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Corps of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute      
Company Unknown
Andrew Jackson Breeden - Private   
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Contact Name:  Kevin M. Breeden
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Date Added:  7/8/2009
Company Unknown
John Lambert Hood - Lieutenant   
John L. Hood was one of three adjutants for the 59th Virginia Infantry (CSA). He was a native of Philadelphia and the only member of his family to move South. He served as a tutor at Cedar Grove Plantation, Amelia County, Virginia, for William Booker's family and was also the postmaster in Paineville, Virginia in 1853. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at the beginning of the war. He was captured at the Battle of Saylor's Creek on April 6, 1865, and died at Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Camp on May 1, 1865.
Contact Name:  Dudley Weaver
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Date Added:  6/3/2006
Company Unknown
Edward Drew Phillips - Surgeon   
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Contact Name:  Ronnie Ranew
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Date Added:  11/11/2007
Company Unknown
Marion Scott - Private   
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Contact Name:  Brian Piaquadio
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Date Added:  4/23/2013
Company Unknown
Peyton Winston Taylor - Unknown   
Peyton Winston Taylor was born on Dec. 11, 1843 in Halifax County, Virginia. He was the son of William H. Taylor And Nancy Brown of Halifax County, Virginia. Peyton enlisted in the 59th Virginia Infantry. His gravestone says he was in Company C, but the only record I can find for his name was in Company B.
He died on Nov. 29, 1915 and is buried in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery in
Richardsville,
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Contact Name:  Sandy
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Date Added:  6/28/2008
Company A
Henry Alexander Bostick - Private   
See Henry Alexander Bostick comments in Company B of the 60th VA Inf.
Contact Name:  Rick Gregg
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Date Added:  4/17/2010
Company A
Charles Floyd Pankey - Private   
Charles' units were very mixed and it has proven difficult to follow his movements. However. 2nd Co A. 59th Virginia Infanry. At this period in the war the ranks were very thin and composit units were the norm. The above is also known as 2nd Regt. of Infantry, Wise Legion. He enlisted at Halifax on Oct. 28 1864 for the war. He has acute darrrhea and is furloughed for 60 days from Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond Va. He swallowed the yellow dog on 22 April 1865 and returned home in Pocohatan Co. Va.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  1/27/2014
Company B
Francis M Hall - Private   
Francis was captured at Roanoke Island NC and Paroled on Feb 21, 1862.He Joined the 26th Battalion Va Infantry Co G after release.His Brothers James B, John W, William A, Robert Y, were all in the 26th Battalion Va Infantry. His younger brother Eli was in the 60th Reg, Virginia Infantry ( Wise Legion ).
Contact Name:  Greg Hall
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Date Added:  1/8/2015
Company B
James B Hall - Private   
James is the older brother of John W Hall of Greenbrier County West Virginia/Virginia.James was also in the the 26th battalion Virginia Infantry Co B after the battle of Roanoke Island NC.
Contact Name:  Greg Hall
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Date Added:  1/8/2015
Company B
William A Hall - Corporal   
William is the twin brother of John W Hall and younger brother of James B Hall. William also served with the 26th Battalion Va Infantry after the battle of Roanoke Island NC.
Contact Name:  Greg Hall
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Date Added:  1/8/2015
Company B
Edward Perry Webb - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Randy Kelley
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Date Added:  8/23/2016
Company E
William Alfred Caudle - Private   
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Contact Name:  James Booze
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Date Added:  6/11/2011
Company E
Joseph R. Mountcastle - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jack Mountcastle
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Date Added:  1/16/2011
Company E
W. A. Vaden - Unknown   
W.A. Vaden is a relative from Louisa Co. Va.
Contact Name:  Robert F Grimes, Jr.
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Date Added:  3/7/2007
Company F
Charles H. Eudailey - 1st Sergeant   
My first cousin five times removed. Enlisted September 15 1862 at Charlotte County, Virginia. Promoted to 2nd Corporal June 24 1863. Promoted to 1st Corporal August 20 1863. Promoted to 1st Sergeant December 6 1864. Captured at Harper's Ferry Virginia, April 6 1865. POW Point Lookout, Maryland. Released June 12 1865. Complexion-fair, Hair-dark, Eyes-blue, Height-6'1'.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  11/9/2011
Company Field & Staff
Peyton Skipwith Coles - Surgeon   
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Contact Name:  Stricker Sanford
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Date Added:  11/23/2014
Company Field & Staff
Joel Shrewsbury - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Marsha Booth
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Date Added:  4/28/2014
Company G
James Rhodolphus Hines - Unknown   
Would love any info on company G.
Contact Name:  Amy
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Date Added:  4/27/2009
Company G
Ditrion Overbey - Private   
Great, great uncle. Only one of four brothers to survive the war. Buried at North Fork Church, Halifax County, VA.
Contact Name:  Frank Overbey
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Date Added:  3/24/2015
Company G
Luburial Layfayette Overbey - Private   
Of four brothers, three served in the 59th, Company G3. John B.(died of measles in Richmond 1861 soon after enlisting), Luburial Lafayette (wounded at Battle of Ware Bottom Church May 20, 1864, died at Chester Station 5/21/1864), and Ditrion. Only Ditrion survived the war. Fourth brother, Warren, was with the 14th VA (captured at Gettysburg, died at Point Lookout POW Camp in Maryland 12/23/1863)
Contact Name:  Frank Overbey
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Date Added:  10/9/2012
Company G
Beverly Milton Reese - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Bruce Albertson Jr
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Date Added:  12/29/2013
Company G
Bailey Peyton Williamson - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Patrick Reddick
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Date Added:  11/13/2007
Company H
Branch L Hawkins - Private   
Branch L. Hawkins from Lunenburg County, Virginia, joined the Confederate Army and served in Co. H2 along with numerous Hawkins and Winn kinfolks. He surrendered at Appomattox Va. on April 9, 1865.
Contact Name:  Carlton J Dunford
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Date Added:  1/19/2017
Company H
James A. Hawkins - Private   
James A. Hawkins enlisted at Fletchers Chapel, located about 3 miles South of Kenbridge, Va. on June 11, 1861. He served along with Hawkins family members in the 9th. Va., 28th, and later changed to the 2nd. Co. H 59th. Virginia Infantry Regiment.
He later was hospitalized and became disabled.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  1/19/2017
Company H
John Thomas Hawkins - Private   
John Thomas Hawkins enlisted in Lunenburg, Va. on Jan. 30, 1863
and served in Co. H2, along with other Hawkins and Winn relatives from Lunenburg County, Va. He surrendered with the Army at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  1/19/2017
Company H
Robert A. Hawkins - 1st Sergeant   
Sgt. Robert A. Hawkins enlisted in Richmond, Va. was wounded, and eventually surrendered with the Confederate Army at Appomattox, Va. on April 9, 1865. He was from Lunenburg, County Virginia.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  1/19/2017
Company H
Samuel B. Hawkins - Private   
Pvt. Samuel B. Hawkins enlisted in the Confederate Army on June 11, 1861 at Fletchers Chapel, located about 3 mile's South of Kenbridge, Virginia in Lunenburg County. He served in the 9th., 28th, and later 59th. Virginia Infantry as it changed designations 3 times during the early stages of the war. He lost a leg, had Typhoid fever and suffered during the War for Southern Independence. He was paroled at Appomattox, Va. in April 1865.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  1/19/2017
Company H
William S. Marshall - 1st Corporal   
William S. joined March 19, 1862 at Pig Point, VA. Was assigned Co. H2. Present for all roll calls and surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 4/9/1865. Paroled and allowed to return home on 4/12/1865.
Contact Name:  William E. Marshall
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Date Added:  6/13/2012
Company H
Columbus Martin Winn - Private   
My Great grandfather, Columbus Martin Winn, born in Lunenburg County, Virginia on or about 1846, son of Patrick Henry Winn and Miriam V. Burnette, at the age of 15, along with other Winn relative, Corbin A. Winn 17, joined the 1st. Company (H) Lunenburg Heavy Artillery, 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment, on June 11, 1861 at Fletchers Chapel,about 5 miles south of Kenbridge, Va.

These boys had no idea what they were in for. Seven months later Corbin was dead.

Columbus Martin Winn and his relatives, possibly cousins, Corbin A. Winn and Lewis E. Winn, who may have enlisted on a different day, all were sent to Pig Point, along the South bank of the Nansemond river in Eastern Virginia, near the point where the Nanesmond River joins the James River, directly across the River from Newport News, Va. at Hampton Roads.

Here they built artillery fortifications to prevent Federal ships from going up the James or Nansmond Rivers. They observed the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac.

This unit later was reorganized in the Company H, Lunenburg
Heavy Artillery, 59th. Infantry Regiment.

They were sent to various places, fought in many battles and skirmishes at Chaffins Bluff,Williamsburg,Yorktown,Suffolk,then South to Charleston, SC. at Camp Wappoo. 2061 men, 8 pieces of artillery. They set up several fortifications on the Stono River, to stop Federal gunboats from shelling Charleston. They moved to Churchs Flats,
St. Paus Parish, St. Andrews Parish, Camp Stone, Bicketts Farm, Johns Island, Battery Washington. Later at Hualover and Aberpollie, Rutleges Island, Kiawah island, St. Johns Island,
then later they were sent to Lake City Florida near Jackonsville.To Baldwin Florida and several positions along the St. Johns River. Thee poor men walked, rode trains when available, and just went whereever they were sent to fight the Yankees. Later they were sent to Green Pond, SC. near Charleston, then to Nottoway County, Virginia to guard the bridge where they fought General Kautz's yankees. They later were sent to Petersburg to fight in the Battle of the Crater where they played a significat role, Hatchers Run and White Oak Road and 5 Forks in Dinwiddie Va., then as the retreat began they fought at Namozine Church, Deep Creek in Amelia County, also fighting at Deaconsville and at Saylers Creek on April 6, 1865, then on towards Lynchburg in the rain on muddy roads while being persued ant attacked by yankee calvary,
and then Appomattox Courthouse, where on April 9, 1865 the unfortunate surrender occurred.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  11/27/2009
Company H
Corbin A Winn - Private   
Corbin A. Winn 16, joined the 1st. Company H, Lunenburg Heavy Artillery, 59TH. Virginia Infantry Regiment, on June 11, 1861,
at Fletchers Chapel, 5 miles South of Kenbridge, in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

He joined that day along with his cousin Columbus Martin Winn who was just 15.

Later, Corbins brother,17 year old Lewis E. Winn joined the same unit of the Confederate States Army.

January 24, 1862, just 7 months later, Corbin Winn was dead, in September 1862, his brother Lewis also would die.

This war was not romantic or glamorous, it was hell,I am glad my ancestors had the courage to do what they did, may God Bless them all.

Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  11/27/2009
Company H
Lewis E Winn - Private   
Lewis E. Winn 17, the son of James A.Winn and Elizabeth Ann Jackson Roach, was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia on or about 1843. He joined the Lunenburg Heavy Artillery in early 1861, and on October 18, 1861, he along with his two brother Corbin A. Winn, and their apparent cousin Columbus Martin Winn, were all sent to Pig Point, a Confederate Artillery fortification on the South East bank of the Nasemond River.

In January 1862 Lewis was an escort for his brother Corbin who had died from disease, and later in September of 1862 he would get sick and die from these wartime diseases as well.
Contact Name:  Jerry Dunford
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Date Added:  12/1/2009
Company I
Robert McNutt Blankenship - Private   
From family info collected from Kathryn Corrine Snidow
Contact Name:  William B Sowers III
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Date Added:  12/16/2007
Company I
James A Harrison - 1st Lieutenant   
Lt James A Harrison - He had previously been in service with the 28th Virginia Infantry Battalion Co.D.  This unit had spent most of its time in garrison in Richmond Va guarding prisoners. When the 59th Va Infantry Regiment was being rebuilt (most had been captured on Roanoke Island NC in Feb 1862, those that had evaded capture were assigned to other commands.. those exchanged were also dispersed.)  The 28th Va Battalion, Co.D, with assorted reenlistees from the disbanded 20th Va Inf and the 3rd Va Artillery, were mustered together to form a new company for the 59th. Thus designated the 59th Va Inf Regt. Co. I (3rd), and remained as such through the remainder of the war.
Contact Name:  Steve Poole
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Date Added:  1/27/2010
Company I
Alonzo W. Martin - Private   
B:1839 Mercer W.VA Enlested Jul 16 1861 Charleston WVA. {2nd Reg't Wise Legion}
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company I
Henderson French Martin - Private   
B:May 30 1841 Wyoming Co WVA.D: Jun 18 1909 Summers WVA. Enlisted Dec 7 1861 Mercer WVA.
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company I
James B. Martin - Private   
B:Jan 2 1839 Virginia, D: Sep 1861,? Enlisted: Jul15 1861 Princeton WVA ,Jul 23 1861 Richmond VA.{Muster Roll.}
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company I
John F. Martin - Private   
B: Jun 5 1840 Mercer WVA. D; Jul 19 1923 SandLick Raleigh WVA. Enlisted Jul 15 1861 Princeton WVA. {co G. Wise Legion}
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company I
Joseph Steven Martin - Private   
Born: 1843 Mercer WVA. Enlisted: Jul 15 1861 Princeton WVA. {Wise Legion}
Contact Name:  T.Strickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company I
William Thomas Owen - Sergeant   
Killed at Drewry's Bluff Spring 1864.
Contact Name:  Paul Murauskas
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Date Added:  6/28/2008
Company I
George Overtone Tabor - Unknown   
George O. Tabor: Enlisted July 15th 1861 at Princeton Va (WV), He was indicated a resident of Mercer County Va (WV) and was approx 27 years old. He enlisted into the Infantry Company that was also refered to by local designation as the ''Princeton Guards''

August 15th 1861 the Princeton Guards were assigned as Company - I (2nd) of the 59th Va Infantry Regiment.

During the fall and winter of 1861 the Regiment was among those stationed in Western Va. In January 1862 the Regiment as it was composed at that time was transfered to Eastern North Carolina, as part of the garrison of troops protecting the coastal regions.

January 1st 1862 he was listed as Absent Sick at home.

Feburary 6th 1862 the majority of the companies that filled the ranks of the 59th Va Inf Regiment were captured on Roanoke Island NC. The Princeton Guards being one of the companies captured. Most of the troops were paroled to await exchange, and stayed around Elizabeth City NC to await a formal prisoner exchange.

The remaining companies that escaped capture were reassigned to other commands. A few of them including the Princeton Guards that had been nearly entirely captured, the company was formally disolved on orders dated Aug 29th 1862. At which time he was also listed as sick at home. Unable to determine if he was present during the fight at Roanoke Island and resulting capture, but since he is listed to be at home sick rather than with the rest of the company awaiting exchange when it was disbanded he may not have been captured.

The 59th Va Infantry was later reorganized with new assigned companies to replace those lost and continued its service through the end of the war.

On September 6th 1862 a Cavalry company was organized that included 26 former members of the Princeton Guards, including him.

This new cavalry company was designated on Jan 28th 1863 as the 17th Va Cavalry Regt Company-E, under the command of Capt Jacob C. Straley. The 17th Va Cavalry Regt took part in the Gettysburg Campaign with 241 memebers present for duty. Returned to western Va for duty then it also fought at Cloyds Mountain. In Feb 1864 was listed to have 311 present for duty. It fought with Gen Early''s Shenandoah Campaign of 1864, and action around Appomattox. The unit was able to get through the lines at Appomattox and made it to Lynchburg where in April 1865 it disbanded, thus the majority of the members that may have still been present for duty and in the field are not reflected in the Appomattox Surrender Parole listings.

George O. Tabor survived the war and was back in Mercer County, and was listed on the 1880 census for that county and listed occupation as a farmer. In reference to the pay voucher in 1864 it wasn''t uncommon for soldiers to get paid for several months service at a time, and/or per-diem for forage while on duty etc. thus the higher amounts sometimes found on pay vouchers above what is normally known in the regular military monthly pay scales.
Contact Name:  Susan E. Richmond
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Date Added:  11/10/2004
Company I
Ballard Preston White - Private   
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Contact Name:  French F. Campbell
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Date Added:  7/13/2011
Company I
William J Williams - Unknown   
Not much is known about Williams service. His wife Amandeville Pankey filed for pension on 15 July 1908. She presented evidence and witnesses that attested to his service in Co I 59th Va Infantry. It is likely he served in other units prior to this but that history is lost to time.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  2/5/2015
Company I
John Wesley Wray - Private   
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Contact Name:  Travis W. Mayes
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Date Added:  4/2/2011
Company K
Napoleon B. Thurston - Private   
Napoleon lived in Abingdon Virginia after the war and was married to a Sally Deadmore from Abingdon. It is unknown where he died or is buried. His Father Robert B.Thurston of Charleston(Dunbar) West Virginia remained loyal to the Union and fought for the North. His Father is buried in Thurston''s Cemetery in Dunbar West Virginia overlooking the Kanawha River. A House that was divided.
Contact Name:  Wayne Thurston
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Date Added:  8/16/2004
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