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37th Virginia Infantry


The Virginia 37th Infantry Regiment was organized in Washington County, Virginia, in May, 1861, and accepted in Confederate service in July. The unit was active at First Kernstown and McDowell , then took part in Jackson's Valley Campaign. During the war it was assigned to General Taliaferro's, Colston's, Steuart's, and W. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 37th was involved in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor , moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, then participated in the final campaign at Appomattox . It totalled 846 men in December, 1861, sustained 113 casualties at First Kernstown and had 5 killed and 34 wounded at McDowell. The regiment reported 12 killed and 76 wounded at Cedar Mountain , 5 killed and 36 wounded at Second Manassas, and 22 killed, 101 wounded, and 9 missing at Chancellorsville . More than thirty percent of the 264 at Gettysburg were disabled and many were captured at Spotsylvania . Only 2 officers and 39 men surrendered.


Colonels Samuel V. Fulkerson and Titus V. Williams, Lieutenant Colonels Robert P. Carson and John F. Terry, and Major Henry C. Wood.


General Taliaferro's, Colston's, Steuart's, and W. Terry's Brigade

A roster of the 37th compiled from the memory of a living veteran of the 37th can be found HERE