CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (McMahon's)
63rd Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1862. It served in Western Virginia, then
joined the Army of Tennessee. The unit was assigned to Kelly's, Reynolds', Brown's, and
Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of the army from
Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood to Tennessee,
and was active in North Carolina. The 63rd lost about one-third of its force in the fight at
Chickamauga, and in December, 1863, totalled 303 men and 188 arms. It contained 129 effectives
in December, 1864, and on April 9, 1865, merged into the 54th Battalion Virginia Infantry. Few
surrendered on April 26. The field officers were Colonels James M. French and John J.
McMahon, and Lieutenant Colonels David C. Dunn and Connally H. Lynch.
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