57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Statistics

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57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Statistics*

- Organized on Jul 17 1862
- Mustered out on Apr 9 1865

Available statistics for total numbers of men listed as:
- Enlisted or commissioned: 1254
- Drafted: 40
- Transferred in: 10
- Killed or died of wounds: 138
- Died of disease: 233
- Prisoner of war: 771
- Died while prisoner of war: 81
- Disabled: 31
- Missing: 6
- Deserted: 36
- Discharged: 31
- Transferred out: 16

* 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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