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Brief History

7th Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1861, at Manassas Junction, Virginia, with men from Giles, Madison, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Greene, and Albemarle counties.
Only 20 officers and men were present at the surrender. Its commanders were Colonels Charles C. Flowerree, James L. Kemper, and Waller T. Patton; Lieutenant Colonel L.B. Williams, Jr.; and Major Aylett A. Swindler.  [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 (Richardson Guards)  - many men from Madison County

Company B (Rappahannock Guard) - many men from Rappahannock County

Company C (Hazelwood Volunteers) - many men from Culpeper County

Company D (Mountain Boomers) - many men from Giles County

Company E                               -many men from Culpeper County

Company F                              - many men from Greene County

Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters) - many men from Rappahannock County

Company H (Washington Volunteers) - many men from Washington D.C. and Maryland

Company I (Holcombe Guards) - many men from Albemarle County

Company K (Madison Grays) - many men from Madison County


The information above is from 7th Virginia Infantry, by David F. Riggs.

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 (see below).
  • 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.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 7th. Lynchburg Home Guard. Record of the Lynchburg Home Guard : organized November 8, 1859 : mustered into the C.S. service, April 24, 1861 : reorganized April 22, 1871. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082833 Includes a roster (see page 3).

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

 

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