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Virginia 5th Infantry, Company B (Confederate)

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Company mustered in on May 7th, 1861 at Augusta Co,Virginia. Company mustered out of service on April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

Company was also known as:

  • Company B, Fighting Fifth, Virginia

Notable Battles:

  • Chancellorsville fought on May 3rd, 1863 near Chancellorsville, Virginia (4 wounded, 0 died, 0 imprisoned)
  • Spotsylvania Court House fought on May 12th, 1864 near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia (3 wounded, 0 died, 7 imprisoned)

Facts about this Company:

  • Number of Soldiers: 115
  • First Enlistment Date: 1861 (1 soldier)
  • Most Common Enlistment Place: Lexington, Virginia (22 soldiers)
  • Most Common Enlistment Date: 1861-04-18 (64 soldiers)
  • Most Common Muster Out Date: 1861-06-15 (63 soldiers)
  • Most Common Residence for 1861: Lexington, Virginia (14 soldiers)
  • Youngest Soldier at Enlistment: 16 -- Chapin, George W.
  • Oldest Soldier at Enlistment: 50 -- Paine, Robert
  • Average Age at Enlistment: 24.9 years old
  • Median Age at Enlistment: 23.5 years old
  • Wounded In Regiment: 9 (7%)
  • Prisoner Of War While In Regiment: 18 (14%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In Regiment: 8 (6%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In War: 20 (16%)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

Soldier List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)