The North Carolina 3rd Regiment Junior Reserves was formed in January, 1865, by consolidating the 4th, 7th, and 8th Junior Reserves Battalions. These battalions contained men between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and had participated in the defense of Fort Fisher. They were drawn from the counties of Guilford, Alamance, Forsyth, Stokes, Person, New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Catawba, Iredell, Rowan, Burke, Caldwell, Cumberland, Robeson, Richmond, and Rockingham. The regiment served in the Kinston area, then moved to Smithfield. Later it was saw action at Bentonville , and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
Colonel John W. Hinsdale, Lieutenant Colonel William F. French, and Major A.B. Ellington
Attached to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia,
assigned General L.S. Baker's Brigade, Battles:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 577 men.
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