On May 26, 1861, General Lee ordered the 28th Virginia to bring support to protecting the railroads. They arrived on May 28th, to find no troops around. They made camp at Camp Pickens, and remained until July.
On July 21st, the 28th Virginia had their first taste of battle when they engaged at the First Battle of Manassas.
For the remainder of 1861, the regiment lived a comfortable life with a steady regime of simple picket duty. This included a four day patrol every thirteen days.
Battle's in which the 28th Virginia took part of:
The Appomattox Court House was the final engagement of the war. General Lee was trying to reach his supplies in Lynchburg, but was surrounded on three sides by General Grant's army. On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant, The 28th Virginia Infantry was involved in this final battle.
- 1st Bull Run (July 21, 1861) .... 64 casualties
- Yorktown Siege (April-May 1862)
- Williamsburg (May 5, 1862) .... 47 casualties
- Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862)
- Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
- Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)
- Frayser's Farm (June 30, 1862)
- 2nd Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862)
- South Mountain (September 14, 1862)
- Antietam (September 17, 1862)
- Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
- Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) .... 333 men engaged in battle, 3 officers and 51 men surrendered
- North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
- Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
- Howlett's House (May 18, 1864)
- Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
- White Oak Road (March 31, 1865)
- Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
- Sayler's Creek (April 6, 1865)
- Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)