45th Infantry Regiment

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45th Infantry Regiment was formed in May 1861, with men from Tazewell, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, and Bland counties. It was assigned to Echols', G. C. Wharton's, and Forsberg's Brigade, and served in western Virginia. The regiment fought at Carnifax Ferry, reported 26 killed, 96 wounded, 46 captured, and 6 missing in the fight at Cloyd's Mountain, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. It sustained many casualties at Third Winchester and during April 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Colonels William H. Browne, Henry Heth, and W. E. Peters; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin F. Ficklin, Edwin H. Harman, and William H. Werth; and Majors A. M. Davis, William C. Sanders, and Gabriel C. Wharton.

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