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Brief History

The 64th Regiment Mounted Infantry was organized in December, 1862, by consolidating the 21st and 29th Battalions Virginia Infantry.  April, 1865, less than 50 disbanded. The field officers were Colonels Auburn L. Pridemore and Campbell Slemp, Lieutenant Colonel James B. Richmond, and Major Harvey Gray. [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 A (Captain Campbell Slemp's, later Captain Joshua E. Hobb's Company) - many men from Lee County

  Company B (Captain William R. Boles' Company) - many men fromLee County

  Company C1 (Captain Russell J. Mileham's Company) - many men from Lee County

  Company C2 ( Captain Auburn L. Pridemore's, later Captain William S. Webb's Company) - many men   from Lee County

  Company D1(Captain Alexander Maness' Company) - many men from Scott County

Company D2 (Captain James S. Haynes', later Captain Lexington D. Day's Company) - many men from Scott County

Company E1 (Captain George N. Tyler's Company)

Company E2 (Captain Harvey Gray's Company) - many men from Scott County

Company F1 (Renamed Company C)

Company F2 (Captain Sparrell Ratliff's Company, became Company F1) - many men from Buchanan County


  The above information is from 64th Virginia Infantry, by Jeffrey C. Weaver

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.
  • 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.
  • Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
  • Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.

References

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

 

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