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|unit_name= 33rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry<br/> 1st Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
 
|unit_name= 33rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry<br/> 1st Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
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|caption= Flag of Virginia, 1861
 
|caption= Flag of Virginia, 1861
 
|dates= January 1863 &ndash; April 1865
 
|dates= January 1863 &ndash; April 1865
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|role= [[Cavalry]]
 
|role= [[Cavalry]]
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|battles=[[American Civil War]]: [[Battle of Gettysburg]]-[[Battle of Cloyd's Mountain]]-[[Valley Campaigns of 1864]]
 
|battles=[[American Civil War]]: [[Battle of Gettysburg]]-[[Battle of Cloyd's Mountain]]-[[Valley Campaigns of 1864]]
 
|disbanded= April 1865
 
|disbanded= April 1865
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The '''17th 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 southwestern Virginia, and in the [[Shenandoah Valley]].
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The '''17th 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 southwestern Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley.
 
Virginia’s 17th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Salem, Virginia, in January, 1863, by consolidating the '''33rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry''' with three new companies.
 
 
It was assigned to Jenkins' and McCausland's Brigade, was active in the Gettysburg Campaign, then returned to western Virginia. The regiment fought at Cloyd's Mountain, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox.
 
   
 
Virginia’s 17th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Salem, Virginia, in January, 1863, by consolidating the '''33rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry''' with three new companies.
 
It was assigned to Jenkins' and McCausland's Brigade, was active in the Gettysburg Campaign, then returned to western Virginia. The regiment fought at Cloyd's Mountain, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox.
 
There were 241 engaged at Gettysburg and during February, 1864, it contained 311 effectives. In April, 1865, it disbanded at Lynchburg. The field officers were Colonel William H. French, Lieutenant Colonel William C. Tavenner, and Major Frederick F. Smith.
 
There were 241 engaged at Gettysburg and during February, 1864, it contained 311 effectives. In April, 1865, it disbanded at Lynchburg. The field officers were Colonel William H. French, Lieutenant Colonel William C. Tavenner, and Major Frederick F. Smith.
   
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*{{USGovernment|sourceURL=[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], ''National Park Service}}
 
*{{USGovernment|sourceURL=[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], ''National Park Service}}
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Latest revision as of 15:56, 14 December 2019

33rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
1st Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Flag of Virginia (1861–1865).svg
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active January 1863 – April 1865
Disbanded April 1865
Country Confederacy
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Role Cavalry
Engagements American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg-Battle of Cloyd's Mountain-Valley Campaigns of 1864

The 17th 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 southwestern Virginia, and in the Shenandoah Valley.

Virginia’s 17th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Salem, Virginia, in January, 1863, by consolidating the 33rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry with three new companies. It was assigned to Jenkins' and McCausland's Brigade, was active in the Gettysburg Campaign, then returned to western Virginia. The regiment fought at Cloyd's Mountain, was with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox. There were 241 engaged at Gettysburg and during February, 1864, it contained 311 effectives. In April, 1865, it disbanded at Lynchburg. The field officers were Colonel William H. French, Lieutenant Colonel William C. Tavenner, and Major Frederick F. Smith.

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