 1, 1865.

Charles HEMBY - December 2, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Died August 27, 1864, in hospital near Petersburg, Virginia.

Thomas HOYT - January 6, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Died February 3, 1865.

Prince HUGGINS - December 17, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal December 1, 1864; promoted Sergeant January 1, 1865.

Robert HOPKINS - February 1, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia.

Arthur HUGHS - February l6, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died in Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, October 12, 1865.

Amos HUGHS - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Died July 16, 1864, at Portsmouth, Virginia.

John HUGHS - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Hubbard HUGHS - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Albert HUGHS - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry HUGHS - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Benjamin HENRY - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted December 25, 1865.

John HARRISON - March 3, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Discharged November 25, 1865.

William HENRY - January 1, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

David HUNT - March 1, 1864, Wilmington, North Carolina.

James HARRIS - March 1, 1865, Washington, North Carolina. Died at Camp Hilton, North Carolina, October 15, 1865.

Joshua HENERSON - March 9, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Henry HODGES - February 20, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died at Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, October 25, 1865.

John HOLDEN - February 23, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina, September 7, 1865.

Benjamin JOINER - December 21, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; died at Fort Powhattan, Virginia, May 27, 1864.

John JACK - January 2, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina.

Andrew JOINER - December 21, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Died at United States General Hospital.

Edward JONES - December 30, 1863, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; reduced June 1, 1865; discharged June 21, 1865.

John KING - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Owen KEITH - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Daniel KING - March 6, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

London LAMB - March 4, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Deserted April 1, 1865, Faison's Station, North Carolina.

James LIGHTFOOT - January 23, 1865, Newport News , Virginia.

Jacob McCABE - December 12, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Henry McCAHEN - March 5, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina. Died July 27, 1865, at Post Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Hayward MERCER - November 27, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; died May 24, 1865.

Frank MINNIS - November 22, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Deserted May 28, 1865, at Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Joseph MOORE - December 15, 1863, Norfolk, Virginia.

Alick MORGAN - February 2, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Died November 29, 1864.

Isaac MORGAN - February 2, 1864, Norfolk, Virginia. Deserted December 25, 1865; returned January 1, 1866; found drowned January 1, 1866.

Henry MOORE - March 1, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Isaiah MONTAGUE - March 7, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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

Henry MESSENBURG - January 23, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Thomas NELSON - November 25, 1863, Wilmington, North Carolina. Died April 1, 1864, at Norfolk, Virginia.

John NELSON - November 3, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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

Alfred PETERSON - January 2, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal February 1, 1864; promoted Sergeant October 4, 1864.

William PLUMMER - January 2, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Discharged March 27, 1864, at Norfolk, Virginia.

Isaac PRICE - December 9, 1863, Newbern, North Carolina. Died June 1, 1865, at Newbern, North Carolina.

Thomas QUINCE - March 2, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Moses ROYAL - February 12, 1864, Portsmouth, Virginia. Deserted at Fair Oaks, Virginia, October 27, 1865[4] on battlefield.

Dennis REDDICK - January 11, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Luke REDDICK - January 11, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died at Camp Hilton, North Carolina October l, 1865.

Richard REDDICK - February 2, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lewis REDDING - February 1, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Samuel RAND - February 1, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Charles SHELLINGTON - November 25, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Grey SHELLINGTON - November 25, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Nelson SWIPE - January 4, 1864, Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal December 1, 1864; deserted September 27, 1865 at Hilton, N.C.

Robert STEVENSON - February 10, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Frank SELLARS - March 5, 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jacob SMITH - January 10, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Andrew SUTTON - January 19, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Discharged at Goldsboro, Virginia [North Carolina] June 2 1865.

James J. SULLIVAN - January 18, 1864, Boston, Massachusetts. Appointed First Sergeant February 1, 1864; discharged for promotion June 30, 1865.

Isaac SIMONS - February 14, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Charles SHEPPARD - January 25, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Noah TAFT - November 22, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Ferdinand TARR - December 21, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Sipp TOODLE - December 24, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Hayward TUCKER - November 25, 1863, Washington, North Carolina. Died November 21, 1865, at Port Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Moses WIGGINS - December 21, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Martin WILKERT - November 24, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Glasgon WILLIAMS - December 21, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Hardy WILLIAMS - December 6, 1863, Washington, North Carolina.

Noah WILLIS - December 24, 1863 Washington, North Carolina.

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

Arnold WHITFIELD - December 10, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Henry WILSON - January 11, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Thomas WILLIAMS - January 16,1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Laurence WARD - January 16, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

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

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