11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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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 11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

  • Organized in February 1863, by consolidating the 17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, one company from the 24th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, and two companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
  • The unit served in W. E. Jones', Lomax's, Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
  • It was active in the conflicts at Upperville, Fairfield, Bristoe, and Mine Run. Later the regiment participated in The Wilderness Campaign, the defense of Richmond, and Early's Shenandoah Valley operations.
  • It then disbanded as there were no members at Appomattox.
  • Field officers: Colonels Oliver R. Funsten and Lunsford L. Lomax, Lieutenant Colonel Matt D. Ball, and Majors William H. Harness and Edward H. McDonald.[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 and Staff
Company A  (The Wildcat Company) - many men from Berkeley County, some from Morgan, Jefferson and Frederick County
Company B  (The Hardy Rangers) - many men from Hardy County
Company C  (The Brock's Gap Sharpshooters or The Brock's Gap Rifles) - many men from Rockingham County
Company D  (Captain Edward H. McDonald) - many men from Hampshire County
Company E  (Potomac Mounted Riflemen or Valley Mounted Riflemen) - many men from Shenandoah and Rockbridge County
Company F  (The Bath Grays) - many men from Bath County, Virginia and Pocahontas County,  West Virginia
Company G  (The Bath Guards) - many men from Bath County
Company H   ( Captain A. M. Pierce) - many men from Frederick County and Winchester
Company I     (Fairfax Cavalry or chesterfield Troop) - many men from Fairfax County
Company K    (Captain O. R. Weems) - many men from Clarke County

    The information above is from 11th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong

Other Sources

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


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