21st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)Edit This Page
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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 (Captains Stephen P. Halsey, George R. Appleby, Charles A. Calhoun & William H. Balthis) - many men from Company F, 4th Regiment Virginia State Line
- Company B (Captains David Edmundson, Charles Burks, Jackson Moore) - many men from Company I, 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line
- Company C
- Company E 1st (from Company B, 2nd Regiment Virginia State Line) - many men from Russell County
- Company E 2nd (formerly called 1st Company I) Captains: C. F. McDanold, William M. Cox
- Company F (Captain Frederick T. Gray) - many men from Washington County
- Company G
- Company G 2nd (Captain Armistead O.Dobyns) - many men from Floyd County, other counties represented were Franklin, Patrick and Henry
- Company H (Captain John Calhoun Summers) - Officers of this company were captured and company records were lost.
- Company I 2nd (Formerly called Company C, Captains: William J. Pasley, Alexander L. Halsey, M. V. B.Norman)
- Company K (Initially called (1st) Company D) Captains:John Mayo Oliver, andrew R. Humes
Captain Robert H. Gleaves' Company (Disbanded and members were transferred to Company K)
Captain C. C. Pack's Company: (Mustered into the 21st Cavalry, then was assigned to the 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry)
The information above is from 21 Virginia Cavalry, by John E. Olson.
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