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11th Virginia Cavalry, (CSA)

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  • (CSA), John Monroe Blue (1834 - 1903)
    John Monroe Blue (March 25, 1834 – June 30, 1903), a prominent member of the 11th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
  • Capt.(CSA), William Naylor McDonald (1834 - 1898)
    CSA: Co. G. 2nd Va. Inf. Co. D 11th Va. Cav. Born in Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia. Received Master's Degree from University of Virginia and became a professor of Belles-letters in the Unive...
  • Major (CSA), Edward McDonald (1832 - 1912)
    CSA: Major Comany D, 11th Virginia Cavalry Born one late October day in Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia being the fourth child and second son of Colonel Angus W. and Leacy Anne (Naylor) McDona...
  • (CSA), Harry Peake McDonald (1848 - 1904)
    Excerpted from Flora McDonald's book, The Glengary McDonalds: "Harry Peake McDonald, the oldest son of Angus W. and Cornelia (Peake) McDonald, was born in Romney April 14th, 1848, and named for his...
  • Sgt.(CSA), George Harvey Hulvey (1844 - 1920)
    On 6 May 1864 he lost his left arm at the Battle of the Wilderness as a member of the 11th Regiment of Virginia Cavalry. After the War, he became a successful teacher, then principle in Rockingham. Fro...

The 11th 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 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 Virginia Cavalry Regiment.

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.

The 17th Cavalry Battalion (also called 1st Battalion) was organized in June, 1862, with seven companies. The unit fought in western Virginia and in the Maryland Campaign. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver R. Funsten and Major William Patrick were in command.