1st Regiment
Field and Staff

SOLDIER'S NAME McChesney, Joseph M.
LAST RANK Colonel
DATE ENLISTED Transferred from 9th NJ Regt.
WHERE ENLISTED New Jersey
AGE AT ENLISTMENT No Age
COUNTY BORN Trenton, NJ
REMARKS
Joseph M. McChesney from Trenton, NJ, originally served as a captain in the 9th NJ Infantry and fought at Roanoke Island and New Bern in 1862. In 1863 he became first the lieutenant colonel and then the colonel of the 1st NC Union Volunteers. During the fall of 1864, he was arrested by Federal army authorities for the unnecessary destruction of property in Washington, NC. He was later exonerated and returned to active command. McChesney suffered a wound to his right knee at a skirmish at Washington, NC. He resigned May 13, 1865 and died of wound complications on August 14, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Eastman, Oscar
LAST RANK Lieutenant Colonel
DATE ENLISTED
WHERE ENLISTED No Location
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 23
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Captured at Plymouth, NC on Apr. 20, 1864; Paroled Dec. 10, 1864.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Potter , Edward E.
LAST RANK Lieutenant Colonel
DATE ENLISTED Oct. 1, 1862
WHERE ENLISTED No Location
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 37
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Promoted to Brigadier General on Nov. 29, 1863.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Strong, James H.
LAST RANK Lieutenant Colonel
DATE ENLISTED Feb. 20, 1863
WHERE ENLISTED New Bern, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT No Age
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Resigned and discharged May 12, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Cheney, John Adams
LAST RANK 1st Lieutenant / Adjutant
DATE ENLISTED Transferred from 25 MA Regt.
WHERE ENLISTED Worcester, MA
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 28
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Appointed June 10, 1863 from 25 MA Regt.; Dismissed July 6, 1864; Dishonorably discharged July 20, 1864.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Barnard, Virgil G.
LAST RANK 1st Lieutenant / Adjutant
DATE ENLISTED Transferred from Field & Staff, 2nd NC.
WHERE ENLISTED No Location
AGE AT ENLISTMENT No Age
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Transferred from Field & Staff, 2nd NC on Feb. 27, 1865; Resigned and discharged May 12, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Sulter, Julius C.
LAST RANK Surgeon
DATE ENLISTED Nov. 13, 1863
WHERE ENLISTED Washington, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 37
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Appointed Dec. 1, 1864; Mustered out with regiment on June 27, 1865 at New Bern, NC.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Babbitt, Robert A.
LAST RANK Assistant Surgeon
DATE ENLISTED Transferred into regiment
WHERE ENLISTED Hartford, Conn
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 23
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Died of disease at Beaufort, NC on Oct. 18, 1864.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Maynard, Dexter A.
LAST RANK Assistant Surgeon
DATE ENLISTED Dec. 9, 1863
WHERE ENLISTED New Bern, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 24
COUNTY BORN Harpersville, NY
REMARKS
Reenlisted as Veteran Volunteer; Appointed on May 29, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Menninger, Henry J.
LAST RANK Assistant Surgeon
DATE ENLISTED Oct. 28, 1863
WHERE ENLISTED No Location
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 25
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Promoted to Surgeon on Feb. 6, 1864; Was delivered from further duty by Standing Order #5 issued by General Palmer on Jan. 4, 1865; Discharged on Feb. 17, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Messmore, Samuel W.
LAST RANK Chaplain
DATE ENLISTED Feb. 19, 1864
WHERE ENLISTED Washington, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 31
COUNTY BORN No County
REMARKS
Resigned Sept. 3, 1864; Discharged with disability, chronic hepatitis.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Eddins, William Henry
LAST RANK Sergeant Major
DATE ENLISTED Transferred from Co. A, 2nd NC.
WHERE ENLISTED Beaufort, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 21
COUNTY BORN Wake Co., NC
REMARKS
Transferred from Co. A, 2nd NC on Feb. 27, 1865.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Springer, Horace P.
LAST RANK Commisary Sergeant
DATE ENLISTED June 6, 1862
WHERE ENLISTED Washington, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 18
COUNTY BORN Oldtown, ME
REMARKS
Mustered out with regiment on June 27, 1865 at New Bern, NC.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Springer, James H.
LAST RANK Quartermaster
DATE ENLISTED June 1, 1862
WHERE ENLISTED Washington, NC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 41
COUNTY BORN Washington Co., NC
REMARKS
Mustered out with regiment on June 27, 1865 at New Bern, NC.
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SOLDIER'S NAME Hays, Robert B.
LAST RANK Private
DATE ENLISTED Dec. 19, 1863
WHERE ENLISTED Washington, DC
AGE AT ENLISTMENT 31
COUNTY BORN Cumberland Co., NC
REMARKS
PA Veteran Volunteer 15th US Inf.
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