John W. Grisham

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Name: John W Grisham ,   
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina  
Enlistment Date: 20 June 1861 
Side Served: Confederacy  
State Served: North Carolina  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 June 1861 at the age of 20
Enlisted in Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 20 June 1861.
Wounded on 29 June 1862
Transferred Company I, 1st Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 06 August 1864
Transferred in Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 06 August 1864. 

Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; 
Enlistment date: 20 June 1861.

John W. Grisham (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 1 North Carolina Cavalry. (9 State Troops.) 
Side Confederate  
Company  I  
Soldier's Rank_In  Private  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 15 

1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry 

9th Regiment Volunteers-1st Cavalry was organized at Camp Beauregard, Ridgeway, North 
Carolina, in August, 1861. Its companies were from the counties of Ashe, Northampton,
Mecklenburg, Watauga, Wayne, Warren, Cabarrus, Buncombe, Duplin, and Macon. Ordered 
to Virginia, the regiment was brigaded under Generals Hampton, L.S. Baker, James B. 
Gordon, and Barringer. It fought in many campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, 
including the battles at Frayser's Farm, Malvern Hill , Fairfax Court House, Sharpsburg, 
Stuart's raid into Pennsylvania, Hampton's raid to Dumfries, Brandy Station, Aldie, Upperville ,
Carlisle, Gettysburg, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Reams' Station, Hampton's 
Cattle Raid, and Five Forks . The 1st Cavalry had 407 effectives at Gettysburg and 8 at 
Appomattox. The field officers were Colonels Lawrence S. Baker, W.H. Cheek, James B. 
Gordon, Robert Ransom, Jr., and Thomas Ruffin; Lieutenant Colonels Rufus Barringer and 
William H.H. Cowles; and Majors Thomas N. Crumpler, George S. Dewey, Marcus D.L. 
McLeod, and John H. Whitaker. 

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