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23rd Virginia Infantry

Regimental Command and Staff



Alexander Galt Taliaferro (seated)


Taliaferro, William Booth, Major General

First commander of the 23rd, pre-war commander of all Virginia Volunteers and Militia

Regimental CO  May 61 - March 62,  Brigade CO  April 62 - February 63

Assumed Division command until WIA at Groveton, 28 March 62. 



Taliaferro, Alexander Galt, Colonel

Mustering Officer

Regimental CO  March 62 - August 62, WIA Manassas

Post Commander Charlottesville



Curtis, George Washington , Lt. Colonel


Enlisted as private Co. F May 61

WIA Kernstown (Lt.),  elected Lt. Col. April 62

WIA Cedar Mtn. August 62 died of wounds



Crenshaw, James, Lt. Colonel


Present summer of 61, action at Corrick's Ford, no further record



Walton, Simeon Taylor, Lt. Colonel



Enlisted May 61, Lt.    Capt. in July 61

WIA Kernstown March 62

Elected Major April 62,  promoted Lt. Colonel August 62   Regimental CO

WIA Sharpsburg  September 62

KIA Payne's Farm  November 63



Fitzgerald, John Patterson, Lt. Colonel

Enlisted May 61, Lt.  Captain July 61, reelected April 62

WIA Sharpsburg September 62

Major June 63

Lt. Colonel and Regimental CO November 63 to Appomattox



Richardson, Andrew Jackson, Major

Enlisted May 61, elected Lt. November 61, Elected Capt. December 61

WIA Chancellorsville

Appointed Major March 64, acting Regimental CO May - July 64

WIA Bunker Hill August 64

Transferred to Imboden's Cavalry



Scott, Andrew Van Buren, Major


Enlisted May 61, Commanded Co. H to Aug 62 when promoted Major

WIA Manassas August 62, resigned June 63 due to wound



Pendelton, John Barret, Major


WIA Laurel Mtn.  July 61

QM  Colston's Brigade



Crouch, Robert Temple, Captain


Enlisted May 61, Lt.   

Appointed QM August 61, retired as Captain February 63



Coleman, William F., Captain

Enlisted December 61,  

Adjutant September 62 - April 63



Raine, Charles Anderson, 1st Lieutenant

Enlisted May 61

QM Sgt.  December 61 - March 62

1st Lt. April 62, Co. E CO

Brigade Ordnance   October 62 - December 62

Regimental QM March 63 - April 63

Chief of Ordinance  May 63 - Jun 63

Adjutant  Jul 63 - April 64, captured Spotsylvania



Dupuy, John Howell, Lieutenant


Enlisted May 61

Appointed Regimental Sgt. Major  May 61 - October 62

Appointed Brigade Sgt. Major  November 62

Elected Lt.  November 62, Co. F

KIA Chancellorsville May 63



Waddy, George T., Sergeant Major


Enlisted May 61

Regimental Clerk  January 62 - February 62

Regimental Sgt. Major  March 62 - May 64

Captured Spotsylvania  May 64



Harris, Abner, Sergeant


Enlisted May 61

Brigade QM Sgt.  July 62 - October 64

WIA and captured  Ft. Stedman  March 65



Glenn, Thomas H., Sergeant


Enlisted August 61

QM Sgt.  March 62 - April 65




Godsey, James B., Sergeant


Enlisted March 62

Ordnance Sgt.  May 62 - April 65

Paroled Farmville 



Nuckolls, Abner C., Sergeant


Enlisted May 61

Brigade Commissary Sgt.  Jan 63 - July 64

Captured outside Washington DC



Daily, R.W., Surgeon


Present at Greenbrier River



Dennis, Jacob Morton, Surgeon


Appointed Assistant Surgeon  May 61

Captured Sharpsburg  September 62, exchanged

Promoted Surgeon  at hospital  February 63



Cannon, J. L., Assistant Surgeon


Appointed March 63

Captured Fredrick, Md.  July 64, exchanged

Surrendered Appomattox



Morton, Paul Carrington, Chaplain


Appointed November 61

Captured Gettysburg  July 63

Listed as trouble maker by Federals and put in solitary

On rolls as Rebel deserter July 65 from 45 Virginia



Phillipi, Alexander, Chaplain


On post war roster


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