31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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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.  
 
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>&nbsp; Company A&nbsp; ( Marion Guards) - many men from Marion County&nbsp;  
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<br>&nbsp; Company A&nbsp; ( Marion Guards) - many men from [[Marion_County,_Virginia|Marion County&nbsp;]]
  
&nbsp; 1st Company B ( Pendleton County Minutemen) - many men from Rockingham County  
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&nbsp; 1st Company B ( Pendleton County Minutemen) - many men from [[Rockingham_County,_Virginia|Rockingham County ]]
  
&nbsp; Future 2nd Company B (The Highlanders) - many men from Highland County  
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&nbsp; Future 2nd Company B (The Highlanders) - many men from [[Highland_County,_Virginia|Highland County]]
  
 
&nbsp; Company C (Harrison Rifles)  
 
&nbsp; Company C (Harrison Rifles)  
  
&nbsp; Company D ( Gilmer Rifles) - many men from Gilmer County  
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&nbsp; Company D ( Gilmer Rifles) - many men from [[Gilmer_County,_Virginia|Gilmer County]]
  
&nbsp; Company E (Highland County Highlanders) - many men from Highland County  
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&nbsp; Company E (Highland County Highlanders) - many men from [[Highland_County,_Virginia|Highland County]]
  
&nbsp; Company F ( Jacob Currence's Company) - many men from Randolph County  
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&nbsp; Company F ( Jacob Currence's Company) - many men from [[Randolph_County,_West_Virginia|Randolph County]]
  
&nbsp; Company G ( Pocahontas Riflemen) - many men from Pocahontas County  
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&nbsp; Company G ( Pocahontas Riflemen) - many men from [[Pocahontas_County,_West_Virginia|Pocahontas County]]
  
&nbsp; Company H ( Barbour Greys) - many men from Barbour County  
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&nbsp; Company H ( Barbour Greys) - many men from [[Barbour_County,_Virginia|Barbour County]]
  
&nbsp; Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; (Lewis County Rangers) - many men from Weston-Lewis County&nbsp;  
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&nbsp; Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; (Lewis County Rangers) - many men from Weston-[[Lewis_County,_Virginia|Lewis County&nbsp;]]
  
&nbsp; Company K&nbsp; ( Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards) - many men from Barbour County  
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&nbsp; Company K&nbsp; ( Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards) - many men from [[Barbour_County,_Virginia|Barbour County]]
  
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&nbsp; The information above is from''31st Virginia Infantry'', by John M. Ashcraft, Jr.
 
&nbsp; The information above is from''31st Virginia Infantry'', by John M. Ashcraft, Jr.

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Contents

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  ( Marion Guards) - many men from Marion County 

  1st Company B ( Pendleton County Minutemen) - many men from Rockingham County

  Future 2nd Company B (The Highlanders) - many men from Highland County

  Company C (Harrison Rifles)

  Company D ( Gilmer Rifles) - many men from Gilmer County

  Company E (Highland County Highlanders) - many men from Highland County

  Company F ( Jacob Currence's Company) - many men from Randolph County

  Company G ( Pocahontas Riflemen) - many men from Pocahontas County

  Company H ( Barbour Greys) - many men from Barbour County

  Company  I  (Lewis County Rangers) - many men from Weston-Lewis County 

  Company K  ( Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards) - many men from Barbour County


  The information above is from31st Virginia Infantry, by John M. Ashcraft, 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).