Company A – Independent Volunteers (Banks County)
|August 30||Christopher Columbus Sanders commissioned as lieutenant colonel|
|September 30||Attached to Coast Defense, Department of North Carolina|
|Moved to Virginia and attached to Cobb’s Brigade, Magruder’s Division. The regiment reported 660 effectives.|
|April 5||Warwick Road|
|April 5 – May 4||Siege of Yorktown|
|April 16||Lee’s Mills, Burnt Chimneys, Dam No. 1|
|May 31 – June 1||Seven Pines, Fair Oaks|
|June 25 – July 1||Seven Days Battles|
|June 29||Fair Oaks – Peach Orchard (Allen’s Farm)|
Battle of Malvern Hill
|July 3||The regiment, with the rest of Cobb’s Brigade, was transferred to McLaws’ Division.|
|September 12 -13|
The regiment suffered heavily at Crampton’s Gap, losing 126 casualties out of the 292 men engaged.
Lt. Colonel Sanders was in temporary command of the brigade while General Cobb was absent. The regiment lost 4 men killed, 39 wounded, and 2 missing. Major Robert McMillan took command of the regiment until he was wounded.
Cobb’s Brigade crossed the Potomac at daybreak and halted near General Lee’s Headquarters west of Sharpsburg. At about 9:20 A.M., it formed line on the south side of Bloody Lane, its left resting at this point and, with Rodes’ and portions of Garland’s and Colquitt’s Brigades, participated in the engagement with French’s Division of the Second Corps. Later in the day the Brigade changed front to the right, facing east, and supported D. H. Hill’s Division and George T. Anderson’s Brigade in resisting the advance of Richardson’s Division.
Colonel McMillan took command of the brigade as senior colonel when Brigadier General Cobb was mortally wounded. The regiment lost 36 casualties.
|January 17||Colonel Wofford was promoted to brigadier general and took command of the brigade, now known as Wofford’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division.|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Robert McMillan and brought about 300 men to the field. It lost 8 men killed, 29 men wounded and 46 men missing or captured.
From the marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. Arrived at 4 P. M. and formed line 100 yards west of this. Ordered to the front about 6 P. M. and advanced soon afterward along Wheatfield Road flanked the Union forces assailing the Loop and aided the Confederates thereby relieved in forcing them back through the Wheatfield to the foot of Little Round Top. Assailed there by a strong body of fresh troops and receiving at the same moment an order to withdraw the Brigade fell back at sunset to the grove west of the Wheatfield.
July 3. One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.
July 4. In line here all day. At midnight began march to Hagerstown.
|July 5-23||Retreat to Manassas Gap|
|September||Sent west with Longstreet to the Army of the Tennessee|
Battle of Chickamauga
Little River, Tennessee
Battle of Knoxville
|January 9||Lt. Colonel Sanders was promoted to colonel and Captain Joseph N. Chandler of Company A was promoted to major.|
|January 16-17||Operations around Dandridge, Tennessee|
|Mid-April||McLaw’s Division returned with the First Corps from Tennessee to the Eastern Theater. It was under Kershaw’s command while McLaws awaited the results of a court martial for his actions at Knoxville. McLaws was largely vindicated on May 4, but Lee requested that he be reassigned to avoid conflict with Longstreet.|
Colonel Sanders was wounded
|May 22–26||Operations on the line of the North Anna River.|
|May 26–28||Operations on the line of the Paumunkey River.|
|May 28-31||Operations on the line of theTotopotomoy River.|
|August 16||Temporarily attached to the Army of the Valley. Brigadier General Wofford was on leave, having been twice wounded in the spring fighting, and the brigade was commanded by its senior colonel, Christopher C. Sanders.|
|August 16||Front Royal|
|August 24||Lieutenant Colonel Gholston was retired to the Invalid Corps.|
|September 2-3||Bunker Hill|
|September 10||Major Chandler resigned.|
|September 14||With the situation quiet, Kershaw’s Division was ordered to leave the Valley to return to the Richmond front, but it was turned around and rejoined the Army of the Valley after the news of the defeat at Third Winchester.|
|November 14||Rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia around Richmond.|
Colonel Sanders captured
The regiment surrendered 4 officers and 56 enlisted men.