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www.childers-shepherd.org, 28 Feb 2009
60th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

"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. It
was assigned to Preston's, Stovall's, Reynolds', Brown's and Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's
Brigade. 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. The field officers were Colonels Washington M. Hardy and Joseph A. McDowell; Lieutenant
Colonels William H. Deaver, J.M. Ray, and James T. Weaver; and Majors James T. Huff and William W.