Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 5/30/1861 at Kentucky as a Private.
On 5/30/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. VA 38th Infantry
He was Killed on 7/3/1863 at Gettysburg, PA
He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/31/1862 Seven Pines, VA
born in Pittsylvania County, VA
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
Alexander F. Conway, Private, Company A, 38th Regiment Virginia Infantry, enlisted May 30, 1861 in Kentuck by Captain Townes for one year, recorded on the company returns of May, 1862 as absent, "At hospital wounded," and June "Absent wounded at battle of Seven Pines 31 May," and again on the July return, "Absent wounded," killed at Gettysburg, Penn. July 3, 1863, born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, no further records
Company B records the following in their May, 1862 Company Return, Record of Events: [Company A did not record a narrative for this month)
"The company has been in two regular engagements and one skirmish since the last return viz 1' at Williamsburg in this engagement the company had one Private wounded, William L. Lewis 2' on the 27 May it was in a skirmish below Richmond in this action it had none killed or wounded 3' It was engaged in the fight of the Seven Pines on the 31st of May in which it had thirteen wounded and one missing. Wounded 1 Lt Wm B. Prichard (over)" [the next page not produced]
M324: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment)
38th Infantry Regiment was organized in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in June, 1861. Its members were recruited in Pittsylvania, Halifax, and Mechlenburg counties. It served under the command of Generals Early, Garland, Armistead, Barton, and Steuart. The 38th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Gettysburg, then served in North Carolina. Later it was attached to the Department of Richmond, fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and ended the war at Appomattox. The regiment totalled 544 effectives in April, 1862, and sustained 9 casualties at Williamsburg, 147 at Seven Pines, 94 at Malvern Hill, and 16 in the Maryland Campaign. More than fifty-five percent of the 400 engaged at Gettysburg were disabled and it reported 11 killed, 30 wounded, and 10 missing at Drewry's Bluff. The unit surrendered 12 officers and 82 men. Its commanders were Colonels Joseph R. Cabell, Edward C. Edmonds, George K. Griggs, and Powhatan B. Whittle; Lieutenant Colonel George A. Martin; and Majors Isaac H. Carrington and Henderson L. Lee.
38th Virginia, by Howard G.Gregory, 1988, 137 pages, maps, roster, cost $ 25.00, H. E.Howard.
Read about Lt. Colonel Powh Powhatan B. Whittle of the 38th Virginia (thanks to Henry Mitchell)
Read an 1861 letter from Powhatan Whittle to his brother James Whittle (thanks to Henry Mitchell