"The average age of a soldier in either army was 25. The minimum age for enlistment was 18, but recruiting officers were not particular. Drummer boys as young as nine signed on. Charles E King, musician in 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was 12 when he enlisted, and thought to be the youngest combat soldier in the solder. He would be killed at Antietam. Two out of three Confederate soldiers were farmers or farmers' sons. So were half the Union men, and a quarter of them were foreign-born. The average soldier was 5 feet, 8.25 inches tall and weighed 143.5 pounds. A third of southern soldiers could neither read nor write. The chance of dying in combat was one in 65. One in 10 would be wounded. One in 13 would die of disease."

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The Confederate veterans recorded on the table below each have a page on this site devoted to their personal history, which may include marriages, children, military and census research. Their individual military records are available from various resources. You may need to consult more than one resource to obtain pertinent details.

This grouping of Regiments and Companies allows you to see the names of men who may have served with your person of interest. Although most of these men served under the flag of North Carolina, some of them served under the flag of a different state, namely Georgia and Texas. Georgia dissolved their relationship with the United States on 19 January 1861. Texas dissolved their relationship with the United States on 1 February 1861, which was ratified 23 February 1861. North Carolina dissolved their relationship with the United States on 20 May 1861.

Legend:  * died 1861–1865 

Regiments and Companies

Name of VeteranCompanyRegimentalso known asPrisoner of War
John Allen Bland  *1st Co H40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
John L Bland  *Co I2nd Regiment NC
John Richard BoydCo I4th Regiment NC
Ozias Bennett BridgmanCo K41st Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Elijah E CallawayCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
Jesse Robinson Callaway1st Co I10th Regiment NC1st Regiment NC
John B CallawayCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Willis Callaway  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Benjamin W Caton  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Harvey EvettCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
John B Evett  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Riley Gaskins  *Co D40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Bennett H Gerrard  *Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Arden Andrew HodgesCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Amariah B Hudnell  *Co I4th Regiment NC
David B HudnellCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
Jeremiah Hudnell  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Willis B Hudnell Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
Azariah Jones  *Co K17th Regiment NC
Caswell Jones Co I4th Regiment NC
Edward S Jones  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Elzy H Jones Co E4th Regiment NC
John Franklin Jones Co E4th Regiment NC
William Riley Lane  *Co E19th Regiment NC2nd Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
Gustavus D Pate  *Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
John W Pate Co E4th Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
Bryan D PeedCo I4th Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
Harmon Gasten L PeedCo I4th Regiment NC
John B Franklin Peed  *2nd Co I3rd Regiment GA
Josephus Peed 4th Regiment NC Militia14th Regiment NC
William Riley Peed Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Josephus Pickering  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Richard T Pickering Co I4th Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
James R PurserCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Jesse David PurserCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Noah P PurserCo I4th Regiment NC
Samuel Lane PurserCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Wiley Purser  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Benjamin Burton RossCo I4th Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
William Joseph RossCo E4th Regiment NC
Absalom Tuten Rowe  *Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
David S Rowe  *Co I4th Regiment NC
George Riley Rowe  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Henry W Rowe Co F1st Battalion NC Local
John Tillman Rowe Co F1st Battalion NC Local
William Saunders  *Co D5th Regiment TX
Edward S Smaw  *Co I2nd Regiment NC
Henry E Smaw Co C1st Battalion NC Artillery
John Q Smithwick  *Co K2nd Regiment NC
Joseph Burney Tingle  *Co D40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
James Tomlinson  *Co D5th Regiment TX
John Tomlinson  *Co D5th Regiment TX
Wiley Willis TomlinsonCo A55th Regiment NC
Absalom B TutenCo A67th Regiment NC
Redding G Tuten  *Co I4th Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
Redding Roberson Tuten  *Co I4th Regiment NC
Wilson Tuten Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCPoint Lookout Union Prison
William Archibald WalkerCo I2nd Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
Alfred O'Neal WarrenCo K31st Regiment NC
Amariah B WarrenCo E4th Regiment NC
Henry Owen WarrenCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Joshua H WarrenCo B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCFort Delaware Union Prison
Lewis Joseph Warren  *Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NC
Miles C Warren Co I3rd Regiment NC
Thomas H Warren Co I3rd Regiment NC
William H Warren Co B40th Regiment NC3rd Regiment NCElmira Union Prison
William H Warren Co G19th Regiment NC2nd Regiment NC