21st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
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- Organized in August 1862, with companies that had served in the Virginia State Line.
- The unit was assigned to W. E. Jones' and McCausland's Brigade, and in April 1864, it contained 317 effectives.
- It took an active part in various conflicts in East Tennessee, western Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley.
- During mid-April, 1865, the regiment disbanded.
- Field officers: Colonel W.E. Peters, Lieutenant Colonel David Edmundson, and Major Stephen P. Halsey.
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 C 2nd
- Company D
- Company D 2nd
- Company E
- Company E 1st
- Company E 2nd
- Company F
- Company G
- Company G 2nd
- Company H
- Company I
- Company I 2nd
- Company K
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