The Ninth Virginia Cavalry, Inc., founded in 1989, is a non-profit corporation located on the west coast of Oregon. We portray a Confederate cavalry regiment as it would have looked in 1863. We are not a "reb" unit, we do not tolerate extremists or racism. We are truly living historians portraying a portion of American history that was pivotal in forging our nation. Our particular group has two separate camps at events, one for our military impression and one for our civilian impression. We are a large organization with a membership that fluctuates from 60 to 90. We elect our officers and board members at yearly elections.
The Ninth Virginia Cavalry consists of mounted and dismounted troops. Even though the unit is always in need of trained mounted soldiers, we also welcome any dismounted troops to help us out.
We also do a Union impression as the 2nd US Cavalry. Our Union impression is rare in Oregon because Union troops are numerous and we are needed in gray but when attending other events in other states we wear blue quite a bit. The 9th Virginia Cavalry is a founding member of Civil War reenacting in the northwest. Many of our original members played an important role in the formation of the nucleus of what is now the large organization of reenactors known as the Northwest Civil War Council.
We appreciate your interest in the Ninth Virginia Cavalry and we hope you will visit us soon at a reenactment or living history event.