24th 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 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

  • 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.[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.

Field & Staff
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 C (Captain John K. Littleton's Company of Virginia Partisan Rangers, also known as Chesapeake Rangers) - many men from Gloucester and King and queen Counties 
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
Company F (Captain L. W. Allen's Company) - many men from Caroline and King and Queen Counties
Company G (Captain Andrew J. Rogers Company) - many men from Richmond and surrounding vicinities
Company H (Captain William J. Hamlett's Company) - many men from Henry and Patrick Counties
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

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


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