Field and Staff
The following muster rolls of the Field and Staff are available and
from them the succeeding roster has been compiled: Mustering in
roll, dated at Orangeburgh, June 4, 1861; of non commissioned staff
from April 13 to May 31, 1861; of non-commissioned staff and band,
June 30, 1861, at Camp Walker; Centreville; December 31, 1862, near
Fredricksburg; February 28, 1863 at Chester Station, VA., June 30,
1863, in camp near Richmond, VA.; August 31, 1864, at Petersburg,
VA.; October 31, 1864, on the Williamsburg Road, received at the
Adjutant General's office, Richmond, December 20, 1864; December
31, 1864, near Richmond; February 28, 1865, near Richmond, received
at Adjutant and Inspector General's office, Richmond, March 17,
1865; the list (very brief) of those who were paroled at Appomattox
following the surrender of Lee's army, April 9, 1865.
The muster roll for October 31, 1861, contains this memorandum:
Paid 14 Dec' for two months & clothing for second 6 months service
to those to whom it was due on 31 Oct 1861.
Col. A. Coward took command of the Regiment 15th Nov" 1862. Left
Culpeper C. H. Va. on 21st Nov., arrived at camp near
Fredericksburg Nov. 23rd. Have changed Headquargers three times,
since we arrived in the vicinity of Fredericksbury. The Regiment
was not engaged in the battle of Fredericksburg.
The Following "Record of Events" is given on the muster roll of June 30, 1863:
The regiment marched from its bivouac near Suffolk Va. on the night of the 3rd May 1863 marched to its old Encampment near South Quays on the Blackwater river Va. about 23 miles arriving there on the next day. On the night of the 5th May marched from Camp about 15 miles in the direction of Blackwater Bridge where we bivouacked and returned to the camp on the 7th of May. On the morning of the 15th, May about 3 oclock we marched past Franklin and formed line of Battle about 1/4 mile of Carsville in this vicinity. (occassionally being under the fire of the enemies Artillery and infantry without being actually engaged ourselves until the night of the 16th May, when we returned to the entrenchments & picket duty until the 21st May when we returned to camp where we remained only a few hours & marched to Blackwater Bridge about 17 miles when we remained in Bivouac until 23rd May when we crossed Blackwater Bridge and marched about 5 miles to the vicinity of Windsor where we remained under the Artillery fire of the enemy occasionally until that night when we recrossed the River & bivouacked & remained there until the 26th May when we returned to our old camp. Left camp again on the 27th, marched to Franklin lay at the breastworks all day & night & on the 26th, marched to Joiners Church & remaineed until evening. When we returned to camp on the 2nd June moved our camp 10 miles up the River to Laurences Ford on the 4th June marched to Joiners Church, remained there that night on the 5th marched to Munroes Ferry on the Nottoway River where we remained in bivouac until the 7th, inst. when we marched to Murfreesboro, N. C.
Record of events which may be necessary or useful for future reference continued.
About 26 miles from Laurences Frod, reached Murfreesboro, N. C. on the evening of the 7th, inst. and there in bivouac doing picket duty until the 11th June when we marched & reached Boyakins Station on the Sarboard and Roanoak R. R. a distance of about 18 miles on the 11th June. Left Boyakins Station on the 1th, & marched to Monroes Ferry & on the next day (13th) marched to Murfees Station on same R. R. Went by rail from Murfees Station to Weldon on the 14th June & to Petersburg on the 15th., bivouacked about 3 miles from Petersburg & took R. R. on 18th., and reached Murfee Station that evening, remained there until 21st when we marched to Ivor Station on Petersburg & Norfolk R. R. about 25 miles took cars and reached Petersbury on 22nd. Camped about 3 miles from the city - left there 28th by R. R. and reached Richmond same day.
The following "Record of Events" is given on the muster roll of August 31, 1864:
Since last Muster of the Regiment performed duty on the trenches around Petersburg until 28th of July when it was moved to the north side of James River and placed in position near New Market Heights Aug. 14th, the enemy pressed our picket line - the pickets of the Brigade on the left being forced back. Ten men of Co. "I" and one of Co. "H" were captured. On 16th, the Regt. was temporarily detached from the Bridage and ordered to report to Gen, Gregg on Darby-town Road, the enemy having carried the breastworks at that point. In conjunction with three Regts of Bennings Brigade, the Regt. charged and captured the line of works. Loss was one officer killed, two wounded, six men killed, eighteen wounded. Ordered to Petersbury on the 24th of Aug. and remained in reserve until date of Muster.
Rosters of the companies, both before and after the reorganization appear to be complete. Approx. 2,000 men are listed overall with brief service records.
To my knowledge, Salley's book cited below is the only thing that has ever been written on this regiment. They participated in every major battle in the Virginia theatre except Gettysburg.
Field and Staff
Company A Before the Reorganization
Company A After the Reorganization
Company B Before the Reorganization
Company B After the Reorganization
Company C Before the Reorganization
Company C After the Reorganization
Company E Before the Reorganization
Company E After the Reorganization
Company F Before the Reorganization
Company F After the Reorganization
Company G Before the Reorganization
Company G After the Reorganization
Company H Before the Reorganization
Company H After the Reorganization
Company I Before the Reorganization
Company I After the Reorganization
Company K Before the Reorganization
Company K After the Reorganization
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