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47th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

47th Regiment was organized in March of 1862. On April 9, 1865, the 45th arrived at Appomattox, the last ditch, and surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia 9 April, 1865. [1] [2]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [3]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2349 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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 - "Chicora Guards" - many men from Nash County.

Company B - many men from Franklin County.

Company C - many men from Wake County.

Company D - "Castalia Invincibles" - many men from Nash County.

Company E - many men from Wake County.

Company F - "Sons of Liberty" - many men from Franklin County

Company G - many men from Franklin County and Granville County

Company H - "North Carolina Tigers" - many men from Wake County

Company I - many men from Durham County and Wake County

Company K - "Alamance Minute Men" - many men from Alamance County [4]

The information about the companies comes from A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. [5]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • 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.
  • North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65, (accessed 19 April 2011)
  2. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of The Confederate Armies: North Carolina. Facts On file New York - Oxford 1992. FHL book 975 M2ss
  3. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
  4. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 29 March 2011)
  5. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. Vol. 11. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 11