Historical Sketch And Roster Of The Virginia 11th Cavalry Regiment

Historical Sketch And Roster Of The Virginia 11th Cavalry Regiment

by John C. Rigdon


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The Virginia 11th Cavalry Regiment was organized in February 1863, by consolidating the 17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, one company from the 24th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, and two companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.

They participated in most all of the succeeding battles in Virginia and accompanied Early on his raid into West Virginia. Just before Appomattox they were cut off from the main army and were not present for the surrender. They subsequently disbanded.

Companies of the Virginia 11th Cavalry Regiment

Company A (The Wildcat Company) - Berkeley County, some from Morgan, Jefferson and Frederick County
Company B (The Hardy Rangers) - Hardy County
Company C (The Brock's Gap Sharpshooters or The Brock's Gap Rifles) - Rockingham County
Company D (Captain Edward H. McDonald) - Hampshire County
Company E (Potomac Mounted Riflemen or Valley Mounted Riflemen) - Shenandoah and Rockbridge County
Company F (The Bath Grays) - Bath County, Virginia and Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Company G (The Bath Guards) - Bath County
Company H ( Captain A. M. Pierce) - Frederick County and Winchester
Company I (Fairfax Cavalry or chesterfield Troop) - Fairfax County
Company K (Captain O. R. Weems) - Clarke County

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543195590
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2017
Series: Virginia Regimental History Series , #3
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the American Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials in several languages and maintains the website, www.wordsrus.info.

John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.net.

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