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Units 1st through 4th

  • 4th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Gouchland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the city of Richmond.
    After cutting through the Federal lines at Appomattox, it was broken up. Only 2 members were present at the surrender.

Units 5th through 11th

  • 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    5th Cavalry Regiment was organized in June, 1862, using the 2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties. On November 8, 1864, it was consolidated with the 15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.
    Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.
    Predecessor Unit:
    2nd Cavalry Battalion was formed in May, 1862, with six companies and appears to have been a command of scouts. A month later four companies were added and the unit became the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
  • 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)
    5th Cavalry Regiment, Provisional Army was organized near Norfolk, Virginia, in July, 1861. The men were recruited at Petersburg and in the counties of Princess Anne, Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Nansemond, and Southampton. It served in the Department of Norfolk until May, 1862, when three companies were assigned to the 14th Battalion and seven companies merged into the 16th Battalion Virginia Cavalry.
  • 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Completed its organization in November, 1861, at Manassas, Virginia. Men of this unit were raised in Loudoun, Rappahannock, Clarke, Rockingham, Pittsylvania, Fairfax, Halifax, Fauquier, and Orange counties.
    Only 3 men surrendered on April 9, 1865, as most of the cavalry cut through the Federal lines and later disbanded.
  • 7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)
    Was organized during the late spring of 1861. Ten companies formed the 12th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, seven became the 17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, one transferred to the 14th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and one became J.W. Carter's Battery.
    Later the regiment was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and disbanded in mid-April, 1865. None of its members were at Appomattox on April 9.
  • 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    8th Cavalry Regiment was organized early in 1862 with nine companies but increased its number to eleven to July. Many of the men were recruited in Smyth, Nelson, Kanawha, and Tazewell counties.
    None were included in the surrender at Appomattox because it had cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.
  • 9th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)
    9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.
    It surrendered 1 officer and 26 men.
  • 11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Was organized in February, 1863, by consolidating the 17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, one company from the 24th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, and two companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and two companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
    It then disbanded as there were no members of the 11th at Appomattox.
    Predecessor unit:
    17th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st Battalion] was organized in June, 1862, with seven companies. During February, 1863, it merged into the 11th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.

Units 12th through 17th

  • 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Was organized at Conrad's Store, Virginia, in June, 1862, with companies from the 7th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, (also called 10th Regiment).
    During mid-April, 1865, it disbanded.
  • 13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate)
    Was formed in July, 1862, using the 16th Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. The men were from Petersburg and the counties of Southampton, Sussex, Prince George, Surry, and Nansemond.
    This regiment had 298 men in action in Gettysburg and surrendered on April 9, 1865, with 10 officers and 78 men.
  • 14th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Burroughs') (Confederate)
    Was organized in May, 1862, with four companies (also called Chesapeake Battalion). It included three companies from the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, Provisional Army.
    In September it was consolidated with the 15th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
  • 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry. The tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies.
    Disbanded in April, 1865.
  • 15th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    15th Cavalry Regiment was formed in September, 1862, by consolidating the 14th and 15th Battalions Virginia Cavalry. On November 8, 1864, was absorbed by the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
  • 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    16th Cavalry Regiment was formed at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia,in January, 1863, by consolidating six companies of Ferguson's Battalion with four companies of O. Caldwell's Battalion.
    It disbanded in April, 1865.
  • 17th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    17th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Salem, Virginia, in January, 1863, by consolidating the 33rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry with three new companies.
    In April, 1865, it disbanded at Lynchburg.

Units 18th through 26th

  • 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    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).
    It served in the Shenandoah Valley and disbaned during April, 1865.
  • 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized in June, 1864, by consolidating eight companies of the 42nd Virginia Cavalry and two companies of Dearing's Confederate Cavalry.
    It was involved in the Appomattox Campaign and surrendered with 19 officers and 144men.
    Predecessor unit:
    42nd Cavalry Battalion was organized in September, 1863, by consolidating the 32nd and 40th Battalions Virginia Cavalry.
    June 1864, it merged into the 24th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.

Units 27th through 39th

  • 32nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    32nd Cavalry Battalion was organized in November, 1862, with two companies. The unit served in the Department of Richmond until September, 1863, when it merged into the 42nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry.
  • 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    35th Cavalry Battalion was organized in Janaury, 1862, by adding companies to E.V. White's Cavalry Company. Containing six companies, it was assigned to W.E. Jones', Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia.
    Later it was active in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded during April, 1865.
  • 39th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    39th Cavalry Battalion (also called Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides, and Couriers) was organized with two companies, later increased to four.
    On April 9, 1865, it contained 1 officer and 80 men.

Units 40th through 47th

  • 44th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    44th Infantry Battalion [also called Petersburg City Battalion] was formed in November, 1863, at Petersburg, Virginia. It contained three companies and later expanded to five. The unit served in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, then Company B was assigned as Provost Guard and Companies A,C, D, and F to General Archers' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
    The unit contained 167 men in September, 1864, and surrendered with 6 officers and 52 men.

Units A through Y

  • Mullins', see 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)

 

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