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Brief History

This unit was organized in September 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry.  The 14th continued the fight in Western Virginia, took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and disbanded in April 1865.  Field officers: Colonels James Cochran and Charles E. Thorburn, Lieutenant Colonels Robert A. Bailey and John A. Gibson, and Majors B. Frank Eakle and George Jackson.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men most often enlisted in a company recruited in the county where they lived. If not found in their home county, then, one should look in adjacent counties. Additionally, after many battles, companies might be combined. 

Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen) - many men from Greenbrier County

 Company B (Charlotte Cavalry) - many men from Charlotte County.
Initially organized in May 1861. Reorganized in May 1862. It is reported that it served for a time as an unorganized command known as Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry. Captains were John G. Smith, John G. Smith, and Edwin Edmunds Bouldin.

 Company C (Valley Cavalry or Rangers) - many men from Rockbridge, Augusta and Highland Counties

  Company D (Jenkins Guards) - many men from Greenbrier County

  Company E (Captain Absalom Knott's Company) - many men from Calhoun County

  Company F (Captain James B. Morgan's Company) - many men from Boone County

  Company F (2nd)(Captain William t. Smith's Company) - many men from Montgomery County and Roanoke County

  Company G (Border Rangers) - many men from Montgomery County and Roanoke County

Company H (Second Rockbridge Dragoons) - many men from Rockbridge County

  Company  I (Churchville Cavalry) - many men from Augusta County

  Company K (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2) - many men from Greenbrier County

  Company  L (Captain John T. Bland's Company) - many men from Braxton and Nicholas Counties

  Company M (Braxton Dragoons) - many men from      

  Company N (Night Hawk Rangers) - many men from Roane, Jackson, Wirt and Wood Counties

     The information above is from 14th Virginia Cavalry, by Robert J. Driver, Jr.


  • The tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies.
Field and Staff


Company A 
Company B 
Company C  
Company D 
Company E  
Company F  
Company F2nd 
Company G   
Company H  
Company I   
Company K  
Company L  
Company M 

          


            

Records

  • Brock, R.A. 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, Va.: Virginia Historical Society, 1887. FHL Book 975.5 H2cv new ser. v. 6.

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.

References

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

 

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