56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments

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Brigade, Division, Corps, and Army Assignments:
 56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

From To Brigade Division Corps Army/Department
Jan 1863 Jan 1863 Ransom's Walker's/Ransom's 1st Army of Northern Virginia
Jan 1863 Feb 1863 Ransom's Dist of Cape Fear Dept of NC and South Virginia
Feb 1863 Feb 1863 Ransom's French's Dept of NC and South Virginia
Mar 1863 Apr 1863 Ransom's Dist of Cape Fear Dept of NC and South Virginia
Apr 1863 Jul 1863 Ransom's Dept of North Carolina
Jul 1863 Sep 1863 Ransom's Ransom's Dept of Richmond
Sep 1863 May 1864 Ransom's Dept of North Carolina
May 1864 May 1864 Ransom's Colquitt's Dept of NC and South Virginia
May 1864 Oct 1864 Ransom's Johnson's Dept of NC and South Virginia
Oct 1864 Apr 1865 Ransom's Johnson's 4th Army of Northern Virginia

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Recommended Reading: Across the Dark River: The Odyssey of the 56th N.C. Infantry in the American Civil War. Description: The 56th was one of a few Confederate regiments that, in a three day and night battle, held Petersburg, Virginia, against Grant's Army of the Potomac at bay until Lee could rush the Army of Northern Virginia to its assistance. The regiment played an important part in all the battles in the Richmond-Petersburg area until the end of the war. These included The Crater, Globe Tavern, Fort Stedman, Five Forks, and Sayler's Creek (aka Sailor's and Saylor's Creek). Continued below...

And it was represented by a handful of men at Appomattox Court House. During the last months of the war, the regiment was virtually annihilated in the final battles around Petersburg and Richmond. But in its final destruction, it found itself as a stalwart military unit -- as well as giving unexpectedly a final, more lasting message to modern America. And, as an added bonus, the book describes these events in realistic detail.

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