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The Cabell Family Papers

Cabell Family Members Enlisted in the Armed Forces of the Confederate States of America

Major General John Cabell Breckinridge, the highest-ranking Cabell in the Confederate Army.

In 1938, Lt. Col. Julian Mayo Cabell, US Army, used confiscated Confederate records available at the War Department in Washington, D.C. to generate a list of Cabell descendants who served for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He forwarded this list in December of that year to Carrington Cabell Tutwiler, then at work on a revised edition of Alexander Brown's The Cabells and Their Kin. It appears that Lt. Col. Cabell derived his genealogical information from an 1895 edition of Brown, and he found reference in that volume to 129 men who served the Confederacy.

A small number of Cabells also served in the Union Army, bringing the family total to 134 Civil War soldiers.
Available Branch of Service, Rank, and/or Unit Information
Abell, Addison S.   Died in the service.
Bohannon, George W.   Died in the service.
Breckinridge, Clifton R. CSA and CSN  
Breckinridge, Joseph C. Major, 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry  
Breckinridge, John C. Major General, CSA  
Breckinridge, Robert J. Colonel, 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry  
Breckinridge, Robert J. Medical Inspector, CSA  
Breckinridge, Stanhope P. Surgeon, CSA  
Breckinridge, William C. P. Colonel, 9th Kentucky Cavalry  
Brown, Alexander CSA  
Brown, George M. Captain, CSA Killed.
Brown, Robert L. Lieutenant, CSA  
Brown, William B. Colonel, Missouri Regiment Killed.
Bruce, Charles Captain, Staunton Hill Artillery  
Bullock, Waller R. Captain, CSA  
Cabell, Algenon S. Major, CSA  
Cabell, Benjamin E. Lieutenant, 38th Virginia Infantry Died in the service.
Cabell, Charles 3rd. Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, David S. G. 49th Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, Edward C. Colonel, Staff, CSA  
Cabell, Frederick E. Lieutenant, 3rd Virginia Cavalry  
Cabell, George C. Colonel, 8th Virginia Infantry Wounded twice.
Cabell, George W. 28th Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, Henry C. 1st Virginia Artillery  
Cabell, Henry L. Surgeon, CSA  
Cabell, James C. Lieutenant, 60th Virginia Infantry Wounded.
Cabell, James L. Surgeon, CSA  
Cabell, John G. Lt. Colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry Recommended by J.E.B. Stuart to be Colonel for gallantry & c.; later Surgeon.
Cabell, John R. Captain, 49th Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, Joseph C., Jr. Lieutenant, 49th Virginia Infantry Wounded. Died in the service.
Cabell, Joseph L. Surgeon, CSA  
Cabell, Joseph R. Colonel, 38th Virginia Infantry Killed in command of his regiment.
Cabell, Nicholas, Jr. CSA  
Cabell, Lewis B. Lieutenant, 19th Virginia Infantry & 2nd Cavalry  
Cabell, Patrick H. CoE, 11th Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, Patrick H. CoQ, 11th Virginia Infantry Died in the service.
Cabell, Patrick H. Surgeon, Alabama, CSA  
Cabell, Paul Carrington Lieutenant, 1st Virginia Infantry Wounded three times.
Cabell, Paul Clement 2nd Virginia Cavalry  
Cabell, Philip B. CSA  
Cabell, Robert G. Cadet, VMI In charge at New Market.
Cabell, Robert S. 49th Virginia Infantry Wounded twice.
Cabell, Samuel J. 25th Virginia Infantry Died in the service.
Cabell, William A. 4th Mississippi Cavalry and Bradford [?]  
Cabell, William D. Nelson Co. Commissary and Home Guard See personal memo of his service.
Cabell, William H. Cadet, VMI, 1st Sergeant Killed in New Market charge.
Cabell, William H. 2nd Virginia Cavalry & 8th Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, William L. Brigadier General, CSA Wounded twice.
Cabell, William M. 1st Virginia Infantry  
Cabell, William S. 28th Virginia Infantry  
Carrington, Abram C. 18th Virginia Infantry Killed.
Carrington, Alexander B. Chaplain, CSA  
Carrington, Edgar W. Captain, 38th Virginia Infantry Killed.
Carrington, Gilbert P. Mississippi Battalion, CSA  
Carrington, George B. 19th Virginia Infantry  
Carrington, Henry A. Colonel, 8th Virginia Infantry Wounded twice.
Carrington, Isaac H. Major, 38th Virginia Infantry  
Carrington, Reid C. 18th Virginia Infantry Wounded.
Carrington, Robert G. CSA  
Carrington, William A. Medical Director  
Carrington, William C. Lieutenant, 19th Virginia Infantry & 5th Cavalry  
Castleman, Humphreys Captain, Morgan's Cavalry  
Castleman, John B. Major, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry & Morgan's Cavalry  
Castleman, Lewis Arkansas, CSA  
Chadwick, Edward S. Alabama, CSA  
Chadwick, Robert A. 5th Alabama Infantry Wounded.
Chadwick, Shelby W. 5th Alabma Infantry  
Chadwick, William H. Alabama, CSA  
Clark, John Lieutenant, CSA  
Clark, Patrick H. Captain, Virginia Artillery Died in the service.
Clay "Four sons of Gen'l Odin G. Clay and Anne C. E. Clay (160). Names not given in The Cabells and Their Kin." 2nd Virginia Cavalry  
Davies, John W. 19th Virginia Infantry Killed.
Davies, Roderick H. 2nd Virginia Cavalry Wounded twice.
Davies, William B. 1st Sergeant and Surgeon, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Killed.
Flournoy, Cabell E. Colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry Promoted '63 by Genls. J.E.B. Stuart and L. Lomax for valor & c. at age 23; killed '64 in leading a charge.
Flournoy, Henry W. 6th Virginia Cavalry Wounded and transferred to 1st Virginia Artillery.
Flournoy, John J. 1st Virginia Artillery  
Flournoy, John J. 3rd Virginia Cavalry  
Flournoy, Nicholas E. 14th Virginia Infantry and Virginia Artillery  
Flournoy, Thomas S. Colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry  
Flournoy, William S. CSA  
Grayson, John B. Brigadier General, Kentucky, CSA  
Grayson, John B., Jr. Lieutenant, Louisiana Artillery, CSA  
Grayson, William P. B. Colonel, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA  
Hannah, William S. Captain, CSA Wounded and died.
Henry, William W. CSA Artillery  
Higginbotham, John C. Captain, 25th Virginia Infantry Promoted to Brigadier Gen'l in '64 at age 22 after being wounded seven times; killed soon thereafter.
Horsley, John D. 49th Virginia Infantry & Mosby's Cavalry  
Horsley, John Jr. Jackson's Corps, CSA  
Horsley, William H. Captain, 49th Virginia Infantry Wounded.
Horsley, William N. Captain, CSA  
Irvine, Edward C. Captain, 2nd Virginia Cavalry  
Irvine, Jesse 2nd Virginia Cavalry Wounded twice.
Jones, Archelaus K. 12th Mississippi Infantry Wounded three times.
Jones, Eugene D. Lieutenant, 36th Mississippi Infantry Wounded.
Jones, Joseph C. 1st Mississippi Artillery, CSA  
Jones, Meriwether L. 12th Mississippi Infantry Killed.
Jones, Thomas H. 4th Mississippi Cavalry, with Forrest  
Jones, William S. 12th Mississippi Infantry Wounded.
McClelland, James B. Major Died in the service.
McCulloch, Champe C. Major and Adjutant, 2nd Missouri Cavalry  
McCulloch, Richard E. 16th Missouri Infantry Killed.
McCulloch, Robert Captain and Adjutant, 18th Virginia Infantry Wounded four times.
McElroy, Edwin CSA Killed.
McElroy, Samuel CSA Killed.
Meredith, Richard W. Black Horse Cavalry  
Miller, Charles E. Virginia Cavalry  
Miller, Thomas S. 26th Virginia Infantry Wounded and died.
Miller, William B. Lieutenant, Virginia Infantry & Cavalry  
Nicholson, William CSA Killed.
Pollard, Richard Captain, 25th Virginia Infantry & Virginia Artillery  
Pollard, James R. Surgeon, Hampton's Legion  
Powell, John T. Captain, 19th Virginia Infantry Wounded.
Rives, Alexander Surgeon, CSA  
Rives, Alfred L. Colonel, CS Engineers  
Rives, Charles M. 1st Virginia Artillery Killed.
Rives, Edward Brigadier Surgeon, Pickett's Division  
Rives, George T. Captain, Virginia Infantry Killed leading a charge.
Rives, James H. Captain, Virginia Artillery  
Rives, Henry Captain, 28th Virginia Infantry  
Rives, Landon C. Surgeon Died in the service.
Rives, Robert, Jr. 28th Virginia Infantry  
Wilkinson, John C. CSA  
Wood, Henry Captain, Virginia Infantry  
Wood, John S. Captain, 38th Virginia Infantry  
Wood, William W. Colonel, 14th Virginia Infantry Wounded.


Died of Wounds.
Died in service.
Wounded once or more.

Additional Source Consulted

Carrington Cabell Tutwiler, Cabell Family Genealogical Notes, ca. 1938-1950, Accession #9764-a, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Especially Box 6, Folder 135: Julian Mayo Cabell to Carrington Cabell Tutwiler, 26 and 31 December 1938

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