Confederate Regiments




Va. State Line and Other Units

Guerilla Units

37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry

37th Virginia Cavalry Battalion was organized in August, 1862, as Dunn’s Partisan Rangers. The battalion contained four companies and in November was changed to regular cavalry. It was assigned to W.E. Jones’, McCausland’s and W.L. Jackson’s Brigade. During April, 1864, it totalled 300 effectives and by June had increased its strength to ten companies. It was involved in various operations in western Virginia and East Tennessee, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. The unit disbanded in mid-April, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose C. Dunn and Major J.R. Claiborne were in command.

[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]

West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Jackson

37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry – National Park Service

36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by J.L. Scott, H.E. Howard Publishing.

37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 141-142, entry #238.

37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 67-68.