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Randolph guard. [from the Farmville (Va.)Journal November 29, 1895.]

Brief history of the Company.

Muster-roll of the Company as it left Farmville, June 11, 1861.

The following is a list of the officers and men of the Randolph Guard, commanded by Captain N. Cobb, Forty-fourth Virginia Regiment. The company was mustered into service at Richmond, Va., June 12, 1861, and numbered seventy-three men rank and file. [95]

Norvell Cobb, first captain of company from June 11, 1861, to May 1, 1862. At the reorganization promoted major Forty-fourth Virginia Regiment, and then afterwards, in 1863, made colonel of said Forty-fourth Virginia Regiment. Wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, and died since the war. He was truly a good man and an excellent soldier.

W. P. Walker, second captain. Killed in the battle of Chancellorsville. The Confederacy never had a better soldier.

H. G. Richardson, third and last captain. Wounded at Gaines' Mill, 1862, and served to the end of the war.

W. T. Lee, first lieutenant. A good soldier, and at the reorganization failed to be re-elected; died since the war.

Robert L. Brightwell, second lieutenant. Accidently killed on the retreat from Rich Mountain by a wagon turning over on him.

T. L. Gibson, third lieutenant. Failed to be re-elected at the reorganization in May, 1862, and left the company.

C. L. Carr, second lieutenant. Elected at the reorganization, and afterwards cashiered for violating fifty-second article of war.

W. H. Wilkerson, first lieutenant. Lost his right leg in battle, at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 12, 1864, and never missed a battle till wounded; was truly a good soldier.

L. Amos, second lieutenant. Fought gallantly in every battle in which he was engaged; was all the Confederacy could ask of an officer; retired February 28, 1865, for six months, on account of bad health.

B. F. Farrar, first sergeant. Killed in battle at McDowell, May, 1862.

R. V. Jenkins, second sergeant. Served to end of war.

H. W. K. Davis, third sergeant (one of the Confederacy's bravest boys). Killed in battle at Port Republic.

John J. Cobb, fourth sergeant. A good soldier, and was severely wounded at battle of Chancellorsville, and died since the war.

S. Branch Hunt, first corporal. No truer or better man belonged to Jackson's Corps. His health failed him and he was retired; died since the war.

R. H. Amos, second corporal. Discharged May, 1862, on account of defective vision.

A. W. Cade, third corporal. A good man — an excellent soldier.

Robert Harvey, fourth corporal. No truer or better soldier belonged to this old company.



Adams. A. B. A most excellent soldier; was wounded at the battle of Port Republic, and served to end of war.

Armistead, Robert H. Wounded at McDowell, Chancellorsville, and at Richmond.

Allen, Willie. Died in hospital, 1862. Amos, W. S. Discharged; over age.

Allen, Wesley. Put in a substitute in 1862, and afterwards served through the war in the Fourth Virginia Cavalry.

Armistead, W. A. Good soldier; wounded in the leg at battle of Gettysburg.

Atkins, A. S. A substitute. Bell, T. P. Detailed on government work.

Baker, A. V. A good soldier; never wounded, and served through the war.

Bennett, A. B. Detailed in government shop. Coleman, J. T. Taken prisoner, and died in prison, 1864.

Cobb, E. H. A most excellent soldier and a gallant fighter; was under sixteen years old when he joined the army.

Cousins, M. C. A better soldier never carried a musket; was killed at Gettysburg.

Cobb, Henry. Killed October, 1862. Cox, Henry C. Served through the war.

Deshazor, A. W. No better soldier than our brave Abner. Killed climbing the Federal breastworks at Gettysburg.

Ellett, W. P. First sergeant for a short while. Sent home sick, and never returned to the company.

Evans, James. Transferred from a Texas regiment; was regimental flag-bearer, and was a brave soldier; accidently shot and killed himself.

Griggs, E. R. A good soldier; detailed as regimental medical surgeon, and served through the war.

Grigg, Norman. Discharged in June, 1861. Garnett, N. C. Deserted. Hayes, John. Died in hospital at Greenbrier river, August, 1861.

Hollman, C. A. A good soldier; never wounded; served through the war.

Hubbard, Robert H. One of the best soldiers in the army; served to the end of the war. [97]

Hubbard, Thomas. Died in the hospital at Staunton early in the war.

Huddleston, L. B. Wounded at Gettysburg; a good soldier, and served through the war.

Huddleston, S. H. Lost his left leg in battle at Petersburg in 1865.

Hurt, F. O.

Holman, W. A. No better man belonged to the army; never wounded.

Kidd, J. S. Served through the war. Murdock, J. T. Served through the war, and died since. Moore, Thomas A. A good soldier, and served through the war. Morton, John A. Discharged; over age. North, C. C. A good soldier; killed at battle Port Republic.

North, Thomas. Wounded at battle Port Republic, and died in prison at Fort Delaware, 1864.

Perkins, Henry. Killed in battle at the Wilderness. Phaup, John J. Discharged; over age. Phaup, W. R. Discharged; over age.

Pollard, P. B. A gallant soldier; wounded at McDowell and killed at Chancellorsville.

Pollard, John. Discharged June, 1861. Pollard, William. Discharged; over age. Perkinson, N. C. Discharged; over age. Perkinson, J. R. Discharged early in the war.

Patton, Henry. Promoted sergeant-major Forty-fourth Virginia Regiment; killed at Gettysburg.

Robertson, W. S. Discharged; over age; died since the war. Randlett, A. J. Served through the war.

Ransom, John J. A good and faithful soldier; served through the war.

Tuggle, Sam T. Discharged 1862.

Taylor, F. W. Died in hospital at Greenbrier river, with typhoid fever, 1862.

Simpson, G. Discharged 1862. Thackston, Peter. Left company October, 1862. [98] Winston, Charles. Detailed on government works.

Woodson, B. H. A faithful, good soldier, but slow; served diligently to the end of the war.

Wheeler, V. Died in hospital at Greenbrier river, September, 1861.

Womack, John W. Detailed as teamster in quartermaster's department, Second Brigade, Early's Division, and served to the end of the war.

Wiley, T. W. Served to end of war.

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