Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
August 19 Organized at Staunton under Colonel John B. Baldwin and Lieutenant Colonel Michael G. Harman
Assigned to Early’s Briagde
1862
May 1 Colonel Baldwin was dropped in the spring reorganization and Lieutenant Colonel Harman was elected colonel.
May Assigned to ‘Alleghany’ Johnson’s Brigade of the Army of the Northwest
Jackson’s Valley Campaign
May 8
Battle of McDowell

Colonel Harman was wounded in the arm but rejoined the regiment.

June 6
Battle of Harrisonburg
June 8
Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic
June 9 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
Battle of Gaines’ Mill
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Michael G. Harman.

From the first of two War Department markers on Early’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

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 second War Department marker on Early’s Brigade at Antietam:

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 The Brigade was then reformed and withdrawn to the position occupied by it in the morning and, later in the day, moved to the northern part of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the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.

October Colonel Harman absent sick
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January Assigned to Smith’s Brigade of Early’s Division, Second Corps
April Colonel Harman returned from sick leave
June 6 Colonel Harman resigned due to disability
June 14-15 Second Battle of Winchester
June 26 Marched through Gettysburg
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel James H. Skinner and brought 254 men to the field. It lost 9 men killed, 26 wounded and 19 missing. Lt. Colonel Skinner was wounded.

From the War Department marker for Smith’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 3. The Brigade having been detached two days guarding York Pike and other roads against the reported approach of Union Cavalry was ordered to Culp’s Hill to reinforce Johnson’s Division. Arriving early formed in line along this stone wall receiving and returning fire of Infantry and sharpshooters in the woods opposite and being subjected to heavy fire of Artillery. It repulsed the charge of the 2nd Massachusetts and 27th Indiana Regiments against this line and held its ground until the Union forces regained their works on the hill. It then moved to a position further up the creek and during the night marched to Seminary Ridge where it rejoined Early’s Division.

July 4. Occupied Seminary Ridge. After midnight 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
May 22-26 North Anna
May 30
Battle of Cold Harbor
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 20 General Lilley was captured and General Pegram returned to command the brigade.
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
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
December Siege of Petersburg

The regiment returned from the Shenandoah Valley and rejoined Lee’s main army around Petersburg, attached to Pegram’s/Walker’s Brigade, Ramseur’s Division, Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

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

The regiment surrendered 7 officers and 53 men, only 14 of whom were armed.