View Full Version : the 57th North Carolina, fighting the Yankee invasion since 1862

11-17-2006, 02:58 PM
Have you ever thought about becoming a Civil War reenactor?? Do you have a love for history? Have you ever seen a movie like "Gettysburg or Gods and Generals" and wondered what it was like to have lived back them? If the answer is yes and you live in MD, VA, or PA then the 57th North Carolina is for you. Below is some info on our unit. And at the bottom is a link to our webpage. Feel free to have a look and we can be contacted from there.

About the 57th North Carolina. 57th Infantry Regiment was organized at Salisbury, North Carolina, in July, 1862, with men recruited in the counties of Rowan, Forsyth, Catawba, Cabarrus, Lincoln, and Alamance. Sent to Virginia, the regiment was assigned to General Law's, Hoke's, Godwin's, and W.G. Lewis' brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Mine Run, then returned to North Carolina. After serving in the Kinston area the 57th was ordered back to Virginia. It continued the fight at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations, and around Appomattox. The unit reported 32 killed and 192 wounded at Fredericksburg, had 9 killed and 61 wounded at Chancellorsville and twenty-two percent of the 297 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. At the Rappahannock River in November, 1863, it lost 4 wounded and 292 missing. On April 9, 1865 it surrendered with 6 officers and 74 men of which 31 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Archibald C. Godwin and Hamilton C. Jones, Jr., and Major James A. Craige.

The 57th North Carolina is a family based Civil War Reenacting Unit based in Baltimore City. We try not to travel more then 3 hours from home, unless we vote to go to a special event. We are currently looking for individules who want to perticiapte in the roles of infantry, medical,and civilian. We attend and take part in all areas of the hobby ranging from battle reenactments, to living histories, demonstrations, talks, and parades. You do not have to have past military, or reenacting experience.

What type of membership can you have and how to join the 57th North Carolina. We have two types of membership avalible, a full member and an associate member. A full member is allowed to take part in all aspects of the hobbie. They can go out in to battles, and do living histories. But they must go to 2 events or more per year. An Associate member is allowed to go to living histories, and march with the color guard, but are not allowed to take the field for any battles. This is more for the Civilian reenactors. This is also set aside for people who dont want to reenact at all, but what to have a say in the unit, like people who had family in the 1862-1865 57th NC. http://www.geocities.com/anv57regnc

Join us and help celebrate the 145th Annv of the 57th on July 4th 2007.