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Confederate Regiment

61st Virginia Infantry

 

Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  LCol. William F. Niemeyer

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Anderson's Division
  Brigade - Mahone's (Parham's) Brigade


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

This regiment is included here because they appear as part of the Brigade at Sharpsburg in the Official Records. However, they were not in Maryland. They joined the Brigade in November 1862.1

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #386: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #344: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

We have one individual who was on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
F&SLColNiemeyer, William Frederick        We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 544, note 57  [AotW citation 25831]