CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
44th Infantry Regiment was organized in June, 1861, with men from Richmond and
Farmville, and Appomattox, Buckingham, Louisa, Goochland, Amelia, Fluvanna, and Hanover
counties. The unit fought at Rich
Mountain, in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign, and was active in Jackson's Valley
operations. During March, 1862, it was reduced to nine companies as Company A was
transferred to the artillery. The 44th served in General Early's, J.R. Jones', and W. Terry's
Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was involved in many engagements from the Seven Days'
Battles to Cold Harbor, then
continued the fight with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and around Appomattox. The regiment
reported 5 wounded at Greenbrier
River, had 2 killed and 17 wounded at McDowell, and lost 15 killed and 38
wounded at Cross Keys and Port Republic. It sustained 15
casualties at Fredericksburg and
71 at Chancellorsville, and of the
227 engaged at Gettysburg more
than twenty percent were disabled. Only 1 officer and 12 men surrendered in April, 1865. The
field officers were Colonels Norvell Cobb and William C. Scott; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas R.
Buckner, James L. Hubard, A.C. Jones; and Major David W. Anderson.
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