I’ve been on a fruitful run over the last couple of weeks looking into North Carolina soldiers who were at the battle of Sharpsburg. It began with the following haunting photograph from the Time-Life Voices volume on the battle of Fredericksburg …

William B. Whitaker, 1st Sgt, Co. I, 16th NC Infantry (c. 1861)
W.B. Whitaker (Time-Life’s Voices: Fredericksburg, courtesy Frances Honeycutt)

He’s First Sergeant – later Captain – William Benjamin Whitaker of Henderson County, North Carolina. Last week saw the anniversary of his death at Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1862. He’d enlisted in Company I of the 16th Infantry in May 1861 and was promoted Captain in April 1862.

Looking into him, I found two extensive works online about North Carolina State Troops in the War. I’ll assemble hyperlinked tables of contents (hyperTOCs) for each to save a little time on future research.

First – in this post – an old standby reference work: Moore’s Roster. Next time, Walter Clark’s Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions

Officially the Roster of North Carolina troops in the War Between the States, John W. Moore’s 4 volume set was commissioned and funded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1881 and published in 1882. It includes a listing of most officers and men who served in units organized by the State of North Carolina for Confederate service between 1861 and 1865. Although it has been superseded as a definitive reference by more recent and thorough scholarship, it has the advantages of being out copyright and online from GoogleBooks.

>> Volume 1 [ page images (587 pgs) | raw OCR text | pdf (23 MB) ]

- Executive and Staff Officers (State)

- First Regiment – Infantry | Second Regiment – Infantry | Third Regiment – Infantry
- Fourth Regiment – Infantry | Fifth Regiment – Infantry | Sixth Regiment – Infantry
- Seventh Regiment – Infantry | Eighth Regiment – Infantry | Ninth Regiment – Cavalry
- Tenth Regiment – Artillery | 11th Regiment – Infantry | Bethel Regiment – Infantry
- 12th Regiment – Infantry | 13th Regiment – Infantry | 14th Regiment – Infantry
- 15th Regiment – Infantry

>> Volume 2 [ page images (743 pgs) | raw OCR text | pdf (29 MB) ]

- 16th Regiment – Infantry | 17th Regiment – Infantry | 18th Regiment – Infantry
- 19th Regiment – Cavalry | 20th Regiment – Infantry | 21st Regiment – Infantry
- 22nd Regiment – Infantry | 23rd Regiment – Infantry | 24th Regiment – Infantry
- 25th Regiment – Infantry | 26th Regiment – Infantry | 27th Regiment – Infantry
- 28th Regiment – Infantry | 29th Regiment – Infantry | 30th Regiment – Infantry
- 31st Regiment – Infantry | 32nd Regiment – Infantry | 33rd Regiment – Infantry
- 34th Regiment – Infantry | 35th Regiment – Infantry | 36th Regiment – Artillery

>> Volume 3 [ page images (741 pgs) | raw OCR text | pdf (28 MB) ]

- 37th Regiment – Infantry | 38th Regiment – Infantry | 39th Regiment – Infantry
- 40th Regiment – Artillery | 41st Regiment – Cavalry | 42nd Regiment – Infantry
- 43rd Regiment – Infantry | 44th Regiment – Infantry | 45th Regiment – Infantry
- 46th Regiment – Infantry | 47th Regiment – Infantry | 48th Regiment – Infantry
- 49th Regiment – Infantry | 50th Regiment – Infantry | 51st Regiment – Infantry
- 52nd Regiment – Infantry | 53rd Regiment – Infantry | 54th Regiment – Infantry
- 55th Regiment – Infantry | 56th Regiment – Infantry | 57th Regiment – Infantry
- 58th Regiment – Infantry | 59th Regiment – Cavalry | 60th Regiment – Infantry
- 61st Regiment – Infantry | 62nd Regiment – Infantry

>> Volume 4 [ page images (458 pgs) | raw OCR text | pdf (14 MB) ]

- General Officers | Staff Officers | Brigades | 63rd Regiment – Cavalry
- 64th Regiment – Infantry | 65th Regiment – Cavalry | 66th Regiment – Infantry
- 67th Regiment – Infantry | 68th Regiment – Infantry | 69th Regiment – Infantry
- First Battalion – Sharpshooters | First Battalion – Artillery
- Cavalry Battalion & Lt. Battery- Thomas’ Legion | Second Battalion – Infantry
- Third Battalion – Lt. Artillery | Fourth Battalion – Cavalry | Fifth Battalion – Lt. Artillery
- Sixth Battalion – Armory Guard | Seventh Battalion – Infantry | 70th Regiment – Infantry
- 71st Regiment – Infantry | 72nd Regiment – Infantry | 73rd Regiment – Infantry
- 74th Regiment – Infantry | Eighth Battalion – Heavy Artillery | 75th Regiment – Cavalry
- Ninth Battalion – Infantry | Tenth Battalion – Infantry | 11th Battalion – Cavalry
- 12th Battalion – Cavalry | 13th Battalion – Cavalry | CS Navy
- 14th Battalion – Cavalry | 15th Battalion – Cavalry
- Officers on Conscript Duty | Recapitulation

4 Responses to “A hyperTOC for Moore’s Roster of North Carolina Troops

  1. John McClellen says:

    I’m looking for information on a relative “John A. Thompson” who volunteered for the NC 23rd Regiment – served in K Company – wounded at Chancellorville and wounded again in the vicinity of the Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, 1864 and taken prisoner by Union forces and presumed dead.

  2. Ed Deshields says:

    I am looking for William Bryant Edwards of Edgecombe County, NC.

  3. Brian says:

    Hi Ed,

    A quick search finds something promising … You’ll want to dig further to see if it’s your man. Interesting that his discharge in same month as birth of your subject’s second child.

    EDWARDS, W. B., Private
    Resided in Edgecombe County and enlisted [Co.F, 30th NCST] at age 29, May 1, 1862. Discharged on August 5, 1862, after providing a substitute

    NORTH CAROLINA TROOP
    “THE SPARTA BAND”
    EDGECOMBE COUNTY
    COMPANY F
    This company, known as the “Sparta Band,” was raided in Edgecombe County and enlisted at Sparta on Saturday, August 31, 1861. It was then assigned to the 30th regiment NC Troops and designated Company F. After joining the regiment the company functioned as a part of the regiment, and its history for the war period is reported as a part of the regimental history.

    From a roster posted on RootsWeb by Jo Webb. He’s also in Moore.

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