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Brief History

  • 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.

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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.

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

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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