The 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves was organized as the 3rd Battalion, North CarolinaSenior Reserves, with three companies at Goldsboro on 31 May 1864. It was increased to a regiment and designated as the 78th Infantry Regiment (8th Senior Reserves) in early 1865.
Almond A. McKoy.
The Kautz-Wilson Raid
The roster of this unit contains the names of 874 men.
Captain Henry Broadhurst's Company - many men from Duplin County
Captain William H Bryan's Company - many men from Sampson County
Captain David Callihan's Company - many men from Bladen County and Columbus County
Captain John Daniel's Company - many men from Johnston County
Captain James M Garner's Company - many men from Wayne County
Captain Benjamin J Jacob's Company - many men from New Hanover County
Captain W J Kelly's Company - many men from Cumberland County
Captain Nathaniel McLean's Company - many men from Robeson County and Richmond County
Captain Isaac William's Company - many men fromHarnett County
Captain Neill McNeill's Company - many men fromHarnett County, Cumberland County, Richmond County, Robeson County, Bladen County, Columbus County, New Hanover County, and Brunswick County