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Collection Number: 05070-z

Collection Title: Inventory of the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 49th. Roll Book, 1862-1864

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Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the microfilming of this collection.

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Abstract Company H of the 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States of America Army was known as the Gaston Rangers. The company was formed in Gaston County, N.C., and, on 21 April 1862, became part of the 49th Regiment. It was led by Captain Charles Q. Petty, 22 March 1862-5 August 1864. The collection consists of a roll book, 1862-1864, of Company H of the 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States of America Army, recorded by Captain Charles Q. Petty during the Civil War. The book lists the names of the soldiers in the company, including dates when individual soldiers were wounded, taken prisoner, or died. Records also show soldiers' furloughs, desertions, and enlistments. A few pages contain account transactions for clothing, food, and other supplies. The names of First Lieutenant Wallace A. Rankin, Sergeant Wade D. Rankin, and First Sergeant Ephraim L. Rankin are recorded frequently in these financial transactions.
Creator Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 49th.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 49th. Roll Book #5070-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2007) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received from Richard Rankin of Charlotte, N.C., in July 2001 (Acc. 99006 and Acc. 99007).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Company H of the 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States of America Army was known as the Gaston Rangers. The company was formed in Gaston County, N.C., and, on 21 April 1862, became part of the 49th Regiment. The company was led by Captain Charles Q. Petty from 22 March 1862 to 5 August 1864.

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Roll book, 1862-1864, of Company H of the 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States of America Army, recorded by Captain Charles Q. Petty during the Civil War. The book lists the names of the soldiers in the company, including dates when individual soldiers were wounded, taken prisoner, or died. Records also show soldiers' furloughs, desertions, and enlistments. A few pages contain account transactions for clothing, food, and other supplies. The names of First Lieutenant Wallace A. Rankin, Sergeant Wade D. Rankin, and First Sergeant Ephraim L. Rankin are recorded frequently in these financial transactions.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Bridget T. Lerette, August 2001

Encoded by: Bridget T. Lerette, August 2001

Revisions: Finding aid updated in February 2005 by Nancy Kaiser

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the microfilming of this collection.

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