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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
Sussex Light Dragoons. [from the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, Sept. 18, 1897.] A roll of this gallant organization. Something of its history. The following is the original roll of the Sussex Light Dragoons: Captain, Benjamin W. Belshes; First Lieutenant, George H. Dillard; Second Lieutenant, William W. Blow; Junior Second Lieutenant, P. S. Parker; First Sergeant, H. Q. Moyler; Second Sergeant, Thomas A. Dillard; Third Sergeant, E. T. Thornton; Fourth Sergeant, William L. Adkinsent in to the Adjutant-General's office for preservation as State records. From this record the following is copied: The above Company H, 13th Virginia Cavalry, was originally organized in January, 1861, as The Sussex Light Dragoons, Captain Belshes commanding, at Waverly, Sussex county, Va. The services of this company were tendered by one of its officers to Major-General Taliaferro, of the Virginia militia, April 19, 1861, he having just taken charge at Norfolk. On April 21st the com