66th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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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 - mostly from Orange County

Company B - mostly from Nash County and Franklin County

Company C - mostly from Wayne County and Lenoir County

Company D - mostly from Jones County and Lenoir County

Company E - mostly from Lenoir County and Carteret County

Company F - mostly from Jones county and Lenoir County

Company G - mostly from Lenoir County

Company H - mostly from Duplin County and Onslow County

Company I - mostly from Wayne County, Onslow County, and Jones County

Company K - mostly 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

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.

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