Detachment of the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry – Part 2

In 1864 soldiers from the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry were ordered by Major-General Schofield to go on detachment to the 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry to make a raid against the enemy and to destroy railroad bridges. While on detachment these men were listed as deserters in the rolls of their regiment. This error was corrected by an act of Congress dated 26 March 1869 that ordered the Secretary of War to remove the charges of desertion or absent without leave from some of those soldiers. Those soldiers are listed in Part 1.

On 9 February 1870, an amendment to that act included the names of more soldiers who had been wrongfully listed as deserters.

Company A

George W. Biggs

Company C

John Brooks
Hiram B. Riddle

Company D

Henry R. Cook
William D. Sexton

Company E

George W. Hensley
William Loomy
James Holland
George Newton
Armstrong Harris

Company F

John L. Swaynegame
James L. Sentell
John E. Sentell
Thomas M. Stewart
William P. Kilpatrick
James L. Evans
William W. Hamlin
Robert F. Orr
John Kelly

Company H

Merritt R. Heatherly
Robert D. Walker
Lynch Young

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