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=== Brief 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''  
 
Company A (Princess Anne Cavalry) - many men from Princess Anne County
 
 
Company B (Light Guard or St. Bride's Cavalry) - many men from Norfolk County
 
 
Company C (Sussex Light Dragoons) - many men from Sussex County
 
 
Company D ( Petersburg Cavalry or Light Dragoons) - many men from Petersburg County
 
 
Company E ( Surry Cavalry) - many men from Surry County
 
 
Company F ( Prince George Cavalry or Dragoons) - many men from Prince George County
 
 
Company G (Nasemond Cavalry) - many men from Nasemond County
 
 
Company H (Southampton Cavalry) - many men from Southampton County
 
 
Company &nbsp;I (Chesapeake Light Cavalry) - many men from Princess Anne County
 
 
The information above is from ''5th Virginia Cavalry'', by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
 
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
*Organized in June 1862, using the [[2nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry|2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as]] its nucleus.  
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This Unit was organized in June 1862, using the [[2nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry|2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as]] its nucleus.&nbsp; It was assigned to W. H. R Lee's, F. Lee's, Lomax's, and Payne's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.&nbsp; On November 9, 1864, it was consolidated with the [[15th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry|15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment]] and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.&nbsp; Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.&nbsp; 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.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
*It was assigned to W. H. R Lee's, F. Lee's, Lomax's, and Payne's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.  
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*On November 9, 1864, it was consolidated with the [[15th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry|15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment]] and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.  
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*Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.  
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*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.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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
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*The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.
  
Company B (Light Guard or St. Bride's Cavalry) - many men from Norfolk County
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*Field and Staff - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_fld_staff.html Roster]
  
Company D (Petersburg Cavalry or Light Dragoons) - many men from Petersburg
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*Company A - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_a.html Roster]
  
Company E (The Surry Cavalry) - many men from Surry
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*Company B - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_b.html Roster]
  
Company F (Prince George Cavalry)
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*Company C - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_c.html Roster]
  
Company F 1st
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*Company D - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_d.html Roster]
  
&nbsp;Company F 2nd
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*Company E - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_e.html Roster] (Many men from King and Queen County)
  
&nbsp;Company F 3rd
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*Company F - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f.html Roster]
  
Company G ( Nasemond Cavalry)
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*Company F 1st - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_1st.html Roster]
  
Company H Southampton Cavalry - many men from Southampton County
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*Company F 2nd - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_2nd.html Roster]
  
Company I (Captain Edward Burroughs)
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*Company F 3rd - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_3rd.html Roster]
  
&nbsp;Company K
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*Company G - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_g.html Roster]
  
The information above is from ''5th Virginia Cavalry'', by Robert J. Driver, Jr.
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*Company H - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_h.html Roster]&nbsp;
  
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*Company I - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_i.html Roster] with many men from [[Nelson_County,_Virginia|Nelson County]]
  
*The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.
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*Company K - [http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_k.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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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_a.html Roster]
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_b.html Roster]
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below). <br>
  
*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_c.html Roster]
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
  
*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_d.html Roster]
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*[[Virginia in the Civil War|Virginia in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
 
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_e.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_1st.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_2nd.html Roster]
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**[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_f_3rd.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_g.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_h.html Roster]
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*[http://ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/rosters/5th_cav_rgt_rost_i.html Roster]
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*&nbsp;[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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National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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[[Category:Virginia_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Virginia_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Latest revision as of 22:12, 13 December 2011

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Contents

Brief History

This Unit was 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.
  • Company E - Roster (Many men from King and Queen County)


Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
  • 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.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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