CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
11th Cavalry Regiment was organized in February, 1863, by consolidating the 17th
Battalion Virginia Cavalry, one company from the 24th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, and two
companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and two companies of the 5th Regiment Virginia
Cavalry. The unit served in W.R. Jones', Lomax's, Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of
Northern Virginia. It was active in the conflicts at Upperville, Fairfield, Bristoe, and Mine Run.
Later the regiment participated in The Wilderness Campaign, the defense of
Richmond, and Early's Shenandoah Valley operations. It then disbanded as there were no
members of the 11th at Appomattox. The field officers were Colonels Oliver R. Funsten and
Lunsford L. Lomax, Lieutenant Colonel Matt D. Ball, and Majors William H. Harness and
Edward H. McDonald.
17th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st Battalion] was organized in June, 1862, with seven companies. The unit was assigned to B.H. Robertson's and W.E. Jones' Brigade, and fought in western Virginia and in the Maryland Campaign. During February, 1863, it merged into the 11th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver R. Funsten and Major William Patrick were in command.
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