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2nd North Carolina Artillery      
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Richard Rabon - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joseph Martin
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Date Added:  1/4/2010
Company A
james austin marlow - Private   
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Contact Name:  BILL MARLOW
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Date Added:  11/21/2016
Company A
JAMES D. MARLOW - Private   
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Contact Name:  BRISCO W. MARLOW
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Date Added:  3/6/2017
Company A
Joshua A Soles - 1st Lieutenant   
1832-1898
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/20/2016
Company A
Mark Soles - Private   
1837-1910
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/20/2016
Company B
Henry Clay Carter - Private   
Henry Carter is my GGG-Grandfather through his daughter Theodocia born 1873 and her son Wilbur G born 1893 and his daughter Myrtle born 1926 and her daughter Myrtle Catherine born 1947...I was born in Cumberland Co. N.C. in 1967....Henry joined up in 1863 at age 18 with the 2nd N.C Light Artillery and fought bravely for His cause..He fought bravely at Fort Fisher on Jan 15 1865 but was taken prisoner during the assault at the wooden bridge salleyport gate...He survived Elmira Prison and was paroled in the summer of 1865...Proud of You Grandpa...
Contact Name:  Anthony R. Pearce
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Date Added:  12/29/2012
Company B
John Turner Melvin - Private   
Jan 4, 1843 - 1864. Enlisted on Nov 16, 1861 and shows present through Feb 1862. He died along the Cape Fear River basin. No other records found.

Parents:
• Joseph Melvin 1812 – 1860 son of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Sarah Ann Culbreth 1813 - 1860.

Buried: Unknown
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company B
George Washington Monroe - Private   
Jul 14, 1847 – Mar 15, 1926. He enlisted in 1863 for the war. No other records found

Parents:
• John Monroe
• Jane Monroe 1807 - 1880, daughter of Daniel James Melvin Jr., son of Daniel James Melvin
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company B
Daniel Roland Perry - 1st Lieutenant   
Lt Daniel Roland Perry was in 3rd Company B (Bladen Stars), 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops (2nd NC Artillery). He was mortally wounded in the Second Battle of Ft Fisher on January 15, 1865.
Contact Name:  F Steve Brown
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Date Added:  8/24/2018
Company B
Jenkin James Perry - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  F. Steve Brown
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Date Added:  8/26/2018
Company B
Luther Strange Perry - Private   
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Contact Name:  F. Steve Brown
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Date Added:  8/26/2018
Company B
Wiley N Perry - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  F. Steve Brown
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Date Added:  8/26/2018
Company C
Thomas Benton Pierce - 4th Corporal   
Thomas was 19 years old. He was from Columbus Co. N.C. He enlisted as a Pvt. in Capt John J Hendrix's Co C [36th State Troops] on 16 April 1861 at Wilmington, NC for 12 months. He extended his enlistment by 2 years in April 1862. This unit was later commanded by Capt Cummings. This unit is also associated with 13th Battalion NC Light Artillery.He survived the invasion and died 26 Dec 1915 in Bogue, Columbus Co. NC. We are related by marriage.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  3/4/2019
Company C
Malcomb Henry Bullard - Private   
1841 – 1916. He stood 5’ 11”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes and was a farmer. He enlisted on Jul 7, 1862 in the 36th NCST aka 2nd NC Artillery. In Jul 1864 he was detailed to the light artillery section. He was captured at Fort Fisher on Jan 15, 1865. He was released at Point Lookout Md on Jun 23, 1865 after taken the oath of allegiance.

Parents:
• Duncan Bullard 1812 – 1891 son of Catherine Melvin Bullard, daughter of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin.
• Nancy Jane Smith 1815 – 1902
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company C
Thomas Isham Bullard - Private   
1843 – 1909. He enlisted on Jul 7, 1862 in the 36th NCST Company C. He was transferred in Jul 1864 to the 2nd Engineers Company A. He was captured at Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865.

Parents:
• Duncan Bullard 1812 – 1891 son of Catherine Melvin Bullard, daughter of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin.
• Nancy Jane Smith 1815 – 1902
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company C
Henry Bemont Dewar - Private   
Captured at Fort Fisher and held at Point Lookout until 06/26/1865.
Contact Name:  Timothy L. Basden
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Date Added:  8/11/2007
Company C
Daniel Miles Melvin - Private   
Jun 20, 1844 - Nov 15, 1931. Found on unit roster but no service record found.

Parents:
• James Melvin 1797 - 1881. Son of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Miriam Simmons born Mar 1, 1804 and died Nov 27, 1881.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company C
Arthur Wade Melvin Jr - 3rd Sergeant   
Nov 1836 and died 1900. Enlisted February 26, 1862 at Cumberland County, NC in the 36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C Rank: Sergeant. June 18, 1862 – Discharged by reason of disability. Postmaster before the war

Parents:
• Arthur Melvin - born March 05, 1796 and died August 02, 1885, son of Daniel James Melvin Jr son of Daniel James Melvin.
• Charlotte Mae Averitte
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company C
Gaston Paul - Corporal   
On 16 April, 1861 Gaston Paul enlisted in a unit that became Company C of The 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery. On November 4, 1863 the entire battery was transferred out of the 2nd Regiment N. C. Artillery and redesignated Company C, 13th Battalion N. C. Light Artillery. The men of the second section were paroled at Greensboro on May 1, 1865. He is buried at Eastview Cemetery in Wadesboro, NC. A Confederate headstone was added to his grave on May 31, 2010
Contact Name:  Francis Paul Boylin III
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Date Added:  12/29/2009
Company D
Calvin Strickland - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jetter Strickland
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Date Added:  7/7/2015
Company F
Lewis L Brann (Brame) - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 2 August 1863 at the age of 18.
Killed on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/24/2010
Company F
William T Britt - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 1 January 1862 at the age of 24.
Killed on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/21/2010
Company F
James Micajah Mayo - Captain   
Capt., Co F, 2nd Arty, Branch's Artillery, commanded Fort Ellis along the Neuse river in defense of New Bern during the battle of Newbern March 1862. Excellent account of his adventure in the Confederate Veteran Magazine, Thrilling Story ..., Vol. 3, 1896=5, page 383.
Survived the war, hit and killed by a train in the town of Florence, SC, June 12, 1897.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  8/12/2015
Company G
Thomas Pasteur Bonner - Private   
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Contact Name:  Edward Harding
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Date Added:  6/29/2008
Company G
Joseph Bonner Bryan - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Edward Harding
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Date Added:  6/29/2008
Company G
Caravan Nelson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lynne Petrone
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Date Added:  5/10/2016
Company G
William Sylvester Styron - 2nd Sergeant   
William was 28 when he enlisted in Carteret Co. NC on 12 Oct 1861 in Capt Benjamin LeCraft's Co of Artillery 36 Regt. which became Co G NC Light Arty. He was a clerk in the HQ Sq. and served a lot of his service in Goldsboro, NC. He was in the fight at Fort Fisher. He served honorably thru the entire illegal invasion. He was the husband of my 2nd cousin 4 x removed Laura Frances Cutler 1843 - 1928.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  8/26/2018
Company H
James H. Jessup - Private   
Enlisted 01 Aug 1864
Wounded at Fort Fisher 15 Jan 1865; POW from Fort Fisher 15 Jan 1865.
Contact Name:  Alice Wilson
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Date Added:  5/2/2013
Company H
David J McKee - Private   
Enlisted in Company Batty H, North Carolina Co. H 2nd Light Artillery Battery on 21 Mar 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/3/2010
Company H
George Washington McKee - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 18 September 1863 at the age of 18.
Died on 21 Nov 1864 at Fort Fisher, NC.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/3/2010
Company H
John Nathan McKee - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 5 May 1862 at the age of 19.
Died of disease at Fort Fisher, NC on 16 Jun 1863.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/3/2010
Company H
John Stephen Melvin - Sergeant   
Jul 12, 1835 – Feb 14, 1902. Enlisted May 9, 1862 at Bladen County, NC. He was a Sergeant and on June 27, 1863 demoted to Private. Present or accounted for through August 1864.

Parents:
• Robert Melvin 1792 - 1846 son of Daniel James Melvin Jr, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Elizabeth Herrington Born Mar 11, 1793 and died Aug 12, 1871.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company H
Joseph Moore Melvin - 1st Sergeant   
Jun 6, 1838 - Oct 21, 1911. He was with the 55th North Carolina Militia as a 1st Lieutenant before the war. He enlisted at Bladen County, NC on May 9, 1862 with the rank of 1st Sergeant. On Jun 27, 1863 he was demoted to Private (same day as his brother). On March 21, 1865 he was wounded during the battle of Bentonville NC and he was admitted to a Hospital in Raleigh, NC and on April 13, 1865 he was captured at the Hospital in Raleigh, NC

Parents:
• Robert Melvin 1792 - 1846 son of Daniel James Melvin Jr, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Elizabeth Herrington Born Mar 11, 1793 and died Aug 12, 1871.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company H
William Snowden Melvin - Private   
1824 – 1865. Enlisted May 13, 1862 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County at age 38. Captured at Fort Fisher on Jan 15, 1865 and died Mar 18, 1865 in Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, Elmira New York of Variola (smallpox).

Parents:
Unknown with information available – Born in Elizabethtown and he maybe from John Thomas Melvin Jr (1792 – 1864) bloodline. Anyone with any information about him please email me

Buried: National Cemetery Elmira NY grave 1710
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company H
Daniel Patterson - Captain   
Captain Patterson was my great-grandfather. He was company commander of Co. H, 2nd N.C. Regt. (Artillery) which was incorporated into the 36th N.C. Regiment. He raised the company of men from Bladen, Robeson, Cumberland, Columbus, and nearby counties in 1862. Company H, the 'Clarendon Guards,' was initially stationed at Fort St. Phillip (now called Fort Anderson) at the site of old Brunswicktown on the Cape Fear River. By July, 1864, the company had been transferred to Fort Fisher, NC. Company H was stationed at the intersection of the land face and sea face of the fort. They engaged ships of the Union blockade fleet, and assisted blockade runners to successfully come into the Cape Fear River through the New Inlet. When Union General Benjamin Butler led an expedition to attack Fort Fisher in December, 1864, Company H was heavily engaged in the action on Christmas Day, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Union forces. Captain Patterson's post-action report cited two of his soldiers for bravery. He reported numerous artillery rounds expended, and stated 'We engaged the enemy on land and sea. None of the enemy captured, I hope some killed.'
In January, 1865, another Union expedition arrived to attack Fort Fisher, with Admiral David Porter commanding the fleet, and General Alfred Terry commanding the Union troops. The troops were landed up the peninsula from the fort, and moved into the maritime forest north of the fort's land face. The night of 14 January, Fort Fisher's commanding officer, Col. William Lamb, selected Captain Patterson's company to sally out of the Fort and reconnoiter the Union positions. The next day, 15 January 1865, the fort was subjected to a brutal artillery bombardment by the guns of the Union Navy. Then the Navy sent sailors and marines to attack the sea face of the fort, directly in front of Company H. The gunners of the Clarendon Guards, using both artillery and rifles, and augmented by the N.C. Junior Reserves, devastated the ranks of sailors and marines on the beach before them. Had that been the extent of the attack, Fort Fisher would have been secure. However, at about 5pm, the Union Army attacked the land face of the fort, alongside the Cape Fear River. Brutal hand-to-hand fighting ensued, and Colonel Lamb and General W.H.B. Whiting, (who had come to the fort a few days before, stating, 'Lamb, my boy, you and your garrison are to be sacrificed. I have come to share your fate.') each led counterattacks, both of which stalled as each of these gentlemen, respectively, was wounded. The advancing Union troops cut across the parade field, bypassing the section of the traverses that were manned by Company H. Ultimately, the main body of the garrison was pushed back to Battery Buchanan, where they surrendered about 9 o'clock p.m. But that was not the end of the story for Company H. Captain Patterson was long-reputed as being the last company commander to surrender at Fort Fisher. His obituary in the Presbyterian Standard in 1904 reports this. More recently, I found, in a nodescript book in an old trunk of his, a diary that he started that night. 'Fort Fisher, NC, January 15, 1865- Captured about 11 o'clock p.m.'
Company H was apparently cut off from the rest of the fort's garrison as Union troops cut diagonally across the fort from the river-side traverses to the headquarters. Only later, as General Adelbert Ames had his New Hampshire troops sweep the remaining landface traverses, did Union forces enter that part of the fort defended by Company H. Even then, however, there was a delay of several hours between that foray by Ames' troops and the capture of Company H. The Clarendon Guards were men who were largely farmers and outdoorsmen, who were self-reliant and skilled at woodsmanship. My impression is that they attempted to exfiltrate from their position in the fort, either down the peninsula to try to join the rest of the garrison, or more likely, to move up the peninsula and try to slip past Union lines and join the Confederate forces under General Robert Hoke who were nearby at Sugar Loaf (near current Carolina Beach). They were captured, and were shipped north aboard USS California. The initial destination was Point Lookout, Maryland, but the Delaware River was frozen, so they proceeded up to New York. Captain Patterson, along with General Whiting and the other officer POWs, was imprisoned on Governor's Island in New York harbor, where General Whiting and Major Sullivan died. Food was scarce, but Captain Patterson was a Mason, and was able to procure additional food by exchanging masonic signs with one of the guards, who was also a Mason. After a little over a month, Captain Patterson was put on a ship and taken to Virginia, where on March 5, 1865, he was exchanged at Bouleware's Wharf in the last great prisoner exchange of the war. From there, he was taken to Richmond, and went by train to Danville, Lynchburg, Greensboro, Raleigh, Goldsboro, and ultimately, Clinton, where he then walked home to Bladen County, 'dodging yanks,' since Sherman's army was then moving through North Carolina. He returned to farming and his prior duties as a justice of the peace and deputy sheriff, and died in January, 1904. His photograph is in several books published by Professor Chris Fonvielle of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Contact Name:  David Lennon
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Date Added:  4/15/2019
Company I
Benjamin Coulter Covington - Private   
Benjamin was born in 1845 in Black Jack Township, Richmond Co NC. he was 18 when he joined on 28 Jun 1863 Capt John T Melvin's Company I of Artillery [ 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops. Served at coastal forts along North Carolina and defense of Savannah. Captured at Fort Fisher 15 Jan 1865 and sent to Elmira Prison in NY. Released 16 Jun 1865 after "Swallowing the Yellow Dog". Moved to Biloxi, Hamilton Co Miss. Never married and when he got old he lived at Beauvoir, Jeffeson Davis Confederate Veterans home. He died 22 Oct 1923 and is buried on those sacred grounds...May God rest his soul...After Fort fisher the remainder of the unit served as infantry and fought their last battle at Bentonville NC.
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  8/27/2019
Company I
Thomas Bingham Covington - Private   
Thomas was 18, from New Hanover County , NC. he enlisted 28 June 1863 in Co I 2nd NC Artillery. When he arrived at Fort Fisher he reinlisted on 1 March 1864 in Capt. John T Melvin's Co. 36th Regt. North Carolina [State Troops] He was captured at Fort Fisher on 15 Jan, 1865 and relaeased on 16 June 1865
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  1/8/2014
Company I
David W Dennis - Corporal   
David was about 29 years old when he answered the call to defend his homeland from invasion by enlisting on 16 Oct. 1861 in Carteret County NC. In Co I 2nd NC Light Artillery, [36th State Troops] this became Capt William A Herring's Co [H] 2nd Regt. NC Arty. Promoted to Full Corporal on 17 Feb. 1862. Promoted to 4th Sergt. on 21 June 1862. His unit was transferred to the 3rd Regt. NC Arty. [40th State Troops] by S.O. # 66 dated 4 Nov. 1863. and became Co G 3rd NC Arty. David died in service in 1865 and is buried at Cedar Grove, Newport, Carteret County NC. His stone reads 2nd Lieut. 18th Regt. Milita CSA Army. His CMR cards state: [Also see] Engineer Corps 3 August 1863. This will need further research. Deo Vindice

Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/21/2015
Company I
William W Dicks - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 15 March 1862 at the age of 18.
Wounded in the right thigh and captured at Fort Fisher, NC on 15 January 1865.
Sent to Fort Monroe, VA on 17 January 1865.
Confined at Camp Hamilton, VA on 19 February 1865.
Forwarded to Fort Delaware on 22 February 1865.
Died of disease on 29 March 1865 at Fort Delaware, DE.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company I
Thomas A. Jessup - Private   
From Bladen County, NC
Enlisted 19 Oct 1862 at age 17
Taken as prisoner of war 15 Jan 1865 at Fort Fisher, North Carolina
Transferred to Point Lookout about 17 Jan 1865
Released after taking Oath of Allegiance 28 June 1865
Contact Name:  Alice Wilson
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Date Added:  5/2/2013
Company I
Daniel M Melvin - Private   
Jun 30, 1841 – Mar 17, 1865. Enlisted December 4, 1861. Captured Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 and died in Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, Elmira New York of pneumonia.

Parents:
• James H. Melvin 1815 – 1860 son of Robert Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin Jr, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Matilda Parker 1820 - 1875

Buried: Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, New York. grave 1716
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
John J Melvin - Sergeant   
1822 - 1893. He stood 5’ 10” and a farmer. He enlisted on Mar 20, 1862 at age 40. He was transferred to Company I on October 30, 1863. Nov to Dec 1863 he was deployed to Wilmington for extra duty.

Parents:
• Edward Melvin 1797 – 1851 son of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Sarah E Sutton 1798 - 1850
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
John Turner Melvin - Captain   
May 17, 1828 - Mar 17, 1885. Enlisted in the 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops, 2nd Reg. NC Artillery on October 19, 1861 for twelve months at the age of 34. He was elected 1st Lieutenant of Co B and appointed to that rank from date of enlistment. He was promoted to Captain of 2nd Co I on May 14, 1862. On January 17, 1863, he and his men helped capture the USS Columbia at Fort Fisher. In December 1864 his company was sent to Savanah Ga to help fight against Sherman’s forces. On January 15, 1865, he was captured during the fall of Fort Fisher, NC. He was confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, NY. On March 5, 1865, he was Paroled & Exchanged at Boulware’s Wharf, James River, VA. On March 6, 1865, he was admitted to the Hospital in Richmond, VA and on March 7, 1865 furloughed for thirty days to return home.

Defense of Savannah – November to December 1864
22 November 1864, Company A Captain E. J. Murphy; Company C, Captain K. J. Bradley; Company D, Captain Edward B. Dudley; Company G, Captain William Swain; and Company I, Captain John T. Melvin, under command of Major James M. Stevenson, left for Georgia, to join the Confederate forces opposing Sherman's advance to Savannah. A contemporary publication December 1864, says: "At the late battle of Harrison's Old Field, which was an advance position, fourteen miles from Savannah, Major Stevenson was in command with a part of his own battalion, (Thirty-sixth North Carolina) and parts of the Fiftieth and Fortieth and Tenth battalions. General Hardee did not intend them to fight the enemy, but merely to hold them in check for a few hours, but the order to retreat failing to reach the Major, with his small force he fought the enemy until flanked by two brigades, by whom he and his whole command came near being captured, for a Yankee brigade was in the road by which he would have to retreat. "Major Stevenson, however, seems to have known the country better than General Hardee's informant, and made his escape with all his men, except thirteen killed. He also brought off all his wounded, his artillery and wagons, and that same night marched into Savannah and reported in person to General Hardee, by whom he was warmly received and highly complimented."

2nd Battle of Fort Fisher
Captain Melvin - Inside the bombproofed tunnel were the survivors of Adams battery and soldiers of Melvin’s company – Second Company I of the 36th North Carolina that had returned to Fort Fisher from GA in time for the second battle. After hours of brutal combat, their sally port position was now on the verge of being overrun. On one side of the tunnel, they could see the Yankees inside the fort, throwing up a line of rifle pits just yards away; above them, the enemy had already captured almost half the forts land face; and from the other side of the tunnel, they were being flailed with a fusillade of rifle fire. Escape was still possible through the connecting bombproofs, but Captain Melvin apparently considered further resistance hopeless: on the interior side of the sally-port tunnel, a white flag protruded from the tunnel entrance and began waving back and forth.
From the book: Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher by Edward G. Longacre

Newspaper article
Fayetteville Observer, Jul. 21, 1862
$30 REWARD
WILL BE PAID for the apprehension and delivery at this post, Fort Fisher, or in the Jail of Elizabethtown, Bladen County, for each of the following deserters: Private WADE CLIFTON, aged 22 years, six feet one-inch high, grey eyes, dark hair and dark complexion. Private R.J. STREETY DAVIS, aged 23 years, five feet eight inches high, grey eyes, light hair and light complexion. Said Clifton and Davis deserted from Fort Fisher June 7th, 1862, and are probably lurking about their friends in the White Oak District, Bladen County, N.C.
JOHN T. MELVIN,
Captain Com’d’g Co. I, Cape Fear Reg’t Artillery. July 21, 1862.

Newspaper article
Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 21, 1863
Fort Fisher Jan 29, 1863. Messrs E. J. Hale and Sons: - Your correspondent, ‘Vidi,’ in writing of the capture of the “Columbia,” off Masonboro Inlet by the troops of Fort Fisher, omitted to allude to all men who took part in the affair, not with any intention to do injustice, but to avoid a lengthy article. It is proper that honorable mention be made of Capt Melvin and his company from Bladen, and of Lieut Jno W. Smith of said company who present and participated in the engagement. Capt Melvin his officers and men have been always among the foremost in duties of every kind, and there is not a more willing and zealous set of soldiers in the Confederacy than they.
Respectfully, VIDI

Parents:
• David Turner Melvin 1796 – 1848 son of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Sarah Locke Salter 1803 – 1884
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
Jonathan Melvin - Private   
Born Oct 20, 1831 and died Mar 22, 1917

Parents:
• James Melvin 1797 - 1881. Son of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Miriam Simmons born Mar 1, 1804 and died Nov 27, 1881.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
Marshall Hayes Melvin - Private   
Oct 05, 1845 - Nov 03, 1913. He enlisted on Mar 4, 1863. He was detached to the Signal Service in Wilmington NC. Captured at Fort Fisher taken to Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, Elmira New York

Parents:
• Arthur Melvin - born March 05, 1796 and died August 02, 1885, son of Daniel James Melvin Jr son of Daniel James Melvin.
• Charlotte Mae Averitte
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
William E Melvin - Private   
Jun 16, 1829 - Mar 10, 1901. He enlisted on Oct 19, 1861. On Feb 25, 1863 he was discharged by reason of “deformity of his lower extremities”

Parents:
• Robert Melvin 1792 - 1846 son of Daniel James Melvin Jr, son of Daniel James Melvin
• Elizabeth Herrington Born Mar 11, 1793 and died Aug 12, 1871.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
David William Porter - Corporal   
David was 27 years old when he enlisted 1 Oct. 1861. He was from Carteret Co. NC. He is the son of Lydia Tolson. He died 24 May 1902 and is buried at Asbury Methodist Church, Craven Co. NC.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/19/2015
Company I
Edwin Smith - Private   
1843 - Feb 8, 1865. He enlisted June 11. 1863 at age 20. Detailed as a carpenter at Fort Fisher. He was captured at Fort Fisher on Jan 15, 1865. Received at Elmira NY prison camp on Feb 1, 1865. He died of pneumonia on Feb 8, 1865.

Parents:
• John Smith
• Sarah “Sallie” Smith, daughter of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin

Buried: Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, New York. grave 2352
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
Thomas Melvin Smith - Private   
1821 – 1908. He had a fair complexion, grey hair, blue eyes and stood 5’ 10”. He was conscripted on Oct 26, 1863 and was captured at Fort Fisher on Jan 15, 1865. Released from Elmira New York on Jun 30, 1865

Parents:
• John Isham Smith 1795 – 1835
• Catherine Melvin Smith McDuffie 1802 – 1876 daughter of Daniel James Melvin Jr son of Daniel James Melvin.
• Step Father John McDuffie 1792 - 1862
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company I
George Francis Sutton - Private   
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Contact Name:  Adam Sutton
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Date Added:  7/4/2010
Company I
Robert W Tatum - Private   
Aug 18, 1833 – Oct 8, 1863. Enlisted on Jun 15, 1861 as a private in the 18th NCST Company A. He was discharged from the 18th North Carolina State Troops on Jul 16, 1862 by surgeon’s certificate. He then enlisted with the 36th NCST and died Oct 8, 1863 of disease at Fort Fisher North Carolina

Parents:
• Joshua Tatum 1812 – 1883
• Elizabeth Ann Melvin 1805 – 1834 daughter of John Thomas Melvin, son of Daniel James Melvin

Newspaper article
Died, at Fort Fisher, Oct. 7, Robert W. Tatum, aged 30 years, 24 days. At the time of his death, Brother Tatum was a member of Captain Melvin’s company,
36th Regiment, now stationed at Fort Fisher. He was one of the first to rush
to arms at his country’s call, but his health failing, was soon discharged.
Partially recovering, he again joined his comrades in arms but finding the duties too onerous for his shattered constitution, was compelled a second time to take a discharge. The days of conscription rolling around, he was taken, and his noble reply puts shame to the flimsy excuses so often urged in order to stay at home. Did he say I have no health? Nay, verily. His noble reply was, I’ll go; if I cannot live a soldier’s life, I can die a soldier’s death. He died a soldier of the cross and of his country. Brother Tatum professed religion under the ministry of Rev. Jas. Reid(?) in the year 1852 and joined the M.E. Church at Windsor, Bladen Co., N.C. He now sleeps in Jesus. His funeral was preached by the writer, Oct.12, from Ps. 37: 37 and his remains were deposited in the family burying ground to await the voice of God at the last great day.
P.H.S.

Buried John Thomas Melvin Sr (his grandfather, Revolutionary War Veteran) family cemetery Bladen County NC.
Contact Name:  James A. Crook Sr
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Date Added:  7/10/2022
Company K
cortenus gore - Private   
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Contact Name:  christine humphrey
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Date Added:  2/12/2013
Company K
Benjamin Franklin Ludlum - Corporal   
Corporal Ludlum was stationed in the Cape Fear District. He served at Ft. Fisher most of the time and was assigned to the Mound Battery (Battery Lamb) and Battery Hedrick. After the second battle he was taken prisoner and transported to the Yankee prison at Point Lookout MD. He passed-away there and is burried at the Confederate Cemetary.
Contact Name:  Dave Ludlum
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Date Added:  4/9/2009
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