|The Shelton Massacre
Massacre was discussed by Mr. Slagle as well as the Battles of Asheville
and Stoneman's Raid.
In June 1864 the
Third NC Mounted Infantry was formed in Eastern Tennessee. This Union
outfit attracted men from TN, NC, KY and GA. This made up the second of
the two Union Regiments in the South. The other being the Second
NC Mounted Infantry.
but certainly not unique, Mr. Slagle had ancestors on both sides of the
battles, but fortunately, even though the opposing units they belonged
to did engage in battle, Mr. Slagle's ancestor's were not with their units
at the time. They were prisoners of war at the time
Confederate WNC Civil War Units
Cavalry Battalion--consolidated with 7th Cavalry Battalion
Cavalry Regiment --Also called 65th Regiment. Organized from
the 5th and 7th Cavalry
Cavalry Battalion --consolidated with 5th Cavalry Battalion
Cavalry Battalion -- Organized from Woodfin's Cavalry Battalion
and others. Consolidated with other companies and called 7th Cavalry
Cavalry Battalion --
organized with three companies in September
1863. Consolidated with other companies and called 14th Cavalry Battalion
(David T. Millard's) Infantry Battalion, Junior Reserves -- Also
called 1st Infantry Battalion, Junior Reserves. Also called 9th Infantry
Battalion Junior Reserves.
North Carolina Union Civil War Units
Mounted Mounted Infantry
Civil War Service Records
|For Union Service
or Pension records and Confederate Service Records, request NATF form 80
(one form for each type record) from National Archives and Records Administration,
Attn:NWDT1, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20408-001.
E-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pension Records of men (and widows) that lived in NC after the War, write
to North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives
and History, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Phone (919) 733-3952.
READING LIST OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO WNC
Wade. The Kingdom of Madison. 1973
is Madison County.
Angus. From These Stones: Mars Hill College. The First Hundred Years.
Shaw. Victims: A True Story of the Civil War. 1981
(This book has
an excellent account of the Shelton Laurel Massacre)
Heritage - Volume 1.
G. The Civil War in North Carolina.
French Broad. 1974
Adventures of Daniel Ellis, The Union Guide.
H. Storm in the Mountains. 1982
|Moore, John W.
of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States.
Editor. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North
Carolina in the Great War. 1861-1865
Jordan (editor). North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster.
R. Bushwackers: The Civil War in the North Carolina Mountains.
|Sondley, F. A.
History of Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Carolina Veterans Census
of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina.
|Mills, Gary B.
Loyalists in the Civil War: The Southern Claims Commission.
|The Civil War
CD-ROM(contains The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official
Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, commonly called the "O.R.".
Guild Press of Indiana
and presented by Dan Slagle, OBCGS Oct. 17, 1998