|July 17||The 57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment was organized at Salisbury under the command of Colonel Archibald C. Godwin, Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton C. Jones, Jr. and Major James A. Craige.
Company A – Rowan County – Captain William Howard
|August||Assigned to the Department of North Carolina.|
|August 1||Captain Howard of Company A resigned and was replaced by Captain W.C. Lord.|
|September||Assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|October||Captain Mann of Company D resignd and was replaced by Captain E.J. Batner.|
|November||Moved to Virginia and assigned to Trimble’s-Hoke’s Brigade, Ewell’s-Early’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Nortern Virginia.|
The regiment lost 32 men killed and 192 wounded. Captain Lord of Company A was mortally wounded, Captain Batner of Company D was killed and replaced by Captain S.W. Gray, and Captain John F. Speck of Company G was wounded.
|December 16||Captain Howerton of Company H resigned and was replaced by Captain William Johnston, who had been mortlly wounded at Fredericksburg and would die in May.|
|January 20||Captain Brown of company B resigned and was replaced by Captain Mills H. Hunter.|
|March 4||Captain Albright of company I resigned and was replaced by Captain Joseph Dickey.|
The regiment lost 9 men killed and 61 wounded.
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Archibald C. Godwin. After brigade commander Colonel Isaac Avery was mortally wounded during the attack on Cemetery Hill in the evening of July 2 Colonel Godwin took command of the brigade. Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton C. Jones took over the regiment.
The regiment brought 297 men to the field and lost 65 casualties. Captain Gray of Company D was killed during the fighting on the 2nd.
From the monument to Hoke’s Brigade at Gettysburg:
July 1. Advanced at 3 P. M. with Hays’ Brigade flanked Eleventh Corps aided in taking two guns repulsed First Brigade Second Division and captured many prisoners. Late in evening took position here.
|August 17||First Lieutenant Philip Carpenter of Company G was promoted to captain, replacing Captain John Speck who had been wounded at Gettysburg.|
The regiment lost 4 men wounded and 292 missing in the surprise Frederal night attack. Lieutenant Colonel Jones and Captain Seckler of Company K were captured.
Mine Run Campaign
|January||Moved to North Carolina and assigned to Hoke’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina|
|May||Assigned to Hoke’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|May-June||Returned to Virginia and assigned to Hoke’s-Lewis’s Brigade, Early’s-Ramseur’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of North Anna
Assigned to Lewis’s-Godwin’s Brigade, Pegram’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Valley
|July 2||Major Craige was wounded.|
|August 5||Colonel Godwin was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton Jones was promoted to colonel.|
Returned to Lee’s army around Petersburg-Richmond and assigned to Lewis’s-Godwin’s Brigade, Pegram’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
The regiment surrendered 6 officers and 74 men, only 31 of whom were armed.