James Teachey Rivenbark

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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   
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. 

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