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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.  
  
Company A - principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company B&nbsp;- principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company C - principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company D -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company E -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company F -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company G - principally from [[Cumberland_County,_North_Carolina|Cumberland County ]]<ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>&nbsp;  
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Company A - principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company B&nbsp;- principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company C - principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company D -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County&nbsp;]]<br>Company E -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company F -&nbsp;principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County]]<br>Company G - principally from [[Cumberland County, North Carolina|Cumberland County ]]<ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
The information about the companies comes from&nbsp; [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865]<br><br>
 
The information about the companies comes from&nbsp; [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865]<br><br>

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This battalion, commonly referred to as the Arsenal Guard, was composed of employees, detailed men, and nonconscripts who worked at the Fayetteville Arsenal and Armory. Doing the course of the war seven companies were raised at this manufactory and were organized into a battalion. It surrendered 26 April 1865.[1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[2]

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 - principally from Cumberland County 
Company B - principally from Cumberland County 
Company C - principally from Cumberland County
Company D - principally from Cumberland County 
Company E - principally from Cumberland County
Company F - principally from Cumberland County
Company G - principally from Cumberland County [3] 

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.[1]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 24 March 2011)