Civil War Virginians
of the Allegheny Highlands

Allegheny Highlands Soldiers Antietam
Allegheny Highlands Order of Battle & Flags Battle of Antietam

Order of Battle

Battle of Antietam Aftermath

25th Virginia Infantry Regiment -- "That Splendid Regiment"

"While in this camp, that splendid regiment, the 25th Virginia, was added to our brigade."
John H. Warsham when referring to the 25th Virginia in One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry.

25th Virginia Battle Flag
Photograph of a reproduction of the 25th Virginia Infantry battle flag.
(Original flag located in the Museum of the Confederacy.)

25th Virginia Infantry Regimental Flag Battle Honors: Rich Mountain, Greenbrier River, Allegheny Mountain, McDowell, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Cedar Run, Manassas No. 2, Chantilly, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

The 25th's battle flag was returned by the U.S. War Department to the State of Virginia in 1905 (War Department capture no. 122). According to "Register of Captured Flags, 1861-65", records of the Adjutant-General's office (Record Group No. 94), National Archives: No. 122 Rebel Battle Flag. 25th Va. Vols. Returned 3/25/05.

The Flag was captured on May 5, 1864 in the Wilderness of Virginia by the 5th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

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31st Virginia Infantry Regiment -- "Noble set of fellows and fight finely"

"In the evening [I] went over to the 31st Virginia and chatted awhile with the boys from Randolph County; those I knew on Valley Mountain. They are a noble set of fellows and fight finely."
Jedediah Hotchkiss Diary, April 8, 1863. (Quotation provided by Victor L. Thacker, editor of French Harding: Civil War Memoirs.)

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62nd Virginia Infantry Regiment (mounted)

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Union Soldiers

The Allegheny Highlands (the five counties of VA and WV) contributed several soldiers to the Union cause. Many of these served in West Virginia units.  The history of these units is summarized at the West Virginia in the Civil War web site. If you are seeking information on Union soldiers from the Allegheny Highlands, you may provide such requests to the West Virginia in the Civil War Web site for the specific Union unit.

References

The Flags of the Confederacy


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