10th Virginia Cavalry

HISTORY

10th Cavalry Regiment, formerly called 1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion, and 8th Battalion, was organized in May, 1862. Many of th emen were from Richmond and Albermarle, Rockingham, and Henrico counties. The unit served in Hampton’s, W.H.F. Lee’s, Chambliss’, and Beale’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. After fighting in the Seven Days’ Battles, it saw action at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, and Mine Run. The regiment was involved in The Wilderness Campaign, the defense of Richmond and Petersburg, and the Appomattox Courthouse operations. It took 236 effectives to Gettysburg and surrendered with 3 officers and 19 men. Its commanders were Colonels Robert A. Caskie, William B. Clement, and J. Lucius Davis; Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah S. McGruder.

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

10th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by R.J. Driver, Jr., H.E. Howard Publishing.