37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Battalion, Partisan Rangers) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
- The 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry was organized in August 1862, as Dunn's Partisan Rangers. The battalion contained four companies and in November was changed to regular cavalry. It was assigned to W. E. Jones', McCausland's and W. L. Jackson's Brigade. During April, 1864, it totaled 300 effectives and by June had increased its strength to ten companies. It was involved in various operations in western Virginia and East Tennessee, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. The unit disbanded in mid-April, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose C. Dunn and Major J. R. Claiborne were in command.
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 ( Captains James R. Claiborne and George T. Williams) - many men from Franklin County
Company B (Captain A. C. Earle) - many men from Pickens County, South Carolina
Company C ( Captain William Cabell Reeves Tapscott)
Company E (Captains Edgar C. Phelps and William C. Dunn)
Company F (Captain Meredith T. Norman) - many men from Surry County
Company G ( Captain Edward T. Bridges) - many men from Franklin County
Company H (Captain William H. Payne) - many men from Dublin Depot
The information above is from36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry, by J. L. Scott.
- Field & Staff
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).