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13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
Completed its organization during the summer of 1861 with men from Winchester and Culpeper, Orange, Louisa, and Hampshire counties.
The unit sustained heavy losses at Cedar Creek and surrendered with 10 officers and 52 men. Its commanders were Colonels George A. Goodman, Ambrose P. Hill, James B. Terrill, and James A. Walker; and Majors Charles T. Crittenden and John B. Sherrard. 
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 (The Montpelier Guard) - many men from Orange County
Company B ( The Culpeper Minute Men) - many men from Culpeper County
Company C (The Gordonsville Grays) - many men from Orange County
Company D (The Louisa Blues) - many men from Louisa County
Company E (The Culpeper Ruflemen) - many men from Culpaper County
Company F (The Barboursville Guards) - many men from Orange County
Company G ( The Lanier Guard) - many men from Maryland
Company H (The Winchester Boomerangs) - many men from Winchester, County
Company I (The Frontier Rifles) - many men from Hampshire County
Company K (The Hampshire Guard) - many men from Hampshire County
The information above is from 13th Virginia Infantry, by David F. Riggs.
- 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 (see below).
- 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.
- Macon, Emma Cassandra Riely and Reuben Conway Macon. Reminiscences of the Civil War. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1911. FHL Fiche 6082850 (2 fiche).
- Riggs, David F. 13th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 49.
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