16 May 1861: Meshack F. Hunt of Rowan County, N.C., enlists in Company E, Fifth N.C. Infantry Regiment

Item description: Ambrotype (circa 1860) of Meshack F. Hunt. 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.

Item citation: Image P0007/0017 (Special Format Box 6) from the Ambrotype Collection (P0007), North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.

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