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7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry

Brief HistoryEdit

7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry was organized during the summer of 1862 with six companies. The unit skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky until August,1863. It merged into the 65th North Carolina Regiment-6th Cavalry. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of OriginEdit

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 658 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 Macon County

Company B - many men from Clay County

Company C - many men from Macon County

Company D - many men from Henderson County

Company E - many men from Henderson County

Company F - many men from Johnson County, Tennessee

Company G - many men from Johnson County, Tennessee - In addition to the original recruits, some men were transferred from other companies of the battalion.

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. [2]

Other SourcesEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
  2. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. Vol 1. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2