Calvin J. Huffman

8th Battalion — N. C. Partisan Rangers (Nethercutt’s company)
Enlisted on May 15, 1862 in Trenton (Jones county) with John H. Nethercutt as captain, the company had already been mustered into Confederate States service as of April 29, 1862.. Nethercutt had been a sheriff of Jones County before the war and was intimately familiar with the localities, terrain, and prominent citizens of the county. Nethercutt remained as captain of the company until the formal organization of battalion in August, 1862, whereupon he was promoted to Major of the battalion. Christopher D. Foy (also of Jones county) had been previously 2nd Lieutenant and was named captain of the company upon Nethercutt’s promotion, but he was soon invalided for active duty by a broken leg suffered in the service. Upon Captain Foy’s discharge, Willis Raspberry (who had been serving as Adjutant of the battalion) was promoted to captain of the company. The company was designated Company F, 66th North Carolina Troops upon the organization of that unit in October, 1863.

Calvin J. Huffman, Private
Co. A, 8th Battalion Partisan Rangers, North Carolina
Enlisted in Jones County, NC on Jan 24, 1863 for the war.
NARA M270. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from North Carolina

SOLDIER’S NAME Huffman, Calvin J.


DATE ENLISTED Dec 22, 1863





Captured at Beech Grove, NC on Feb 1, 1864; Hung at Kinston

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NARA M270. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from North Carolina.

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NARA M401. Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units organized for service from the State of North Carolina.

NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900.

NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900.

Categories: 2nd NC Union Volunteers, 2nd NCUV Company F, 8th Battalion NC Partisan Rangers, Kinston Hangings, NC Southern Unionists, NC Union Volunteers, Onslow Buffaloes, Onslow County, Persecution

Author:North Carolina Union Volunteers

They have been forgotten, those white Southerners who fought on the Union side. They are the unknown soldiers of the Civil War. In the vast and growing literature of that conflict they remain practically unmentioned. There are historic reasons why this has been so, but it has not been because the men are historically unimportant or undeserving of remembrance. Not at all. They made a difference in the outcome of the war: without them, it would not have ended when and as it did. - Lincoln’s Loyalists

In the hour of their country’s peril, they were loyal and true.

Despite the assertions of southern governors that Lincoln would get no troops from the South to preserve the Union, every Confederate state except South Carolina provided at least a battalion of white troops for the Union Army.

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