Virginia 24th Infantry Regiment

Historical Notes:
The Virginia 24th Infantry Regiment was assembled in June 1861, with men from Floyd, Franklin, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Mercer, and Henry Counties. It served under Early at First Manassas then was assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W. R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was detached to Suffolk with Longstreet. Later it was involved in the engagements at Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The regiment contained 740 men in April 1862, and reported 189 casualties at Williamsburg and 107 at Seven Pines. It lost 4 killed, 61 wounded, and 14 missing at Frayser's Farm, had 8 wounded at Fredericksburg, and had about forty percent of the 395 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek, and no officers and 22 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. Officers:
Colonels Jubal A. Early and William A. Terry; Lieutenant Colonels Peter Hairston, Jr. and Richard L. Maury; and Majors William W. Bentley, Joseph A. Hambrick, and J. P. Hammet. Assignments:
Assigned to Early's, Kemper's, and W. R. Terry's Brigade Battles:
First Battle of Manassas
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days' Battles
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Suffolk
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Sailor's Creek
Appomattox Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1802 men.

Company A-Floyd County - "Floyd Rifleman" -Capt. Calohill M.Stiglemen
Company B-Franklin County- "Franklin Rifles" Capt. Joseph Adam Hambrick
Company C- Caroll County- "Carroll Boys"- Capt. William R. Jennings
Company D-Franklin County-."Early Guards"- Capt. Thomas S. Taylor
Company E- Pulaski County- "Pulaski Boys" - Capt.William W. Bently
Company F- Giles County- "New River Rifles" - Capt. William Eggleston
Company G- Mercer County (W.Va.)- Capt. Robert A.- Richardson
Company H-Henry County- "Henry Guards" - Capt. Peter R. Reamy
Company I-Patrick County - Capt. Andrew Murry- Lybrook
Company K- Montgomery County- "The New River Grays" - Capt. James Preston Hammet
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