26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
- Formed in December 1864, by consolidating the 46th and 47th Battalions Virginia Cavalry.
- The unit served in W. L. Jackson's Brigade and was active in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley.
- Disbanded during the spring of 1865.
- Lieutenant Colonel Joseph K. Kesler and Major Henry D. Ruffner were in command.
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.
Company A (Captain Edmund J. Jarvis) - many men from Ritchie and Pleasants Counties, West Virginia,
Company B (Captain George J. Davisson) - many men from Lewis County, West Virginia
Company C (Captain John M. Burns) - many men from Ritchie County, West Virginia
Company D (Captain James E. Smith) - many men from Jackson County, West Virginia
Company E (Captain James M. McGuffin) - many men from Bath, Highland and Rockbridge Counties
Company F (Captain John B. Lee) - many men from Wirt and Jackson Counties, West Virginia
The information above is from 26th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong.
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).