24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry was organized in June 1864, by consolidating eight companies of the 42nd Virginia Cavalry and two companies of Dearing's Confederate Cavalry. This unit served in General Gary's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, and fought in various conflicts around Richmond. Later it was involved in the Appomattox Campaign and surrendered with 19 officers and 144 men. Commanders were Colonel William T. Robins, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Barham, and Major John R. Robertson.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 B. W. Green, Jr's Company) (Henico Mounted Guard) (Henrico Picket Guard) - many men from Richmond
Company B (Captain William M. McGruder's Company) (Henrico Mounted Guard )
Company D (Clopton's Partisan Rangers) - many men from Middlesex County
Company E (Captain Benjamin F. Blake's Company) (first known as Captain Richard R. Hord's Company) - many men from King and Queen County, Virginia
Company G (Captain Andrew J. Rogers Company) - many men from Richmond and surrounding vicinities
Company I (Captain T. G. Barham's Company)
Company K (Captain William B. Smith's Company)
The information above is from 24th Virginia Cavalry, by Darryl Holland
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- 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.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Holland, Darryl. 24th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 128.
- Jones, C.W. In Prison at Point Lookout. Martinsville, Va.: Bulletin Print. & Pub., Co., 1800s. FHL Fiche 6082812.
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).