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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Capt. Giddins' Company (Detailed and Petitioned Men) North Carolina




I knew that my great-great-grandfather, George L. Giddens, fought in the Civil War, was wounded at Malvern Hill, provided a substitute so that he only fought for one year, and applied for a pension. 

However, I didn't know about the Capt. Giddins' Company (Detailed and Petitioned Men) until recently when searching Google. Although the name is spelled Giddins instead of Giddens, my great-great-grandfather, was the only George L. Giddens of any spelling in Sampson County, NC. 

Organized on October 8, 1864, in Sampson County, this company appears to be considered a local defense or militia. I was unable to find an explanation of "detailed and petitioned men."

George L. Giddens was elected captain of this company of over 70 men. Elected Lieutenants were David King, Isaiah McPhail, and James M. Williford. 

Visit The Cumberland Plough Boys
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #2187 Stedman, NC to see a list of all of the men in this company. 

Diana


© 2016

Sources

"3rd North Carolina Detailed Men, Gidden's Company - The Cumberland Plough BoysThe Cumberland Plough Boys." 3rd North Carolina Detailed Men, Gidden's Company - The Cumberland Plough BoysThe Cumberland Plough Boys. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2016. <http://ploughboys.org/3rd-north-carolina-detailed-men-giddens-company/>.

"Page 2 Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - NC - Fold3." Page 2 Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - NC - Fold3. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2016. <https://www.fold3.com/image/58231095>.

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