57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties

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57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties*

 Location  Date  Killed Wounded POW Missing Losses
Cedar Creek, VA  Oct 19 1864  5 25 5 0 35
Chancellorsville, VA  May 2 1863  9 73 50 1 133
Cold Harbor, VA  Jun 1 1864  1 5 3 0 9
Drewry's Bluff, VA  May 12 1864  2 2 2 0 6
Fisher's Hill, VA  Sep 22 1864  0 0 26 0 26
Fort Stedman, VA  Mar 25 1865  4 17 61 0 82
Fredericksburg, VA  Dec 13 1862  30 112 0 1 143
Gettysburg, PA  Jul 1 1863  10 32 41 2 85
Globe Tavern, VA  Aug 21 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Hatcher's Run, VA  Feb 6 1865  0 8 31 0 39
High Bridge, VA  Apr 6 1865  0 0 1 0 1
Lynchburg, VA  Jun 18 1864  0 3 0 0 3
Mine Run, VA  Nov 27 1863  0 1 0 0 1
Mount Jackson, VA  Sep 23 1864  0 1 1 0 2
North Anna River, VA  May 23 1864  0 0 3 0 3
Petersburg, VA  Mar 15 1865  0 1 0 0 1
Petersburg, VA  Apr 2 1865  0 0 2 0 2
Rappahannock, Station, VA  Nov 7 1863  2 12 277 0 291
Sayler's Creek, VA  Apr 6 1865  0 2 3 0 5
Salem Church, VA  May 4 1863  0 1 0 0 1
Salisbury, NC  Apr 12 1865  0 0 1 0 1
Williamsport, MD  Jul 6 1863  0 0 1 0 1
Williamsport, MD  Jul 14 1863  0 0 1 0 1
Winchester, VA  Jun 14 1863  1 3 0 0 4
Winchester, VA  Aug 17 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Winchester, VA  Sep 19 1864  2 28 12 0 42

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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.

 

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