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Name: William N Brinson Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina Enlistment Date: 06 April 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 150 150 Service Record: Hospitalized at David`s Island, NY Harbor Paroled at David`s Island, NY Harbor Enlisted as a Private on 06 April 1862 Enlisted in Company A, 43rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 06 April 1862. Company 1st C, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 18 November 1862 Wounded on 03 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA POW on 05 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA Transferred on 16 September 1863 at City Point, VA Returned on 30 January 1864 (Estimated day) Surrendered Company A, 43rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA William N. Brinson (First_Last) Regiment Name 43 North Carolina Infantry Side Confederate Company A Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 5 43rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 43rd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in March, 1862. Its members were from counties in Mecklenburg, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, Warren, and Anson. During the war the 43rd was assigned to General Daniel's, Hoke's, and Grimes' Brigade. It fought in the Seven Days' Battles and saw action at Goldsboro, Gettysburg, Plymouth, Drewry's Bluff, and Cold Harbor. The regiment was then involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign. It was organized with 1,066 officers and men, lost twenty-six percent of the 572 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 4 killed and 13 wounded at Plymouth. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 9 officers and 164 men. The field officers were Colonel Thomas S. Kenan, Lieutenant Colonel William G. Lewis, and Major Walter J. Boggan.