Saw your emails about the Pearce's of Franklin Co. I too am a descendant of the Pearces. I come from John and his brother Nathan both!! One is my 4th great-grandfather, the other is my 3rd gr-grandfather.
My 2nd great grandfather was in the 1st NC Regiment, Company I also. Yes, they were related and most likely knew each other before the war. My gr-gr grandfather was Sidney Richard Mitchell. He was born in 1844 and entered the war at age 17. He married Nancy Pearce in 1862 in Franklin Co.
Where is this Archibald Pearce in the line? I have TONS of Pearce info but don't see him.