Source:51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Source 51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (Civil War)
Author Oxendine, Joan
Place North Carolina, United States
Year range 1861 - 1865
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Organization and roster of Company F: also called the "Ashpole True Boys."

This company, know as the "Ashpole True Boys", was raised in Robeson County and enlisted at Lumberton on March 10, 1862. It was mustered into state service at Wilmington on April 21, 1862, and assigned to the 51st Regiment N.C. Troops as Company F. After joining the regiment the company functioned as a part of the regiment, and its history for the remainder of the war is reported as a part of the regimental history.

The information contained in the following roster was compiled primarily from a company muster-in and descriptive roll dated April 21, 1862, and from company muster rolls dated March 10, 1862-December 31, 1864. No company muster rolls were located for the period after December 31, 1864. Valuable information was obtained from primary records such as the North Carolina adjutant general's Roll of Honor, discharge certificates, medical records, prisoner of war records, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, militia records, newspaper casualty lists and obituaries, Confederate pension applications filed with the state of North Carolina, and the 1860 federal census of North Carolina. Secondary sources such as postwar rosters and histories, cemetery records, the Confederate Veteran, published genealogies, and records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy also provided useful information.