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4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

4th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops).
See history for 59th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1817 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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 - many men from Anson County.

Company B - many men from Caswell County

Company C - many men from New Hanover County

Company D - many men from Bertie County and Hertford County

Company E - many men from Cabarrus County and Hertford County

Company F - many men from Bertie County

Company G - many men from Currituck County

Company H - many men from Wilson County

Company I - many men from Bertie County, Cleveland County and Wake County.

Company K - many men from Northampton County[2]

The above information about the companies comes from Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65

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.
  • Grimes, Bryan. Extracts of letters of Major-General Bryan Grimes, to his wife : written while in active service in the Army of Northern Virginia : together with some personal recollections of the war. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082567
  • Walter Clark. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65 (Nash Brothers, Book and Job Printers, Goldsboro, N.C., 1901). Internet Archive.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).