43rd Cavalry Battalion

Transfers from other companies

Chew, Roger Preston Entered VMI in 1859 leaving in 1861. First served under Gen. Edw. Johnson in Greenbrier Co. Organized the first bat of horse art. Commanded the Art. Attached to the 7th Va. Cav. Took command of Stuart's Horse Art. in March, 1863 upon the death of Maj. John Pelham. Prom. 3-14-64 Maj. of Art. Prom. Lt. Col. 2-8-65. Commanded Horse Art. of ANV. Scouted with Whites command and the 43rd Va. Cav. during Winter 1864-5 while the Horse Art. had been dispersed to winter quarters. Inv. in A. E. Richards' Jan. 1865 attack on a B&O train below Duffield Station, Jefferson Co., W. Va. Served as Chief of Art. under Gen. Wade Hampton at the end of the war. B. 4-9-1843 in Loudoun Co. Raised in Jefferson Co., W. Va. Member of the W. Va. Legislature after the war. D. 1921.
Lawrence, James Montgomery Pvt. KIA 7-21-63 In Salem while chasing a Union cavalryman. B. 4-12-1845 the son of Sarah Lawrence. Sur. O'Bannon - Lawrence Cem. Marshall.
Rahm, Frank Henry "Red Fox 3rd Lt., Art. Co. Served with 1st Co., Richmond Howitzers. Enl. in Co. H, 9th Va. Cav. Capt. 6-30-63 at Hanover, Pa. Sent 7-8-63 to Ft. McHenry. Trans. July 1863 to Ft. Delaware. Par. 7-31-63 at Ft. Delaware and sent to City Point for exch. Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. (date unknown). Boarded at the home of Manley Iden in Scuffleburg, Fauquier Co. during Feb. 1864. Inv. in 2-22-64 fight at Dranesville. Prom. to 3rd Lt., Art. Co. about 7-28-64. Inv. in 8-13-64 Berryville Wagon Raid and 10-14-64 raid on Adamstown and Point of Rocks, Md. Capt. 10-28-64 near Snickersville, Loudoun Co. Sent 10-29-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Escaped about 12-16-64 upon trans. to Ft. Delaware. Par. 5-18-65 at Richmond. Res. Richmond. B. 12-2-1843. Attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria before the war. Attended the 1899 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Front Royal and elected 3rd Commander for the 1905 reunion in Fredericksburg. Member R. E. Lee Camp #1, UCV, Richmond. Lived at 316 Harrison Ave., Richmond in 1909. D. 3-19-1928 at the R. E. Lee Camp Soldier's Home, Richmond. Bur. Hollywood Cem., Richmond.
Shields, Pvt., Art., Co., (post-war roster).
Smith, David Laurence Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's art. at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mt. near Piedmont. Sent 11-18-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Apparently forced by Military Gov. H. H. Wells to ride in a boxcar for 5 weeks on trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown to deter Mosby from attacking the trains. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Rel. 6-2-65 at Ft. Warren. No record of taking the oath. B. Fredericksburg. Admitted 6-20-1892 to R. E. Lee Camp Soldiers Home, Richmond. Disch. 5-5-1906. Attended the 1905 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Fredericksburg. Res. Richmond. Lived in Fredericksburg in 1908 at age 62. Bur. City Cem., Fredericksburg.
Smith, W, J. Pvt., Art. Co. (post-war roster).
Snead, Edwin Bridges "Ned" Pvt., Art. Co. Served in Richmond Howitzers. Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. (date unknown), Capt. 5-9-64 in Clarke Co. Sent to Wheeling, W. Va. Age 21, 6'- 2", fair complexion, light hair dark eyes. Res. Richmond. Occ. merchant. Rec. 5-19-64 at Camp Chase. trans. 5-24-64 to City Point for exch. Par. 5-8-65 at Richmond. Boarded at Manley Iden's house in Scuffleburg, Fauquier Co. in Feb. 1864. B. 8-11-1844. Episcopal minister living in Norfolk in 1909. D. 1-4-1923. Bur. Elmwood Cem., Norfolk.
Spicer, James Albert Pvt. Art. Co. Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. in Aug. 1864. Served approx. 4 months. Trans. to Co. K, 7th Va. Inf. Capt. April 1865 near Five Forks. Imprisoned. Took oath 6-27-65 and released. B. 5-15-1844 at Slate Mills, Culpeper Co., the son of Samuel and Nancy Leave Spicer. Miller prior to the war. M. 8-22-1875 to Virginia Battle Hume and had eight children. Operated Spicer's Mill near Twyman's Comer, Madison Co. Lived after 1936 at 7115 9th St., NW. Washington, D. C. D. 2-9-1948 in Washington, D.C. Bur. Walker's Methodist Church Cem., near Twyman's Comer. Madison Co. Last surviving member of the 43rd Va. Cav.
Thrift, Benjamin Pvt., Art. Co. Par. 4-29-65 at Edward's Ferry, Md. as a member of Co. H. Member Camp 171, UCV of Washington, D. C. Attended the 1897 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Baltimore, Md. (res. Baltimore, Md.) and the 1905 reunion in Fredericksburg. Grocer living at 2924 M St., NW, Washington, D.C. in 1909. Lived in Arlington in 1920. Admitted 5-26-1920 to R. E. Lee Camp Soldier's Home, Richmond. Age 71. D. 3-21-1921 at R. E. Camp Soldier's Home. Bur. Arlington Nat. Cem., Arlington.
Wharton, Alexander G. Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's art. at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mtn. near Piedmont. Forced by military Gov. H. H. Wells to fide for several weeks in a boxcar behind the engine of trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown, Fauquier Co. to dater Mosby from attacking the trains. Sent 11-18-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Took oath 6-15-65 at Ft. Warren. 5'- 6", dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Res. Richmond.
Williams, Thomas Pvt., Art. Co. (post-war rosters).
Wood. C. F. Pvt., Art. Co. (post-war rosters).

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