Civil War Muster GroundThe Gates County militia had its headquarters here in the 1836 Gates County Courthouse. When the war began, the Gates Guards were organized and were mustered into Confederate service here as Co. B, 1st North Carolina Infantry. Other Gates County units included the Gates Minutemen (Co. H, 5th North Carolina Infantry) and the Orapeake Guards (Co. C, 52nd North Carolina Infantry). The 1st North Carolina Cavalry was formed from other county militia. William P. Roberts of Gates County enlisted in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry and rose in rank to become the youngest Confederate general (at age twenty-three) by war's end.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 342786 N 4030131|
|Decimal Degrees||36.40350000, -76.75323333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 24.21', W 76° 45.194'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 24' 12.60" N, 76° 45' 11.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 Court St, Gatesville NC 27938, US|
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