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