60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Statistics*
- Organized on Jul 1 1862
- Mustered out on Apr 9 1865
statistics for total numbers of men listed as:
- Enlisted or commissioned: 1194
- Drafted: 8
- Transferred in:
- Killed or died of wounds: 52
- Died of disease: 235
- Prisoner of war: 178
- Died while prisoner of war:
- Disabled: 24
- Missing: 2
- Deserted: 129
- Discharged: 61
- Transferred out: 66
* 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: 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 Reading: Confederate Military History Of North Carolina: North Carolina In
The Civil War, 1861-1865. Description: The author, Prof. D. H. Hill, Jr.,
was the son of Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill (North Carolina
produced only two lieutenant generals and it was the second highest rank in the army) and his mother was the sister to General
“Stonewall” Jackson’s wife. In Confederate Military History Of North
Carolina, Hill discusses North Carolina’s massive task of preparing and mobilizing for the conflict; the
many regiments and battalions recruited from the Old North State; as well as the state's numerous contributions during
the war. Continued below...
During Hill's Tar Heel State
study, the reader begins with interesting and thought-provoking statistical data regarding the 125,000 "Old North State"
soldiers that fought during the course of the war and the 40,000 that perished. Hill advances with the Tar Heels to the first
battle at Bethel, through numerous bloody campaigns and battles--including North
Carolina’s contributions at the "High Watermark" at Gettysburg--and concludes
with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.