2nd Cavalry Battalion

2nd Cavalry Battalion was organized at Staunton, Virginia, in September, 1863, with six companies. After serving as partisan rangers, it was mustered into Confederate service in May, 1864. It fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, then late in 1864 moved to West Virginia to operate with Captain J.H. McNeill's Rangers. Lieutenant Colonel Harry W. Gilmor commanded this unit.

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