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42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Special Requisition

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Signed by Acting Colonel Benjamin Watkins Leigh who was killed in action at the battle of Gettysburg while trying to rally the Stonewall Brigade!

Leigh was one of the Confederate officers who carried the mortally wounded General Stonewall Jackson off the battlefield at Chancellorsville!


7 3/4 x 9, manuscript in ink.

Special Requisition for Co. A, 42nd Virginia Infantry. Itemized account of clothing with costs issued to the company which includes pants, shoes, shirts, jackets, overcoat, socks, caps, drawers, etc.

I certify that the above requisition just and correct and absolutely necessary for the public service rendered so by the following circumstances. Larkin T. Burge, 1st Lieut., Commanding Co. A., 42 Regt. Va. Vols.

Capt. Saunders, Asst. Q.M., C.S. Army will issue the articles mentioned in the above requisition. B.W. Leigh, Capt., 1st Va. Batt., Prov. Army, C.S.A., Acting Col. Commanding the Regiment.

Recd. at Corbin's Neck, Feb. 20th, 1863, of Capt. Saunders, Asst. Q.M., C.S. Army, the following articles, (19) nineteen pr. pants, (21) twenty one pr. shoes, (29) twenty nine shirts, (7) seven jackets, (1) one blanket, (16) sixteen pr. socks, (7) seven caps, (2) pr. draws, & (1) one skillet & lid. In full of the above requisition. Larkin T. Burge, 1st Lieut., Commanding Company A, 42d Regt. Va. Vols.

Light age toning and minor edge wear. Very fine. Extremely desirable Stonewall Jackson and Gettysburg Civil War related signature of the heroic Confederate officer Benjamin Watkins Leigh!

Benjamin Watkins Leigh, was the son of a prominent Virginia Whig Senator, and he was a very respected attorney in Richmond before the outbreak of the war. He enlisted on May 21, 1861, as a captain, and was commissioned into Co. A, 1st Virginia Battalion. He was transferred out on December 2, 1862, and appointed Acting Colonel of the 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to major on June 3, 1863, and killed in action on July 2, 1863, during the battle of Gettysburg.

Previously, while participating in General Stonewall Jackson's famed 1862 Valley Campaign, Captain Leigh distinguished himself at the First Battle of Kernstown. Recognized by his superiors for his gallant conduct while in the line of enemy fire, Leigh was assigned to the 42nd Virginia Infantry as their Acting Colonel. By late April of 1863, Leigh was appointed to the staff of General A.P. Hill as an Aide-de-camp, and while in the performance of his duties with General Hill, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Leigh assisted in the removal of the mortally wounded General Stonewall Jackson from the field.

On June 3, 1863, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, received his well deserved promotion to major, and was appointed Acting Adjutant General and Chief of Staff to Major General Edward Johnson. Leigh was with General Johnson when General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched into Pennsylvania later that month. During the Battle of Gettysburg, at Culp's Hill, Major Leigh witnessed members of the Stonewall Brigade surrendering en masse. Putting spurs to his horse, Leigh dashed forward in a gallant attempt to rally the men and continue the fight. Within a matter of seconds, however, both rider and horse were fatally shot down by Union soldiers. Admired for his bravery, the Federals gave Leigh a soldier's burial with their own men!

Larkin T. Burge, who signed this requisition twice, enlisted on June 8, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. A, 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on April 21, 1862.

The hard fought 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment was organized at Staunton, Va., in July 1861. After fighting at First Kernstown and in Stonewall Jackson's celebrated 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the regiment was assigned to J.R. Jones' and W. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then moved with General Jubal A. Early to the Shenandoah Valley and was active in the Appomattox campaign. The 42nd Virginia Infantry reported 70 casualties at First Kernstown; it sustained many losses at Cedar Mountain, they lost 62 at Second Manassas; 26 at Fredericksburg; and 135 at Chancellorsville. Of the 256 engaged at Gettysburg, twenty one percent were killed, wounded, or missing. They surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Va. in April 1865 with only 1 officer and 44 men left in the regiment. {Source: Units of the Confederate States Army].

***Included with this very desirable 1863 Confederate document is an 8 x 10 glossy photograph of Benjamin Watkins Leigh in his Confederate captain's uniform. [Credit: Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, The Museum of the Confederact, Richmond, Virginia].





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