Mix-up in Confederate Records Discovered

Renowned Civil War Author Wade Sokolosky delivered the program at the June meeting. In compiling research for his upcoming book on the Battle of Wise Forks, Sokolosky discovered an oddity in the Confederate Service Records. Soldiers who were wounded near Kinston were reported as having been immediately sent to the Confederate General Hospital at Greensboro, and then sent on a day or two later to the Confederate General Hospital at Raleigh. It would seem that a wounded soldier would be sent to the closest hospital, not by-passing several hospitals along the way. Even if this occurred, why would all of the soldiers have been sent way out to Greensboro?

Sokolosky has proven that an error does exist in the Confederate Records in the National Archives File. He has proven through several sources that a Confederate General Hospital did exist at Goldsboro, even though the National Archives shows no Hospital at Goldsboro. City of Goldsboro records and historical markers identify the location of the Hospital. Sokolosky also uncovered a diary of a nurse who worked in the Hospital. In short, the Confederate General Hospital was at Goldsboro and on March 11, 1865 due to the advancing Federals, the Hospital was move to Greensboro. Unfortunately the same register was used and there was no notation of the move in the Confederate Records. The National Archive workers made an understandable error in recording all of the activities of this Hospital was at Greensboro. The Hospital Register they received did come from Greensboro. The hospital actually opened in Greensboro on March 19, 1865. An entry in the nurse’s diary provides proof of these dates.

Hopefully upcoming addendums to the North Carolina Roster of Troops will correct the location where the soldiers were treated. If your ancestor is reported as having died at Greensboro, you may want to search around Goldsboro for his grave.

41st North Carolina Regiment, Company D

Highland Rangers
41st North Carolina, Company D
a.k.a. 3rd North Carolina Cavalry, Company D

Mustered in Confederate Service near Goldsboro on April 16, 1862

Brooks, Thomas J.
Murchison, Alexander

Buhmann, Gustavus W.
McNeill, James M.
McNeill, William M.
Ray, John K.
White, James M.

Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates
Adams, James D.
Adams, John E.
Alston, Gideon Philip
Andrews, W. D.
Atkins, John Hector
Avent, Glover
Barham, William H.
Blackman, Lovard
Blackman, William C.
Branson, Daniel B.
Brooks, Angus P.
Brooks, George Washington
Brooks, William M.
Bryan, Benjamin R.
Buckner, Henry E.
Buckner, Jesse J.
Buie, Neil McN.
Buie, William James
Burns, Adolphus J.
Burns, Robert Marsh
Byrd, Henry R.
Byrd, Robert J.
Cameron, Hugh D.
Campbell, Francis W.
Clark, James A.
Clark, John A.
Clegg, Benjamin F.
Clegg, Isaac H.
Coor, Hopton H.
Crow, Robert B.
Darroch, Angus
Darroch, Daniel
Decay, George W.
Dorsett, Orren M.
Dowd, Albert G.
Dowd, Thomas C.
Duke, Henry M.
Duke, John W.
Duke, Robert A.
Easom, William
Emerson, Robert J.
Emerson, Thomas A.
Foster, Nathaniel
Fox, Andrew J.
Green, John W.
Hackney, William
Hackney, William Perry
Hall, Felix
Harrington, James K. P.
Harris, John W.
Harris, Noah R.
Haywood, William R.
Headen, John Q.
Hemingway, Isaac W.
Hendrick, Alondo
Hines, William T.
Hodges, John H.
Holliday, William Brown
Johnson, Evander McN.
Johnson, John W.
Johnson, Thomas C.
Johnson, William F.
Johnson, William H.
Johnson, William W.
Jolly, Payton
Jones, William
Kelly, Daniel S.
Kelly, Neill A.
Kennedy, Robert J.
King, William Rufus
Lane, Thomas B.
Leslie, John W.
Leslie, Thomas A.
Lutterloh, Thomas Charles
Marsh, Daniel Henry
Marsh, James G.
Marsh, William F.
McArtan, John
McCowan, Thomas
McDonald, Kenneth A.
McDougald, Gilbert
McDuffie, Alexander
McDuffie, John
McDuffie, Peter A.
McKay, Archibald D.
McKay, John A.
McLauchlin, Archibald N.
McLean, Hugh
McLeod, Alexander
McNeill, Alexander D.
McPherson, James D.
McPherson, John L.
McPherson, Martin
McPherson, Murdock
McRae, Daniel
McRae, John
McRae, Phillip
McRay, Archibald
Mills, Seth A.
Monroe, Gilbert
Morrison, Duncan
Morrison, Malcom
Mundin, John
Palmer, Alexander W.
Palmer, Hamby H.
Parker, John H.
Parks, William G.
Parrish, Putney
Pattishall, Pleasant M.
Peacock, John B.
Pearce, Oliver W.
Penny, David
Phillip, Thomas
Priest, Christopher A.
Priest, John
Priest, Owen
Ray, William D.
Record, Adam M.
Rodgers, George N.
Ryals, Richard H.
Sanders, Edward
Sanders, Edwin S.
Sexton, James A.
Smith, Alexander
Smith, Duncan G.
Smith, Farquhard Campbell
Smith, F. Rice
Smith, Henry H.
Smith, John G.
Smith, Walter Douglas
Smith, Walter J.
Smith, William
Smith, William R.
Snow, Frank O.
Stallings, Elias J.
Stephenson, John M.
Turner, Haderezer B.
Tysor, Joseph C.
Vestal, John A.
Wade, Allen A.
Waterbury, William M.
Watson, James E. Sr.
White, Davis S.
Whitley, Rufus D.
Williams, Isaac D.