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Brief History

This Unit was organized on March 5, 1862 (Colonel Porter's regiment) it comprised of ten companies.  The regiment was broken up in May 1862, by the operation of the conscription act, the members who re-enlisted being assigned to various other organizations [1]


Field and Staff


Company A


Company B


Company C


Company D


Company E


Company F

Co F was reorganized as cavalry and became a part of the 2nd (Pate's) Bn. Va. Cav., which finally became Co I, 5th Rgt. Va. Cav Co K was reorganized as Captain Bossieux's Co. Va. Inf., Local Defense Troops, and finally as Co F. 25th (Richmond City) Bn. Va. Inf., Local Defense Troops.

Company G


Company H


Company I


Company K


Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
  • Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.


  1. 3rd Regiment, Virginia Light Artillery, (accessed 25 November 2011).


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