5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
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- Organized in June 1862, using the 2nd Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus.
- It was assigned to W. H. R Lee's, F. Lee's, Lomax's, and Payne's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
- The unit participated in the Seven Days' Battles, the Second Manassas and Maryland campaigns, and the conflicts at Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, and Mine Run.
- Later it was involved at The Wilderness and Cold Harbor, and in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations.
- On November 9, 1864, it was consolidated with the 15th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and redesignated the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry Consolidated.
- This command took part in the defense of Petersburg and saw action around Appomattox.
- Only 150 men were engaged at Gettysburg and 2 surrendered at Appomattox as most cut through the Federal lines and disbanded.
- The field officers were Colonels Reuben B. Boston, H. Clay Pate, and Thomas L. Rosser; Lieutenant Colonel James H. Allen; and Majors Beverly B. Douglas, John Eells, Cyrus Harding, Jr., and John W. Puller.
- The men were from Petersburg and Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Randolph, and James City counties.
- Field and Staff
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company F 1st
- Company F 2nd
- Company F 3rd
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K