14th Virginia Cavalry
14th Virginia Cavalry was organized in September, 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson’s Squadron Virginia Cavalry. The tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies. 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.
The field officers were Colonels James Cochran and Charles E. Thorburn, Lieutenant Colonels Robert A. Bailey and John A. Gibson, and Majors B. Frank Eakle and George Jackson.
[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Boone, Calhoun, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Roane
14th Virginia Cavalry – National Park Service
14th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Robert J. Driver, Jr., H.E. Howard Publishing, 1988.
14th Virginia Cavalry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 123-127, entry #213.
14th Virginia Cavalry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 55-56.
14th Virginia Cavalry – excerpts from regimental history.