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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 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.  
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Company A - "Orange Boys" - many men from Orange County  
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Company A - "Orange Boys" - many men from [[Orange_County,_North_Carolina|Orange County]]
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Company B - many men from Nash County and Franklin County  
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Company B - many men from [[Nash_County,_North_Carolina|Nash County]] and [[Franklin_County,_North_Carolina|Franklin County]]
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Company C - many men from Wayne County and Lenoir County  
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Company C - many men from [[Wayne_County,_North_Carolina|Wayne County]] and [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County]]
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Company D - many men from Jones County and Lenoir County  
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Company D - many men from [[Jones_County,_North_Carolina|Jones County]] and [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County]]
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Company E - "Cockade Rifles" - many men from Lenoir County and Carteret County  
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Company E - "Cockade Rifles" - many men from [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County]] and Carteret County  
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Company F - many men from Jones county and Lenoir County  
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Company F - many men from [[Jones_County,_North_Carolina|Jones County]] and [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County ]]
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Company G - "Rough and Readys" - many men from Lenoir County  
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Company G - "Rough and Readys" - many men from [[Lenoir_County,_North_Carolina|Lenoir County ]]
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Company H - many men from Duplin County and Onslow County  
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Company H - many men from [[Duplin_County,_North_Carolina|Duplin County]] and [[Onslow_County,_North_Carolina|Onslow County]]
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Company I - many men from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County  
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Company I - many men from [[Wayne_County,_North_Carolina|Wayne County]], [[Onslow_County,_North_Carolina|Onslow County]], and [[Jones_County,_North_Carolina|Jones County]]
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Company K - many men from Wayne County and New Hanover County<ref>[http://www.archive.org/stream/historiesofsever03clar#page/686/mode/2up Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65], (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>  
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Company K - many men from [[Wayne_County,_North_Carolina|Wayne County]] and [[New_Hanover_County,_North_Carolina|New Hanover County]]<ref>[http://www.archive.org/stream/historiesofsever03clar#page/686/mode/2up Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65], (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>  
    
The above information about the companies comes from [http://www.archive.org/stream/historiesofsever03clar#page/686/mode/2up Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65]<br><br>Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster''.<ref>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|147534|item|disp=FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 15}}</ref><br><br>
 
The above information about the companies comes from [http://www.archive.org/stream/historiesofsever03clar#page/686/mode/2up Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65]<br><br>Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster''.<ref>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|147534|item|disp=FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 15}}</ref><br><br>
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