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35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry Organized in January 1862, by adding companies to E. V. White's Cavalry Company. Containing six companies, it was assigned to W. E. Jones', Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. This unit skirmished in western Virginia and during the Gettysburg operations remained in the state. Later it was active in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded during April 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White, and Majors George M. Ferneyhough and Franklin M. Myers were in command.[1]

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 Frank Myers'Company) (formerly White's Rebels)

Company B (Chiswell's Maryland Exiles)

Company C (Captain R. B. Grubb)

Company D ( Captain James Trayhern's Company)

Company E (Captain John H. Grabill's Company) - many men from Page and Shenandoah County

Company F Captain George N. Ferneyhough's Company)

The information above is from 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, by John E. Divine.

Field & Staff
Company A
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H    

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). <br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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. <br>
  • Bushong, Millard K. General Turner Ashby and Stonewall's Valley Campaign. Waynesboro, Va.: McClung Companies, 1992, c1980. FHL Book 975 M2bu.
  • McDonald, William Naylor. A History of the Laurel Brigade: Originally the Ashby Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and Chew's Battery. n.p.: K.S. McDonald, 1907. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082784 (6 fiche).
  • McDonald, William Naylor. A History of the Laurel Brigade: Originally the Ashby Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and Chew's Battery. n.p.: K.S. McDonald, 1907. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082784 (6 fiche) and Gaithersburg, Maryland : Olde Soldier Books, 1987), FHL book 975.5 M2mw.
  • Myers, Frank M. The Commanches: A History of White's Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Brig., Hampton Div., A.N.V., C.S.A. Baltimore, Md.: Kelly, Piet & Co., 1871. FHL Fiche 6082813 (5 fiche).

National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).