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Posted by: Sam West (ID *****0721) Date: October 20, 2004 at 05:10:09
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In the year 1864 there were several companies of Senior Reserves, created here in southeastern North Carolina. One of those companies raised which was located primarily in New Hanover and Brunswick was under the leadership of Captain Benjamin Jacobs of New Hanover County.

The enrollments were mainly in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, however, from information given by these enlisted men, their places of birth was primarily from all of the lower Cape Fear River area.
Upon enlistment the men the enrolling officer with the following information: When born [usually Month and year, but some would give the actual date]; birth place; Height [feet and inches]; Complexion; color of hair and eyes; and occupation. The following is a list of those men which served in Captain Benjamin Jacobs Company of Senior Reserves:
Captain Benjamin J. Jacobs, - Alfred Alderman, Thomas Allen, William H. Applewhite, Simeon Barnes, James Batchlor, Charles F. Bell, Daniel J. Bordeaux, Richard L. Bordeaux, Charles W. Bradley, Hazel W. Burgwyn, Nathaniel Carter, William W. Chasteen, James L. Corbett, Phillip Cox, John B. Craig, Israel Dew, James H. Durham, Needham Farron, William R. Garriss, Charles Geyer, Joseph Gore, A. J. Grady, James Grant, Edward W. Grissett, Timothy Gurganeus, Mauger J. Hall, Henry W. Herring, James M. Hicks, Luke W. Hilburn, John F. Horrell, James E. Huffam, Jones H. Hughes, William W. Humphrey, Mitchel Jones, William Keith, John B. King, Amos Lee, Joseph J. Leslie, John F. Lezwyn, Edward T. Lucas, Thomas Mashburn, George W. Moore, James W. Murray, W. W. Murrell, Fred J. Padrick, Peter J. Padrick, William Padrick, Timothy Peterson, James H. Philyaw, Richard J. Player, Thomas W. Player, Hiram N. Polley, Hazel Potter, Hilliard Potter, Solomon Reaves, Henry Schulkey, George W. Smith, Legrand W. Smith, Boney Southerland, Thomas Spooner, John Taylor, S. H. Taylor, Edward R. Ward, James Ward, Silas Watkins, Watson Watkins, Wright Weaver, A. H. Westbrook, Elijah Williams, Henry B. Willits, Sylvanus F. Wilson, Owen K. Woodcock, and William E. Wright.

I usually make research trips to the Archives a couple of times during the month, and if anyone would like for me to retrieve copies of any of these, or any other Compiled Service Records of any North Carolina Soldier during the War Between the States, I can do so for a fee. For those interested e-mail me privately for a with a list of the names you are interested in. I will send you further details at that time, at no cost or obligation.

If I can help you let me know.

You may e-mail me at:


Thank you,

Sam West
Lumberton, NC 28358

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