50th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
50th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized in April, 1862, at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. It mustered less than half the totaled number, about 900 effectives in November, 1864. It surrendered a force of nearly 250 on April 26, 1865.  
For more information on the history of the 50th North Carolina Infantry, see the following:
- The Wikipedia article, 50th North Carolina Infantry, (accessed 26 October 2011)
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.
Men of this unit were raised in the counties of Person, Robeson, Johnston, Wayne, Rutherford, Moore, and Harnett. 
Company A - many men from Person County.
Company B - many men from Robeson County.
Company C - many men fromJohnston County
Company D -many men from Johnston County
Company E - many men from Wayne County
Company F - "Moore Sharpshooters" - many men from Moore County
Company G - "Rutherford Farmers" - many men from Rutherford County
Company H - many men from Harnett County
Company I - "Rutherford Regulars" - many men from Rutherford County
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. 
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, 1861-1865 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]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
- Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992. FHL book 975 M2ss
- Wikipedia.com, 50th North Carolina Infantry, (accessed 5 February 2011).
- A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 30 March 2011)
- 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