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Brief History

  • 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.[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 (The Wildcat Company) - many men from Berkeley County, some from Morgan, Jefferson and Frederick County

 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 E (Potomac Mounted Riflemen or Valley Mounted Riflemen) - many men from Shenandoah and Rockbridge County

Company F (The Bath Grays) - many men from Bath County, Virginia and Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Company G (The Bath Guards) - many men from Bath County

Company H ( Captain A. M. Pierce) - many men from  Frederick County and Winchester

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.

Field and Staff
Company A 
Company B 
Company C 
Company D 
Company E 
Company F  (
Company G 
Company H  
Company I    
Company K   

    The information above is from 11th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong

Other Sources

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


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


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