Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia

“Third Regiment, Wise Legion”

August 13

Organized for one year under the command of Colonel William E. Starke, Lieutenant Colonel James L. Corley, and Major George W. Hammond

Company A – Beirne Sharpshooters, Monroe Sharpshooters
Company B – Greenbrier Mountain Rifles – Greenbrier County
Company C – The Dixie Rifles – Fayette County
Company D – Allegheny Rifles – Alleghany County
Company E – The Bruce Rifles – Greenbrier County
Company F – The James River Rifles
Company G – The Roane Rangers – Roane County
Company H – Richmond Light Guard – Richmond County
Company – Captain White’s Company – Mercer County
Company  K – The Osceola Guards – Botetourt County

September 27 Sewell Mountain
September 29 Company L was assigned to the regiment.
November 5 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.
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

Transferred the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee

February Assigned to McCausland’s-Smith’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
May 9
Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain

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

June 5
Battle of Piedmont

Colonel Beuhring H. Jones was captured. He would remain a prisoner for the rest of the war.

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
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