54th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 54th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 1862. The men were from the counties of Rowan, Burke, Cumberland, Northampton, Iredell, Guilford, Wilkes, Yadkin, Columbus, and Granville. It was assigned to Genera l Law's, Hoke's, Godwin's, and W.G. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virgina. The 54th was engaged at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville , then guarded prisone rs captured at Winchester during the Pennsylvania Campaign. Later it took part in Bristoe and Mine Run campaigns, the conflicts at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff , Early's Shenandoah Valley operations, and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 6 killed and 40 wounded at Fredericksburg , had 3 killed and 38 wounded a t Chancellorsville and 2 wounded and 306 missing at the Rappahannock River. It totalled about 700 men in July, 1864, and surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men of which 23 were armed. Officers:
Colonels James C.S. McDowell, Kenneth M. Murchison, and John Wimbish; Lieutenant Colonel Anderson Ellis; and Major James A. Rogers. Assignments:
  • General Law's, Hoke's, Godwin's, and W.G. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
  • Battles:
  • Rappahannock River (August 22 – 25, 1862)
  • Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
  • Chancellorsville (May 1-3, 1863)
  • Bristoe Campaign (October-November 1863)
  • Bristoe Station (October 14, 1863)
  • Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
  • Plymouth
  • Drewry’s Bluff
  • Monacy (July 9, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
  • Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 1919 men.

  • Co. A Davidson/Yadkin
  • Co. B Burke/Yancey/McDowell
  • Co. C Cumberland/Sampson
  • Co. D Northampton
  • Co. E Iredell/Wilkes
  • Co. F Guilford
  • Co. G Wilkes
  • Co. H Yadkin/Surry
  • Co. I Polk
  • Co. K Granville/Randolph
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