The 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment was created in September of 1861 and surrendered at Appomattox Court House in April of 1865.
|September 20||Organized for one year’s service under the command of Colonel John A. Campbell. Assigned to Burks’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest|
|November-December||Assigned to Gilham’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, Army of the Northwest|
|December||Assigned to 2nd (Burks’s-Campbell’s) Brigade, Army of the Valley District|
|May-June||Assigned to 2nd (Campbell’s) Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley District|
Battle of McDowell
The regiment lost 4 men wounded.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Assigned to J.R. Jones’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley District
Battle of Cross Keys
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
White Oak Swamp
Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of Cedar Mountain
There is some uncertainty who commanded the regiment at Sharpsburg. Captain John M. Chandler is often listed as being senior officer in command, but there is evidence that he resigned and his resignation was accepted in July.
From the War Department tablet for Jones’ Brigade, now missing, that at one time was n the east side of Hagerstown Pike near the Piper farm:
On the evening of September 16, Jones’ Brigade formed line on the left of Winder’s, its right about 130 yards west of this, its left extending nearly to the West Woods. Skirmishers were advanced about 250 to 275 yards and became slightly engaged and the Brigade came under an annoying artillery fire. In this position it was attacked by Doubleday’s Division early in the morning of the 17th, and, after more than a half hour’s hard fighting, was forced back to the line held by the Brigades of Starke and Taliaferro. It was re-formed and, with Winder’s Brigade, supported the advance of Starke’s and Taliaferro’s Brigades a half hour later, but was again compelled to retire. Supported by Early’s brigade of Ewell’s Division, the entire Division again advanced and again fell back and reformed beyond the West Woods, where it supported the attack of McLaws’ Division on Sedgwick’s Federal Division.
Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Dungan. Lieutenant Colonel Dungan took command of the brigade as senior officer when Brigadier General Jones was wounded, and Major Oscar Whit took command of the regiment.
From the monument to Jones’s Brigade at Gettysburg:
July 1. Arrived near nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek and north of Hanover road with pickets advanced to the front.
July 2. About 4 P. M. moved forward to support artillery on Benner’s Hill. Crossed Rock Creek at 6 P. M. and assailed the Union position on the summit of Culp’s Hill charging up to the Union breastworks and continuing the struggle until dark.
July 3. In line near here all day sometimes skirmishing heavily. About midnight moved with the Division and Corps to Seminary Ridge northwest of the town.
July 4. Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 P. M. began the march to Hagerstown.
Mine Run Campaign
|May||Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
|May 14||Consolidated with 21st, 25th, 42nd, 44th & 50th Virginia Infantry Regiments due to extreme casualties at the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.|
Battle of South Anna
Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Army of the Valley
Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia