37th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
- The 37th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, was organized at High Point, North Carolina in November of 1861. It was reorganized in April 1862. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on 9 April 1865. 
- "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
Company A - "Ashe Beauregard Riflemen" - primarily from Ashe County
Company B - "Watauga Marksmen" - primarily from Watauga County
Company C - "Meckelburg's Wide Awakes" - primarily from Mecklenburg County
Company D - "North Carolina Defenders" - primarily from Union County
Company E - "Watauga Minute Men" - primarily from Watauga County
Company F - "Western Carolina Stars" - primarily from Wilkes County
Company G - "Alexander Soldiers" - primarily from Alexander County
Company H - "Gaston Blues" - primarily from []
Company I - "Mecklenburg Rifles" - primarily from Mecklenburg County
Company K - "Alleghany Tigers" - primarily from Alleghany County
The men in the units of the 37th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry were recruited in the counties of Buncombe, Watauqa, Ashe, Mecklenburg, Wake, and Gaston. 
The above information came from North Carolina Civil War Regiments and Battles.
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. 
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Birdsong, James C. (James Cook). Brief sketches of the North Carolina State troops : in the war between the states. (Raleigh, North Carolina : Josephus Daniels, 1894), FHL book 975.6 M2bj
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 9. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol.9