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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 Notes Film Number M230 roll 33 CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS 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.