9th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
9th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Johnson's) was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.
It surrendered 1 officer and 26 men. The field officers were Colonels Richard L.T. Beale, John E. Johnson, William H.F. Lee, and Thomas Waller; Lieutenant Colonel Meriwether Lewis; and Major Samuel A. Swann. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company B (Caroline Light Dragoons) - Many men from Caroline County.
Company F (Essex Light Dragoons) - Many men from Essex County.
Records[edit | edit source]
- Brock, R.A. Miscellaneous Papers, 1672-1865, Now First Printed from the Manuscript in the Collections of the Virginia Historical Society: Comprising Charter of the Royal African Co., 1672; Report on the Huguenot Settlement, 1700; Papers of George Gilmer, of "Pen Park," 1775-1778; Orderly Book of Capt. George Stubblefield, 1776; Career of the Iron-clad Virginia, 1862; Memorial of Johnson's Island, 1862-4; Beale's Cav. Brigrade Parole, 1865. Richmond, Va.: Virginia Historical Society, 1887. FHL Book 975.5 H2cv new ser. v. 6.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Beale, G.W. A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army. Boston, Mass.: Gorham Press, 1918. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082803 (3 fiche).
- Beale, R.L.T. History of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry, in the War Between the States. Richmond, Va.: B.F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082804 (3 fiche).
- Krick, Robert K. 9th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 2.
- Moncure, E.C. Reminiscences of the Civil War. 1914?. FHL Fiche 6082805.
- Royall, William L. Some Reminiscences. New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1909. FHL Fiche 6082806 (3 fiche).
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Ninth Virginia Regiment of Cavalry. Regimental history, rosters.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).