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1st Lieutenant Meshack F. Hunt (c.1840 - ?)

Meshack F. Hunt was born in Rowan County, N.C. about 1840. He enlisted in Company E, Fifth N.C. Infantry Regiment on May 16, 1861 at Salisbury. He was promoted to first lieutenant on September 17. Hunt participated in battles at Seven Pines, South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. He was wounded during the last two battles. Hunt was paroled at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865.

Source: North Carolina Civil War Image Portfolio - Prints and Photographs - North Carolina Collection - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Confederate Soldiers

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Lieutenant John Robert Langston (c.1841 - 5th May 1862).

Company B, 5th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops "Gates Guards". Born c1841, Gates County, North Carolina. Killed in action, 5th May 1862, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Source: Northeastern NC Civil War Veterans Photographs

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Captain George Thomas Parker (c.1836 - ?)

Company H, 5th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops "Gates County Minute Men". Born c1836, Gates County, North Carolina.

Source: Northeastern NC Civil War Veterans Photographs

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Lieutenant Simeon Joseph Rountree (c.1839 - ?)

Simeon was born c1839, Gates County, North Carolina. He was a resident of Gates County NC and was noted as a 22 year-old farmer on enlistment. He enlisted on 12th June 1861 at Halifax County, NC as a Private. On that same day he mustered into "B" Co. "Gates Guards"

He was listed as:
* P.O.W. 5th May 1862 Williamsburg, VA
* Wounded 5th May 1862 Williamsburg, VA
* Exchanged 5th August 1862 Aiken's Landing, VA
* Returned 23rd September 1862 (place not stated)
* P.O.W. 1st July 1863 Gettysburg, PA
* Wounded 1st July 1863 Gettysburg, PA
* Confined 4th July 1863 Fort McHenry, MD
* Transferred 7th July 1863 Fort Delaware, DE
* Transferred 18th July 1863 Johnson's Island, OH
* Transferred 14th March 1865 Point Lookout, MD
* Exchanged 22nd March 1865 Cox's Landing, James River, VA

Source: Northeastern NC Civil War Veterans Photographs

Service history and additional biographical information - Mr. Jeff Yuille

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