Searching Confederate Pensions

Confederate pension applications are available to view free of charge on the North Carolina Digital Collections website. I have found it helpful to initiate a search for a pension application by entering "Wilson County" in the first search box. Make sure you put the term in quotation marks. From there, type the surname you are … Continue reading Searching Confederate Pensions

History of the 2nd NC Regiment, Company B

"By Matt. Manly, Captain Company D. "COMPANY B—Wilson County—John Howard, Captain; Lieutenants: John C. Gorman, Calvin Barnes, Orrin Williams, William Howard, Robert E. Calder, Garry Fulghum, B. J. Barnes, L. B. Boyette, W. G. Ferrell. "Captain Howard was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg, September 17, and died October 4, 1862. "Calvin Barnes was appointed to the … Continue reading History of the 2nd NC Regiment, Company B

History of the 55th NC Regiment

"The Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, in the early part of 1862. The companies composing the regiment were: COMPANY A—From Wilson County—William J. Bullock, Captain. COMPANY B—From Wilkes County—Abner S. Calloway, Captain. COMPANY C—From Cleveland County—Silas D. Randall, Captain. COMPANY E—From Pitt County—James T. Whitehead, Captain. COMPANY F—From Cleveland, … Continue reading History of the 55th NC Regiment