30th Virginia Infantry Battalion (Sharpshooters)

HISTORY

30th Battalion Sharpshooters was organized in August, 1862, with six companies. The unit was assigned to G.C. Wharton’s and A. Forsberg’s Brigade and fought in various engagements in East Tennessee and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. After the Battle of Waynesborough, it disbanded. Lieutenant Colonel J. Lyle Clarke and Major Peter Otey were in command.

[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Michael West, H.E. Howard Publishing, 1995.

Diary of a Confederate Sharpshooter: The Life of James Conrad Peters, by Jack L. Dickinson, Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1997.