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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
test <ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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45th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1861, with men from Tazewell, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, and Bland counties.It sustained many casualties at Third Winchester and during April, 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Colonels William H. Browne, Henry Heth, and W.E. Peters; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Ficklin, Edwin H. Harman, and William H. Werth; and Majors A.M. David, William C. Sanders, and Gabriel C. Wharton. <ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
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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.
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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.  
  
&nbsp;Company A (Floyd Guard) - many men from Tazewell County
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&nbsp;Company A (Floyd Guard) - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell County]]
  
&nbsp;Company B(Mount Airy Rough and Readys) - many men from Wythe&nbsp;&nbsp; County
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&nbsp;Company B(Mount Airy Rough and Readys) - many men from [[Wythe_County,_Virginia|Wythe County]]
  
&nbsp;Company C&nbsp;(Grayson Rifles) - many men from Grayson County
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&nbsp;Company C&nbsp;(Grayson Rifles) - many men from [[Grayson_County,_Virginia|Grayson County]]
  
&nbsp;Company D ( Minute Men) - many men from Wythe County
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&nbsp;Company D ( Minute Men) - many men from [[Wythe_County,_Virginia|Wythe County]]
  
&nbsp;Company E ( Rough and Readys) - many men from Carroll County
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&nbsp;Company E ( Rough and Readys) - many men from [[Carroll_County,_Virginia|Carroll County]]
  
&nbsp;Company F ( Sharpshooters) - many men from Bland County
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&nbsp;Company F ( Sharpshooters) - many men from [[Bland_County,_Virginia|Bland County]]
  
&nbsp;Company G ( West Augusta Rifles) - many men from Tazewell County
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&nbsp;Company G ( West Augusta Rifles) - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell County]]
  
&nbsp;Company H ( Tazewell Rangers) - many men from Tazewell County
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&nbsp;Company H ( Tazewell Rangers) - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell County]]
  
&nbsp;Company&nbsp; I &nbsp;( Reed Island Rifles) - many men from Carroll County
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&nbsp;Company&nbsp; I &nbsp;( Reed Island Rifles) - many men from [[Carroll_County,_Virginia|Carroll County]]
  
&nbsp;Company K&nbsp; (Tazewell Boys) - many men from Tazewell County
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&nbsp;Company K&nbsp; (Tazewell Boys) - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell County]]
  
&nbsp; The above information is from''45th Virginia Infantry'', by J. L. Scott.
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&nbsp; The above information is from ''45th Virginia Infantry'', by J. L. Scott.
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

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Contents

Brief History

45th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1861, with men from Tazewell, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, and Bland counties.It sustained many casualties at Third Winchester and during April, 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Colonels William H. Browne, Henry Heth, and W.E. Peters; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Ficklin, Edwin H. Harman, and William H. Werth; and Majors A.M. David, William C. Sanders, and Gabriel C. Wharton. [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 (Floyd Guard) - many men from Tazewell County

 Company B(Mount Airy Rough and Readys) - many men from Wythe County

 Company C (Grayson Rifles) - many men from Grayson County

 Company D ( Minute Men) - many men from Wythe County

 Company E ( Rough and Readys) - many men from Carroll County

 Company F ( Sharpshooters) - many men from Bland County

 Company G ( West Augusta Rifles) - many men from Tazewell County

 Company H ( Tazewell Rangers) - many men from Tazewell County

 Company  I  ( Reed Island Rifles) - many men from Carroll County

 Company K  (Tazewell Boys) - many men from Tazewell County

  The above information is from 45th Virginia Infantry, by J. L. Scott.

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).

 

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