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The listing of Confederate soldiers are missing the following ones that I have researched and copied their files at the Archive's in Washington, DC:


  1. John W. Jones, son of James Franklin Jones and Rebecca Sawyer Jones. Private, enlisted at South Mills at age of 18, July 25,1961. Captured at Roanoke Island on 2/8/1862, and paroled at Elizabeth City on 2/21/1862. Exchanged on 8/1862. Present until wounded at Morris Island SC. Transferred to Navy by special Order 309/2 on 12/30/1863 ( interesting and I am searching for the order with no luck in DC on microfilm). Rejoined the 8 Reg't. Company A in Nov./Dec 1863 until killed near Drewry's Bluff, VA on 5/14/1864.  Write-up form Vol 4, page 528, of North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 A Roster dated 1973 from NC Archives in Raleigh. He was younger brother of William Sawyer Jones who is my ggrandfather.
  2. John Whitehurst, born in Camden Co. and enlisted at age of 35 at South Mills to Capt. Hughes Company of  32 NC Inf. on May 30th, 1861.
  3. Samuel Whitehurst, enlisted at Shiloh, Camden Co. on Aug 20,1861 in Company H of 32 Reg't North Carolina Troops. Captured at Hattress and exchanged on 2/1862.
  4.  William Whitehurst, enlisted in Capt. Hughes Troop of 32 Reg't of NC Troops on May 30, 1861 in South Mills.  As part of Company B, he was captured at Spotsylvania VA on May 10, 1864 and sent to Point Lookout, MD and then transferred to Elmira NY on 8/6/1864. He died as a POW on April 2, 1865.


A book at the Wilmington NC Library had either John or Samuel also dying as a POW in NY.  Some where in my cleaning out of company files, I lost my copy of the page in the 32 Reg't book.  The website of the Union Camp had the last name listed as dying.  I have microfilm copies for the rest of the above data.
Bob Jones