From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: North Carolina's Union Regiments Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 05:33:16 -0500
Howdy, So far, I haven't seen any mention on this list of North Carolina's nine Union Regiments (4 White, 5 Black).I am part of a small group of volunteers (now down to two) who have been transcribing the data from the microfilm of the Regimental Descriptive Books which we purchased from the National Archives.The four White union regiments from NC were the 1st & 2nd NC Union Volunteer Infantry, and the Second and Third North Carolina Mounted Infantry.The five Black union regiments from NC were the 35th, 36th, 37th & 135th US Colored Infantries and the 14th US Colored Heavy Artillery.Work has been completed on the 1st & 2nd NC Union Volunteer's and approximately half done on the US Colored Regiments. (Volunteer transcribers are greatly needed.)The URL's for these web sites are: NC Union Volunteers Project: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ncuv/ncuv.htmhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ncuv/ncuv.htm NC US Colored Troops Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncusct/usct.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ncusct/usct.htm
For an interesting article on the formation of the union regiments in NC and some insite into the men who served, please see Dr. Donald E. Collins' article, "Eastern North Carolinians in the Union Army:The First and Second North Carolina Union Volunteer Regiments," at: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ncuv/collins1.htmhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ncuv/collins1.htm The first few paragraphs are below.