William N Brinson

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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   
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. 

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