18th Virginia Cavalry
18th Virginia Cavalry was organized in December, 1862. Most of its members had served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers (subsequently the 62nd Regiment Virginia Infantry). The unit was assigned to Imboden’s and W.L. Jackson’s Brigade and after the participating in the Gettysburg Campaign, skirmished the Federals in western Virginia. Later it served in the Shenandoah Valley and disbaned during April, 1865. The field officers were Colonel George W. Imboden, Lieutenant Colonel David E. Beall, and Major Alex. Monroe.
[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Hampshire, Hardy, Lewis, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker
18th Virginia Cavalry – National Park Service
18th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Roger U. Delauter, Jr., H.E. Howard Publishing, 1985.
18th Virginia Cavalry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pg. 131, entry #220.
18th Virginia Cavalry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 59-60.
Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, Virginia.