Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


“Third Regiment, Wise Legion”

1861
August 13 Organized for one year under the command of Colonel William E. Starke
September 27 Sewell Mountain
September 29 Company L was assigned to the regiment.
November Company H transferred to the 59th Virginia Infantry Regiment and Company L was redesignated Company H
November 22 Major Sweeney supplanted Major Broun by order of the War Department.
1862
June Assigned to Field’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The regiment lost 31 killed and 173 wounded

June 27
Battle of Gaines’s Mill
1863
February Assigned to McCausland’s-Smith’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
1864
May 9
Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain

The regiment was under the command of Colonel Beuhring H. Jones

June 5
Battle of Piedmont
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September Assigned to Smith’s Brigade, Wharton’s Division, Army of the Valley
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22 Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro

The regiment was commanded by Acting Major John L. Caynor. Early’s Army of the Valley was destroyed. The regiment was dispersed, with many were captured.

April The survivors of the regiment disbanded