14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia Gotoarrow.png   Virginia Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 4th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

  • Organized in September 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry.
  • The unit was attached to Jenkins', Echols', and McCausland's Brigade.
  • It skirmished in western Virginia, then saw action at Droop Mountain and Lewisburg.
  • During January 1864, it had 29 officers and 424 men present for duty.
  • The 14th continued the fight in Western Virginia, took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and disbanded in April 1865.
  • Field officers: Colonels James Cochran and Charles E. Thorburn, Lieutenant Colonels Robert A. Bailey and John A. Gibson, and Majors B. Frank Eakle and George Jackson.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

  • The tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies.
Field and Staff

Company A  (White's Mounted Riflemen) - many men from Greenbrier County
Company B   (Charlotte Cavalry) - many men from Charlotte County
Company C   (Valley Cavalry or Rangers) - many men from Rockbridge, Augusta and Highland Counties
Company D   (Jenkins Guards) - many men from Greenbrier County
Company E   (Captain Absalom Knott's Company) - many men from Calhoun County
Company F   (Captain James B. Morgan's Company) - many men from Boone County
Company F2nd  (Captain William t. Smith's Company) - many men from Montgomery and Roanoke Counties
Company G    (Border Rangers)  - many men from Montgomery and Roanoke Counties
Company H   (Second Rockbridge Dragoons) - many men from rockbridge County
Company I    (Churchville Cavalry) - many men from Augusta County
Company K   (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2) - many men from Greenbrier County
Company L   (Captain John T. Bland's Company) - many men from Braxton and Nicholas Counties
Company M   (Braxton Dragoons) - many men from Braxton County

           Company N    (Night Hawk Rangers) - many men from Roane, Jackson, Wirt and Wood Counties

            The information above is from 14 virginia Cavalry, by Robert J. Dri ver, Jr.

Other Sources

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.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).