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Brief History

The 10th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry was organized in May, 1862. The commanders were Colonels Robert A. Caskie, William B. Clement, and J. Lucius Davis; Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah S. McGruder; and Major J. Travis Rosser. [1]

The 10th Regiment was formerly called the 1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion, and 8th Battalion. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Many of the men were from Richmond and Albemarle, Rockingham, and Henrico counties.
  • Company A (Caskie's Mounted Rangers) - many men from Richmond and Henrico County
  • Company B (Carolina Rangers)
  • Company C (Captain William W. Flood's Company)
  • Company D ( Wise Mounted Guard) - many men from Richmond
  • Company E (1st)( Jennings Wise Hussars) - many men from Richmond
  • Company F (Albermarle Rangers) - many men from Albemarle County
    Company G (The Jackson Rangers) - many men from Jackson County
  • Company H ((Valley Rangers) - many men from Rockingham County
    Company  I (Henrico Light Dragoons) formerly of the 4th Regiment of Cavalry 
    Company K ( Rosser's Mounted Rangers, Virginia Rangers, or Texas Rangers) - many men from Franklin County
  • The information above is from 10th Virginia Cavalry, by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
  • Rosters:
Field and Staff
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company E 1st
Company E 2nd
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo). Miscellaneous papers, 1672-1865, now first printed from the manuscript in the collections of the Virginia Historical Society : comprising charter of the Royal African Co., 1672; report on the Huguenot settlement, 1700; papers of George Gilmer, of "Pen Park," 1775-1778; orderly book of Capt. George Stubblefield, 1776; career of the iron-clad Virginia, 1862; memorial of Johnson's Island, 1862-4; Beale's Cav. Brigrade Parole, 1865. (Richmond [Virginia] : Virginia Historical Society, 1887), FHL book 975.5 H2 Digital and FHL book 975.5 H2cv new ser. v. 6


  1. 1.0 1.1 National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 November 2010).


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