8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves

Historical Notes:
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. Officers:
  • Almond A. McKoy.
  • Assignments:
  • Kinston
  • Fort Fisher
  • Battles:
  • The Kautz-Wilson Raid
  • Kinston
  • Fort Fisher
  • Rosters:
    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
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