A Guide to the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll, 1862 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll Ms2010-055

A Guide to the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll, 1862

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-055


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Processed by: Josh Howard, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-055
Title
31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.; 1 oversize folder
Creator
Captain Samuel A. Gilman
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E, for May 1862, with a short description of the regiment's activities.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll, Ms2010-055, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll was purchased by Special Collections in February 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll commenced and was completed in July 2010.

Historical Information

The 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised from volunteers for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Most of the regiment came from the area which eventually became West Virginia. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and was active for the entirety of the conflict. The unit was active in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and Jackson's Valley operations. Later the 31st Virginia participated in numerous campaigns including Seven Days' Battles, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley, and Appomattox.

Company E was formed entirely from Highland County, the only county in the 31st not located in the new West Virginia. During May 1862 the regiment joined up with Stonewall Jackson. The 31st Virginia reaching Front Royal by the end of the month and helped push Union forces out of their camp there.

Scope and Content

A single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E, for May 1862. At the top the document indicates it was filled out and submitted by Captain Samuel A. Gilman under the command of Colonel John L. Huffman. Roll indicates the company consisted of 100 men with a total of 75 present for active duty. Also contains a short historical sketch of the regiment's activity for May 1862, including information on locations of the unit and a record of wounded members.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

Archibald Atkinson, Jr. Memoirs, Ms1994-022. Atkinson was a Confederate surgeon with several regiments, including the 31st Virginia. This collection contains his memoirs, written circa 1890. Finding aid with link to transcript is available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Isaac White Papers, Ms97-013. White served as a Confederate surgeon with several regiments, including the 31st Virginia. The collection consists largely of White letters home to his wife. Finding aid with links to transcripts is available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Company roll, 1862.