Saturday, 28 May 2016

10th Virginia

The 10th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered at Harper's Ferry in May 1861.  Apparently four companies consisted of the 4th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, a pre-war militia unit. The men were raised in the counties of Shenandoah, Rockingham, Page, and Madison.  The regiment spent its war with the Army of Northern Virginia: Bull Run, Jackson's Valley Campaign, the Seven Days' Battles, Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and finally the Appomattox Campaign.  The regiment suffered heavy casualties at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where it joined the 23rd Virginia in Stueart's brigade in Ewell's II Corps.  When the regiment surrendered in April 1865 it had just 2 officers and 43 men.  In the "Guns of Gettysburg" scenarios, the 19th Virginia appears as follows: McDowell (12 figures), First Winchester (20), Port Republic (20). 

This is my last (for now) unit featuring Dixon Miniatures.  There are quite a few of the first figures I painted in 1998 and the balance made up of more recent ones.  I'm not sure the officer in the second rank is necessarily "advancing" rather than "standing", but I think he fits ok.  Tomorrow and Monday I'll post about my two units of Perry figures for Bull Run and then I'll find up with some final thoughts on Tuesday.   

20 figures.  Painted July 1998 and June-July 2012. Flag by GMB.

1 comment:

Michael Awdry said...

More splendid troops Giles.