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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2009 05:25 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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I'm going to check into this more, but it does appear to be an error. Possibly the author confused the NC 3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry with the NC 3rd Regiment Infantry (which was colored troops). If so, then the date of formation is incorrect as well.

3rd Regiment Mounted Infantry

Organized at Knoxville, Tenn., June, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, August, 1865.
SERVICE.-- Scout and patrol duty about Knoxville, Tenn., and in East Tennessee until December, 1864. Scout from Morristown, Tenn., into North Carolina June 13-July 15, 1864. Camp Vance June 28. Russellville, Tenn., October 28. Big Pigeon River November 5-6. Moved to Paint Rock December 7. Expedition into Western North Carolina March 21-April 25, 1865. Moved to Boone, N. C., April 6, and to Asheville, N. C., April 27-30. Duty in North Carolina and East Tennessee until August, 1865. Mustered out August 8, 1865.

3rd Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Norfolk, Va., January 30, 1864. Attached to District of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. (A Detachment transferred with African Brigade from Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina to Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, July 29-August 9, 1863, and engaged in operations on Folly and Morris Islands against Fort Sumpter and Charleston, S.C., until December, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed 37th United States Colored Troops February 8, 1864.

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