was the colonel of the 55th Virginia as well as the regiment's major while the lieutenant-colonel had been wounded.
Consequently, at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign the 55th was led by a new officer, Colonel William Christian. During the army's reorganisation in
55th Virginia Infantry Regiment
Colonel William Steptoe Christian 268 troops present for duty equipped
40th Virginia Infantry Regiment
Captain Thomas Edwin Betts 253 troops present for duty equipped
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