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3rd Regiment North Carolina Junior Reserves

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

3rd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves was formed in January, 1865, by consolidating the 4th, 7th, and 8th Junior Reserve Battalions. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. [1]

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 - many men from Guilford County.

Company B - many men from Alamance County and Gorsyth County.

Company C - many men from Stokes County and Person County.

Company D - many men from Brunswick County, Columbus County and New Hanover County.

Company E - many men from Catawba County.

Company F - many men from Iredell County.

Company G - many men from Burke County and Caldwell County.

Company H - many men from Cumberland County and Harnett County.

Company I - many men from Richmond County, Robeson County, and Bladen County.

Company K - many men from Rockingham County [2]

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.
  • Hinsdale, John W. History of the Seventy-Second Regiment of the North Carolina troops : in the war between the states, 1861-'65 (see the 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082594

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
  2. Brown, Matthew M and Coffey, Michael W.North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. Vol 17. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 2009. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 17