CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
54th Infantry Regiment was organized in October, 1861. It was soon ordered to Kentucky
and took an active part in the engagement at Middle Creek. Later the unit was assigned
to Trigg's, Reynolds', Brown's and Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of
Tennessee. It participated in many battles of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations,
and fought in North Carolina. On April 9, 1865, it merged into the 54th Battalion Virginia
Infantry. This regiment sustained 47 casualties at Chickamauga, totalled 390 men and 329 arms
in December, 1863, andhad 128 present in December, 1864 and 212 in January, 1865. The field
officers were Colonel Robert C. Trigg; Lieutenant Colonels Henry A. Edmundson, William B.
Shelor, and John J. Wade; and Majors John S. Deyerle, Austin Harman, and James C. Taylor.
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