Contributed by: Joshua Waller
Captain Croom's Company, North Carolina Local Defense, was known as the Kinston Guards or Kinston Provost Guard. The unit was formed from Greene and Lenoir Counties for local defense and special service, and for Provost duty in defense of Kinston, North Carolina. - DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER L., 2nd Lieutenant Born in Lenoir County where he resided before enlisting at age 41. Appears on a muster roll dated August 7, 1 863, and reported present through August 31, 1864.