5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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5th Cavalry Regiment was organized in June, 1862, using the 2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties. On November 8, 1864, it was consolidated with the 15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.<br>Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.<br>Predecessor Unit:<br>2nd Cavalry Battalion was formed in May, 1862, with six companies and appears to have been a command of scouts. A month later four companies were added and the unit became the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Lieutenant Colonel H. Clay Pate was in commandBrief History.
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp; [[Virginia Military Records|Virginia Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Virginia in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp; 2nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry''  
 
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Company A (Princess Anne Cavalry) - many men from [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne County]]
 
 
Company B (Light Guard or St. Bride's Cavalry) - many men from [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk County]]
 
 
Company C (Sussex Light Dragoons) - many men from [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex County]]
 
 
Company D ( Petersburg Cavalry or Light Dragoons) - many men from [[Petersburg,_Virginia|Petersburg]]&nbsp;
 
 
Company E ( Surry Cavalry) - many men from [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County]]
 
 
Company F ( Prince George Cavalry or Dragoons) - many men from [[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George County]]
 
 
Company G (Nasemond Cavalry) - many men from [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond County]]
 
 
Company H (Southampton Cavalry) - many men from [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton County]]
 
 
Company &nbsp;I (Chesapeake Light Cavalry) - many men from [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne County]]
 
 
The information above is from ''5th Virginia Cavalry'', by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
 
  
 
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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.  
 
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 (Princess Anne Cavalry
 
 
Company B (Light Guard or St. Bride's Cavalry) - many men from Norfolk County
 
 
Company D (Petersburg Cavalry or Light Dragoons) - many men from Petersburg
 
 
Company E (The Surry Cavalry) - many men from Surry
 
 
Company F (Prince George Cavalry)
 
 
Company F 1st
 
 
&nbsp;Company F 2nd
 
 
&nbsp;Company F 3rd
 
 
Company G ( Nasemond Cavalry)
 
 
Company H Southampton Cavalry - many men from Southampton County
 
 
Company I (Captain Edward Burroughs)
 
 
&nbsp;Company K
 
 
The information above is from ''5th Virginia Cavalry'', by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
 
 
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*The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.
 
*The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.
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*Field and Staff - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_fld_staff.html Roster]
 
*Field and Staff - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_fld_staff.html Roster]
  
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*Company B - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_b.html Roster]
  
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*Company C - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_c.html Roster]
  
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*Company D - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_d.html Roster]
  
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*Company E - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_e.html Roster]
  
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*Company F - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f.html Roster]
  
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*Company F 1st - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_1st.html Roster]
  
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*Company F 2nd - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_2nd.html Roster]
  
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*Company F 3rd - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_3rd.html Roster]
  
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*Company G - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_g.html Roster]
  
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*Company H - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_h.html Roster]
  
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*Company I - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_i.html Roster]
  
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*Company K - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_k.html Roster]
  
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The information above is from ''5th Virginia Cavalry,'' by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
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Revision as of 21:06, 26 October 2011

Contents

Brief History


Companies

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

Brief History

  • Organized in June 1862, using the 2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus.
  • It was assigned to W. H. R Lee's, F. Lee's, Lomax's, and Payne's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
  • On November 9, 1864, it was consolidated with the 15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.
  • Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.
  • The field officers were Colonels Reuben B. Boston, H. Clay Pate, and Thomas L. Rosser; Lieutenant Colonel James H. Allen; and Majors Beverly B. Douglas, John Eells, Cyrus Harding, Jr., and John W. Puller.[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.

  • The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.


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).