Charlotte Artillery

1st Regiment North Carolina Artillery

Company C, 10th NCT

Descendants Association


Soldier's Notes


Marcus H. Dobbins was born in March 1844 in Cleveland, North Carolina to Lewis and Amanda Dobbins. He entered the Confederate Army on 15 August, 1862 at Camp Hill in the 1st North Carolina Artillery, 10th State Troops, Co. C, known as the Charlotte Artillery. Served as private for duration of war. Promoted to full bugler 01 May, 1863. Present at all roll calls except when furloughed for illness. Absent - sick, 07 October, 1863. Furloughed - sick, 02 May, 1864. Rubeola - 02 June, 1864. He was paroled at Appomatox on 09 April, 1865, one of 63 men left in company C, having compiled a distinguished service record. He died in 1915 at Sunshine, NC. Burial location not known. Marcus had two brothers, James L. Dobbins and Jesse C. Dobbins, who were members of the 34th NC Infantry, Co., B, the "Yellow Jackets." Both died during the war. Between Sept. '64 and Feb. '65, the Charlotte Artillery was on the line between Richmond and Petersbug. When Lee evacuated Petersburg on April 2, 1865, the battery rejoined the line.

Private Jacob S. Underwood enlisted in the Charlotte Artillery on March 17, 1864. He fought in every major battle in General Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness to Appomattox Court House. He was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, on May 12, 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, and walked home to Gaston County, North Carolina. He married in 1868, had 10 children, and died in 1923. He is buried at the Robin S. McGee cemetery in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Private James D. Hoover served honorably in the Charlotte Artillery. He began service in August of 186 and was paroled in Charlotte May 3, 1865.



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