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051 NOR NCC. North Carolina Historical Review.

  • “The Road to Gettysburg: The Diary and Letters of Leonidas Torrence of the Gaston Guards” by Leonidas Torrence (Ed. by Haskell Monroe). North Carolina Historical Review. Vol. 36 (1959). Pgs. 476 – 517.
    Letters from Leonidas Torrence, a member of the “Gaston Guards”, Co. H., 23rd North Carolina Regiment. This regiment was previously Co. H., 13th North Carolina Regiment.

929.1 ESW NCC. Eswau Huppeday.

  • “Bounty Payments for Co. M, 16th Regiment – Gaston Co.” Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 14, No. 3 (August 1994). Pgs. 181 – 190.
    Includes payroll lists, letters, etc. of Gaston County Confederate soldiers.
  • “Co. B, 28th Regiment Miscellaneous Records ‘The Gaston Invincibles’ ”. Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 24, No. 1 (February 2004). Pgs. 34 – 46.
    Includes discharge letters and bounty records.
  • “Confederate Record of S. S. Guardmen from the Gastonia Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.” Eswau Huppeday.
    Split between four issues:
    • Vol. 15, No. 3 (August 1995). Pgs. 161 – 170.
    • Vol. 15, No. 4 (November 1995). Pgs. 223 – 235.
    • Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 1996). Pgs. 18 – 24.
    • Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 1996). Pgs. 79 – 84.
    These all include records of questions answered by former Confederate soldiers from Gaston and Lincoln County.
  • “Gaston County Pension Letters” by Heather Wright Robbins. Eswau Huppeday.
    Split between two issues:
    • Vol. 27, No. 3 (August 2007). Pgs. 140 – 151.
    • Vol. 27, No. 4 (November 2007). Pgs. 207 – 220.
    Articles include an index of names and several reproductions of letters related to pensions for Confederate soldiers from Gaston County.
  • “Lincoln County Civil War Pensioners 1885 – 1901” by Virginia Graham DePriest. Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 4, No. 4 (November 1984). Pgs. 275 – 281.
    Alphabetical list of names.
  • “Lincoln County Pension Letters” by Heather Wright Robbins. Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 28, No. 3 (August 2008). Pgs. 119 – 132.
    Articles include an index of names and several reproductions of letters related to pensions for Confederate soldiers from Lincoln County.
  • “North Carolina Soldiers 1861 – 1865: Where Did They Come From?” Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2009). Pgs. 149 – 171.
    List of regiments, companies, and nicknames of regiments.
  • Two articles that list soldiers who received artificial limbs from the state of North Carolina after the war:
    • “Maimed Confederate Veterans.” Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 9, No. 4 (November 1989). Pg. 253.
    • “Update to ‘Maimed Confederate Veterans’” by Kenneth Spears. Eswau Huppeday. Vol. 10, No. 2 (May 1990). Pgs. 93 – 94.

929.1 FOO NCC. Footprints in Time.

  • “Appomattox, April 12, 1865” by Len Blemmer. Footprints in Time. (June 2009). Pgs. 59 – 61.
    Twenty three members of the “Gaston Rangers”, Co. H., 49th North Carolina Regiment, paroled at Appomattox.


The Gaston Gazette [Microfilm]. Available at the Reference Desk of the Gastonia Main Library.


  • 362.86 WEG NCC. Phantom Pain: North Carolina’s Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans.
    This volume includes maimed veterans listed in the Eswau Huppeday articles, as well as soldiers throughout North Carolina.
  • 975.6 CAR. Gaston County, North Carolina, in the Civil War, by Robert C. Carpenter. Includes Gaston County Tax List of 1863.
  • 973.7 BLA NCC. Black Southerners in Gray.
    Includes the essay “Black Confederates in Lincoln County, North Carolina” by Rudolph Young.
  • 973.7 HAR NC. Remembering North Carolina’s Confederates by Michael C. Hardy.
    Includes photographs of veterans and monuments in the Piedmont, including Gaston County.
  • 973.7 HAR NCC. The Thirty-Seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia by Michael C. Hardy.
    Includes information about the “Gaston Blues”, Co. H., 37th North Carolina Regiment.
  • 973.7025 LES NCC. Lest We Forget! A Civil War Roster for Lincoln County, North Carolina.
  • 973.781 LIN NCC. Letters of a Gaston Ranger by James Wellington Lineberger (Ed. by Hugh Douglas Pitts).
    Includes personal letters by 2nd Lt. James Wellington Lineberger of the “Gaston Rangers”, Co. H., 49th North Carolina Regiment.

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Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Finding Civil War Soldiers: Gaston and Lincoln Counties
Revised: 11 July 2023

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