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Company A, 16th NC Infantry

16th NC Infantry Company A (Jackson County)

April 1861-October 1862

[Webmaster's Note: Abstracted from North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster, compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr. and published by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History.] In the listing below, date of enlistment is shown only if different from the company as a whole, age at enlistment is shown if possible, transfer to Thomasí Legion on 5 October 1862 is indicated by "Legion."

This company from Jackson County enlisted at Webster on 27 April 1861, and was assigned to this regiment as Company A. The company served with this regiment until 5 October 1862, when it transferred to the infantry regiment of Thomasí Legion and designated Company A of that unit. Later the company was transferred to the 39th Regiment, NC Troops, and designated Company K. The following roster covers only the period 27 April 1861 through 5 October 1862.

Officers

Coleman, Andrew W., 30, Captain, killed at Frayserís Farm, VA, 30 Jun 1862.

Love, James R., 27, Third Lieutenant, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 25 Apr 1862, promoted to Captain 30 Jun 1862. Wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Legion.

Lieutenants

Bryson, Andrew W., mustered in as 1st Sergeant, reduced to ranks, appointed 2nd Lt 7 Mar 1862. Wounded at Frayserís Farm, VA 30 Jun 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 30 Sep 1862. Legion. Cathey, Benjamin Hamilton, 25 mustered in as Pvt., promoted to Sergeant, reduced to ranks, appointed 3rd Lieutenant 2 Aug 1862. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 27 Sep 1862. Legion Fisher, Julius Wilburn, 22, mustered in as Sergeant, promoted to 1st Sergeant, appointed 2nd Lieutenant 25 Apr 1862. Legion. Green, William, 43, 3rd Lieutenant, resigned 27 Feb 1862 by reason of "general prostration of the system from typhoid fever and chronic bronchitis." Love, Dillard L., 21, 1st Lieutenant Defeated for reelection when regiment reorganized 26 Apr 1862. Raby, Demsey Manuel, 21, 1st Lieutenant, wounded at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 19 Jun 1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1 Sep 1862. Legion. West, James, 35, mustered in as Pvt. Wounded at Frayserís Farm, VA 30 Jun 1862. Promoted to Sergeant 1 Jul 1862, appointed 2nd Lieutenant 1 Sep 1862. Legion. Noncommissioned Officers and Privates Allen, William J., 25. Legion. Allison, Benjamin Jefferson, 20. Legion. Ansley, J.J. Place and date of enlistment not reported. Captured by enemy and received at Aikenís Landing, James River, VA 7 Sep 1862 for exchange. Declared exchanged 21 Sep 1862. Ashe, Henderson, 29, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Died in hospital at Richmond, VA 30 Jun 1862. Ballew, William J., 28, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Wounded in right leg at Shepherdstown, VA 20 Sep 1862, right leg amputated. Discharged. Battle, William W., 18. Died Richmond, VA 6 Feb 1862, of disease. Beard, Daniel T., 28. Legion. Berry, Ephraim M., 27, enlisted Buncombe 20 May 1861. Discharged Aug-Sep 1861, reason not reported. Berry, Joseph M., 23, enlisted Buncombe 20 May 1861. Discharged Oct 1861, reason not reported. Berry, Lewis Franklin, farmer, 34. Discharged 30 Apr 1862, being over age. Later Co K, 39th Regiment. Boone, Harlen Aurelius, place and date of enlistment not reported. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant transferred to Company B, 25th Regiment 7 Jun 1861. Brooks, James M., 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Killed at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Broooks, Sylvanus R., 20, wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862 and "left on the field." Reported AWOL through Aug 1862. Legion. Brown, Francis M., 22, wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Legion. Brown, Robert Hamilton, 20, mustered in as Corporal, reduced to ranks. Legion. Brown, Walter E., 23, absent wounded May-Jun 1862, promoted to 1st Sergeant 1 Sep 1862. Legion. Bryant, Allen, previously Company C this regiment, transferred to Company A Mar-Jun 1862. Wounded at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862, died 16 Jul 1862. Bryant, James, previously Company C this regiment, transferred to Company A 1 May 1862. Deserted 31 Jul 1862. Later Company K, 39th Regiment. Bryson, Carson P., 30. Discharged 22 Jan 1862. Later Company H, 62nd Regiment. Bryson, Houston H., 22. Legion. Bryson, Marcus W., 22. Legion. Bryson, Richard J., 19, hospitalized Charlottesville, VA 2 Sep 1862, with gunshot wound. Legion. Bumgarner, James P., 20, promoted to Cpl Mar-Jun 1862. Wounded at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Legion. Bumgarner, William, 22, discharged 9 Jan 1862. Later 1st Sergeant, Company G. Legion. Burns, Noah H. H., 20, wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Legion. Burns, William A., 22, killed at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. "A Brave Soldier" Cabe, Amos, 21, mustered in as Sergeant, reduced to ranks Mar-Jun 1862. Legion. Cabe, Joel, 20. Legion. Cathey, Francis M., born Haywood, resided Jackson, farmer, 20, discharged 10 Feb 1862 for disability. Later Company K, 39th Regiment. Cathey, William Hilman, 25. Legion. Chastain, Edward, 18. Legion. Chastain, Elander W., 21, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Childers, Elijah C., 29, died "on the road from Wolf Run Shoals [VA] to Fredricksburg" 9 May 1862, of disease. Childers, Nimrod, 27, wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Legion. Cline, George W., 38. Legion. Conley, Jesse F., previously Company L this regiment, transferred to this company Jul-Aug 1862, wounded at Second Manassas, VA 29 Aug 1862, died on or about 14 Oct 1862, place not reported. Conley, Robert T., previously Company L this regiment, transferred to this company Mar-May 1862. Wounded and captured at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Confined Fort Delaware, DE, until paroled, transferred to Aikenís Landing, James River, VA, exchanged 5 Aug 1862. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, Legion 19 Jul 1862. Conley, William DeWitt, 19, promoted to 1st Sergeant 2 Jul 1862. Legion. Conly, T.F., place and date of enlistment not reported. Paroled at Warrenton, VA 29 Sep 1862. Place and date of capture not reported. Cooper, Samuel W., previously Company L this regiment, transferred this company Mar-Jun 1862. Legion. Cope, John, 22. Legion. Cope, William, previously Company B, 25th Regiment, transferred this company 1 Jul 1862, in exchange for Pvt. George W. Shook. Legion. Davis, John L., 21, enlisted Wake County 19 Jun 1861. Wounded at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Legion. Davis, William B., 19, farmer, born Haywood, discharged 13 Feb 1862 "debility, consequent upon an attack of typhoid pneumonia." Later Company K, 39th Regiment. Dawson, Joseph C., 21. Legion. Dills, Bartlett, 22, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Legion. Enloe, Thomas G., 23, promoted to 1st Sergeant Mar-Jun 1862. Wounded at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862, died 2 Jul 1862 of wounds. Ensley, James, 23, captured at Second Manassas, VA 29 Aug 1862, exchanged. Legion. Fisher, Daniel G., 19, farmer, wounded at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant, transferred to Company G, Legion 19 Jul 1862. Floyd, James, 27, farmer, born Davidson County. Discharged 29 Jan 1862 "chronic rheumatism in t he right ankle and foot." Discharge certificate gives age as 25. Forgy, John, 37, enlisted 9 Mar 1862. Legion. Forgy, William E., 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Fulbright, Daniel M., 19, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Hospitalized Richmond, VA 27 Jun 1862, gunshot wound of the scalp. Place and date wounded not reported. Legion. Fulbright, David M., 19, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Legion. Guilliams, Joseph M., 19, died Greenbrier Bridge, VA 29 Oct or 27 Nov 1861 of disease. Hall, John R., 19, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862, died Richmond, VA hospital 25 Jul 1862 of wounds. Hawkins, Brittain, 34, farmer, born Haywood. Discharged 27 Jul 1862 over age. Later Company G, 62nd Regiment. Henry, John, 20. Legion. Higdon, Thomas, 18, enlisted 20 May 1862, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862, died 27 Jun 1862 of wounds. Hooper, James M., 19, mustered in as Drummer, died Ashland, VA 15 Apr 1862 of disease. Hooper, Lemuel W., 21, mustered in as Sergeant, reduced to ranks Sep 1861. Legion. Hooper, William Madison, 22, farmer, discharged 10 Feb 1862, disability. Age on discharge 22. Hooper, William Riley, 17, discharged 27 Jul 1862, reason not reported. Horton, Jonathan, 24, resided in Yancey County, enlisted 4 May 1862. Died Richmond, VA 18 Aug 1862, cause not reported. Hoyles, Jacob L., 20. Legion. Hoyles, Joseph P., 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Died in Lynchburg, VA hospital 27 Jun 1862 of disease. Huffman, Fredrick M., 20, promoted to Sergeant Jul-Aug 1862. Legion. Hunter, John N., 20, mustered in as Corporal, reduced to ranks, promoted to Sergeant Jul-Aug 1862. Legion. Jenkins, Jeremiah, 27. Legion. Jones, Alfred L., 27. Legion. Keener, John S., 20, promoted to Sergeant Mar-Jun 1862. Legion. Knight, John, 22, miner, born Cornwall, England. Mustered in as Sergeant, reduced to ranks, promoted to Corporal Mar-Jun 1862. Discharged 4 Aug 1862 "his being an alien and having served his original enlistment." Age on discharge 23. London, Harvey R.B., 22. Legion. London, Thaddeus D., 20. Legion. Love, John C., 23, appointed Assistant Surgeon 19 Jun 1861, transferred to Field and Staff of regiment. Martin, Joseph P., 25, died "between Valley Mt. and Edray, VA" 20 Sep 1861 of disease. Massengale, Robert, 27, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, wounded in leg at Second Manassas, VA 30 Aug 1862. Legion. Massey, James M., 21, resided in Haywood, transferred to Company L this regiment 26 Apr 1862. Mathis, Henry, 21, died Manassas, VA 7 Dec 1861, "bronchitis." McGee, Franklin P., 21, resided in Haywood, transferred to Company L this regiment 26 Apr 1862. Messer, John L., 17, killed Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. "A Brave Soldier." Mills, James, 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Millsaps, Francis M., 27. Legion. Mingus, Hamilton T., 21, hospitalized Petersburg, VA 7 Dec 1861, "feb[ris] remittens." Died Petersburg 11 Jan 1862. Moore, David S., 20, appointed Sergeant Major Sep 1861-Feb 1862 and transferred to Field and Staff of this regiment. Morrison, Hosea, 28, farmer, born Macon. Wounded Frayserís Farm, VA 30 Jun 1862. Legion. Morrow, Henry J., 26, farmer, transferred to Company H this regiment prior to 5 Oct 1862. Newton, Isaac, 25, died Williamsburg, VA 25 Apr 1862, cause not reported. Newton, William C.T., 23, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Legion. Painter, Elbert M., 20, farmer, born Haywood. Mustered in as Fifer. Discharged 7 Sep 1862 "structural disease of liver and spleen, incipient phthisis pulmonalis and great debility." Painter, Rolen Anderson, 22, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. Legion. Parker, Benjamin, 20, wounded Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862, died hospital Richmond, VA 27 Jun 1862 of wounds. Parris, William E., 23, wounded Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Wounded in leg and hand Second Manassas, VA 29 Aug 1862. Legion. Patton, Andrew J., 20, promoted to Corporal Mar-Jun 1862. Wounded in hip at Seven Pines, VA 31 May 1862. Wounded in left thigh Gainesí Mill, VA 27 Jun 1862. Legion. Postell, John, 35, hospitalized Petersburg, VA 5 Dec 1861, "phthisis." Died at Petersburg 1-2 Jan 1862. Randolph, Thomas L., previously Company C this regiment, transferred to this company Mar-Jun 1862. Legion. Ray, John H., previously Company C this regiment. Transferred this company as Sergeant after 28 Feb 1862. Legion. Rhea, John H., 23, enlisted 4 May 1862, resided Yancey County. Legion. Rineheart, Isaac M., 22, born Haywood. Promoted to Drummer Mar-Jun 1862. Captured Warrenton, VA 1 Oct 1862, confined to Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC. Legion. Rineheart, Thomas P., 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, resided Haywood. Legion. Roberts, Robert Montreville, 23. Legion. Saunders, Rufus R., 28. Legion. Seay, James, 22, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Shelton, Elliot W., 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Shelton, Jackson, 16, discharged 21 Aug 1862, reason not reported. Shelton, James Wesley, 18. Legion. Shepherd, Thomas B., 22, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, no further records. Shook, George W., 26, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Transferred to Company B 25th Regiment 1 Jul 1862, in exchange for Private William Cope. Stillwell, Alfred W., 24, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Wounded Shepherdstown, VA 20 Sep 1862. Legion. Sutton, James, 20. Died Valley Mtn, VA 27 Aug 1861, of disease.

Sutton, John, 28. Legion.(wrote letter in file)

Sutton, Joseph M., 20, promoted to Corporal Aug 1862. Legion. Sutton, Silas, 18, died Jackson River, VA 3 Oct 1861. Tatham, John, 18, killed Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. "A Brave Soldier." Tatham, Thomas N., 21. Legion. Truett, Joseph L., 19, enlisted 8 Mar 1862, resided Macon. Legion. Truett, Silas M., 21, captured Warrenton, VA 1 Oct 1862. Confined to Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC. Legion. Turpin, Henry Allen, 19, mustered in as Corporal, reduced to ranks. Legion. Turpin, James, 22, killed at Mechanicsville, VA 26 Jun 1862. "A Brave Soldier." Warren, Andrew Mitchell, 23, wounded right hand and right foot and captured Second Manassas, VA 29 Aug 1862. Legion. Weeks, David, 22. Legion.

Wike, Nehemiah, 18, enlisted 8 Mar 1862. Legion. Wilson, Alfred H., 21. Legion.

Wilson, Enos, 22, AWOL Jul-Aug 1862. Legion.birth: 4 Dec 1838 death: 8 Sep 1916 burial: Wilson Cemetery inscription: 16 NC Inf. CSA source: JCGS Publication: The Cemeteries of Jackson County, North Carolina.

Wilson, Thomas N., 19, wounded Frayserís Farm, VA 30 Jun 1862. Legion.

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