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- 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.
- The unit served in W. E. Jones', Lomax's, Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
- It was active in the conflicts at Upperville, Fairfield, Bristoe, and Mine Run. Later the regiment participated in The Wilderness Campaign, the defense of Richmond, and Early's Shenandoah Valley operations.
- It then disbanded as there were no members at Appomattox.
- Field officers: Colonels Oliver R. Funsten and Lunsford L. Lomax, Lieutenant Colonel Matt D. Ball, and Majors William H. Harness and Edward H. McDonald.
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 B (The Hardy Rangers) - many men from Hardy County
Company C (The Brock's Gap Sharpshooters or The Brock's Gap Rifles) - many men from Rockingham County
Company D (Captain Edward H. McDonald) - many men from Hampshire County
Company G (The Bath Guards) - many men from Bath County
Company I (Fairfax Cavalry or chesterfield Troop) - many men from Fairfax County
Company K (Captain O. R. Weems) - many men from Clarke County
The information above is from 11th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong.
The information above is from 11th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
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