|May||Organized at Manassas under Colonel James L. Kemper, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B. Williams and Adjutant Charles C. Floweree and assigned to Early’s Brigade.|
|July 1||Captain Waller T. Patton of Company B was promoted to major.|
|July||Assigned to the Sixth (Early’s) Brigade|
The regiment suffered 47 casualties.
|April||The regiment reported 700 men in the ranks.|
|April 27||Lieutenant Colonel Williams was transferred to the 1st Virginia Infantry Regiment and promoted to colonel. Major Patton was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Adjutant Floweree was promoted to major.|
Battle of Williamsburg
The regiment suffered 77 casualties. Captain Philip Ashby of Company C was wounded.
|May 25||Brigadier General A.P. Hill was promoted to division command, and the brigade was taken over by Colonel James Kemper.|
|June 3||Colonel Kemper was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Patton was promoted to colonel and Major Floweree was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|June 15||Captain Aylette A. Swindler was promoted to major.|
Battle of Frayser’s Farm, or Glendale
The regiment suffered 111 casualties. Major Swindler was wounded.
|August||The brigade was under the temporary command of Colonel Montgomery Corse while Brigadier General Kemper took command of a temporary division.|
The regiment took part in Longstreet’s attack on the Union flank at Chinn Ridge. It suffered 59 casualties. Colonel Patton, Lieutenant Colonel Floweree and Major Swindler were wounded. Swinder would lose his leg and leave field servce, becoming a recruiting officer, and Colonel Patton would be out for the rest of the year. Captain Philip S. Ashby took command of the regiment.
|September||Brigadier General Kemper resumed command of the brigade, which became part of the division of Brigadier General David R. Jones in Longstreet’s Command|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Walter T. Patton. Colonel Patton was wounded, leaving Captain Philip S. Ashby in command.
Commanded by Captain Philip S. Ashby. The regiment was detached from Kemper’s brigade and was advanced several hundred yards beyond the right of the Confederate line to cover fords along Antietam Creek.
From the War Department marker for Kemper’s Brigade on the Antietam Battlefield:
Kemper’s Brigade reached Sharpsburg about noon September 15th and took position on Cemetery Hill. In the afternoon the Brigade moved to the ravine about 520 yards northwest of this. At noon of the 17th, the 7th and 24th Regiments were sent down the Harpers Ferry Road about 520 and 850 yards respectively, to guard the right flank. Upon the approach of the 9th Corps, about 3 P.M. the 1st, 11th and 17th Regiments advanced to the high ground in their front and met the charge of Fairchild’s Brigade; they were driven from their position and retreated through the town. They reformed with Garnett’s and Drayton’s Brigades in the Harpers Ferry Road just south of the town and, co-operated with Toombs’ Brigade, and A.P. Hill’s Division, checked the further advance of the enemy and reoccupied the ground from which they had been driven, where, joined by the 7th and 24th, they remained until the morning of the 19th, when the Brigade recrossed the Potomac.
|November||Assigned to Kemper’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division, First Army Corps.Captain Ashby was placed under arrest.|
The regiment suffered four casualties.
|December 25||Captain Ashby deserted and was dropped from the rolls of the regiment “in disgrace.”|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Waller Tazewell Patton and brought 335 men to the field. It took part in Pickett’s charge on the right flank of the attacking column, taking heavy casualties from the flanking fire of the Vermont Brigade. The regiment lost 31 men killed, 82 wounded, and 36 missing. Colonel Patton was shot through the jaw, a mortal wound, and captured. Lt. Colonel Flowerree took command of the survivors.
Many other officers became casualties: Lieutenants Columbus Story was killed and Lieutenant Albert Good was mortally wounded. Lieutenants James Brown, James Rosser, J.N. McMullin and Elisha Walker were wounded. Captain Bezaliel Brown and Lieutenants Nathan Bartley and Charles Moore were wounded and captured. Lieutenants George Smith and Elisha Stone were captured.
From the monument to Kemper’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. Arrived about sunset and bivouacked on the western border of Spangler’s Woods.
July 3. In the forenoon formed line in the field east of the woods with right flank near Spangler’s Barn. At the close of the cannonade advanced and took part in Longstreet’s assault upon the Union position in the vicinity of the Angle. Exposed to a severe fire of artillery and vigorously assailed beyond the Emmitsburg Road by infantry on the right flank with ranks thinned and much disorganized by its losses especially of officers it pressed on against the Union line at the stone wall where after a fierce encounter the struggle ended. Gen. J. L. Kemper fell wounded in front of the stone wall.
July 4. Spent the day in reorganization and during the night began the march to Hagerstown.
|July||Escorted prisoners back to Virginia|
|July 21||Colonel Patton died and was buried at Stonewall Cemetery at Winchester, Virginia.|
|September||Detached from the Army of Northern Virginia and assigned to the Department of Richmond|
Capture of Plymouth, North Carolina.
|May||Assigned to Kemper’s-Terry’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
The regiment lost 39 men.
Dinwiddie Court House
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Colonel Floweree and much of the regiment were captured.
The regiment surrendered 20 officers and men.