Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Confederate Legacy-- Part 13: Junior and Senior Reserves

CO. A, 2ND JUNIOR RECERVES

This unit had 45 boys from Wayne County, many as young as 15.  It was organized late in the war as an attempt to overcome the severe manpower needs of the Confederate Army.. 

It listed no soldier killed in action, but several died from disease.  It was likely used as a home guard although some Junior Reserves were captured at Fort Fisher.


CO. F, 8TH SENIOR RESERVES

Like the above unit, this was a group organized to help with the manpower shortage.  There were 66 men from Wayne County.  They either volunteered or were conscripted.

Some were as old as fifty.  records show that few saw action.

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