CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
28th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Lynchburg, Virginia, in June, 1861.
Its members were raised in the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Bedford, Campbell, and Roanoke.
After fighting at First Manassas
the unit was assigned to General Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade, Army of Northern
Virginia. It was active in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it served with
Longstreet at Suffolk. The 28th moved to North Carolina, then was on detached duty at
Richmond. It fought at Cold
Harbor, endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and was engaged in
various conflicts around Appomattox. The regiment totalled 600
men in April, 1862, and reported 40 casualties at Williamsburg at 47 at Seven Pines. It lost 12 killed and 52
wounded at Second Manassas,
had 8 killed and 54 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and, of the 333 engaged at Gettysburg, half were disabled. Many
were captured at Sayler's Creek,
and 3 officers and 51 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Robert
C. Allen, Robert T. Preston, and William Watts; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel B. Paul and William
L. Wingfield; and Majors Michael P. Spesard and Nathaniel C. Wilson.
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