36th Battalion, 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 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

  • Organized in February 1863, with four companies, later increased to five.
  • The unit was assigned to A. G. Jenkins', W. E. Jones', B. T. Johnson's, and Payne's Brigade.
  • It had a force of 125 men at Gettysburg, moved to Western Virginia, and then took part in operations in East Tennessee.
  • The 36th was with McCausland at Chambersburg, served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and was active around Appomattox.
  • After cutting through the lines at Appomattox, it disbanded.
  • Major James W. Sweeney was 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 Cornelius Timothy smith)

Company B (Captain Clinton Dufield, Captain Lambert Baynes) - many men from Braxton County

Company C (Captain Morris Kirtley) - many men from Cabell and Putnam County

Company D (Captains John B. Lady and William M. Miller) - many men from near Charleston and Lewisburg County

Company E ( Captains Edwin G. Zane and James B. Morgan) (formerly Company F, 14th Virginia Cavalary)

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

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).