22nd Cavalry Regiment










22nd Cavalry Regiment completed its organization in October 1863. The unit served in W. L. Jackson's and McCausland's Brigade and confronted the Federals in Tennessee, western Virginia-, and the Shenandoah Valley. During April 1865, it disbanded. The field officers were Colonel Henry S. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel John I Radford, and Major Henry F. Kendrick

Company A - Captain Abram Fuller's Company (Formerly Captain Henry F. Kendrick's Company, and Company B, Baldwin's Squadron). This company was formed by a division of Baldwin's Squadron before February 1, 1863. Some men had enlisted as early as August 4, 1862. Men from this company were from Scott, Washington and Russell counties.
Officers were:

Hiram F. Kendrick, Captain, later Major
Abram Fuller, Captain
William P. Horton, 1st Lieutenant
Israel Burke, 2nd Lieutenant
John D. Harris, 2nd Lieutenant

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 Infantry). This company was formed, at an undetermined date, primarily from residents of Buchanan County. Gordon Rife previously served in the 34th Battalion Virignia Cavalry, and was obstensably detailed to gather deserters from that unit when he organized this company. Several men who served under Rife were deserters from the 34th, and its enigmatic leader, Vincent A. Witcher.
Officers were:

Gordon W. Rife, Captain
Jeremiah Gibson, 1st Lieutenant
John W. Wolhford, 2nd Lieutenant
Berry Compton, 2nd Lieutenant
Alfred Breeding, 2nd Lieutenant - Killed in Action

Company C - Captain John C. Stanfield's Company was organized on August 13, 1863 in Washington County. Captain Stanfield previously served in Baldwin's Squadron. This company was formed largely from men from Washington County.
Officers were:

John C. Stanfield, Captain
John B. Hamilton, 1st Lieutenant
Theophlus Dunn, 2nd Lieutenant
Robert Horton, 2nd Lieutenant

Company D - Captain Martin Ball's Company, was organized May 1, 1863. The company included some men who formerly served in the 37th Virginia Infantry. Ball had served in the Virginia State Line as a Major and many members of this company may have served there as well. Russell County was the primary source of manpower for Company D.
Officers for this company were:

Martin Ball, Captain
Joseph Boyd, 1st Lieutenant
William L. Ball, 2nd Lieutenant
John W. Ball, 2nd Lieutenant

Company E - Captain Reese M. Baldwin's Company (originally Captain William M. Baldwin's Company) formerly served in Baldwin's Squadron Virginia Cavalry or Partisan Rangers. The original company was mustered into Confederate service on August 4, 1862 from Washington and Russell Counties.
Officers were:

William Marshall Baldwin, Captain
Reese M. Baldwin, Captain
William A. Hughes, 1st Lieutenant
Philip J. Reynolds, 2nd Lieutenant
James Williams, 2nd Lieutenant

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

William W. Brown, Captain
Jess Barker, 1st Lieutenant
Granville H. Neel, 2nd Lieutenant
John T. Litz, 2nd Lieutenant
Thomas Turley, 2nd Lieutenant

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

William B. Moore, Captain
Samuel D. Lockett, 1st Lieutenant
Jacob Moore, 2nd Lieutenant/1st Lieutenant
William L. Hughley, 2nd Lieutenant
William A. Glascock, 2nd Lieutenant.

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

Balaam W. Higginbotham, Captain
Samuel W. Brooks, 1st Lieutenant
Wesley Hall, 2nd Lieutenant
Benjamin H. Helbent, 2nd Lieutenant
Robert J. Higginbotham, 2nd Lieutenant

Company I - Captain William P. Samples Company was organized August 15, 1863. Russell and Tazewell Counties furnished nearly equal numbers to this organization. The total strength known for this company indicate that the records for this company are far from complete.
William P. Samples, Captain
John C. Gillespie, 1st Lieutenant
Larkin J. Samples, 2nd Lieutenant
Robert S. Gillespie, 2nd Lieutenant

Company K - Captain Miles Apperson Francis' Company was organized August 1, 1863 from residents of Russell and Montgomery Counties.
Miles Apperson Francis, Captain
Robert T. McElwyer, 1st Lieutenant
George F. Gunter, 2nd Lieutenant
Andrew J. Lowder, 2nd Lieutenant
William T. Snider, 2nd Lieutenant

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