Company I, 56th Virginia.
[from the Richmond Dispatch, Feb. 7, 1897.
roster of the Command—Some of its movements.
Baltimore, Md., February 4, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch :
You will please publish in your Confederate column the enclosed roster of Company I, Fifty-six Virginia Infantry, organized in Charlotte county, Virginia, in June, 1861, and mustered into service at Richmond, Virginia, July 18, 1861.
It was known as the Charlotte Grays.
The Regiment went West, and shed its first blood at Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
Returning to Virginia in May, 1862, it was put in Pickett's Brigade, with the Eighth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-eighth Virginia regiments, and with these regiments helped to win for General Pickett his major-general stars at Gaines's Mill.
It served until the end of the war in this brigade, taking a conspicuous part in the noted Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg.
The company's roll has been carefully compiled by Lieutenant Fl
cond lieutenant, May 28, 1861; John N. Blackwell, second lieutenant, August 24, 1861.
Company H: Hamilton Scales, captain, June 1, 1861; Ephraim Bouldin, first lieutenant, June 1, 1861; S. Martin, second lieutenant, June 1, 1861.
Company I: Shubal G. Worth, captain, June 5, 1861; E. H. Winningham, first lieutenant, August 12, 1861: Alexander C. Mc-Allister, second lieutenant, August 15, 1861; Hamilton C. Graham, second lieutenant, August 15, 1861.
Company K: Alney Burgin, captain, June, 1861; Charles H. Burgin, first lieutenant, June 5, 1861; A. W. Crawford, second lieutenant, June 5, 1861; I. E. Morris, second lieutenant, June 5, 1861.
Company L: Robert H. Gray, captain, June 18, 1861; Claiborne Gray, first lieutenant, June 18, 1861; J. A. C. Brown, second lieutenant, June 18, 1861; W. G. Spencer, second lieutenant, June 18, 1861.
Company M: John M. Odell, captain, June 10, 1861; Laban Odell, first lieutenant, June Io, 1861; J. M. Pounds, second lieutenant, June 10, 186