34th Cavalry Battalion

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34th Cavalry Battalion, formerly the 1st Battalion Virginia Mounted Rifles, was organized in December 1862. The unit served in A. G. Jenkins', W. E. Jones', V. A. Witcher's, and B. T. Johnson's Brigade and first engaged the Federals in western Virginia. It had a force of 172 men at Gettysburg, returned to western Virginia, and then was involved in operations in East Tennessee. During April 1864, it contained 222 effectives, saw action at Piedmont, and served with Early in the Shenandoah Valley. The 34th disbanded at Lynchburg in April 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Vinson A. Witcher, and Majors John A. McFarlane and William Straton were in command.

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