16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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=== Brief History ===
  
 
*Formed at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia, in January 1863, by consolidating six companies of Ferguson's Battalion with four companies of Caldwell's Battalion.  
 
*Formed at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia, in January 1863, by consolidating six companies of Ferguson's Battalion with four companies of Caldwell's Battalion.  
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*This regiment had 265 men in action at Gettysburg, and during February 1864, there were 163 present for duty.  
 
*This regiment had 265 men in action at Gettysburg, and during February 1864, there were 163 present for duty.  
 
*It disbanded in April 1865.  
 
*It disbanded in April 1865.  
*Field officers: Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham, and Major James H. Hounnan.
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*Field officers: Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham, and Major James H. Hounnan.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
  
=== Companies ===
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
  
:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/16th_cav_rgt_rost_fld_staff.html Field and Staff]
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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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:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/16th_cav_rgt_rost_a.html Company A]  
 
:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/16th_cav_rgt_rost_b.html Company B]  
 
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:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/16th_cav_rgt_rost_k.html Company K]
 
:[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/16th_cav_rgt_rost_k.html Company K]
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=== Other Sources  ===
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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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Contents

Brief History

  • Formed at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia, in January 1863, by consolidating six companies of Ferguson's Battalion with four companies of Caldwell's Battalion.
  • The unit was assigned to Jenkins' and McCausland's Brigade and fought in western Virginia, including the conflict at Droop Mountain.
  • Later it saw action at Gettysburg, returned to western Virginia, then participated in various engagements in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • This regiment had 265 men in action at Gettysburg, and during February 1864, there were 163 present for duty.
  • It disbanded in April 1865.
  • Field officers: Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham, and Major James H. Hounnan.[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.

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


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).