Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Historical Sketches Seventh North Carolina Troops 1861-65



for any of your readers in the Cabarrus County area, the book Historical Sketches Seventh North Carolina Troops 1861 -65 originally published in 1893 by Captain James Sidney Harris, Company B, has been republished and it is available at Amazon.com.

Captain Harris says in his note to the reader,

"From the time of entering the Confederate service in June 1861 to the close of the war in April, "1865 I made daily memorandum sketches of the location, marches, and battles in which my command, Seventh Regiment North Carolina troops took part.  These notes were embodied in letters to my father with request to preserve.

Recently I concluded for my own benefit, and also at the request of quite a number of surviving members of the regiment, and others interested in war history, to write them out in connected form, as an aid to memory in recalling the stirring events of the Sixties, now rapidly fading from minds of those who were actors in the historic struggle for Southern Independence.  With this end in view, the following sketches, touching the history of the gallant "Old Seventh," have been given to the public.
J. S. Harris    May 1893."

"Young's company" composed mainly of Cabarrus men was organized in Allison's Grove, Concord, N. C. on Monday, July 8th, 1861, a volunteer company (infantry).

The book is especially interesting to me as it includes so many details of daily camp life of men in the war.  The Seventh Regiment's chain of command for most of the War was  Branch's/ Lane's Brigade,  A. P. Hill,  Jackson, and Lee.


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