James C. Oates

Contributed by: Le Bateman

Name: James C Oates ,   
Enlistment Date: 24 June 1861 
Side Served: Confederacy  
State Served: North Carolina  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 June 1861
Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 24 June 1861.
Mustered out Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 12 November 1861 

Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; 
Enlistment date: 24 June 1861..

James C. Oates (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 1 North Carolina Infantry. (6 Months, 1861.) 
Side Confederate  
Company  B  
Soldier's Rank_In  Private  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 29 

1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (6 months, 1861) 

1st Infantry Regiment, usually known as the Bethel Regiment, was organized at Raleigh, 
North Carolina, in May, 1861, and immediately moved to Virginia. Its members were from 
the counties of Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, Orange, Buncombe, Cumberland, Burke, Guilford, 
and Lincoln. The unit fought at Big Bethel with about 800 men, then served in the Army of the 
Peninsula near Yorktown. Two companies from Bertie and Chowan Counties joined the 
regiment which increased its strength to more than 1,200. On November 12, 1861, the unit 
disbanded and returned to North Carolina. Many of the men transferred to the 11th North 
Carolina Regiment. The field officers were Colonels Daniel H. Hill and Charles C. Lee, 
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Starr, and Majors Robert F. Hoke and James H. Lane. 

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