35th Virginia Battalion Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized unofficially in the fall of 1862.  Battalion officially organized and designated as the 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalion on February 4, 1863, per A&IG’s office.  Finally composed of six companies.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White
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Major Franklin Mc. Myers
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Rosser’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Rosser’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Rosser’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Rosser’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Rosser’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White (on furlough in mid-September 1864)11
    • Captain Franklin Mc. Myers (while White was away)12
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  • Note: Rosser’s Brigade was ordered to the Shenandoah Valley in late September before the two-pronged Fifth Offensive commenced and set off for the Valley on September 27, 1864.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.14,15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Dearing’s (Rosser’s Old) Brigade | Rosser’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Major Franklin Mc. Myers (March 1865)20
    • Lieutenant Colonel Elijah V. White (April 1-2, 1865)21
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  • Note: When did Rosser’s Division return?  Dearing moved to take over a brigade below in late February, so late February is a possible arrival date.  More research is needed.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles22:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid (September 16, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    13. McDonald, William N.  A History of the Laurel Brigade.  Baltimore: Sun Job Printing Office, 1907, page 299.
    14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 139-140

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