CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
57th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
57th Infantry Regiment was organized at Salisbury, North Carolina, in July, 1862, with
men recruited in the counties of Rowan, Forsyth, Catawba, Cabarrus, Lincoln, and Alamance.
Sent to Virginia, the regiment was assigned to General Law's, Hoke's, Godwin's, and W.G.
Lewis' brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Mine Run, then returned to North
Carolina. After serving in the Kinston area the 57th was ordered back to Virginia. It continued
the fight at Drewry's Bluff
and Cold Harbor, in Early's
Shenandoah Valley operations, and around Appomattox. The unit reported 32
killed and 192 wounded at Fredericksburg, had 9 killed and 61 wounded at Chancellorsville and twenty-two
percent of the 297 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. At the Rappahannock River in November,
1863, it lost 4 wounded and 292 missing. On April 9, 1865 it surrendered with 6 officers and 74
men of which 31 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Archibald C. Godwin and
Hamilton C. Jones, Jr., and Major James A. Craige.
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