Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia

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
March 23
Battle of Kernstown
May-June Assigned to 2nd (Campbell’s) Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Valley District
May 8
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

June 8
Battle of Cross Keys
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
June 27
Gaines’s Mill
June 30
White Oak Swamp
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 28-30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 12-15
Siege of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

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.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 14-15
Second Battle of Winchester
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

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.

October 6 Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Dungan was promoted to colonel.
Bristoe Campaign
Mine Run Campaign
May Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 14 Consolidated with 21st, 25th, 42nd, 44th & 50th Virginia Infantry Regiments due to extreme casualties at the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.
May 22-26
Battle of South Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Army of the Valley

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg

Assigned to Terry’s Consolidated Brigade, Gordon’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

March 25
Fort Stedman
April 9
Appomattox Court House