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1st North Carolina Junior Reserves (CSA), US Civil War

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  • Pvt. William Wilkerson (CSA) (1846 - 1917)
    William Wilkerson served in Company B, 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
  • Winfield Lineberry (CSA) (1847 - 1926)
    Winfield was a captain of the Junior Reserves of the Confederacy, composed of 17 and 18 year old boys. His company as "F" later put into 70th Regular NC troops. They saw action in the last year of the ...
  • Regiment: 1st Infantry Battalion North Carolina
  • Date of Organization: 25 May 1864
  • Muster Date: 4 Jul 1864
  • Regiment State: North Carolina
  • Regiment Type: Infantry
  • Regiment Number: 1st
  • Number of Companies in Infantry: 10

1st Regiment Junior Reserves was formed in July, 1864, at Weldon, North Carolina, by consolidating the 1st and 6th Junior Reserves Battalions which had just been organized. It contained men between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and were drawn from the counties of Warren, Franklin, Nash, Granville, Wake, Randolph, Chatham, Martin, Northampton, and Chowan. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, the unit skirmished in the Roanoke River and Kinston areas. Later it served in L.S. Baker's Brigade, saw action at Bentonville, and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel Frank S. Armistead, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Broadfoot, and Major Walter M. Clark. (as taken from