The North Carolina 2nd Regiment Junior Reserves was formed in December, 1864, by consolidating the just organized 2nd and 5th Junior Reserves Battalions. The men were between the ages of fifteen and eighteen and were from the counties of Wayne, Duplin, Rowan, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, Rutherford, Cabarrus, Union, Greene, Lenior, Beaufort, Hude, and Tyrrell. It served in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia and was active in the New Bern area. Later the unit was assigned to L.S. Baker in the Army of Tennessee and saw action in the Battle of Bentonville . It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865.
Colonel John H. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel William F. Beasley, and Major Nathaniel A. Gregory.
Department of North Carolina.
L. S. Baker’s Brigade
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1075 men.
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