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|unit_name= 47th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
 
|unit_name= 47th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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|caption= Flag of Virginia, 1861
 
|caption= Flag of Virginia, 1861
 
|dates= June 1861 – April 1865
 
|dates= June 1861 – April 1865
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|role= [[Infantry]]
 
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|battles=[[American Civil War]]: [[Peninsula Campaign]]-[[Seven Days' Battles]]-[[Second Battle of Bull Run]]-[[Battle of Antietam]]-[[Battle of Fredericksburg]]-[[Battle of Chancellorsville]]-[[Battle of Gettysburg]]-[[Battle of Cold Harbor]]-[[Siege of Petersburg]]-[[Appomattox Campaign]]
 
|battles=[[American Civil War]]: [[Peninsula Campaign]]-[[Seven Days' Battles]]-[[Second Battle of Bull Run]]-[[Battle of Antietam]]-[[Battle of Fredericksburg]]-[[Battle of Chancellorsville]]-[[Battle of Gettysburg]]-[[Battle of Cold Harbor]]-[[Siege of Petersburg]]-[[Appomattox Campaign]]
 
|disbanded= April 1865
 
|disbanded= April 1865
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|notable_commanders= Colonel [[Robert M. Mayo]]
 
|notable_commanders= Colonel [[Robert M. Mayo]]
 
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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]].
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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 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.
 
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.
   
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*{{USGovernment|sourceURL=[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], ''National Park Service}}
 
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Latest revision as of 18:31, 14 December 2019

47th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Virginia (1861–1865).svg
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active June 1861 – April 1865
Disbanded April 1865
Country Confederacy
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Role Infantry
Engagements American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign-Seven Days' Battles-Second Battle of Bull Run-Battle of Antietam-Battle of Fredericksburg-Battle of Chancellorsville-Battle of Gettysburg-Battle of Cold Harbor-Siege of Petersburg-Appomattox Campaign
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Robert M. Mayo

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.

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