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Nelson Cameron Hill - Unknown   
I'd like info. on N.C.'s battles, etc. especially about his p.o.w. experience during the war.

Teresa S.
Contact Name:  Teresa Sadler
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Date Added:  2/22/2018
Company A
Joseph Cartwright - Private   
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Contact Name:  Karla Frazier
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Date Added:  6/13/2010
Company A
John W. Jones - Private   
Resided in Camden County, NC. Mustered into State Service in 1861. Captured on Roanoke Island, NC in February 1862. Wounded during bombardment of Battery Wagner, SC in 1863. Killed in action as a skirmisher at Drewry's Bluff, VA in May 1864. He was my Great Grand Uncle.
Contact Name:  Bob Jones
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Date Added:  7/21/2008
Company A
Joseph Newton Spence - Corporal   
My Great GrandFather, J.N. Spence, born 1840, entered service in May 1861. Was captured at the Battle of Roanoke Island, NC in February, 1862. Wounded at the Battle of Plymouth, NC in April 1864. Wounded in the 2nd Battle of Fort Harrison, VA, while moving forward with the Battle Flag. Survived the war and died in 1917
Contact Name:  Bob Jones
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Date Added:  7/21/2008
Company A
William Franklin Williams - Private   
'.... Served in CSA during Civil War. Enlisted on July 24, 1861, mustered in as a private in J.W. [Captain James W.] Hinton's Company A, 8th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry. Served on coastal defense on the NC outer banks where he was captured at the surrender of Roanoke Island on Februry 8, 1862. He was released (exchanged) in August 1862 but hospitalized several times between 1862 and December 1864. From then till the end of the war, he was stationed in the Petersburg VA area, where he met Jane Collett who was to became his wife. Member of William F. Martin Camp of Confederate Veterans of Elizabeth City, NC' Source Obituary, Elizabeth City NC 'Advocate' Jan 1911

'Company A, 8th North Carolina Regiment: Williams, William Franklin. private. Born in Pasquotank County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Pasquotank County at age 19, July 24, 1861, for the war. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, and paroled at Elizabeth City on February 21, 1862. Exchanged in August, 1862. Present or accounted for through October, 1864.' Source - Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr., 'North Carolina Troops 1861 - 1865 A Roster' (Raleigh: Div of Archives and History)
Contact Name:  James Read Barbee
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Date Added:  4/9/2007
Company A
Willis Williams - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Lois Lane
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Date Added:  4/5/2009
Company B
Jessie J Spry - 4th Corporal   
Jessie was 18 years old. He has 18 CMR's in his archival file. Enlisted 11 Oct 1862 in Currituck Co. NC. 14 May 1864 wounded in action. 1 June 1864 promoted to 4th Corporal. 30 Sep. 1864 captured at Chapens Farm during attack on Fort Harrison Va.sent to Fort Monroe then to Point Lookout, Md. He is the father in law of my 2nd cousin 3 x removed.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  2/13/2019
Company C
Dempsey Hagan - Private   
My Greatx3 Grandfather
Contact Name:  Angie Hagan Mootry
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Date Added:  10/25/2013
Company C
Dempsey Hagan - Private   
My 2nd Great Grandfather was killed at the battle of Five Forks, Va.
He is buried in a mass grave in Petersburg,VA only marked
NC UNKNOWN.
Contact Name:  David Hagan
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Date Added:  9/12/2009
Company D
George Robert Clark - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Kris Workman
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Date Added:  7/27/2020
Company D
William Green Garrett - Private   
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Contact Name:  BARBARA WHEELHOUSE
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Date Added:  7/12/2018
Company D
Memucan Hunt Jones - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 1 July 1861 at the age of 24.
Captured at Roanoke Island, NC on 8 February 1862.
Paroled on 21 February 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/21/2010
Company D
Samuel Jefferson Matthews - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Michael Matthews
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Date Added:  8/12/2013
Company E
Giles Ham - Unknown   
Member of Co.  E, 8th Regiment NC State Troops Company muster rolls indicate he deserted at Fayetteville on 4th May 1864; however, he was admitted to hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia 19 May 1864, with a gunshot wound.  Transferred to Raleigh on 5 June 1864. Reported in hospital at Raleigh and at Fayetteville until 12 Feb 1865, when he was returned to duty.
Contact Name:  Wilbert Carter
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Date Added:  4/18/2012
Company E
Reddin Jenkins - Private   
My GGGrandfather was missing in action at Cold Harbor,Va....he survived capture at Roanoke Island, NC., fought at most of the major battles of the war.... was wounded at the Battle of Plymouth, NC.
Contact Name:  Joe Jenkins
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Date Added:  2/12/2007
Company E
Benjamin Ringold - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Gray
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Date Added:  12/13/2009
Company E
Benjamin F Ringold - Private   
Originally from Pitt Co. lived near Stedman, which is just east of Fayetteville. Their old homesite is on Tabor Church Rd.

Contact Name:  Mark Gray
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Date Added:  12/13/2009
Company E
Archibald Tyson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Courtney
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Date Added:  3/6/2014
Company F
Alfred Alston - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  4/30/2008
Company F
Charles Johnston Jones - Captain   
Commissioned as a Captain on 16 May 1861 at the age of 33.
Captured at Roanoke, NC on 8 February 1862.
Paroled on 21 February 1862.
Resigned on 25 October 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/21/2010
Company F
Joseph Bloomfield Jones - Private   
Transferred from Company C, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 4 May 1862.
Discharged by furnishing substitute.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/21/2010
Company G
Charles Diego Ferdinand Rountree - 1st Lieutenant   
Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1861 at the age of 20.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 12 September 1861.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 8 July 1863.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/18/2010
Company H
Cager D Barringer - Private   
Pvt. Cager D. Barringer b. 8 Mar 1845 Cabarrus Co., NC
d. 14 Sep 1911 Cabarrus Co., NC
Co H, 8th NC enlisted 3 Mar 1863, captured at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 May 1864.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  11/7/2009
Company H
Caleb Edney Barringer - Corporal   
Cpl. Caleb Edney Barringer b. 31 Dec 1839 Cabarrus Co., NC d.4 Apr 1924 Cabarrus Co., NC. Buried at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cabarrus County, Concord, NC.

Caleb Barringer enlisted in Co H, 8th NC on 8 Aug 1861. He was captured at Roanoke Island, NC on 8 Feb 1862, paroled in a prisoner exchange 21 Feb 1862 and promoted to Corporal 24 Mar 1863. He was captured again at Cold Harbor, Va on 1 Jun 1864 and confined at Point Lookout, Md until transferred to the Federal Prison in Elmira, NY. Caleb was paroled at Elmira on 2 Mar 1865.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  10/25/2009
Company H
Henry Conner Faggart - Private   
Henry Conner Faggart b. 1843 Cabarrus County, NC d. 19 Apr 1864
Killed in action at Plymouth, NC.
Contact Name:  Tom Fagart
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Date Added:  11/6/2009
Company H
Henry Penninger - Private   

















Contact Name:  Deborah Stevens
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Date Added:  8/26/2008
Company H
William Jackson Penninger - Private   
William was from Cabarrus Co. N.C. enlisted on 14 Aug. 1861
Was captured at Fort Harrelson 30 Sept. 1864. Sent to Point Look Out Prison.
Contact Name:  Deborah Stevens
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Date Added:  8/26/2008
Company I
George Hughes - Private   
My gg-grandfather. Born in Alamance County, NC. Lived in Guilford County, NC. Enlisted on July 5, 1861 at the age of 28. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862 but exchanged on or about August 15, 1862. Wounded in left leg at Cold Harbor, VA on June 1, 1864 and captured. Sent to hospital in Washington, DC where left leg was amputated, but died on July 9, 1864.
Contact Name:  Walter Boyd
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Date Added:  6/7/2005
Company K
John Thomas Colley - Private   
On September 2nd, 1861, at age 24, in Rowan Co, NC, along with his brother Samuel, John enlisted in Company K, 8th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry of the Confederate States of America. He first saw action on February 8, 1862, when Union General Burnside, during his coastal campaign, landed 7,500 men on the southwestern side of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and attacked the the Confederate forts on the narrow waist of the island. The 3,000 Confederates, under field command of Col HM Shaw, were out maneuvered, driven back, and eventually surrendered. He was paroled at Elizabeth City on February 21, 1862. While on parole, he married Selena. He was exchanged in August, 1862.
John was wounded in the chest at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, SC, on August 30, 1863 during the fight for Battery Wagner. He was captured by Custer's troops on May 31st, 1864, in the opening days of the battle at Cold Harbor, Va. After being stripped of all possessions, he was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, and from there was transferred to the Union equivalent to the South's Andersonville, the Elmira, NY, POW camp on July 8, 1864. He was paroled from Elmira and sent to James River, Virginia, on March 2, 1865, for exchange. He was admitted to the Hospital in Richmond, Va on March 6, 1865 with 'debilitas' and furloughed for 30 days on March 8, 1865. As poorly he and others from his unit were treated at Elmira during the Winter of 1864-65, their internment saved them from the fate of the others of the 8th during the attempt to re-take Fort Harrison, Va, where the Union defenders were equipped with new, repeating rifles. Of the 175 men left in the Regiment from the original 568, 85% were killed or wounded in this action.
The 8th, in addition to the above, also saw action at Goldsboro, Plymouth, Drewry's Bluff, endured the long Petersburg seige, and at Bentonville in March, 1865. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Contact Name:  Bob Colley
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Date Added:  10/18/2009
Company K
Samuel Beverly Colley - Corporal   
On September 2nd, 1861, at age of 20, he enlisted with his brother, John Thomas in Company K, 8th NC Infantry Regiment.He had been wounded several times, and took pride in showing a watch chain with a string of bullets that had pierced his body. Like John, he was captured on Roanoke Island on February 8th, 1862, and later exchanged. Also like John, he was wounded in the defense of Battery Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, SC, but on a different day, September 3rd, 1863. He rejoined the company until wounded again in 1864. He was captured in a hospital in Salisbury and was paroled on May 2nd, 1865.
Contact Name:  Bob Colley
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Date Added:  10/18/2009
Company K
David Crotser - Private   
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Contact Name:  Robert Gaddis
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Date Added:  10/12/2012
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