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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia Gotoarrow.png   Virginia Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png   2nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

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Brief History

  • Completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William' County, Virginia, in September 1861.
  • The unit was assigned to General J. E. B. Stuart's, F. Lee's, Wickham's, and Munford's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
  • It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, and the Second Manassas and Maryland campaigns.
  • Later the unit was involved in the conflicts at Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, and Bethesda Church.
  • The 4th went on to fight in the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox.
  • It totalled 450 effectives in April 1862, and lost about three percent of the 544 engaged at Gettysburg.
  • After cutting through the Federal lines at Appomattox, it was broken up. Only 2 members were present at the surrender.
  • The field officers were Colonels Stephen D. Lee, William H. Payne, Beverly H. Robertson, William C. Wickham, and W. B. Wooldridge; Lieutenant Colonels Charles Old and Robert Randolph; and Majors Alexander M. Hobson and Robert E. Utterback.[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.

Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the city of Richmond.

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


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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