Civil War

42nd Regiment Company C


This company was raised in Stanly Co NC at Salisbury on Feb 1,1862. It was mustered as Company D of Major George Gibb's prison guard and assigned to guard duty at the Salisbury prison. In April of 1862 the company was reoraganized as a regiment and then became Co. C of the 42nd regiment . The usual length of enlistment was three years. However those that enlisted for less than three years were assigned to William Howard's prison guard and continued to serve at the Salisbury prison. On May 5,1861 a meeting was called at the courthouse and the cause was presented by Dr Richard Anderson. Volunteers were called for. On May 15, 1862, the young volunteers met at the courthouse in the center of Albemarle to organize Company C. The woman of the county supervised by a tailor had previously made confederate uniforms using the only sewing machine in the county that belonged to Mr McCAIN . Dressed in their uniforms and with two fifes and a drum they marched from the courthouse to the Marshall Hotel on the square . Louisa Thomas Hearne appeared on the balcony and sang "The Old North State". The people cheered and threw hats into the air the soldiers started their 30 mile hike to Salisbury ,NC. Robert Carter who was the 1st volunteer carried the flag. They left on the night train from Salisbury to Raleigh where they went into training at Camp Ellis. Zebulon Vance ( later became governor) was on the train that night telling jokes and stories. The regiment also trained at Crawford's farm south of Salisbury . The soldiers often said that Lt. Colonel John E. Brown would rather drill than eat. Some of the battles /skirmishes that this company engaged in : Bermuda Hundreds, Drewery Bluff, Gaines Mill, Sheppardsville,Cold Harbor, Wise's Fork, Newport Barracks , Kinston and Fort Fisher

ROSTER Captains:

Davidson UNDERWOOD -resided in Stanly Co and enlisted at age 32. Appointed Captain on Feb 28,1862. appointed Major on April 22, 1862 and transferred to the field and Staff of this regiment.
James HOWELL- resided in Stanly Co and enlisted in Rowan Co at age 29.Appointed Lt on Feb 4,1862 Promoted to Captain on April 22,1862. Killed at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864 "A gallant officier"
Robert Allen CARTER-resided in Stanly Co and enlisted in Rowan Co at age 28. Appointed 2nfd Lieutenant on Feb 28,1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 22,1862. Promoted to Captain June 3, 1864

Lieutenants:

Martin EFIRD
David HATLEY
Samuel MANN
William MORTON

Officers and Privates

Hampton ALDRIDGE, corporal
Josiah ALDRIDGE
John BLACK
Thomas BLACK
Lawson BLACKWELDER
Benjamin BLAYLOCK ,Sergeant
John BLAYLOCK , Corporal
Martin BOON
Davidson BOSWORTH
J E BRATTAIN
Absolum W. BRATTON
Hiram BRATTON
Calvin BROWN
Alsie BURGESS
Henry Wilson BURGESS
Isaac BURLEYSON , Corporal
William BURLEYSON
David BURRIS
Archibald CAGLE
Benjamin CAGLE
Charles CAGLE
Churchwell CARPENTER
John CARPENTER
James CARTER
Lewis CARTER
Richard CARTER
Franklin CAUBLE
David COBLE
James COBLE
William COBLE
George COLEY
Isaiah COLEY
Isham COLEY
James W. COLEY
Franklin COOPER
Henry COOPER
John COOPER
Archibald COX, Corporal
William COX
Daniel CURLEE
Joseph Simeon CURLEE
Henry DAVIS
Stephen DUKE
Henry EASLEY
John EASLEY
John Jacob EFIRD
John EUDY
Adam EUDY
Eli EUDY
George Henry EUDY
Jefferson Green EVANS
Daniel FLOYD
John FLOYD
Rowland FORREST
William FORREST
Davidson FURR
Frederick FURR
James GILBERT
Jesse GILBERT
Stephen GILBERT
Wriley GILBERT
Jacob GLOVER
David GREEN
Thomas Hawkins HALL
Jacob HARTSELL SR
John L.HARTSELL
Isaac S. HARVELL
Calvin HATHCOCK
John H. HATHCOCK
Alexander HATLEY
John HATLEY
Nehemiah HEARNE
Harman HELMS
Osborne HELMS
A.M.HINSON
Benjamin HINSON
George W. HINSON
Goodin HINSON
Henry HINSON
John HINSON
John D. HINSON
Rowan M. HUINSON, Sergeant
Wade HINSON
Henry A. HOLT
Travis HOLT
George HOPKINS
Richard HOPKINS
Monroe HOWELL.Sergeant
Soloman HUNEYCUTT
Allen HUNEYCUTT
Archibald HUNEYCUTT
Darling Ephraim HUNEYCUTT
Eli R. HUNEYCUTT
James HUNEYCUTT
Zebedee HUNEYCUTT
Michael INGOLD
Wiley JINES
Sheen KEARNEY
D.W.KIMERY
Abraham KIMREY
Franklin LAYTON, corporal
Green LAYTON
William LAYTON
James LEADBETTER
Robert LEE
Daniel Wesley LENTZ
John D. LENTZ
Peter LENTZ
Jacob LOWDER
Thimas LOWDER
Isaiah MABREY
Jacob A. MABREY
William MABREY, corporal
John McCARNS,corporal
Allen McINTYRE
John McINTYRE
Sidney McINTYRE
William McINTYRE
John McSWAIN
Davidson MANN, corporal
William MANN
Thomas MARKS
Benjamin MAULDEN
David MAULDEN
James MAULDEN
John MAULDEN
James MILLS
David MORTON
Hezekiah MORTON
Thomas MORTON
Soloman PAGE
Jesse PARRISH
Davidson POPLIN
John POPLIN
Martin POPLIN
Richard POPLIN
William POPLIN
Harborn RAMSEY
John RAMSEY ,Sergeant
Daniel REAP
Ephraim REAP
E.R.RUMMAGE
Franklin RUMMAGE
George RUMMAGE
John Martin RUMMAGE
Nathan RUMMAGE
Tilman RUMMAGE
James RUSSELL,Sergeant
W.H.RUSSELL
Stephen SAUNDERS
Jacob SHOFFNER
Nelson SIMPSON
William SIMPSON
Charles SLOAN
Alexander SMITH
Charles SMITH
Edmund SMITH
James SMITH
Josiah SMITH
William SMITH
Wilson SMITH
David SOFLEY
Thomas SOLOMAN
William SOLOMAN
Israel SPRINGER
Benjamin SWARINGEN
James Wilson SWARINGEN
James TEETER
Joseph TEETER
Joel TYSON
William WATKINS
Adam WHITLEY
John WHITLEY
Francis WILHOIT
Gomalian O. WILHOIT,1st Sergeant
William WILHOIT
John WILLIAMS
Jacob YORK

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