Henry D Rivenbark

Contributed by: Diane Siniard

Name: Henry D Rivenbark 
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina 
Enlistment Date: 14 July 1862 
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: North Carolina 
Unit Numbers: 168 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 July 1862 at the age of 33 Enlisted in 
Company G, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 14 July 1862. On rolls on 15 
November 1862 Hospitalized on 16 February 1863 at Wilmington, NC (With pneumonia) 
Returned on 13 March 1863 On rolls on 15 May 1863 POW on 26 August 1863 at Morris 
Island, SC Confined on 01 September 1863 at Hilton Head, SC Transferred on 22 
September 1863 at Fort Columbus, NY Confined on 26 September 1863 at Point 
Lookout, MD Paroled on 24 February 1865 at Point Lookout, MD Received on 25 
February 1865 at Boulware`s Wharf, VA (For exchange, no further record) Private Co 
G 61st Reg Infantry Confederate States Army. Enlisted July 17, 1862 Duplin CO, NC 
Captured April 26, 1863 in Morris Island, SC Confined Fort Delaware, Del. Exchanged 
February 24, 1865 

Regiment Name 61 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate Company G 
Soldier`s Rank_In Pvt. 
Soldier`s Rank_Out Pvt. 
Alternate Name 
Film Number M230 roll 33 


61st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 61st Infantry Regiment was organized at Wilmington, 
North Carolina, in August, 1862. Men of this unit were recruited in the counties of Sampson, 
New Hanover, Beaufort, Craven, Chatham, Lenoir, Wilson, Martin, Ashe, Alleghany, and 
Jones. Assigned to General Clingman`s Brigade, it marched to the Kinston area and saw 
its first action. The unit was then sent to Charleston, served on James, Morris, and 
Sullivan`s Islands, and took an active part in the fight at Battery Wagner. Later it was 
ordered to Virginia and here fought at Drewy`s Bluff and Cold Harbor, then endured the 
hardships of the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River. Returning to North 
Carolina, the 61st was prominent in the Battle of Bentonville. While in the Charleston area, 
July 10 to September 6, 1863, the regiment lost 6 killed, 35 wounded, and 76 missing and 
in September totalled 331 men. Few surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April, 1865. 
The field officers were Colonels William S. Davane and James D. Radcliffe, Lieutenant 
Colonel Edward Mallett, and Major Henry Harding. 

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