Posted By:T Price
Subject:Re: 2nd Regiment, Rutherford, 1830
Post Date:December 03, 2010 at 08:18:53
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Thus, there were in existence at the same time, for example, a "2nd Regiment North Carolina Volunteers and a "2nd Regiment North Carolina State Troops," both of which were casually referred to as the "2nd North Carolina." The dual system of numbering proved to be a source of confusion, particularly among officials of the Confederate government in Richmond. A decision was reached to permit the "State Troops" regiments to retain their line numbers but to add 10 to the line numbers of the fourteen volunteer regiments. Thus the "2nd Regiment North Carolina Volunteers" became the "12th Regiment North Carolina Troops,"