to the Confederate
service: Company A, Eighteenth Virginia cavalry; captains, Haymond Taylor
(killed below Winchester
) and Job W. Parsons
; lieutenants, J. W. Parsons
and Elam Taylor
The company participated in every important action in the Shenandoah valley and northwest Virginia
. Company I, Nineteenth Virginia cavalry, Capt. Jacob W. Marshall
, Lieuts. Jacob S. Wamsley
, Jacob G. Ward
, George Gay
, killed at New Mountain
), Jacob Simmons
(both of Pocahontas
, latter killed at Shepherdstown
). This company took part in all the memorable combats in the valley and southwest Virginia
after 1863. Company C, Twentieth Virginia cavalry, Capt. Elihu Hutton
, Lieut. Eugene Hutton
The service of the company was about the same as that of the last-named.
Company F, Thirty-first Virginia infantry, was an exclusively Randolph county
Its first officers were Capt. Jacob Currence
, Lieuts. Jacob I. Hill
, George W. Saulsbury
and J. N. Potts
The company was at Laurel Hill
and Carrick's Ford, joined Stonewall Jackson
, and was with him till his death and with Lee
, when about a dozen of the company were surrendered.
From first to last the company included about 125 men, of whom less than 25 returned to their homes without wounds.
At the reorganization in 1862 the officers elected were: Capt. J. F. Harding
, and Lieuts. O. H. P. Lewis
, W. H. Wilson
and Dudley Long
(killed at Seven Pines
were each five times severely wounded.
, wounded and captured at Cedar Mountain
, was one of the prisoners held under fire at Morris island
, S. C. Harding
was promoted to major of cavalry, and Lieutenant Wilson
was the only commissioned officer from early in 1864 until in February, 1865, when he and many of his company were captured beyond Fort Stedman
, in the attack upon which they led the charge.
was taking a Federal captain to the rear when captured.
was also represented