Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
June 14 Organized in Richmond.
July 1 Ten companies were sworn into Confederate service under Colonel William C. Scott.
July 11 Rich Mountain
October 3
Greenbrier River

The regiment lost 5 men wounded.

1862
March 27 Company A became Robinson’s battery of heavy artillery.
May Assigned to ‘Alleghany’ Johnson’s Brigade of the Army of the Northwest
May 1 Captain Norbell Cobb of Company G promoted to major.
May 8
Battle of McDowell

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 17 wounded.

June 6
Battle of Harrisonburg
June 8
Cross Keys
June 9
Port Republic

The regiment lost 15 men killed and 38 wounded. Captain Thomas Buckner was wounded.

Transferred to Elzey’s Brigade of Ewell’s Division (under the command of Colonel James Walker after Elzey was wounded at Cross Keys)

June 27 Gaines’ Mill
July 1 Malvern Hill
August 9
Cedar Mountain

Colonel Jackson and Captain James S.K. McCutchen were wounded. Colonel Jackson’s wound would proove mortal, but he survived until 1863.

August 26-27 Bristoe and Manassas Junction
August 28-30 Second Bull Run
September 1 Chantilly
September 12-15 Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Captain David W. Anderson, who was wounded.

From the War Department marker for Early’s Brigade along Maryland Route 65:

On the night of the 16th, Early’s Brigade bivouacked in the farm lane on the left of Jackson’s Division and in the Dunkard Church woods, between this point and the Church. At dawn of the 17th, the Brigade moved nearly a mile northwest to support Stuart’s Cavalry Division and some Batteries of Artillery. The Brigade was on this duty about an hour when, leaving the 13th Virginia Infantry with Stuart, it returned and formed line on the plateau east of this, perpendicular to the Hagerstown Pike and, advancing in a northerly direction, as a support to Jackson’s right, participated in a sanguinary engagement with the right of the First Army Corps, which was obliged to retire, then moved to the south along the west edge of the West Woods, and engaged the enemy near the Dunkard Church.

From the War Department marker for Early’s Brigade in Philadelphia Brigade Park:

After supporting Jackson’s Division in repulsing the right of the First Army Corps on the plateau west of the Hagerstown Pike, Early’s Brigade, moving through the West Woods and along their western edge to this point, advanced east and, in co-operation with portions of McLaws’ Division, drove the 125th Pennsylvania and 34th New York from the woods near the church. Then, wheeling to the left, supported by the Brigades of Semmes, Anderson and Barksdale, and portions of Jackson’s Division, struck the flank of Sedgwick’s Division and forced it to retire from the field. The Brigade was then reformed and withdrawn to the position occupied by it in the morning and, later in the day, moved to the northern part of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th, when it recrossed the Potomac

November Attached to Early’s Brigade, Ewell’s Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 15 casualties.

December 31 Colonel Scott resigned.
1863
May 1-3
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 71 casualties. Major Cobb was wounded.

May 28 Assigned to Jones’ Brigade of Johnson’s Division of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
June 16 Major Cobb was promoted to colonel, Captain Thomas R. Buckner of Company C to lieutenant colonel and Captain David Anderson of Company K to major.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Norval Cobb, and brought 227 men to the field. It lost 8 killed and an unknown number of wounded, missing or captured. Colonel Cobb was wounded, and Captain Thomas Buckner took command. Lieutenant R.W. Bailey, regimental Adjutant, was also wounded.

From the War Department monument to Jones’ Brigade at Gettysburg:

July 1. Arrived near nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek and north of Hanover road with pickets advanced to the front.

July 2. About 4 P. M. moved forward to support artillery on Benner’s Hill. Crossed Rock Creek at 6 P. M. and assailed the Union position on the summit of Culp’s Hill charging up to the Union breastworks and continuing the struggle until dark.

July 3. In line near here all day sometimes skirmishing heavily. About midnight moved with the Division and Corps to Seminary Ridge northwest of the town.

July 4. Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 P. M. began the march to Hagerstown.

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

Lieutenant Colonel Buckner was killed.

May 12
Assault on the Muleshoe

Most of the regiment was captured at the Muleshoe Salient along with the rest of Johnson’s Division. One man was killed and two wounded, but 158 men were captured, including Colonel Cobb and Major Anderson, and the regimental colors were lost to the 64th New York.

May 21 The survivors of the regiment were grouped into one small company and then consolidated with the rest of Jones’ brigade under Colonel Robert H. Dungan of the 48th Virginia. These and the survivors of Steuart’s Brigade and the Stonewall Brigade were consolidated into a brigade under Brigadier General William Terry.
May 22-26 Battle of North Anna
June 1-3 Cold Harbor
June Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Sent to the Shenandoah Valley as part of Early’s Army of the Valley attached to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade , Gordon’s Division, Second Corps (Maj. Gen. John Breckinridge), Army of the Valley

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 3 Colonel Cobb was exchanged and returned to the regiment.
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
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Major Anderson was wounded.

December
Petersburg Siege

The regiment returned from the Army of the Valley to Lee’s main army around Petersburg, attached to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division (Brig. Gen. Clement Evans), Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

1865
February 5
Battle of Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Assault on Fort Stedman
April 6 Battle of Sayler’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox

One officer and 12 enlisted men surrendered, commanded by Major David W. Anderson