62nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
62nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was formed at Waynesville, North Carolina, in July, 1862. It was assigned to General Gracie's Brigade , July, 1863, and stationed at Cumberland Gap. It surrendered in September many troops. A number escaped from being captured. They returned to the Asheville area and in April, 1864 had 178 men present. It was disbanded near the French Broad River.
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 - many men from Haywood County
Company B - many men from Clay County
Company C - many men from Haywood County
Company D - many men from Macon County
Company E - many men from Haywood County
Company F - many men from Rutherford County
Company G - many men from Jackson County
Company H - many men from Henderson County
Company I - many men from Haywood County
The above information about the companies comes from 62nd North Carolina Infantry
Information about the companies and their rosters are 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.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- 62nd North Carolina Infantry, (accessed 9 March 2011).
- Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 15. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 15