Photo: 10th VA Infantry battle flagAge at Enlistment: 29
Length of Service: 1861-1865
Unit: 10th VA Infantry Regiment; 3rd Battalion VA Reserves
Service Record: Enlisted and Commissioned as Cpt of Co. H (Chrisman’s Infantry) on 18 Apr 1861. When he was not re-elected Captain in the 10th VA Inf., he enlisted as a private in a horse artillery battery in which he served 18 months. In 1864, he led a group of 16 and 17 year olds called Chrisman’s Boy Co. during the latter part of the War; they were involved at the Battle of New Market in 1864. Most of them rode white steeds, so they were also known as the White Horse Cavalry. In 1898, Major Chrisman became a founding member of the Rockingham County Historical Society.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Va.
Soldier Info: Born in Rockingham Co., VA in 1832; Died in Rockingham Co., VA in 1915
Relationship to Author: 3rd cousin 6x