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McRae's Battalion NC Cavalry      
Company Unknown
Lawrence Simmons Baker - General   
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Contact Name:  Tim Hobbs
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Date Added:  4/22/2009
Company Unknown
William Hayes Cheek - Colonel   
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Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  5/6/2008
Company Unknown
William Harrison Miller - Unknown   
Born 17 May 1838. Residence Watauga County, NC. It's there he enlisted and mustered on 5/11/1861 into 'D' Co. NC 1st Cavalry. Died on 2/1/1929 in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. Son of Alfred Squire Miller and Jane Copeland Miller of Wilkes, (later Watauga) County, North Carolina.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  9/25/2018
Company A
Thomas Newton Crumpler - Major   
Thomas Crumpler was born in 1835 in Surry County, NC. Attended UNC-Chapel Hill , practiced law in Ashe County, NC. Elected county attorney in 1854 at the age of 19. Elected to serve in state legislature in 1860. Enlisted as a Captain on 16 May 1861 at the age of 26.
Commission in Company A, 1st Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 16 May 1861. Promoted to Full Major on 1 Mar 1862. Killed on 27 Jun 1862 at Willis' Church, VA.
Contact Name:  Asheman
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Date Added:  3/31/2008
Company A
Noah Dancy - Private   
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Contact Name:  Don Taylor
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Date Added:  6/13/2007
Company A
Obadiah D. Dancy - Sergeant   
Obadiah D. Dancy was born 15 Oct 1842 in Wilkes County, NC. He was the son of Abraham J. Dancy & Luncinda Wingler.

He enlisted as private on March 4, 1861. Served in Company A, 1st Calvary Regiment of NC Confederate Army. 'Obe' Dancy made several trips from the front back to North Carolina to obtain horses for the regiment.

Promoted to rank of Sergeant. After the war, Obadiah was a school teacher and farmer and lived in Wilkes & Ashe County until his death. Died March 24, 1922 in Ashe County, NC. Buried at Reddies River Baptist Church in Wilkes County, NC. O.D. Dancy was my 3rd great grandfather through his daughter Laura Annie Dancy (wife of John H. Taylor) of Ashe County, NC.
Contact Name:  Don Taylor
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Date Added:  5/22/2007
Company A
JOHNA A DIXON - Private   
Any further information would be appreciated. John Dixon was from Ashe Co. N. C. West Jefferson.
Contact Name:  Gary E. Dixon
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Date Added:  5/17/2006
Company A
John Hardin Parsons - Private   
John Hardin Parsons was born 29 Nov 1844 in Grayson County, Virginia. He was the son of William Parsons & Ruth Sexton.
Contact Name:  Don Taylor
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Date Added:  11/27/2007
Company B
Hezekiah Chesson - Private   
Residence Washington County NC;18 years old.
Enlisted on 8/2/1861 at Washington County,NC as a Private.
On 8/2/1861 he mustered into 'B' Co. NC 1st Cavalry
(date and method of discharge not given)

He was listed as:
*POW 2/22/1862(place not stated)(While on outpost)
*Confined 2/23/1862(Place not stated)(Exchanged,Estimated day)
*Returned 1/31/1863(place not stated)(Estimated day)
*On rolls present 12/15/1864(place not stated)
Contact Name:  Kelly Lassiter
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Date Added:  4/11/2012
Company C
Robert Garner Thompson - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Allen Thompson
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Date Added:  10/11/2010
Company D
George Valentine Bost - Private   
Pvt. George Valentine Bost Co D, 1st NC Calvary. b. 14 Sep 1829, Cabarrus County, NC
d. 18 May 1913, Rockwall County, Blackland, TX. Buried Blackland Cemetery, Blackland, TX
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  11/7/2009
Company D
William Rufus Lewis - Private   
My great granduncle William was born to Christian and Nancy Miller Lewis in 1844 and was from the Meat Camp community outside of Boone, NC. He enlisted on May 11, 1861. His service record indicates he served as orderly to Col. Baker at various times. He made at least three known trips back home to Boone to bring back horses for the company. He was also a bugler. He was wounded at Glen Springs Virginia in August, 1864 and spent nine days at the Moore Hospital in Richmond Va. While back in Boone to get more horses, Stonemans raid came through on March 28, 1865 and he was captured. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio POW camp until June 10, 1865 where he took the oath of alliegence and was released. He returned to Boone where he remained until the early 1880's. he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and remained there until he died in 1890.
Contact Name:  Todd Lewis
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Date Added:  8/6/2007
Company D
Timothy Moretz - Private   
As a cavalryman in Co D 9th Rgt, NCST (1st Cavalry) my great grandfather also carried dispatches. His daughter, my great aunt Lizzie Deaton, related that it was one of his proudest memories to have handed and received dispatches directly to and from the hand of Gen R E Lee.
Contact Name:  Louis C Houck
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Date Added:  5/27/2007
Company D
Sims Owenby - Sergeant   
(Born - 19 Dec 1841 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina)
(Died - 07 Jul 1922 in North Carolina)
(Father - Robert L. Owenby)
(Mother - Mariam Harper)
(Married - Grace Caroline Starnes in North Carolina)
Contact Name:  David Lewis
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Date Added:  9/18/2006
Company D
Joel Triplett - Private   
Married to Mary Adaline Gray,daughter of William & Francis Land Gray of Wilkes Co.N.C. ( later Monroe Co.Tn. )Enlisted at Boone,N.C.Feb 28,1862. On the rolls till twice he is listed ' gone home to buy a horse.' this is seen twice,once he is on furlough and a 2nd time he is AWOL.There is some correspondence in his CMSR about Joel having a very valuable horse brought from home killed in battle in Virginia May,1864. He was captured April 3,1865,sent to Point Lookout,Md where he took the oath of allegience and was released June,1865. Described as 5`11' dark brown hair blue eyes dark complexion. On the roll of honor from Watauga,County.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  7/20/2009
Company E
John Burnette - Unknown   
John Burnette enlisted in Company E and died 2 Aug 1861 at Harrison's Landing, Yorktown, VA. Son of Fredrick Thomas Burnette, Jr. and Elizabeth Smart whose father John Smart fought at King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War. Five of Fredrick Burnette's sons died as a result of the Civil War: Berryman, John, Drury, William & Thomas Burnette.
Contact Name:  Robert Lunsford
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Date Added:  8/23/2009
Company E
Elbert Alston Cheek Jr. - Private   
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Date Added:  5/6/2008
Company E
William Amis Reavis - Corporal   
Enlisted as a Private on 8 June 1861 at the age of 18.
Promoted to Full Corporal (Estimated day of Promo) on 15 July 1863.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/24/2010
Company E
Robert Tynes Cheek Twitty - 1st Lieutenant   
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Date Added:  5/6/2008
Company F
Jacob B Bost - Private   
Pvt. Jacob B. Bost Co F, 1st NC Calvary, b. 24 Mar 1839, Cabarrus County, NC. d. 22 May 1902, Rockwall County, Blackland, TX. Buried Blackland Cemetery, Blackland, TX.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  11/7/2009
Company F
Martin Luther Boger Bost - 4th Sergeant   
4th Sgt. Martin Luther Boger Bost, Co F 'Cabarrus Rangers', b. 25 Sep 1826, Bost Mill, Cabarrus County, NC d. 3 Dec 1903, Bost Mill, Cabarrus County, NC.

Martin Bost is buried along with his wife Roseatta at St. Paul Methodist Church, Cabarrus County, NC. St. Paul Methodist Church is located next to the Bost Mill property on Hwy. 200 south of Concord, NC. Bost Mill is an historical site and is the location of an annual reenactment battle called The Battle of Bost Mill.


Co F 'Cabarrus Rangers', 1st NC Calvary was formed in Cabarrus County by Rufus Clay Barringer who would later become a Lt. General.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  11/7/2009
Company F
Elias Franklin Faggart - Private   
Pvt. Elias Franklin Faggart, b.1833 Cabarrus County,NC. Enlisted 15 Jun 1861, Co F, 1st NC Calvary at age 28. Wounded at Brandy Statio, Va.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  10/24/2009
Company F
George Ephraim Faggart - Private   
Pvt. George Ephraim Faggart b. 1831 Cabarrus County, NC. d. 15 May 1862 of Typhoid Fever in hospital in Richmond, Va. Enlisted 15 Jun 1861 in Co F, 1st NC Calvary.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  10/24/2009
Company G
Berryman Hicks Burnette - Unknown   
Enlisted 11 April 1861 in Buncombe County, NC. Reported dead of typhoid in training camp, at Camp Beauregard, Ridgeway, Warren County, NC. Son of Fredrick Thomas Burnette, Jr and Elizabeth Smart whose father John Smart fought at King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War
Contact Name:  Robert Lunsford
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Date Added:  8/23/2009
Company G
Thomas Fredrick Burnette - Unknown   
Thomas F. Burnette enlisted in Co. G Buncombe Rangers. He was shot by a sniper 11 May 1864: Thomas F. Burnett was one of seven brother who answered the call to fight the Northern agressor during the War for Southern Independence 1861-1865. He was a member of Company G, First Cavalry Regiment, North Carolina, Confederate States of America.

As Union General Ulysses Grant and his Army of the Potomac were pressing toward the Confederate capital, he authorized General Phillip Sheridan to conduct a cavalry raid in an effort to reach Richmond. General J.E.B. Stuart and his Confederate cavalrymen met Sheridan and his men in the hard fought battle of Yellow Tavern on May 11, 1864. The Federal forces were driven from the field, but Stuart was killed. It also meant the death of Tom Burnett.

Marcus Lafayette Burnett, the youngest brother of Tom, arrived at Yellow Tavern at ten o'clock the night before the main battle with a horse for Tom. The horse had been purchased by his father, Frederick Thomas Burnett, from Milton Lyda in Buncombe County, N.C. In his reminisces of the war Marcus relates that Tom said, 'Give him and John Lyda and two or three other boys a few days and they would get me a horse from the Yankees.'

Tom was shot by a sniper the next morning. Marcus remembers:

'John Lyda was near him when he fell-they had always stayed close together and had been mess mates for a long time. Lyda ran to him. He had been shot in the breast and the only words he spoke before he died were: 'John, they got me.'

'John Lyda had seen the Yankee who shot Tom. He noticed this Union soldier behind a large tree and saw the smoke from his gun as he withdrew behind the tree and my brother fell. He knew the Yankee was reloading so he got ready for him, and as he partly exposed his body to pick off another Southerner, John shot him dead. It was a close warm day and the Yank had been wiping his brow with a large red silk handferchief which he held in his hand. As he fell backwards, he released the handkerchief which lodged on a small bush. As Lyda passed by to see if he was dead, he picked up the handkerchief and put it in his pocket. It is still in the possession of one of his sisters living in Henderson county.'

Marcus and John got permission from their commanding officer to obtain a coffin for Tom's proper burial. '(T)ogether with several of the fellows who had been with Tom from the first, we buried him in the back yard of the Yellow Tavern.' He was only twenty-one years old.

All quoted passages were taken from Fred M. Burnett's book This Was My Valley, Ridgecrest, N.C., 1960, pp 64, 65, and are based on the remebrances of his father, Marcus L. Burnett.

He was a son of Fredrick Thomas Burnette, Jr. and Elizabeth Smart whose father John Smart fought at King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War. Five of Fredrick Burnette's sons died as a result of the Civil War: Berryman, John, Drury, William & Thomas Burnette.
Contact Name:  Robert Lunsford
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Date Added:  8/23/2009
Company H
James W. Barden - Private   
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Contact Name:  John Zebelean
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Date Added:  8/18/2010
Company H
Solomon John Barfield - Private   
My 1st cousin six times removed. Born August 28 1823. Enlisted in November 1863 at age forty.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  1/24/2009
Company H
George Washington Bridgers - Private   
George was born in Wayne County in 1842 to Francis 'Frank' and Zilphis Wiggs Bridgers. He was the second of eight children, and the family lived near Princeton, NC on the road running from Holt's Mill to the Johnston-Wayne County line. George enlisted at the age of 19 on June 25th, 1861. Records I have obtained from the National Archives show that George was present or accounted for through December 1864. George was captured in December1864 and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp in Greensboro, NC. George was paroled on April 29th, 1865. Pay vouchers of January 1863 indicate that George earned $12.00 per month for the defense of Wayne County and the Southern States, plus a small stipend for the use of his 'private horse'. Evidently, the war took quite a toll on horses as National Archive records indicate the George was granted leave in June 1861, December 1862, and February 1864 in order to 'procure a new horse'.

Ironically, George died On independence day, July 4th, 1865 from wounds inflicted in the war. George never married.
Contact Name:  Anthony Jones
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Date Added:  2/17/2011
Company H
Albert Crissman - Private   
Born: 24 Apr 1847 Surry County, North Carolina
Death: 4 Jan 1917 Siloam, Surry County, North Carolina / Cause: Paralysis
Burial: Crissman Family Cemetery, Siloam, Surry County, North Carolina

Contact Name:  Chris Redmond
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Date Added:  8/20/2014
Company H
Furney F Flowers - Corporal   
My first cousin six times removed. Born 1842, Wayne County NC. Complexion fair, hair black, eyes hazel, height 5' 10'. Enlisted June 20 1861 at age nineteen. Promoted to Corporal Dec. 1 1864. Captured Amelia Courthouse April 3 1865. POW April 15 1865 Point Lookout MD. Released June 26 1865.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  9/19/2008
Company H
John J Flowers - Private   
My first cousin six times removed. Born 1836, Wayne County NC. Enlisted May 16 1862 at age twenty-seven. Captured, June 29 1862, Willis Church Va. POW, exchanged and paroled Aug. 5 1862 Aiken's Landing Va. Hospitalized May 15 1863 Danville Va. Furloughed May 29 1863. Died of disease.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  9/19/2008
Company H
William W Flowers - Private   
My first cousin six times removed. Born 1836, Wayne County NC. Enlisted June 20 1861 at age twenty-five.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  9/19/2008
Company H
Thomas Henry Rudd - Private   
Enlisted 10 Apr 1864 in Caswell County, NC.
Contact Name:  Bruce James
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Date Added:  7/20/2011
Company K
Joel Lafayette Crisp - Unknown   
enlisted June 25, 1861 (18 yrs. old) at Camp Woodfin / 9 Reg't NC Troops (1Cavalry) Company K by J.W. Woodfin
spent 20 days in Petersburg Hospital March 1862 for pneumonia


During the Civil War , he resided in Cherokee County , but enlisted in Buncombe county , for the war . His unit was K CO. 9th Reg. of N.C. Troops . 1st Reg. of N.C. Calvery , at the time he was 18 yrs. of age , enlisting 7/25/1861 . Mustered in as cpl. and promoted to sgt. 12/1/1862 .
Contact Name:  Lavada Crisp Miller
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Date Added:  1/12/2009
Company K
William Smith Gettys - Private   
Gettys, William Smith, Private
Company K, 1st North Carolina Cavalry

Enlisted in Wake County September 21, 1864 for the war. Present or accounted for through December 1864.
(Name given as W. S. Gettyes)

Born: October 21, 1845 in Rutherford Co., NC
Died: February 21, 1896 in Ryan, OK
Buried: Ryan, OK
Married: Sarah Hazy Bedford
Children: 12
Occupation: farmer

William Gettys also served in Company B, McRae's BN NC Cavalry.
Contact Name:  Adrian C. Sims
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Date Added:  4/6/2007
Company K
James Thomas Henry - Corporal   
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Date Added:  10/13/2010
Company K
John S. Henry - Sergeant   
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Date Added:  10/13/2010
Company K
Rufus A. Henry - Private   
Killed in Action 27 June 1863 at Fairfax Station, VA, 18 years of age.
Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  10/13/2010
Company K
William Wilson Henry - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  10/13/2010
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