I'm looking for something good to read re: 3rd North Carolina Cavalry...

Bruce Vail

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Any suggestions out there for anything good to read about the war experiences of the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry (CSA)?

I've already read the "official" regimental history and some scattered notes (on the net) but am looking for something deeper. The unit spent most of the war in eastern NC but was moved to Va. late in the war and participated in the Bermuda Hundreds, Petersburg and Appomatox campaigns. I don't need a book exclusivly dedicated to this particualr unit, but any kind of material that includes the 3rd in a significant way.
 

Lubliner

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Any suggestions out there for anything good to read about the war experiences of the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry (CSA)?

I've already read the "official" regimental history and some scattered notes (on the net) but am looking for something deeper. The unit spent most of the war in eastern NC but was moved to Va. late in the war and participated in the Bermuda Hundreds, Petersburg and Appomatox campaigns. I don't need a book exclusivly dedicated to this particualr unit, but any kind of material that includes the 3rd in a significant way.
Are you looking for contemporary history, first-person accounts, or what? I have a link for the State of North Carolina libraries, including Duke, etc. that have selections you could browse through. American Libraries : Free Books : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive. This is much more than North Carolina, but....
Lubliner.
 

Bryce

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One of my favorite cavalry battles is one that occurred at five Forks April 1 1865. The second and third North Carolina attacked two brigades of union cavalry under Custer and fought him to a standstill. Most people focus on the infantry fighting which occurred to the east but the cavalry battles to the west are worth noting
 

Bryce

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Any suggestions out there for anything good to read about the war experiences of the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry (CSA)?

I've already read the "official" regimental history and some scattered notes (on the net) but am looking for something deeper. The unit spent most of the war in eastern NC but was moved to Va. late in the war and participated in the Bermuda Hundreds, Petersburg and Appomatox campaigns. I don't need a book exclusivly dedicated to this particualr unit, but any kind of material that includes the 3rd in a significant way.
Bruce, was I able to help you? Bryce
 

Dave D

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Any suggestions out there for anything good to read about the war experiences of the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry (CSA)?
Hey Bruce -

While digging for information about my gr grandfather's regiment (the 50th Virginia Inf) I've read the Regimental History books that I could find but much of the detail came from bits and pieces of info I was able to glean from personal diaries and letters or anecdotal stories that I've found on genealogy web sites. I was able to start many of my searches by looking up the names and stories about regiment's soldiers that I found in Confederate Veteran Magazine. [ Confederate Veteran Archive at SCV - NC ]

I did a quick string search for "3rd North Carolina" or "Third North Carolina" and managed to come up with 69 hits. There are probably more but the optical character recognition may not have converted the original text image properly :

File namePDF PageSearch Instance
confederateveter01conf 1893.pdf321the Third North Carolina Infantry, living lure, organized an
confederateveter01conf 1893.pdf426the Third North Carolina Infantry found one of his men
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf243the gallant Third North Carolina Infantry, was wounded nigh
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf243theThird North Carolina Infantry, was several timesdisabled
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf413F. Third North Carolina Infantry, was several times wounded
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf413the Third North Carolina Infantry Association, and it is
confederateveter04conf 1896.pdf395the Third North Carolina Infantry, one of the ten regiments
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf225B. Third North Carolina Battalion, withstoodall their
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf235the Third North Carolina Infantry, under Col. Gaston
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf235the Third North Carolina Regiment in the summer of (863,
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf237the Third North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A.With this command
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283ofthe Third North Carolina Regiment, in good standing.Form
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283the Third North Carolina Infantry Association. The
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283the Third North Carolina Infantry Regiment was held at
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283theThird North Carolina Infantry, and a committee "
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf335F,Third North Carolina Infantry, colonel of Fifty INorth
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf336the Third North Carolina Infantry. The association has "
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf375Thirty-Third North Carolina,was presented to Gen. Branch by
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf249the Third North Carolina Infantry.Several of his brothers
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf291the Third North Carolina Regiment. C. S. A., writes : 'Ws
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf340Rosset, Third North Carolina Infantry writes from Wilmington
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf540D, Third North Carolina Regiment of Infantry, I want to
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf193the Third North Carolina Regiment Survivors' Association,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf193the Third North Carolina Infantry, amid the hail of hostile
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf195The Third North Carolina Infantry Association celebrated,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf195veterans.Third North Carolina Regiment.—The ThirdNorth
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf235andThird North Carolina, Gen. George Doles commanding. On
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283and Third North Carolina Regiments;and. being wounded early
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283and Third North Carolina had to give way." About 9 a.m. my "
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283colonel Third North Carolina Infantry, Wilmington, N. C.
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283regiment, Third North Carolina, being about to be assaulted
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283the Third North Carolina, underLieut. Col. Thruston, I
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423.Third North Carolina on the right, the right of theThird
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina had togo some distance to the right
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina, in line of battle onthe right of
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina. In the battle at Sharpsburg,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423First and Third North Carolina Regiments had to form on the
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423the Third North Carolina, at Wilmington, N.C, and three
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423theThird North Carolina resting on the left of the roadfrom
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424and Third North Carolina were relieved, and the Forty-Fourth
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424and Third North Carolinain the forenoon of the 19th retired
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424theThird North Carolina, forty-six killed and two hundred
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf576the Third North Carolina Infantry, writes: During the "
confederateveter10conf 1902.pdf44the Third North Carolina Cavalry, was born near
confederateveter10conf 1902.pdf125J., Third North Carolina Infantry;Williams, Lieut., Black
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf365The Third North Carolina Infantry Association, organized at
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf415the Third North Carolina Infantry, in good standing, form
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf415The Third North Carolina organization antedates the
confederateveter14conf 1906.pdf521thefamous Third North Carolina Regiment (Col. William L.
confederateveter15conf 1907.pdf189DEROSSET, THIRD NORTH CAROLINA, WILMINGTON.In the October (
confederateveter28conf 1920.pdf264the Third North Carolina Brigade, U. C. V., died February
confederateveter31conf 1923.pdf84lieutenant 3rd North Carolina Infantry.B. S. Goulding,
confederateveter31conf 1923.pdf460and 3rd North Carolina Regiments, 10th, 23rd, and 37th
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf210K, 3rd North Carolina Cavalry, Barringer’s Brigade, Hampton’s
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf236the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry;and he served with bravery
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf482F, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. M. S. Blith, Company I, 2d
confederateveter33conf 1925.pdf133and 3rd North Carolina Regiments.Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. A
confederateveter34conf 1926.pdf235the 3rd North Carolina. We were camped on Acquia Creek, on
confederateveter34conf 1926.pdf393the 3rd North Carolina Infantry and was successively
confederateveter36conf 1928.pdf393Cavalry, 3rd North Carolina Regiment.Colonel Cotton served on
confederateveter37conf 1929.pdf100the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry, which regiment relieved us
confederateveter38conf_1930.pdf384and 3rd North Carolina regiment's in Steuart's Brigade
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf4Commander Third North Carolina Brigade, S. C. V., Greensboro,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf170chargeof 3rd North Carolina Hospital, Charleston, S. C.,and
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf170to 3rd North Carolina Hospital, Department South Carolina,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf251B, Third North Carolina Battalion, withstood all their
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf261the Third North Carolina Infantry, under Col. Gaston Meares
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf261the Third North Carolina Regiment in the summer of 1863,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf263the Third North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A.With this command

I've attached the comma delimited list of the 69 hits - see the attached, "3rdNorthCarolina.txt" Download it to your machine and change the extension from "txt" to "csv" and you can open the list directly in Excel.
 

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Dave D

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Bruce - I just noticed that you were inquiring about the 3rd NC Cavalry - there are a few Confederate Vet Mag records that specifically identify the 3rd Cav and several that just say "3rd North Carolina" but it looks like most hits refer to the 3rd NC Infantry.
 

Bruce Vail

1st Lieutenant
Joined
Jul 8, 2015
Hey Bruce -

While digging for information about my gr grandfather's regiment (the 50th Virginia Inf) I've read the Regimental History books that I could find but much of the detail came from bits and pieces of info I was able to glean from personal diaries and letters or anecdotal stories that I've found on genealogy web sites. I was able to start many of my searches by looking up the names and stories about regiment's soldiers that I found in Confederate Veteran Magazine. [ Confederate Veteran Archive at SCV - NC ]

I did a quick string search for "3rd North Carolina" or "Third North Carolina" and managed to come up with 69 hits. There are probably more but the optical character recognition may not have converted the original text image properly :

File namePDF PageSearch Instance
confederateveter01conf 1893.pdf321the Third North Carolina Infantry, living lure, organized an
confederateveter01conf 1893.pdf426the Third North Carolina Infantry found one of his men
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf243the gallant Third North Carolina Infantry, was wounded nigh
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf243theThird North Carolina Infantry, was several timesdisabled
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf413F. Third North Carolina Infantry, was several times wounded
confederateveter03conf 1895.pdf413the Third North Carolina Infantry Association, and it is
confederateveter04conf 1896.pdf395the Third North Carolina Infantry, one of the ten regiments
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf225B. Third North Carolina Battalion, withstoodall their
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf235the Third North Carolina Infantry, under Col. Gaston
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf235the Third North Carolina Regiment in the summer of (863,
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf237the Third North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A.With this command
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283ofthe Third North Carolina Regiment, in good standing.Form
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283the Third North Carolina Infantry Association. The
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283the Third North Carolina Infantry Regiment was held at
confederateveter06conf 1898.pdf283theThird North Carolina Infantry, and a committee "
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf335F,Third North Carolina Infantry, colonel of Fifty INorth
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf336the Third North Carolina Infantry. The association has "
confederateveter07conf 1899.pdf375Thirty-Third North Carolina,was presented to Gen. Branch by
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf249the Third North Carolina Infantry.Several of his brothers
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf291the Third North Carolina Regiment. C. S. A., writes : 'Ws
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf340Rosset, Third North Carolina Infantry writes from Wilmington
confederateveter08conf 1900.pdf540D, Third North Carolina Regiment of Infantry, I want to
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf193the Third North Carolina Regiment Survivors' Association,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf193the Third North Carolina Infantry, amid the hail of hostile
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf195The Third North Carolina Infantry Association celebrated,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf195veterans.Third North Carolina Regiment.—The ThirdNorth
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf235andThird North Carolina, Gen. George Doles commanding. On
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283and Third North Carolina Regiments;and. being wounded early
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283and Third North Carolina had to give way." About 9 a.m. my "
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283colonel Third North Carolina Infantry, Wilmington, N. C.
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283regiment, Third North Carolina, being about to be assaulted
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf283the Third North Carolina, underLieut. Col. Thruston, I
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423.Third North Carolina on the right, the right of theThird
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina had togo some distance to the right
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina, in line of battle onthe right of
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423and Third North Carolina. In the battle at Sharpsburg,
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423First and Third North Carolina Regiments had to form on the
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423the Third North Carolina, at Wilmington, N.C, and three
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf423theThird North Carolina resting on the left of the roadfrom
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424and Third North Carolina were relieved, and the Forty-Fourth
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424and Third North Carolinain the forenoon of the 19th retired
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf424theThird North Carolina, forty-six killed and two hundred
confederateveter09conf 1901.pdf576the Third North Carolina Infantry, writes: During the "
confederateveter10conf 1902.pdf44the Third North Carolina Cavalry, was born near
confederateveter10conf 1902.pdf125J., Third North Carolina Infantry;Williams, Lieut., Black
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf365The Third North Carolina Infantry Association, organized at
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf415the Third North Carolina Infantry, in good standing, form
confederateveter13conf 1905.pdf415The Third North Carolina organization antedates the
confederateveter14conf 1906.pdf521thefamous Third North Carolina Regiment (Col. William L.
confederateveter15conf 1907.pdf189DEROSSET, THIRD NORTH CAROLINA, WILMINGTON.In the October (
confederateveter28conf 1920.pdf264the Third North Carolina Brigade, U. C. V., died February
confederateveter31conf 1923.pdf84lieutenant 3rd North Carolina Infantry.B. S. Goulding,
confederateveter31conf 1923.pdf460and 3rd North Carolina Regiments, 10th, 23rd, and 37th
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf210K, 3rd North Carolina Cavalry, Barringer’s Brigade, Hampton’s
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf236the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry;and he served with bravery
confederateveter32conf 1924.pdf482F, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. M. S. Blith, Company I, 2d
confederateveter33conf 1925.pdf133and 3rd North Carolina Regiments.Third Brigade.—Brig. Gen. A
confederateveter34conf 1926.pdf235the 3rd North Carolina. We were camped on Acquia Creek, on
confederateveter34conf 1926.pdf393the 3rd North Carolina Infantry and was successively
confederateveter36conf 1928.pdf393Cavalry, 3rd North Carolina Regiment.Colonel Cotton served on
confederateveter37conf 1929.pdf100the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry, which regiment relieved us
confederateveter38conf_1930.pdf384and 3rd North Carolina regiment's in Steuart's Brigade
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf4Commander Third North Carolina Brigade, S. C. V., Greensboro,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf170chargeof 3rd North Carolina Hospital, Charleston, S. C.,and
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf170to 3rd North Carolina Hospital, Department South Carolina,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf251B, Third North Carolina Battalion, withstood all their
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf261the Third North Carolina Infantry, under Col. Gaston Meares
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf261the Third North Carolina Regiment in the summer of 1863,
confederateveter40conf_1932.pdf263the Third North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A.With this command

I've attached the comma delimited list of the 69 hits - see the attached, "3rdNorthCarolina.txt" Download it to your machine and change the extension from "txt" to "csv" and you can open the list directly in Excel.

This is great. What a good idea!

And no worrries as to Infantry vs. Cavalry. I am researching both the 3rd Infantry as well as the 3rd Cavalry. My avatar, Lt. GW Ward, was in the infantry and his brother was in the cavalry.
 
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