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Company K was organized & reported September 27, 1862, stationed at the time at Winter’s Gap. “While stationed at Winter's Gap, the company captured and took one hundred thirty four prisoners and killed twenty bush whackers & wounded several others”. At the March/April, 1863 muster where they were then stationed at Carter’s Depot, E. Tennessee they record “This Co. has been stationed at Winter’s Gap, Anderson Co. Ten. & did good service in keeping under [sp?] the Tories & bush whackers.” Stationed at Zollicoffer, Tenn. at the May/June, 1863 muster and near Whitesburg, Ten. at years end 1863.

They note on the April 6, 1864 muster roll at Carter’s Depot, E. T.:

“This company was originally made up during the summer of ’62 of detailed men from different commands for the purpose of scouting in Anderson, Roane and adjoining counties of E. Ten. those counties being more or less infested by Bush whackers. After receiving several recruits the company was regularly organized on the 27th of Sept. 1862 and attached to Thomas’ Legion it being understood that that command was organized for scouting in the mountains of E. Ten & North Carolina. From the time of its organization till the 7th of April ’63, the Company was stationed at Winter’s Gap E. Ten. on detached duty and employed in divesting the adjacent country of Bushwhacers & straggling Renegades. During that time we killed and captured near two hundred of them.
Since then we have been with the Legion nearly all the time and engaged principally in guarding Rail Road bridges in upper East Tennessee up to the time of the invasion of E. T.
During the fall of ’63 we participated in several of the fights and skirmishes in that portion of the state. The principal one of which took place near Greenville Ten where we were completely surrounded and had to contend with at least ten to one. But we succeeded in fighting our way out through the enemy’s lines without the loss of a man from our Company and only one wounded.
After that we marched from Abingdon, Va. with Genl Ransoms Division to near Knoxville, where we formed a junction with Longstreet’s Corps. and then fell back with it to the vicinity of Rogersville, Then after various marches and a scout or two in the Mountains on the Tennessee and N. C. _ _ _ _ we were sent to Carter’s Depot where we have been stationed for more that two months to the present time.” [April 6, 1864]

No further Company K muster rolls in the records

Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina

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