Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Correct Thomas Ruffin...Probably

There is a Thomas Ruffin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy based in Goldsboro.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter is the Goldsboro Rifles, the name of troops raised from there continuing until World War I.  My great uncle, David Prince, was a member of the Goldsboro Rifles during that war.

Then, I looked up information about the 1st North Carolina Regiment Cavalry (aka 9th Regiment North Carolina State Troops (NCST).  They were organized at Camp Beauregard August 12, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service as the 1st NC Cavalry October 12, 1861.

Co. H of the regiment organized in Goldsboro 20 June 1861, under Thomas Ruffin, captain.

1st Lt. was Thomas L. Vail
2nd Lt.  J.H. Bryan
2nd Lt. F. Kornegay

More to Come from This Home-Grown Unit.  --Old Secesh

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