Civil War Soldiers
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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.