36th Regiment Volunteers-2nd Artillery [also called Cape Fear Regiment] completed its organization at Forst Caswell, North Carolina, in May, 1862. Its companies were from the counties of Sampson, Cumberland, New Hanover, Columbus, Halifax, Brunswick, and Bladen. The unit was attached to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia and was active at different posts defending Cape Fear. Later eight companies were engaged at Fort Fisher, one at Fort Campbell, and one at Wilmington. In December, 1864, a detachment was involved in the defense of Savannah. After the capture of Fort Fisher, it served as infantry in the Battle of Bentonville and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Colonel William Lamb, Lieutenant Colonels John A. Richardson and John D. Taylor, and Major James M. Stevenson were in command.