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Virginia 53rd Infantry, Company C (Confederate)

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Company mustered in on December 1st, 1861. Company mustered out of service on April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

Notable Battles:

  • Seven Pines fought on May 31st, 1862 near Seven Pines, Virginia (7 wounded, 0 died, 0 imprisoned)
  • Siege of Suffolk fought on April 13th, 1863 near Suffolk, Virginia (4 wounded, 0 died, 0 imprisoned)
  • Gettysburg fought on July 2nd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (8 wounded, 1 died, 23 imprisoned)
  • Five Forks fought on April 1st, 1865 near Five Forks, Virginia;Fire Forks (1 wounded, 0 died, 15 imprisoned)

Facts about this Company:

  • Number of Soldiers: 169
  • First Enlistment Date: 1860-07-04 (2 soldiers)
  • Most Common Enlistment Place: Richmond, Virginia (38 soldiers)
  • Most Common Enlistment Date: 1862-09-24 (46 soldiers)
  • Most Common Muster Out Date: 1862-09-24 (30 soldiers)
  • Most Common Residence for 1861: Prince George County, Virginia (10 soldiers)
  • Youngest Soldier at Enlistment: 15 -- Guill, Henry P.
  • Oldest Soldier at Enlistment: 50 -- Wootton, Thomas B.
  • Average Age at Enlistment: 27.6 years old
  • Median Age at Enlistment: 26.0 years old
  • Wounded In Regiment: 31 (14%)
  • Prisoner Of War While In Regiment: 47 (22%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In Regiment: 32 (15%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In War: 39 (18%)

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

  • Arthur, Th J (#Drummer, May 1861 - ?)
  • Blanton, Thomas W. (First Sergeant/Sergeant, May 1861 - May 1862; First Sergeant/Sergeant, May 1862 - January 1863)
  • Bradshaw, Richard B. (Corporal/Sergeant, May 1861 - May 1862; Sergeant, May 1862 - ?)
  • Bradshaw, William P. (^Corporal, April 1861 - May 1861; Corporal, May 1862 - June 1862; Sergeant Major/Corporal, June 1862 - April 1865)
  • Carter, James L. (Corporal, February 1862 - March 1863; Color Sergeant, March 1863 - July 1863)
  • Clark, Edward T. (Corporal, May 1861 - November 1862)
  • Crate, C C (Corporal, March 1862 - March 1863)
  • Daniel, James E. (#^Sergeant, May 1861 - 1862; Sergeant, 1862 - September 1862; Corporal, December 1864 - February 1865; Sergeant, February 1865 - ?)
  • Daniel, William D (#^First Lieutenant, September 1862 - November 1864)
  • Ellett, Beverly H (#^Corporal, May 1861 - September 1862)
  • Fair, A (%Corporal, 1862 - September 1862; Sergeant, September 1862 - September 1862)
  • Fowlkes, Patrick H. (Drummer, May 1861 - April 1865)
  • Gilliam, James R (#^Second Sergeant, May 1862 - January 1863; First Sergeant/Sergeant, January 1863 - August 1863)
  • Harper, Creed H. (Sergeant, July 1861 - ?)
  • Harper, Robert A. (Sergeant, May 1861 - ?)
  • Hasher, James (Corporal/Sergeant, April 1862 - September 1862)
  • Ligon, J T (Captain/Third Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant, March 1862 - September 1862)
  • Ligon, John (#%First Lieutenant/Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant/Third Lieutenant, May 1861 - May 1862; Third Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant, May 1862 - December 1863)
  • Ligon, Osborne L (#^Sergeant, March 1862 - ?)
  • Ligon, Paschal Leigh (#^First Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant, April 1864 - April 1865)
  • Lowery, John H (First Sergeant/Second Lieutenant, March 1862 - ?)
  • Miller, Edward Thomas (^Sergeant, May 1861 - May 1862; Fourth Sergeant/Sergeant, May 1862 - ?)
  • Moses, John (Sergeant, May 1861 - February 1862)
  • Motley, Nathaniel R (First Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant, July 1860 - August 1861; First Lieutenant, August 1861 - May 1862)
  • Newcomb, Winfield T. (#%First Sergeant, May 1861 - 1862; First Sergeant, September 1862 - November 1863)
  • Pedway, James R. (#Corporal, May 1861 - September 1862; Corporal, March 1865 - ?)
  • Petteway, James R (#Corporal, March 1865 - ?)
  • Phillips, John Booth (Second Lieutenant, May 1862 - October 1862; First Lieutenant, October 1862 - March 1863)
  • Phillips, Joseph Y. (Second Lieutenant, August 1861 - May 1862)
  • Phillips, Richard H (Second Lieutenant, July 1861 - May 1862)
  • Ritchie, Francis H. (^Drummer/Musician, January 1863 - April 1865)
  • Scarborough, John Douglas (#^Fourth Corporal, November 1862 - ?)
  • Scarborough, John Douglass (#^Corporal, May 1861 - September 1862; Fourth Corporal, November 1862 - ?)
  • Smith, Benjamin F. (%Sergeant, September 1862 - November 1862)
  • Temple, Thomas P (#^Second Lieutenant, March 1862 - September 1862; Second Lieutenant, December 1864 - ?)
  • Timberlake, George A. (#Fourth Sergeant/Ga Lieutenant/Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant/Sergeant, May 1861 - May 1862; First Sergeant, May 1862 - September 1862; Third Lieutenant, September 1862 - 1863; Second Lieutenant, July 1863 - ?)
  • Tucker, William S. (Corporal, May 1862 - June 1862)
  • Walthall, L B (#Fourth Sergeant/Sergeant, May 1861 - May 1862; Fifth Sergeant, January 1863 - November 1864; Second Lieutenant, November 1864 - April 1865)
  • Watson, Daniel A. (Fifth Sergeant/First Lieutenant, May 1861 - May 1862; First Lieutenant, May 1862 - September 1862; Captain, September 1862 - November 1862)
  • Weaver, William S (#Corporal/Third Corporal, May 1861 - November 1862; Fifth Sergeant, November 1862 - February 1863; Fourth Sergeant, February 1863 - April 1863; Third Sergeant, October 1863 - March 1864)
  • Wingo, L H (#Corporal/Fourth Corporal, May 1861 - ?)
  • Witt, Henry J. (%Corporal, May 1861 - June 1862)

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