14th Virginia Cavalry

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14th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Flag of Virginia (1861-1950).png
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active September 1862 – April 1865
Disbanded April 1865
Country Confederacy
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Role Cavalry
Engagements Western Virginia Campaigns
Valley Campaigns of 1864
Battle of Five Forks

The 14th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.

Virginia's 14th Cavalry Regiment was organized in September, 1862, with nine companies, some of which had previously served in Jackson's Squadron Virginia Cavalry, the tenth company was made up of surplus men of the other companies.

The unit was attached to Jenkins', Echols', and McCausland's Brigade, it skirmished in western Virginia, then saw action at Droop Mountain and Lewisburg.

During January 1864, it had 29 officers and 424 men present for duty, the 14th continued the fight in Western Virginia, took part in the operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and disbanded in April 1865. The field officers were Colonels James Cochran and Charles E. Thorburn, Lieutenant Colonels Robert A. Bailey and John A. Gibson, and Majors B. Frank Eakle and George Jackson. A Union soldier, Private James F. Adams, was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the regiment's state flag during an engagement at Nineveh, Virginia, on November 12, 1864.[1]

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  1. ^ "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.