Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


“Irish Battalion”

1861
May Five companies were organized at Richmond.
September 12-15 Cheat Mountain Campaign
December 25 Arrived at Winchester. Attached to Gilham’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest
1862
February 9 Assigned to the 2nd (Burks’) Brigade of Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley District
March 23
Battle of Kernstown

The battalion was commanded by Captain David B. Bridgford.

May 8
Battle of McDowell

The battalion was commanded by Captain Benjamin W. Leigh.

May 20 Captain John Seddon of Company D was promoted to major.
May 23 Battle of Front Royal
May 25 Battle of Winchester
June 8 Battle of Cross Keyes
June 9 Battle of Port Republic
June 17 Left the Shenandoah Valley for the Richmond area.
June 25 – July 1 Seven Days Battles
July 1 Assigned to J.R. Jones’ Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The battalion was commanded by Major John Seddon

August 29-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 13-15
Battle of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
October 11 Major Seddon resigned due to disability.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
February Assigned to General Headquarters
1864
November Assigned to Provost Guard
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrendered 18 officers and 120 men.