50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
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The 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment (Confederate) was involved in the following battles or localities: Big Bethel, Va.; [[Williamsburg,_Virginia|Williamsburg, Va.]]; Seven Pines, Va.; Savage Station, Va.; White Oak Swamp, Va.; Malvern Hill, Va.; South Mountain, Md.; Sharpsburg, Md.; [[Fredericksburg,_Virginia|Fredericksburg, Va.]]; [[Suffolk,_Virginia|Suffolk, Va.]]; Bean's Station, Tenn.; Cold Harbor, Va.; Drewry's Bluff, Va.; [[Petersburg,_Virginia|Petersburg, Va.]]; Hatcher's Run, Va.; Five Forks, Va.; Sayler's Creek, Va.; Farmville, Va.; [[Appomattox_County,_Virginia|Appomattox, Va.]] <ref name="cwss">J. Staunton Moore, ''An Address Delivered by J. Staunton Moore at the 50th Reunion of the Fifteenth Virginia Regiment at Williamsburg, Virginia, May 24, 1911'' (Williamsburg, Va.: n.p., 1911). {{FHL|778982|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082851}}.</ref>  
 
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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 (Lee Rifles) - many men from Lee County and Scott County
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<br>&nbsp; Company A (Lee Rifles) - many men from [[Lee_County,_Virginia|Lee County]] and [[Scott_County,_Virginia|Scott County]]
  
&nbsp; Company B (no nickname) - many men from Lee County
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&nbsp; Company B (no nickname) - many men from [[Lee_County,_Virginia|Lee County]]
  
&nbsp; Company C ( no nickname) - many men from Tazewell County
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&nbsp; Company C ( no nickname) - many men from [[Tazewell_County,_Virginia|Tazewell County]]
  
&nbsp; Company D (Wilson Rifles) (Grayson Hornets) - many men from Grayson County, Ashe County, N. C.
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&nbsp; Company D (Wilson Rifles) (Grayson Hornets) - many men from Grayson County, Ashe County, N. C.  
  
&nbsp; Company E ( Smyth Grays) - many men from Smyth County
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&nbsp; Company E ( Smyth Grays) - many men from Smyth County  
  
&nbsp; Company F.( Pedlar Mills Guard) -&nbsp;many men from Amherst County
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&nbsp; Company F.( Pedlar Mills Guard) -&nbsp;many men from Amherst County  
  
&nbsp; Company G (1st) ( Floyd Blues) - many men from Washington County
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&nbsp; Company G (1st) ( Floyd Blues) - many men from Washington County  
  
&nbsp; Company G (2nd) (no nickname) - many men from Lee County
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&nbsp; Company G (2nd) (no nickname) - many men from Lee County  
  
&nbsp; Company H ( Wise Yankee Catchers) - many men from Wise County
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&nbsp; Company H ( Wise Yankee Catchers) - many men from Wise County  
  
&nbsp; Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; ( no nickname) - many men from Pulaski and Carroll Counties
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&nbsp; Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; ( no nickname) - many men from Pulaski and Carroll Counties  
  
&nbsp; Company K&nbsp; (Patrick Boys) - many men from Patrick County
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&nbsp; Company K&nbsp; (Patrick Boys) - many men from Patrick County  
  
&nbsp; Company L&nbsp; (no nickname) many men from Smyth County
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&nbsp; Company L&nbsp; (no nickname) many men from Smyth County  
  
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&nbsp; The information above is from ''50th Virginia Infantry'', by John C. Chapla.
  
&nbsp; The information above is from ''50th Virginia Infantry'', by John C. Chapla.
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
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*Moore, J. Staunton. ''An Address Delivered by J. Staunton Moore at the 50th Reunion of the Fifteenth Virginia Regiment at Williamsburg, Virginia, May 24, 1911.'' Williamsburg, Va.: n.p., 1911. {{FHL|778982|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082851}}.
 
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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. <br>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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. <br>
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Contents

Brief History

The 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment (Confederate) was involved in the following battles or localities: Big Bethel, Va.; Williamsburg, Va.; Seven Pines, Va.; Savage Station, Va.; White Oak Swamp, Va.; Malvern Hill, Va.; South Mountain, Md.; Sharpsburg, Md.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Suffolk, Va.; Bean's Station, Tenn.; Cold Harbor, Va.; Drewry's Bluff, Va.; Petersburg, Va.; Hatcher's Run, Va.; Five Forks, Va.; Sayler's Creek, Va.; Farmville, Va.; Appomattox, Va. [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 (Lee Rifles) - many men from Lee County and Scott County

  Company B (no nickname) - many men from Lee County

  Company C ( no nickname) - many men from Tazewell County

  Company D (Wilson Rifles) (Grayson Hornets) - many men from Grayson County, Ashe County, N. C.

  Company E ( Smyth Grays) - many men from Smyth County

  Company F.( Pedlar Mills Guard) - many men from Amherst County

  Company G (1st) ( Floyd Blues) - many men from Washington County

  Company G (2nd) (no nickname) - many men from Lee County

  Company H ( Wise Yankee Catchers) - many men from Wise County

  Company  I  ( no nickname) - many men from Pulaski and Carroll Counties

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

  Company L  (no nickname) many men from Smyth County


  The information above is from 50th Virginia Infantry, by John C. Chapla.

Other Sources

  • Moore, J. Staunton. An Address Delivered by J. Staunton Moore at the 50th Reunion of the Fifteenth Virginia Regiment at Williamsburg, Virginia, May 24, 1911. Williamsburg, Va.: n.p., 1911. FHL Fiche 6082851.
  • 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. J. Staunton Moore, An Address Delivered by J. Staunton Moore at the 50th Reunion of the Fifteenth Virginia Regiment at Williamsburg, Virginia, May 24, 1911 (Williamsburg, Va.: n.p., 1911). FHL Fiche 6082851.