North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster
As one of its projects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, the North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission initiated, and the North Carolina Office of Archives and History has continued, the compilation and publication of a new, comprehensive roster of all North Carolinians who served during the war.
Published under the title of North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, this series, when completed, will comprise twenty-two individually indexed volumes, each of which will be approximately 600 pages in length and contain the names and service records of approximately 7,000 soldiers. A two-volume master index to the entire series, will list the names of approximately 125,000 military personnel and the volumes and pages on which their service records appear. There will also be two volumes of addenda.
The rosters contained in each volume are arranged numerically by regiment or battalion and then alphabetically by company, and each roster is preceded by a unit history. Officers and enlisted men are then listed in separate sections, the arrangement being (with a few exceptions) alphabetical by surname. Each name is followed by a service record that includes information such as the soldier's county of birth and residence; his age and occupation at time of enlistment; promotions; whether he was wounded, captured, or killed; and whether he deserted or died of disease.