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52nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

52nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized in March, 1862, at Garysburg, North Carolina. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. [1] [2]

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2244 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 - "Cabarrus Riflemen" - many men from Cabarrus County.

Company B - "Randolph Guards" - many men from Randolph County.

Company C - "Orapeake Guards" - many men from Gates County.

Company D - "McCulloch"s Avengers" - many men from Stokes County

Company E - "Richmond Regulators" - many men from Richmond County.

Company F - "Wilkes Grays" - many men from Wilkes County

Company G - "Dry Pond Dixies" - many men from Lincoln County

Company H - "Spring Hill Guards" - many men from Lincoln County

Company I - "Stanly Rebels" - many men from Stanly County

Company K - "Fighting Boys" - many men from Forsyth County [3]

The information about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. [4]

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.
  • 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).
  2. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992. FHL book 975 M2ss
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 30 March 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. Vol 12. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 12