our Gen. North Carolina Governor Vance had supplied Longstreet's corps with new gray uniforms, while the 58th was in rags and barefoot. Some of Reynolds soldiers passed through Colonel Jesse. He saw his and The Army of Tennessee's mission was to hold the Federals in check until the Northern election in November. Chilton Books, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965. The effect strength of the three divisions composing the corps' effective strength was 2,687. On May 7, 1864 the Army of Tennessee again focused on the business at hand - war! At this time the regiment was reported to have an effective strength of 246 men, total present of 311, with an aggregate present total of 338. The Federals regrouped in a reinforced position, and Palmer's Brigade again joined the front lines with the 58th North Carolina on the left of the battle line, the 63rd Virginia toward the center.
Pettus would later command the Virginia remnant of Reynolds' Brigade in the last days of the war in North Carolina. On September 8, 1864 Hood proposed an exchange of prisoners to Sherman. Many of these men had the same story, that they were loyal, were conscripted, and deserted to avail themselves of the amnesty proclamation. Johnston was busy trying to stop him with much skirmishing, again almost every day according to post war recol- lections. Periodicals Atlanta Daily Southern Confederacy. The 58th North Carolina rejoined Palmer's now very small brigade on the return of Hood's Army to Tupelo, Mississippi in January 1865. Headquarters Effective Total Total Aggregate Present 4 58th NC th NC 63rd VA rd, 18th, 26th, 32d, 45th TN th VA An organizational table dated January 20, 1865, shows that Colonel Palmer's Brigade had not changed from November 18, 1864, except in name. The reason for with- drawal, however, was unknown to the men through whom they passed, adding confusion to the situation. Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee on April 27, 1865. Columbia Daily South Carolinian. We lost about 40 killed wounded out of the Brigade.". James Clark of the 63rd Virginia, wrote on February 28, 1864, "Our Brigade has been in front all the time.