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North Carolina Civil War Confederate Cavalry Units

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The information in this list of North Carolina Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

Military Units[edit | edit source]

  • 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry 9th Regiment Volunteers
    Organized at Camp Beauregard, Ridgeway, North Carolina, in August, 1861.
    Remaining troops surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865
  • 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry
    Organized at Kittrell's Springs, North Carolina, in September, 1861.
    Those who remained with the Army were surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.
  • 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry
    Organized during the summer of 1862 with six companies.
    The unit skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky until August, 1863.
    Merged into the 65th North Carolina Regiment-6th Cavalry.
  • 8th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry (Partisan Rangers)
    Organized at Goldsboro, Wayne County, from two independent companies August 23, 1862.
    Company C assigned on October 25, 1863.
    Company D assigned in March 1863.
    Company E assigned on June 1, 1863.
    Battalion was converted to infantry at some time prior to August 1863.
    Company F assigned on September 25, 1863.
    Battalion consolidated with the 13th Battalion and designated as the 66th Infantry Regiment on October 2, 1863.
  • 12th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry
    Organized in May, 1863, with three companies.
    July 11, 1864, Companies A and B merged into the 59th North Carolina Regiment-4th Cavalry.
    Company C transferred to the 16th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion.
  • 14th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry formerly Woodfin's Battalion
    Organized at Asheville, North Carolina, during the summer of 1862 with three companies, later increased to six.
    In the spring of 1865 four additional companies from Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania counties joined the command.
    It now was also called the 79th Regiment-8th Cavalry.
    Disbanded near Morgantown on April 17.
  • 16th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry [also called 75th Regiment-7th Cavalry]
    Formed in July, 1864, by consolidating the five North Carolina companies of the 7th Confederate Cavalry Regiment, the three North Carolina companies of the 62nd Georgia Cavalry Regiment, and Company C of the 12th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion.
  • McRae's Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry
    Formed in September 1863.
    Joined at some point by Captain McMillan's Independent Cavalry Company from Ashe County.
    Disbanded at Raleigh on June 1, 1864.
    Most of remaining men were assigned to the 9th North Carolina State Troops (1st North Carolina Cavalry).
    Captain McMillan was able to keep some of his men together. They returned to Ashe County to patrol the western border of western North Carolina counties.