26th 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 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

  • Formed in December 1864, by consolidating the 46th and 47th Battalions Virginia Cavalry.
  • The unit served in W. L. Jackson's Brigade and was active in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Disbanded during the spring of 1865.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Joseph K. Kesler and Major Henry D. Ruffner were in command.[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.

Company A (Captain Edmund J. Jarvis) - many men from Ritchie and Pleasants County, West Virginia, 

Company B (Captain George J. Davisson) - many men from Lewis County, West Virginia

Company C (Captain John M. Burns) - many men from Ritchie County, West Virginia

Company D (Captain James E. Smith) - many men from Jackson County, West Virginia

Company E (Captain James M. McGuffin) - many men from Bath, Highland and Rockbridge Counties

Company F (Captain John B. Lee) - many men from Wirt and Jackson County, West Virginia

The information above is from 26th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong.


Other Sources

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


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