24th Virginia Infantry

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Can someone help me out with this question. Where was the 24th Virginia Infantry during Picketts Charge. I have a relative William Shockley that died from his wounds received at Gettysburg. I hope to visit Gettysburg again and would like to know approximately where he fell. Thanks for your help.

Name: William Shockley
Enlistment Date: 24 May 1861
Enlistment Place: Lynchburg, Virginia
Enlistment Rank: Private
Muster Date: 24 May 1861
Muster Place: Virginia
Muster Company: C
Muster Regiment: 24th Infantry
Muster Regiment Type: Infantry
Muster Information: Enlisted
Imprisonment Date: 3 Jul 1863
Imprisonment Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Casualty Date: 3 Jul 1863
Casualty Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Type of Casualty: Wounded
Muster Out Date: 19 Nov 1863
Muster Out Place: Carroll County, Virginia
Muster Out Information: died from wounds
Side of War: Confederacy
Survived War?: No
 
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Can someone help me out with this question. Where was the 24th Virginia Infantry during Picketts Charge. I have a relative William Shockley that died from his wounds received at Gettysburg. I hope to visit Gettysburg again and would like to know approximately where he fell. Thanks for your help.

Name: William Shockley
Enlistment Date: 24 May 1861
Enlistment Place: Lynchburg, Virginia
Enlistment Rank: Private
Muster Date: 24 May 1861
Muster Place: Virginia
Muster Company: C
Muster Regiment: 24th Infantry
Muster Regiment Type: Infantry
Muster Information: Enlisted
Imprisonment Date: 3 Jul 1863
Imprisonment Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Casualty Date: 3 Jul 1863
Casualty Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Type of Casualty: Wounded
Muster Out Date: 19 Nov 1863
Muster Out Place: Carroll County, Virginia
Muster Out Information: died from wounds
Side of War: Confederacy
Survived War?: No
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The 24th Virginia Infantry was in Kemper's Brigade. This map will get you close. He probably fell between the Emittsburg Road and the center of the Hall-Harrow Line. The 24th VA was the right-most regiment of the brigade. Stannard's brigade moved forward and enfiladed Kemper's right. The 24th VA would have taken the brunt of that action.

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rpkennedy

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Was he any relation to the 2 other Shockleys in the company, Captain Martin V.B. Shockley and Private Richard Shockley?

In any case, William Shockley was shot in the neck and, based on that, he was almost certainly shot between the Emmitsburg Road and the wall south of the Copse of Trees. My best guess is somewhere along the east-west line between the Codori buildings and the Union line.

The 24th Virginia was the far right regiment in Kemper's Brigade and didn't actually attack the wall. Instead, they maintained much of their formation and actually wheeled to the right in order to face Stannard's Brigade as it swung out to flank the brigade. It was a futile move may have bought the Confederates to the north a few minutes which allowed them to make it closer to the wall.

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Was he any relation to the 2 other Shockleys in the company, Captain Martin V.B. Shockley and Private Richard Shockley?

In any case, William Shockley was shot in the neck and, based on that, he was almost certainly shot between the Emmitsburg Road and the wall south of the Copse of Trees. My best guess is somewhere along the east-west line between the Codori buildings and the Union line.

The 24th Virginia was the far right regiment in Kemper's Brigade and didn't actually attack the wall. Instead, they maintained much of their formation and actually wheeled to the right in order to face Stannard's Brigade as it swung out to flank the brigade. It was a futile move may have bought the Confederates to the north a few minutes which allowed them to make it closer to the wall.

Ryan
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The 24th Virginia passed just south of the Rogers place, then bore to the left with the rest of the brigade. Company H was deployed as skirmishers and took a separate path more directly forward, separating itself from the regiment. A couple of maps show the regiment's positions at 2:53 p.m. as it crossed the Emmitburg road, and again at 3:03 p.m. as it neared the Union line and was compelled to help defend the fully exposed right flank of Pickett's division.

My casualty list for the 24th:
Albert, Jacob A., 2Sgt, F/24 VA, W (wounded) gunshot flesh wound upper third of right thigh-hip (Gunshot-GS)
Austin, Charles F., H/24 VA, 3 July, W lying down when a shell exploded very near him, grape shot [canister] entered upper third of left thigh, striking bone but not fracturing it (Artillery-A)
Canada, Marshall, Pvt, E/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle (GS)
East, Samuel A., G/24 VA, 3 July, W minie ball left elbow joint (GS)
Gunn, Birdine, 1Lt, E/24 VA, 3 July, W shot left groin, ball coming out of buttock (GS)
Hale, Ellis, 2Lt, C/24 VA, 3 July, W piece of shell took off knee cap and other parts of left knee, lost use of leg (A)
Hatcher, Daniel G, 1Lt, I/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot flesh wound upper third of left thigh (GS)
Headen, John A., 1Lt, A/24 VA, 3 July, W shell fragment destroyed eye (A)
Law, Nathaniel C., D/24 VA, 3 July W face burned by shell burst, captured, died intermittent fever Fort Delaware 18 September (A)
Lawless, George W., I/24 VA, 3 July, W by three balls, one in left hip that remained, one through left shoulder, and one through left foot (GS)
Martin, Thomas B., Pvt, H/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle, lower third of leg amputated (GS)
Mills, Major G., B/24 VA, 3 July, W left leg below knee, ball passing through upper third of tibia, fracturing it (GS)
Peay, Robert P., H/24 VA, 3 July, W rifle ball through body (GS)
Rowland, Rufus F., G/24 VA, 3 July, W left leg broken by minie ball (GS)
Shockley, Richard, C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle joint (GS)
Southern, Leander, E/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot right arm in deltoid muscle (GS)
Snidow, James P., 1Lt, F/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot fractured left ankle joint, leg amputated below knee (GS)
Vaughan, William K., C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle (GS)
Walker, John N., D/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left foot, toes amputated (GS)
Webb, Theodore S., 2Lt, B/24 VA, 3 July, W shot in left side in back of chest, ball lodging in the wound (GS)
White, Ira, Pvt, C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot fractured left humerus (GS)
Worsham, John B., 4Sgt, D/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left leg, ball passed through knee near joint (GS)
 

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rpkennedy

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The 24th Virginia passed just south of the Rogers place, then bore to the left with the rest of the brigade. Company H was deployed as skirmishers and took a separate path more directly forward, separating itself from the regiment. A couple of maps show the regiment's positions at 2:53 p.m. as it crossed the Emmitburg road, and again at 3:03 p.m. as it neared the Union line and was compelled to help defend the fully exposed right flank of Pickett's division.

My casualty list for the 24th:
Albert, Jacob A., 2Sgt, F/24 VA, W (wounded) gunshot flesh wound upper third of right thigh-hip (Gunshot-GS)
Austin, Charles F., H/24 VA, 3 July, W lying down when a shell exploded very near him, grape shot [canister] entered upper third of left thigh, striking bone but not fracturing it (Artillery-A)
Canada, Marshall, Pvt, E/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle (GS)
East, Samuel A., G/24 VA, 3 July, W minie ball left elbow joint (GS)
Gunn, Birdine, 1Lt, E/24 VA, 3 July, W shot left groin, ball coming out of buttock (GS)
Hale, Ellis, 2Lt, C/24 VA, 3 July, W piece of shell took off knee cap and other parts of left knee, lost use of leg (A)
Hatcher, Daniel G, 1Lt, I/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot flesh wound upper third of left thigh (GS)
Headen, John A., 1Lt, A/24 VA, 3 July, W shell fragment destroyed eye (A)
Law, Nathaniel C., D/24 VA, 3 July W face burned by shell burst, captured, died intermittent fever Fort Delaware 18 September (A)
Lawless, George W., I/24 VA, 3 July, W by three balls, one in left hip that remained, one through left shoulder, and one through left foot (GS)
Martin, Thomas B., Pvt, H/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle, lower third of leg amputated (GS)
Mills, Major G., B/24 VA, 3 July, W left leg below knee, ball passing through upper third of tibia, fracturing it (GS)
Peay, Robert P., H/24 VA, 3 July, W rifle ball through body (GS)
Rowland, Rufus F., G/24 VA, 3 July, W left leg broken by minie ball (GS)
Shockley, Richard, C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle joint (GS)
Southern, Leander, E/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot right arm in deltoid muscle (GS)
Snidow, James P., 1Lt, F/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot fractured left ankle joint, leg amputated below knee (GS)
Vaughan, William K., C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left ankle (GS)
Walker, John N., D/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left foot, toes amputated (GS)
Webb, Theodore S., 2Lt, B/24 VA, 3 July, W shot in left side in back of chest, ball lodging in the wound (GS)
White, Ira, Pvt, C/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot fractured left humerus (GS)
Worsham, John B., 4Sgt, D/24 VA, 3 July, W gunshot left leg, ball passed through knee near joint (GS)
Here are the casualties that Harrison and Busey have for the regiment in Nothing But Glory, pages 239-254:

Field and Staff
Major Joseph A. Hambrick, slightly wounded during the cannonade
Adjutant William T. Taliaferro, slight contusion of the elbow

Company A
1st Lt. John W. Headen, wounded
3rd Lt. George W. Kitterman, shot in the lower back which partially paralized one leg, captured
3rd Sgt. John W. Helms, wounded
4th Sgt. Francis M. Payne, known to have been wounded but no further records (probably died in an unknown hospital)
5th Sgt. Thomas H. Simmons, wounded
2nd Cpl. Frazier O. Dobyns, captured
Levi G. Atkins, captured
Jesse H. DeHart, missing with no further records (probably killed)
William M. Goodykoontz, wounded
Daniel A. Griffith, captured
Elkanah B. Griffith, mortally wounded (died of gangrene on 8/10 at the General Hospital at Montgomery White Sulpher Springs)
Isaac Palmer, captured (died of fever at Ft. Delaware on 5/23/64)
Ahab Weddle, captured (died at Point Lookout on 3/7/64)
Charles C. Weeks, captured

Company B
1st Lt. George A. Smith, captured
2nd Lt. Theodore S. Webb, shot in the left side of the back, captured
3rd Sgt. Charles C. Harper, slightly wounded in the thigh, captured
4th Sgt. James D. Mansfield, missing with no further records (probably killed)
4th Cpl. John H. Sink, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Robert T. Abshire, captured (died at Point Lookout 2/64)
Josiah Bousman, wounded and captured
James Gibson, captured (exchanged sick with dysentery on 9/22/64 and died 9/25/64)
James M. Hoy, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Christopher Lynch, captured (died at Point Lookout on 12/20)
John L. Lynch, shot in the right chest, captured
William C. Meadors, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Major G. Mills, slight wounded in the leg, captured
Josiah W. Teel, missing with no further records (probably killed)
John Trent, captured (died at Ft. Delaware of smallpox on 12/4)
William Trent, shot in the hand (forefinger amputated)
Fields J. Wray, wounded in the right knee, captured

Company C
2nd Lt. George H. Walker, killed
Jr. 2nd Lt. Ellis Hale, severely wounded
2nd Cpl. Nicholas J. Kenney, missing with no further records (probably killed)
William O. Ashworth, captured (died of acute bronchitis at Point Lookout on 2/10/64)
James W. Bell, captured while serving as a nurse
Henry L. Briggs, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Douglas B. Brown, slightly wounded
George W. Chappell, slightly wounded
Joshua M. Childress, probably wounded
Leroy T. Dawson, wounded and captured (died 7/21 at the II Corps Hospital)
Wesley Dehaven, slightly wounded
John W. Early, captured (died of dysentery at Point Lookout on 2/4/64)
Richard M. Edwards, wounded
Henderson Goad, captured (joined US service at Fort Delaware on 1/25/64)
William T. Hall, shot in the right thigh
Daniel B. Harrold, shot in the side, arm, and right temple and captured (died of his wounds at Point Lookout on 1/7/64)
Jeremiah Hicks, shot in the right leg and captured (died 7/23 at Chestnut St. Hospital in Harrisburg, PA)
William H. Kenney, slightly wounded in the chest and captured
John Kirkbride, wounded
Ballard Marshall, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Micajah McHone, shot in the right arm (compound fracture) and captured (died at VI Corps Hospital)
James S. Semones, captured (died at Fort Delaware on 10/6)
Richard Shockley, severely wounded in the left ankle and captured
William Shockley, shot in the neck and captured (died 11/19 in Carroll County)
William O. Stephens, killed
John M. Taylor, wounded
William K. Vaughan, severely wounded
William Warf, severely wounded
Ira White, shot in the left arm (fractured humerus) and captured
Josiah Worrell, wounded

Company D
1st Lt. Peter B. Booth, wounded
2nd Lt. Giles H. Cooper, wounded (left leg amputated at lower third of thigh) and captured (died at II Corps Hospital on 7/27)
2nd Sgt. George W. Cooper, wounded
3rd Sgt. William L. Ashworth, captured
4th Sgt. John B. Worsham, severe wound in the right hip and captured
1st Cpl. George R. Hodges, missing with no further records (probably killed)
3rd Cpl. Charles P. Belcher, wounded
4th Cpl. Alexander J. Campbell, wounded and captured
Charles D. Amos, missing with no further records (probably killed)
John W. Burke, wounded in the right thigh and captured (joined US service on 1/24/64)
Taswell T. Cooper, missing with no further records (probably killed)
William S. Cooper, wounded (died at Lynchburg General Hospital on 7/18)
Albert A. Cundiff, killed
Samuel C. Cundiff, killed
William M. Huston, slightly wounded in the hip and captured
Nathaniel C. Law, face burned by shell burst and captured (died of intermittent fever at Fort Delaware on 9/18)
John T. McGuffin, contusion of the back and captured
John C. Muse, slightly wounded in the knee and captured
Jesse H. Ramsey, captured (died of chronic diarrhea at Fort Delaware on 1/17/64)
William G. Semones, killed
Edwin J. Tench, slightly wounded in the leg and captured
John N. Walker, wounded in the foot (toes amputated) and captured
John O. White, killed
John P. Young, wounded
Thomas F. Zeigler, shot in the thigh (died of tetanus at Pickett's Division Hospital on 7/16)
William G. Zeigler, killed

Company E
1st Lt. Birdine Gunn, shot in the left groin
4th Sgt. Charles H. King, captured
2nd Cpl. Andrew W. Mathews, captured
Marshall Canada, shot in the left ankle and captured
William B. Runyon, wounded
Leander Southern, wounded
Solomon Wood, wounded

Company F
Captain Brainard W. Hines, wounded
1st Lt. James P. Snidow, shot in the left ankle (leg amputated below the knee) and captured
Jr. 2nd Lt. William H.L. Bane, wounded
1st Sgt. David H. Porterfield, missing with no further records (probably killed)
2nd Sgt. Jacob A. Albert, shot in the right thigh and captured
3rd Sgt. John F. Hutcheson, killed
2nd Cpl. Joseph L. Hyden, killed
3rd Cpl. George A. Albert, contusion of the left shoulder and captured
4th Cpl. George H. Price, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Jesse G. Adams, wounded
Albert G. Dowdy, wounded
Floyd Epling, captured
Russell H. Harless, wounded
Samuel M. Lucas, wounded
George S. Martin, probably wounded and captured
John H. Peck, wounded in the scalp and captured
Charles R.T. White, wounded
Floyd S. Williams, captured

Company G
Captain Hercules Scott, wounded
2nd Sgt. David M. Alvis, slightly wounded in the knee and captured
3rd Sgt. Benjamin W. Peck, missing with no further records (probably killed)
4th Sgt. Rufus F. Rowland, severely wounded in the left knee and captured
4th Cpl. Charles W. Burress, shot in the left femur and captured (died at Camp Letterman Hospital on 8/3)
Henderson F. Calfee, wounded (died at Pickett's Division Hospital on 7/7)
Samuel A. East, wounded
Robert A. George, wounded
Andrew J. Holstine, wounded
James Kinney, killed
James Snead, wounded
John P. Thomas, captured (died at Point Lookout on 9/12/64)
Levi H. Vermillion, shot in the head (died at Pickett's Division Hospital on 7/9)

Company H
2nd Sgt. John L. Mason, wounded in the thigh
1st Cpl. Jesse H. Draper, captured
4th Cpl. Samuel G. Waller, wounded in the right ankle and captured
Charles F. Austin, wounded
James M. Coleman, killed
William A. Gunnell, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Phillip Hodnett, killed
Thomas B. Martin, shot in the left ankle (lower third of leg amputated) and captured
Henry A. Metts, shot in the arm and captured
Robert P. Peay, shot in the back adn captured
Elisha F. Pedigo, killed
Charles W. Stunz, killed
Franklin M. Wells, probably wounded and captured (may have died at Point Lookout)

Company I
1st Lt. Daniel G. Hatcher, shot in the left thigh and captured
1st Sgt. William Conrad Plaster, wounded
3rd Sgt. Charles Henry Bennett, killed
1st Cpl. William H. Shockley, shot in the thigh and captured
Joseph W. Edwards, shot in the chest and captured
Lorenzo D. Gilbert, wounded in the arm and captured
Samuel S. Gilbert, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Samuel H. Haley, shot in the right leg and captured
George W. Lawless, wounded
Henry H. Lawson, captured (joined US service on 1/22/64)
Arthur J. Lovins, wounded (died at erysipelas at General Hospital #2 at Lynchburg on 8/7)
Nicholas T. Vipperman, captured (died at Fort Delaware on 10/7)
Andrew J. Wigginton, wounded
C.M. Wigginton, wounded
John D. Williams, wounded

Company K
2nd Cpl. George W. Mays, shot in both thighs and captured
Chester Craig, missing with no further records (probably killed)
Jacob B. Faulkner, wounded in the right calf and captured
David E. McDaniel, shot in the right foot and captured (died at DeCamp Hospital on 7/31)

Ryan
 

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The 24th Virginia Infantry was in Kemper's Brigade. This map will get you close. He probably fell between the Emittsburg Road and the center of the Hall-Harrow Line. The 24th VA was the right-most regiment of the brigade. Stannard's brigade moved forward and enfiladed Kemper's right. The 24th VA would have taken the brunt of that action.

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How nice of you to provide such helpful detail for Virginia Dave!
 
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