Senior Reserves List
Jacobs Senior Reserves of New
Hanover and Brunswick Counties
In the year 1864 there were
several companies of Senior Reserves, created
here in southeastern North Carolina. One of those companies
raised which was located primarily in New Hanover and Brunswick was
under the leadership of Captain Benjamin Jacobs of New Hanover
enrollments were mainly in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties,
however, from information given by these enlisted men, their places
of birth was primarily from all of the lower Cape Fear River area.
enlistment the men provided the enrolling officer with the following
information: When born [usually Month and year, but some would give
the actual date]; birth place; Height [feet and inches]; Complexion;
color of hair and eyes; and occupation. The following is a list of
those men which served in Captain Benjamin Jacobs Company of Senior
Benjamin J. Jacobs, - Alfred Alderman, Thomas Allen, William H.
Applewhite, Simeon Barnes, James Batchlor, Charles F. Bell, Daniel J.
Bordeaux, Richard L. Bordeaux, Charles W. Bradley, Hazel W. Burgwyn,
Nathaniel Carter, William W. Chasteen, James L. Corbett, Phillip Cox,
John B. Craig, Israel Dew, James H. Durham, Needham Farron, William
R. Garriss, Charles Geyer, Joseph Gore, A. J. Grady, James Grant,
Edward W. Grissett, Timothy Gurganeus, Mauger J. Hall, Henry W.
Herring, James M. Hicks, Luke W. Hilburn, John F. Horrell, James E.
Huffam, Jones H. Hughes, William W. Humphrey, Mitchel Jones, William
Keith, John B. King, Amos Lee, Joseph J. Leslie, John F. Lezwyn,
Edward T. Lucas, Thomas Mashburn, George W. Moore, James W. Murray,
W. W. Murrell, Fred J. Padrick, Peter J. Padrick, William Padrick,
Timothy Peterson, James H. Philyaw, Richard J. Player, Thomas W.
Player, Hiram N. Polley, Hazel Potter, Hilliard Potter, Solomon
Reaves, Henry Schulkey, George W. Smith, Legrand W. Smith, Boney
Southerland, Thomas Spooner, John Taylor, S. H. Taylor, Edward R.
Ward, James Ward, Silas Watkins, Watson Watkins, Wright Weaver, A. H.
Westbrook, Elijah Williams, Henry B. Willits, Sylvanus F. Wilson,
Owen K. Woodcock, and William E. Wright.
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