Craig, great summary and fast response! Thanks. This sheds light on the
father-son relationship during the war years. It would be such fun to
find correspondence between them during that period. Although TMP and
his son returned alive from the war, TMP lost a sister and a nephew to
disease - one day apart - while TMP was away fighting.
Lyn P. Baird
On Wed, 13 Oct 1999 08:59:21 -0400 "Willow Bend Books"
The 2nd Regiment of Virginia Artillery was organized in Feb. 1862 with
companies. A through K had previously served in the state service for
year. The regiment was broken up about 23 May 1862, by operation of
Conscription Act (whatever that means). Co. D, Captain James T.
Co. enlisted in January1862 for one year and was reorganized in May
Co. D, 22nd Batt. Va. Infantry (not to be confused with the 22nd
Va. Inf.) which consisted of six companies taken from the 2nd Va.
The battalion was disbanded in December 1864 and the men distributed
depleted Virginia organizations (according to Wallace). According to
the unit did not carry out the disbanding order and eventually
at Appomattox. The Captain at this time was William Green Jackson.
The 22nd Battalion fought at:
2nd Bull Run
Mine Run Campaign
Petersburg [44th also]
Squirrel Level Road
Sayler's Creek [44th also]
Appomattox [44th also]
However the only Poythress listed in Appomattox Paroles is William L.
Poythress, 3rd Sgt. 44th Battalion Inf, Co. D. (the son).