2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was assembled at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865, with only 6 officers and 48 men. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
1st Company A - "Rifle Rengers" - many men from New Hanover County
2nd Company A - many men from Surry County
Company B - many men from Wilson County
1st Company C - "Topsail Rifles" - many men from Carteret County
2nd Company C - "Rip Van Winkles" - many men from Wayne County
Company D - many men from Wayne County
1st Company E - many men from Nash County
2nd Company E - "Guilford Guards" - many men from Guilford County
Company F - many men from Craven County
Company G - "Jones Rifle Guards" - many men from Jones County
Company H - many men from Wayne County
Company I - "Beaufort Rifles" - many men from Craven County
The information principally from about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
Information about the companies and their rosters are also in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. 
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
- Robinson, Virginia Loftis. The Loftis family tree. (South Gate, California : V. L. Robinson, 1991). FHL 428476 and digitized
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
- A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 March 2011)
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2