1st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Williams Rifles) (Confederate)

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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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. <br>
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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. <br>  
  
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Company A (Richmond Grays) - many men from City of Richmond
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Company A (Richmond Grays) - many men from City of Richmond  
  
Company B (Richmond City Guard) -&nbsp;&nbsp;many men from City of Richmond
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Company B (Richmond City Guard) -&nbsp;&nbsp;many men from City of Richmond  
  
Company C (Montgomery Guard) - many men from City of Richmond<br>
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Company C (Montgomery Guard) - many men from City of Richmond<br>  
  
Company D (Old Dominion Guard) - many men from City of Richmond
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Company D (Old Dominion Guard) - many men from City of Richmond  
  
Company&nbsp;G (Capt. William H. Gordon's Co.) - many men from Henrico County
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Company&nbsp;G (Capt. William H. Gordon's Co.) - many men from [[Henrico_County,_Virginia|Henrico County]]
  
Company H (Richmond Grays No. 2) - many men from city of Richmond
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Company H (Richmond Grays No. 2) - many men from city of Richmond  
  
Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; (Capt. William O. Taylor's Co.) - many men from City of Richmond
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Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; (Capt. William O. Taylor's Co.) - many men from City of Richmond  
  
Company K (Virginia Rifles) - many men from City of Richmond<br>
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Company K (Virginia Rifles) - many men from City of Richmond<br>  
  
Band (Sgt. James B. Smith, Leader) - enrolled and mustered in with Company I
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Band (Sgt. James B. Smith, Leader) - enrolled and mustered in with Company I  
  
Drum Corps( Sgt. Charles R. M. Pohle, Drum Major)
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Drum Corps( Sgt. Charles R. M. Pohle, Drum Major)  
  
 
<br>The information above is from ''1st Virginia Infantry'', by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.
 
<br>The information above is from ''1st Virginia Infantry'', by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.

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Brief History

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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 (Richmond Grays) - many men from City of Richmond

Company B (Richmond City Guard) -  many men from City of Richmond

Company C (Montgomery Guard) - many men from City of Richmond

Company D (Old Dominion Guard) - many men from City of Richmond

Company G (Capt. William H. Gordon's Co.) - many men from Henrico County

Company H (Richmond Grays No. 2) - many men from city of Richmond

Company  I  (Capt. William O. Taylor's Co.) - many men from City of Richmond

Company K (Virginia Rifles) - many men from City of Richmond

Band (Sgt. James B. Smith, Leader) - enrolled and mustered in with Company I

Drum Corps( Sgt. Charles R. M. Pohle, Drum Major)


The information above is from 1st Virginia Infantry, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.

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.

References

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