Officers and non-commissioned officers before the of the 3rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry
The regiment served as part of the First Division of the Second Army Corps, and was encamped at Camp Alger, near Dunn Loring, Virginia. Later, on August 2, it was assigned as part of Second Brigade, Third Division of the Second Amy Corps.
As the spring changed into summer, and disease began to break out, and by August, the decision was made to move the entire Second Army Corps to a new camp at Middletown, Pennsylvania, called Camp Meade. While at the camp, there was a fight of some sort between a white nurse and a black teamster. Some in the regiment attempted to form a lynching party, but the event was stopped, and the regiment was subjected to four role calls per day.
The regiment was mustered out of service on November 5, 1898 at Richmond, Virginia. At the time of mustering out, the regiment consisted of forty-six officers and 1,222 enlisted men.
During its term of service, the regiment had one officer and twelve
enlisted men die of disease. In addition, one enlisted man committed suicide
and one was court-martialed. Significantly, and unusually, the regiment
had no desertions during its period of service.
Pendleton, Robert - photo of the 3rd Virginia
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