22nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA - Clifton's Collectibles Genealogy

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22nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Bowen's Virginia Mounted Riflemen 

The 22nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry, also known as Bowen's Regiment Virginia Mounted Riflemen was organized on 27 October 1863, with ten companies.The 22nd was was raised by Colonel Henry S. Bowen, former Colonel of the 188th, Tazewell County Militia. Companies 'A' & 'E' of the regiment previously served in William Baldwin's Squadron Virginia Partisan Rangers, therefore some men served for the most or the duration of the war. The 22nd was one of the last Confederate cavalry units to be raised in Southwest Virginia.  This unit served in W. L. Jackson's and McCausland's Brigade and confronted the Federals  in Tennessee, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. The 22nd Cavalry disbanded in April 1865.  Field officers were: Colonel Henry H. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Radford, and Major Henry F. Kendrick. Briader General William L. jackson
Brig. Gen.  William L. Jackson
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Brig. Gen. John McCausland
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Company A: Captain Abram Fuller's Company, was formerly Captain Henry F. Kendrick's Company, and Company B, Baldwin's Squadron. This company was formed by part of Baldwin's Squadron before 1 February 1863. Some of these men had enlisted as early as 4 August  1862. Men from this company were from Russell, Scott, and Washington Counties.

Company B: Captain Gordon W. Rife's Company (Previously Company F(2), 21st Battalion, Infantry and for a short time Company F(1),64th Virginia Mounted Infantry. It is not known exactly when the formation took place. The personnel were mainly residents of Buchanan County. Rife had previously served in the 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. It is presumed he was to amass deserters from the 34th Regiment.

Company C: Captain John C. Stanfield's Company was organized on 13 August 1863 in Washington County. Captain Stanfield had previously served in Baldwin's Squadron. This company was formed mostly from men residing in Washington County.

Company D: Captain Martin Ball's Company, was organized 1 May 1863. The company included some men who formerly had served in the 37th Virginia Infantry. The preponderance of the men enlisting into this company lived in Russell County.

Company E: Captain Reese M. Baldwin's Company originally served in Baldwin's Squadron. The original company, (Captain William M. Baldwin's Company), was mustered into Confederate service on 4 August 1862. Most of these men where from Russell and Washington   Counties.

Company F: Was Captain William Washington Brown's Company. This company was organized by 8 August 1863 and were men from Tazewell County.

Company G: Captain William O. Moore's Company was organized 1 August 1863, primarily from residents of Wythe County, with significant numbers from Carroll, Grayson, and other surrounding counties.

Company H: Captain Balaam W. Higginbotham's Company, formed by former members of the 188th Militia of Tazewell County, in which Higginbotham was a captain. The date of organization of this company was 15 August 1863. Most members of this company were residents of Tazewell County, Virginia. Some were from Smyth County.

Company I: Captain William P. Samples Company was organized 15 August 1863, with Russell and Tazewell Counties furnishing almost equal numbers to this group.

Company K: Was Captain William P. Samples' Company. This group was  organized 15August  1863 from men residing in Russell and Tazewell Counties. 

Confederate Cavalry Horse

Roster of the men of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry with familial connections*


Name Enlisted Rank Company Place Film
CS cartridge belt buckle Clifton, Irvin (? Cliften, Irving) 26 August 1863 Private A Russell County #382, Roll 11
CS cartridge belt buckle Cole, Sampson 10 September 1863 Private H Washington County #382, Roll 11
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, Alfred ? Private D Russell County 1860 Census
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, Creed F. ? Private Washington County
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, Henry J. 10 October 1863 Private D Russell County
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, Jefferson 1 August 1863 Private K Montgomery County
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, Pryor 10 October 1863 Private D Russell County
CS cartridge belt buckle Dye, William 10 October 1863 Private D Russell County
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, John ? Private C Washington County #282, Roll 39
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, Levi 14 July 1863 Private C Washington County #382, Roll 39
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, M. J. C. 1 July 1863 4th Sergeant G Wythe County #382, Roll 39
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, Moses M. ? Private H Tazewell County #382, Roll 39
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, Robert F. 4 August 1862 Private E Russell County #382, Roll 39
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, William. 4 August 1862 Private E, C Russell County
CS cartridge belt buckle Mitchell, William 1 May 1863 Private D Russell County
*This roster lists men related to Neale. Further research may provide more men to be honored as having served and fought in behalf of their families, properties, honor, and beliefs.
At this time there are several excellent sources available on the Internet  evoking the historical memories of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry. We suggest you check these sites for more information. We decided providing the information again would be redundant. We do hope our presentation will help those researchers interested in some of the valiant men listed above.

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                    References:
                    22nd VIRGINIA CAVALRY  By Jeffery Weaver.   Howard, 1991 Lynchburg, Virginia
                    UNITS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY By Joseph H. Crute, Jr.  Durwent Books 1987 Midlothian, Virginia
                    Several websites with information about the men of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA

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