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James W. Strange Collection


A native of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, James William Strange (1818-1886) was appointed captain of Company D, 19th Regiment, North Carolina Troops (otherwise called 2d Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry), on June 21, 1861. After resigning his command of the company in March 1864, the following April Strange was elected captain of Company F, 2d Battalion, North Carolina Defense Troops.The two documents in this collection relate to the two companies under his command.

Title

James W. Strange Collection

Collection Number

PC.1894

Date(s)

1861 - 1865

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
2
l single sheet (front and back) muster roll; 2 five-sheet descriptive list (sheets separate from one another)
Abstract

A native of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, James William Strange (1818-1886) was appointed captain of Company D, 19th Regiment, North Carolina Troops (otherwise called 2d Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry), on June 21, 1861. After resigning his command of the company in March 1864, the following April Strange was elected captain of Company F, 2d Battalion, North Carolina Defense Troops.

The two documents in this collection relate to the two companies under his command.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Strange, James William, 1818-1886.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, September 28, 1999

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, June 24, 2002


James William Strange (July 16, 1818 - Dec. 22, 1886), a native of Fayetteville, was, at age 43, appointed captain of Company D, 19th Regiment , North Carolina Troops (otherwise called 2d Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry), on June 21, 1861. When, three years later, he was passed over and a more junior and less experienced captain was promoted to a vacant majority, Strange resigned his command of the company on March 17, 1864. He was elected captain of Company F, 2d Battalion, North Carolina Defense Troops, on April 26, 1864. During the closing months of the war, he and his company of cavalry were transferred to duty in that portion of eastern North Carolina ranging from Weldon to Wilmington.


James William Strange (July 16, 1818 - Dec. 22, 1886), a native of Fayetteville, was, at age 43, appointed captain of Company D, 19th Regiment , North Carolina Troops (otherwise called 2d Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry), on June 21, 1861. When, three years later, he was passed over and a more junior and less experienced captain was promoted to a vacant majority, Strange resigned his command of the company on March 17, 1864. He was elected captain of Company F, 2d Battalion, North Carolina Defense Troops, on April 26, 1864. During the closing months of the war, he and his company of cavalry were transferred to duty in that portion of eastern North Carolina ranging from Weldon to Wilmington.


[Identification of item], PC.1894, James W. Strange Collection, North Carolina State Archive, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Transferred to State Archives of North Carolina from Museum of the Cape Fear.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) at  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us


The two documents in this collection relate to the two companies under his command. (1) Muster and Pay Roll, Co. D, 19th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, from date of enlistment to October 31, 1861. Single sheet front and back. Roll reports names of members of the company, date and term of enlistment, remarks concerning dead and absent members of the company, date and term of enlistment, remarks concerning dead and absent members, and signatures of those receiving pay.

(2) Descriptive Roll of Company F, 2d North Carolina Battalion, [North Carolina Local Defense Troops], Ordered from Fayetteville and left there June 16, 1864, and arrived at Weldon June 21, 1864. 5 pages. Roll reports name and rank of cavalryman; age; color of eyes, hair, and complexion; height in feet and inches; birthplace; occupation; when and where enlisted and when and where last paid. Remarks column used chiefly to report on the status of several of the cavalrymen's mounts.


The two documents in this collection relate to the two companies under his command. (1) Muster and Pay Roll, Co. D, 19th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, from date of enlistment to October 31, 1861. Single sheet front and back. Roll reports names of members of the company, date and term of enlistment, remarks concerning dead and absent members of the company, date and term of enlistment, remarks concerning dead and absent members, and signatures of those receiving pay.

(2) Descriptive Roll of Company F, 2d North Carolina Battalion, [North Carolina Local Defense Troops], Ordered from Fayetteville and left there June 16, 1864, and arrived at Weldon June 21, 1864. 5 pages. Roll reports name and rank of cavalryman; age; color of eyes, hair, and complexion; height in feet and inches; birthplace; occupation; when and where enlisted and when and where last paid. Remarks column used chiefly to report on the status of several of the cavalrymen's mounts.


  • Strange, James William, 1818-1886.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Cavalry, 19th. Company
  • North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, 2nd.
  • Command of troops.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers.
  • Muster rolls.
  • Payrolls.
  • Personnel records.