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Brief History

58th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized in Mitchell County, North Carolina, in July, 1862. It
Surrender on April 26, 1865.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2791 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - "Mitchelle Rangers" - many men from Mitchell County

Company B - many men from Yancey County

Company C - "Yancy Boys" - many men from Yancey County

Company D - many men from Watauga County

Company E - many men from Caldwell County

Company F - "McDowell Rangers" - many men from McDowell County

Company G - many men from Yancey County

Company H - many men from Caldwell County

Company I - "Watauga Troopers" - many men from  Watauga County

Company K - many men from Mitchell County

Company L - many men from Ashe County

Company M - many men from Watauga County and Ashe County. This company merged with Company G in 1863.[2]

The above information about the companies comes from 58th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[3]

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Hardy, Michael C. The fifty-eighth North Carolina troops : Tar Heels in the Army of Tennessee. (Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., c2010), FHL book 975.6 M2hmc
  • Harper, G. W. F. (George Washington Finley). Sketch of the Fifty-Eighth Regiment (infantry) North Carolina troops. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082592 and Reminiscences of Caldwell County, North Carolina, in the Great War of 1861-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941), FHL film 18778.
  • Walter Clark. Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-'65 ( Nash Brothers, Book and Job Printers, Goldsboro, N.C., 1901). Internet Archive.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 58th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army,accessed 9 March 2011).
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 14. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol 14

 

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