Contributed by: Jason Bordeaux
Peter William McBride was the son of Matthew McBride and Sarah West McBride of Bladen County. Private Peter William McBride is a Confederate Home Guard veteran who reported to active duty on several occasions and was later honorably discharged. Pvt. McBride served in the 55th Regiment, North Carolina Militia on 2 separate occasions in 1862 and 1863. He received a discharge on both occasions. Pvt McBride served in Company B, 20th Batallion Home Guards in 1864. He was also discharged from this unit. He finally served in the 8th Regiment in Major Whitfields Batallion in late 1864. Pvt McBride was buried in the Shaw/McBride/West Cemetery on Jack Richardson road near Ammon. His grave was never marked. Jason Bordeaux and Layton Dowless placed a marker for him on June 14, 2008. The documents attached are scans of originals from the "McBride box".