Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States-- Part 1

From the Encyclopedia of North Carolina "Civil War Rosters" by Weymouth T. Jordan Jr. and Wiley J. Williams.

A must for anyone researching their North Carolina Civil War Confederate ancestors.

These books were written by Confederate veteran John Wheeler Moore and was an undertaking by North Carolina in 1881 to publish a list of its Confederate veterans.  The four volumes of  "Moore's Roster" as it became known, included the names of 106,498 soldiers, about 70% of the state's Confederate soldiers--  and are arranged by military units.

The last volume, after identifying the regiments and separate battalions, lists generals and staff officers or North Carolinians in the Confederate Navy and elsewhere.

For each individual recorded, the roster generally gives rank, date and county of enlistment.  Remarks about promotions, desertions, injuries, capture and death in battle are sometimes noted.

--Old Secesh

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