43rd 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 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

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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
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K
Unknown Companies
Transfers from other companies


  • Muster Rolls, Etc., 1861-1865. MSS., Fauquier County, Virginia Courthouse (Warrenton, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 31637 Item 3.
  • Soldiers of Virginia who fought in her defence in the war between the states, 1861-1865: Muster Rolls: troops of cavalry, companies of artillery, and companies of infantry, organized, recruited or enlisted, in whole or in part, in the city of Lynchburg during the war between the states. MSS, Lynchburg City Courthouse (Lynchburg, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 1994905 Item 1.

Other Sources

  • Crawford, J. Marshall. Mosby and His Men: A Record of the Adventures of that Renowned Partisan Ranger, John S. Mosby, Colonel C.S.A.: Including the Exploits of Smith, Chapman, Richards, Montjoy, Turner, Russell, Glasscock, and the Men Under Them. New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1867. FHL Fiche 6082815 (5 fiche).
  • Keen, Hugh C. and Horace Mewborn. 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Mosby's Command. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 92.
  • Rahm, Frank H. Reminiscences of His Capture and Escape from Prison and Adventures within the Federal Lines. Richmond, Va.: D. Murphy, Printer, 1895. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082822.
  • Richards, Adolphus Edwards. Monument Unveiled, September 23, 1899 at Front Royal, Virginia: In Memory of Seven of Mosby's Men Who were Executed After Surrundering. Richmond, Va., 1899? FHL Fiche 6082823.
  • Williamson, James Joseph. Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender, from the Diary of a Private, Supplemented and Verified with Official Reports of Federal Officers and Also of Mosby, with Personal Reminiscences, Sketches of Skirmishes, Battles and Bivouacs, Dashing Raids and Daring Adventures, Scenes and Incidents in the History of Mosby's Command Containing Over 200 Illustrations, Including Portraits of Many of Mosby's Men and of Federal Officers with Whom They Came in Contact, Views, Engagements, etc.; Maps of Mosby's Confederacy and Localities in which He Operated; Muster Rolls, Occupation and Present Whereabouts of Surviving Members. New York: R.B. Kenyon, 1896. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082826 (6 fiche).

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