The First North Carolina Cavalry

              Stuart's Tarheels         

Our Mission
The 1st North Carolina Cavalry Reenactors, Inc.

This is a social and family oriented, multi-state organization which reenacts the life & times of a Cavalryman during the Civil War, participating in living history programs & battle reenactments throughout much of the year. The 1st NC Cav. is a non-profit organization recognized both by the State of NC & Federally as Tax-Exempt, & is a part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, Historic Sites Section. The 1st NC Cavalry is looking for new and prospective members to JOIN THE CAVALRY! Be a part of this fun & educational hobby.

The 1st NC Cavalry of the 1861-1865 period was the 1st full cavalry regiment taken into Confederate Service. It fought in over 150 battles during the war & was General J.E.B. Stuart's premiere regiment of cavalry. Much research through historical records has been made to assure that all weapons, gear, uniforms, accoutrements & horse equipments are correct of the period. All new members will be expected to acquire their own gear to learn the drill and exercises of the Cavalry trooper - All in a sufficient amount time. Prospective members with horses especially are welcome to join, but horse ownership is not required.

Those interested should contact the person listed below in your area for further information on becoming a recruit.       

Maynard Riddle                                                   Tim Ruehle                                Tim  Michael  
121SheffieldRoad                                               7502RiverRoad                        3827 NC57                  
Jacksonville, NC 28542                                      White Oak, NC 28399             Hillsborough,NC 27278         (910) 353-0427                                                 (910) 608-4003                     (919) 732-6281

Joe W. Bales                                                        Jim Cowan                                Chris Cook
PO Box 1526                                                       PO Box 441                              1389 Hall Town Road
Thomasville, NC 27360                                       Farmville, NC 27828               Jacksonville, NC 28546
(336) 847-3662                                                 (252) 753-4383                     (910) 455-1894

As company "F" 1st North Carolina Cavalry with Mike Edwards Sr. we attended:
The camp of instruction at Fort Fisher, Wilmington. 
125th anniversary of the 1st Manassas, Va.
Cedar Mountain, Va near Culpepper Va.

Cane Creek, near Monroe, NC

As Company "I" 1st North Carolina Cavalry Company Commander Maynard Riddle: 
1989:  Withville, Va Historical Museum Raleigh Ride from Chanlorsville to Yellow Tarvan
125th Wilderness

Sailors Creek, Va. April 8-10
Last ride from Appomattox
May or June Camp Of Instruction, Elmo's Farm Hwy 17 South of Hampstead NC
November Fort Branch

Commanding Officer Chris Cook:
June 14,15 & 12 Stuart Birthplace 1st Annual
May 25th Living History Wake Forest
May 11-12 New Market Fort Washington, Md.
November 2-3 Fort Branch

Commanding Officer Jim Cowan:
April Cobles Farm, near Guilford Court House, NC May 9-10
Bentonville Confederate Memorial Day June 28,29
J.E.B. Stuart Birth Place 2d Annual Oct 17-18
Cedar Creek, Va.
Nov Fort Branch, NC

Jan 2, Gun Show
February Snow Drill Farmville, NC
March 13, 14 Battle of New Bern, Wind Storm of Cent.
September 25, 26 Confederate Day Wake Forrest
April 21 Battle of Plymouth 1st Ann
June 5,6 J.E.B. Stuart's Birthplace
July Oatlands Plantation, Brandy Station

March 18,19. 20 Benton ville at Washington NC Union
April 15,16 Plymonth NC April Parade through Raleigh NC Museum
June J.E.B. Stuart's Birthplace 4th Ann
June South Salem Mike and Chris Attn.
September Confederate Days, Wake Forrest 5th Ann.
October Cedar Creek, 130th
November Fort Branch

1995 Mike Edwards Jr. Commanding Officer:
March 18, 19 Bentonville,NC 130th
March Lexington SC
May 6 Harmony Hall, White Oak.
Jun 2, 4 J.E.B. Stuart
June Battle of Stanton River Bridge
September 23.24 Echoes of Dixie
Nov 4-5 Fort Branch

1996 Mike Nichols Commanding Officer:
Jan 6-7 Raleigh Gun Show
Jan 20-21 Drill at Dermott's Farm
March 22-24 Raid on Lexington, SC 1st time
April 25,26,28 Farmville Dogwood Fest
May 20 Wilderness, Orange County VA
June 29-Jul 1 Custer vs Stuart, Fairfield Pa
June Brandy Station Ride
Oct Stuart Birthplace
Oct 27 Wreath laying for Hardy B. Marsburn Co. B 24th NC Troops
November Fort Branch

1997 Commanding Officer Jim Cowan:
March 9 Drill near Harlow with Co "H"
March Monford Point, Memorial Service
March 20, 21 & 22 Lexington, SC 2nd time
April Shiloh
April Dogwood Festival
May 29,30 & 31 Brandy Station
Jun 26-28 Gettysburg Pa.
September Sharpsburg 135th Ann.
October J.B.B. Stuart Birthplace 7th Ann
Nov Fort Branch
December 13 & 14 Kenansville with 18th NC

1998 Commanding Officer Chris Cook:
January 31, Drill at Carzy Horse Ranch Jacksonville
February 27 Carolin a Campaign 1st Ann
March 14 & 15 Richlands
March 27 & 28 Movie at Fort Anderson "Glory-Glory"
March 20 & 21 Lexington, SC (Picketpin)
May 30 -31 Aldie to Upperville Heritage of the Horse.
July 4, 5, 6 Gettysburg Pa. 140th
Sept Drill at Bentonville, NC
Oct Stuarts Berth Place
November 7-8 Fort Branch
November Christmas Parade Lumberton, NC

1999 Commanding Officer Rob Lancaster:
January 30 - 31 Drill at Vass, NC
Feb 27-28 2nd Carolina Campaign
March 13 Richlands, NC
May Yorktown
June Lee vs Grant Brandy Station
Sept Chickamauga (Chris Cook)
Oct Cedar Creek, Va.
November Fort Branch at Bentonville due to storm

2000 Commanding Officer Cliff Truman:
January 4,5,&6 Gun Show
February 22,23&24
Carolina Campaigns Battle of Bentonville
April Richlands
April Bennett Place 135th
May Yorktown (Last event)
Aug Sept Bost Grits Mill, Concord NC
Sept Chanclorsville Fort Picket
Oct Drill at Mike Nichols, Cooked PIG
November Fort Branch

2001 Commanding Officer Mike Nichols:
January 4, 5, & 6 Gun Show
January 18,19 & 20 Drill at Benton ville
February 27th, Carolina Campaign
April 7-8 Namizene's Church 1st Event
April 5,6 & 7 Sailor Creek Just a few
May McDowell
May 18-19 Fort Pocahontas Va
June Stoneman Raid Boone NC
Aug 3,4,&5 140th 1st Manassas, VA (Leesburg)
Sept 8 God and Generals (Movie)
Nov Fort Branch (No Fire)

2002 Commanding Officer Tim Ruehle:
Jan Gun Show Drill Bentonville
Feb Carolina Campaign
April Richlands
May Fort Pocahontas, Va.
June 7 days event Va.
Sept Antietam
Nov Fort Branch, NC

2003 Commanding Officer Rod Rhodes:
Jan Military Gun Show Raleigh, NC
February Drill at Bentonville
February 21,22,23 Carolina Campaigns
February 1 Grimes Plantation (Few)
April 1,2,&4 Richlands
July 4,5 & 6 Gettysburg 140th
May 17&18 Ft. Pocahontas Va.
Sept Morgans Raid, Ohio
Nov Ft Branch

2004 Commanding Officer Tim Michael:
March 13 & 14 Averasboro
April 3&4 Richlands
May 7,8,&9 Kelly's Ford
May 21,22, & 23 Spotsylvania
October 15,16 & 17 Cedar Creek Va.
November 5,6 & & Fort Branch

2005 Commanding Officer Mike Edwards:
January Military Gun Show, Raleigh NC
March Bentonville, NC ANV
April 23 & 24 Richlands, NC
May 14 & 15th Gov. Aycock Birthplace
June 10, 11 & 12 Lexington Va
September 23,24 & 25 Drill
October 14,15 & 16 Cedar Creek
November 4, 5, & 6 Fort Branch

2006 Commanding Officer Kevin Messmer:
March 3-4 Wise Forks
April 1-2 Namazine
May 19-20 & 21 Ft. Pocahontas, Va.
July 1st Manassas at Cedar creek
Sept Morgans Raid
Oct Cedar Creek
Nov Fort Branch

2007 Commanding Officer Cliff Trueman:
January 6-7 Gun Show at Raleigh
January 22-23 Drill Bentonville, NC
February 24-25 Carolina Campaign
April 21-22 Plymouth, NC
October 19-20-21 Cedar Creek, VA.
Fort Branch, NC. 2-3&4