68th Infantry Regiment was organized near Jackson, North Carolina, during the early spring of 1864. Its companies were raised in Camden, Pasquotank, Hertford, Bertie, Chowan, and Gates counties. The unit was assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia and served in North Carolina and East Tennessee. Later it guarded prisoners at Salisbury and confronted the Federals in the Kinston area. In April, 1865, the men were ordered to return home and acquire mounts so that the unit could be converted to cavalry. But while these orders were being carried out, the war ended. The field officers were Colonel James W. Hinton; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Yellowly; and Majors William H. Bagley, Joseph J. Edwards, and Willis B. Sanderlin.