the reorganization in 1862 Lieutenant-Colonel Strange
was elected colonel.
(He was killed at Boonsboro
, South Maryland
, September 14, 1862). Major Gantt
was elected lieutenant-colonel, and after Strange
's death was promoted colonel.
He was badly wounded July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg
Captain Charles S. Peyton
was promoted major, September 14, 1862. (,He lost his left arm August 30, 1862, at Second Manassas
). He was wounded July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg
, and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in early fall of the same year.
The brigade was formed of the following Virginia Regiments.
The 18th, 19th, 28th and 56th.
In the fall of 1861 the 8th Virginia Regiment was assigned to the brigade.
The brigade commanders were: First brigadie-general, Philip St. G. Cocke
; second brigadier-general, George E. Pickett
; third brigadier-general, Richard B. Garnett
He was killed July 5, 1863, at Gettysburg
Fourth and last brigadier-general, Eppa Hunton
, to the close of the war. The brigade belonged to Pickett
, Charles S., captain, wounded in Second Manassas
battle, August 30, 1862; left arm amputated; promoted major September 14, 1862; wounded in left leg July 3, 1863, in battle of Gettysburg
. Major Peyton
was the only field officer left in the brigade-Garnett's—which he took command of and brought off the field.
He was the only officer of Pickett
's Division who made a report of this battle.
He was promoted lieutenant-colonel early in the fall of 1863, and assigned to post duty and served to the close of the war.
, William R., first lieutenant
; promoted captain in the fall of 1862; died of smallpox in Richmond Hospital, March 3, 1863.
, William Walker
, second lieutenant
; promoted first lieutenant in the fall of 1862; promoted captain early in 1863; mortally wounded in the battle of Gettysburg
, July 3, 1863; died there in field hospital, July 18, 1863.
W., third lieutenant
; not re-elected at the reorganization.
, Albert G., first sergeant; accidentally shot at Manassas
, June 10, 1861, and died twelve hours afterwards: