Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/12/2022 - 4:00pm
Was organized at Halifax, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Cumberland, Gates, Johnston, Graven, Rowan, Bertie, Wilson, and Caswell. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment reached Manassas on July 19 and fought in the battle under General Longstreet. IN April, 1862, it had 460 effectives and during the war […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/12/2022 - 1:53pm
Organized June, 1861, at Corinth, Mississippi, recruited its members in Yazoo, Coahoma, Madison, Soto, and Hinds counties. Ordered to Virginia, the unit fought at First Manassas under D. R. Jones, then was engaged at Leesburg. In April, 1862, it contained 684 effectives and served in General Griffith’s, Barksdale, and Humphrey’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/11/2022 - 8:33pm
Was organized in Corinth, Mississippi, in June, 1861 and soon moved to Virginia. The men were drawn from the counties of Pike, Chickasaw, Marshall, Quitman, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Panola, Grenada, and Benton. It fought under D. R. Jones at First Manassas and in April, 1862 contained 692 effectives. During the remainder of the war it served […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/11/2022 - 3:29pm
Was organized in May, 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana. Its members were recruited in New Orleans and the parishes of Union, Sabine, Ouachita, St. Landry, and St. Bernard. Many of these men were of the newspaper trades and half were “Irishmen.” Ordered to Virginia, the regiment served under General Ewell at Fist Manassas, then was […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/10/2022 - 3:14pm
About 1,400 strong, was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861. Its twelve companies were recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Jackson, Autuaga, Lowndes, Russell, Macon, Henry, and Wilson. Ordered to Virginia, the unit was assigned to Rodes’, O’Neal’s, and Battle’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was engaged in many conflicts from Williamsburg to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/10/2022 - 11:55am
Completed its organization at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861, and proceeded to Virginia. Its companies were from the counties of Barbour, Clarke, Lowndes, Talladega, Dallas, Sumter, Monroe, Greene, and Pickens. At the battle of First Manassas, the 5th was part of General Ewell’s Brigade, but was not actively engaged. During the balance of the war […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/09/2022 - 3:18pm
Was accepted into Confederate service in June, 1861. Its members were recruited in Richmond. After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas, the unit joined the Army of Northern Virginia and served in H. C. Cabell’s Battalion. It participated in various conflicts from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then was active int he Petersburg siege […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/09/2022 - 2:20pm
Completed its organization at Camp Moore, Louisiana, in June, 1861. Its members were from the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Bienville, St. Martin, St. Landry, Webster, Rapides, and Plaquemines. Sent to Virginia, six companies (508 men) were held in reserve during the Battle of First Manassas. During the war it was brigaded […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/09/2022 - 2:40pm
Was organized in March, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service in April Fought at First Manassas and in April, 1862, totalled 77 effectives. Later it served in Kershaw’s Brigade, saw action in the Seven Days’ Battles, then was assigned C. E. Lightfoot’s Battalion in the Department of Richmond. In January, 1864, the company was dismounted […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/25/2022 - 4:12pm
This past Thursday, April 21, I delivered my presentation on McDowell’s Plan to about 25 folks of the Frederick County Civil War Round Table, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine smack dab in Frederick, Md. They were a good group, stayed awake, and asked some really good questions afterwards. It was nice to […]
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