41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry
41st Regiment Volunteers - 3rd Cavalry Was organized at Kinston, North Carolina, during the fall of 1862. It surrendered at Appomattox February, 1864. 
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.
COMPANY A - "Rebel Rangers" - many men from New Hanover County
COMPANY B - "Gatlin Dragoons" - many men from Onslow County
COMPANY C - "Caswell Rangers" - many men from Caswell County
COMPANY D - "Highland Rangers" - many men from Harnett County
COMPANY F - "Davis Dragoons" - many men from Burke County
COMPANY G - "Scotland Neck Mounted Riflemen" - many men from Halifax County
COMPANY H - "Humphrey Troops" many men from Onslow_County,_North_Carolina
COMPANY I - "Wake Rangers" - many men from Wake County
The above information about the companies comes from NC Cavalry - 41st Regiment NCT
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