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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 - mostly from Orange County  
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Company A - "Orange Boys" - many men from Orange County  
  
Company B - mostly from Nash County and Franklin County  
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Company B - many men from Nash County and Franklin County  
  
Company C - mostly from Wayne County and Lenoir County  
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Company C - many men from Wayne County and Lenoir County  
  
Company D - mostly from Jones County and Lenoir County  
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Company D - many men from Jones County and Lenoir County  
  
Company E - mostly from Lenoir County and Carteret County  
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Company E - "Cockade Rifles" - many men from Lenoir County and Carteret County  
  
Company F - mostly from Jones county and Lenoir County  
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Company F - many men from Jones county and Lenoir County  
  
Company G - mostly from Lenoir County  
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Company G - "Rough and Readys" - many men from Lenoir County  
  
Company H - mostly from Duplin County and Onslow County  
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Company H - many men from Duplin County and Onslow County  
  
Company I - mostly from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County  
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Company I - many men from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County  
  
Company K - mostly 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 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>  
  
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]  
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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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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 11:25, 5 July 2011

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Sixty-sixth Regiment was organized at Kinston, North Carolina in August 1863 by combining the Eight Battalion, consisting of six companies and the Forth Battalion of four companies. On the 2 May 1865 at Bush Hill, the weary remnant of the regiment, signed thier paroles and scattered to their various homes.[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 - "Orange Boys" - many men from Orange County

Company B - many men from Nash County and Franklin County

Company C - many men from Wayne County and Lenoir County

Company D - many men from Jones County and Lenoir County

Company E - "Cockade Rifles" - many men from Lenoir County and Carteret County

Company F - many men from Jones county and Lenoir County

Company G - "Rough and Readys" - many men from Lenoir County

Company H - many men from Duplin County and Onslow County

Company I - many men from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County

Company K - many men from Wayne County and New Hanover County[3]

The above information about the companies comes from Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[4]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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]

  1. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65,(accessed 24 April 2011)
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, (accessed 24 March 2011)
  4. 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 book975.6 M2nc Vol 15