55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments

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Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments:
 55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

From To Brigade Division Corps Army/Department
May 1862 Sep 1862 Dept of North Carolina
Sep 1862 Nov 1862 Dept of North Carolina and South Virginia
Nov 1862 Dec 1862 Unattached French's Dept of North Carolina and South Virginia
Jan 1863 Feb 1863 Davis' French's Dept of North Carolina and South Virginia
Feb 1863 Mar 1863 Davis' D.H. Hill's Dept of North Carolina and South Virginia
Apr 1863 May 1863 Davis' Dept of Southern Virginia
May 1863 Jun 1863 Davis' Dept of North Carolina
Jun 1863 Dec 1864 Davis' Heth's 3rd Army of Northern Virginia
Dec 1864 Apr 1865 Cooke's Heth's 3rd Army of Northern Virginia

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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.

 

Recommended Reading: Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg (Hardcover) (704 Pages). Description: While the battle of Gettysburg is certainly the most-studied battle in American history, a comprehensive treatment of the part played by each unit has been ignored. Brigades of Gettysburg fills this void by presenting a complete account of every brigade unit at Gettysburg and providing a fresh perspective of the battle. Using the words of enlisted men and officers, the author-well-known Civil War historian Bradley Gottfried-weaves a fascinating narrative of the role played by every brigade at the famous three-day battle, as well as a detailed description of each brigade unit. Continued below...

Organized by order of battle, each brigade is covered in complete and exhaustive detail: where it fought, who commanded, what constituted the unit, and how it performed in battle. Innovative in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, Brigades of Gettysburg is certain to be a classic and indispensable reference for the battle of Gettysburg for years to come.

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