47th Infantry Regiment

Henry R. Fones-Pvt.--Co. C--Buried in Arlington National  Cemetery, Confederate section, plot 262
James E. Yeatman--Co. C
Thomas W. Hungerford--Co. C
Major Charles Jones Green--Co. A & F&S

47th Infantry Regiment was formed in June 1861, with men recruited in Caroline, Middlesex, Essex, and Stafford counties. The unit served under the command of Generals Pettigrew, Field, Heth, H. H. Walker, and Barton. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor then was active in the trenches of Petersburg and around Appomattox. This regiment totaled 444 effectives in April 1862, and sustained 34 casualties of the 156 engaged at Frayser's Farm. It reported 29 casualties at Second Manassas, 45 at Fredericksburg, and 45 at Chancellorsville. Twenty-three percent of the 209 in action at Gettysburg were disabled. During February 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated, but only 2 sergeants of the 47th surrendered on April 9. The field officers were Colonels Robert M. Mayo and George W. Richardson; Lieutenant Colonels James D. Bruce, William J. Green, and John W. Lyell; and Majors Charles J. Green and Edward P. Tayloe.

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