Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
LCol. L. T. Brien
The 1st Virginia Cavalry was composed of 12 pre-war Virginia Militia companies. It's Colonels included J.E.B. Stuart, "Fitz" Lee, and "Grumble" Jones. John S Mosby was a trooper in the regiment early in the War. The Regiment fought in the Shenandoah Valley in 1861, at Bull Run, in Stuart's ride around McClellan, at Catlett's Station, Brandy Station, Kelly's Ford, Gettysburg, the Buckland "Races", Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania Court House, Yellow Tavern, Haw's Shop, Nance's Shop, Cold Harbor, Reams' Station, Front Royal, Winchester, Waynesboro, Five Forks, and Appomattox Court House - as well as numerous smaller engagements.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
See the Alfred Waud illustration of the Regiment on the Campaign.
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
More on the Web
See a nice page about the uniforms and equipment of the men of the Regiment from Jim Peden.
References & Notes
Source: a brief History of the 1st Cavalry - posted online by Robert H. Moore, II.
We have 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|B||Pvt||Gageby, John N.||Died 00/00|
|F||Pvt||Harris, George W.||Died 00/00|
|F&S||LCol||Brien, Luke Tiernan|
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