16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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Brief History

  • Formed at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia, in January 1863, by consolidating six companies of Ferguson's Battalion with four companies of Caldwell's Battalion.
  • The unit was assigned to Jenkins' and McCausland's Brigade and fought in western Virginia, including the conflict at Droop Mountain.
  • Later it saw action at Gettysburg, returned to western Virginia, then participated in various engagements in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • This regiment had 265 men in action at Gettysburg, and during February 1864, there were 163 present for duty.
  • It disbanded in April 1865.
  • Field officers: Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham, and Major James H. Hounnan.

Companies

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

Sources