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The first Cavalry Regiment.

This company, with eleven other companies, constituted then the 1st Regiment of cavalry, and was commanded by Colonel J. E. B. Stuart until after First Manassas, in which battle he charged Heintgelman's Zouaves with Company D and the Loudoun company. The gallant Lieutenant David H. Allen was killed, F. H. Calmes and Magner were wounded in this charge, and nine men of the Loudoun company killed. Shortly after that battle Stuart was made brigadier-general, and Captain William E. Jones was made colonel, and assumed command of the regiment. The 6th was then forming, and lacked two companies of having a quota, while the 1st had too many. In August, 1861, General Stuart permitted the Clarke and Rockingham companies to decide by vote whether to go to the 6th or remain in the 1st. They elected to go into the 6th, which was officered by Colonel Charles W. Field, Lieutenant-Colonel Julian Harrison, Major J. Grattan Cabell, and John Allen, Adjutant. Shortly afterwards Colonel Field was made brigadier, and assigned to the command of an infantry brigade. Major Thomas Stanhope Flournoy was then made colonel, and, after the Valley Campaign, resigned. Cabell E. Flournoy, who had been made major, became lieutenant-colonel, and John Shack Green, major. In 1863 Julian Harrison was made colonel, but being badly wounded the day he took command, at Brandy Station, never came back again to the regiment.

Cabell E. Flournoy then became colonel, Green, lieutenant-colonel, and Daniel T. Richards, major. After a while Green resigned, Richards became lieutenant-colonel, and D. A. Grimsley, major. After Colonel Cabell Flournoy was killed (two days before second Cold Harbor), Richards became colonel, Grimsley, lieutenant-colonel, and J. A. Throckmorton, major. These gallant officers were leading their men to battle when the banner of the Confederacy was forever furled.


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