58th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties

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58th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Battles and Casualties*

 Location  Date  Killed Wounded POW Missing Losses
Atlanta, GA  May 15 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Atlanta, GA  Jun 1 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Atlanta, GA  Jul 15 1864  0 5 2 0 7
Atlanta, GA  Aug 4 1864  1 4 1 0 6
Atlanta, GA  Sep 1 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Bald Hill, GA  Jul 22 1864  1 0 12 0 13
Bentonville, NC  Mar 19 1865  2 21 1 0 24
Boone, NC  Mar 28 1865  0 1 2 0 3
Buzzard's Roost, GA  May 8 1864  0 1 1 0 2
Cassville, GA  May 19 1864  0 0 11 0 11
Chattahoochee, GA  Jul 5 1864  0 1 5 0 6
Chickamauga, GA  Sep 19 1863  39 121 1 0 161
Columbia, SC  Feb 17 1865  0 0 1 0 1
Cumberland Gap, TN  Sep 9 1863  0 0 4 0 4
Dallas, GA  May 25 1864  0 0 7 0 7
Dalton, GA  May 13 1864  0 0 3 0 3
Jonesboro, GA  Aug 31 1864  2 5 1 0 8
Kolb's Farm, GA  Jun 22 1864  6 49 13 3 71
Missionary Ridge, TN  Nov 25 1863  1 11 47 1 60
New Hope Church, GA  May 25 1864  0 1 0 0 1
Orangeburg, SC  Feb 12 1865  0 0 13 0 13
Pulaski, TN  Dec 25 1864  0 0 2 0 2
Resaca, GA  May 13 1864  4 31 12 2 49
Rocky Face Ridge, GA  Feb 25 1864  1 13 0 0 14
Shilling's Bridge, SC  Feb 12 1865  0 0 2 0 2

Notes: Try the internal search engine to research a particular battle, i.e., Battle of Bentonville, Battle of Chickamauga, etc.

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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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* Battles listed in alphabetical order, only battles with losses recorded, and 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: Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War (Hardcover: 281 pages) (University of Missouri Press). Description: Herman Hattaway analyzes the Civil War with an emphasis on contemporary advances in military technology and their effects on behavior in the field. Ulysses Grant was speaking nearly literally when he wrote, "the iron gauntlet must be used more than the silken glove to destroy the Confederacy." Continued below...
In the end, Hattaway demonstrates that it was superior iron and steel that won the Union cause. He examines the development and use of submarines, mines, automatic weapons, balloons, and especially rifles and artillery, which became so accurate that contending armies took to trench warfare. Battle by battle, Hattaway retraces the grim course of the war, yielding a helpful introduction to its history, complete with abundant notes and suggested readings.

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.

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