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BATTALION PLACEMENT:
Jones' Brigade, Jackson's Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

BATTALION STATUS:
Mustering at Capital Square Grounds, Richmond County, Richmond, Virginia

CALLING ON ALL SONS OF ERIN IN RICHMOND AND HANOVER COUNTIES TO FULFILL THEIR DUTY

The 1st Virginia Infantry Battalion (<-- Click for Steam Group), has been instructed on this day, April 17th, 1861, by the Virginian Legislature and Thomas J. Jackson to raise a Battalion of men. All able-bodied males, living in the Virginian counties of Richmond and Hanover, whom are of Irish decent are instructed to Enlist immediately; for this, our second war of independence. Men of the Valley, Citizen-Soldiers: On April 15th in the year of our Lord 1861, Simon Cameron, the Secretary of War of the United States sent a telegram to the Virginian Governor, John Letcher, instructing him to raise three regiments of infantry to be sent to assist in suppressin' the southern confederacy. His wire in Washington stated, "You have chosen to inaugurate civil war. And having done so, we will meet you in a spirit as determined as the Lincoln Administration has exhibited toward the South." Two days later, the Virginia Legislature held a second vote for secession that passed. Just as we would not send any of our soldiers to march in other states and tyrannize other people, so will we never allow the armies of others march into our State and tyrannize our people. It is not with a light heart that many within the Battalion have left the Union, most of us have been Union men our whole lives, had our neighbors to the North practiced a less bellicose form of persuasion, perhaps this day might have not come. BUT that day has been THRUST upon us, like it was THRUST upon our ancestors! We stand as the first line of defense, for not only our state of Virginia, but the rest of this newly formed Confederacy. In the spirit of '76 we must hold firm, we must drill efficiently - tirelessly, and we must hold that line! Sons of Erin, the flag of independence has been raised, and the side of the right has called us to action! Honor the call.

"Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead; see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you."

This Battalion is for the purpose of emulating a real Confederate Battalion; (Realism) the 1st Battalion of Virginian Regulars in particular. You are expected to be active, mature and well disciplined. We pride ourselves in keeping all unit activities well-organized. We follow Chain of Command, use the Hardee's 1862 revised Drill Handbook, and operate on and off the Battlefield as a Civil War Battalion would have. We have Basic Combat Training for new recruits so that they may learn commands and how the Battalion as a whole operates. We have also incorporated Staff Offices within our Battalion allowing Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted men to serve the Battalion in other ways off the Battlefield.  In order for you to be able to advance up the ranks (beyond Private), you must show that you are capable of following orders, helping others in and out of game, making constructive suggestions and have a good understanding of the tactics and commands used. [It's also highly encouraged that you help in creating opportunities for others (by working a Staff Office)] It is also necessary that you are active on the War of Rights forums, and on Steam, but most important is your overall activity within the Battalion.

The Battalion is about a sense of community in addition to realism. You are going to be held to a higher standard of maturity and activity in our Battalion. Our members earn additional rank by participating and helping run the unit, not through individual skill. And while we remain competitive, we place a higher premium on teamwork, participation, and a sense of community. If you want to be apart of a brotherhood/sisterhood of gamers who thrive on dedication, discipline, and teamwork, then this is the place for you. We are continuing to grow by the day. If you join up, you will be rolled into our Cadet Platoon (BCT), and be issued the following: a Lee Enfield Pattern 1853 .577 caliber rifled musket, a Richmond Depot #1 Jacket, a pair of grey/brown trousers, a forage cap, a pair of brogans, leathers (including cartridge box, cap pouch and a belt with a VA buckle), canteen, three days rations, and a knapsack for personal belongings. The program will cover tactics and provide an introduction to how the Battalion works. The emphasis in Training is the Platoon and Company. No matter your own skill level, you will need to get used to relying on others and following orders. If you are interested in joining the 1st Battalion of Virginia and want to know more about who we are and what we do, then add Captain MacMillan (<-- Click for CO's Steam Profile) on Steam for details.






Code: As it has already been mentioned, we are aiming to represent one of the finest Battalions that existed, therefore our members must meet our etiquette. If a member is to do well within the Battalion they must do their best to follow the Code of Conduct. Following this will lead to promotions if the member is proficient enough to do the task;

1. They must be respectful to everyone no matter the circumstance. This may be fellow members or players out with the Battalion. This also covers insulting someone, racism, retaliation in-game, bullying, trolling and discrimination.  At all times you are representing the Battalion and must show the highest level of maturity.

2. They must follow orders. This is extremely vital as you must follow orders given by your Commanding Officer or Superior, and must be done so without argument or hesitation. If you don't agree with the tactics being used by your Superior there is a time and place to bring your point forward. During events is not the time and you must respect their decisions.

3. They must learn and train to become proficiently skilled soldier in tactics as well as skill.

4. They must remain active to be a useful contributer to the Battalion, attend trainings and events when you can and if not please inform us so that we know.

5. Extreme behavior and discipline is to be shown at all times no matter where you are. During linebattles there is to be no head banging, fidgeting in line and aiming your weapon at a teammate. Members must use the Permission To Speak (PTS) system during events if requested by the commander. This is to avoid anyone speaking over the Commanding Officer when commands are being given and PTS must not be abused. During linebattles the main chat is not be used by anyone except the Commander.






Miseris sucurrere disco!
"I learn to succour the distressed"
Battalion History: The 1st Battalion, Virginia Infantry Regulars, also known as the Irish Battalion, was raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army on April 17th, 1861 (the day Virginia seceded). It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.

The battalion was fully organized in May 1861, with men from the city of Richmond and Hanover County in five companies. It moved to western Virginia and participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign, then fought at First Kernstown, McDowell, and in Jackson's Valley Campaign. The unit was then assigned to General J.R. Jones' Brigade and was involved in many conflicts of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Day's Battles, and Antietam to Five Forks and Appomattox Court House.

2nd Battle of Manassas
The Battalion lost 28 men of the 140 engaged. Lieutenant Colonel Skinner was badly wounded in the chest and would not return to field service.

Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battalion lost nine men due to wounds

Battle of Gettysburg
The Battalion was commanded by Colonel Lewis B. Williams and brought 209 men to the field. It took part in Pickett's charge on the right flank of the attacking column, taking heavy casualties from the flanking fire of the Vermont Brigade. The Battalion lost 27 men killed, 73 wounded, and 13 missing. Colonel Williams was mortally wounded.
 
Many of the officers of the Battalion became casualties: Major Francis H. Langley was wounded, Captain James Hallihan was killed, Captains Tomas H. Davis, Eldridge Morris, George Norton and Albert Watkins were wounded, Lieutenants Adolphus Blair, Paul Cabell, John Dooley, Ellison Martin, Jesse Payne, Edward Reeve and William Woody were wounded, Lieutenant William Caho was mortally wounded and captured and Lieutenant William Kenningham was wounded and captured.

Drewry's Bluff
The Battalion lost 12 killed and 25 wounded

Battle of Five Forks
The Battalion lost 1 man killed and 77 wounded.

Sayler's Creek
The Battalion lost 40 men captured, including Lieuteant Colonel Langey and Major Norton

Appomattox Court House
Surrendered 17 men (of the 550 or so that started the war) under the command of Sergeant Major Andrew J. McCormick


Commander's History: Hello, my name is Captain MacMillan, leader of C Company. I have been participating in line warfare over the past 8 years online - from Battlegrounds 2, Mount and Musket, and Secession to Napoleonic Wars, North and South, and now War of Rights. Outside of computers, I reenact - Civil War reenacting. I have been doing this for 10 years now, and hold the rank of First Sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina. I was voted into this position after being voted into the positions of Sergeant (3 Years Time in Service) and Corporal (2 Years Time in Service) I have also fought with the Irish Brigade, and the 24th Michigan whilst reenacting. Whether you plan to fall in with us Confeds, or you go over to the Federal side, I look forward to seeing you all out on the battlefield. Godspeed Gentlemen.

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J.R. Jones leading our Brigade on the right hand side of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg (Included the 1st Virginia Battalion, 21st, 42nd, and 48th Virginian Regiments)
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Teamspeak 3 is an extremely important for the Battalion. It is imperative that every member of the Battalion has Teamspeak as it is needed for communication. The Battalion cannot function without this, therefore it is a requirement that every member has it. Rules for in game still apply on Teamspeak. This is very important during events - off topic and unneeded chat will not be allowed. Members must also remain, going by our values, mature and respectful at all times.



Enlisted:
- Cadet
    Entry level rank. Must complete 2 Drills and 2 Events, and have a basic
    understanding of maneuvers and commands before becoming a member of
    the Enlisted and attaining the rank of Private.
- Private
    Officially a part of the Enlisted Ranks. May apply for a Battalion Staff
    Position. Responsible for firing on targets in combat, make up bulk of the
    Battalion (at least 80%), must be proficient in maneuvers and understand
    commands in-game as well as the forums out of game. Expected to attend
    Drills on a regular basis or post an excuse.

- Senior Service
    SS
[or Senior Service] is a title a Private can earn after 2 months time
in Grade, as well as dedicated and distinguished service to the Battalion; it is
represented with the above title of recognition - however they are still the
same as every other Private)[/list]
NCOs:
- Corporal
    Assistant Section Leader, responsible for setting an example for lower Enlisted
    members, and dressing the line in battle
- Sergeant
    Section Leader, responsible for morale, training and discipline of Section, ends
    and middle of line in battle - responsible for dressing the line and tending wounds
- Quartermaster Sergeant
    The Quartermaster Sergeant is the Head Adjutant of the Company.
    He is responsible for Company Drill & Battle Reports as well as other clerk duties for
    the Company.
- First Sergeant
    The First Sergeant is the Company Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. He
    oversees all Enlisted Personnel of a Company and is primarily responsible for
    ensure that the Company maintains an acceptable state of readiness. He is also
    responsible for maintaining discipline within the Company.
- Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant
    The Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant is the Head Adjutant of the Battalion.
    He is responsible for Company Drill & Battle Reports as well as other clerk duties for
    the Battalion.
- Sergeant Major
    The Sergeant Major is the Battalion Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. He
    oversees all Enlisted Personnel of a Battalion and is primarily responsible for
    ensure that the Battalion maintains an acceptable state of readiness. He is also
    responsible for maintaining discipline within the Battalion.

Officers:
- Second Lieutenant
    A Second Lieutenant is the lowest ranking Commissioned Officer, he holds
    the position of Platoon Leader, however in rare cases he may be elevated to
    company level command. His duties are to ensure that his platoon is active, and
    ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.
- First Lieutenant
    The First Lieutenant is normally an Executive Officer of a company or may
    be in a staff position. It is the job of the First Lieutenant to be the second in
    command of a company and to assist the Company Commander in anyway the
    Company Commander sees fit.
- Captain
    The Captain serves as the commander of a Company, although he may be
    in a Battalion level staff position. He is in charge of leading the Company in
    combat as well as leading the Company in their administrative duties.
- Major
    The Major serves as the commander of the Battalion. He is in charge of
    leading the Battalion in combat as well as leading the Battalion in their
    administrative duties.
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Battalion Offices

S-1, Administration:
- Adjutant's Office


S-2, Security:
- Military Police


S-3, Lighthouse Corps:
- Drill Staff
- Signal Corps
- Operations Corps

S-4, Ordinance:
- Medical Corps
- Finance Corps
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Enlistment Application
Post your application below in the thread using the code below or click the "Click Here" button to fill out a Google Form.
***Must be 14 years or older to join!***

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[B][I]Personal Information:[/I][/B]

Real Name:
Location:
Age:
Steam username (The one you log in with)?:
Steam Profile URL:

[B][I]Administrative Information:[/I][/B]

Name you wish to use in the Battalion? (Real last name or realistic alias):
Have you ever been in a Regiment/Battalion for Napoleonic Wars or North and South before?:
Do you understand the requirements listed above?:
Do you own a microphone?:
Do you agree to attend at least 1 of the 3 trainings/events a week?:
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Battalion Schedule
Thursdays (North America):
~ Drills at 7:00 PM EST/12:00 AM GMT/11:00 PM AEST (Friday) ~
~ DA Event at 8:00 PM EST/1:00 AM GMT/12:00 AM AEST (Saturday) ~

Fridays (European):
~ Drills at 3:00 PM EST/8:00 PM GMT/7:00 AM AEST (Saturday) ~
~ UA Event at 4:00 PM EST/9:00 PM GMT/8:00 AM AEST (Saturday) ~

Sundays (BATTALION WIDE):
~ Drills at 3:00 PM EST/8:00 PM GMT/7:00 AM AEST (Monday) ~
~ UA Event at 4:00 PM EST/9:00 PM GMT/8:00 AM AEST (Monday) ~


**NOTE: Above days listed in parentheses are for AU/NZ players**
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If you are interested, add any of the Command Staff on Steam, post on our Battalion forums, or hop on our Teamspeak by clicking the banner below!


C Company CO: Captain MacMillan

1st Platoon CO: 2nd Lieutenant Browne
Recruitment Liaison: Private Benjamin
Steam Group:

1st Virginia Infantry Battalion Teamspeak 3:


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Credit for the layout goes to Jamez
« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 11:59:57 am by Charles MacMillan »
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Battalion Command:
Battalion Commander:
2nd Lieutenant MacMillan 
Assistant to the Battalion Commander: *VACANT*
Battalion Senior Non-Commissioned Officer: *VACANT*
Battalion Head Adjutant: *VACANT*

Company C: (22)
Company Commander: *VACANT*
Assistant Commanding Officer: *VACANT*
Company First Sergeant: *VACANT*
Company Adjutant: *VACANT*
Color Sergeants: *VACANT*
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Musicians:
- Musician Mainard
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Company D:
Company Commander: *VACANT*
Assistant Commanding Officer: *VACANT*
Company First Sergeant: *VACANT*
Company Adjutant: *VACANT*
Color Sergeants: *VACANT*
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Musicians: *VACANT*
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1st Platoon: (22)
Platoon Commander:
2nd Lieutenant MacMillan
Platoon SNCO *Temporary*:
First Sergeant Browne 
Platoon Adjutant(s):
Corporal Winters 
Private A. Benjamin
1st Platoon:
Platoon Commander:
*VACANT*
Platoon Adjutant(s):
*VACANT*
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1st Picket: (7)
Picket Sergeant:
Sergeant McPheeters
Picket Corporal:
Corporal Winters
Enlisted: 
Private A. Benjamin
Private Cleburne       
Private Drees
Private Durham
Private Koenig
1st Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
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2nd Picket: (6)
Picket Sergeant:
Sergeant Bo 
Picket Corporal:
Corporal Payne
Enlisted: 
Private Birkline
Private Ethan
Private Khalil
Private McFalk
2nd Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
-
-
-
-
-
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3rd Picket: (7)
Picket Sergeant:
*VACANT*
Picket Corporal:
Corporal Ashby
Enlisted: 
Musician Mainard
Private Brandon
Private Jackal
Private Jaydon
Private Martens
Private Roosevelt - 1
3rd Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
-
-
-
-
-
-
2nd Platoon:
Platoon Commander: *VACANT*
Platoon Adjutant:*VACANT*
2nd Platoon:
Platoon Commander: *VACANT*
Platoon Adjutant:*VACANT*
1st Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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1st Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
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-
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2nd Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
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2nd Picket:
Picket Sergeant:
-
Picket Corporal:
-
Enlisted:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-


Total Enlisted: 22


Reserve Platoon: (6)
Reserve Sergeant: Sergeant Allen
Reserve Corporal: Corporal Ben
Private Haug
Private McTavish
Private Poulos
Private Quinlan
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Cadet Platoon: (5)
Senior Drill Instructor: 2nd Lieutenant MacMillan
Assistant Drill Instructor(s): Sergeant McPheeters
Cadets:
Cadet Baig
Cadet B. Benjamin
Cadet Corsaire
Cadet Iverson
Cadet Pickett
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Drills/Events Attended/[Demerits]:
- 1/1 [0]
- 0/0 [0]
- 0/0 [2]
- 0/0 [0]
- 0/0 [1]
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Total Recruits/Reserve Members: 11

Total Members: 33

« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 10:21:31 am by Charles MacMillan »
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Best of luck!

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Best of luck!

Dear GovernerPancake,

On behalf of the 1st Battalion, I'd like to thank you. It is much appreciated


Godspeed, may we win this second war of independence,




Sergeant Charles MacMillan - 1st Virginia Infantry
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very interested added.

Dear Mr. Mixtape,

On behalf of the 1st Battalion, I'd like to extend an invitation to the regiment. I saw you added me through Steam - you are also welcome to post an application using our main thread - http://www.warofrightsforum.com/showthread.php?851-1st-Virginia-Infantry-Battalion-Companies-C-and-D-(Irish) There is a format to follow for the post, which is under the Spoiler for "Enlist Now" Looking forward to seeing you out on the battlefield!


Godspeed, may we win this second war of independence,




Sergeant Charles MacMillan - 1st Virginia Infantry
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Men of Erin,

It is with great regret that I release the casualty reports after the battle this past evening. We gave em' blue bellies a good fight - overturned their right flank with a charge, and then enveloped those Billy Yanks! I'm proud of you First Battalion, job well done. Now it is time to bury the dead and pay our respects. This battle wouldn't have been won without these brave lads.

Battle for Malloy Hill: 12/18/1861

1st Battalion Virginia Regulars Casualty Listing:
- 32 Killed/Mortally Wounded
- 7 Wounded

Enemy Casualty Listing:
~ 40 Killed/Mortally Wounded
~ 10 Wounded


"Gentlemen, let danger never turn you aside from the pursuit of honor or the service to your country… know that death is inevitable and the fame of virtue is immortal"

Godspeed,




First Sergeant Charles MacMillan - 1st Virginia Infantry
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Dear Community,

It is with honor that I announce the coming of our new forums page. Whilst everything is being set up by my fellow Adjutants and our gracious leader, we ask that you make your own account and let us know so we may add you to the members list. It is open to all Regiments and members of the community. I'd also like to add that over the past couple months we have made great strides in both the organization and effectiveness of training within the Battalion, and as such have seen a great amount of growth in the Battalion. We currently stand at 33 registered Cadets, Enlisted Personnel, and an Officer! It's been a long time coming, but it's also been tremendous to see the personal growth and Battalion wide growth that has occurred. I very much look forward to the great times ahead. See you all out on the battlefield and on the new forums!


Godspeed, may we win this second war of independence,


Private A. Benjamin - 1st Battalion Virginia Regulars

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Men of Erin,

I'd like congratulate those who have earned promotions during the course of this past week. Attendance has really picked up over the past couple weeks. Let's keep it going boys - not too long before the Alpha comes out!



Personnel Promotions:
  • Sergeant Ashby
  • Private Iverson
Personnel Re-Assignment:
  • Private Haug [Reserve Platoon -> CP1P2]
  • Private McTavish [CP1P1 -> Reserve Platoon]
Personnel Placement:
  • Private Iverson [Cadet Platoon -> CP1P2]
  • Corporal Winters [CP1P2 -> CP1P1]
Other Notes:
  • Private Benjamin [Earned Senior Service]
  • Private McFalk [Earned Senior Service]

Godspeed,



Second Lieutenant Charles MacMillan - 1st Virginia Infantry
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Captain MacMillan
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C Company Command ,1st Battalion Virginia Regulars
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