The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops

Tar Heels in the Army of Tennessee

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About the Book

North Carolina contributed more than 70 regiments to Confederate service during the 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 western North Carolina, fought in battles such as Chickamauga, Resaca and Bentonville. This account follows the soldiers from antebellum life, to conscription, to battlefield, to post-war life.

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Hardy has written numerous books, articles and essays focusing on the Civil War. He has won the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award six times. 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. His articles have appeared in nationally syndicated magazines, and he frequently presents lectures and interpretive programs on Appalachia’s role in the Civil War. He lives in western North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Michael C. Hardy
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 259
Bibliographic Info: 98 photos, 16 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3438-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5825-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. December 1861: The Mitchell Rangers      5
2. 1860–1862      12
3. May 1862      20
4. January–July 1862      24
5. August–October 1862      34
6. November 1862–September 1863      44
7. September 1863      64
8. September–December 1863      80
9. December 1863–May 1864      94
10. May–July 1864      109
11. July–December 1864      128
12. January–May 1865      148
13. 1865–Present      168
14. The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina in Perspective      185
15. Looking for the Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Today      189

Appendix A: Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops Roster      193
Appendix B: Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Parolees      223
Appendix C: Members of the Fifty-Eighth Who Deserted
and Joined the Union Army
      226
Chapter Notes      229
Bibliography      239
Index      247

Book Reviews & Awards

“Hardy has produced a good account of the regiment’s service with due attention to the men in the ranks. His following the veterans into the postwar years is especially welcome. Hardy’s research is impressive”—Civil War News; “unveils the inner world of a troublesome Tar Heel regiment”—The Journal of Southern History; “this is a finely crafted regimental history”—Blue & Gray Magazine.