55th NC Infantry: Officers

MEN FROM WILSON COUNTY SERVED, IN LARGE NUMBERS, IN THE 55th NORTH CAROLINA INFANTRY, COMPANY A.

CONNOLLY, John Kerr; Colonel; cm. 19 May 1862; Yadkin County; wounded and transferred: to command of North Carolina Reserves, January, 1865; RESIGNED: 7 March 1865

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CALLOWAY, Abner S., Lt. Col.; cm. 19 May 1862’ Wilkes County; PROMOTED: from Capt. To Com. B; RESIGNED: 10 March 1863

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SMITH, M. Thomas; Lt.-Col.; cm. 10 March 1863; Granville County; p. from Captain to Com. K; killed: 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg

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CALLOWAY, Martin B., Serg. 55th North Carolina Infantry, Company E until transferred to Company and promoted to 1st Lt. on 17 Apr 1864. KILLED: in The Wilderness on 5 May 1864.

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BELO, Alfred H.; Lt. Col; cm. 3 July 1863; Forsyth County; PROMOTED from Major; WOUNDED: 7 June 1864

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BLOUNT, George Washington, 1st Lt., DISMISSED: 1 Nov 1862. REASSIGNED: MAYOR (Provost Marshall) for the Town of Wilson, Wilson County, NC.

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WHITEHEAD, James S.; Major; cm. 19 May 1862; Pitt County, NC; p. from Captain to Com. E; DIED: at Wilson on 7 Aug 1862. CAUSE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED.

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JORDAN, Henry T.; Adjutant; cm. 1 Nov 1862; Person County; RESIGNED: in 1864. REASON FOR RESIGNING NOT REPORTED.

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RESIGNATION SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN AN OPTION ALMOST TOTALLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO OFFICERS, MANYOF WHOM WERE COMMISSIONED BECAUSE OF WEALTH AND POLITICAL CONNECTIONS.


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