34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)Edit This Page

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Brief History

  • Formerly the 1st Battalion Virginia Mounted Rifles, was organized in December, 1862.
  • The unit served in A.G. Jenkins', W.E. Jones', V.A. Witcher's, and B.T. Johnson's Brigade and first engaged the Federals in western Virginia. It had a force of 172 men at Gettysburg, returned to western Virginia, then was involved in operations in East Tennessee.
  • During April, 1864, it contained 222 effectives, saw action at Piedmont, and served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • The 34th disbanded at Lynchburg in April, 1865.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vinson A. Witcher, and Majors John A. McFarlane and William Straton were in command.
  • AKA - Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles [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 & 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).

 

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