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=== Brief History  ===
 
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*Organized in April 1864, by consolidating seven companies of the 41st Cavalry Battalion and two companies of O'Ferrall's Battalion.  
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*The 23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry was organized in April 1864, by consolidating seven companies of the 41st Cavalry Battalion and two companies of O'Ferrall's Battalion.&nbsp; The unit served in Imboden's Brigade and was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley.&nbsp; Disbanded during April 1865.&nbsp; Field officers were Colonel Robert White, Lieutenant Colonel Charles T. O'Ferrall, and Major Fielding H. Calmese.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
*The unit served in Imboden's Brigade and was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley.  
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*Disbanded during April 1865.  
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*Field officers were Colonel Robert White, Lieutenant Colonel Charles T. O'Ferrall, and Major Fielding H. Calmese.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
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.  
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Company A (Captain Thomas A. Triplett's Company)
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Company&nbsp;B (Captain Benjamin G. Patterson's Company) - many men from [[Rockingham_County,_Virginia|Rockingham County]]<br>
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Company C (Captain Christian Streit White's Company)
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Company D (Captain Fielding Helms Calmes' Company) - many men from [[Clarke_County,_Virginia|Clarke County]]<br>
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Company E (Captain Joshua M. Lovett's Company) - many men from [[Hampshire_County,_Virginia|Hampshire County]]<br>
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Company F&nbsp; Captain John Walter Drew's Company) - many men from [[Augusta_County,_Virginia|Augusta County]]<br>
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Company G (Captain Harrison Holt Riddleberger's Company)
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Company&nbsp; I&nbsp; (Captain Solomon K. Moore's Company)
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Company K (Captain Thomas Jackson Adams' Company)
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Company L (2nd Lt. J. H. Berry's Company)
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The information above is from ''23rd Virginia Cavalry'',&nbsp; by Richard B. Kleese.
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:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/23rd_cav_rgt_fld_staff_rost.html Field &amp; Staff]  
 
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:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/23rd_cav_rgt_rost_m.html Company M]
 
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>  
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Virginia in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*Kleese, Richard B. ''23rd Virginia Cavalry.'' Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995. {{FHL|769613|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 118}}.
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*O'Ferrall, Charles T. ''Forty Years of Active Service.'' New York: The Neale Pub. Co., 1904. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=b5S7Vu8FvUQC Google Books]; {{FHL|778548|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082811 (4 fiche)}}.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

  • The 23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry was organized in April 1864, by consolidating seven companies of the 41st Cavalry Battalion and two companies of O'Ferrall's Battalion.  The unit served in Imboden's Brigade and was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley.  Disbanded during April 1865.  Field officers were Colonel Robert White, Lieutenant Colonel Charles T. O'Ferrall, and Major Fielding H. Calmese.[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 Thomas A. Triplett's Company)

Company B (Captain Benjamin G. Patterson's Company) - many men from Rockingham County

Company C (Captain Christian Streit White's Company)

Company D (Captain Fielding Helms Calmes' Company) - many men from Clarke County

Company E (Captain Joshua M. Lovett's Company) - many men from Hampshire County

Company F  Captain John Walter Drew's Company) - many men from Augusta County

Company G (Captain Harrison Holt Riddleberger's Company)

Company  I  (Captain Solomon K. Moore's Company)

Company K (Captain Thomas Jackson Adams' Company)

Company L (2nd Lt. J. H. Berry's Company)

The information above is from 23rd Virginia Cavalry,  by Richard B. Kleese.


Field & Staff
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K
Company K 2nd
Company L
Company M


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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