14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) was organized in May, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Amelia, Bedford, Fluvanna, Chesterfield, Halifax, and Mecklenburg.
Only 7 officers and 49 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James G. Hodges and William White; Lieutenant Colonels Moses F.T. Evans, David J. Godwin, Parke Poindexter, and William W. Wood; and Majors Robert H. Poore and William D. Shelton. 
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 (Paineville Rifles) - many men from Amelia County
Company B (Bedford Rifle Grays) - many men from Bedford County
Company C (Fluvanna Rifle Guard) - many men from Fluvanna County
Company D ( Chesterfield Central Guards) - many men from Chesterfield County
Company E (Clarksville Blues) - many men from Mecklenburg County
Company F (Chambliss Grays) - many men from Mecklenburg County
Company G (Mount Vernon Guard) - many men from Halifax County
Company H (Meadville Greys) - many men from Halifax County
Company I (Chester Grays) (Southern Braves) - many men from Chesterfield County
Company K (Dan River Rifles) - many men from Halifax County
The information above is from 14th Virginia Infantry, by Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish.
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The muster roll of Company A 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 (see below).
- 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 to 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.
- Crew, Edward R. 14th Virginia Infantry. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1995), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 117
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).