- 2nd Virginia, Company D
This pre-war militia unit was present at the execution of John Brown, a famous
abolitionistleader who, in 1859, led a raid on the United States Arsenalat Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). The unit's original leader was Captain John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch. They were stationed around Martinsburg, in what is now West Virginia.
During the Civil War, the company was a part of the original "
Stonewall Brigade," commanded by General Thomas J. Jackson of Lexington, Virginia, originally a native of Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), and Jackson's Mill, near present-day Weston, West Virginia.
Battles of Company D
*Second Winchester (The 2nd lost its battle flag at this battle)
*Spotsylvania Court House
The unit today
The unit is now part of a Civil War Reenacting unit out of Clarksburg, West Virginia. The group is led by Captain Chris Wright of Clarksburg. The unit does reenactments throughout West Virginia, Virginia,
Pennsylvania, and Ohio. They have participated reenactments of such battles as The Battle of Philippi, Monocacy, Cedar Creek, and First Manassas. The group has also done living histories at Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg. The group is currently trying to gain entrance in the Antietam National Battlefieldand other places. The unit currently belongs to the 10th Battalion ANV.
* [http://www.geocities.com/co_d_2nd_va/index1.html Website of the 2nd Virginia, Company D Civil War Reenacting Unit]
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