5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2019 3:00 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery

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      Is there information on Company C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery at Fort Fisher, NC during Civil War and names of those who served?

        • Re: Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Margaret,

           

          Do you have any additional information pertaining to your relative. Name?

           

          Thanks

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery
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            Yes. My Great Grandfather was "George Mumford Doughty" Born Nov. 30, 1843 in Bath North Carolina. I have been doing Genealogy for 21 years and cannot get very far on this relative. I have been told that his father was “James Doughty” born Feb. 7, 1829 in Bath, NC but cannot find any info about him or his wife “Polly Cardon Doughty” It is not listed on any census pertaining to George. I did get some info that James was James Ryley and there were 3 additional siblings BUT one was born when James was 9 in 1834. If I reversed the date to 1843 he could have been born in Feb because George was born in November. They were supposedly served in the Civil War in Fort Fisher, NC and James died of Typhoid Fever in 1864. No cemetery, do death notice or obit can be found.  I have found this James in other ancestry records married to another so I am at a real loss and don’t know where to turn.

             

            Any leads or info will be greatly appreciated.

            Margaret Cross

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              • Re: Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery
                Elliot Schneider Pioneer

                Margaret,

                 

                I did find some NC Artillery records and I see a mand in Co C. 40th NCT Artillery here is how it reads listed in their book.

                 

                George M. Doughty (Private)

                 

                Enlisted in Beaufort County at age 17 October 1861, Transfered to Co. I of the 40th NC Artillery in 1863 present and accounted for until February 1865. There was also a Charles Doughty in the same unit he was with is this a brother.

                 

                Hope this helps a bit

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Elliot Schneider

                • Re: Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery
                  Elliot Schneider Pioneer

                  Margaret,

                   

                  Here is some information where he is buried :

                  Name: George M Doughty

                  Birth Date: 30 Nov 1843

                  Death Date: 14 Jul 1930

                  Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery

                  Burial or Cremation Place: Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, United States of America

                   

                  Marriage :

                   

                  Name: George M Doughty

                  Gender: Male

                  Race: White

                  Age: 26

                  Birth Year: abt 1851

                  Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1877

                  Marriage Place: Beaufort, North Carolina, USA

                  Spouse: Lois Elizabeth Foreman

                  Spouse Gender: Female

                  Spouse Race: White

                  Spouse Age: 18

                  Event Type: Marriage

                   

                  Found the 1900 census records and her children and George are listed in Washington Township of Beaufort County, North Carolina.

                   

                  When I get home I can submit electronically, or send me your email address.

                   

                  Thanks,

                   

                  Elliot Schneider

                • Re: Seeking records of Co C, 3rd Light Artillery Battery
                  Rebecca Collier Ranger

                  Dear Ms. Cross,

                   

                  Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

                   

                  We searched the National Archives Catalog and located series titled Record Books of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Offices of the Confederate Government that may contain North Carolina unit information and morning reports of Camp Fisher; Confederate Muster and Pay Rolls; and Carded Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate Organizations, 1903-1927 in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109). We also located a series titled Correspondence and Circulars of the Office of the Commissioner for Locating and Marking Confederate Graves in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that may include grave information for James Doughty. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

                   

                  For Confederate pension information, please contact the North Carolina State Archives.

                   

                  We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

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