North Carolina Union Volunteers

North Carolina Union Volunteers

ORGANIZATION

They have been forgotten, those white Southerners who fought on the Union side. They are the unknown soldiers of the Civil War. In the vast and growing literature of that conflict they remain practically unmentioned. There are historic reasons why this has been so, but it has not been because the men are historically unimportant or undeserving of remembrance. Not at all. They made a difference in the outcome of the war: without them, it would not have ended when and as it did. - Lincoln’s Loyalists

1st and 2nd North Carolina Union Volunteers

  • Eastern North Carolina

1st-Authorized by General A. E. Burnside May, 1862. Organized June 27, 1862. Mustered in for three years, with ten companies, A to I, and L. Appears as 1st N.C. Vols, 1st N.C. Union Vols, 1st N. C. Inf., 1st N.C. Union Inf., 1st N.C. Inf. (White). Mustered out June 27, 1865, at New Bern.

2nd-Organized at New Bern November, 1863. Consisted of five companies, A to F, excluding D. Appears as 2nd N.C. Union Inf., 2nd Inf. N.C. Union Vols. Consolidated with 1st N.C. Inf. by Special Order No. 27, AGO, January 1865. Mustered out June 27, 1865 at New Bern.

SERVICE: 1st and 2nd NCUV

1st June 27, 1862 – Organized in New Bern, NC.
1st Company A- Mustered in June 27, 1862, at Washington, N.C.
Appears as 1st Lt. James M. Hervey’s Co., 1st N.C. Vols.
1st Company B- Mustered in June 27, 1862, at Washington, N.C.
Appears as Lt. Charles A. Lyon’s Co., 1st N.C. Vols.
1st Company C- Mustered in June 16-20, 1862, at Plymouth.
1st Company D- Mustered in August 10-Sept. 20, 1862, at Washington, N.C.
Company E- No muster in date.
1st Company F- Mustered in August 26-September 25, 1862, at Beaufort.
1st September 6, 1862 – Attack on Washington, N.C.
1st September 17-20, 1862 – Operations at and about Shiloh,NC.
1st Company G- Mustered in October 4-December 29, 1862, at New Bern.
1st December 10, 1862 – Attack on Plymouth, N. C., (Co. “C”).
1st Company I- Mustered in January 21, 1863, at Hatteras Banks.
1st March 1, 1863 – Expedition from New Bern to Swan Quarter, NC (Co. “G”).
1st March 3, 1863 – Fairfield, NC.
1st March 4, 1863 – Swan Quarter, NC.
1st Cavalry Raid to Hyde County, NC
1st March 23, 1863 – Winfield, NC.
1st March 30-April 20, 1863 – Seige of Washington, NC. (Co. “B”).
1st March 30, 1863 – Rodman Point, NC.
1st April 6, 1863 – Nixonton, NC (Co. “D”).
1st Company H- Mustered in May 6, 1863, at Hatteras Inlet.
Appears as Captain Charles C. Graves’ Co., 1st N. C. Artillery.
1st Company L- Mustered in June 20, 1863, at Plymouth.
Appears as 1st Lt. George W. Graham’s Co. of Cavalry, 1st N.C. Vols.
July 1–3, 1863 The Battle of Gettysburg
1st July 3-7, 1863 -Raid from New Bern, NC on Wilmington & Weldon Railroad.
1st July 18-24, 1863 – Expedition from New Bern to Tarboro and Rocky Mount, NC.
1st July 20, 1863 – Tarboro and Sparta, NC.
1st July 21, 1863 – Street’s Ferry, NC.
1st July 22, 1863 – Scupperton, NC.
2nd November, 1863 – Organized at New Bern, N. C.
2nd Company A- Mustered in from Nov. 10, 1863, to Jan. 27, 1864, at New Bern.
2nd Company B- Mustered in from Nov. 7, 1863, to Jan. 25, 1864, at New Bern.
2nd Company C- Mustered in from Nov. 27, 1863, to Feb. 26, 1864, at New Bern.
2nd Company E- Mustered in from Nov. 7, 1863, to Feb. 29, 1864, at New Bern.
2nd Company F- Mustered in from Nov. 11, 1863, to Jan. 21, 1864, at New Bern.
1st November 10, 1863 – Reconnaissance on Greenville Road.
1st November 25 & December 30, 1863 – Near Greenville, NC.
2nd November, 1863 to April, 1864 – Duty in the Defences of New Bern, N. C.
Dec. 8, 1863 The Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction by Abraham Lincoln
2nd December 21-24, 1863 – Scout from Rocky Run toward Trenton, N. C.
2nd January 30, 1864 – Windsor, N. C (Detachment).
2nd January 28-February 10, 1864 – Demonstration on New Bern, N. C.
2nd February 1, 1864 – Batchelor’s Creek, N. C. (Co. “F”).
2nd Feb 1864 Kinston Hangings
2nd April 2, 1864 – Bogue Island Block House (Detachment).
2nd April 17-20, 1864 – Seige of Plymouth, N. C. (2 Cos.).
2nd April 20, 1864 – Surrender of Plymouth, N. C. (2 Cos.).
2nd Co. B & E, 2nd NC at the Battle of Plymouth, NC
2nd Til April, 1864 – At New Bern and in the Sub-District of the Albemarle.
2nd Til February, 1865 – At Beaufort and Morehead City, N. C.
1st April 26, 1864 – Evacuation of Washington, N. C.
2nd February 27, 1865 – Consolidated with 1st North Carolina Infantry.
1st Til July, 1865 – At New Bern, Beaufort and Morehead City, NC.
1st March 1-21, 1865 – Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro, NC (Co. “L”).
1st March 8-10, 1865 – Battle of Wise’s Forks, NC.
1st March 14, 1865 – Kinston, NC.
1st March 21, 1865 – Occupation of Goldsboro, NC.
1st June 27, 1865 – Mustered out at New Bern, NC.

COMMANDS: 1st NCUV

May, 1862 – Authorized by Gen. Burnsides.
June 27, 1862 – Organized in New Bern, NC.
To December, 1862 – Attached to Dept. of North Carolina, Unassigned.
To January, 1863 – Unattached, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.
To July, 1863 – Unattached, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps.
To April, 1864 – District of the Pamlico, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina.
To January, 1865 – Sub-District Beaufort, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina.
To June, 1865 – Sub-District Beaufort, N. C., Dept. North Carolina.

COMMANDS: 2nd NCUV

November, 1863 – Organized at New Bern, N. C.
To April, 1864 – Attached to District of New Bern, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.
To February, 1865 – Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.


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