The 28th Virginia completed its organization at Lynchburg, Virginia, in June, 1861. Its members were raised in the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Bedford, Campbell, and Roanoke.
After fighting at First Manassas, the unit was assigned to General Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it served with Longstreet at Suffolk. The 28th moved to North Carolina, then was on detached duty at Richmond. It fought at Cold Harbor, endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and was engaged in various conflicts around Appomattox.
The regiment totaled 600 men in April, 1862, and reported 40 casualties at Williamsburg, and 47 at Seven Pines. It lost 12 killed and 52 wounded at Second Manassas, had 8 killed and 54 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and, of the 333 engaged at Gettysburg, half were disabled. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, but 3 officers and 51 men survived to surrender on April 9, 1865. Among the losses was its flag, which was taken by the 1st Minnesota Regiment and still resides in the Minnesota Historical Society.
We have been around for a while and in our past have been known as the 17thGa. We are looking for new members daily and if you would like to join us there will be steam link to my profile. we offer Infantry and artillery, we are 20+ strong and growing everyday, most members are experienced vets of the Napoleonic wars and of our Second War of Independence. if you are new to the game we can help you get better and improve your skill
we currently attend the DA events and are Starting to host our own events soon.
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