Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
October 13 Organized at Staunton, Virginia under Colonel Edmond Goode, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel H. Letcher and Major Stapleton Crutchfield. The regiment was assigned to Early’s Brigade.
1862
March 8 Colonel Goode died. Lieutenant Colonel Letcher was promoted to colonel, Major Crutchfield was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George E. Booker of Company H was promoted to major.
May 1 Lieutenant Colonel Crutchfield and Major Booker were dropped in the army reorganization. Captain Francis H. Board of Company I was elected lieutenent colonel and Captain John G. Kasey of Company B was elected major.
May Assigned to ‘Alleghany’ Johnson’s Brigade of the Army of the Northwest
May 8
Battle of McDowell

The regiment lost 50 men.

June 6
Battle of Harrisonburg

The regiment lost 53 men.

June 8
Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic

The regiment lost 77 men.

June 9 Assigned 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

The regiment lost 54 men. Lt. Colonel Board was wounded.

July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

Major Kasey was wounded.

August 28-29
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

Major Walker was badly wounded in the thigh and would not return to the regiment.

August 30
Battle of Chantilly
Colomel Letcher was absent sick.
September Major Kasey left due to illness after the regiment reached Frederick. Captain Henry W. Wingfield took command as senior captain.
September 12-15
Capture of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Captain Wingfield.

From the two brigade markers 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.

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.

September 21 Colonel Letcher resigned.
October 30 Lieutenant Colonel Francis Board was promoted to colonel. Major Kasey was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Edward T. Walker of Company A was promoted to major.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost nine men..

1863
May
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 28 casualties. Captain Wingfield was wounded.

June 14
Second Battle of Winchester
June 15-July 4
Gettysburg Campaign

The regiment was detached from the brigade with the 13th Virginia and left in Winchester to guard prisoners and supplies, missing the Battle of Gettysburg.

July 6
Williamsport

The regiment marched to Williamsport and helped defend the army’s wagon train.

August-September Captain Wingfield was absent and noted as a deserter.
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 Kasey was wounded.

May 22-26 North Anna
May 30
Battle of Cold Harbor
June-July Captain Wingfield returned from sick leave to take command of the regiment.
June Detached with the Second Corps to the Shenandoah Valey under Jubal Early.
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
Early’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
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 Colonel Board was killed at Winchester. 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

Captain Wingfield was captured.

September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
December 2 Major Walker retired. He had been disabled by a thigh wound since the Second Battle of Manassas.
December
Petersburg Siege

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 on Fort Stedman

Lieutenant Colonel Kasey was captured.

April 6
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 58th Virginia surrendered 2 officers and 68 men, only 22 of whom were armed