14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)Edit This Page
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- Organized in September 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry.
- The unit was attached to Jenkins', Echols', and McCausland's Brigade.
- It skirmished in western Virginia, then saw action at Droop Mountain and Lewisburg.
- During January 1864, it had 29 officers and 424 men present for duty.
- 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.
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 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 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 M (Braxton Dragoons) - many men from
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.
- 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.
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