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Brief History

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [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 (Capt. William McJessee's Company) - many men from Russell County

  Company B (Capt,. William R. B. Horne's Company) - many men from Wythe County

  Company C (Carroll Marksmen) - many men from Carroll County

  Company D (Rifle Rangers) - many men from Carroll County

  Company  E (Capt. Alexander Haynes' Company) - many men from Carroll County. *Pages 108-110, FHL book 975.5695 H2h, states that "most of the men who served in the Confederate Army from the western section of Patrick County were membvers of Company E...." It doesn't mention any specific companies.

  Company F1 - many men from Buchanan and Wise Counties. (See pages 235-248, FHL book 975.5 M2vc v. 46 Buchanan and Wise Counties.)

  The information above is from29 Virginia Infantry, by John Perry Aldeman

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.
  • Douthat, James L. Wythe County, VA, Civil War records, 1861-1865. ([S.l. : J.L. Douthat?], c1986), FHL book 975.5773 M2d
  • 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.
  • White, George. The George White papers, 1846-1864 : consisting mainly of the correspondence of a confederate surgeon to his wife. (New York, New York : Filmed by the Columbia University Library, 1942) FHL Film 157086


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


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