CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
13th Infantry Regiment completed its organization during the summer of 1861 with men
from Winchester and Culpeper, Orange, Louisa, and Hampshire counties. After fighting at First Manassas and in Jackson's Valley
Campaign, it served in General Early's, W.Smith's, Pegram's, and J.A. Walker's Brigade. The
13th was prominent in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days'
Battles to Cold Harbor, then it
moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley and later was involved in the Appomattox operations. It reported 16
casualties at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 111 at Gaines' Mill, 34 at Cedar Mountain, 46 at Second Manassas, 22 at Fredericksburg, and 36 at Chancellorsville. During the Gettysburg
Campaign it was left at Winchester as provost guard. The unit sustained heavy losses at Cedar Creek and surrendered with 10
officers and 52 men. Its commanders were Colonels George A. Goodman, Ambrose P. Hill,
James B. Terrill, and James A. Walker; and Majors Charles T. Crittenden and John B. Sherrard.
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