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.

1861
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
1862
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
May-June
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)
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
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
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
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
June
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
December
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