The "North Carolina Defenders" were from Gaston County. They enlisted on September 16, 1861. They were mustered into state service on November 21, 1861, and assigned to the 37th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Their first captain was 27 year old John B. Ashcraft.

 
close window
 


© 2003 Michael Hardy
© 2003 Barry Houck Web Design

 

 

1