3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organization began in January 1862. Generally, unattached companies serving as independent batteries in Cape Fear District, were assigned to the regiment. Between January 1862 and 4 November 1863 a total of fourteen companies served in the regiment. On 4 November 1863 all the light artillery batteries were transferred out of the regiment and heavy artillery batteries were assigned to it to bring the regiment up to the ten company requirement. It surrendered 26 April 1865. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3247 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 - "Lenoir Braves" - organized in Lenoir County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 374-385.

Company B - "McMillan Artillery" - mostly enlisted in Beaufort County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 385-395.

Company C - "Bridgers Artillery" - mostly from Beaufort County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 395-405.

Company D - "Gatlin Artillery" - mostly from Pamlico County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 405-417.

Company E - "Scotch Greys" - mostly from Richmond County and Robenson County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 417-427.

Company F - organized at New Bern, Craven County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster, Vol 1, pages 427-437.

1st Company G - organized in Edgecombe County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 437-443.

2nd Company G - "Orange Light Artillery" - mostly from Orange County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 443-452.

3rd Company G - Transferred from 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery) where it served as 1st Company I. See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 452-464.

1st Company H - "Branch Artillery" - mostly from Craven County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 464-478.

2nd Company H - mostly from New Hanover County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 478-489.

Company I - mostly from Beaufort County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 489-500.

1st Company K - "Robinson Artillery" - organized in Craven County - Roster printed under final designation - Company C, 61st Regiment, North Carolina Troops.

2nd Company K - "Bladen Artillery" - organized in Bladen County - See the roster in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Vol 1, pages 500-511.

The above information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. [3]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: a roster. Vol 1. Raleigh, N.C. : State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 1
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 24 January 2018).
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 1. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 1