59th 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.  
  
Company A1 ( Richmond Light Infantry Blues - many men from Richmond County
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Company A1 ( Richmond Light Infantry Blues - many men from [[Richmond_County,_Virginia|Richmond County]]
  
Company A2 (Ben McCulloch Rangers)(formerly William F. McLean's Louisiana Volunteer Infantry
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Company A2 (Ben McCulloch Rangers)(formerly William F. McLean's Louisiana Volunteer Infantry  
  
Company B1 (Beirne's Sharpshooters) - many men from Monroe County
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Company B1 (Beirne's Sharpshooters) - many men from Monroe County  
  
Company B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) - many men from Greenbrier County
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Company B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) - many men from [[Greenbrier_County,_Virginia|Greenbrier County]]
  
Company B3 (Brunswick Blues) - many men from Brunswick County
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Company B3 (Brunswick Blues) - many men from [[Brunswick_County,_Virginia|Brunswick County]]
  
Company C1 - see Company B2
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Company C1 - see Company B2  
  
Company C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters) many men from Greenbrier County
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Company C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters) many men from [[Greenbrier_County,_Virginia|Greenbrier County]]
  
Company C3 (The South of Dan Rebels) formerly Company K
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Company C3 (The South of Dan Rebels) formerly Company K  
  
Company D1 (Border Guards or Rifles)
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Company D1 (Border Guards or Rifles)  
  
Company D2 (Captain Fleshman's Company, later Captain Edgar's Company, Wise Legion)
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Company D2 (Captain Fleshman's Company, later Captain Edgar's Company, Wise Legion)  
  
Company D3 (The Jackson Guard)
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Company D3 (The Jackson Guard)  
  
Company E1 - see Company K2
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Company E1 - see Company K2  
  
Company E2 - See Company D3
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Company E2 - See Company D3  
  
Company E3 (Bruce Guard) - many men from Richmond County
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Company E3 (Bruce Guard) - many men from [[Richmond_County,_Virginia|Richmond County]]
  
Company F1 (Jackson Avengers, Dixie Rifles) - many men from Gauley Bridge, Virginia
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Company F1 (Jackson Avengers, Dixie Rifles) - many men from Gauley Bridge, Virginia  
  
Company F2 (Kemper Guards,- Mississippi Rangers)  many men from Mississippi
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Company F2 (Kemper Guards,- Mississippi Rangers)  many men from Mississippi  
  
Company F3 (Richmond Light Guard) - many men from Richmond
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Company F3 (Richmond Light Guard) - many men from [[Richmond,_Virginia|Richmond]]
  
Company G1 (Alleghany Rifles) - many men from Alleghany County
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Company G1 (Alleghany Rifles) - many men from [[Alleghany_County,_Virginia|Alleghany County]]
  
Company G2 (University Volunteers) - many men from Albemarie County
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Company G2 (University Volunteers) - many men from [[Albemarle_County,_Virginia|Albemarle County]]
  
Company G3 (Captain Henry Wood, Jr's Company)
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Company G3 (Captain Henry Wood, Jr's Company)  
  
Company H1 - See Company C2
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Company H1 - See Company C2  
  
Company H2 (Lunenburg Heavy Artillery) many men from Lunenburg County
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Company H2 (Lunenburg Heavy Artillery) many men from [[Lunenburg_County,_Virginia|Lunenburg County]]
  
Company 11 - See Company D3
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Company 11 - See Company D3  
  
Company 12 (Princeton Guard) many men from Mercer County
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Company 12 (Princeton Guard) many men from [[Mercer_County,_West_Virginia|Mercer County]]
  
Company 13 (Captain Robert G. Mosby's Company, formerly Company K
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Company 13 (Captain Robert G. Mosby's Company, formerly Company K  
  
Company K (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)
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Company K (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)  
  
Company K1 -  See Company E3
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Company K1 -  See Company E3  
  
Company L1 - See Company F3
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Company L1 - See Company F3  
  
Company L2 (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)
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Company L2 (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)  
  
 
The information above is from ''59th Virginia Infantry'', by G. L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver.
 
The information above is from ''59th Virginia Infantry'', by G. L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver.

Revision as of 19:35, 20 October 2011

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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 A1 ( Richmond Light Infantry Blues - many men from Richmond County

Company A2 (Ben McCulloch Rangers)(formerly William F. McLean's Louisiana Volunteer Infantry

Company B1 (Beirne's Sharpshooters) - many men from Monroe County

Company B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) - many men from Greenbrier County

Company B3 (Brunswick Blues) - many men from Brunswick County

Company C1 - see Company B2

Company C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters) many men from Greenbrier County

Company C3 (The South of Dan Rebels) formerly Company K

Company D1 (Border Guards or Rifles)

Company D2 (Captain Fleshman's Company, later Captain Edgar's Company, Wise Legion)

Company D3 (The Jackson Guard)

Company E1 - see Company K2

Company E2 - See Company D3

Company E3 (Bruce Guard) - many men from Richmond County

Company F1 (Jackson Avengers, Dixie Rifles) - many men from Gauley Bridge, Virginia

Company F2 (Kemper Guards,- Mississippi Rangers)  many men from Mississippi

Company F3 (Richmond Light Guard) - many men from Richmond

Company G1 (Alleghany Rifles) - many men from Alleghany County

Company G2 (University Volunteers) - many men from Albemarle County

Company G3 (Captain Henry Wood, Jr's Company)

Company H1 - See Company C2

Company H2 (Lunenburg Heavy Artillery) many men from Lunenburg County

Company 11 - See Company D3

Company 12 (Princeton Guard) many men from Mercer County

Company 13 (Captain Robert G. Mosby's Company, formerly Company K

Company K (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)

Company K1 -  See Company E3

Company L1 - See Company F3

Company L2 (Captain Samuel D. Irvin's Company)

The information above is from 59th Virginia Infantry, by G. L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver.

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).