37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Battalion, Partisan Rangers) (Confederate)Edit This Page
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- Organized in August 1862, as Dunn's Partisan Rangers.
- The battalion contained four companies and in November was changed to regular cavalry.
- It was assigned to W. E. Jones', McCausland's and W. L. Jackson's Brigade. During April, 1864, it totaled 300 effectives and by June had increased its strength to ten companies.
- It was involved in various operations in western Virginia and East Tennessee, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley.
- The unit disbanded in mid-April, 1865.
- Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose C. Dunn and Major J. R. Claiborne were in command.
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.
Company A ( Captains James R. Claiborne and George T. Williams) - many men from Franklin County
Company B (Captain A. C. Earle) - many men from Pickens County, South Carolina
Company C ( Captain William Cabell Reeves Tapscott)
Company D ( Captain Louis W. Bourn) - many men from Grayson and Carroll County, Virginia and Surry County, North Carolina
Company E (Captains Edgar C. Phelps and William C. Dunn)
Company F (Captain Meredith T. Norman) - many men from Surry County
Company G ( Captain Edward T. Bridges) - many men from Fanklin County
Company H (Captain William H. Payne) - many men from Dublin Depot
Company I (Captain Ezekiel Young) - many men from Grayson and Carroll County
Company K (Captain Crocket C. Pack) - transferred from Swann's Battalion and included men from Russell and Tazewell County
The information above is from36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry, by J. L. Scott.
- Field & Staff
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).