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58th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

58th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in October, 1861. Most of its members were raised in Bedford, Franklin, and Amherst counties. After participating in Jackson's Valley Campaign the unit was assigned to Early's, W.Smith's, Pegram's, and J.A. Walker's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was involved in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Chancellorsville, then was sent to Staunton from Winchester with prisoners during the Battle of Gettysburg. Later it was active in the Bristoe, Mine Run, and The Wilderness campaigns, the battle at Cold Harbor, and Early's Shenandoah Valley operations. The 58th ended the war at Appomattox. It reported 50 casualties at McDowell, 53 at Harrisonburg, 77 at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 54 at Gaines' Mill, 9 at Fredericksburg, and 28 at Chancellorsville. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 2 officers and 63 men of which 22 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Francis H. Board, Edmund Goode, and Samuel H. Letcher; Lieutenant Colonels Stapleton Crutchfield and John G. Kasey; and Majors George E. Booker and Edward T. Walker.
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