18th 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 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

18th Cavalry Regiment was organized in December 1862. Most of its members had served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers (subsequently the 62nd Regiment Virginia Infantry). The unit was assigned to Imboden's and W. L. Jackson's Brigade and after participating in the Gettysburg Campaign, skirmished the Federals in western Virginia. Later it served in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded during April 1865. The field officers were Colonel George W. Imboden, Lieutenant Colonel David E. Beall, and Major Alex. Monroe. [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.

Surname Company B (Captain George W. Stump's Company) - many men from Hampshire and Hardy Counties -

Surname Company C (Captain Mathias Ginevan's Company) - many men from Hampshire County 

Surname Company D (Captain wesley Makely's Company) - many men from Warren and Shenandoah Counties

Surname Company E (Captain Abel S. Scott's Company) - many men from Hardy and Pendleton Counties 

Surname Company F (Captain Robert B. Muse's Company) - many men from Frederick and Hampshire Counties

Surname Company G (Captain William D. Ervin's Company) - many men from Bath, Highland and Pocahontas Counties

Surname Company H (Captain Francis M. Imboden's Company) - many men from Hardy and Hampshire Counties

 Company I (Captain Jacob Warden's Company) - many men from Hampshire and Lewis Counties

Company K (Captain John H. Piles' Company) - many men from Hampshire County

     The information above is from 18th Virginia Cavalry, by Roger U. Delauter.

Roster A-B
Roster E-H
 Roster I-L
 Roster M-O
 Roster P-R
 Roster S-T
 Roster U-Z



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.


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