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2nd Virginia Infantry, Ancestor Information

This is a scan of the Original 2nd Virginia Flag.

My Ancestor, Francis H. Pike was my Great, Great, Great Grandfather and served in the 2nd Virginia Infantry, Company E, under "Stonewall" Jackson. He enlisted in Winchester, VA as a private, on March 4, 1862. He was captured at Kernstown on March 23, 1862 and taken to a Federal Prison - "Fort Delaware". He was part of a mass Exchange on August 5th, 1862 and returned to his company for service. He was on the field at the "2nd Manassas" and was wounded on August 28th, 1862, from a gunshot to the lung on the "Brawner Farm". The 2nd Virginia suffered many casaulties at the Second Manassas, and was never back up to full strength afterwards. Pike recovered and returned again to his company and was listed on the attendance rolls in June 1863, and again in the later part of 1864. (Confederate records are not complete)

Records show and I have a copy of his "Paroled Prisoners Pass" from the surrender at "Appomattox Court House", which is dated April 10th, 1865.

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