Served in Company F, 29th Inf. 2nd, Virginia as [Rank Unknown]
29th Infantry Regiment was authorized in November, 1861, and was to contain seven
companies under Colonel A.C. Moore and three companies at Pound Gap. However, this
organization never took place. Moore's five companies from Abingdon and companies raised in
the spring of 1862
evidently made up the nine-company regiment. It was assigned to the Valley District, Department
of Northern Virginia, then moved to Kentucky where it was engaged at Middle Creek. Later it saw action in
Western Virginia and for a time served in North Carolina under General French. In March, 1863,
it totalled 732 men. Attached to General Corse's Brigade the unit participated in Longstreet's Suffolk Expedition and during the
Gettysburg Campaign was on
detached duty in Tennessee and North Carolina. In the spring of 1864 it returned to Virginia and
took its place in the Petersburg
trenches north and south of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox. Many were lost at Sayler's Creek, and only 1 officer and 27
men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James Giles and Alfred C.
Moore; Lieutenant Colonels Alexander Haynes, William Leigh, and Edwin R. Smith; and Majors
Ebenezer Bruster, William R.B. Horne, and Isaac White.
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