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47th Virginia Regular Infantry Regiment [EU] [HUN]
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:40:59 pm »


History


The 47th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and was a unit in A.P. Hill's Light Division.

The 47th Virginia was formed in June 1861, with men recruited in Caroline, Middlesex, Essex, and Stafford counties. One company, Company H, was recruited in Maryland and known as Zarvona's Zouaves. The unit served under the command of Generals Pettigrew, Field, Heth, H.H. Walker, and Barton.

It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, then was active in the trenches of Petersburg and around Appomattox. This regiment totalled 444 effectives in April, 1862, and sustained 34 casualties of the 156 engaged at Frayser's Farm. It reported 29 casualties at Second Manassas, 45 at Fredericksburg, and 45 at Chancellorsville. Twenty-three percent of the 209 in action at Gettysburg were disabled.

During February 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated, but only 2 sergeants of the 47th surrendered on April 9.

The field officers were Colonels Robert M. Mayo and George W. Richardson; Lieutenant Colonels James D. Bruce, William J. Greene, and John W. Lyell; and Majors Charles J. Green and Edward P. Taylor.


Ranks

                                                                         
 
Officers:
Colonel - Col
Lieutenant Colonel - LtCol
Major - Maj
Captain - Cpt
First Lieutenant - 1stLt
Second Lieutenant - 2ndLt
NCOs:
Sergeant Major - SgtMaj
Quartermaster sergeant-QMSgt
First Sergeant - 1stSgt
Sergeant - Sgt
Corporal - Cpl
Enlisted:
Lance Corporal-LCpl
Private First Class - Pfc
Private - Pvt
Recruit - Rec
Volunteer - Vol
Specialists:
Ensign - Ens
Musician - Mus

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Re: 47th Virginia Regular Infantry Regiment [EU] [HUN]
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 09:52:10 pm »
Looks good :) I see I am not the only one from Hungary fighting in the civil war :)
Major of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, 2nd "Eagle" Brigade