Thanks again Danny, that was great for the company information. It did raise a couple of questions though:
1) McRea Rifles. Your info hints that this company missed Drewry's Bluff (5/64), yet the Virginia Military Dead Database from the Library of Virginia lists fatalities for thic company for that battle. Also, the company info for those men says "A(2nd)". I know companies could be shuffled around at times. Were these men actually from the McRea rifles, or another company in the regiment?
2) Company H. Your material says The Salem Artillery were detached from the Regt. But were they replaced? This from the Military History Online Civil War Geneology Database - 9th Virginia Infantry:
Name: David Francis Wells Rank: Private Company: H
David Francis Wells was a Hargrave Blue from Dinwiddie, VA. He enlisted June 11, 1861 in Petersburg, VA under Captain Arthur M. Goodwyn. Enlisted for 12 months service. Reinlisted Aprl 30, 1862 for 3 years. Admitted to Wayside Hospital/General Hospital No. 9 in Richmond, VA on Dec 9th 1863. Transferred to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond Dec 12, 1863 for pneumonia. Treated at CSA General Hospital in Danville, VA for Catarrhus Feb 29, 1864. Returned to duty March 15, 1864. August 23, 1864, admitted to CSA General Hospital, Danville, VA for chronic ulcer of the leg. Returned to duty Sept. 20, 1864. Arrives at City Point, VA (presently Hopewell, VA) on April 5, 1865 after being captured at the Battle of Five Forks on April 2, 1865. Released June 22, 1865 after signing (with an 'X') the Oath of Allegiance to the United States from Point Lookout, MD. Resident of Dinwiddie Co., VA. Complexion fair; hair light; eye blue; height 5 ft 8 in
Hargrave Blues? For every question answered another pops up I guess I'd best get the H.E Howard Book
Thanks again for the info Danny. I now know much more than I did before