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††† The Tradition of Citizen-Soldiers in North Carolina dates back to early 1700ís. Most men were required by colonial law and later, by state law, to serve in the militia. They attended military drills and musters and were the primary defense force of the communities. North Carolina militiamen served on both sides during the American Revolution and fought in several North Carolina battles during the America Civil War. The North Carolina Guard for Home Defense was created by Governor Zebulon Vance in 1863 to assist the state militia and consisted of men who were also in the militia. Our historical reenactment group, the North Carolina State Militia and Home Guard recreates this tradition for the 1740-1865 time periods.

Walt & Pat Hilderman:††††

803- 492- 4029††††††††††

86th NC Militia Regiment

Western NC & South Carolina

Ken & Pam Sewell:†††††††

252- 637- 5281†††††††††††

16th NC Militia Regiment

Eastern NC

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Militia Equipment and History



civil-war-screensaverIn Mecklenburg County, we portray the 86th Militia Regiment and 63rd Home Guard Battalion. Part of our group is located in New Bern., North Carolina, and portrays the 16th North Carolina Militia Regiment. We have informal ties with similar groups in the state. Our wider reenactment affiliations also include the 30th North Carolina Troops/ 38th Pennsylvania Volunteers (Mecklenburg County) and the 4th Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. (state-wide),

††††† At living history events and re-enactments, our group demonstrates pre-Civil War military drill, clothing, weapons, equipment, camp life, and gives informal talks to the public. Many of our members also participate in larger battler reenactments. We are a non-political, educational, living history organization.


††††† Membership in the NCSM&HG is open to individuals and families. Participation with our group will most often appeal to those who are not attracted to the more rigorous forms of Revolutionary War, and Civil War re-enacting. Persons interested in participating with us, but who already are members of any other re-enacting group, must have their home unitís approval before joining our group.


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The Living History Association of North Carolina (L.H.A.N.C.) is a non-profit,

non-political educational organization that is registered with the

North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Historic Sites Section ©2011