They first served at Yorktown, Virginia, until the Spring of 1862. They then saw action in the defense of Richmond (notably at Seven Pines) during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
They were engaged with light losses at South Mountain on 14 September, then heavily at Sharpsburg on 17 September. The Regiment lost its flag at Sharpsburg.
Maps Showing this Unit
Detail Map #3: Mansfield's Twelfth Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
Detail Map #6: French's Division Hits the Sunken Road
Detail Map #7: Richardson's Division Attacks the Sunken Road
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
Tablet #384: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #332: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #339: Colquitt's Brigade, D. H. Hill's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #333: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #385: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #365: Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
After the Sharpsburg Campaign
They continued in service with the Army of Northern Virginia, at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Petersburg, and Appomattox.
We have 8 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|D||Capt||Reaves, Algernon Sidney||WIA 09/17|
|E||Pvt||Burdett, Littleton Jesse||MWIA 09/17|
|H||Pvt||Allen, Major Hezekiah|
|H||Pvt||Vinson, Rufus Lafayette|
|I||Pvt||Spradlin, Joseph W.||KIA 09/17|
|F&S||LCol||Betts, William H||WIA 09/17|
|F&S||Col||Fry, Birkett Davenport||WIA 09/17|
|F&S||Lt||Rentz, John W.||MWIA 09/17|
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