John Christopher Brinson

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Jerome B. Brinson (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 31 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate 
Company K 
Soldier`s Rank_In Private 
Soldier`s Rank_Out Private 
Alternate Name 
Film Number M230 roll 5 

31st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 31st Infantry Regiment, organized at Wilmington, 
North Carolina, in September, 1861, contained men from Anson, Edgecombe, Brunswick, 
Beaufort, Craven, and Harnett counties. Stationed at Roanoke Island, the unit was 
captured in February, 1862. After being exchanged, it was assigned to General 
Clingman`s Brigade and remained under his command for the duration of the war. The 
31st fought at White Hall, then moved to the Charleston area where it was engaged in 
various conflicts including the fight at Battery Wagner. Ordered north it took an active 
part in the battles at Drewry`s Bluff and Cold Harbor, and later endured the hardships 
of the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River. In 1865 it fought its last 
battle at Bentonville. The unit had 456 effectives at Roanoke Island and lost 7 killed, 
31 wounded, and 1 missing defending Battery Wagner on July 18, 1863. Few surrendered 
with the Army of Tennessee. Its commanders were Colonel John V. Jordan; Lieutenant 
Colonels Daniel G. Fowle, Charles W. Knight, and Edward R. Liles; and Majors John 
A.D. McKay and Jesse J. Yeates. 

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