44th Regiment North Carolina Troops

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Soldier's Notes


1st Lieutenant Nathan Byrd Hilliard and Private Edmund Phillips of Chatham County, North Carolina served in Company E (The Turtle Paws). Nathan Hilliad's sister Leovenia (Lovey) married Edmund Phillips after the war.

Private William H. Strum, a farmer from Granville County, North Carolina, age 29, enlisted on 25 February 1862 and was enrolled in Company A, 44th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on 03 April 1862. He mustered out on 17 February 1865.

Private Cullen Smith, Company I, was 39 years old when he enlisted on 27 January 1862. He was from Pitt County, North Carolina. He was mustered out on 14 October 1863 at Bristoe Station, Virginia.

Private William P. Cauble Co F (Trojan Regulators), enlisted 25 March 1862, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina into Company I "Stanly Rebels", 52nd NC Infantry Regiment Mustered in 28 April 1862 at Camp Mangum, Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina. Mustered out of Company I, 52nd North Carolina and transferred to Company F "Trojan Regulators", 44th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on 15 October 1862. Many of the men of Company F were from Troy, Montgomery County, thus then name "Trojan Regulators". Troy, Montgomery County, was an adjoining county and town to Albemarle, Stanly County. Private Cauble was severely wounded in the Battle of The Wilderness. The 44th had sustained heavy losses at The Wilderness. He was sent to Winder #5 Confederate Hospital in Richmond where he died of wounds on 30 Jul 1864 and is buried in the Confederate Section of the Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia in Section V, Lot 682. Private Cauble is the brother of Private Franklin Cauble of Company F, 42nd North Carolina who was captured at Cold Harbor on 3 Jun 1864, taken to Point Lookout, Maryland prison, transferred 12 July 1864 to Elmira Prison, Elmira, New York and there died of dysentery on 28 October 1864. Private Franklin Cauble was mistakenly buried under the name Private Franklin Cooper who also happened to be in Company F, 42nd North Carolina and was captured the time as Private Franklin Cauble. To this day, Franklin Cauble's grave stone says Private Franklin Cooper in the Confederate section of Woodlawn National Cemetery, plot #718, Elmira, New York. The Veterans Administration has resisted all attempts to correct this grievous error and has denied requests for the correct grave marker. Private Franklin Cooper lived through Elmira conditions, was paroled and released to return to Stanly County. Later in life, he made application for pension, received the pension and soon died. He is buried in the Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Aquadale, Stanly County. Private William P. Cauble and Private Franklin Cauble were the only two sons of Joseph Cauble and Nancy Hudson Cauble of Stanly County. How tragic to have lost their only two sons.

Private Edward T.R. Livingston, Company H, of Montgomery County was captured October 14, 1863 at Bristol Station, Virginia.

Corporal Nelson Riley Parson, Company I, was born in 1832 at Craven, North Carolona and enlisted on January 27, 1862 in the 44th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He was grievously wounded in the thigh on August 18,1864 at the 2nd battle of Weldon Rail Road in Virginia, a battle that lasted 4 days. He was captured and sent to a Yankee hospital where his leg was eventually amputated. He succumbed to his wound, finally on October 24, 1864. Nelson Parson was married and had 5 children, one of whom was born posthumously.

Private Edmond Phillips, Comapny E, enlisted April 11, 1862, surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia and was paroled the smae day.

2nd Lieutenant George S.P. Coble, Company G, was captured at North Anna Bridge in 1863 and ended up as one of the Immortal 600 with Lt. Col Hargrove.  George Coble’s younger brother, David, served until Appomattox. 




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