Catawba County, NC Soldiers Buried at
Fairgrove Methodist
Church Cemetery
Hickory, NC


Fairgrove Methodist Church was first organized in 1856 and existed as a campground until the first sanctuary was built in 1879. It is located halfway between Hickory and Newton and was organized to attract parishioners who lived in both towns. Till then, most of the Methodist churches were in the Eastern part of the county.


BOLLINGER, JOSEPH FRANK, was 1st Lt. in 89th Regiment, NC Troops (4th Regiment, Company C, Senior Reserves. [B-246]

 

BOLLINGER, MICHAEL V., was 2nd Lt. in 89th Regiment, NC Troops (4th Regiment, Compamy C, Senior Reserves. [B-246]

BALLINGER, MICHAEL, 2nd Lieutenant Born on or about November 7, 1814, in the part of Lincoln County that later became Catawba County. Was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at Newton at age 49, June 2, 1864, for the war. Elected 2nd Lieutenant on June 23 or July 23, 1864. No further records. Survived the war. [His surname may have been Bollinger.] [NCT-18:402]

 

BUMGARNER, DAVID A., Private, Co. C, 28th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on March 15, 1862. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia, May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Monroe, Virginia, and at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, August 5, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the back and captured at Gravel Hill, Virginia, July 28, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Paroled and transferred to Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 18, 1865, for exchange. [NCT-8:141]

 

CLINE, LABIN WILSON, Private - Enlisted in Catawba County at age 17, March 10, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for until reported absent wounded on company muster roll dated May 1-August 31, 1864; however, battle in which wounded not reported. Reported absent wounded through December, 1864. North Carolina pension records indicate he was wounded in July, 1864. Other records indicate he was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia; at Strasburg, Virginia; and at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. [NCT-5:175-6]

 

PUNCH, JOSEPH L., Private - Born in Catawba County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County on August 13, 1861. Discharged on June 15, 1862, by reason of "general muscular debility." Discharge certificate gives his age as 19. [May have served later in Company A, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C. Volunteers).] [NCT-8:149]

 

REECE, CALVIN L., Private, Company B, 42nd Regiment N.C. Troops. Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 28, January 28, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at or near Sugar Loaf, near Fort Fisher, on or about January 19, 1865. Confined at or near Fort Monroe, Virginia, January 25, 1865. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, where he arrived on February 11, 1865. Released at Fort Delaware on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [North Carolina pension records indicate he received a powder burn on the face at Salisbury in May, 1862.] [NCT-8:149]

 

SPENCER, ELI, Private, Company C, 28th Regiment N. C. Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on August 13, 1861. Wounded at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Present or accounted for through November 20, 1863.  [NCT-8:151]

SPENCER, ELI, Sergeant, Company C, 4th Regiment N.C. Senior Reserves. Born on December 18, 1817, in the part of Lincoln County that later became Catawba County. Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting at Newton at age 46, June 2, 1864, for the war. Probably mustered in as Sergeant. No further records. Survived the war. [He may have served previously as Private in Company C, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops.] [NCT-18:151]

   

 

REFERENCES:
NCT = North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster, N.C. Dept. of Achives & History, Raleigh, NC (1983-2001)
B =
NC Confederate Militia, Officers Roster As Contained in the Adjutant General's Officer's Roster, Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1992

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