NOTE 1 for Robert William Laughter:
Served Civil War: North Carolina Infantry, 12th Regiment, Company K. His DOD is 11 days after the battle of Chancellorsville, fought May 1-4, 1863, near Fredericksburg, VA. The NC 12th was in that battle.
[HISTORICAL ASIDE: Stonewall Jackson died 10 May from wounds received there.]
NOTE 2 for Peter and John Evans Laughter:
Peter and John Evans began Civil War service in the NC 1st Infantry Regiment, Co. I. John Evans later became 1st Sgt in the NC 43rd Inf. Regiment, Co. D. The NC 1st Inf., known as the Bethel Regiment, was organized at Raleigh, NC, in May, 1861, and immediately moved to Virginia. Its members were from Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, Orange, Buncombe, Cumberland, Burke, Guilford, and Lincoln counties. The unit fought at Big Bethel with about 800 men, then served in the Army of the Peninsula near Yorktown, VA. Two companies from Bertie and Chowan counties NC joined the regiment which increased its strength to more than 1,200. On Nov 12, 1861, the unit returned to NC and disbanded. Many of the men transferred to the 11th NC Regiment. The NC 1st was in VA during the 1st Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) but it is not known whether the 1st saw action there, and the circumstances of Peter Laughter's death are not known.
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