Jonathan Brinson

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Name: Jonathan Brinson , 
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina 
Occupation: Farmer 
Enlistment Date: 28 June 1861 
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: North Carolina 
Unit Numbers: 107 107 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 June 1861 at the age of 45 Enlisted in 
Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 28 June 1861.
Absent on 25 December 1861 (Sick)
Returned on 15 February 1862
Absent on 25 July 1862 (Sick)
Received a disability discharge Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 
February 1864 

Jonathan Brinson (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate  
Company  B  
Soldier's Rank_In  Private  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 5 

3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

3rd Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its organization at Garysburg, North Carolina, 
in May, 1861. The men were from Wilmington and the counties of Green, Duplin, Cumberland, 
Onslow, Bladen, New Hanover, and Beaufort. During July part of the regiment moved to 
Richmond, Virginia, then was joined by the remaining companies some weeks later. After 
serving in the Department of Northern Virginia and the Department of North Carolina, it was 
attached to General Ripley's, Colston's, Steuart's, and Cox's Brigade. The 3rd fought on many 
battlefields of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to 
the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox. It reported 46 casualties at 
Beaver Dam Creek , 80 at Malvern Hill, 253 at Sharpsburg, 3 at Fredericksburg, and 179 at 
Chancellorsville. The unit lost 4 killed and 10 wounded at Second Winchester, forty percent 
of the 548 engaged at Gettysburg , and 7 killed and 65 wounded during the Mine Run 
Campaign. It surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men in April, 1865. The field officers were 
Colonels William L. DeRosset, Gaston Meares, and Stephen D. Thruston; Lieutenant 
Colonels Robert H. Cowan, William M. Parsley, and Edward Savage; and Major William T. 

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