|64th Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||December 1862 – April 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War|
|Colonel Auburn L. Pridemore|
The 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment, raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, served as an infantry regiment, a cavalry regiment, and a mounted infantry (dragoon) unit. It fought mostly in western Virginia and Tennessee.
The 64th Regiment Virginia Mounted Infantry was organized in December 1862, by consolidating the 21st and 29th Battalions Virginia Infantry. Prior to September 1, 1863, it was known as the 64th Virginia Infantry, and after that date it was also called the 64th Virginia Cavalry.
On September 9, a large part of this unit was captured at Cumberland Gap. Later it served in Williams', Giltner's, and W.E. Jones' Brigade and confronted the Federals in various conflicts in East Tennessee, western Virginia, and North Carolina.
During April 1864, it totaled 268 effectives, but in April 1865, less than 50 disbanded.
The field officers were Colonels Auburn L. Pridemore, a future Congressman, and Campbell Slemp, future Congressman Lieutenant Colonel James B. Richmond, and Major Harvey Gray.
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