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Dandridge Austin - Unknown   
Danridge was my Second Great Uncle. He was the son of John Austin and Mary Morse. Dandridge served with Pamunkey Rifles of the 53rd Regiment of the Virginia Infantry CSA.
Contact Name:  James H. Nightengale, Jr.
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Date Added:  12/1/2009
Company Unknown
Luther Turnley - Private   
My father's name was Luther Turnley Fraker and my paternal grandmother was Helen Turnley. Luther Turnley enlisted in the 5th Infantry Battalion Virginia, but I understand the 5th merged with the 53rd in 1863. It looks like he also may have been a POW. I am trying to investigate which actions he participated in since the 53rd Infantry was involved in so many critical encounters as part of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Contact Name:  William Fraker
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Date Added:  11/1/2009
Company A
James Emerson Jones - Private   
My g-g-grandfather was James Emerson Jones from Chatham, Virginia. He supposedly died after Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  David Lasher
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Date Added:  9/10/2014
Company A
Mastin A Moorefield - Private   
Mastin A Moorefield was born 1-1-1828 died 4-4-1906- married
Sarah Jane Reaves 9-29-1880. Lived and died Halifax co. Va. in
1859 a volunteer co was organized at Halifax co va the first unit was called The Halifax Blues, afterwards Halifax Light Infantry and finally became Co. A 53rd Reg. Va Vols. The Halifax Light Inf. was the 5th co. mustered into the sevice of va
Contact Name:  cheryl russell
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Date Added:  9/12/2007
Company A
Evan J. Ragland - Private   
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Contact Name:  Kathleen Abel
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Date Added:  2/10/2005
Company A
Noah Wertz - Unknown   
Noah was born 1841. He died 8 October 1873. He enlisted in 53rd Virginia Infantry (CSA) with brother Samuel E. Wertz in Suffolk, Virginia, 21 April 1862. He surrendered with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.
Contact Name:  Shawna C.
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Date Added:  9/6/2008
Company A
Samuel E. Wertz - Unknown   
Samuel was born 3 September 1841. He died 8 August 1928. He enlisted in 53rd Virginia Infantry (CSA) with brother Noah Wertz in Suffolk, Virginia, 21 April 1862. He surrendered with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.
Contact Name:  Shawna C.
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Date Added:  9/6/2008
Company B
Robert A David - Private   
Looking for above - Company B - Film #382, Roll 14 - cannot get a view to see company field officers or list of his name on roll.
Contact Name:  S Short
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Date Added:  3/9/2010
Company B
Westmoreland Gilliam - 1st Sergeant   
He enlisted as a pvt. by oct 63 was 1st sgt. I have a short diary of 1863. It's of the march from Sulfolk Va. to just after Gettysburg.
Contact Name:  Bill Carroll
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Date Added:  5/7/2012
Company B
Payton A. Hazlewood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jim Long
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Date Added:  6/2/2007
Company B
Joseph L Lewis - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joseph m lewis
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Date Added:  3/31/2008
Company B
James Dr. Richardson - Captain   
This information was provided and certified by the Virginia State Library. Unit listed as Barham Grey's. This unit surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.
Contact Name:  Larry Blevins
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Date Added:  9/24/2013
Company B
John W Tate - Private   
This information was provided and certified by the Virginia State Library. Unit listed as Barham Grey's. This unit surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.
Contact Name:  Larry Blevins
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Date Added:  8/30/2013
Company B
Joseph S William - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Crystal Jarratt
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Date Added:  11/10/2008
Company C
Richard Augustus Childress - Private   
From records at Virginia State Library
Contact Name:  EHChildress
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Date Added:  12/9/2014
Company C
Creed Henry Harper - 1st Sergeant   
Creed Henry Harper is sometimes listed as Henry Harper or C Henry Harper, or even Harpin.
He was apparently born 10 January, 1842, though some documents say 1838, etc, in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
I believe he enlisted in 1860, and served in Company C, 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry. I have been told that by Gettysburg he was a First Sergeant.
He died 19 September 1917 in Nottoway Virginia
Contact Name:  Edward A Morgan
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Date Added:  1/13/2015
Company C
Floyd Caswell Moring - Private   
Floyd C. Moring was born in 1842 at the Moring home place in Prince Edward County. He was the youngest of Caswell and Emily's nine boys.He enlisted in 'C' Company of the 53rd Virginia Infantry on March 10, 1862 at Spratley Farm. At the time of his enlistment, he was listed as having 'light' hair with a 'light' complexion, and his height was given as 5'11'. He stated his residence as being Rice, Virginia. He was admitted to Farmville Hospital on June 18, 1862 suffering from diarrhea. He was released from the hospital on July 22, 1862, and rejoined his unit. The 53rd Virginia was in the middle of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and Floyd was taken POW after the failed charge. He was first sent to Fort McHenry on July 6, 1863, and then transferred to Fort Delaware between July 7th and 12th. He spent the duration of the hostilities there, and was released on June 20, 1865, after taking the 'oath'. Floyd returned to his home near Rice and resumed a life of farming. He married Emily Nunnally on December 21, 1865 in Nottoway County. They remained on the property near Rice, and Floyd received most of his father Caswell's land upon his death in 1881. This land is what is now known as 'Moran'. Floyd received a Confederate Veteran's pension from the state for serving honorably for the Cause. A Confederate head-stone marks his burial at the old home place in Moran, VA.

Contact Name:  Paul Moring
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.moring2mooring.org
Date Added:  11/29/2007
Company D
William Roane Aylett - Colonel   
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Contact Name:  Roane Webb
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Date Added:  2/12/2009
Company D
Joseph Pruitt - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jonathan Pruitt
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Date Added:  2/8/2010
Company D
thomas didimus rice - Private   
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Contact Name:  raymond rice
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Date Added:  11/26/2012
Company E
Willis C. Aaron - Private   
Although a prisoner of war, he survived to return home to Pittsylvania County, Virginia and raise a large family. His daughter Mary Bet Aaron married one of his fellow prisoners, Henry Clay Turner of the 24th Virginia. They were my grand-parents.
Contact Name:  Dorothy T. Potter
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Date Added:  3/29/2010
Company E
James Monroe Cabaniss - Private   
Great Great Grandfathers brother captured @ Five Forks,Va Apr 1865
Contact Name:  David Cabaniss
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Date Added:  4/13/2017
Company E
Epaphroditus P Gilliam - Private   
Not a very stellar history for my Great-Great Grandfather. Records show he enlisted on 26 Feb 1863 at age 18. He later told Union authorities he was conscripted in 1862. He deserted from Richmond and went home to New Kent on 16 May 1863. After 5 months they came looking for him and he 'fled to Yorktown and gave myself up to the Gun Boats'. That was on or about 5 Oct 1863. He spent the rest of his time as a POW at Ft. McHenry until he took the oath and was released on 10 Sept. 1864. He died in New Kent in 1896 and is buried at Pamunkey Methodist Church. After his death his widow moved the family to Philadelphia. She and 2 of their children are also buried at Pamunkey.
Contact Name:  Jeff Hope
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Date Added:  2/26/2013
Company E
Joseph Glazebrook - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mary Mason
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Date Added:  2/23/2008
Company F
Andrew Broadus Anderson - 1st Lieutenant   
Andrew B. enlisted in Edmunds Guards, Company C under Capt. James O. Chappell, Montague's Battalion 7/10/61 at Union Church in Halifax County, VA. He was then elected 1st Sgt. of of the Company.
The 53rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry was formed by the consolidation of Montague's and Tomlin's Battalions with Waddill's Company on Dec. 12 1861. He was elected 2nd Lt. May 5,1862 and promoted to 2nd Senior Lt. on Dec 27 1862. He was promoted to 1st Lt. on Jan 13 1863. Fought in many of the early battles in Virginia before Gettysburg. He was wounded at Gettysburg during Pickett's charge 7/3/63 before crossing the stone wall and somehow made it back to the Confederate lines without being captured.
During his trip back to Richmond maggots got in his wound and probably saved his life.
He was admitted to General Hospital No.9 on July 15, 1863, then on the 16th of July admitted to the C. S. A General Hospital in Danville, VA. From there on July 18th he was sent home to Halifax Courthouse and expected to return in 20 days. He married Sallie E. Wood on Aug 19, 1863, before returning to duty on 27 Aug 1863. He participated in the battles of Chester Station, Drewry’s Bluff, The Siege of Petersburg and Five Forks before the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865.
Contact Name:  Dan Liker
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Date Added:  5/2/2007
Company F
Josiah Boitnott - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  kstrucksis
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Date Added:  3/19/2004
Company F
James K Jones - Unknown   
My GG Grandfather is James K. Jones. God rest his soul as well as all the 53rd Va. infantry and the rest of the Confederacy.
Contact Name:  Sam Medlin
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Date Added:  12/11/2009
Company F
William S Tucker - Captain   
Captain William S. Tucker Company F 53rd Virginia Volunteer Regiment. Started with 5th Battalion 'Edmunds Guards' of Brunswick County with rank of private then promited to Cpl. Born Halifax Co. Son of Elizabeth and Robert A Tucker and brother of my Grand Father, John Godfrey Tucker I. He was a farmer and Enl. 7/10/61 at Union Church. Started as Private with Company 'F' Promoted to Captain.5/5/62. Absent sick in quarters by 6/30/62 & home by 8/31/62. discharged 11/7/62 at Halifax Hospital. on disability due to diseased heart valve. Age 20, light complex. & hair, blue eyes, 5' 7'' 1/4*.' Death around 1899
Contact Name:  John R. Tucker Sr.
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Contact Homepage:  http://dixieresearch.com
Date Added:  12/6/2005
Company F
John Henry Walton - Private   
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Contact Name:  Wade W.Walton
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Date Added:  9/23/2005
Company G
Arthur Sidney Blair - Private   
Pvt. Arthur Sidney Blair,1845-1903. With Pittsylvania Co. Va. Chatham Greys captured April 6,1865.One of seven Blair brothers who served in the CSA.
Contact Name:  Sammy Blair
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Date Added:  2/10/2016
Company G
Samuel Britton Blair - 1st Sergeant   
G Uncle Sgt.Samuel Britton Blair JR. with the Chatham Greys Pittsylvania Co. Va. Co. G 1838-1911. He and six Blair brothers served in the CSA.
Contact Name:  Sammy Blair
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Date Added:  2/10/2016
Company G
Cornelius A. Cabaniss - Private   
great great grandfathers brother
Wounded 10 May 1863 @ Chester Station
Contact Name:  David Cabaniss
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Date Added:  4/13/2017
Company G
David Nowlin Collie - Private   
enlisted 8/22/61 at Pitts CH
discharged conscript act age 37 9/5/62
served in 38 VA 64-65
Contact Name:  Michael Collie
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Date Added:  12/27/2016
Company G
John Kirkland - Private   
Drafted to Company G, Virginia 53rd Infantry Regiment on 24 Jan 1863. Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Contact Name:  Eric Lee
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Date Added:  10/11/2013
Company G
Richard Avery Mustain - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Randy L Starkey
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Date Added:  2/4/2017
Company G
John H Tuck - Private   
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Contact Name:  Timothy Tuck
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Date Added:  2/25/2008
Company H
John H. Hagood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Bill Bailey
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Date Added:  12/21/2016
Company H
Robert Westbrook Hall - Private   
Captured at Battle of Five Forks, imprisoned at Point Lookout until end of war.
Contact Name:  Paul Murauskas
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Date Added:  6/28/2008
Company H
Reuben McGuire - Private   
Died in hospital in Richmond, VA on July 16th, 1862.
Contact Name:  Phillip Staten
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Date Added:  1/24/2009
Company H
James H. Pollard - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Barbara Pollard Shaughnessy
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Date Added:  2/28/2005
Company H
Benjamin Franklin White - Private   
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Contact Name:  Linda Simmons
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Date Added:  5/23/2004
Company I
John Francis Marion Blair - Unknown   
G. Howard Gregory's History of the 53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry has John F. M. Blair listed as a member of the 53rd, Co. I, but has him discharged on account of his age (over 35). He also says he may have reenlisted. I don't know whether that would rule out the Chatham Greys, or not.
Contact Name:  Sammy Blair
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Date Added:  2/10/2016
Company I
John O. Bradner - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Thomas J. Cheatham
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Date Added:  6/27/2015
Company I
Francis meyers - Private   
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Contact Name:  Francine Stanley
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Date Added:  1/9/2011
Company I
Thomas Clement Riddle - Unknown   
I have Thomas Clement Riddle's civil war pension application, Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers as well as his muster rolls. He was in Co. I, 53rd Va. Infantry, Chatham Grays.
Contact Name:  Ann Hyde
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Date Added:  2/14/2015
Company I
Edward Luther Sowers - Private   
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Contact Name:  Rhonda Florian
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Date Added:  1/10/2010
Company I
Wesley Sowers - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Rhonda Florian
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Date Added:  1/10/2010
Company I
Thomas Booker Tredway - Sergeant   
Mortally wounded July, 3 1863 at Gettysburg. Film Number M382 roll 56. Thomas Booker Tredway, Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 13, 1844 in Danville, Va. Father- Judge William M. Tredway; Mother- Nancy Jane Millner. Pat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Tredway; Pat. Grandmother- Pattie Booker. Mat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Millner; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy Lawson. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 25, 1862; given 10 furlough May 19, 1862, but did not return; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1865 ca. July 1866. Civil War Record: Enlisted April 22, 1861 at Pittsylvania Court House as Private in Co. B of Maj. E. B. Montague's Va. Battalion (which became Co. I 53rd Va. Infantry); promoted to Corporal July 17, 1861; Discharged Dec. 23, 1861 to enter VMI; re-enlisted Aug. 16, 1862 at Falling Creek in Co. I 53rd Va. Infantry; on detached service Jan.-Feb. 1863; promoted to Sergeant March 16, 1863; Mortally wounded in action and captured in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg July 3, 1863. Died- July 13, 1863 in US Hospital at Gettysburg, PA, from wounds received 10 days earlier.

(2nd Cousin 3 times removed)
Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
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Date Added:  3/30/2006
Company I
William Marshall Tredway, Jr. - Captain   
Born 04/30/1839 in Virginia to William Marshall Tredway (b. 08/24/1807 in Hampton-Sydney, Prince Edward Co. Virginia) and Nancy Jane Millner (b. 11/13/1812). Attorney. Mayor of Chatham, Virginia, 1900.----- Film Number M382 roll 56

(2nd Cousin 3 times removed)
Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.mdscv.org/1388/adopt-a-confederate/
Date Added:  3/30/2006
Company I
William Riley Watson - Private   
He was captured at the Battle of Five Forks,Virginia (Petersburg) on April 4,1865. He was sent to Point Lookout,MD on April 6,1865.After taking the Oath of Allegiance to US,he was released on June 22,1865.He returned home to Pittsylvania County,VA
Contact Name:  Timothy wilkins
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Date Added:  6/28/2015
Company K
John Albert Bullifant - Private   
John was my great uncle. He enlisted 17 May 1861 at age 17. He was wounded at York Railroad on 18 June 1862. He made Oath Allegiance on 25 April 1865 at Richmond, VA. He died 17 May 1900. He is buried on Long Hill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia in the play yard of Lafeyette High School with his mother and father in law and his daughter and infant child.
Contact Name:  James H. Nightengale, Jr.
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Date Added:  3/16/2010
Company K
Hawes Coleman - Private   
Home - 'Farmington', Charles City County, VA
Enlisted - Charles City Court House, Charles City, VA
Wounded - Battle of Seven Pines
Contact Name:  Robert Lancaster
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Date Added:  1/12/2010
Company K
Robert Jerome Martin - Private   
My great uncle was Robert Jerome Martin, of Company K, 53rd Virginia Infantry. He enlisted at Charles City, Virginia. He was wounded and a prisoner of war at City Point. It's possible his brother also served with him, James E. Martin, but I couldn't find a way to verify it his brother and not just another guy named James Martin.
Contact Name:  Ben
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Date Added:  2/26/2016
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