62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry
62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry completed its organization in September, 1862. The unit was composed of infantry and cavalry until December when the cavalry companies united with other companies to form the 18th Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers, and at times the 62nd Partisan Rangers, the 62nd Infantry, and Imboden’s Partisan Rangers. The command was mounted during the latter part of 1863 and served in Imboden’s Brigade. It fought in western Virginia, was active in the Gettysburg Campaign, then participated in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. The regiment took part in Early’s operations and disbanded in April, 1865.
Its commanders were Colonels John D. Imboden and George H. Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Robert L. Doyle and David B. Lang, and Majors Houston Hall and George W. Imboden.
[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Barbour, Braxton, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, Webster
62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry – National Park Service
62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry – The Civil War in the East
62nd Virginia Infantry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Roger U. Delauter, H.E. Howard Publishing, 1988.
62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 257-258, entry #396.
62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pp. 140-141.