55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties

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55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties*

 Location  Date  Killed Wounded POW Missing Losses
Amelia Court House, VA  Apr 4 1865  0 0 1 0 1
Bristoe Station, VA  Oct 14 1863  0 3 2 0 5
Cold Harbor, VA  Jun 2 1864  2 4 0 0 6
Falling Waters, MD  Jul 14 1863  3 6 36 0 45
Farmville, VA  Apr 7 1865  0 1 1 0 2
Gettysburg, PA  Jul 1 1863  41 208 257 6 512
Globe Tavern, VA  Aug 18 1864  11 49 7 1 68
Hatcher's Run, VA  Feb 5 1865  2 8 0 0 10
Hatcher's Run, VA  Mar 25 1865  0 3 52 0 55
Petersburg, VA  Jun 15 1864  0 2 0 0 2
Salisbury, NC  Apr 12 1865  0 0 1 0 1
Spotsylvania Court House, VA  May 9 1864  1 4 0 0 5
Suffolk, VA  Apr 13 1863  0 12 1 0 13
Sutherland's Station, VA  Apr 2 1865  0 1 59 0 60
Washington, NC  Sep 6 1862  4 12 12 1 29
Wilderness, VA  May 5 1864  31 142 12 4 189
Williamsport, MD  Jul 14 1863  0 0 1 0 1

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* Battles listed in alphabetical order, only battles with losses recorded, and information obtained through: Confederate Military History, Extended Edition (19 Volumes); The Union Army (9 Volumes); Walter Clark, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions From North Carolina in the Great War 1861-1865 (5 Volumes); North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster (15 Volumes); Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

 

Recommended Reading: 55th North Carolina in the Civil War: A History And Roster. Description: Drawing on letters, memoirs, diaries and recollections, it depicts the Civil War through the eyes of the soldiers, enhancing modern-day understanding of what it was like to fight for the Confederate States of America. Continued below...

While providing information on the battles in which the 55th North Carolina took part (including the little known Suffolk campaign), the main focus of the work is the everyday life of the men—the ever-present influence of politics and religion as well as the effects of disease and combat. Appendices provide a breakdown of the companies in the regiment; the regimental roster; a list of men who died of disease; and a record of the men from the 55th who were killed in battle. Contemporary photographs are also included.
 
NEW! Recommended Reading: Deliver Us from This Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry. Description: Joseph J. Hoyle enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a private. By the time of his death in September 1864, he was serving as a lieutenant in the 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops. Continued below…
The personal letters of this soldier, supplemented by the editor’s overview of the events and actions of the regiment, offer a view of the common soldier as well as battlefield and camp culture. The letters also reveal, among other things, how this former schoolteacher urged his fellow soldiers forward at Gettysburg despite a sense that the cause was lost. About the Author: Jeffrey M. Girvan is a social studies professional development specialist with Prince William County Schools in Virginia.

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