5th North Carolina Infantry, Company G

5th North Carolina Infantry, Company G

Researched and Reformatted by: Jeremiah Lamentations Jones

Posted by him: 5 September 2010

This company was from Wilson County; organized at Camp Winslow, Halifax County, 20 June 1861; information listed from: [1] muster rolls for 11 July 1861, through June 1862 & and 31 Aug 1862, through Dec 1864

CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS

5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

5th Infantry Regiment State Troops was organized at Halifax, North Carolina, in July,1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Cumberland, Gates, Johnston, Graven, Rowan, Bertie, Wilson, and Caswell. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment reached Manassas on July 19 and fought in the battle under General Longstreet. In April, 1862, it had 460 effectives and during the war was brigaded under Generals Early, Garland, Iverson, R. D. Johnston. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then was involved in Early’s operations in the Shenandoah Valley and the Appomattox Campaign. It had 180 men in action at Seven Pines, lost 10 killed, 22 wounded, and 4 missing during the Seven Days’ Battles, and had 4 killed and 37 wounded at Chancellorsville. The unit took 473 men to Gettysburg, losing more than half, and reported 16 disabled at Bristoe and 3 at Mine Run. It surrendered with 7 officers and 76 men of which 48 were armed.

The field officers were Colonels Thomas M. Garrett and Duncan K. McRae; and Lieutenant Colonels John C. Badham, William J. Hill, Joseph P. Jones, John W. Lea, and Peter J. Sinclair.

From: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

CAPTAINS

GODDIN, NORMAN A.
APPOINTMENT: as Captain to rank 15 May 1861. RESIGNED on or about 17 Aug 1861. REASON FOR RESIGNATION NOT REPORTED.

THOMPSON, THOMAS P.
INITIAL RANK: 1st Lt. in Company B of the regiment. PROMOTED: to captain on 17 Aug 1861. RESIGNED: 4 Oct 1862 by reason of “fistula.” RESIGNATION ACCEPTED: 20 Oct 1862.

TAYLOR, JAMES MATCHETT
APPOINTMENT: to Captain on 20 Oct 1862. WOUNDED: in the groin at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. REJOINED COMPANY: on 5 Oct 1863. SURRENDERED AND PAROLED: at Appomattox on 9 Apr 1865. NO FURTHER RECORD.

LIEUTENANTS

ARMSTRONG, GEORGE WASHINGTON.
APPOINTED: 2nd Lt. on 24 Sept 1862. CAPTURED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. IMPRISONED: Ft. McHenry, MD & Ft. Delaware, DE until transferred to an officer prison at Johnson’s Island, OH on 18 July 1863. TRANSFERRED: to Pt. Lookout Prison, MD on 9 Feb 1864 & then to Ft. Delaware, again, on 25 July 1864. RELEASED: from FT Deleware on 12 June 1865 after taking the Oath to the United States of America.

+BARNES, JOHN W., 2nd Lt. DIED: at Camp Wigfall, near Manassas, VA on 21 Aug 1861 on “typhoid fever.”

+CLARK, JOHN P., 1st Lt. KILLED: at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862.

+DEEMS, THEODORE DeSAUSURE, 1st Lt., WOUNDED: in buttocks & captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. DIED: at medical facility at Gettysburg. EXACT DATE AND CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

+FELTON, JOHN M., 2nd Lt., KILLED: at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 Sept 1862.

GATLING, JOHN J. A., 2nd Lt. CAPTURED: at Winchester, VA on 19 Sept 1864. IMPRISONED: at Harpers Ferry, WV until transferred to Ft. Delaware, DE on 27 Sept. 1864. RELEASED: there on 17 June 1865 after taking the Oath to the United States of America.

LYONS, WILLIAM H., 2nd Lt. in Company I of the regiment until transferred on 26 Mar 1862. CAPTURED: at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862. IMPRISONED: at Ft. Monroe, VA until exchanged on 13 Aug 1862. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED: on 11 Sept 1862. REASON HE RESIGNED NOT REPORTED.

PARKER, CALEB LEE, 2nd Lt., APPOINTED: on 15 May 1861. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED: on 18 Aug 1861. REASON FOR RESIGNATION NOT REPORTED.

+RAWLES, CHARLES C., 2nd Lt. KILLED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.

STRANGE, FRENCH, 2nd Lt. RESIGNATION ACCEPTED: on 13 Sept 1861. REASON FOR RESIGNATION NOT REPORTED. REJOINED: 63rd Regiment N.C.T., Company A (5th Regiment NC Cavalry).

TAYLOR, FRANCIS W., 1st Lt., RESIGNED: Sept. 1861. RESEASON FOR RESIGNATION NOT REPORTED.

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES

BAITY, WILLIAM J., Corporal. WOUNDED: at Spotsylvania Court House, VA 0n 9 May 1864. HOSPITALIZED: at Lynchburg, VA, second largest concentration of hospitals. DIED: DIED: of his wounds. DATE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

BAKER, HENRY, Private, DIED: at Camp Ellis, VA on or about 16 Sept 1861. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

BARNES, THOMAS, Private, DIED; in hospital in Culpepper Court House, VA on 31 Dec 1861 at age 19 of “typhoid pneumonia.”

BASS, BURDEN, Private, KILLED: at Williamsburg, VA, 5 May 1862.

BOON, WRIGHT, Private, DIED: in hospital at Union Hill, VA on or about 14 Dec 1861. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

BRYANT, JOHN C., Private, DISCHARGED: at Lynchburg, VA on 19 June 1862 by reason of “phthsis pulmonalis.”

CHAMBERLAIN, ELI, 1st. Sergeant, ROLL OF HONOR: specifies that he “deserted to the enemy on July 4, 1863.”

COPELAND, DAVID J., Private. DIED: in 1861. PLACE, CAUSE AND EXACT DATE NOT REPORTED.

DARDIN, HENRY, Private. WOUNDED AND CAPTURED: at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862. HOSPITALIZED: at Ft. Monroe, Hampton, VA. DIED: at Ft. Monroe on 17 May 1861. NO REPORT ON THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

DAVIS, GEORGE W., Private, DIED: at Mt. Pisgah, VA on 2 Apr 1862, of “disability.” KIND OF DISABILITY NOT SPECIFIED OR THE DURATION OF HIS SUFFERING.

DAVIS, STEPHEN, Private, DIED: at camp near Fairfax Station, VA on 4 Oct 1861 of “typhoid fever.”

DEANS, CHARLES, Private. DIED: in hospital at Danville, VA on 15 July 1862 of “chronic diarrhoea.”

DIXON, WILLIAM, Private, ENLISTED: in Northampton County. WOUNDED: in the right leg at Gettysburg, PA and right leg amputated. DIED: at Gettsburg, PA on 19 July 1863. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT SPECIFIED.

DWYER, BARTHOLOMEW, Private, BORN: in Kary, Ireland, a planter who enlisted in Wilson County. WOUNDED: in right leg at Gaines’ Mill, VA on 27 June 1862. DISCHARGED: at camp near Richmond, VA on 20 July 1862, by reason of “varicose veins of the legs.”

ETHRIDGE, NATHAN, Private. KILLED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 at age 20.

EVANS, WILLIAM, Private, DIED: in camp near Fredericksburg, VA on or about 28 Feb 1863 of disease. THE SPECIFIC DISEASE OF WHICH HE DIED IS NOT REPORTED.

FERRILL, JOHN W., Private. ENLISTED: in Northampton County, NC. DESERTED: near Front Royal, VA on 5 Nov 1862. ARRESTED: “under charge of desertion”, date not reported. DIED: at Gordonsville, VA on 27 Dec 1863 “while under sentence of court martial.” CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

FLORA, LARRY, Private, DIED: on 27 Apr 1862 of disease. PLACE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

FOSTER, A. F., Private, ENLISTED: in Northampton County. DIED: at Middleton, VA on 27 Nov 1862 of disease. THE SPECIFIC DISEASE OF WHICH HE DIED IS NOT REPORTED.

GARNER, THEOPHILUS, Private, DISCHARGED: at Richmond, VA on 2 Nov 1861. REASON FOR DISCHARGE NOT REPORTED.

HAYMAN, WILLIAM, Private, DESERTED: prior to 1 Sept 1861. ROLL OF HONOR: indicates that he “was never with the company.” IF NOT, WHERE DID THE SPECIFICATION OF DESERTION ORIGINATE?

HOLLAND, ROBERT, Private OCCUPATION: Blacksmith. DIED: at Richmond, VA on 22 May 1862 of disease. THE SPECIFIC DISEASE OF WHICH HE DIED IS NOT REPORTED.

HOLOMAN, AVONER, Private. BORN: Wayne. ENLISTED: Wilson. DIED: in at Richmond, VA on or about 25 Aug 1862 of “diarrhoea.”

HORN, LEVI G., Private. BORN: Davie. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: in Richmond, VA on or about 20 May 1863 of “measles.”

JONES, MATTHEW, Private. ENLISTED: Northampton. WOUNDED: in the left arm at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 19 May 1864. LEFT ARM AMPUTATED. OATH: taken at Salisbury, NC to the United States of America on 25 May 1865.

KERBY, STANLY, Sergeant. KILLED: at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862.

KIRBY, JOHN, Private. DIED: at Richmond, VA on or about 6 Jan 1862 of disease. THE SPECIFIC DISEASE OF WHICH HE DIED IS NOT REPORTED.

LAMB, DEMPSEY, Private., DISCHARGED: at Fairfax, VA on 1 Oct 1861, by reason of “varicocele.”

LAMB, RUFUS, Private. DIED: at Camp Wigfall, near Manassas, VA on 26 Aug 1861 of “typhoid fever.”

LOCKE, JOHN J., Private. WOUNDED: in left foot and right ankle, and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. DIED: at Gettysburg on 18 July 1863, of wounds.

LYPE, ABRAM A., Private. BORN: in Iredell County. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: in hospital in Richmond on 27 May 1863 of “febris typhoides.”

MASON, MILES, Private. WOUNDED: in the right leg and ankle at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED. DIED: at Gettysburg on 19 July 1863.

MATHEWS, NATHAN, Private. DIED: at Camp Wigfall, near Manassas, VA on or about 10 Aug 1861. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

MOORE, GRANBERRY. DIED: in hospital at Orange Court House, VA on 12 Dec 1862 of “typhoid fever.”

MORGAN, MILES P., Private. BORN: Rowan. ENLISTED: Northampton. KILLED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.

NASH, WILLIAM P., Private. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED. PLACE, DATE, AND CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

O’NEAL, CHARLES, Sergeant. WOUNDED: in right leg and captured at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862. RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED. ABSENT REPORTED WOUNDED: through Dec 1864. NO FURTHER RECORD.

ORRELL, DAVID E., Private. RESIDED: Davie. ENLISTED: Northampton. DESERTED: at Fredericksburg, VA on 26 Dec 1862. COURT MARTIALED AND PUNISHED: some time in Jan – Feb 1864; the record states that he was “cort-martialed for desertion – found guilty and sentenced to three years of hard labor with a five pound ball & chain serving sentence at Salisbury, NC.” IMPRISONED: through Dec 1864. NO FURTHER RECORD.

OWENS, ELISHA, Private. DISCHARGED: at Fairfax Station, VA on 1 Oct 1861, by reason of “chronic dysenteria.”

PEACOCK, FRANKLIN, Private. RESIDED: Cabarrus. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: at home in Cabarrus County on 24 July 1863. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

PENCE, HENRY, Private. BORN: Davie. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: in hospital at Mt. Jackson, VA on 9 Nov 1862 of “typhoid fever.”

PETWAY, JOSEPH, Private. WOUNDED and CAPTURED: at Williamsburg, VA. on 5 May 1862. HOSPITALIZED: at Ft. Monroe, Hampton, VA. DIED: at Ft. Monroe, VA 25 May 1862 at age 25.

PETWAY, WILLIE J., Private, DIED: at Weldon, NC on 20 Oct 1862 of disease at age 40. THE DISEASE OF WHICH HE DIED IS NOT REPORTED.

PIERCE, JOHN, Private, BORN: Johnston or Wilson. ENLISTED: in Wilson County, NC at age 44 on 19 Feb 1862. DIED: medical facility at Richmond, VA on 15 Mar 1862 of “gangrene of lungs” at age 44. He died in less than a month after he enlisted.

PITTMAN, JAMES, Private. CAPTURED: at Gettysburg, PA on 3 -4 July 1863. IMPRISONED: Ft. McHenry, MD then transferred to Pt. Lookout, MD on 25 – 18 Oct 1863. OATH: took Oath of Allegiance at Pt. Lookout to the United States of America on 24 Jan 1864. NEW ASSIGNMENT: 1st Regiment U. S. Vounteer Infantry, Company B of the United States Army.

PITTMAN, JOHN, Sergeant, DIED: in medical facility at Richmond, VA on 24 Jun 1863 of “pneumonia” at age 29.

PITTMAN, WILLIAM, Private, DIED: in camp at Fairfax Station, VA on 8 Oct 1861 at age 22. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED. He died four months after he enlisted.

PRICE, THOMAS, Private, KILLED: at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 Oct 1864 at age 38.

PRIDGEN, ARTHUR D., Private, DIED: at Manassas, VA “on or about 3 Sept 1861 of typhoid fever at age 18, he died just under three months after he enlisted.

PROCTOR, THOMAS, Private, DIED: at Richmond, VA on 10 Aug 1861 at age 19, he died two months after he enlisted. CAUSE OF HIS DEATH AND THE DURATION OF HIS ILLINESS NOT REPORTED.

RAPER, WILLIAM, Private, WOUNDED: head and right arm plus captured at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862. RIGHT LEG AMUPUTATED. DIED: at Ft. Monroe, Hampton, VA on 14 June 1862, of wounds, “erysipelas and pus poisoning,” one year after he enlisted at age 24.

ROBBINS, JOSEPH N., Private. WOUNDED: head and right arm as well as captured at Gettysburg, Pa on 1-5 July 1863. HOSPITALIZED: at Gettysburg and at Baltimore, MD, date not reported. EXCHANGED: at City Point, VA on 25 – 27 Sept 1863. REJOINED COMPANY: in Jan – Feb 1864. DIED: in a Richmond, VA hospital on 17 Mar 1864 with “pneumonia.”

ROSE, DEMPSEY, Private. HOSPITALIZED: at Manassas, VA on 21 -22 Nov 1861. DEAD: as indicated by the Company’s Muster Roll on May-June 1862. PLACE, DATE AND CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

RUFFIN, JONATHAN, Private. DIED: at Camp Ellis on 17 Sept 1861 at age 20. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

SUMLIN, JESSE, Private [his surname was probably Summerlin]. HOSPITALIZED: at Richmond, VA on 18 Oct 1861 with “typhoid fever.” DIED: 10 Nov 1861. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

TABER, CALVIN C., Private. WOUNDED: in the head and captured at Petersburg, VA on 27 Mar 1865. HOSPITALIZED: at City Point, VA until transferred to Washington, DC on or about 9 Apr 1865, the day that the Confederacy surrendered and stacked rifles at Appomattox Court House, VA. DIED: at Washington, DC on 16 Apr 1865 from his wounds.

TAYLOR, GRAY, Private. DISCHARGED: at Richmond, VA on 17 Aug 1863 by reason of “hepatitis” and “sciatica.”

TAYLOR, ROLAND S., RANK NOT REPORTED. WOUNDED and CAPTURED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 – 3 July 1863. LEG AMPUTATED. DIED: on 10 July 1863. PLACE AND CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

UZZELL, WILLIAM GRAY, Private. CAPTURED: at Gettysburg, PA on 3 -5 July 1863. IMPRISONED: Ft. McHenry, MD and at Ft. Delaware, DE. TRANSFERRED: to Point Lookout Prison, MD on 15 – 18 Oct 1863. DIED: in hospital at Point Lookout on 28 Nov 1863, of “chronic diarrhoea” and “scorbutus.”

VICK, WILLIAM D., Private. BORN: Nash. ENLISTED: Wilson. DIED: a hospital at Petersburg, VA on 29 Dec 1861 of “pneumonia” at age 40.

WEAVER, JAMES F., Private. WOUNDED: in left hand and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 – 4 July 1863. TWO FINGERS OF HIS LEFT HAND AMPUTATED. HOSPITALIZED: HOSPITALIZED: at Gettysburg until transferred to Ft. McHenry, MD on or about 6 July 1863. TRANSFERRED: to Ft. Delaware Prison, DE on 7 July 1863. PAROLED: there on 30 July 1863 to City Point, VA. CAPTURED: at Spotsylvania Court House on 12 – 20 May 1864. IMPRISONED: at Pt. Lookout Prison, MD where he was released on 21 June 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.

WEBB, RILEY, Private. DIED: at hospital in Richmond, VA on 19 Apr 1862 at age 36. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

WHITEHEAD, BERT C., Musician. DIED in hospital at Charlottesville, VA on 8 Aug 1861 of “typhoid fever” at age 17.

WHITLEY, DAVID, Private. DIED: in hospital in Richmond, VA on 17 May 1862 of “icterus” age age 41.

WHITLY, MICAJAH C., Private. DIED: at camp near Union Mills, VA on 26 Feb 1862 of “typhoid fever.”

WIGGINS, BLAKE H., Corporal. WOUNDED: at Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861. DISCHARGED: on 14 Nov 1861.

WILLIAMS, DAVID L., Private. BORN: Edgecombe. ENLISTED: Wilson. KILLED: at Gettysburg, 1 July 1863 at age 24.

WILLIAMS, JOHN D., Private. BORN: Edgecombe. ENLISTED: Wilson. DISCHARGED: at Fairfax Station, VA on 1 Oct 1861 because of “typhoid fever.”

WILLIAMSON, ELEAZER W., Private. DISCHARGED: at Richmond, VA on 14 Sept 1861., by reason of disability. KIND OF DISABILITY NOT REPORTED.

WILLIFORD, JORDON, Private. DISCHARGED: at Richmond, VA on 30 May 1862 by reason of “chronic diarrhoea.”

WINSTEAD, WILLIAM C., Private. DISCHARGED: at Culpeper Court House, VA on 11 Sept 1861, by reason of “rheumatism.” DIED: July, 1862. PLACE AND CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

WOODWARD, WILLIE, Private. HOSPITALIZED: at Rappahannock Station, VA on 15 Mar 1862. DISCHARGED: from service at Wilson, NC on 6 Jan 1863 by reason of “chronic disease of the stomach and bowels.” SPECIFIC DISEASE NOT REPORTED.

SOLDIERS FROM OTHER COUNTIES WHO ENLISTED AND SERVED IN THE 5th NORTH CAROLINA INFANTRY, COMPANY G:

ANDERTON, JOSEPH A., Private. BORN: Halifax. ENLISTED: Northampton. WOUNDED and CAPTURED: in the knee at Gettysburg, PA. DIED: at Getysburg on 11 July 1863, FOLLOING HE AMPUTATION OF HIS LEG.

BARNES, WILLIAM T., Private. RESIDED: Rowan. ENLISTED: Northampton. CAPTURED: at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 20 May 1864. IMPRISONED: at Pt. Lookout, MD until transferred to Elmira Prison, NY on 3 July 1864. RELEASED: on 31 May 1864 after joining the 1st Regiment, U.S. Vounteers, Company K of the United States Army.

BARRINGER, GEORGE A., Private. BORN: Stanly. ENLISTED: Northampton. WOUNDED: Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. CAPTURED and WOUNDED: in the foot. HOSPITALIZED: at Winchester, VA. IMPRISONED: at Harper’s Ferry, VA, then transferred to Pt. Lookout, MD on 18 Nov 1864. DIED: there on 19 Mar 1865 of “chronic diarrhoea.”

CALL, JOHN, Private. BORN and RESIDED: Rowan. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: in Davie County on 29 Mar 1863, of “pneumonia.”

CHESHIRE, JOHN A., Private. BORN: Davie. ENLISTED: Northampton. WOUNDED: on 3 May 1863, at Chancellorsville, VA wounded in the “third finger of the left hand”, FINGER AMPUTATED. DETAILED: at nurse at Richmond, VA from 1 Mar 1864 to 21 Jan 1865. PAROLED: at Salisbury, NC in Apr-Mar 1865.

CLIFFORD, John A., Private. KILLED: at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 at age 23.

CLIFFORD, WILLIAM G., Private. CAPTURED: at Spotsylvania Court House on 12 May 1864. IMPRISONED: Pt. Lookout Prison, MD then transferred to Elmira Prison, NY on 3 Aug 1864. DIED: at Elmira on 12 May 1865 of “chronic diarrhoea.”

CODIE, GODFREY, Private. ENLISTED: Northampton. KILLED: at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 9 May 1864.

COLLETTE, ROBERT W., Private. ENLISTED: Northampton. DIED: at Elmira Prison, NY on 18 Feb 1865, of “chronic diarrhoea.”

WHITLEY, DAVIDSON, Private. RESIDED: in Stanly County. ENLISTED: Northampton. DESERTED: on 23 Dec 1862 but rejoined the company on 7 Apr 1863. DESERTED: a second time on 9 May 1863. DESERTED: to the enemy on 11 Oct 1864 and took the Oath of Amnesty.

On December 3, 1863, President Lincoln offered in the Proclamation and Reconstruction of Amnesty, a pardon to all citizens with some exclusions, who would take the oath of loyalty to the United States. That also, as soon as one-tenth of the citizens had taken the prescribed oath there in any state, there could be re-established a state government.

The oath reads:

“I, (repeat full name), do solemnly swear, in the presence of almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder, and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all Acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves, so long and so far as not repealed, modified, or held void by Congress, or by the decision of the Supreme Court; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to slaves, so long and so far as not modified or declared void by decision of the Supreme Court, so help me God.”

WYATT, SILAS, Private. ENLISTED. Northampton. CAPTURED: at Gettysburg, PA on 4-5 July 1863. IMPRISONED: at Ft. Delaware, DE until transferred to Point Lookout Prison, MD on 15 – 18 Oct 1863. HOSPITALIZED: at Pt. Lookout on 29 Oct 1863 with “chronic diarrhoea.” DIED: on 19 Jan 1864.

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