You have some of these folks, but thought I would give you the whole thing, as it was sent to me by a cousin, and added to by some of my research into the military records. As best I can tell, my 2nd great grandmother had 7 brothers who served in the Confederate army...a proud history.
I realize that being proud of Confederate ancestors is considered "controversial" these days...but it shouldn't be. The simple fact of the matter is, the Southerners of 1861 were seeking freedom from economic and political tyranny, even as their ancestors sought the same liberty in 1776... North Carolina made a clear statement in the flag she flew during the war. It bore two dates: May 20, 1775 (the date Mecklenburg County declared her independence from the British Empire, more than a year before the more famous Declaration) and May 20, 1861, the date NC declared her independence from the Union.
The fact that they were conquored by military might allowed the victors to re-write history, but it doesn't change the truth of what really happened. Well, watch out or I will get up on a soap box and make a speech. Here is what I have:
William S. Van Pelt (c.1799-1851) married Mary "Polly" Carrigan on 10 October 1821, in Cabarrus County, NC. She was born c. 1800, and died before 1850. They had 10 children, 7 sons and 3 daughters:
1. James Simpson Van Pelt, born c. 1822. Married Sarah Amanda Minster on 9 July 1846. 4 children: Mary Elizabeth, born c. 1848, James Wilson, born c. 1849, Joseph Osborne (1853-1935) and Sarah Anna Van Pelt (1861-1955) Mrs. James H. Hall. James Simpson Van Pelt enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 22, 1861, in Company I, 7th NC Infantry, rank of Sergeant, occupation given as a tanner. Court martialed and reduced to the rank of private in February, 1862. He was discharged from the army at Richmond, Va. on 14 Oct. 1862, due to chronic valvular disease of the heart. He re-enlisted as a private in Company H, 7th NC Regiment on 1 April 1864, age approximately 42, and suffering from a heart condition. He was wounded in the thigh at Reams' Station, Virginia in August of 1864. His leg was amputated, and he died 1 September 1864, due to his wounds.
2. John Richard Van Pelt. Born 8 Oct. 1824, and died 13 June 1911. He married three times. Enlisted in Company L, 17th NC Regiment, on 6 April 1863, age given as 38, occupation, a farmer. "He was noted as a good and useful citizen, and left a legacy of good works to those who follow him. His death was due to the infirmities of old age rather than to any specific disease."
Margaret J. Van Pelt, born c. 1826, no further information.
Charles P. Van Pelt, born c. 1826/7. Enlisted 21 March 1862 at Cabarrus Co., NC, in Company A, 52nd NC Regiment, a private, age given as 25 (?), a farmer. Wounded 17 December 1862 at Goldsboro, NC. Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Va.
William Carrigan Van Pelt, born c. 1828, died 1898 in Gaston County, NC. Enlisted 21 March 1862 at Cabarrus Co. NC in Company A, 52nd NC Regt., a private, age given as 28 (?), a farmer. Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Va.
Mary Jane Van Pelt (1831-1905) Mrs. Levi Bell, my 2nd great grandmother. One of her step sons was in the Confederate army as a bugle boy. More info. if anyone wants it.
Thomas Simon Van Pelt, born c. 1834. Was living at Huntersville, NC in 1912. Enlisted 21 March 1862 at Cabarrus Co. NC in Company A, 52nd NC Regt. a private, age given as 28, a land renter. Promoted in July of 1862 to Corporal. Woudned 17 December 1862 at Goldsboro. Promoted in September 1863 to Sergeant. Taken prisoner 27 Oct. 1864, at Burgess' Mill, Va. Was imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland til the war's end. Took oath of allegiance on 21 June 1865.
Joseph F. Van Pelt, born c. 1836, was a merchant in Statesville, NC in 1870, died before 1912. Listed in Co. A, 52nd NC Infantry, no further details. I presume he enlisted at the same time as his brothers.
Samuel Ely Van Pelt, born 15 January 1838, died 12 November 1907 of pneumonia, and is buried at Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC. Co. H. 7th NC Regiment, Color Sergeant of the Regiment. Corporal Samuel E. Van Pelt, assigned to Field and Staff, 1864. Promoted to Lieutenant. Another note states "served in the 17th NC Regiment." (You have different parents listed for him...)
Mary Elizabeth Van Pelt, no further information.
In my notes I have the following, but I can't place them in my family line:
Frank or Franklin Van Pelt. Co H, 7th NC Regiment (Same regiment as James Simpson and Samuel Ely Van Pelt). Killed at Chancellorsville 3 May 1863.
I. N. Van Pelt. Co. C, 1st NC Cavalry. Enlisted 25 May 1861 at Mecklenburg County, NC, private, age 22. Taken prisoner of war 27 June 1862 at Savage's Station, Va. Courrier for General Stuart 1 August 1863 through 31 March 1864. Wounded and left arm amputated 31 August 1865 (this date can't be right, perhaps 1864?) at Chamberlain's Run, Va. Taken prisoner 3 April 1865 at Petersburg, Va. Imprisoned at Fortress Monroe, Va.
John Field Pankow