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Re: 4th NC Cavalry (59th NCST), Co. B, Caswell Co.
Posted by: Neil Raiford (ID *****4669) Date: September 06, 2008 at 13:50:12
In Reply to: Re: 4th NC Cavalry (59th NCST), Co. B, Caswell Co. by dee reynolds of 1367

You are welcome. Since my reply to you the book has been published. Here is the info from my publisher's website (; it is also available from

The 4th North Carolina Cavalry in the Civil War
A History and Roster
Neil Hunter Raiford

ISBN 978-0-7864-2956-1
photos, maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
302pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2006 [2003]

In April 1862, the Civil War was entering its second year and North Carolina was rallying to supply more troops for the Confederacy. The Partisan Ranger Act, passed by the Confederate Congress on April 21, prompted local leaders to recruit companies of irregular soldiers for service in the Confederate Army. Seven such companies were banded together into a regiment to form the 4th North Carolina Cavalry: a true cross-section of North Carolina, it contained soldiers from the largest urban areas and smallest rural areas from fifteen counties.

This history of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry is based largely on primary source material—the official records, letters, diaries and recollections of the soldiers. The 4th North Carolina saw action in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was a part of General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The roster comprises a large part of the book and provides biographical, genealogical and military information about each soldier.

About the Author
Neil Hunter Raiford has written multiple books on military history. He lives in Brownsboro, Alabama.

Award Winner
Winner, Willie Parker Peace Award—North Carolina Society of Historians.


“A labor of love...valuable”—The Civil War News

“Interesting”—The Civil War Courier

“In-depth”—Midwest Book Review.

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