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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) was organized in May, 1861, under Colonel K. Harper. Eight companies were from Augusta County and two from Frederick County. The unit became part of the Stonewall Brigade and served undder Generals T.J. Jackson, R.B. Garnett, Winder, Paxton, J.A. Walker, and W. Terry. It surrendered 8 officers and 48 men. The field officers were Colonels William S.H. Baylor, John H.S. Funk, William H. Harman, and Kenton Harper; Lieutenant Colonel Hazel J. Williams; and Majors Absalom Koiner and James W. Newton.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Company A ( Marion Rifles) - many men from Frederick County

Company B ( Rockbridge Rifles) - many men from Rockbridge County

Company C ( Mountain Guard) - many men from Augusta County

Company D ( Southern Guard) - many men from Augusta County

Company E ( Augusta Greys) - many men from Augusta County

Company F ( West View Infantry) - many men from Augusta County

Company G ( Staunton Rifles ) - many men from Augusta County

Company H ( Augusta Rifles) - many men from Augusta County

Company  I  ( Ready Rifles) - many men from Augusta County

Company  K ( Continental Morgan Guards) - many men from Frederick County

Company  L  ( West Augusta Guard) - many men from Augusta County


The information above is from 5th Virginia Infantry, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.

Other Sources

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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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