Company F - Goochland Grays

 

Edward Lindsay Clarke
Co. F, Goochland Grays
Wounded at Kernstown

Clordoma Clarke
Co. F, Goochland Grays
Wounded at Kernstown

The Goochland Grays enlisted 21 May 1861 at Manakin by Captain William F. Harrison. They were mustered at Camp Lee. During the course of the war a total seventy-eight (78) men served in the company. Nine (9) officers, nine (9) sergeants, four (4) corporals, fifty-six (56) privates. Greatest strength at muster, sixty-three (63) in May - June 1861, only three (3) men at Appomattox Court House.

  

Company Commanders

Harrison, William F. Enlisted 20 May 1861 for one year. Wounded slightly at Laurel Hill, July 1861. Present with the company until dropped from rolls 21 April 1862.

Michaels, Thomas S. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year. Attended VMI. 2nd Lieutenant, acting regimental adjutant September - October 1861. Sick leave November - December 1861. Absent on recruiting service January - February 1862. Elected Captain at reorganization 21 April 1862. Wounded in action September 1862 at Sharpsburg. (Briefly acting Regimental commander after Sharpsburg) Resigned 5 November 1862, based on surgeon’s certificate of disability, chronic cystitis.

Webber, William A. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year as private. On sick leave July - August 1861. Reenlisted and elected 2nd Lieutenant at reorganization 21 April 1862. Wounded, foot, near Winchester May 1862. Wounded, leg, 9 August 1862 at Cedar Mountain. In hospitals, Lynchburg and Charlottesville through October 1862. Promoted Captain in December 1862. Wounded 2 May 1863 at Chancellorsville. Absent through August 1863. Wounded 10 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House. Leg amputated same day. Furloughed sixty days 24 June 1864. Applied for artificial leg at Charlottesville Hospital 2 October 1864. Retired to Invalid Corps 11 March 1865. Age 34, farmer, died 1901.

Acting Company Commanders

Wilkonson, Joseph A. Served in acting capacity May - August 1863. 1st Sergeant. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year. 3rd Corporal as of September 1861. On detached duty building huts September - October 1861. Reenlisted 13 February 1862. 1st Sergeant by December 1862.In Chimborazo Hospital 24 May 1864 - 21 June 1864 for diarrhea and secondary syphilis. Wounded 25 August 1864 at Shepherdstown, left leg amputated same day. In Chimborazo Hospital December 1864. Retired 3 January 1865. Age 27, bricklayer, 5’ 7’’, fair complexion, light hair, blur eyes. Died 1882.

Paxton, Theophilus Served in acting capacity May - September 1864.2nd Lieutenant. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year as private. Sick leave August 1861. Reenlisted and elected 1st Sergeant 22 April 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant 15 November 1862. On leave January - February 1862. Wounded 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville. Detailed to gather deserters July - August 1863. Wounded in right arm at Strasburg and captured 19 September 1864. Admitted to U.S. Army Field Hospital at Winchester. Exchanged 29 October 1864.

Saunders, Robert H. Served in acting capacity December 1864 - March 1865. Sergeant.

Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year. Sick leave August 1861. Reenlisted 13 February 1862, furloughed. Wounded 17 September 1862, Sharpsburg. Absent sick with fever at Chimborazo Hospital July - October 1863. In hospital January - December 1864. Captured 25 March 1865 at Ft. Stedman. Sent 28 March 1865 from City Point to Point Lookout. Released on oath 20 June 1865. 5’7’’, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes.

Of Note

Curtis, George W. Lt. Colonel. Brother of Union General William B. Curtis. Wounded 23 march 1862 at Kernstown. Held rank of Lieutenant as of that date. Elected Lt. Colonel at reorganization 21 April 1862. Admitted to hospital in Charlottesville 25 July 1862. Returned to duty 7 August 1862. Wounded 9 August 1862 at Cedar Mountain., died of wounds. Colonel A. G. Taliaferros’s report states of Lt. Colonel Curtis:"He came to the regiment in September 1861 from Brooke County, Virginia, a private and a refugee from the tyrants of the Northwest, and in the reorganization he was called to the position he so gallantly filled." Resident Bethany, Virginia.

Dupuy, John H. Lieutenant. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin as private. Appointed Sergeant Major of Regiment 25 May 1861. Reenlisted. Appointed Sergeant Major of Brigade 1 November 1862. Elected Lieutenant 15 November 1862. Killed in action Chancellorsville 3 May 1863.

Ellis, William G. Sergeant. Enlisted 27 February 1862 at Goochland for three years. Appointed Regimental Commissary Sergeant 25 April 1862. On furlough roll December 1864. Paroled April 1865 in Richmond.

Nuckolls, Abner C. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year as private. 4th Sergeant by muster of October 1861. 3rd Sergeant by muster of December 1861. 2nd Sergeant at muster of April 1862. Brigade Commissary Sergeant from January 1863. Except for leave November - December 1862 present continuously until captured near Washington D.C. Sent to Old Capitol Prison 12 July 1864. Transferred to Elmira 23 July 1864. Released on oath 14 June 1865. Fair complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes.

Crouch, Robert T. Captain. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin for one year. 1st Lieutenant. Appointed Quartermaster 11 August 1861. Retired 8 February 1863 as Captain. Died 12 January 1897.

Powell, William S. Corporal. Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Manakin. Sick leave January – April 1862. Promoted to Corporal 26 April 1864. Wounded left shoulder at Wilderness 5 may 1864. Hospitalized until 21 November 1864. Surrendered Appomattox. The only person in Company F to serve beginning to end in the line.

Command Time Line

April 1861 – April 1862 William Harrison

April 1862 – September 1862 Thomas Michaels

September 1862 – December 1862 Theophilus Paxton (acting)

December 1862 – May 1863 William Webber

May 1863 – August 1863 Joseph Wilkonson (acting)

August 1863 – May 1864 William Webber

 May 1864 – September 1864 Theophilus Paxton (acting)

 September 1864 – December 1864 No Commander

 December 1864 – May 1865 Robert Saunders (acting)

 Statistics

KIA

10

WIA

22

DIED

4

POW

29

DESERTED

2

APPOMATTOX

3

Surrendered At Appomattox: William Powell, George Bowler, B.R. Robertson

note: if KIA, WIA and POW are added together this equates to a wartime 78% casualties

Average strength

April 1861 - 62

55

April 1862 - 64

25

April 1864 - 1865

10

Notable Dates Goochland Grays

July 1861 Laurel Hill, Corricks Ford 2 WIA 1 MIA 5 CAPTURED

September 1862 Sharpsburg 2 WIA 1 DOW

May 1863 Chancellorsville 1 KIA 3 WIA

July 1863 Gettysburg 1 CAPTURED

May 1864 Wilderness, Spotsylvania 1 KIA 3 WIA 9 CAPTURED

 

NAME RANK
ALVIS, JOHN W. PRIVATE
ALVIS, WOODSON PRIVATE
ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM E. PRIVATE
BLACKWELL, JAMES E. SERGEANT
BLAYLOCK, JOSEPH F. PRIVATE
BOSHER, ROYAL T. SERGEANT
BOWLER, GEORGE T. PRIVATE
BOWLER, WILSON T. PRIVATE
CARTER, ROBERT S. PRIVATE
CHARLES, WILLIAM CORPORAL
CLARKE, CLODORMA CORPORAL
CLARKE, EDWARD E. PRIVATE
CLARKE, GEORGE S. PRIVATE
CLARKE, ROBERT B. PRIVATE
COSBY, ALFRED PRIVATE
COSBY, JOSEPH D. PRIVATE
COTTRELL, PETER LIEUTENANT
CROUCH, WILLIAM PRIVATE
CRUTCHFIELD, WILLIAM J. PRIVATE
DUPUY, HENRY PRIVATE
ELLIS, JAMES L. PRIVATE
ELLIS, JOHN A. PRIVATE
ELLIS, LEROY DABNY PRIVATE
ELLIS, WILLIAM A. PRIVATE
ELLIS, WILLIAM G. SERGEANT
FIRTH, WILLIAM T. PRIVATE
GATHWRIGHT, JOHN S. SERGEANT
GATHWRIGHT, STAFFORD H. PRIVATE
GREEN, THOMAS PRIVATE
GREEN, WILLIAM PRIVATE
HARRIS, JESSE R. PRIVATE
HARRIS, MARTIN VAN B. PRIVATE
HARRISON, WILLIAM H. CAPTAIN
HENLY, HEZEKIAH A. PRIVATE
HOLT, STERLING F. SERGEANT
JOHNSON, CHARLES H. PRIVATE
JOHNSON, EDWIN P. PRIVATE
JOHNSON, JAMES S. PRIVATE
JOHNSON, JOHN C. PRIVATE
JOHNSON, JOHN H. PRIVATE
JOHNSON,SPOTTSWOOD PRIVATE
JORDON, MALCOLM PRIVATE
MICHAELS, THOMAS S. CAPTAIN
MOODY, WILLIAM B. SERGEANT
NUCKOLLS, WILLIAM J. PRIVATE
PATTERSON, WILLIAM W. PRIVATE
PAXTON, JACOB A. PRIVATE
PAXTON, THEOPHILUS LIEUTENANT
PLEASANTS, THOMAS C. PRIVATE
POWELL, CHARLES S. PRIVATE
POWELL, WILLIAM S. CORPORAL
PRATT, TILLMAM W. PRIVATE
ROBERTSON, B. R. PRIVATE
ROBINSON, WILLIAM F. PRIVATE
SADLER, JOSEPH A. PRIVATE
SAUNDERS, ROBERT H. SERGEANT
SHUFF, SAM PRIVATE
SMITHERS, BLAIR B. PRIVATE
SMITHERS, LEWIS H. PRIVATE
SMITHERS, WILLIAM C. PRIVATE
SNAVELEY, E. H. PRIVATE
SNOBBLER, CHRISTIAN PRIVATE
STENNETT, WILLIAM PRIVATE
THOMAS, JAMES M. PRIVATE
WARRINER, JOHN TAYLOR PRIVATE
WEBBER, JOSEPH S. PRIVATE
WEBBER, WILLIAM A. CAPTAIN
WILKINSON, CARTER PRIVATE
WILKINSON, JOHN F. LIEUTENANT
WILKINSON, JOHN N. PRIVATE
WILKINSON, JOSEPH A. SERGEANT
WILSON, JOHN J. CORPORAL
WOODWARD, GEORGE B. PRIVATE
YOUNG, HENRY PRIVATE
CROUCH, ROBERT T. CAPTAIN
CURTIS, GEORGE W. LT COLONOL
DUPUY, JOHN HOWELL LIEUTENANT
NUCKOLLS, ABNER C. SERGEANT

 

 

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