7th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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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

  • Record of the Lynchburg Home Guard: Organized November 8, 1859: Mustered into the C.S. Service, April 24, 1861: Reorganized April 22, 1871. Lynchburg, Va.: Bell, Browne & Co., Printers, 1877. FHL Fiche 6082833. Includes a roster (see page 3).


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