23rd Virginia Cavalry
23rd Virginia Cavalry was organized in April, 1864, by consolidating seven companies of the 41st Cavalry Battalion and two companies of O’Ferrall’s Battalion. The unit served in Imboden’s Brigade and was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. It disbanded during April, 1865.
The field officers were Colonel Robert White, Lieutenant Colonel Charles T. O’Ferrall, and Major Fielding H. Calmese.
[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Hampshire, Hardy, Mercer
23rd Virginia Cavalry – National Park Service
23rd Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Richard B. Kleese, H.E. Howard Publishing.
23rd Virginia Cavalry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pg. 134, entry #225.
23rd Virginia Cavalry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 62-63.