Unit History – Staunton Artillery

6 06 2022

Was organized at Staunton, Virginia, in 1859 and entered Confederate service in June, 1861. The men were from Augusta County. It participated in the Battle of First Manassas, the was active at West Point, Virginia. Later it was assigned to A. R. Courtney’s, H. P. Jones’, and W. E. Cutshaw’s Battalion of Artillery. The company fought with the Army of Northen Virginia, from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was involved in the Appomattox Campaign. The unit totalled 111 effectives in April, 1862, had 60 men in action at Gettysburg, and surrendered with no officers and 54 men. Captains William L. Balthis, Asher W. Garber, and John D. Imboden were in command.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 414-415





Unit History – 6th North Carolina Infantry

6 06 2022

Was organized at Camp Alamance, near Company Shops (Burlington), North Carolina, in May, 1861. The men were from the counties of Mecklenburg, Orange, Burke, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey, Alamance, Rowan, Wake, Caswell, and Chatham. Ordered to Virginia the unit fought under General B. E. Bee, then spent the summer and winter in the Dumfries area. Its brigadiers during the conflict were Generals Whiting, Law, Hoke, Godwin, and W. G. Lewis. The 6th was prominent in the campaigns of the army from Seven Pines to Mine Run, then was active in the battles of Plymouth and Cold Harbor. It fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and later in the Appomattox operations. This regiment reported 23 killed and 50 wounded at First Manassas and in April, 1862, contained 715 effectives. It lost 115 during the Maryland Campaign, and 25 at Fredericksburg. Of the 509 engaged at Gettysburg, thirty-six percent were disabled. At the Rappahannock River in November, 1863, it lost 5 killed, 15 wounded, and 317 missing, and there were 6 killed and 29 wounded at Plymouth. It surrendered with 6 officers and 175 men of which 72 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Isaac E. Avery, Charles F. Fisher, William D. Pender, and Robert F. Webb; Lieutenant Colonels William T. Dortch, Charles E. Lightfoot, and Samuel M. Tate; and Major Richard W. York.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 216





Unit History – 11th Mississippi Infantry

6 06 2022

Was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Neshoba, Yazoo, Monroe, Coahoma, Noxubee, Chickasaw, Lowndes, Lamar, Carroll, and Lafayette. It fought at First Manassas under General B. E. Bee, and was assigned to General Whiting’s, Law’s, and J. R. Davis’ Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 11th served with the army from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk. Later it was involved in the Petersburg Siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 7 killed and 21 wounded at First Manassas and totalled 504 effectives in April, 1862. It had 18 killed, 142 wounded, and 3 missing at Gaines’ Mill, 4 killed and 55 wounded at Second Manassas, and 8 killed and 96 wounded in the Maryland Campaign. Of the 592 engaged at Gettysburg, thirty-four percent were disabled, and there were 9 casualties en route from Pennsylvania. It surrendered 3 officers and 15 men. The commanders were Colonels F. M. Green, Philip F. Liddell, William H. Moore, and Reuben O. Reynolds; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel F. Butler, William B. Lowry, and George W. Shannon; and Majors T. S. Evans and Alexander H. Franklin.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 173