60th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 60th Infantry Regiment was organized at Greenville, Tennessee, during the summer of 1862 by adding four companies to the 6th North Carolina State Infantry Battalion. The men were recruited in Asheville and the four counties of Madison, Buncombe, and Polk, and a small number were from Tennessee. The The 60th fought at Murfreesboro , served in Mississippi, then participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Bentonville . It lost 3 killed, 65 wounded, and 11 missing at Murfreesboro, and in January, 1863, had 276 men present for duty. The unit reported 8 killed, 36 wounded , and 16 missing of the 150 engaged at Chickamauga, totalled 106 men and 59 arms in December, 1863, and mustered a force of 106 in January, 1865. Few surrendered in April. Officers:
Colonels:
• Washington M. Hardy
• Joseph A. McDowell
Lieutenant Colonels:
• William H. Deaver
• J. M. Ray
• James T. Weaver
Majors:
• James T. Huff
• William W. McDowell.
Assignments:
  • Aug 1862 Oct 1862 Unattached Dept of East Tennessee
  • Oct 1862 Nov 1862 Walker's Army of Middle Tennessee
  • Nov 1862 Nov 1862 Walker's Breckinridge's 1st Army of Tennessee
  • Dec 1862 May 1863 Preston's Breckinridge's 2nd Army of Tennessee
  • May 1863 Jul 1863 Preston's/Stovall's Breckinridge's Dept of the West
  • Jul 1863 Aug 1863 Stovall's Breckinridge's Dept of Mississippi and East Louisiana
  • Aug 1863 Nov 1863 Stovall's Breckinridge's 2nd Army of Tennessee
  • Nov 1863 Feb 1864 Reynolds' Stevenson's 1st Army of Tennessee
  • Feb 1864 Apr 1865 Reynolds'/Palmer's Stevenson's 2nd Army of Tennessee
  • Battles:
  • Adairsville, GA May 18 1864
  • Bentonville, NC Mar 19 1865
  • Chattanooga, TN Sep 24 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA Sep 19 1863
  • Clinton, MS Jul 9 1863
  • Franklin, TN Nov 30 1864
  • Jackson, MS Jul 12 1863
  • Jonesboro, GA Aug 31 1864
  • Kolb's Farm, GA Jun 22 1864
  • Missionary Ridge, TN Nov 25 1863
  • Murfreesboro, TN Dec 31 1862
  • Murfreesboro, TN Dec 7 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA Jul 4 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA Jul 20 1864
  • Resaca, GA May 9 1864
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA Feb 25 1864
  • Salisbury, NC Apr 12 1865
  • Rosters:
    The roster of this unit contains the names of 1625 men.

    Co. A, Buncombe Light Artillery

    Co. B, Capt. L.A.B. Duckett's Co.

    Co. D, Henderson Rangers

    Co. E, Buncombe Farmers

    Co. I, Capt. G.M. Roberts' Co. - French Broad Guards

    Co. K, Capt. W.R. West's Co.
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