|37th Battalion, Virginia Volunteer Cavalry|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||August 1862 – April 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Valley Campaigns of 1864|
The 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry was a cavalry battalion raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly in western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Virginia's 37th Cavalry Battalion was organized in August, 1862, as Dunn's Partisan Rangers. The battalion contained four companies and in November was changed to regular cavalry. It was assigned to W.E. Jones', McCausland's and W.L. Jackson's Brigade. During April, 1864, it totalled 300 effectives and by June had increased its strength to ten companies. It was involved in various operations in western Virginia and East Tennessee, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. The unit disbanded in mid-April, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose C. Dunn and Major J.R. Claiborne were in command.
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