36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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Brief History

  • Organized in February 1863, with four companies, later increased to five.
  • The unit was assigned to A. G. Jenkins', W. E. Jones', B. T. Johnson's, and Payne's Brigade.
  • It had a force of 125 men at Gettysburg, moved to Western Virginia, and then took part in operations in East Tennessee.
  • The 36th was with McCausland at Chambersburg, served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and was active around Appomattox.
  • After cutting through the lines at Appomattox, it disbanded.
  • Major James W. Sweeney was in command.

Companies

Field & Staff
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E

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