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Company H, 37th NC State Troops

This company, known as the "Gaston Blues," was raised in Gaston County and was enlisted at Dallas on October 6, 1861. It was mustered into state service on November 20, 1861, and was assigned to the 37th Regiment N.C. Troops as Company H. The company functioned thereafter as part of the 37th Regiment, and its history for the remainder of the war is reported as part of the regimental history.

The information contained in the following roster was compiled principally from a company muster-in roll dated January-April, 1862; June 30, 1862-February 28, 1863; July-December, 1863; and February 29, 1864-February 28, 1865. No company muster rolls were found for November 20-December 31, 1861; May 1-June 29, 1862; March-June, 1863; January 1-February 28, 1864; and March-April, 1865. Valuable information was obtained front primary sources such as the North Carolina adjutant general's Roll of Honor, discharge certificates, medical records, prisoner of war records, pension applications, and Civil War newspapers. Secondary sources such as postwar rosters and histories, cemetery records, and records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy also provided useful information.


Gaston Co. volunteers assemble on Court House Square across from the Hoffman Hotel (built 1852) in Dallas, NC.

Capt. William G. Morris

OFFICERS

CAPTAINS

RANKIN, WILLIAM RUFUS
Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 38. Appointed Captain on October 6, 1861. Appointed Major on March 27, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment.

MORRIS, WILLIAM GROVES
Born in Gaston County' where he resided prior to enlisting at age 36. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on October 6, 1861. Elected Captain on March 29, 1862. Appointed Major on July 30, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Later served as Lieutenant Colonel of this regiment.

FITE, HENRY C.
Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 38. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on October 6, 1861. Promoted to Captain on July 30, 1862. Wounded in the breast and left arm at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Reported absent wounded or absent sick through February 1863. Returned to duty prior to May 1-4, 1863, when he was wounded in the breast and thigh at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Resigned on January 23, 1864, by reason of disability from wounds. He had "been wounded six times, three times severely." Resignation accepted on February 3, 1864.

RAGIN, WILLIAM C.
Previously served as Sergeant in Company L, 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's). Appointed 2nd Lieutenant of this company on or about October 1, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on October 23, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Promoted to Captain on February 4, 1864. Killed near Fussell's Mill, Virginia, August 16, 1864.

LIEUTENANTS

ALEXANDER, WILLIAM J., 3rd Lieutenant
Resided in Texas and enlisted at age 25. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on November 1, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Company A of this regiment on May 3, 1863.

GLENN, WILLIAM WALLACE, 2nd Lieutenant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a merchant prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 24, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as lst Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on March 27, 1862. Resigned on July 14, 1862, by reason of "chronic dysentery." Resignation accepted on July 19, 1862. Re-enlisted in the company with the rank of Private in March-April 1863. [See Noncommissioned Officers and Privates' section below.]

HANKS, GEORGE W., 1st Lieutenant
Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to the war. He enlisted in Gaston County at age 30. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on October 6, 1861. Resigned on or about April 14, 1862, by reason of "chronic inflammation of the knee joint, caused by a wound of the synovial membrane several years ago."

McKEE, GEORGE W., 2nd Lieutenant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Sergeant. Reported absent wounded without leave during July-October, 1862. Place and date wounded not reported. Reduced to ranks on October 1, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Promoted to Sergeant prior to January 1, 1863. Nominated for Badge of Distinction for gallantry at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 1, 1864. Reduced to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant prior to May 1, 1864. Wounded in the right buttock at or near Gravel Hill, Virginia on July 28, 1864. Reported absent wounded or absent on furlough through February 1865.

MOORE, JOHN C., 1st Lieutenant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 33 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on October 1, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 4, 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Johnson’s Island, Ohio, where he arrived on April 11, 1865. Released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance,

ORMAND, JOHN J., 3rd Lieutenant

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as lst Sergeant. Wounded in the arm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty on September-October, 1863. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on February 21, 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he arrived on April 11, 1865. Released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ROBERTS, JOHN H., 1st Lieutenant

Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a mechanic prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 41, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Elected 1st Lieutenant on or about April 17, 1862. Resigned on October 13, 1862 by reason of "chronic rheumatism" of the left knee and left wrist. Resignation accepted on October 23, 1862.


NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES

ABERNATHY, CHRISTIAN M., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 33, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Musician (Fifer) Prior to March 1, 1862. Reduced to ranks in May-July, 1862. Discharged on July 12, 1862, under the provisions of the Conscription Act.

ABERNATHY, JAMES W. C., Corporal

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in May-October, 1862. Present or accounted for until promoted to acting Ordnance Sergeant on January 25, 1863, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Promoted to Ordnance Sergeant and assigned to permanent duty with the Field and Staff on May 26, 1864.

ABERNATHY, MARION C., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 27, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Sergeant. Promoted to 1st Sergeant in March-April 1862. Reduced to ranks on October 1, 1862. Wounded in the head and captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Paroled on December 14, 1862. Reported absent on detail during January-February and July-August, 1863. Rejoined the company in September-October, 1863. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia on May 6, 1864. Confined at Washington, D.C., where he died on June 9, 1864, of "diarrhea (chronic)."

ABERNATHY, MUNROE, Private

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26, October 6, 1861. Company records dated January-February 1862, indicate he was "at home having sent petition for discharge." No further records.

ABERNATHY, WILLIAM R. D., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 27, October 6, 1861. Wounded and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, where he died on June 18, 1862, of wounds and/or "febris typhoides (typhoid’s fever)."

ALEXANDER, JAMES L., Sergeant

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant prior to November 1, 1862. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.

ALLISON, HUGH LABAN, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26, October 6, 1861. Died at Richmond, Virginia, August 1, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

ARMSTRONG, FEATHERSTON W., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21, October 6, 1861. Wounded in the head and side at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on or about July 3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ARMSTRONG, JAMES W., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on March 2, 1863, for the war. Wounded in the leg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Reported absent without leave in September-October 1864. Returned to duty in January-February 1865. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN, Corporal

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a carpenter prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 43 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Wounded at Shepherdstown, [West] Virginia on September 20, 1862. Returned to duty and was promoted to Corporal in November-December, 1862. Reduced to ranks on February 1, 1863. Promoted to Corporal in March-April, 1864. Wounded in the armpit at or near Bethesda Church, Virginia, on or about May 31, 1864. Retired to the Invalid Corps on December 28, 1864, presumablyby reason of disability from wounds.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN L., Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on December 13, 1864, for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN M., Private

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18, October 6, 1861. Company records dated November 20, 1861 indicate he was rejected for service. Reason he was rejected was not reported.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN R., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18, October 6, 1861. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia, May 27, 1862.

ARMSTRONG, LOGAN, Private

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a laborer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 23, October 6, 1861. Died on December 18, 1861. Place and cause of death not reported.

ARMSTRONG, WHITEN J., Private

Enlisted in Gaston County on March 2, 1863, for the war. Reported present during July-August, 1863. Dropped from the rolls of the company in September-October 1863. Reason he was dropped not reported. Reported "absent in arrest" in November-December, 1864.

AROWOOD, BENJAMIN F., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Iredell County on August 12, 1862, for the war. Died at Lynchburg, Virginia on April 2, 1863, of "pneumonia."

BEAM, DAVID L., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862, for the war. Deserted "while on picket" on May 16, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April, 1864. Wounded in the hand at Wilderness, Virginia on May 6, 1864. Returned to duty in November-December 1864. Deserted to the enemy on or about March 3, 1865. Sent to Washington, D.C., where he arrived on March 7, 1865. Released on an unspecified date after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BEAM, GEORGE M., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a machinist prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862, for the war. Wounded in the thigh at Ox Hill, Virginia on September 1, 1862. Leg amputated. Died on September 7, 1862 of wounds. Place of death not reported.

BEAM, HENRY SIMPSON, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Reported absent without leave in March-April 1864. Returned to duty prior to June 3, 1864, when he was wounded in the back and left shoulder at or near Cold Harbor, Virginia. Reported absent without leave on August 11, 1864. Reported absent wounded through February 1865. Records of the Federal Provost Marshal indicate he was captured and paroled at Athens, Georgia on May 8, 1865.

BEATY, JOHN ALLISON, Private

Born in Mecklenburg County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Color Bearer. Promoted to Sergeant prior to March 1, 1862. Reduced to ranks in May-October 1862. Died at or near Charlotte on July 6, 1863, of "chronic diarrhea.".

BELL, GEORGE, Corporal

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a laborer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Wounded and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia, May 27, 1862. Hospitalized at Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island on July 7, 1862. Transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he arrived on September 18, 1862. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on September 23, 1862, for exchange. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Promoted to Corporal in January-February 1864. Killed at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864.
BLACK, BENAJA, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted at age 37, December 13, 1864 for the war. He was present or accounted for through February 1865.

BLACK, JOSEPH, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County at age 28 on August 12, 1862 for the war. Deserted on June 18, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BLACK, MATTHEW, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 1, 1863 for the war. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

BLACK, THOMAS, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Wounded in the hand "in Virginia" May 5-14, 1864. Returned to duty in November-December, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

BLACKWOOD, JOSEPH, Private

Enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, December 6, 1863 for the war. Wounded in the left thigh and captured at Spotsylvania Court House on Virginia, May 12, 1864. Hospitalized at Washington, D.C. Transferred to Elmira, New York on October 24, 1864. Died at Elmira on March 3, 1865, of "abscess." [Federal medical records dated May-October, 1864, give his age as 45.]

BRIMER, GEORGE, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 27, October 6, 1861. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia on or about August 15, 1862, of " febris typhoides (typhoid’s fever)."

BRIMER, JAMES P., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

BROWN, DAVID I., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty in March-April 1864. Reported missing at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. No further records.

BROWN, JAMES LOGAN, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 49 on October 6, 1861. Discharged on or about November 30, 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

BROWN, OLIVER, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted on May 10, 1862, for the war. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862.

BYRD, OLIVER PRYOR, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 24, October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Corporal. Reduced to ranks prior to March 1, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant in March-April 1862. Wounded in the finger at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, on or about August 9, 1862. Reduced to ranks on October 1, 1862. Reported absent without leave prior to October 31, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

CANADY, LABAN, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 23 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on July 12, 1862 for exchange. Reported absent without leave prior to November 1, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Released at Elmira on May 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CANLEY, SAMUEL, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia, May 5-6, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CANNON, JAMES A., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the right elbow at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1863. Discharged on January 2, 1864, by reason of "anchylosis of right elbow joint; the result of a wound received in the battle of Hanover [Court House]". [Discharge certificate gives his age as 35.]

CANSLEP, M. L.,

North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

CLEMMER, ANDREW, Private

Born in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862. Deserted at Liberty Mills, Virginia on April 11, 1864. Went over to the enemy on or about October 8, 1864. Sent to Washington, D.C., where he arrived on October 12, 1864. Released on an unspecified date after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CLEMMER, CEPHAS M., Private

Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, on or about June 29, 1862, of "phthisis pulmonalis" and/or "typhoid fever."

CLEMMER, JOHN M. LAFEYETTE, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a millwright prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 25 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal prior to March 1, 1862. Wounded at Gaines' Mill, Virginia on June 27, 1862. Reduced to ranks on October 1, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1863. Furloughed on January 11, 1864, apparently by reason of disability from wounds received at Gaines' Mill. Reported absent without leave on April 28, 1864. Retired to the Invalid Corps on May 31, 1864. Retired from service on December 10, 1864.

CLEMMER, LABAN JONAS, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Deserted at Liberty Mills, Virginia on April 11, 1864. Returned to duty subsequent to August 31, 1864. Captured by the enemy at Amelia Court House, Virginia on April 5, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CLEMMER, LARKIN D., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted at Liberty Mills, Virginia, April 1, 1864 for the war. Wounded in the thigh at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Reported absent without leave on July 3, 1864. Returned to duty in January-February 1865. Captured at or near Fort Stedman, Virginia on March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

CLEMMER, LEMUEL L., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County at age 25 on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on or about December 13, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Captured at or near Fort Stedman, Virginia on March 23, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance,

CLEMMER, LEWIS J., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 39 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia on July 12, 1862, for exchange. Reported absent without leave prior to November 1, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Wounded at or near Petersburg, Virginia on June 23, 1864. Detailed for hospital duty in November-December 1864. Reported absent on detail through February 1865. [Records of the Federal Provost Marshal indicate he deserted to Federal forces on October 8, 1864, and was released at Point Lookout, Maryland on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.]

CLEMMER, EDGAR PERRY, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on October 6, 1861. Mortally wounded in the neck and/or chest and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Died on or about June 16, 1862, of wounds. Place of death not reported.

CLEMMER, RUFUS M., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862, for the war. Died at Richmond, Virginia, September 1-2, 1862, of "typhoid fever."

CLONINGER, EMANUEL, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20, October 6, 1861. Captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in February 1863. Transferred to the C.S. Navy on or about April 10, 1864.

CODY, WILLIAM, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26 on October 6, 1861. Deserted on May 16, 1862. Returned to duty in March-April 1863. Deserted "in the face of the enemy" at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Arrested and jailed at Lincolnton prior to September 1, 1863. Company records dated March-August 1864 indicates he was in jail at Lincolnton "for criminal offense." No further records.

COOK, J. C., Private

Enlisted in Gaston County on August 12, 1862, for the war. Discharged on October 23, 1862, by reason of disability.

COOK, JOHN, Private

Resided in Ashe County and enlisted at Gordonsville, Virginia at age 19, May 1, 1862, for the war. Deserted on May 19, 1863. Returned to duty on September 1, 1863. Wounded in the right forearm at Reams' Station, Virginia on August 25, 1864. Retired from service on February 8, 1865, by reason of disability from wounds.

COSTNER, CALEB, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Killed at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863.

COSTNER, DAVID M., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 19 on October 6, 1861. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia on August 9, 1862 and transferred to Scottsville, Virginia in September 1862. Died prior to January 1, 1863. Place and cause of death not reported.

COSTNER, JACOB M., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862, for the war. Wounded in the lung at Ox Hill, Virginia on September 1, 1862. Died on September 15, 1862, of wounds. Place of death not reported.

COSTNER, JACOB V., Private

Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 28, October 6, 1861. Discharged on or about May 15, 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

COSTNER, JOHN, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Died in hospital at Mount Jackson, Virginia on November 25, 1862, of "febris typhoides."

COX, JOHN, Corporal

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Corporal. Died in hospital at Raleigh on January 14, 1862, of "pneumonia & ery[sipelasl."

CRAIG, J. PORTER, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863.

CRAIG, JOHN STARR, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in lredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

CRAIGE, R. A., Private

Born in Gaston County and by occupation a farmer prior to the war. Enlisted in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Died on December 28, 1861. Place and cause of death not reported.

CRONISTER, WILLIAM, Private

Enlisted in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave in January-February, 1862. No further records.

DAMERON, JOHN N., Private

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Died at Raleigh on January 12, 1862 of "typhoid pneumonia."

DELLINGER, NATHAN, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Killed at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863.

DELLINGER, PETER, Private
Resided in Gaston Countv and enlisted in lredell Countv on August 12, 1862, for the war. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3-4, 1863. Hospitalized at David Island, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on September 8, 1863 for exchange. Returned to duty in March-April 1864. Wounded in the right hand at or near Jericho Mills, Virginia on May 23, 1864. Returned to duty in November-December 1864. Present or accounted for through February, 1865.

DICKERSON, JOHN, Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Discharged in June 1862. Reason discharged not reported.

DICKSON, JOHN, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 28 on October 6, 1861. Discharged on June 14, 1862. Reason discharged not reported. Re-enlisted in the company on March 2, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Reported absent wounded through December 1863. No further records.

DICKSON, JOHN T., Private
Enlisted in Gaston County on March 2, 1863 for the war. Wounded in the right leg at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Reported absent wounded through February 1865. Paroled at Greensboro on May 19, 1865.

DICKSON. WILLIAM F. A., Private
Resided in Gaston Countv and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the arm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor until released on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

DIGH, JOHN P., Private
Enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh on September 21, 1863 for the war. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

DUNN, DAVID R., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 28, October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave during July-December 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia on July 28, 1863 of wounds and/or "pneumonia."

ELMORE, HENRY R., Sergeant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston Countv at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in March-August 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on May 15, 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

ELMORE, JESSE, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh on April 4, 1862. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on July 12, 1862 for exchange. Reported absent without leave in November-December 1862. Reported absent sick during January-February and July-December, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Reported absent without leave on September 8, 1864. [Records of the Federal Provost Marshal which appear to be dated 1862 give his age as 50.]

EWING, HUGH F., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 31 on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave during July-October 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Discharged on February 2, 1864, by reason of "phthisis pulmonalis."

FEATHERSTON, WILLIAM E., Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at or near Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty in November-December 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, July 12-14, 1864, of disease.

FERGUSSON, THOMAS W., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor until released on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

FITE, JAMES H., Corporal
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal prior to March 1, 1862. Killed at the Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia on August 29, 1862.

FORD, GREEN W., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a mechanic prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Present or accounted for through February 1863. Reported present but under arrest for desertion in July-August 1863. "Shot by sentence of a general court-martial" on October 6, 1863.

FORD, ROBERT T., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, on or about September 4, 1862, of "typhoid fever."

FORD, THOMAS L. P., 1st Sergeant
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Promoted Corporal in January-February 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant in May-August 1863. Returned to duty in September-October 1863. Promoted to lst Sergeant in January-April 1864. Killed at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864.

FORD, WILLIAM G., Sergeant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Wounded in the neck at Wilderness, Virginia on or about May 5-6, 1864. Returned to duty in September-October 1864. Promoted to Corporal in January-February 1865. Promoted to Sergeant prior to April 2, 1865. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

FOSTER, ROBERT, Private
Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 19 on October 6, 1861. Died on December 12, 1861. Place and cause of death not reported.

FRIDAY, EPHRAIM, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 22 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the right shoulder at Frayser's Farm, Virginia on June 30, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, where he died of his wounds on or about August 18, 1862.

FRONEBARGER, JONAS C., Sergeant
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Private. Wounded in the side at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Promoted to Corporal on February 1, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Returned to duty in January-April 1864. Promoted to Sergeant in March-April 1864. Wounded in the left lung at Reams' Station, Virginia on August 25, 1864. Died "at home" on or about November 29, 1864, of wounds.

FURGUSON, GEORGE N., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, where he was hospitalized on June 14, 1862, with "phthisis pulmonalis." Died in hospital at Fort Columbus on July 14, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

FUROUSON, ROBERT, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 19 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the neck and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Died in the hands of the enemy. Place, date, and cause of death not reported.

FURGUSSON, ANDREW, Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862, for the war. Died in hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia on February 14, 1863, of "chronic diarrhea."

GASTON, LARKIN B., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a teacher prior to enlisting in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant in January-February 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment.

GLENN, JAMES POLK, 1st Sergeant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in May-October 1862. Promoted to Sergeant in January-August 1863. Wounded in the breast at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October 1863. Promoted to lst Sergeant on May 15, 1864. Captured at or near Pickett's Farm, Virginia on July 21, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland on July 28, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on February 13, 1865, and transferred to Cox's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received on or about February 15, 1865, for exchange.

GLENN, WILLIAM WALLACE, Private
Previously served as 2nd Lieutenant of this company. [See Lieutenants' section above.] Reenlisted in this company with the rank of Private in March-April 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant Major in May-August 1863, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment.

GOOD, WILLIAM C., Corporal
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Wounded in the left leg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1864. Paroled at Burkeville, Virginia, April 14-17, 1865.

GULLICK, GEORGE W., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Died at or near Richmond, Virginia, on or about June 6, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

GULLICK, GREEN J., Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh on April 20, 1862, for the war. Wounded at or near Gaines' Mill, Virginia on June 27, 1862. Reported absent wounded or absent without leave thrrough February 1863. Discharged on June 5, 1863. Reason discharged not reported.

HALLETT, CALEB, Private
Resided in Gaston County where lie enlisted on August 12, 1862, for the war as a substitute. Deserted on January 5, 1863. Reported absent sick in July-August, 1863. Rejoined the company in Septeiiiber-October 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

HAND, JAMES H., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 40, October 6, 1861. Died "below Richmond", Virginia on July 12, 1862, of "fever."

HANNA, SAMUEL B., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at or near Jones' Farm, Virginia on September 30, 1864. Returned to duty in November-December 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HANNA, THOMAS M., Private
Resided in Gaston County, where he enlisted on August 12, 1862, for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, until released on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HARMON, HENRY HOLMES, Private

Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior t(, enlisting in Gaston County at age 23 on October 6, 1861. Deserted on May 16, 1862. Returned to duty on February 18, 1863. Deserted at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 2, 1863. Returned to duty in November-December 1863. Deserted on April 11, 1864.

HAWKINS, A., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Died at Winchester, Virginia on November 21, 1862. Cause of death not reported.

HENRY, ROBERT N., Private

Enlisted in Gaston Countv at age 50 on October 6, 1861. Present or accounted for through February 1862. No further records.

HOFFMAN, FREDERICK L., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

HOLBROOK, RALPH C.,

North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

HOLLAND, MARION L., Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Mustered in as Corporal. Reduced to ranks in November-December, 1862. Captured at or near Jericho Mills, Virginia on May 23, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he died on or about August 20-21, 1864, of disease.

HOVIS, JACOB D., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the head at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Returned to duty in March-June, 1863. Wounded in the leg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured at or near Gravel Hill, Virginia, July 28-30, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 12. 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

HOVIS, LEVI, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Right leg "broken and mashed bv a tree falling ... while [he was] working on breastworks" near New Bern on March 12, 1862. Disabled as a result of his injuries. Reported on duty as a hospital guard at Raleigh on February 29, 1864. Reported absent on sick furlough during May-August 1864. Retired on September 13, 1864 by reason of disability.

HOWELL, OLIVER PERRY, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a mechanic prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 30 on October 6, 1861. Wounded at Ox Hill, Virginia on or about September 1, 1862, Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Wounded in the left thigh at Chancellorwille, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Reported absent wounded through February 1864. Reported on detail for light duty at Salisbury during March-October 1864. Rejoined the company in November-December 1864. Present or accounted for through February 1865.

IRELAND, ROBERSON F.,

North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

JENKINS, ANDREW B., Private

Resided in Gaston or Mecklenburg County and enlisted in Gaston County at age 29 on August 12, 1862, for the war. Deserted "while on picket" on May 16, 1863. Returned to duty on October 8, 1863. Captured by the enemy near Petersburg, Virginia, June 22-23, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland , where he died on August 10, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

JENKINS, DAVID, Private

Enlisted in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Discharged prior to March 1, 1862, by reason of being underage.

KENDRICK,JOHN F., Private

Enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, September 21, 1863, for the war. Reported absent without leave on November 14, 1864. Returned to duty in January-February 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

KENDRICK, THOMAS L., Sergeant

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Iredell County on August 12, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant prior to November 1, 1862. Reduced to ranks prior to January 1, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on February 1, 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to Jul 3, 1863, when he was wounded in the leg and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware on July 7, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware on July 30, 1863, and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on August 1, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty in November-December 1863. Promoted to Sergeant in January-February 1864. Captured at or near Fort Stedman, Virginia on March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 28, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

LEWIS, JAMES J., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 37 on October 6, 1861. Discharged on July 12, 1862, under the provisions of the Conscription Act.

LINEBARGER, FEPH C., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862.

LINEBARGER, JOHN D., Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 11, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the breast at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Returned to duty in July-August 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia on January 28, 1865 with chronic diarrhea and was transferred to Farmville, Virginia, April 1, 1865. No further records.

LINEBARGER, JONAS LABAN, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 34 on October 6, 1861. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865. Served as a teamster during part of the war.

LONG, PLEASANT G., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862 for the war. Died in hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia on September 30, 1862, of "chronic diarrhea."

LYNCH, JOHN W., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 45 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received for exchange on July 12, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Discharged on October 14, 1864, by reason of being overage and because of the expiration of his term of enlistment.

McALLISTER, GEORGE W., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting on March 2, 1863, for the war. Died in hospital at Mount Jackson, Virginia on July 23, 1863, of "febris typhoides (typhoid’s fever)."

McCULLOUGH,J. F., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia on March 18, 1863, with "pneumonia" and died on April 5, 1863.

McGINNAS, GEORGE L., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 33, October 6, 1861. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862.

McGINNAS, ROBERT M., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the abdomen and arm at the Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia on August 29, 1862. Reported absent without leave in November-December 1862. Returned to duty in January-February 1863. Detailed to work in the government shops at Richmond, Virginia on May 10, 1863, and was assigned to Company F, 1st Battalion Virginia Infantry (Local Defense) on June 17, 1863. Reported absent on detail through February 1865.

McKEE, JAMES L., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862. Returned to duty in November-December 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia on June 2, 1863, of wounds.

McKEE, LOGAN L., Private

Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 17 on October 6, 1861. Rejected for service. Reason he was rejected not reported. Re-enlisted in the company on February 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

McLANE, JOHN, Private

Enlisted in Gaston County on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave in January-February 1862.

MAUNEY, WILEY, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, at age 26 on September 1, 1864 for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

MAUNEY, WILLIAM, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County at age 30, August 12, 1862 for the war. Deserted on January 5, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate he was wounded in the arm and left leg at Deep Bottom, Virginia in 1863 and was wounded in the neck at Frayser's Farm, Virginia in 1863.]

MELLON, GEORGE W., Private

Enlisted at Liberty Mills, Virginia on April 1, 1864, for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

MOORE, JOHN H., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia on June 23, 1864, with a gunshot wound. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty in November-December 1864. Captured near Petersburg on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

MORRIS, AMOS ALEXANDER, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided prior to enlisting at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, at age 18 on April 4, 1862. Wounded in the groin and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Exchanged prior to July 19, 1864, when he was hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Reported absent wounded until November 29, 1864, when he was retired to the Invalid Corps.

MORRISON, DAVID, Private

Enlisted on August 12, 1862, for the war. Present or accounted for through October 1862. Died prior to March 28, 1863. Place and cause of death not reported.

MORRISON, LEVI, Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

NEAL, JAMES, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a carpenter prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 33 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received for exchange on July 12, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Deserted on June 5, 1863. Returned to duty in September-October 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

PAYSOUR, ELI F., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston Countv at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave during July-December 1862. Returned to duty in January-February 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

PAYSOUR, EPHRAIM W., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on October 6, 1861. Killed at Chancellorsville, Virginia on Mav 3, 1863.

PAYSOUR, PHILIP H., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 24 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the hip and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on Mav 27, 1862. Hospitalized at Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he was received on September 18, 1862. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received for exchange on or about September 23, 1862. Returned to duty prior to December 13, 1862, when he was wounded in the head at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Returned to duty in January-Februarv 1863. Wounded in the head at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Reported absent wounded through October 1863. Detailed for light duty in November-December 1863. Reported on detail (apparently as a hospital guard) at Lynchburg, Virginia, during March 1864-February 1865. Paroled at Lynchburg on April 13, 1865.

PAYSOUR, SAMUEL P., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Died on May 15 or May 20, 1863 of wounds. Place of death not reported.

PETERSON, IRENEUS A., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 17 on October 6, 1861. Died in May 1862. Place and cause of death not reported.

PURSLEY, SAMUEL M., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 36 on October 6, 1861. Discharged on July 12, 1862, under the previsions of the Conscription Act. Later served as Private in Company C, 38th Regiment N.C. Troops.

RAGAN, JASPER, Private

Resided in Gaston Countv and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Died at Lynchburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Cause of death not reported.

RAGAN, ROBERT F., Corporal

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Wounded at or near Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Discharged on June 17, 1862, by reason of disability from wounds. Re-enlisted in the company on an unspecified date. Promoted to Corporal on an unspecified date. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia on July 24, 1863 of "continued fever."

RAMSEY, WILLIAM H., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on March 2, 1863 for the war. Captured near Petersburg Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout Maryland until released on June 7, 1865.

RANKIN, ALEXANDER N., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 36 on October 6 1861. Wounded in the head at Gaines' Mill, Virginia on June 27, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia and transferred to Charlotte on July 8, 1862. Although he was "shot in the base of the skull", this "did not prevent [Rankin] from walking about. He was examined by half dozen surgeons who were unable to trace or locate the bullet, when Dr. (W. McD.] Campbell, of the Seventh Regiment [N.C. State Troops] called me [Surgeon J. B. Alexander of the 37th Regiment N.C Troops] to try my hand.... I placed my hand upon his forehead and told him to open his mouth; at once I saw swelling in the roof of his mouth; it was hard and smooth. I made a slit with a scalpel, and showed a minnie ball to the astonished surgeons. How the ball got there without killing him has always been a mystery." He died on July 24, 1862 of wounds. Place of death not reported.

RANKIN, CEPHAS S., Corporal

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 22 on October 1861. Mustered in as Corporal. Died on or about September 1, 1862. Place and cause of death no reported.

RATCHFORD, JOHN A., Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the arm and/or right thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Jul 3-4, 1863. Hospitalized at David’s Island, New York Harbor, on or about July 17, 1863. Paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was on September 8, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty in March-April 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

RATCHFORD, JOHN F., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Discharged on February 9, 1864, by reason of disability.

REYNOLDS, CALEB, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 34 on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave from September 1, 1862, through February 1863. Returned to duty prior to May 1-4, 1863, when he was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Deserted on June 18, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia on May 6, 1864. Reported absent wounded until December 15, l864, when he was reported absent without leave.

REYNOLDS, NATHAN A., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a laborer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the right leg at the Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia on August 29, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February 1865. Retired from service on March 8, 1865, by reason of "necrosis of the tibia & loss of a considerable portion of it" as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Second Manassas.

RHYNE, ALFRED, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a cotton spinner prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Killed at Ox Hill, Virginia on September 1, 1862.

RHYNE, HENRY M., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the right arm at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Discharged on December 22, 1862, by reason of disability from wounds.

RHYNE, HENRY R., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 27 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the right thigh at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until released on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

RHYNE, PEYTON S., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 23 on October 6, 1861. Wounded in the tongue, jaw, and left cheek and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Hospitalized at Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia on September 17, 1862. Paroled at Fort Monroe and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on September 23, 1862 for exchange. Discharged from service on or about March 30, 1863, by reason of disability from wounds.

ROBERTS, THOMAS M., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the right thigh at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Discharged on March 20, 1864, by reason of disability from wounds. "The ball entered near the knee joint and has never been extracted."

ROBERTSON, JAMES F., Private
Enlisted in Gaston County on May 10, 1862 for the war. Discharged on September 24, 1862, by reason of "being a minor."

RUDISELL, ELI JONAS, Private
Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Deserted on January 5, 1863. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Captured at or near Gravel Hill, Virginia, July 28-30, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 8, 1864. Released at Elmira on May 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

RUTLEDGE, RUBURTUS GAMWELL, Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6 1861. Wounded in the left leg and captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Hospitalized at Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia on September 17, 1862. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on or about September 23, 1862 for exchange. Discharged on October 9, 1862, by reason of being underage. Later served as Private in Company B, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops.

SELVY, JOSEPH S., Private
Was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County on February 1, 1864 for the war. Wounded in the face and/or chin at Jones' Farm, Virginia on September 30, 1864. Returned to duty on or about January 2, 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

SMITH, DAVID J., Private
Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave on or about November 20, 1861. No further records.

SMITH, JOHN B., Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the left lung at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, where he died on May 22, 1863, of wounds.

SMITH, MARCUS, Private
Born in Gaston County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Rejected for service. Reason he was rejected not reported.

SMITH, ROBERT L., Private

Resided in Cleveland County and enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, at age 18 on September 21, 1863 for the war. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 20, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

STOWE, JAMES A., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26 on October 6, 1861. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862.

STROUP, COLUMBUS C., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in lredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the right hand at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Returned to duty on May 23, 1863. Discharged on February 2, 1864, by reason of "gunshot wound of right hand causing loss of the use of the Fingers." [Discharge certificate gives his age as 20.]

STROUP, WILLIAM M., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the right foot at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Foot amputated. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia on May 31, 1864, of a gunshot fracture of the foot and "tetanus."

SUMMY, ANDREW, Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on October 6, 1861. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. [Company records dated March-April 1862 give his age as 37.]

THOMASSON, GEORGE L., Sergeant

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 26 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant in May-October, 1862. Wounded in the ankle and captured at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Hospitalized at Chester, Pennsylvania, where he died on August 16, 1863, of "cellutitis."

THOMASSON, J. A.,

North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company,

THOMASSON, J. BEVERLY, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the right leg at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Wounded in the hip at Wilderness, Virginia or at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 5-14, 1864. Returned to duty prior to July 1, 1864. Wounded in the left shoulder and left breast at Reams' Station, Virginia on or about August 25, 1864. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

THOMASSON, JOHN A., Private
Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 23 on October 6, 1861. Reported absent without leave during March 1864-February 1865.

THOMPSON, JOHN D., Private

Born in Gaston or Mecklenburg County and resided in Gaston County where he was by occupation blacksmith prior to enlisting in Gaston County at a 21 on October 6, 1861. Died in hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia on August 7, 1862 of "typhoid fever."

TUCKER, ROBERT B., Sergeant
Born in Gaston County where he resided as millwright prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 38 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal in March-April 1862. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on July 12, 1862 for exchange. Returned to duty and was promoted to Sergeant prior to November 1, 1862. Deserted to the enemy on or about February 2, 1865. Sent to Washington, D.C., where he arrived on March 6, 1865. Released on an unspecified date after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WARREN, GEORGE R., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted for the war at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, on October 12, 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WATSON, PINKNEY W., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as carpenter prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Corporal. Reduced to ranks in March-April 1862. Killed at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862.

WEATHERS, MARTIN R., Private
Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on October 6, 1861. Died "in Virginia" in April 1862. Cause of death not reported. [Company records dated March-April 1862, indicate that he was 42 years old.]

WEST, DAVID F., Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February 1863. Deserted "in face of the enemy" at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. Returned to duty on November 2, 1863. Captured near New Market, Virginia on July 12, 1864. Enlisted in the U.S, Army at Norfolk, Virginia on February 9, 1865. Assigned to Company B, 4th Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

WHITESIDES, CALEB, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 18 on October 6, 1861. Killed at Frayser's Farm, Virginia on June 30, 1862.

WHITESIDES, JAMES J., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Wounded in the foot and captured at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-5, 1863. Hospitalized at David Island, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received for exchange on September 16. Returned to duty in January-February 1864. Captured at or near Wilderness, Virginia or at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 6-12, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred to Elmira, New York on August 8, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WHITESIDES, JOHN L., Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Reported absent without leave in January-February 1864. Returned to duty in March-April 1864. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WILSON, THOMAS A., Sergeant

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 21 on October 6, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received on July 12, 1862, for exchange. Returned to duty and was promoted to Corporal prior to November 1, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant in January-February 1863. Killed at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863.

WINGATE, DANIEL, Private

Born in Gaston County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 27 on October 6, 1861. Died "at home" on or about March 15, 1863. Cause of death not reported.

WITHERS, JOHN L., Private

Resided in Gaston County where he enlisted on May 10, 1862 for the war. Wounded at Hanover Court House, Virginia on May 27, 1862. Reported absent wounded or absent without leave through February 1863. Returned to duty in September-October 1863. Present or accounted for until captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WITHERS, MILES, Corporal

Resided in Gaston County where lie enlisted on May 10, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on October 1, 1863. Captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 21, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

WRIGHT, HARVEY A., Private

Born in Gaston County' where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Gaston County at age 20 on October 6, 1861. Captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. Exchanged on or about December 17, 1862. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863.

YOUNG, JOSEPH, Private

Resided in Gaston County and enlisted in Iredell County on August 12, 1862 for the war. Died at Richmond, Virginia on June 22, 1863, of "ulcus."

Bibliographic Source
Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr. North Carolina Troops 1861 - 1865 A Roster Vol. IX Infantry 32nd-35th and 37th Regiments


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