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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2009 03:26 pm
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In the Davis Tillson biography  , it mentions his involvement with the 3rd NC Mounted Infantry which is described as a regiment of former slaves that performed scout and patrol duties.  Since the 3rd NC was a white regiment, I am trying to figure this out.  Was there also a colored 3rd NC that later changed it's name?  Or is the wrong name listed in the bio?  I need help because this ended up on a NC Civil War Trails marker and we are trying to correct.  Thanks

Here the link to the bio

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/Biographies/BiosDavisTillson.htm

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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2009 03:35 pm
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Welcome to the board. The correct Url is http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/Biographies/BiosDavisTillson.htm .

A trivia player wrote most of the bios for us and I believe he's overseas at the moment. I'll do some research and see what I can find.

Edit: I must be missing something :shock: The URL on these 2 posts looks identical, but I get Page Not Found on link in previous post, but the one in this post works. Strange.



 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2009 04:25 pm
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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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For the context of the marker we are working on, the 3rd Mounted would be correct as they came into western North Carolina. So maybe the author had the correct Infantry name, but described them incorrectly. However, it doesn't look like Tillson organized the 3rd Mounted, so that would be incorrect as well. I am still wondering if there is another African Descent group organized by Tillson besides the 1st?



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