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Corps of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute      
Company Unknown
William Thomas Marsh - Unknown   
William Marsh was from Northumberland County. His brother, Uriah J. Marsh served in this Regiment as well.
Contact Name:  Webster Houlgrave
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Date Added:  10/4/2005
Company Unknown
George Henry Sandy - Private   
George Henry Sandy was from Northumberland County, son of Vincent Sandy. He died of measles in 1862. His name is on the monument at thecourthouse square in Heathsville
Contact Name:  James Russell
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/11/2013
Company Unknown
Alexander Charles Schools - Private   
D. 25 May 1863 Chancellorsville VA
Contact Name:  Glenn Miller
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  3/20/2011
Company Unknown
noble hamilton timbs - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  michael s. dunaway
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company A
Yarrett Edwards - Unknown   
This was my great great grandfather. I was wondering what his rank is. Probably Pvt.When I was young, hearing stories about him from my grand parents motivated me to join the Army and become an Airborne Infantry soldier. I spent 20 years in and now I am researching anything I can find on him. Thanks for your hard work in making this web site.
Contact Name:  James Sadler
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/16/2011
Company A
James R. Hayden - Private   
James Hayden was captured twice and sent to Point lookout, Md. He was exchanged for other prisoners and was then wounded and died Sept. 9' 1864 in a hospital in Richmond, Va. He was born in 1827 in Heathsville, Northumberland, Va. He left a widow, a son and two daughters.
Contact Name:  Miriam Fischnar
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Date Added:  10/29/2014
Company A
James Richard Kent - Sergeant   
Commissary Sergeant and company clerk. Enlisted at Heathsville, May 26, 1861. Served through Appomattox. Born April 8, 1834 in Northumberland Co., VA. Died October 8, 1877.
Contact Name:  Jim Kent
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/20/2004
Company A
John R Mathews - Private   
Link at:http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&firstName=John+R&stateCode_count=None+Selected&lastName=Mathews&warSideCode=C&battleUnitCode_count=1+Selected&battleUnitCode=CVA0040RI&battleUnitFunctionCode_count=None+Selected
Contact Name:  Scott Arnott
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  4/27/2015
Company A
Joseph Augustus Scates - Private   
3rd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company E, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 23 June 1861.
Transferred as a Private in Company A, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on July/December 1862.
Source: Soldiers & Sailors System
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I4619
Date Added:  9/12/2013
Company B
Charles B McNeal - Private   
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Contact Name:  Cheryl Lively
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  11/11/2009
Company B
James Madison Morgan - Private   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Richard Doerrmann
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/20/2010
Company C
Thomas R Alexander - 1st Lieutenant   
On October 13, 1849 he joined the State Militia as a 1st Lieutenant. On 24 August 1861 he enlisted as a Private in Co. F 40 Reg. Virginia Infantry at Brooks Station. On 1 September 1861 he was appointed Company Sergeant. On 6 January 1862 he was discharged to enter Virginia Military Institute (VMI). In April 1862 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in company 'C' and became ill and was hospitalized from 23 September to mid October 1862. In October 1862 he was promoted to Company Commander until his detachment in December of the same year as a Brigade Inspector. From then until 3 August 1863 he held several positions including Acting Ordnance Officer for the Brigade and Acting Adjutant of the Regiment.On 3 August 1863 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and released from CGH on 20 November 1863. After his release, on a visit to the Union held Prince William County in December of 1863, he was arrested as a dangerous and disloyal person and confined to the Old Capital Prison. He was moved in 1964 to Pt. Lookout Prison in Maryland. On 25 July 1864 he was again transferred to Elmira Prison in New York and on 29 October 1864 was exchanged to Ft. Monroe, Virginia. He died as a prisoner (sick) on ship enroute to Ft. Monroe, Virginia. His military clothing and personal effects were inventoried in November 1884 but no record he ever left the ship. Cemeteries were searched in the Ft. Monroe, Va. area. No stone could be located. Believe he was inferred in one of two mass graves at Richmond, Virginia (via rail) or more likely he was drowned during escape attempt or died and was buried at sea. A stone was erected by his great grandson Daniel Stewart Alexander at his farm-The Alexander Family Cemetary in Monclair next to his wives Harriet & Sarah Sales (sisters) ..

Written by: Sandy Alexander Anderson
Contact Name:  Ronald Gordon
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Contact Homepage:  http://trees.ancestry.com/fhs/home.aspx?tid=1254844
Date Added:  2/27/2007
Company C
Thomas Robert Alexander - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Ronald Gordon
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Date Added:  2/10/2016
Company C
William H McGwigan - 1st Sergeant   
This man is not my relative rather, he is my sister in law's G.G. uncle.
Contact Name:  Mike Williams
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  11/26/2017
Company D
Charles H Carter - Private   
Carter was 19 years of
age when the war broke out and like the brave son of Virginia that he
was, he promptly enlisted under the Southern standard for the defense
of his mother State, and the homes and altars of her people.
He was under Stonewall Jackson until the death of that gallant,
Christian hero-soldier of the South. He was then under Gen. A. P.
Hill until the close of the war. Under these gallant officers he of
course participated in many, indeed most of the greatest death-duels
of the war. Among others are remembered the battles of the sevendays'
enogagement around Richmond, Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Petersburg,
and the fights preceding the final surrender at Appomattox Court
House. He was severely wounded a number of times, but promptly
rejoined the ranks as soon as able to shoulder arms again, and bravely
did service for the cause he had sworn to defend until he was released
by the surrender at Appomattox, when he was paroled. At Cold
Harbor on the 27th of June, 1862, he received three woundsone
in the right breast, a second in the right arm and the third
in the right side, the latter of which necessitated the extraction
of two of his ribs. He lay on the field of battle after he
was wounded from 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the 27th until
two o'clock of the following day, among the dead and dying, without
even the hope of attention, or as much as a drop of water. The
night he spent on the battle-field, broken by no sound but the groans
of dying friends and foes, and himself suffering the most intense
agony, he will never forget. Never expecting to see the sun rise
again, for he was literally shot to pieces, lie lay welterin in his own
life blood with the corpse of a comrade as his pillow, thinking of
home and friends and of the sad fate that had overtaken him. But
never for a moment did he regret the course he had taken in the war,
for he felt that he had done his duty in the defense of his country,
and if die he must he was proud to die as a patriot soldier on the red
field of battle and in the thickest of the fight. But as by a miracle
he survived and the next afternoon was taken to a hospital, where for
three months he lay trembling in the balance between life and death.
But it was written in the law of Providence that he was to do further
service for the cause of the heroic South, and' on his recovery he
promptly took his place in the ranks again. At Chancellorsville, on
the 3d of May, 1863, in less than a year from the time he was first
wounded, he received another terrible wound, being shot through the
hip, the ball entering one side and going out at the other. For three
months more he was in the hospital and was at last nursed back to
life aoain. Like the brave soldier he was, once more he shouldered
arms and answered the morning bugle call of his company, in which
he continued until the close of the war, surrendering with Lee at
Appomatox. Returning to his home in Virginia after the war, he
remained there engaged in farming, until 1870, coming thence to
Missouri.
Contact Name:  Keith Carter
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Date Added:  5/31/2004
Company D
Arthur B Hall - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mike L
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Date Added:  8/5/2013
Company D
James Henry Jenkins - Musician   
2nd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Musician in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 4 June 1861.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I5613
Date Added:  9/6/2013
Company D
Hamilton Dangerfield Marks - Private   
2nd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 41st Regiment Virginia Militia on 23 September 1861.
Transferred as a Private in Company I, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 1 November 1861.
Transferred as a Private in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on June 1862.
Died 6 July 1862.
Source: Soldiers & Sailors System
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss
Source: Confederate Soldiers, Va.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I10055
Date Added:  9/7/2013
Company D
Paltine Compton Marks - Private   
2nd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company I, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 4 June 1861.
Transferred as a Private in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on June/December 1862.
Captured at Falling Waters Maryland on 14 July 1863.
Transferred to Old Capitol Prison Washington D.C. on 23 July 1863.
Transferred to Point Lookout Maryland on 8 August 1863.
Paroled and exchanged at City Point Virginia on 3 March 1864.
Wounded 1 October 1864.
Paroled at Westmoreland Court House Virginia on 6 May 1865.
Source: Soldiers & Sailors System
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I254
Date Added:  9/19/2013
Company D
John D. Morris - Private   
2nd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 1 March 1861.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I1658
Date Added:  9/7/2013
Company D
Curtis Melvin Nash - Private   
2nd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 41st Regiment Virginia Militia on 23 September 1861.
Transferred as a Private in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 3 March 1862.
Captured and paroled from Warrenton Virginia 29 September 1862.
Captured at Falling Waters Maryland 14 July 1863.
Transferred to Old Capitol Prison Washington D.C. 23 July 1863.
Transferred to Point Lookout Maryland 8 August 1863.
Paroled and exchanged at Point Lookout Maryland 3 March 1864.
Paroled at Westmoreland Court House Virginia 5 May 1865.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I107
Date Added:  9/6/2013
Company D
Allen James Sanders - Private   
3rd Great-Grandfather (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company D, 40th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 8 March 1862.
Captured and paroled at Warrenton Virginia 29 September 1862.
Captured at Falling Waters Maryland 14 July 1863.
Transferred to Old Capitol Prison Washington D.C. 23 July 1863.
Transferred to Point Lookout Maryland 8 August 1863.
Died at Point Lookout Maryland 14 September 1864.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Confederate Soldier Va.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I9833
Date Added:  9/5/2013
Company D
Samuel Miskel Sanders - Sergeant   
3rd Great Grand Uncle (Paternal).
Enlisted as a Private in Company I, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 4 June 1861.
Transferred as a Corporal in Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on June/December 1862.
Promoted to Sergeant on 1 March 1863.
Captured at Falling Waters Maryland 14 July 1863.
Transferred to Point Lookout Maryland August 1863.
Transferred to Elmira New York August 1864.
Paroled for exchange at Elmira New York 10 March 1865.
Paroled at Westmoreland Court House Virginia 6 May 1865.
Source: American Civil War Soldiers
www.ancestry.com
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Virginia Units.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I9900
Date Added:  9/6/2013
Company D
Miskel Aulman Saunders - Private   
2nd Great-Grandfather (Paternal).
Transferred as a Private from Company D, 41st Regiment Virginia Militia to Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 1 March 1862.
Discharged as a Private from Company D, 40th Regiment Virginia Infantry on 1 August 1862.
Paroled at Westmoreland Court House Virginia on 6 May 1865.
Source: Company Muster Roll and Regimental Return.
www.fold3.com
Contact Name:  Ron Saunders
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rant58&id=I4836
Date Added:  9/5/2013
Company D
James Madison Scates - Captain   
Captain Scates is my direct great-grandfather.His picture is on the Wall of Faces at Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Ron Scates
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/16/2008
Company E
Richard Thomas Beazley - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Charles Beasley
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/21/2010
Company E
John B Warwick - Private   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Wm. Cole
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/8/2010
Company F
mortimer leroy dodson - Private   
No Comments

Contact Name:  dick dodson
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  4/18/2013
Company F
edwin lucis haynie - Corporal   
No Comments

Contact Name:  dick dodson
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  4/18/2013
Company F
Richard C Vanlandingham - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Rita Evans Eder
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/21/2009
Company G
Carlos R. Jones - Private   
Carlos is my great-great grandfather. The family story is that he was captured and sent to Point Lookout Prison. From there he escaped by boat to Smith Island. Carlos died on Smith Island in 1915.
Contact Name:  Darren Evans
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/8/2008
Company G
Royston Sullivan Marsh - Unknown   
Royston's brother, William Thomas Marsh, also served in the same company.
Contact Name:  Sally Marsh Cunningham
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/30/2007
Company G
Phillip J Swift - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joseph Shoemaker
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  7/2/2015
Company H
Wiliam M.H. Carter - Private   
Court-martialed December 1862. Died 20 Mar 1863 in Camp Thunder, Richmond, VA
Contact Name:  Deborah Guy
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/28/2007
Company I
Cookman Lawson Degges - Corporal   
Cook Degges was my grandfather.
Contact Name:  John Degges
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  1/10/2013
Company I
William Hamilton Degges - Private   
'Ham' Degges was my great-uncle
Contact Name:  John Degges
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Date Added:  1/10/2013
Company I
Pharaoh Douglass - Private   
Enlisted on March 1, 1862 in Heathsville, VA.
Discharged in July 1862.
Cause of discharge unknown.
Re-enlisted again in Spottsylvania Co. and assigned to same Company.
Present at last roll call on Feb. 20, 1865.
Contact Name:  Edward Douglas
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  8/3/2011
Company I
Abner Riveer - Sergeant   
Mortally wounded Gaines Mill, buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, under wrong name.
Contact Name:  William Bryant
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  11/29/2016
Company K
John Spillman Bryant - Private   
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Contact Name:  Linda Morse
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Date Added:  7/9/2014
Company K
James Erastus Dameron - Private   
born Mar. 22, 1838, died Aug. 1913
Contact Name:  Barbara McCrea
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/19/2008
Company K
James G Earles - Private   
I found this information using Fold3
He died March 4, 1862 DOD
Co K, 38 Virginia Inf'y
Contact Name:  Teresa
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  5/16/2016
Company K
George Wishart Murphy - Sergeant   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Davis Whittaker
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://steamcheng.net/genealogy/
Date Added:  4/24/2015
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