38th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery (Read's) (Confederate)
38th Artillery Battalion contained four companies and was organized in June, 1863. The unit did not serve as one command but did participate in many campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia. See history of each unit below for details. The field officers of the battalion were Majors Joseph G. Blount, James Dearing, John P.W. Read, and Robert M. Stribling.
contained four companies:
Field and Staff - Roster
Company A - Roster
Company B - Roster
Company C - Roster
Company D - Roster
Other Source Material
- 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.
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- Moore, Robert H. The Richmond Fayette, Hampden, Thomas, and Blount's Lynchburg Artillery. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 75.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).