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Company F, 55th Regiment, NC Troops
"The South Mountain Rangers"

This unit was raised in Cleveland County in April of 1862. It was mustered into state service at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, NC, and assigned to the 56th Regiment as Company F. The majority of these men were Cleveland County farmers with those over 21 having been born in Rutherford or Lincoln Counties, as Cleveland was formed from Rutherford and Lincoln Counties in 1841.More detailed information on each of these soldiers can be found in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Volume X, Infantry, compiled by Weymouth T Jordan, Jr with Unit Histories by Louis H Manarin. All genealogists owe a debt of gratitude to these gentlemen for their wonderful tribute to our ancestors.

(Update: 5 August 2006)

OFFICERS

CHAPMAN, William R, 3rd Corporal

CLINE, Henry, 2nd Lieutenant

CLINE, John, 1st Sergeant

GROSS, Ephraim, Sergeant

HOYLE, Joel Joseph , 1st Lieutenant, died of wounds in 1864 Contact another researcher...

HULL, William H, 1st Lieutenant

IVESTER, Albert P, Sergeant

KENNEDY, Julius A, 1st Corporal

MULL, Peter M, Captain

MULL, Peter P, 2nd Lieutenant

NEWTON, Eli 3rd Lieutenant

STELL, Isaac R, 4th Corporal

TAFT, Godfrey Eddee, Captain

WARLICK, Andrew, Sergeant

WHITE, Peter, Corporal

WHITE, Stephen J, Corporal

WILLIAMS, Archibald Hunter Arrington, 1st Lieutenant

WILLIAMS, Westly A, Sergeant

WILLIS, James R, 1st Sergeant

PRIVATES

BIGHAM, William P

BIVENS, Jacob A

BIVENS, Peter M

BOYLES, Daniel W

BOYLES, William Murkson

BRACKETT, Zacharian

BRACKETT, Williamson F

BRADSHAW, Sidney

BRENDLE, M Wesley

BRITTAIN, First Name Unknown

BUFF, Aaron

BUFF, Christopher, wounded at Washington, NC

BUFF, David Jr

BUFF, Davis Sr

BUFF, James

BUFF, Peter

BUMGARDNER, Amos

(per information from descendant, Jeff Bumgardner, Amos is buried in the Zoar Baptist Church cemetery near Casar, NC)

 

BUMGARDNER, David, reportedly died at Point Lookout, Maryland

(per information from descendant, Jeff Bumgardner, David is buried in the Zoar Baptist Church cemetery near Casar, NC)

 

BUMGARDNER, William

(descendant Jeff Bumgardner informs us William survived the war and is buried in the Casar Baptist Church cemetery in Casar, NC)

 

BURTON, Massenburg

 

BURTON, William

 

CANIPE, Adam

CANIPE, Albert, died June 1862 in Raleigh, NC

CANIPE, Daniel E

CANIPE, David

CANIPE, John Anderson

CANIPE, Joseph

CANIPE, Maxwell, wounded December 1862 at Petersburg, VA

CANIPE, Noah J

CARPENTER, John

CHAPMAN, William Riley

COOK, Aaron Jr  Contact another researcher...

COOK, Aaron Sr

COOK, Harrison

COOK, Jesse

COOK, Noah W, wounded at Suffolk, VA

COOK, William

CRAIG, William

CROW, John S

DICKSON, John R

DOWNS, William

(descendant Jeff Bumgardner furnished William's name for this regiment and reports

William is buried in the Zoar Baptist Church cemetery near Casar, NC)

 

ELMORE, John F

ELMORE, William
Private Elmore's Great-granddaughter tells us he was captured on the first day of battle at Gettysburg,

and imprisoned at Point Lookout, MD. He survived the war, died 24 January 1892 and is buried at Clover Hill
Methodist Church near Polkville in Cleveland County, NC. Contact another researcher...

FREEMAN, William M

GALES, Jacob A

GANTT, Joseph C

GOODSON, James Calloway

GOODSON, Miles

HICKS, Robert J

HICKS, William H

HOYLE, Eli  Contact another researcher...

HOYLE, Henry

HOYLE, Joel

HOYLE, Joseph

HOYLE, Levi Contact another researcher...

HOYLE, Robert D, died January 1862 in Raleigh, NC

HOYLE, Solomon, captured at Gettysburg Contact another researcher...

HUDSON, Hiram

HUDSON, John D

HUFFMAN, Thomas

HULL, Benjamin

JOHNSON, Allen Richard

JOHNSON, Andrew J

KEEVER, James M

LAIL, Peter

(Feb 7, 1840 - Dec 9, 1929 Peter is buried at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Burke County, NC.)

 

LEDFORD, John

 

LEDFORD, William

 

LOGAN, David

 

LOMAN, H

MCCALL, Robert H, died July 1862 in Raleigh, NC

MCCLURD, Andrew

MCCLURD, Wade

MCNEELY, Jonathan, wounded at Gettysburg, PA

MCNEILLY, Zachariah D

MCNEILY, Samuel

MARTIN, Leander M

MULL, Ezra

MULL, John M

NEWTON, Alexander, died May 1863 in Petersburg, VA

NEWTON, Alfred

NEWTON, George Alexander

NORMAN, Henry
Private Norman was wounded 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, then hospitalized at Richmond, VA.

5 May 1864 he was wounded again at Wilderness, VA. 21 February 1865 he transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps.

Buried on his own property just across the Cleveland County line in Burke County, Private Norman's grave is now
part of the South Mountain State Park. May he rest in peace
. Contact another researcher...

 

NORMAN, Robert H

 

PEELER, Alfred G

 

POPE, Lafayette

 

PREWIT, Joseph

 

PREWITT, Peter

PRICE, James T, died July 1862 in Raleigh, NC

RANDALL, Caleb

SEAGLE, William S

SELF, Anderson

SELF, Isaac Rooker Contact another researcher...

SELF, Jacob Rucker Contact another researcher...

SELF, Robert

SELF, Rufus Lee Contact another researcher...
Private Self was wounded in the hand at Gettysburg on July
3rd, 1863, returned to duty then captured at or near Sutherland's Station
April 2,1865. He was confined at Point Lookout, MD until his release June 6,1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

SELF, William J

SHUFORD, Daniel Franklin

SHUFORD, Henry P

SHUFORD, Peter M

SMITH, John

STAMEY, James P

SWINK, John

SWINK, N William

SWOFFORD, Robert, wounded at Gettysburg, PA

TALLENT, Aaron

TALLENT, Jesse E

TURNER, David W, died August 2 1863 at Chester PA.

TURNER, James, died March 5 1863 in Petersburg, VA Contact another researcher...

WALKER, James P

WARLICK, David P.

WARLICK, Noah B

WHITE, George

WILLIAMS, Andrew P

WILLIAMS, William Thomas

WILLIS, Henry J

WILLIS, Jacob B

WILLIS, James

WILLIS, John Y

WILLIS, Robert H

WILLIS, Samuel O

WILLIS, Soloman

WILLIS, Thomas

WISE, Levi

WORTMAN, Major

WORTMAN, William Samuel

WRIGHT, Silas M

YOUNG, Samuel

WORTMAN, Major, descendant Brenda Dobbs has visited her Uncle's grave in the Old Ham Cook Cemetery near Casar, Cleveland County, NC. She indicates he has a Confederate marker. Major enlisted at the age of 18, on 19 April 1862, and died of disease in Raleigh on 8 June 1862.


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