Black Eagle Company.A Typical command of Confederate soldiers.
By H. E. Wood, Ex-Color Sergeant, Eighteenth Virginia Regiment.
As it has been requested that a roster of the different organizations of the Confederate army be given, I will endeavor to give as completed record of the Black Eagle Company of Cumberland county, Va., as I can now remember, after an interval of thirty-eight years. This company was mustered into the service at Richmond, April 23rd, 1861, and was known afterwards as Company E. Eighteenth regiment, Virginia Volunteers, and had the following list of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates: Harrison, Carter H., first captain, promoted major, Eleventh Virginia Regiment; killed at Bull Run, Va., 18th July, 1861. Harrison, Randolph, second captain; promoted colonel in Wise's Legion; lost his leg near Petersburg, Va., April, 1865; dead. Shields, Dr. Thomas P., third captain; wounded at Gaines' Mill, Va., 27th June, 1862; promoted surgeon. Leitch, Thomas M., second lieutenant; exempted from service 1862. Cocke, Edmund R., fourth captain; wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Weymouth, John E,, first lieutenant; wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; dead. Austin, Cornelius, second lieutenant; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Cocke, William F., third lieutenant; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Dobbs, Henry J., color sergeant; promoted lieutenant; wounded at Frazer's Farm, Va., 1st July, 1862.