Unit Citations

Members of the 21st Virginia, F Company with former Virginia governor Douglas L. Wilder.

"Your gift at this crucial moment in the life of The American Civil War Center, when we are just getting off the ground as a museum and education center, is tremendously import to us. We are now in a new era of operations and programming for K-12 students and adults. . Since the Grand Opening of our exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty on October 7, immediate feedback from visitors and from national and local media has been overwhelmingly positive. We are enormously grateful for your financial support of a place where all Americans can explore the causes, course and legacies of the Civil War and gain a greater understanding of our shared national heritage.
-H. Alexander Wise, Jr President, The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.

"Once again F Co provided great assistance for our event. Thank you all for coming, I heard a lot of nice comments from visitors. In December I'll be in touch about planning for 2017 events. And please keep us in mind for your annual meeting
Bert Dunkerly
Park Ranger, Richmond National Battlefield Park & Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site-September 26, 2016

"Your donation in the amount of $200 has arrived safely. You probably already know that the Richmond Battlefields Association is involved in its biggest project to date. We are committed to paying for a significant piece of the final purchase price for a 40 acre parcel at the Frayser's Farm/Glendale battlefield. . Please remember that your money is not carelessly spent. Virtually every penny of this donation will be applied directly toward the purchase of that historic ground. Our all-volunteer, non-profit organization exists for precisely this purpose: to take the individual wishes of Civil War battlefields enthusiasts around the country and translate them into collective action around Richmond. Thanks for helping to make that happen. . We are most grateful for your help."
-Julie A. Krick, President Richmond Battlefields Association

"It was a pleasure to count your fine company among my complement of soldiers. Their training and martial bearing are a credit to yours and your subalterns' good leadership. From what I observed you have a splendid lot of men, upon whom you may rely."
-Lt. Col. Greg Gallion, 2nd Battalion Longstreet's Corps

“On behalf of Richmond National Battlefield Park, I would like to thank F Company for its fantastic support of the Cold Harbor Anniversary [2005] program… Your stop on the candlelight tour was mentioned specifically by visitors and staff alike. Your unit's ability to create the illusion of what it may have been like in the trenches at Cold Harbor is tremendous… I look forward to working with the members of F Company in the future.”
-Edward P. Sanders,National Park Service, Richmond National Battlefield Park

"The 21st was a part of the 1st Battalion, Longstreets Corps [at Gettysburg 2005] under my command. Please pass on my compliments to Capt. Ramsey and the boys of the 21st Virginia Company F for a super job on and off the field. … I do hope that the 21st will fall in with Longstreets Corps again. Once again it was a pleasure working with Capt. Ramsey and his boys..."
-Jerry Markham, Capt.11th Virginia Vol. Inf. Company "G" (Brevet Col. - Longstreets Corps - 1st Battalion Commander)

"As this year comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank you for your faithful and generous support. With your help the Civil War Preservation Trust has realized victories that would not have been possible with out you...It has never been more important to remember who we are as Americans than today. Our Civil War battlefields are poignant memorials to the sacrifices that were made for the freedoms that we enjoy and they must be preserved. Thank you once again. Your remarkable generosity makes CWPT stronger and better able to ensure success of this mission."
-James Lighthizer, President, Civil War Preservation Trust

"My name is Jessica ... and you helped me with my National History Day project on the Confederate Signal Corps. I went to the district competition and I get to go on to the state competition in May. I just wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me."
-Jessica

"The 21st Virginia F Company's desire for authenticity, precision and respect for all those who fought is evident and appreciated by those of us who are just learning. You and your men honor the memory of those who went before all of us."
-MaCalah Iverson

"Please accept my deepest thanks for your (the 21st Virginia) recent generous donation of $500.00 to the Civil War Preservation Trust toward our Cedar Mountain Appeal. This is your 3rd payment toward a $2000.00 pledge for acre #99. Your commitment to preserving this hallowed ground and your support of our mission is a source of inspiration, and I commend you for it. Last year, CWPT members like you helped save over 2,000 acres of irreplaceable battlefields... Thank you once again for your valuable support. Because of you, future generations of Americans will be able to fully experience some of our nation's most important places."
- James Lighthizer, President, Civil War Preservation Trust

"I...recognize your unit as second to none in the ranks of Confederate re-enactors. Company F does honor to the gallant soldiers...who sacrificed their lives for their heartfelt beliefs... ...Your striving for authenticity in uniforms and in military skills is of tremendous significance in presenting the truth about the Confederate soldier."
-Brian C. Pohanka, Historian, Author (Time-Life Civil War Series), Historical Consultant (Civil War Journal/TV Series)

"I want to thank...the men of the 21st Virginia for an outstanding program at the Bushong Farm this past weekend. Our guests loved the program and as always with (the 21st Va.) the highest educational standards of our park were met and exceeded."
-Ed Merrell, Director, New Market Battlefield Historical Park, New Market, VA

"..the 21st's knowledgeable and enthusiastic efforts helped attract... visitors to the Cold Harbor and Gaines' Mill battlefields. I was particularly impressed with your program on the Civil War soldier ...The unit's interpretative skills added significantly to the visitor's understanding and appreciation of the battlefield. It goes without saying that this type of program can only exist at Richmond NBP with the help and dedication of qualified volunteers such as the 21st."
-Michael Andrus, National Park Service, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond, VA.

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