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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.  
 
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.  
  
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Company A (Washington Guards) - many men from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County  
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Company A (Washington Guards) - many men from Fredericksburg, [[Spotsylvania_County,_Virginia|Spotsylvania County]]
  
Company B&nbsp; (Fredericksburg Grays) -&nbsp;many&nbsp;men from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County  
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Company B&nbsp; (Fredericksburg Grays) -&nbsp;many&nbsp;men from Fredericksburg, [[Spotsylvania_County,_Virginia|Spotsylvania County]]
  
Company C (Gordon Rifles) - many men from Spotsylvania County  
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Company C (Gordon Rifles) - many men from [[Spotsylvania_County,_Virginia|Spotsylvania County]]
  
Company D (Mount Pleasant Rifles - many men from Spotsylvania County  
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Company D (Mount Pleasant Rifles - many men from [[Spotsylvania_County,_Virginia|Spotsylvania County]]
  
Company E (Caroline Grays) - many men from Caroline County  
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Company E (Caroline Grays) - many men from [[Caroline_County,_Virginia|Caroline County]]
  
Company F (Bowling Green Guards) - many men from Caroline County  
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Company F (Bowling Green Guards) - many men from [[Caroline_County,_Virginia|Caroline County]]
  
Company G ( Chilesburg Light Infantry) - many men from Caroline County  
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Company G ( Chilesburg Light Infantry) - many men from [[Caroline_County,_Virginia|Caroline County]]
  
Company H (Sparta Grays) - many men from Caroline County  
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Company H (Sparta Grays) - many men from [[Caroline_County,_Virginia|Caroline County]]
  
Company I (Captain Braxton's Company - many men from Stafford County  
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Company I (Captain Braxton's Company - many men from [[Stafford_County,_Virginia|Stafford County]]
  
Company K (King George Grays) - many men from King George County  
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Company K (King George Grays) - many men from [[King_George_County,_Virginia|King George County]]
  
 
The information above is from ''30th Virginia Infantry by Robert K. Krick.''
 
The information above is from ''30th Virginia Infantry by Robert K. Krick.''

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Brief History

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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 (Washington Guards) - many men from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County

Company B  (Fredericksburg Grays) - many men from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County

Company C (Gordon Rifles) - many men from Spotsylvania County

Company D (Mount Pleasant Rifles - many men from Spotsylvania County

Company E (Caroline Grays) - many men from Caroline County

Company F (Bowling Green Guards) - many men from Caroline County

Company G ( Chilesburg Light Infantry) - many men from Caroline County

Company H (Sparta Grays) - many men from Caroline County

Company I (Captain Braxton's Company - many men from Stafford County

Company K (King George Grays) - many men from King George County

The information above is from 30th Virginia Infantry by Robert K. Krick.

Other Sources

  • 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 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.
  • 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

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