The Virginia 11th Infantry Regiment was organized at Lynchburg, Virginia, in May, 1861, and accepted into Confederate service in July. Its members were raised in the counties of Campbell, Botetourt, Montgomery, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rockbridge. The unit fought at First Manassas under General Longstreet and at Dranesville under J.E.B. Stuart. It served with the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was at Suffolk with Longstreet. The 11th was engaged at Plymouth in North Carolina and after returning to Virginia saw action at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. It went on to fight in the Petersburg trenches south and north of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment reported 6 killed and 15 wounded at Dranesville, totalled 750 men in April, 1862, and lost 134 at Williamsburg and 100 at Frayser's Farm. It sustained 63 casualties at Second Manassas, had about forty percent disabled of the 359 engaged at Gettysburg, and lost 15 killed and 94 wounded at Drewry's Bluff. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 1 officer and 28 men surrendered.
Colonels David Funsten, Samuel Garland, Jr., Maurice S. Langhorne, and Kirkwood Otey; and Majors Adam Clement, Carter H. Harrison, and J.R. Hutter.
General A.P. Hill's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
The rosters of this unit contains the names of 2267 men.
Company A (Rifle Greys)
Company B ( Southern Guards)
Company C ( Clifton Greys)
Company D ( Fincastle Rifles)
Company E ( Lynchburg Rifles)
Company F ( Preston Guards)
Company G ( Home Guard)
Company H ( Jeff Davis Guards)
Company I (Rough and Ready Rifles)
Company K (Valley Regulators) - Many men in this Company were from Alleghany and Rockbridge Counties.
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