The 13th Virginia
Infantry Company E
The Culpeper Riflemen
Members of the Valley
We are honored to reenact this great unit and in the memories of the
Brave Soldiers, who fought in the war for Southern Independence. They will not be forgotten.
The 13th Virginia Infantry Company E is a reenacting, non-profit,
family oriented unit. That was formed August 27th 2007 in Parkersburg WV. On our pages you will also find information
and some pictures of our love for reenacting.
The History of the 13th Virginia Infantry Regiments starts officially on May 9th, 1861. The Regiment was organized in
Virginia at Harper's Ferry. On July 1, 1861 the Regiment was accepted into the Confederate service.
At the time the state of Virginia still included western Virginia. Later, it was to have some effect
on the Regiment in 1863 when the western part of Virginia was accepted into the Union as the new state of West Virginia.
was composed of companies from neighboring counties, as was all Virginia Regiment if possible.The companies of the 13th came
from the north central and northwestern regions of Virginia. Orange
County provided companies A, C, and F. Culpeper County provided
companies B and E.Winchester County furnished company H. Louisa County provided company D.Hampshire
County provided companies I and K.Company G was raised by Southern
sympathizers in Maryland.
The original Companies
B and E did not serve throughtout the war, Thay were mustered out in November 1861 and January 1862, due to their
period of service had expired. In March 1862, two new companies B and E was formed in Culpeper County and mustered into the
Regiment. Company B was known as the Culpeper Minutemen. Company
E was known as the Culpeper RiflemenCompany G was dismissed from
the Regiment in 1862, as a result of the Conscription Act. The members of Company G were non-residents of
the Confededate States, due to being (Marylanders).