The Virginia 12th Cavalry Regiment [also called 10th Regiment] was organized at Conrad's Store, Virginia, in June, 1862, with ten companies from the 7th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. The unit served in W.E. Jones', Rosser's, and J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought in Northern Virginia, in the Maryland Campaign, at Brandy Station, then was involved in various conflicts in the western part of Virginia. The regiment continued the fight at Bristoe and Mine Run, in the battles around The Wilderness and Cold Harbor, and in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley. During mid-April, 1865, it disbanded.
Colonel Asher W. Harman, Lieutenant Colonels Richard H. Burks and Thomas B. Massie, and Major John L. Knott
The rosters of this unit contains the names of 2197 men.
Company B (Robert W. Baylor Company; aka Baylor Light Horse) - Charles Town, Jefferson County
Company C (John H. Ford Company) - Winchester Frederick County
Company D (John L. Knott Company) - Shepherdstown, Jefferson County
Company E (James Marshall Company) - New Market, Warren County
Company G (A. Murat Willis Company) - Sperryville, Rappahannock County
Company H (Emanuel Sipe Company) - Harrisonburg, Rockingham County
Company I (Thomas Massie Company) - Conrad's Store, Warren County
Company K (Israel P. Rinker Company) - Woodstock, Shenandoah County
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