16th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
16th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry [also called 75th Regiment - 7th Cavalry] was formed in July, 1864, by consolidating the five North Carolina companies of the 7th Confederate Cavalry Regiment, the three North Carolina companies of the 62nd Georgia Cavalry Regiment, and Company C of the 12th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - formerly Company E, 62nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry
Company B - formerly 2nd Company I, 62nd Regiment Confederate Cavalry
Company C - formerly Company F, 7th Regiment Confederate Cavalry
Company D - formerly Company G, 7th Regiment Confederate Cavalry
Company E - formerly Company M, 7th Regiment Confederate Cavalry
Company F - formerly Company H, 7th Regiment Confederate Cavalry
Company G - formerly Company C, 12th Battalion North Carolina Cavalry
Company H - formerly Company D, 62nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry
Company I - formerly Company I, 62nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. 
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.