CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
42nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry
42nd Infantry Regiment, organized at Staunton, Virginia, in July, 1861, recruited its
members in Henry, Floyd, Bedford, Campbell, Roanoke, Patrick, and Franklin counties. After
fighting at First Kernstown and in
Jackson's Valley Campaign, the unit was assigned to J.R. Jones' and W. Terry's Brigade, Army
of Northern Virginia. It was active in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then moved with Early to the
Shenandoah Valley and was involved in the Appomattox operations. This regiment
reported 70 casualties at First Kernstown and totalled 750 effectives in May, 1862. It sustained
no losses during the Seven Days' Battles but had many at Cedar Mountain. There were 62 disabled at
Second Manassas, 26 at Fredericksburg, and 135 at Chancellorsville. Of the 265 engaged at Gettysburg, twenty-one percent
were killed, wounded, or missing. Only 1 officer and 44 men surrendered. The field officers were
Colonels Jesse S. Burks, Andrew J. Deyerle, John E. Penn, and R.W.Withers; Lieutenant
Colonels Daniel A. Langhorne, William Martin, and Samuel H. Saunders; and Majors P.B.
Adams, Henry Lane, and Jesse M. Richardson.
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