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Currituck Veterans

Currituck County Government is working in coordination with the Currituck Historical Society to provide data of Currituck County war veterans.

The project begins with Civil War veterans and Phase 2 is the War of 1812. Please check back, the information on this page will be expanded as further research is complete.

Civil War

The initial phase of this project focused on veterans of the Civil War who were born or lived in Currituck County. This collection is a wealth of information about the veteran. Learn the age they enlist, who survived the war, and what their occupation was before they enlisted, plus much, much more.

War of 1812

The second phase of the project was documenting the veterans from the War of 1812. The information on the War of 1812 is not as detailed as the Civil War, but during Vickie Gallimore research she found some interesting facts, such as:
  • Several of the war veterans were brothers and/or relatives.
  • A copy of the Quidley's father's will dated 1799 verifies that the Quidley's were all brothers from "Hatteras Banks, Currituck County. "  
During the War of 1812 Governor Hawkins wrote Col. Brickhouse Bell, commander of the Currituck militia "You are well aware that the sea-board of our State is so very extensive, that ample protection at every point cannot be afforded to the citizens residing near it...Therefore should the enemy make predatory invasions. the local Militia must immediately give their aid to the Detachment in repelling them. I feel sensibly for the situation of the people of your County and rely much upon their ability and exertions to drive to their boats those plundering parties by which they expect to be visited." (Thomas, Destitute Patriots, p.53)

Also written the militia were "short of arms, Scarce of ammunition and (had) no provisions" (Thomas, p79)

Submit Veteran Information

Veterans and citizens with knowledge of Currituck County veterans can submit information by:
  • completing the online form
  • mail the form to County Manager's Office, 153 Courthouse Road, Suite 203, Currituck, NC, 27929
  • email a form to Leeann Walton
  • fax a form to 252-232-3551

Use a new form for each veteran.

PDF's of Veteran Information