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Brief History

18th Cavalry Regiment was organized in December 1862. Most of its members had served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers (subsequently the 62nd Regiment Virginia Infantry). The unit was assigned to Imboden's and W. L. Jackson's Brigade and after participating in the Gettysburg Campaign, skirmished the Federals in western Virginia. Later it served in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded during April 1865. The field officers were Colonel George W. Imboden, Lieutenant Colonel David E. Beall, and Major Alex. Monroe. [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.

Company B (Captain George W. Stump's Company) - many men from Hampshire and Hardy Counties -

Company C (Captain Mathias Ginevan's Company) - many men from Hampshire County 

Company D (Captain Wesley Makely's Company) - many men from Warren and Shenandoah Counties

Company E (Captain Abel S. Scott's Company) - many men from Hardy and Pendleton Counties 

Company F (Captain Robert B. Muse's Company) - many men from Frederick and Hampshire Counties

Company G (Captain William D. Ervin's Company) - many men from Bath, Highland and Pocahontas Counties

Company H (Captain Francis M. Imboden's Company) - many men from Hardy and Hampshire Counties

Company I (Captain Jacob Warden's Company) - many men from Hampshire and Lewis Counties

Company K (Captain John H. Piles' Company) - many men from Hampshire County

     The information above is from 18th Virginia Cavalry, by Roger U. Delauter.

Roster A-B
RosterC-D
Roster E-H
 Roster I-L
 Roster M-O
 Roster P-R
 Roster S-T
 Roster U-Z 

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.
  • Duffey, J.W. McNeill's Last Charge: An Account of a Daring Confederate in the Civil War. Winchester, Va.: The Geo. F. Norton Publishing Co., 1912. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082809.

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.

References

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

 

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