Commanding officer: Major William “Rebel Bill” S. Smith
No official muster rolls exist on file for this unit. For an in-official roll see study in bibliographic note below.
Smith started his military career as private of Company K, 8th Virginia Cavalry (see above). He served in that unit until mid-1862.
He was briefly with the Virginia State Line. Later he formed Company D of the 2nd Battalion Kentucky Mounted Riflemen in August 1862. He resigned in July 1864 to form this unit with five companies.