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Virginia 59th Infantry, Company E 3rd (Confederate)

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Company mustered in on August 8th, 1861. Company mustered out of service on April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

Notable Battles:

  • Roanoke Island fought on February 8th, 1862 near Roanoke Island, North Carolina (0 wounded, 0 died, 37 imprisoned)
  • Second Petersburg fought on June 17th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia (2 wounded, 1 died, 2 imprisoned)

Facts about this Company:

  • Number of Soldiers: 150
  • First Enlistment Place: Charleston, West Virginia
  • First Enlistment Date: 1861-01-20 (1 soldier)
  • Most Common Enlistment Place: Richmond, Virginia (41 soldiers)
  • Most Common Enlistment Date: 1861-07-11 (30 soldiers)
  • Most Common Muster Out Date: 1861-07-25 (25 soldiers)
  • Youngest Soldier at Enlistment: 15 -- Traynham, David J (Sergeant)
  • Oldest Soldier at Enlistment: 45 -- Dowdy, Dennis
  • Average Age at Enlistment: 25.5 years old
  • Median Age at Enlistment: 23.0 years old
  • Wounded In Regiment: 7 (4%)
  • Prisoner Of War While In Regiment: 49 (32%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In Regiment: 21 (14%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In War: 20 (13%)

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

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