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31st Virginia Muster Roll - Company C

Item CON-6879
December 31, 1863-February 29, 1864 William P. Cooper
Price: $650.00

Description

Muster roll from the 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry, a Western Virginia regiment engaged at Gettysburg. It reports the activity of Company C, commanded by Captain William P. Cooper for the period of December 31, 1863 to February 29, 1864. It includes the names of those present for duty, who deserted and who died in action or from illness.

This roll reports on the regiment involvement in the Battle of Morton’s Ford on February 6th 1864.

Excerpts copied from various online sources:

The 31st was organized by William L. Jackson and mustered into Confederate Service in July 1861. It fought mostly as part of the Army of Northern Virginia. The men were recruited from the counties of Barbour, Marion, Pendleton, Harrison, Gilmer, Randolph, Pocahontas, Lewis, and Highland.

The unit was active in lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign and Jackson’s Valley operations. Later it was assigned to General Early’s, W. Smith’s, Pegram’s and J. A. Walker’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 31st participated in the difficult campaigns of the army from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor, then moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley and was active around Appomattox.


Captain William Cooper was wounded at Spotsylvania and Cedar Creek, VA. He commanded the company at Appomattox Court House.