William T Rivenbark

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Name: William T Rivenbark 
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina 
Occupation: Farmer 
Enlistment Date: 15 February 1862 
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: North Carolina 
Unit Numbers: 107
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 February 1862 Enlisted in Company B, 3rd 
Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 February 1862. Wounded on 08 May 1864 at 
Spotsylvania Court House, VA Returned on 15 December 1864 (Estimated day) 

William T. Rivenbark (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate 
Company B 
Soldier`s Rank_In Pvt. 
Soldier`s Rank_Out Pvt. 
Alternate Name 
Film Number M230 roll 33 


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. Ennett. 

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