Army Official Records. This 127 Volume Set is known also as The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. CD-ROM available
Clark, Walter, ed. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, l86l-'65.... Vol. 3. Wendell, NC: Broadfoot, 1982. pp. 255-265 (10 photocopied pages). E573.4H57.1982v1. (Unit history and roster of officers).
Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 5:
A History of the War showing South Carolina troops and their participation.
Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref. See p. 238 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr., comp. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster. Vol. 13. Raleigh, NC: Div of Arch & Hist, 1993. E573.3M3v13. See pp. 1-63 (63 photocopied pages) for a history of the regiment. Subsequent pages 64-170 contain a unit roster.
Leon, L. Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier. Clearwater, SC: Eastern Digital Resources, 2001 87 p. E573.5.53d.L3.l97l.
Manarin, Louis H., comp. North Carolina Troops, l86l-l865: A Roster. Vol. 10. Raleigh, NC: Office of Arch & Hist, 1973. E573.3M3v4. See pp. 289-293 (5 photocopied pages) for a brief history of the regiment. Subsequent pages contain a unit roster.
Moore, John W. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States. Vol. 3. Raleigh, NC: Ashe & Gatling, 1882. pp. 501-531 (16 photocopied pages). E573.3N87v1. (Unit roster).
Rigdon, John C. Historical Sketch and Roster of the NC 53rd Infantry Regiment Clearwater, SC 2001 Eastern Digital Resources. 145 pgs.
Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina. NY: Facts on File, 1992. pp. 153-154 (2 photocopied pages). E573S53.1992. (Unit organizational history).
The following pertinent personal papers are in the U.S. Military Institute Manuscript Archive: