Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


“First Infantry Regiment, Wise Legion”

1861
August 8 Organized as 2nd Infantry Regiment, Wise Legion, under the command of Colonel James L. Davis. Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Kanawha Valley.
August 13 Colonel Davis became colonel of the 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment.
December Moved to District of the Albemarle, Department of Norfolk.
1862
February 8
Battle of Roanoke Island

Much of the regiments were captured and paroled. Seven companies who escaped capture were organized as the 26th Virginia Infantry Battalion.

May Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Richard T.W. Duke was elected colonel.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The regiment mustered 400 men.

September Those captured on Roanoke Island were considered exchanged and were organized as the the 46th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
December-April Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Elzey’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
1863
March 29 Skirmish at Williamsburg
April Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Department of Richmond
April 16 Pamunkey River
August-September
Charleston Harbor

Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida

October Assigned to 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December-February Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
1864
February-April Assigned to District of Florida, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
March Colonel Duke resigned due to disagreements with General Wise.
May-October Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
May 16
Drewry’s Bluff
May 17-June 14
Bermuda Hundred
June-April
Siege of Petersburg
October Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
1865
April 6
Sayler’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 15 officers and 116 men