North Carolina Civil War Thackston / Thaxton service records

These are notes we took back in the 1990s when reviewing original confederate service records for North Carolina.  After an alphabetical and by-unit list, individual records are summarized first, followed by info re some of the companies.

NORTH CAROLINA #821805 US index

THACKSTON, John M, pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.

THAXTON, Diton W., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

THAXTON, Henry S, 2lt, Co. B, 2 North Carolina Cavalry, 59 State Troops.

THAXTON, James J., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

THAXTON, John M., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

THAXTON, Jordan J., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

THAXTON, Robert Y., pvt., Co. K, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

THAXTON, Thomas C., pvt/cpl., Co. G, 6 North Carolina Infantry.

THAXTON, William T., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry [formerly 14 North Carolina Infantry, Vols.]

State index #194227

no John M Thackston

THAXTON, Dixon W., pvt., Co. H, Rgt. 24; enlst: 30 Apr 1862; f. Person Co.; wounded at Sharpsburg; V.2, p.315

THAXTON, Henry S, 2lt, Co. B, Rgt. 59; enlst: 07 Aug 1862; f. Caswell Co.; V.3, p.656

THAXTON, John M., pvt., Co. H, Rgt. 24; enlst: 06 Jun 1861; F. Person Co.; V.2, p.315

THAXTON, Jordan J., pvt., Co. H, Rgt. 24; enlst: — Jun 1861; f. Person Co.; V.2, P.315

THAXTON, Thomas C., pvt/cpl. in ’64, Co. G, Rgt. 6; enlst: 29 may 1861; f. Rowan Co.; wounded at Manassas 29 Aug 1862 [2nd day]; V.1, p.224

By unit

6th Inf., Co. G – Thomas C. Thaxton

14th Inf., Co. H – Ditron W. Thaxton

14th Inf., Co. H – John M. Thaxton

14th Inf., Co. H – James J. Thaxton

14th Inf., Co. H – Robert Y. Thaxton

14th Inf., Co. H – William T. Thaxton

24th Inf., Co. H – Ditron W. Thaxton

24th Inf., Co. H – John M. Thaxton

24th Inf., Co. H – James J. Thaxton

24th Inf., Co. H – Robert Y. Thaxton

24th Inf., Co. H – William T. Thaxton

59th Inf., 2nd Cav., Co. B – Henry S. Thaxton

#1381167 – THAXTON, Thomas C., pvt/cpl. in ’64, Co. G, Rgt. 6; enlst: 29 may 1861; f. Rowan Co., North Carolina; wounded at Manassas 29 Aug 1862 [2nd]; V.1, p.224

Thomas C. Thaxton, Pvt., Co. G, 6 Rgt NC Inf (state troops) enlisted May 29, 1861 at Charlotte, NC by Capt. J. A. Craig for the period of the war.  TC was on muster roll for June 20 to Aug 31, 1861. Comments: sick. TC was on muster roll for Sep & Oct, 1861. Comments: sick. TC was on muster roll for Nov & Dec, 1861. Comments: present. [says he was paid thru Oct 31, 1863, but assume it was in error] [there is another card for the same time period which lists another name for pay master for same period] TC was on muster rolls for Jan thru Jun, 1862. Comments: present except not stated on May/Jun. On muster roll May 1 to Oct 31, 1862 indictes TC was absent, wounded Manassas Aug 30th, by order Gen. Hood. Muster roll for Nov & Dec 1862 indicates TC was absent since Aug 29, 1862 (wounded in battle of Manassas No. 2), order Genl. Hood. Muster roll for Jan & Feb 1863 indicates TC was absent since Aug 29, 1862 (wounded in battle of Manassas No. 2), order Genl. Hood. Muster roll for Mar 1 & May 11 1863 indicates TC was absent since Aug 29, 1862 (wounded in battle of Manassas No. 2), order Genl. Lee. Muster roll for May 12 & Aug 31 1863 indicates TC was presnt, but sick. Muster roll for Sep & Oct 1863 indicates TC was presnt, but sick. Muster roll for Jan & Feb 1864 lists TC as present. Muster roll for Sep 15 to Oct 31 1864 lists TC as present. Muster roll for Nov & dec 1864 indicates that TC is now a 3rd corporal and is absent on furlow for 8 days from Dec 22, 1864 by order of Gen Lee. TC appears on CSA General Hospital, Danville, VA register on Sep 28, 1862. Company Commander is Capt. Smith. Complaint: vulnus sclopeticum. In private quarters Sep 30, 1862. TC again in same hospital Apr 8, 1863, same complaint. Appears he was allowed to recuperate at home for 8 days and returned to the hospital on Apr 16. TC returned to service Aug 4, 1863. TC again in same hospital Jul 10, 1863, same complaint. Appears he was allowed to recuperate at home for 5 days and returned to the hospital on Jul 15. [vulnus sclopet]  TC admitted Sep 29, 1862 and was apparently allowed to recuperate at his father’s Dr. Jordan R Thaxton in Leesburg, NC. Dr Thaxton reported on his condition by letter Nov 29, Dec 19 and reported in person Feb 2. Reported Feb 23 and recuperation was extended 20 days. TC was granted week leave Apr 8. TC appears on receipt roll for clothing on May 21, 1863 and on roll for Aug 3, 1863.

#1381311 – THACKSTON, John M., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry

[one card; no other record]

(Troops)* fn states: “This regiment was organized with nine companies in July, 1861. Company D was added in May, 1862, when the regiment was re-organized for the war.

This designation of the regiment was changed from the 14th Regiment North Carolina Infantry (Volunteers) to the 24th Regiment North Carolina Infantry (State Troops) by S.O. No. 222, A & I G O, dated November 14, 1861.”

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Detreon, Deteron W. Thaxton enlisted March 1, 1862 in Person Co., North Carolina by Jno L. Harris.  DWT was listed as present on the muster rolls for March thru Aug 31, 1862. He was absent on roll of Sep & Oct 1862 due to wound received at Sharpsburg, MD. He was permitted to return to Person NC to recuperate. Through Jan & Feb 1863 rolls he is listed as absent and in Person NC sick. He continues to appear as absent on rolls from Mar thru Aug – sick, but they do not indicate he is in Person NC. He is again listed as absent from wound and in Person NC from Sep 1863 through Jun 30, 1864. From June 30 thru Feb 1865 he is listed as absent wounded. The Regimental return dated Sep 1862 indicated that Ditrion W Thonton was “Wounded dangerously at battle of Sharpsburg. From Record of Events.” Ditron W. Thaxton appears on Co. H, 24 Regt’s Roll of Honor. County: Person; entered service: 30 Apr 1862; age 23

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THAXTON, James J., pvt., Co. H, 24 North Carolina Infantry.  Enlisted 06 Jun 1861 in Person Co. NC by John L Harris for a period of 1 year. Muster roll for Nov & Dec 1861 does not state whether absent or present. JJT appears on muster rolls from Jan thru Apr 1862. JJT reenlisted on 18 Apr 1862. JJT appears as present on muster rolls from Apr 30 1862 thru Jun 30, 1864. He is listed as absent sick on roll from Jun 30 to Dec 31, 1864. He was paid thru Feb 28, 1864. He is listed as AWOL on roll of Jan & Feb 1865. JJT appears on a Prisoner of War list for Point Lookout, MD. He arrived at City Point, VA Apr 4, 1865 after being captured at Petersburg on Apr 3, 1865. He was released on Jun 14, 1865. JJT signed his mark to the Oath of Allegiance and was thus released from Point Lookout on June 14, 1865. JJT resided at Person Co. NC is dark complected with dark hair and hazel eyes; JJT is 5′ 9″ tall.

THRAXTON, J.J. See Thaxton, Pvt. Co. K, 24 Rgt. is listed on Hospital Muster Roll of 5th Division, General Hospital Camp Winder, Richmond VA for “to Aug 32, 1864 dated Oct 7, 1864. JJT enlisted June 4, 1862 at Rocksboro, NC by Capt. Harris for the period of the war.

 

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John M THAXTON, pvt., Co. H, 14th Regt NC Inf (Volunteers) enlisted Jun 6, 1861 in Person Co. NC by John L Harris for period of 1 year. JMT appears as present on muster roll from Jun 6 to Nov 1, 1861; his presence is not stated on muster foll for Nov & Dec. He is present on muster rolls from Jan 1862 thru Oct 1862; JMT reenlisted Apr 18, 1862. On roll for Nov & Dec no comment is made concerning presence other than a pencilled in comment on bottom which appears to read “name appears in column of names present cancelled.” Muster rolls for Jan thru Aug 1863 indicates JMT is absent “left with Genl Longstreet”. JMT is present from Sep 1863 thru Feb 1865. JMT is listed on the Roll of Honor for Co. H, 24th regt. He volunteered for service Jun 6, 1861 at age 23.

Jno. M Thackston appears on a Prisoner of War list for Point Lookout, MD. He arrived at City Point, VA Apr 4, 1865 after being captured at Petersburg on Apr 3, 1865. He was released on Jun 14, 1865. JMT signed the Oath of Allegiance and was thus released from Point Lookout on June 14, 1865. JMT resided at Person Co. NC is dark complected with dark hair and hazel eyes; JMT is 5′ 11″ tall. JMT appears on a Register of Chimborazo Hospital No. 4, Richmond VA. He was admitted on Dec 11, 1861 with a fever and transferred to Petersburgh Dec. 11.

A J. H. Thacton was admitted on the same date to the same hospital and transferred on the same date to Petersburgh by a nurse – no indication of ailment/disease.

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Jordan J. THAXTON, pvt. Co. H, 14th Regt NC Inf (Volunteers) enlisted Jun 6, 1861 in Person Co. NC by John L Harris for 1 year of service.  JJT is listed as present on muster roll of June 6 to Nov 1, 1861. He is listed on the Roll of Honor for Co. H, 24 regt. County: Person; colunteered for service: Jun 6, 1861 at age 21.

G. J. Thaxton appears on a Register of Chimborazo Hospital No. 3, Richmond VA. He was admitted on Dec 11, 1861 suffering from debility [debilitas] and was transferred to Petersburgh Dec 11, 1861.

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Robert Y THAXTON, Co. K, 24th NC Inf, pvt. died Jul 14, 1864. Invoice of deceased soldiers’ effects turned over to Surgeon S Meredith, 5th division, Gen Hosp Camp Winder, Richmond, VA; invoice dated Sep 27, 1864. RYT enlisted Oct 1, 1863 at Weldon by Capt Baker for period of the war. RYT appears on muster roll for July 1 to Dec 31, 1864 with the notation that he died July 14, 1864 at Richmond, VA. RYT is listed as present on muster rolls from Sep thru Dec 1863. RYT’s name appears on a register of soldiers killed in battle or died of wounds or disease. R J THAXTON died in Winder Hospital, Div No. 5 while in the charge of S. Meredith. When received: Nov 7, 1864. Invoice of effects lists one blanket, value: $5.00. On list of effects turned over to quartermaster: $24.00.

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William T. THAXTON, pvt. Co H, 24 Regt. enlisted on Mar 1, 1862 in Person Co. NC by John L Harris, but was rejected. No other record.

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#13811031- H S THAXTON, 2nd Lt. Co B, 4th Cav, 59 Regt NC Troops, Partisan Rangers. HST enlisted July 8, 1862 at Yanceyville by Jas T Mitchell for the period of the war; he was 26 years old. He was mustered into service Aug 12, 1862. His horse was valued at $300. HST appears on muster rolls as present from July 8 thrugh Apr 1863. Muster rolls for May thru Aug HST was on detached service “tend disabled horses”. On roll for Sep & Oct 1863 notation indicates he signed roll as “Comdg Co”. HST is on roll as present from Nov 1863 thru Feb 1864. On roll for Mar & Apr HST is present “in arrest or confinement”. HST is present for May & Jun 1864; he is present and signs as commanding company for Apr 30 thru Aug 31, 1864.

Letter dated July 4, 1863 signed by Jas T Mitchell and HS Thaxton: “I certify that a horse belonging to Lt HS Thaxton Co B 59th NC Rgt Cavalry was killed in an engagement at Monterey Pa on the night of the 4th July 1863. Said horse was valued at Four Hundred & seventy-five Dollars by an appraising Committee Consisiting of Capt Barns Lt Wilson Ruffin.  Jas T. Mitchell Capt Comd co (B)  Received at Madinns Mills Va Oct 3rd 1863 of w D Holloman A2M CSA Four Hundred & Seventy Five Dollars in full of the above account. HS Thaxton.”

On Inspection Report of the Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton dated Dec 31 1864 at Belfield VA indicated that HST is on detached duty with dismounted men near Petersburg as of Dec 1, 1864.

On Inspection Report of the Cavalry Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. James Dearing Dec 31 1864 near Belfield VA indicated that HST is on detached duty with dismounted men near Petersburg as of Dec 1, 1864. HST appears on Register of Commissioned Officers; date of appointment: Jul 18, 1862. HST appears on Receipt Rolls for clothing on Sep 12 & 18, 1864. HST signed a Requisition for Forage indicating a “Forage for Public Horses & mules in the ervice of Company 4th NC Regiment, Cavalry C S Army for 6 days, commencing the 17th of May 1864 and ending on the 22nd of May, 1864, at Weldon NC.” [to obtain] 89 horses, 1 mule and needing 540 rations; each animal each day were allowed 6 lbs. corn, 9 lbs. fodder. HST certified that he had that number of animals and that the forage requested was for that time period. HST’s pay was apparently $90.00 per month. [file includes signed pay vouchers] [it appears need for forage occurs on detachment and his commanding duties appear to relate to detached service]

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#1381026 [Nov 1, 1862-Feb 28, 1863 at Camp Fereebe, Greene Co. NC]

Co B, 4 Rgt NC Cav (formerly Capt James T Mitchell Co, Partizan Rangers.)

“The 59 Rgt NC was organized at Garysburg NC 20 Aug 1862 from companies ordered to report to Col Ferebee by Maj Gen D K Hill.” marched on 1 Sep 1862 to franklin depot, on Black Water, VA thence to Zuni VA and returned to Franklin and remained until later part of Nov, 1862. Enemy was frequently seen on the left bank, and near Franklin. 59 claimed credit “for driving them back beyond Carsville 9 miles distant and of reclaiming the country for 15 miles up and down the river a territory of 105 sq miles was thus cleared of te enemy, except in overwhelming forces besides several skirmishes the regiment fought the Yankees on the 3rd Oct 1862 repelling 3 gun boats and a force of infantry and marines, killing 45 and wounding 100. Two were wounded of our side. Regt marched then on the 21st Nov 1862 to Garysburg NC thence on foot 14 Dec 1862 ut was ybder fure 4 1/2 hours, thence to Godlsboro, thence across the river after the enemy, to Cobbs, thence to Goldsboro thence to Kinston, thence to Richland, thence in pursuit of the enemy’s cavalry to White Oak, and beyond, and to Swansboro, thence to Kinston, thence to Trenton in pursuit of the enemy, thence to Kinston, thence to present station.

Mar & Apr 1863 Woodville NC “9th Mar, marched from Camp ferebee to Snow Hill, thence to Kinston, thence to Beaver creek, thence to New River, thence to Trenton, thence to Pelletier’s Mill in Onlsow County, thence returning to Nuggins, thence to Tuckaho, thence to Kinston, thence to Camp Ferebee, 18th Mar, Mar 27 left Camp ferebee, marched to Greenville, thence to Pactolus, thence to Gaines Bridge, thence to Washington, drove in the enemy’s pickets, & was shelled continuously while throwing up breast works in front of the town. Demanded a surrender of the town at daybreak, was refused. Marched from Washington to Harvey’s Mill, thence to Bath thence to Punge River and Luchville, thence returning to Washington April 15th thence to trenton Bridge thence to Greenville, thence back to Travlers Creek, thence Hamilton thence to Woodville, present station.” May & Jun 1863 camp near Stevensburg VA [dated July 31, 1863; roll for Jul & Aug 1863 saus near Rackoon Ford; roll for Sep & Oct 1863 says Culpepper C H VA; roll for Nov & dec 1863 says near Gunn; Jan & feb 1864 Woodville NC; Mar & Apr ’64 Ridgeway; May thru Aug 1864 near Petersburg; Apr thru Oct 1864 not stated.”

 

#1381158 – Co G, 6th regt, June 20-Aug 31, 1861 at camp Jones, near Manassas, VA. “Left Raleigh, NC 4th July. Arrived Richmond 12th. Arrived at Manassas Junction 14th. Arrived at Streburg 15th. On the 16th made a forced march to Winchester a distance of 20 miles. On the night of the 18th made a forced march to Peid Mont Station 30 miles, where arrived the 19th at 10 P.M. Took the cars the 20th at 7 P.M. and arrived at manassas Junction the 21st abut sunrise. Marched out to the battlefield and took part in the engagement of the 21st. Stationed at Camp Bee the 24th july. Marched to Camp Jones, 8 miles, the 3rd August. ”

Sep & Oct 1861 at Camp Fisher, VA. “Left Camp Jones (near Bristoe Station 18th of Sept. Arrived at Camp Hill, about eighteen miles the 19th Sept. 1861.”

Nov 1861 & Dec 1861 – Camp Fisher, VA.

Jan & Feb 1862 – Camp Barton.

Mar-Apr 1862 – camp near Yorktown, VA.

May-Jun 1862 Not stated.

May 1 to Oct 31, 1862 Culpepper Ct. Ho., VA

“Marched from Yorktown 3rd May. Was in the engagement at Elthams Landing the 7th and Seven Pines 31st may. Left Richmond for Staunton 11th June. Marched from Staunton 18th. Arrived at Ashland June 25th and was in the engagement at Gaines Farm June the 7th. Engaged the enemy again at Malvern Hill July 1st. Marched from Richmond August 6th. Was engaged in the skirmish at Hazel Run the 22 and 23 and at Warrenton Springs the 24 and 25, and the battle of manassas the 29 and 30th August. Crossed the Potomac 8 miles above Leesburg … Sharpsburg the 15th … aggragate distance marched estimated at 600 miles.” [Oct 31,1862]

This company evacuated York PA Jun 30, 1863, retreated from gettysburg night of Jul 4, assisted in destroying O & A railroad, marched from New market to Newtown VA on Nov 10, skirmished on the 12th and marched back

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