CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry)
36th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 2nd Kanawha Regiment, was organized in
July, 1861. Assigned to Floyd's Brigade, the unit fought at Cross-Lanes and Carnifax Ferry in western
Virginia, then moved to Tennessee. Here it was captured in the fight at Fort Donelson in February, 1862. After
being exchanged it returned to Virginia and served in McCausland's and T. Smith's Brigade. The
36th went on to fight at Cloyd's
Mountain and Piedmont, and
later was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations. It fought its last battle at Waynesborough. This unit reported 14
killed and 46 wounded at Fort Donelson, and there were 18 killed, 58 wounded, and 35 missing at
Cloyd's Mountain. Many were lost at Third Winchester, and in mid-April, 1865, it disbanded.
The field officers were Colonels John A. McCausland and Thomas Smith, and Lieutenant
Colonels William E. Fife, Benjamin R. Linkons, and L. Wilber Reid.
- View Battle Unit's Soldiers »