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Company A
Cicero A. Coleman - Private   
Cicero A. Coleman, from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, enlisted into the Confederate Army on 1 March 1864 and was drafted into Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 9 March 1864. He died at Chimborazo on 4 August 1864.
He is my great(x3) Grandfather.
Contact Name:  Lucy Bradshaw
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Date Added:  11/10/2013
Company B
John W. Baisey - Private   
Chimborazo 9/12/1863 for dysentary admitted Chimborazo 6-5-1864 for gunshot wound of right temple and eye - Furloughed for 60 days on 06/24/1864 rec'd 30 pension after proving wound caused epileptic fits
Contact Name:  Darin Chambers
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Date Added:  6/10/2014
Company B
William F Kidd - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Sam Medlin
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Date Added:  12/9/2009
Company B
Watkins Lee Merryman - Private   
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Contact Name:  Casey Davis
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Date Added:  3/2/2009
Company B
charles w Thomas - Private   
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Contact Name:  Roy Thomas
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Date Added:  1/22/2016
Company C
Joseph Franklin Kennon - Private   
Request for any info or photos of 56th from 1861 to 1864
Contact Name:  Bonnie Ramirez
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Contact Homepage:  ramirezailatan1998@gmail.com
Date Added:  8/18/2015
Company C
William Matthews - Sergeant   

Contact Name:  Michele Forte
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Date Added:  2/9/2010
Company C
John Eppes Nelson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joan Jones
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Date Added:  5/20/2015
Company D
Curtis Nunly Branch - Private   
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Curtis N Branch.
Residence: Buckingham, Virginia.
Enlistment Date: 7 Aug 1861.
Rank at enlistment: Private.
Enlistment Place: Buckingham, VA.
State Served: Virginia.
Survived the War?: Yes.
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Virginia 56th Infantry Regiment on 08 Jul 1861.
Died: Nov 27, 1911.
Contact Name:  Acie C. Via
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Date Added:  1/21/2013
Company D
Richard B Gunter - Private   
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Contact Name:  Steve Dye
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Date Added:  6/3/2011
Company D
Charles Maxey - Unknown   
Fought at Pickett''s Charge. Taken prisoner on July 3.
Contact Name:  Dana Hamer
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Date Added:  6/6/2002
Company D
Phillip Shelton Moore - Private   
Enlisted 1 June 1861 was one of the 29 men left of the 56th Inf. at Appomattox on 9 April 1865.
Contact Name:  Mack Lewis
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Date Added:  5/31/2011
Company D
Leonard A Powell - Private   
Powell, Leonard A.: Enlisted, July 8th 1861 into the 56th Virginia Infantry, Co D in Buckingham County Virginia.Reenlisted May 3rd 1862: admitted Richmond Hospital, with Jaundice Feb 16 1863. Transferred April 12th 1863: killed in action at Gettysburg -- death not reported to his company, which dropped his name from its rolls July 8th 1863: death claim filed July 25th 1864 by his widow, Mary S. Powell -- Left one child. Information from The Virginia regimental histories series --56th Virginia Infantry by William A. and Patricia C. Young.
Contact Name:  Acie C. Via
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Date Added:  1/21/2013
Company D
Leonard Powell - Private   
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Contact Name:  Dustin Gunter
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Date Added:  9/27/2011
Company D
Robert Ragland - Private   
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Contact Name:  Kathleen Abel
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Date Added:  2/10/2005
Company D
David Washington Stinson - Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Donny Jones
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Date Added:  5/12/2007
Company E
John Kendall Brooks - Private   
Age:18 at Chaffin Farm
Lt. Francis Green Jones Enlisted John in the Ebenezer Grays, Co. E, 56th Va. Infratry Regiment on 17 Jan. 1864
He fought in many battles including The Battle of the wilderness (May 1864), the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 1864), the Battle of Cold Harbor (June 1864) and was wounded at Petersburg. He was on duty when Gen. Lee ordered the Retreat on 2 April 1865. He made it to Farmville where he was captured on 2 April 1865. He was held at Point Lookout Md. untill 23 June 1865 when he was released.
Contact Name:  randy goll
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Date Added:  12/12/2013
Company E
James Knox Polk Delbridge - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  5/1/2008
Company E
JAMES M MAITLAND - Private   
I HAVE SOME INFO ON THE 56TH VA INF AND WILL SHARE WHAT I HAVE.
Contact Name:  RYAN MAITLAND
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Date Added:  9/6/2008
Company E
William Anderson Wray - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jim Allen
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Date Added:  11/15/2014
Company F
Lemuel Knight Carter - Private   
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Contact Name:  Anthony Abele
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Date Added:  7/18/2015
Company F
Monroe A. Carter - Private   
I would like more information on the 56th Infantry and my ancestor.
Contact Name:  Michael G. Miller
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Date Added:  12/19/2005
Company F
Thomas J. Corker - Private   
Thomas J. Corker was wounded at Darbytown, Virginia during the Seven Days Battle June 30, 1962. He is my 2nd great grandfather, born in Louisa County, Virginia.
Contact Name:  Vanessa Goodrich
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Date Added:  4/5/2018
Company F
Pleasant J. Henshaw - Private   
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Contact Name:  Vanessa Goodrich
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Date Added:  4/10/2018
Company F
Lafayette Washington Riordan - Private   
He enlisted on July 26, 1861 at the age of 35.
Contact Name:  Jessica Rogers
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Date Added:  5/10/2010
Company G
Francis Calvin Eudailey - Private   
My first cousin five times removed. Enlisted July 12 1861 at Wylliesburg, Virginia. Served until the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia.
At age seventy-three, on March 5 1909, he was admitted to the Robert E. Lee - Confederate Soldiers' Home. Complexion-fair, Height-6'0'. He died at the Confederate Soldiers' Home on January 10, 1911, and is buried in the soldier's section of Hollywood Cemetery.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  11/9/2011
Company G
John T. Eudailey - 1st Corporal   
My first cousin five times removed. Enlisted July 12 1861 at Wylliesburg, Virginia. Promoted to 3rd Corporal, and later 1st Corporal. Age twenty-nine on October 9 1862. Captured at Hatcher's Run, March 11 1865. POW, Point Lookout, Maryland. Released June 12 1865. Complexion-light, hair-dark brown, eyes-blue, height-6'1'.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  11/9/2011
Company G
Samuel P. Eudailey - Private   
My first cousin five times removed. Enlisted July 12 1861 at Wylliesburg, Virginia.
Died while in service. Claim was filed by next of kin on June 18 1864.
Contact Name:  Darron Williams
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Date Added:  11/9/2011
Company G
Edward Thomas Lipscomb - Corporal   
Edward was the brother of George A. Lipscomb,and was also from Charlotte County,Virginia.They were in Company G (Charlotte Defenders),both volunteered for duty in 1861,and remained in service until 1865.
Contact Name:  Michael Lipscomb
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Date Added:  7/12/2005
Company G
George A. Lipscomb - Private   
George was my great great grandfather,in 1860 he was the Constable of Charlotte County Virginia,then again after the war in 1865,he was born in 1828 and died in 1909,his brother also served in the 56th Virginia also.
Contact Name:  Michael Lipscomb
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Date Added:  7/12/2005
Company G
Marcellus Lockett - Private   
Born abt 1843 Mecklenburg, VA, died after 1870. My 3rd cousin 4x removed.
Contact Name:  Mike Lockett
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Date Added:  3/9/2012
Company G
Royall Lockett - Private   
Enlisted 26 Jul 1861 at Charlotte, VA. Mustered out 14 Jan 1863 'discharged for wounds'. '5ft 8 in tall, fail complexion, dark eyes, light hair' Born abt 1841 Mecklenburg, VA, died 3 Jan 1872 in Richmond, VA. My 3rd cousin 4x removed. Enlisted with his younger brother Marcellus Lockett, who also survived the war.
Contact Name:  Mike Lockett
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Date Added:  3/9/2012
Company G
William E Morgan - Colonel   
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Contact Name:  Crystal Mills
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Date Added:  2/12/2014
Company H
Robert Franklin Craig - Private   
Enlisted on 05/03/1862 in Richmond. He is listed as a POW at Sharpsburg. His release date is not listed. He is present for the 07/63 - 12/63 roll. The roll of 7/64 - 8/64 shows that he was exchanged with a man in Company D, 46th Virginia Regiment.
Contact Name:  Brian Storrer
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Date Added:  7/4/2017
Company H
Robert Franklin Craig - Private   
This is my great-grandfather; wounded at South Mountain; captured while serving at Fox's or Turner's Gap during South Mountain battle; treated and paroled at Hagerstown; walked home on crutches to Buck's Elbow Mountain, Virginia. He originally enlisted in the Whitehall Guards, believe with his brother, William
Contact Name:  Jack Talton Craig
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Contact Homepage:  jcraig6936@gmail.com
Date Added:  10/21/2018
Company H
William W Craig - Private   
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Contact Name:  Brian Storrer
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Date Added:  7/4/2017
Company H
Henry T Gibson - Private   
Henry T. Gibson was wounded during Pickett''s charge at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. He was captured and taken to a pow hospital in Baltimore, Md where he succombed to his wounds on August 19th, 1863.
Contact Name:  Brad Gibson
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Date Added:  12/19/2004
Company H
William C Gibson - Private   
William C. Gibson enlisted on March 17th, 1862.
Contact Name:  Brad Gibson
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Date Added:  12/19/2004
Company H
John C Marsh - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Jeffrey Marsh
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Date Added:  12/13/2009
Company H
Chapman M Wood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Teri Jones
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Date Added:  9/3/2016
Company H
John Miller Wood - Private   
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Contact Name:  Teri Jones
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Date Added:  9/3/2016
Company I
Robert Stanard Booker - 2nd Corporal   
Enlisted 15 June 1861, Reeces Church. Appears on Company Muster Rolls and/or payroll forms with a few gaps throughout war. Started out as 2nd Corporal, ended up as Private (why?). Appears on Register of CSA General Hospital, Farmville, VA 20 August-7 November 1862, no cause given, 'Pr Qrs' = 'Private Quarters?' 1863 partial Muster Rolls show he is doing 'Detached Service.' 1864 partial Muster Rolls show him doing Provost Guard, Pickett's Division.' Throughout war he shows up as member of Co. I, 56th VA. Paroled as a POW 11-21 April 1865 by 36 Mass. Vols. at Farmville, VA. Looking for more information on Stanard. Anybody know if there's a POW list for the Battle of Fort Donelson? Or Muster Roll/Casualty list for the Battle of Gaines Mill and/or other battles? Thank you for any help you can give. Stanard was my great-grandfather's brother.
Contact Name:  Noah Booker
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Date Added:  5/17/2014
Company I
edward wimsley hamlett - Unknown   
i need info if you have it,thanks
Contact Name:  john holder jr
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Date Added:  2/1/2008
Company I
Jesse Westley Hamlett - Private   
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Contact Name:  Bobby Foster
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Date Added:  3/3/2014
Company I
William Richard Hammersley - Private   
Company I (The Charlotte Greys) formed on the left flank of the regiment, July 3, 1863 to make the charge. Pvt Hammersley made the charge and somewhere in the vicinity of the Angle, he was wounded and captured. His exact whereabouts are unknown until July 6 when he shows up on a prisoner roster. He spends the rest of the war in yankee pow camps and is paroled in Feb 1865.
Contact Name:  New Market
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Date Added:  4/28/2002
Company I
William Daniel Harvey - Private   
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Contact Name:  Francine Stanley
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Date Added:  1/9/2011
Company I
Hartwell F. Lester - Private   
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Contact Name:  J. Shane Newcombe
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Date Added:  8/11/2011
Company I
Thomas P. Lester - Private   
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Contact Name:  J. Shane Newcombe
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Date Added:  8/11/2011
Company I
William T. Lester - Private   
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Contact Name:  J. Shane Newcombe
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Date Added:  8/11/2011
Company I
Samuel Clay Newcomb - Private   
Samuel Clay Newcomb born Nov 4, 1846. Lived at Formosa, Charlotte County, Va. Enlisted Co I (Charlotte Grays), 56th VA Infantry, at Petersburg, Fall 1863. The 56th was mostly captured at Five Forks, those not captured joined other units. Samuel joined with Co E, 22nd Battalion VA Inf. Captured Ap 6 1865, at Saylors Creek. Sent to Point Lookout prison MD. Released June 15, 1865. Samuel died Jan 7, 1933.

Samuel's great great grandson,Stanley Foster is a member of Charlote County Grays SCV Camp 1964. Would love to hear from anyone with more info on 56th.
Contact Name:  Stanley Foster
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Date Added:  2/7/2011
Company I
William Richard Overstreet - Private   
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Contact Name:  Michael C. Lucas
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Date Added:  7/30/2010
Company I
John Powers - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Ruth
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Date Added:  6/28/2011
Company I
Presley Allen Pugh - Private   
Is there a Regimental roster available?
I would like to hear from others with a relative in the 56th Virginia Regiment...especially Company I. They were from Charlotte County and called themselves the Charlotte Grays.
Contact Name:  James Keir Baughman, Sr.
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Contact Homepage:  www.baughmanliterary.com
Date Added:  8/6/2007
Company K
Solomon B. Jenkins - Private   
Enlisted in Mechanicsville, VA 6 July 1861. Trained at Hermitage Fairgrounds in Richmond.
Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  6/29/2015
Company K
Peter C McGhee - Private   
Born: Nov 26 1807,Red Sulphur Springs Amherst VA. D:Jan 1880 Monroe VA. Enlisted: Jun 8 1861 Mechanicsburg Va.captured POW Gettysburg Pa. July 4 1863 sent to Point Lookout MD. Sept 15 1863 ,Paroled Feb 18 1865 Point lookout MD.
Contact Name:  tstrickland
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Date Added:  2/18/2013
Company K
Henry Tate - Private   
On 3/11/1864 he was conscripted to and assigned to Co. K, 56th VA Inf. Married 6/14/1864. He was AWOL on his payroll slip dated 7/18/1864 and he lost 7 months soldiers pay for his honeymoon. In and out of hospital until the war ended with a hernia and chronic diarrhea. Many of his family members died of TB.
Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  10/15/2010
Company K
Alpheus Reuben Timberlake - 1st Lieutenant   
Enlisted 6 Aug. 1861 in 56th VA Infantry as a Sergeant and promoted to 2nd Lt. 13 Aug. 1861. Elected 1st Lt. 6 Sept. 1861 and resigned 26 Oct. 1861 to join CO. A 24th VA Calvary, as a Sergeant. The 24th VA Calvary was originally a Regiment raised locally to defend Richmond against Yankee Calvary raids.
Contact Name:  Jeff Talley
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Date Added:  10/15/2010
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