58th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Statistics

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58th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Statistics*

- Organized on Jul 24 1862
- Mustered out on Apr 9 1865

Available statistics for total numbers of men listed as:
- Enlisted or commissioned: 2275
- Drafted: 4
- Transferred in: 82
- Killed or died of wounds: 95
- Died of disease: 223
- Prisoner of war: 207
- Died while prisoner of war: 52
- Disabled: 22
- Missing: 6
- Deserted: 277
- Discharged: 56
- Transferred out: 106

* 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: The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Tennessee. Description: North Carolina, commonly referred to as the Tar Heel State, contributed more than 70 regiments to Confederate service during the bloody Civil War, but only four of those regiments were permanently assigned to service in the Army of Tennessee. The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops, hailing primarily from the North Carolina mountains, fought from the fiercely contested Battle of Chickamauga (second bloodiest battle in the Civil War - the first being Gettysburg) to the pitched Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, against General William Sherman (Sherman's March to the Sea and subsequent March through the Carolinas). Continued below...
This battle-hardened Unit also served under generals such as "Harry" Heth and D. H. Hill, brother-in-law to General "Stonewall" Jackson. This detailed history of the 58th North Carolina is based upon letters, diaries, battle reports, and post-war reminisces composed by men who served in the regiment. It is their story. In chronicling their experiences, Hardy consulted modern battlefield studies, and even visited each of the places where they fought. This interesting book contains maps, photographs, rosters, and information on where they fought, where they camped, and even what they ate. This fascinating account follows the rugged soldiers from conscription to battlefield to readjustment to antebellum life. About the Author: Michael C. Hardy, also of North Carolina mountain ancestry, has written numerous books, articles and essays focusing on the Civil War. He has even won the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award a breathtaking six times, and he has also been presented the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for his work on preserving Confederate history. Michael resides in the majestic North Carolina mountains, and he continues to travel the Old North State researching and lecturing a variety of Civil War subjects.

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Recommended Reading: Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War (University of Illinois Press). Description: Gangrene and Glory covers practically every aspect of the 'medical related issues' in the Civil War and it illuminates the key players in the development and advancement of medicine and medical treatment. Regarding the numerous diseases and surgical procedures, Author Frank Freemon discusses what transpired both on and off the battlefield. Continued below...
The Journal of the American Medical Association states: “In Freemon's vivid account, one almost sees the pus, putrefaction, blood, and maggots and . . . the unbearable pain and suffering.” Interesting historical accounts, statistical data, and pictures enhance this book. This research is not limited to the Civil War buff, it is a must read for the individual interested in medicine, medical procedures and surgery, as well as some of the pioneers--the surgeons that foreshadowed our modern medicine.

 

Recommended ReadingThe Civil War in North Carolina. Description: Numerous battles and skirmishes were fought in North Carolina during the Civil War, and the campaigns and battles themselves were crucial in the grand strategy of the conflict and involved some of the most famous generals of the war. John Barrett presents the complete story of military engagements across the state, including the classical pitched battle of Bentonville--involving Generals Joe Johnston and William Sherman--the siege of Fort Fisher, the amphibious campaigns on the coast, and cavalry sweeps such as General George Stoneman's Raid. Also available in hardcover: The Civil War in North Carolina.

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