|July 1||Seven companies of the 41st Virginia Infantry Regiment were organized in Norfolk under the command of Colonel John R. Chambliss (West Point Class of 1853)
Company A – “Sussex Sharpshooters” – Sussex County, Captain Thomas J. Eppes
Three additional companies were added in July and August to bring the regiment up to strength:
Assigned to the Department of Norfolk.
|April 9||Company E was detached to become the United Artillery Battery under Captain Thomas Kevill.|
|May||Assigned to Mahone’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
The regiment mustered 564 men.
The regiment lost 14 men killed, 51 wounded, and 20 missing
The regiment lost 8 men killed and 34 wounded.
Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree. The regiment lost 9 casualties.
|December 15||Encamped at Salem Church|
|January||Ordered to the fords of the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers.|
|April 28||Ordered to fall back as Hooker crossed the Rappahannock. Placed in line of battle at Zoan Church on the Plank Road.|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel William A. Parham.
|May 30||The regiment, along with the rest of Anderson’s Division, was transferred to the newly-formed Third Army Corps under Lieutenant General A. P. Hill|
The regiment brought 276 men to the field and loss about 5% casualties. Mahone’s Brigade had the lowest casualty rate of any Confederate brigade at Gettysburg. It had been positioned to join Longstreet’s attack on the afternoon of July 2 but Mahone refused requests for support by Wright and Posey, claiming he had other orders. It was intended to support Early’s evening attack on Cemetery Hill but the attack failed before Mahone could join. And although fresh and unblooded the brigade was overlooked for Pickett’s charge on July 3 while far more seriously damaged brigades were included.
From the War Department marker for Mahone’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. Arrived and took position here in the forenoon under orders to support the artillery. A strong skirmish line was sent out which was constantly engaged and did effective service.
July 3. Remained here in support of the artillery. Took no active part in the battle except by skirmishers.
July 4. In line here all day. At dark began the march to Hagerstown.
|June 18||The regiment reached Petersburg and spent two days near Battery 33 on the Dimmock Line.|
|June 22-23||Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road|
|June 24||In trenches near the Wilcox farm south of Petersburg|
There is a monument to Mahone’s Brigade at the Crater on the Petersburg National Battlefield.
|August 1||Assigned to Weisinger’s Brigade, Mahone’s Division, Third Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|August 18-21||Battle of Globe Tavern|
Battle of Boyden Plank Road
The regiment attacked near Dabney’s Stream Saw Mill.
The 16th Virginia Infantry regiment surrendered 10 officers and 99 enlisted men.