44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

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44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 44th Infantry Regiment was organized in June, 1861, with men from Richmond and Farmville, and Appomattox, Buckingham, Louisa, Goochland, Amelia, Fluvanna, and Hanover counties. 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. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

 Company A  ( Appomattox Invincibles) - many men from Appomattox County

 Company B  ( Byrd Rifles) - many men from Goochland County

 Company C  ( Travis Rifles) - many men from Buckingham County. See FHL book 975.5623 H2m for muster roll.

 Company D  ( Ambler Grays) - many men from Louisa, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover County

 Company E  (Richmond Zouaves) - many men from Richmond City

 Company F  ( Fluvanna Hornets) - many men from Fluvanna County

 Company G  ( Randolph Guard) - many men from Prince Edward and Cumberland County and some men from Charlotte County (this regiment is mentioned in Charlotte County, Rich Indeed, however, no other reference indicates that any companies from Charlotte County served in this regiment.

 Company H  ( Amelia Minute Men) - many men from Amelia County

 Company  I   (Mossingford Rifles) - many men from Amelia County

 Company  K  ( Fluvanna Guards) - many men from Fluvanna County

 The information above is from 44th Virginia Infantry, by Kevin C. Ruffner

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The muster roll of Company H is included in:

  • Muster Roll of Amelia County, Virginia, in the War in Defense of Virginia, 1861-1865. MSS. Amelia County Courthouse (Amelia, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 30474 Item 5.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
  • Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).