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38th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, US Civil War

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Date: 17 Jan 1862 to 12 Apr 1865
Location: North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Information, References, and Sources

Companies

Company A - "Spartan Band" from Duplin County. A. G. Mosely, captain. First lieutenant, D. G. Morrisey. Second lieutenant, Alsa J. Brown. Jr. Second lieutenant, D. M. Pearsall.[1][2]On the morning of May , 1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville, Private Jesse A. Nethercutt, (Duplin County) was awarded a badge of distinction . The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863 during the battle, Company A was destroyed. Every soldier was wouneed or killed[3]

Company B - "Men of Yadkin" from Yadkin County, C. L. Cook, Captain. First lieutenant, R. F. Armfield, Second Lieutenant A. W. Blackburn Jr. Second Lieutenant, L. F. Haynes.[4]On the morning of May , 1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville Private Thomas Dinkins, ( Yadkin County) of Company B was awarded a badge of distinction[5]

Company C - "Sampson Farmers" from Sampson County. Peter B. Troublefield. Captain. First Lieutenant R. F. Allen. Second Lieutenant, Jno. F. Wilson, jr. Second Lieutenant Hinton J. Hudson.[6] On the morning of May , 1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville Private Benjamin Sutton, (Sampson County) and Company was awarded a badge of distinction.[7]

Company D - "Sampson Ployboys" from Sampson County, Jno. Ashford Captain. First Lieutenant, R. Bell. Second Lieutenant A. D. King; Jr. Second Lieutenant H. C. Darden.[8].On the morning of May ,1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville, First Sergeant David A. Thompson (of Sampson County Benjamin Sutton (Sampson County) and Company D was awarded a badge of distinction [9]

Company E - "Richmond Boys" from Richmond County. Oliver H. Dockery Captain. First Lieutenant, S. M. Ingaham. Second Lieutenant, D. G. McRae Jr. Second Lieutenant M. W. Covington.[10]On the morning of May , 1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville,[11]

Company F - "Sulphur Wild Cats" from Catawba County. Joshua D. Little Captain. First Lieutenant, D. McD. Young. Second Lieutenant H. L. Roberts Jr, Second lieutenant F. D. Roseman.[12][13]

Company G - "Rocky Face Rangers" from Alexander County, G. W. Sharpe Captain. First Lieutenant John E. Rheim. Second Lieutenant George W. Flowers Jr. Second Lieutenant James W. Stephenson.[14] At Mechanicsville, the first battle of the 38th Regiment in Company G twenty-seven were either killed or wounded. About 420 men belonging to the regiment were engaged in the fight. The loss was 152 in killed and wounded.[15]

Company H - "Uwharrie Boys" from Randolph County, Nosh Rush Captain. First Lieutenant L. D. Andrews. Second Lieutenant J. N. Kearns. Second junior lieutenant N. H. Hopkins.[16]

Company I - "Cleveland Marksmen" from Cleveland County North Carolina Troops. O. P. Gardiner Captain. First Lieutenant G. Blanton. Second Lieutenant, D. Magness Jr. Second Lieutenant O. Beam.[17]-On the morning of May , 1863, Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville. After the battle at Chancellorsville, Private Thomas J. Ramsey (Cleveland County) was awarded a badge of distinction .[18]

Company K -The "CAROLINA BOYS" began at Longstreet Church. The company was created in a largely Scottish community in Western North Carolina. The Company was raised by the appeals of Murdock McRae McLaughlin, age 28. He rallied many of the young men from the Highland Scottish community. "The Carolina Boys" of Company K contained more men with Scottish names, "the "Macs," than practically any unit in Confederate service.[19]

Private W. H. McPhail (of Cumberland County)was awarded a badge.[20]

The company elected the following commanding officers. William J. Hoke, Lincoln County (captain of Company K, Bethel Regiment,), Colonel. Captain Oliver H. Dokery, Richmond County, Lieutenant Colonel. Captain George W. Sharpe, Alexander County, Major.

Company K suffered significant casualties during the war. In fact, at the time of Lee's surrender of Army of Northern Virginia on Saturday, April 8th, at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia only seven men of Company K were left to lay down their muskets and return home.[21]


Major Engagements

Seven Days' Battles - JUNE 25- JULY 1, 1862

Battle of Gaine's Mill- JUNE 27, 1862

WHITE OAK SWAMP -JUNE 30,1862

MALVERN HILL -JULY 1 1862

SOUTH MOUNTAIN -SEPT. 14, 1862

ANTIETAM- SEPT. 17, 1862

FREDRICKSBURG -DEC.13 ,1862

CHANCELLORSVILLE- MAY 1- 4 1863

GETTYSBURG- JULY 1-3 1863

FALLING WATERS- JULY 10, 1863

BRISTOE CAMPAIGN- OCT-DEC 186

MINE RUN CAMPAIGN- NOV.- DEC. 1863

THE WILDERNESS - MAY 5-6 1864

POTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE - MAY 8-21 1864

NORTH ANNA- MAY 22-26 1864

COLD HARBOR- JUNE 1-3 1864

PETERSBURG SEIGE- JUNE 1864- APRIL 1865

GLOBE TAVERN- AUGUST 18- 21 1864

REAM'S STATION AUG. 25, 1864

FORT HARRISON SEPT 29-30 1864,

JONES FARM SEPT. 30, 1864

HATCHERS RUN FEB. 5 - 7 1865

APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE APRIL 9,1865

Sources

The Thirty-Eighth N. C. Regiment. Its History in the Civil War [from the Charlotte (N. C.) Observer, March 31, 1895.] Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. Reverend J. William Jones, Ed. [1]

The 38th Regiment and Its History in the Civil War. Duplin County. Lost Souls Genealogy.com. Duplin County, North Carolina . Managed by Diane Siniard. Contributed by: Sloan Mason. Duplin County Civil War Information. Listing of Regiments and Rosters from Duplin County. http://duplin.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/rosters/38threghistory.html

USGENWEB. CUMBERLAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGY WEBSITE (Myrtle Bridges County Coordinator). Index Civil War Records. Company K - 38th Regiment Cumberland County Troops. Source: North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865. Compiled data posted on October 10, 2002. Description: The information contained in the following roster of the company was compiled principally from a company muster- In and descriptive roll dated February 7, 1862, and from company muster rolls for January 15-March 31, 1862; May- June, 1862; and November, 1862-October, 1864. No company muster rolls were found for April, 1862; July-October, 1862; and for the period after October, 1864. Valuable information was obtained from primary records such as the North Carolina adjutant general's Roll of Honor, discharge certificates. medical records, prisoner of war records, and pension applications. Secondary sources such as postwar rosters and histories, cemetery records, and records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy also provided useful information

Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol. 10. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol.10

Soldiers and Sailors Database Battle Unit Details, National Park Service. Web. Wayback Machine permalink

Civil War Index. "Roster of 38th Regiment-Infantry." Link

Clark, Walter, ed. "The Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in The Great War, 1861-65. Vol II." Goldsboro, North Carolina: Nash Brothers Printers, n.date. archives.org link

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  19. The Fayetteville Observer, Military section, Thursday, May 6, 2004 By Roy Parker, Jr. Transcribed by Darryl Black. Posted July 15, 2005 by Myrtle Bridges
  20. The 38th Regiment and Its History in the Civil War
  21. CUMBERLAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA GENEALOGY


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