Pegram's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Branch Field Artillery)Branch's (Confederate)
Pegram's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Branch Field Artillery) Branch's was organized in May, 1861, with men from Petersburg, Virginia. Almost every member was captured in the battle of Sayler's Creek. Captains James R. Branch and Richard G. Pegram were in command.
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.
Many men from Petersburg (Independent City)
- 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.
- McCabe, William Gordon. Annual Reunion of Pegram Battalion Association: in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21, 1886, When the Battle-flag of the Battalion was Presented by Capt. W. Gordon McCabe, Adjutant, and Received by the President of the Association, Followed by a Banquet at Saenger Hall, with Toasts and Responses. Richmond, Va.: W.E. Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886. FHL Fiche 6082740.
- McCabe, William Gordon. Speech of Capt. W. Gordon McCabe, of Richmond, Virginia: Delivered before the New England Society, New York City, at the Walsdorf Astoria, on December 22, 1899. Nashville, Tenn.: Brandon Print. Co., 1899. FHL Fiche 6082742.
- 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.
- Weaver, Jeffrey C. Branch, Harrington and Staunton Hill Artillery. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1997), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 125.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).