Company Information of the 36th VA Infantry

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Company A – Nicknamed the “BUFFALO GUARDS”; Organized on November 1,1859 as a independent Militia company, assigned to this regiment for a one year enlistment on May 13,1861, accepted into C.S. service in July 1861. (This company was first known as part of the 3rd Kanawha Infantry Regt., which was disbanded in July 1861).

Company B (1st) – Nicknamed the “LOGAN COUNTY WILDCATS”; Organized on May 27,1861, for a one year enlistment; accepted into C.S service July 1,1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) On May 26,1862 this company was reorganized, and consolidated with Companies C (1st) and H (1st) to form Company D (2nd).

Company B (2nd) – Nicknamed the “BOONE RANGERS”; Organized and enlisted June 1,1861, for one year service: Accepted into C.S service on July 1,1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Re-organized on May 26, 1862 from company D(1st).

Company C (1st) – Nicknamed the “CHAPMANVILLE RIFLEMEN”; Organized on June 19, 1861, for one year enlistment: Accepted in C.S service July 1, 1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Consolidated with Company B (1st) and Company H (1st), to form Company D (2nd) on May 26, 1862.

Company C (2nd) – Nicknamed the “RALEIGH RANGERS”; Organized on June 3, 1861, for a one year enlistment. Accepted into C.S service on July 1, 1861; as Company E (1st). (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.). This Company was reorganized on May 12, 1862.

Company D (1st) – Nicknamed the “BOONE RANGERS”; Organized on June 1, 1861. This company was reorganized as company B (2nd), See Company B (2nd).

Company D (2nd) – Nicknamed the “LOGAN COUNTY WILDCATS”; formed May 26,1862 by the consolidation of Company B (1st) and H (1st) of this regiment ; some members transferred to Co. K (2nd) of this regiment on April 17,1864.

Company E (1st) – See Company C (2nd).

Company E (2nd) – Nicknamed the “WESTERN RIFLEMEN”: Formerly as Company G (1st), organized and enlisted on June 16, 1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on July 1, 1861. (This company was first part of the 3rd Kanawha Infantry Regt., which was broken up in July 1861); Company reorganized on May 13, 1862.

Company F – Nicknamed the “MOUNTAIN RIFLEMEN”: Organized and enlisted on June 10, 1861, for one year. (This company was first part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Company was Reorganized on May 13, 1862.

Company G (1st) – See Company E (1st).

Company G (2nd)– Captain Henry C. Grossclose’s Company. Organized and enlisted on May 3, 1862, for the duration of the war..

Company H (1st)– Captain Louis Lechenet’s Company: Organized and enlisted July 3, 1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on July 11, 1861. Consolidated with Company B (1st) and C (1st) to form Company D (2nd) on May 26, 1862.

Company H (2nd)– Captain Andrew J. Porterfield’s Company; Organized and enlisted on April 13, 1862, for the duration of the war.

Company I (1st)– Captain John Rigg’s Company; disbanded in August 1861.

Company I (2nd)– Captain John R. Dunlap’s Company; Organized and enlisted on August 5, 1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on Sept.20, 1861. Transferred out of the regiment. Assigned as Company B, 23rd Virginia Battalion Infantry on January 15, 1862.

Company I (3rd)– Captain Andrew Gott’s Company; Organized on April 16, 1862, for the duration of the war. Enlisted on April 19, 1862.

Company K (1st) – Nicknamed the “FAIRVIEW RIFLE GUARDS”; Commanded by Captain James Corn’s; Organized on May 28,1861. Disbanded in August 9th, 1861.

Company K (2nd)– Captain Peter D. Morgan’s Company ; Organized on April 17,1864, composed from new recruits, conscripts and transfers from Company D (2nd). Captain Albert J. Beckett’s Cavalry Company – Nicknamed the “BORDER GUARDS”; Enlisted on May 16,1861, for one year from April 25,1861, and reported as a Cavalry Company in the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.; In August 1861, this company reported as a cavalry company attached to this regiment. Transferred out of the regiment by order of General Floyd, on September 26, 1861.

Captain Albert Jenkins’ Cavalry Company – Organized as a independent company on May 29, 1861. This company was transferred out of this regiment by order of General Floyd, on August 4,1861. Later assigned to the 8th Virginia Cavalry, Company E.

Captain Robert A. Bailey’s Company – Organized and enlisted on June 6, 1861, for one year. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Transferred out of this regiment on August 31, 1861. Assigned as Company K (3rd), 22nd Virginia Infantry, previously known as Company C, 22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. (Previously known as the 1st Kanawha Infantry Regt).

Captain William H. Lipscomb’s Company – Organized and enlisted on June 1, 1861, for one year service. Reported in July 1861 as an incomplete company in the 3rd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) In early August 1861, as of this regiment: Transferred out of this regiment on August 31, 1861. Assigned as Company B, 22nd Virginia Infantry, previously known as Company F, 22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment.

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