48th Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Spring, near Abingdon, Virginia, in September 1861, contained men from Scott, Washington, Smyth, Lee, and Russell counties. It fought in Jackson's Valley Campaign and later was assigned to General J. R. Jones' and W. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 48th participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign. It was organized with 912 officers and men and had a force of 800 in May 1862. The unit reported 17 casualties at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 62 at Cedar Mountain, 24 at Second Manassas, 7 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Chancellorsville. Of the 265 engaged at Gettysburg more than twenty-five percent were disabled. Only 4 officers and 38 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels John A. Campbell, Robert H. Dungan, and Thomas S. Garnett; Lieutenant Colonel Oscar White; and Majors James C. Campbell, Wilson Faris, and D. Boston Stewart.
Reference for rosters: 48th Virginia Infantry, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. 2nd Edition, John D. Chapla, Copyright 1989 H. E. Howard, Inc., Manufactured in the United States by H. E. Howard, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia. Printed by H. E. Howard Inc. ISBN-0-930919-67-X