Contributed by: Diane Siniard
James Teachey Rivenbark Name: James T Rivenbark Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina Occupation: Student Enlistment Date: 28 August 1861 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 140 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 August 1861 at the age of 18 Enlisted in Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 28 August 1861. POW on 23 July 1863 at Front Royal, VA Confined on 31 July 1863 at Point Lookout, MD Joined USA on 23 February 1864 at Point Lookout, MD (Assigned to Co F 1st Inf RA) Took Oath of Allegiance on 23 February 1864 at Point Lookout, MD Private Co E 30th Regiment 2nd Corp CSA captured at Fort Royal, Virginia in July 1863. In early 1864 he enlisted in the Union Army Co F 1st Volunteers for 3 years to get out of prison. James T. Rivenbark (First_Last) Regiment Name 30 North Carolina Infantry Side Confederate Company E Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Corpl. Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 33 30th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, 1861. The men were raised in the following counties: Sampson, Warren, Brunswick, Wake, Nash, Granville, Duplin, Edgecombe, Moore, and Mecklenburg. It served in the Department of North Carolina, then was assigned to General G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 30th saw action from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was involved in the Appomattox operations. The unit reported 30 killed and 137 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, lost thirty-six percent of the 250 in the Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg. It sustained 125 casualties at Chancellorsville, lost sixteen percent of the 278 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 3 killed and 42 wounded on the Rappahannock River. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 6 officers and 147 men. The field officers wre Colonel Francis M. Parker; Lieutenant Colonels Walter Draughan, James T. Kell, and William W. Sillers; and Major James C. Holmes.