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Orphan Brigade Homepage


This Table of Contents is provided as a guide to navigating the Orphan Brigade Homepage.  Only the major sections and subpages are indexed here; there are some other internal links on some of the pages that do not appear here.



  • Background of the Orphan Brigade   --  basic facts of what, who, when, &c.
  • Composition  --   organizational charts of the Brigade at various points in its history
  • Battle Honors  --  pages on various battles and campaigns of the Brigade
  • Flags, uniforms, weapons, and equipment of the Orphan Brigade
  • Sketches of Brigade subunits
  • "From the Front"  --   letters, reports, reminiscences by Brigade members
  • FAQs  --  Frequently Asked Questions

Data Page

  • Burial locations of Brigade soldiers, with searchable database
  • Photo Gallery  --   nearly 100 images of Orphan Brigade soldiers and veterans
  • Rosters of some Orphan Brigade companies

Resources for further research

Other information  --   Guestbook and Chat section




Comments to page authors:

Geoff Walden: enfield577 (at)
Laura Cook
: lcook62 (at)

All contents copyright 1996-2014, Geoff Walden, Laura Cook. All rights reserved.   No text or photos may be reproduced without the permission of the owners.  We gratefully acknowledge the generous permission of the owners in allowing us to show their images and other information on this page.