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

HISTORY OF COMPANY "E"

This Company was organized on the 1st of March, 1864, at Norfolk, Virginia, by Major William A. CUTLER. From the time of its organization until June, 1865, the Company has always been with the regiment, participating in all the marches and battles in which the regiment was engaged. In June, 1865, the Company was detailed as part of the Provost Guard for the city of Wilmington, on which duty it continued until the latter part of September, 1865. The men, in all the various and arduous duties they were called on to perform, exhibited a patriotism that could not be excelled by any troops. On the 30th day of November, 1865, this Company was ordered to Fort Fisher as a portion of the garrison.

The following is a list of the officers:

Commissioned Officers

William A. CUTLER - Captain. Received the appointment of Captain in this Company, October 1, 1863. Promoted Major May 7th, 1866.

Wallace T. GEORGE - First Lieutenant. Was appointed First Lieutenant from private in the 19th Massachusetts Volunteers, and discharged on surgeon's certificate in January, 1865.

J(oseph) E. KIMBALL - Second Lieutenant. Appointed October 1, 1863. Promoted First Lieutenant, and transferred to 116 U.S.C.T. in December, 1865.

Edwin WILLIAMS - Second Lieutenant. Was appointed from Sergeant of Company B in July, 1865, and discharged on resignation May, 1866.

O(liver) H.P. HOWARD - First Lieutenant. Received the appointment of First Lieutenant April 1, 1865, from Secretary of War, for gallant and faithful services rendered during the war; was promoted Captain of this Company in June,1866.

Non-Commissioned Officers

David COOPER - First Sergeant. Appointed August 1, 1865. Promoted to First Sergeant November 1, 1865.

John SAWYER - Second Sergeant. Appointed January 1, 1866.

George LEWIS - Third Sergeant. Appointed November 1, 1865.

Walter GILCHRIST - Fourth Sergeant. Appointed November 1, 1865.

William B. DAVIS - Fifth Sergeant. Appointed December 1, 1865.

James WALKER - First Corporal. Appointed March 1, 1865.

Turner ODEM - Second Corporal. Appointed March 1st, 1865.

David SHELDON - Third Corporal. Appointed January 1, 1865.

Landrum HENDERSON - Fourth Corporal. Appointed August 1, 1865.

William TOLBERT - Fifth Corporal. Appointed December 1, 1865.

William HENRY - Sixth Corporal. Appointed March 1, 1866.

Stephen D. COOK - Seventh Corporal. Appointed March 1, 1866.

Luke CONOWAY--Eighth Corporal. Appointed March 1, 1866.

Privates
(When and Where Enlisted)

John ARMSTEAD - Plymouth, North Carolina, December 25, 1863. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864; reduced August 1, 1865.

Jacob ARRINGTON - March 1, 1864, Washington, North Carolina.

Thomsts ARRINGTON - March 1, 1864, Washington, North Carolina.

Carey R. BOYGAN - December 25, 1863, Plymouth, North Carolina.

William BENSON - December 13, 1863, Roanoke Island. Deserted August 2l, 1864.

George A. BERDAN - January 24, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

James BLUNT - February 21,1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Jerry BRITTON - March 1, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Jerry BULLOCK - January 26, 1864, Washington, North Carolina. Discharged November 25, 1865.

John BANKS - January 14, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia.

Peter BRIGHT - January 18, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died June 23, 1865.

Burrell BOOME - January 9, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Died November 3, 1865.

Robert BROWN - January 23, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Harry BROWN - January 23, 1865, Newport News, Virginia. Died October 26, 1865.

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

Amos COOPER - February 15, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Miles COOPER - February 15, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina.

Rhoden COOPER - February 16, 1864, Plymouth, North Carolina. Deserted.

David COOPER - March 4, 1864, Yorktown, Virginia. Promoted Sergeant August 1, 1865. Promoted First Sergeant November 1, 1865.

Luke CONOWAY - February 18, 1864. Newbern, North Carolina. Appointed Corporal March 1, 1866.

John CLOYD - January 11, 1865, Newport News, Virginia.

Stephen D. COOK - January 16, 1865, Norfolk, Virginia. Appointed Corporal March 1, 1866.

William B. DAVIS - January 12, 1864, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Promoted Sergeant December 1, 1865.

Moses DONALD - December 13, 1863, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Died July 5, 1864.

Morris DUNBAR - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, January 13, 1864.

Rafe DUNN - Washington, North Carolina, March 6, 1864.

Stephen DAVIS - Norfolk, Virginia, January 17, 1865.

Meady EDWARDS - Washington, North Carolina, March 1, 1864. Deserted July 10, 1865.

Wright ETHERIDGE - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, September 9, 1864. Drummer.

Reddick FAULT - Norfolk, Virginia, January 12, 1865.

Hardy FORD - Newport News, Virginia, January 23, 1865. Died July 31, 1865.

Nelson GREEN - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, December 13, 1863.

Cook GREEN - Hampton, Virginia, March 29, 1864.

Charles GRINSLEY - Washington, North Carolina, March 18, 1864. Died December 14, 1864, at Hampton, Virginia.

Primas GREY - Norfolk, Virginia, January 15, 1865. Died July 15, 1865.

Walter GILCHRIST - Norfolk, Virginia, January 14, 1865. Promoted Corporal August 1, 1865; promoted Sergeant November 1, 1865.

Thomas GILLETT - Norfolk, Virginia, January 12, 1865.

Landrum HENDERSON - Yorktown, Virginia, January 28, 1864. Promoted Sergeant March 1, 1864; reduced and promoted Corporal August 1, 1865.

Nathan HARRIS - Yorktown, Virginia, February 9, 1864. Died May 17, 1865.

John HENRY - Newbern, North Carolina, March 11, 1864. Deserted.

William HENRY - Plymouth, North Carolina, December 25, 1863. Promoted Corporal March 1,1866.

William HARRIS - Hampton, Virginia, March 14, 1864. Died August 9, 1865.

Henry HILL - Yorktown, Virginia, January 14, 1864. Deserted September 15, 1865.

Frank HANDY - Norfolk, Virginia, January 17, 1865.

William H. HARRISON - Norfolk, Virginia, January 11, 1865.

Pompey IRVING - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Deserted September 10, 1864.

Aleck JONES - Norfolk, Virginia, March 28, 1864.

Eli JONES - Plymouth, North Carolina, December 25, 1863. Promoted Corporal March 1, 1864; promoted Sergeant September 20, 1864; reduced August 1, 1865 for disobedience of orders.

Richo JACKSON - Hampton, Virginia, December 7, 1863.

William JOHNSON - Beaufort, North Carolina, January 27, 1864. Died December 24, 1864 while a prisoner of war.

John JOHNSON - Yorktown, Virginia, April 6, 1864. Promoted Corporal January 1, 1865; reduced to ranks for absence without leave.

Jack JONES - Norfolk, Virginia, January 18, 1865.

Benjamin JONES - Norfolk, Virginia, January 11, 1865. Promoted Corporal November 1, 1865. Reduced to the ranks March 1, 1866.

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

George LEWIS - Plymouth, North Carolina, December 25, 1863. Promoted Corporal July 1, 1864; promoted Sergeant July 1, 1865.

Ned LEE - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, January 14, 1864.

Lewis LILLEY - Washington, North Carolina, March 12, 1864. Died August 3, 1865.

William McDOWELL - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 15, 1864.

Madison MILLER - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 14, 1864.

Henry MILLER - Yorktown, Virginia, February 27, 1864. Died July 25, 1865.

Nathan MOBRAY - Yorktown, Virginia, February 1, 1864. Died October l6, [186?].

Dempsey MIDGETT - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, February 27, 1864.

Mordecai MITCHELL - Newbern, North Carolina, March 3, 1864.

Benjamin McLOUD - Washington, North Carolina, February 12, 1864. Deserted September 25, 1865.

Benjamin C. MITCHELL - Beaufort, North Carolina, January 27, 1864. Promoted Corporal July 1, 1864; reduced September 1, 1864.

John MOSSENBERG - Newport News, Virginia, January 23,1863. Died September 2O, 1865.

Squire MOSSENBERG - Newport News, Virginia, January 23, 1863. Died October 16, 1865.

William MOODY - Newport News, Virginia, January 23, 1863.

Coyer NELSON - Washington, North Carolina, March 18, 1864. Deserted August 1, 1864.

Turner ODEM - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Promoted to Corporal March 1, l864.

Simon ODEM - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Promoted Corporal March 1, 1864; reduced to the ranks.

Lester OLMSTEAD - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, March 15, 1864. Discharged May 3, 1865.

Dennis PARKER - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, March 4, 1864.

Warwick PERRY - Washington, North Carolina, March 7, 1864.

Bryant PERRY - Washington, North Carolina, March 12, 1864. Died September 30, 1864.

Edward PIERCE - Newport News, Virginia, January 23, 1865. Severely wounded at Wilmington by a rebel while on patrol, August 9, 1865.

Berry C. RENFREW - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Deserted March 19, 1865.

Horace ROBINSON - Washington, North Carolina, February 28, 1864.

Peter ROBINSON - Washington, North Carolina, March 10, 1864.

McGilbert RODGERS - Washington, North Carolina, March 12, 1864.

John H. ROY - Norfolk, Virginia, January 8, 1865.

Turner SMITH - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 6, 1864. Promoted Corporal March 1, 1864; reduced to ranks July 1, 1864.

John SAWYER - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, March 21, 1864. Promoted Corporal July 1, 1864; promoted Sergeant January 1, 1865.

John W. SAMPLE - Norfolk, Virginia, January 17, 1865.

Charles SHEPPARD - Norfolk, Virginia, January 11, 1865. Drummer.

Daniel SIMONS - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, February 23, 1864. Discharged.

Isaac SMITH - Plymouth, North Carolina, December 25, 1863. Died July 22, 1865.

Nathan SANDERS - Washington, North Carolina, February 29, 1864.

William SMITH - Washington, North Carolina, February 29, 1864.

David SHELDON - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, December 18, 1863. Promoted Corporal January 3, 1865.

Samuel SMITH - Norfolk, Virginia, January 12, 1865.

Jacob SMITH - Norfolk, Virginia, February 22, 1865.

Spencer TAYLOR - Plymouth, North Carolina, January 27, 1864. Died March 19, 1864.

John THOMAS - Hampton, Virginia, December 24, 1863.

Coleman TILLIDGE - Yorktown, Virginia, December 15, 1863.

Richard TINGLEY - Yorktown, Virginia, March 8, 1864. Died September 3, 1865.

James TURNER - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, February 27, 1864.

Henderson TAYLOR - Washington, North Carolina, February 20, 1864.

Richard TAYLOR - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 21, 1864. Died September 10, 1865.

Pierce TIERCE - Washington, North Carolina, February 16, 1864.

William TALBOT - Norfolk, Virginia, January 16, 1865. Promoted Corporal December 1, 1865.

Charles VIEL - Norfolk, Virginia, January 12, 1865.

William VAUGHEN - Norfolk, Virginia, January 13, 1865. Deserted from Fort Fisher, North Carolina, February 26, 1866.

John WASHINGTON - Yorktown, Virginia, February 13, 1864.

Aleck WILLIAMS - Yorktown, Virginia, March 11, 1864.

James WALKER - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864.

Robert WOODLEY - Yorktown, Virginia, March 12, 1864. Died May 18, 1865.

Bryant WHITE - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, February 23, 1864. Died October 16, 1865.

John WHITE - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, February 11, 1864. Promoted Corporal March 1, 1864. (Reduced to ranks).

Washington WHITFIELD - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, December 12, 1863. Died October 5, 1865.

Harry WHITNEY - Roanoke Island, North Carolina, December 12, 1863. Died at Wilmington, North Carolina, July 30, 1865.

John WILLIAMS - Newbern, North Carolina, December 10, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant-Major November 1, 1865.

John WILLS - Norfolk, Virginia, April 14, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant; reduced to ranks and deserted August 10, 1864.

William WOLFORD - Norfolk, Virginia, January 12, 1865.

Benjamin WRIGHT - Norfolk, Virginia, January 16, 1865. Promoted to Corporal November 1, 1864. Reduced to the ranks March 1, 1866.

Andrew YEARLY - Plymouth, North Carolina, February 16, 1864. Sentenced by General Court Martial to one year's confinement at Rip Raps, Hampton Roads, Virginia, November 2O, 1864.

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