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Company C, Ninth Virginia cavalry, C. S. A. [from the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, February 9, 1896.]

Its Roster and gallant record.

Company C, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, was organized in Westmoreland county, and named in honor of General Harry Lee, of the Revolution, ‘Lee's Light Horse.’ It was mustered into service at Montross on May 23, 1861. The survivors of the company were among the last troops engaged in action at Appomattox, and escaped from the field without surrendering. The roll is as follows:


Thomas S. Garnett, first captain, promoted colonel of Forty-eighth Virginia infantry; killed at Chancellorsville. R. L. T. Beale, second captain; twice wounded. John N. Murphy, third captain; resigned. John W. Hungerford fourth captain; killed at Middleburg. Charles C. Robinson, fifth captain; wounded and captured at Upperville. George W. Beale, first lieutenant, twice wounded. A. G. Dade, second lieutenant; promoted major in commissary department. W. W. Murphy, second lieutenant; resigned. John T. Stewart, second lieutenant; killed in Charles City county. Lawrence Washington, second lieutenant; severely wounded. Ro. B. Lewis, second lieutenant, twice wounded.

Non-commissioned officers.

Richard Washington, first sergeant; killed near Hagerstown. Stephen C. Hardwick, first sergeant; killed at Nance's Shop. Thomas W. B. Edwards, first sergeant; captured. Henry Benson, sergeant; John W. Branson, sergeant; severely wounded. Gordon F. Bowie, corporal; wounded in Charles City county. John Graham, corporal; died in service. W. C. Marmaduke, corporal; captured. John Critcher, corporal; promoted colonel, Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry. George B. Carroll, corporal; killed at Nance's Shop. Henry C. Baker, corporal.



Thomas Arnold, transferred to Company I, B. B. Ashton, killed at Gettysburg, Charles H. Ashton, Benjamin Atwill, wounded, Thomas B. Baber, Ellison Barber, Thomas Barber, killed at Brandy Station, Burton B. Bates, died in service, Eugene Battaile, wounded, Albert Beale, B. B. Beale, killed in Dinwiddie, Richard Beale, wounded, Richard S. Beale, died in service, Robert Beale, Robert H. Beale, Ham Bisham, killed at Hatcher's Run, Benjamin Branson, accidentally wounded, James Brook, Horace A. Brooks, captured and imprisoned in Fort McHenry till close of the war, B. B. Brown, killed at Nance's Shop, Edwin D. Brown, severely wounded and discharged, John N. Brown, killed in Dinwiddie, Thomas Brown, Thomas Callahan, Richard H. Chandler, wounded, Edwin C. Claybrook, captured, Benjamin Courtney, Bushrod Courtney, David C. Courtney, James R. Courtney (bugler), W. Hank Courtney, Wm. W. Chewning, John Combs, Abraham Cox, captured, Ephraim F. Cox, killed, Eugene Crabbe (courier), Tasker Crabbe, Joseph Crask (ambulance driver, Selden Crask, discharged, Rhody Douglas, Philip Dozier, died in service, William R. Dozier, discharged, Charles Edwards (color-bearer), wounded, George Eliff, discharged, James English, Thomas English, T. W. G. Evans, blacksmith, Charles Everett. William H. Franklin, died of wounds received at Hanover, Pa., J. J. Garland, died in service, Philander George, John Gordon, killed, Chester Gouldin, killed near Reams' Station, Jesse Gouldman, severely wounded at Hatcher's Run, Joseph R. Gregory, captured, Levi Gregory, discharged, Thomas P. Greenlaw, severely wounded at Upperville, Frederick Griffith, William Guthrie, discharged, George Gutridge, wounded and captured at Upperville, W. Octavus Gutridge, killed, Joseph Haislin, James Hall, Luther Hall, drowned, Shelton B. Hall, discharged, Hackman Haynie, died in service, Benjamin Hardwick, John W. Harvey, Mungo P. Harvey, ordnance sergeant, James R. Holliday, Richard Hunter, killed at Charles City county,——Hutt, Ogle Hutt, Steptoe D. Hutt, discharged, James Jenkins, wounded accidentally, Charles W. Jett, killed at Brandy Station, Lucius L. Jett, Thomas Jett, badly wounded in foot at Brandy Station, Toucey Jett, regimental bugler, wounded at Brandy Station, William Jett, severely wounded, Philip Johnson, William Johnson, Churchwell Jones, Robert Kennedy, Benjamin King, R. S. Lawrence, wounded at Fredericksburg, David Lowe, [332] Robert A. Marshall, Julian J. Mason, promoted as aid to General Fields, Thomas H. Massey, substituted, Chapman Maupin, transferred to engineers, George McKenney, discharged, James McKenney, discharged, Lucius McKildoe, wounded, Jeter Montgomery, Joseph J. Moone, wounded, James Morris, wagoner, Robert Murphy, John Neale, killed at Ashland, Benjamin Owens, W. W. Palmer, wounded at Gettysburg, captured, Richard Payne, Edward Porter, wounded, Edward F. Porter, Henry Porter, killed at Nance's Shop, J. Horace Porter, R. Louis Porter, Joseph A. Pullen, John Purcell, died in service, Broaddus Reamy, James Reamy, killed at Sailors' Creek, William A. Reamy, killed at Nance's Shop, Emmett Reed, Clarence Rice, Robert Wilbur Rice, William Rice, James Robb, Charles Rust, transferred to Company H, John Rust, died of wounds, William R. Rust, severely wounded at Gettysburg, Coral Robertson, William W. Rose, killed, Robert A. Sanfard, wounded, Robert Self, John Settle, Robert Spilman, severely wounded at Ashland, Thomas M. Spilman, Bruce Stringfellow, severely wounded, Hansford Sutton, disabled by a fall, and discharged, John E. Sturman, William Smith, died in service, Garvin C. Taliaferro, adjutant of the regiment, leg fractured, and amputated at Barbee's Cross-Roads, Henry Thrift, wounded, Joseph Thrift, discharged, Robert L. Talent, died in service, Charles Taylor, Henry Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Robinson Taylor, Charles Turner, severely wounded at Upperville, Henry Turner, James Walker, discharged, Milton M. Walker, William M. Walker, severely wounded in Dinwiddie, Ro. J. Washington, wounded, promoted adjutant, William A. Weaver, killed near Shepherdstown, F. D. Wheelwright, discharged, F. D. Wheelwright, Jr., wounded, Thomas C. Wheelwright, wounded, J. N. Wright, wounded after being captured, M. U. F. Wright, wounded and captured, J. J. Yeatman, died of injuries received in service, Oscar Yeatman.

The above list shows a total enlistment of 175 men, of whom 36 were wounded, 26 killed, and 1 died in service, Of the whole number, about 70 are living, and over 100 are dead.

G. W. B.

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