The Civil War Roster of Davidson County, North Carolina: Biographies of 1,996 Men Before, During, and After the Conflict
During the War Between the States, Davidson County, North Carolina, sent nearly 2,000 men into service with the infantry, cavalry, artillery, navy, militia, and home guard. Each of these men left behind home, family, and occupation in order to serve; some would never return; others would return wounded in body and in spirit; 47 served in the Union Army. This is a roster with full biographies of each one of them. (Their lives were far more than just their service records. ) The data were researched for years in four census records (18401870), marriage records, land transfers, cemetery records, family file folders, books, journals, obituaries. Each man's entry includes rank, unit(s), and personal and military history. Birth, death, marriage dates, parents, spouses, children; letters, journals, news articles: all are set forth in each entry, edited only for overall length. Photographs are included for many of the men. Also included is an overview of Davidson County's involvement in the conflict, and a bibliography.
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1st N.C. Junior 21st Regiment N.C. 42nd Regiment N.C. 48th Regiment N.C. 4th N.C. Volunteers Andrew Appomattox Court House April Baptist Church Battalion buried Company H confined at Point conscripted into service County on July David Davidson County death December died Elizabeth farmer prior February further records ginia Jacob January Jesse John was born Joseph June Lexington township Lexington Wildcats Company Martha Maryland Militia 1861 organization N.C. Junior Reserves N.C. Troops 1st N.C. Troops 4th Nancy North Carolina November oath of allegiance October paroled at Greensboro Point Lookout prior to enlisting prior to volunteering Private Regiment N.C. Militia Regiment N.C. Troops released after taking reported present returned home returned to service Richmond Rowan County September 17 sergeant service in Wake service on March Sharpsburg taking the oath Thomas Thomasville Troops 1st N.C. Troops 4th N.C. United Church United Methodist Church Virginia volunteering for service Wake County William was born