11th Virginia Infantry
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|11th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||July 1861 – Spring 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||First Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Dranesville
Battle of Williamsburg
Seven Days' Battles
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Suffolk
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Plymouth
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Sailor's Creek
|Colonel Samuel Garland, Jr.
Colonel Kirkwood Otey
The 11th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.
The 11th Virginia was organized at Lynchburg, Virginia, in May, 1861, and accepted into Confederate service in July. Its members were raised in the counties of Campbell, Botetourt, Montgomery, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rockbridge.
The unit fought at First Manassas in a brigade under James Longstreet and at Dranesville under J.E.B. Stuart. Later it was assigned to General A.P. Hill's, Kemper's, and W.R. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It served with the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it was at Suffolk with Longstreet. The 11th was engaged at Plymouth in North Carolina and after returning to Virginia saw action at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor. It went on to fight in the Petersburg trenches south and north of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox.
This regiment reported 6 killed and 15 wounded at Dranesville, totalled 750 men in April, 1862, and lost 134 at Williamsburg and 100 at Frayser's Farm. It sustained 63 casualties at Second Manassas, had about forty percent disabled of the 359 engaged at Gettysburg, and lost 15 killed and 94 wounded at Drewry's Bluff. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 1 officer and 28 men surrendered.
The field officers were Colonels David Funsten, Samuel Garland, Jr., Maurice S. Langhorne, and Kirkwood Otey; and Majors Adam Clement, Carter H. Harrison, and J.R. Hutter.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service".
- Personal reminiscences of the war of 1861-5: in camp--en bivouac--on the march--on picket--on the skirmish line--on the battlefield--and in prison (1911) on Internet Archive
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