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18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment

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  • Pvt. Zachary Taylor Chenoweth, (CSA) (1847 - 1893)
    Z.T. Chenoweth was born September 13, 1847 and was one of a family of thirteen children. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Companies A and H, 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment...
  • Colonel George W. Imboden (CSA) (1836 - 1922)
    Colonel George W. Imboden was born June 25, 1836 at Christian Creek, Augusta County, Virginia the son of George (1793-1874) and Isabella Wonderlick (1803-1884) Imboden. He attended Staunton Academy, ...
  • Capt. Simon Walter Swisher (CSA) (1839 - 1910)
    Simon Swisher served in Company K, 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and Company G, 114th Virginia Militia Infantry Regiment.
  • Pvt.(CSA), Jonas Lawrence (1800 - 1865)
    Birth: 1800 Virginia, USA Death: 1865 Circleville Pendleton County West Virginia, USA 1860 Census has him living in what at the time was called Mt. Freedom which is now nearest Circleville, Pendlet...
  • 1st Sgt. Beverly Nathanial Lockhart (CSA) (1835 - 1917)
    Son of Josiah E. & Elizabeth Caroline (Triplett) Lockhart. CSA- Co. D 33rd. Virginia Infantry, Mountain Rangers. CSA- 1st. Sgt. Co. F 18th. Va. Cav. Beverly Lockhart served in the Confederate A...

The 18th 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 with the Army of Northern Virginia, in southwest Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley.

18th Cavalry Regiment was organized in December, 1862. Most of its members had served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers (subsequently the 62nd Virginia Infantry Regiment).

The unit was assigned to Imboden's and W.L. Jackson's Brigade and after the participating in the Gettysburg Campaign, skirmished the Federals in western Virginia. Later it served in the Shenandoah Valley and disbanded during April, 1865.

The field officers were Colonel George W. Imboden, Lieutenant Colonel David E. Beall, and Major Alexander W. Monroe.