NC 58th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
"58th Infantry Regiment was organized in Mitchell County, North Carolina, in July, 1862. Its
twelve companies were recruited in the counties of Mitchell, Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell,
McDowell, and Ashe. In September it moved to Cumberland Gap and spent the winter of
1862-1863 at Big Creek Gap, near Jacksboro, Tennessee. During the war it was assigned
to Kelly's, Reynolds', Brown's and Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's Brigade. The 58th
participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta,
guarded prisoners at Columbia, Tennessee, during Hood's operations, then moved to South
Carolina and skirmished along the Edisto River. Later it returned to North Carolina and saw
action at Bentonville. It lost 46 killed and 114 wounded at Chickamauga, totalled 327 men
and 186 arms in December, 1863, and took about 300 effectives to Bentonville. The unit
was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel John B.
Palmer; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas J. Dula, John C. Keener, Edmund Kirby, William W.
Proffitt, and Samuel M. Silver; and Major Alfred T. Stewart."