Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
May Organized at Harpers Ferry under Colonel Ambrose Powell Hill, Lieutenant Colonel James A. Walker and Major James B. Terrill.
July 1 Mustered into Confederate service
July 21
Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The regiment moved by train to Manassas but was stationed on the unengaged right flank during the battle.

1862
February 26 Colonel Hill was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Walker was promoted to colonel and Major Terrill was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
April 25 Captain John B. Sherrard of Company K was promoted to major.
May 8
Battle of McDowell
May-June
Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Atached to Elzey’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Army of the Northwest

June 8-9 Battles of Cross Keys-Port Republic
June Attached to Elzey’s, Walker’s, Early’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
June 27
Battle of Gaines’ Mill

Captain Charles Crittenden was wounded.

June 30 White Oak Swamp
July 1 Malvern Hill
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 26-27 Bristoe and Manassas Junction
August 28-30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1 Chantilly
September 12-15 Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Captain Frank V. Winston. At the beginning of the battle it was detached from the brigade to support Stuart’s Horse Artillery near the Poffenberger Farm at the extreme left of the Confederate line. Serving as a skirmish line in front of the horse artillery they drove back three advances by Gorman’s Union Brigade from of the West Woods. In spite of the heavy fighting the regiment lost only one man killed and five wounded.

October 30 Major Sherrard resigned, apparently due to problems with Colonel Walker. Captain George A. Goodman of Company C was promoted to major.
November Attached to Early’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Second Corps , Army of Northern Virginia
December 13 Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 15 Colonel Walker was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Terrill was promoted to colonel. Major Goodman was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and Captain Charles T. Crittenden of Company B was promoted to major. When Colonel Walker left the regiment former Major Sherrard sought to be reinstated but was turned down.
June 14
Gettysburg Campaign

The regiment was detached from the brigade with the 58th Virginia and left in Winchester, missing the Battle of Gettysburg.

July 12 Retreat to Virginia
October Bristoe Campaign
November-December Mine Run Campaign
1864
May 5-6
Battle of The Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
North Anna
June 1
Battle of Cold Harbor

Major Crittenden was shot “through the breast.”

Colonel Terrill was promoted to brigadier general.

June 17-18 Battle of Lynchburg
June 19-21 Pursuit of Hunter
June 22 Day of rest at Salem
June 23-26 Advance into the Shenandoah Valley to Staunton
June 28-July 2 Advance from Staunton to near Harpers Ferry
July 5-6 Crossed the Potomac at Boteler’s Ford and advances to west of Frederick
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
July 10 The advance on Washington continued through an extremely hot day.
July 11-12 Battle of Fort Stevens
July 13-15 Left Washington, crossed the Potomac at White’s Ford, and marched across Loudon County.
July 16 Crossed the Blue Ridge at Snickers Gap to Berryville
July 19 Moved to Strasburg
July 24
Second Battle of Kernstown
August 8 At Bunker Hill
August 10 To Winchester
August 12 To Fisher’s Hill
August 17 Returned to Winchester and Bunker Hill.
August 22 To Charles Town
August 25-26 Feint toward Williamsport and return to Bunker Hill.
September 5 To Winchester
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester

Lieutenant Colonel Goodman was captured.

September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
January Captain George Cullen was reported to be in command of the regiment to the end of the war.
February 5
Battle of Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Assault on Fort Stedman
April 6
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Aptil 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 65 men