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“1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers”
“62nd Partisan Rangers”
“Imboden’s Partisan Rangers”
1862
September Completed organization with companies of both cavalry and infantry under Colonel John D. Imboden, Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Doyle and Major George W. Imboden.
November 8-14 Imboden’s Tucker County Expedition
December The cavalry companies became part of the 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment under Colonel George Imboden, serving in western Virginia.
1863
January Colonel George H. Smith, who had commanded the 25th Virginia Infantry until wounded at the Second Battle of Manassas, became colonel of the 62nd Virginia.
February 1 David B. Lang became major of the 62nd Virginia.
April Jones’ – Imboden’s West Virginia Raid
June-July
Gettysburg Campaign

Assigned to the Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia

July 5 Greencastle, PA and Williamsport, MD

Part of escort for ambulance wagon train during Lee’s retreat from Gettysburg, and defended the wagons at the battle of Williamsport, MD

November 10 Lieutenant Colonel Doyle resigned. Major Lang was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Samuel Houston Hall of Company A was promoted to major.
December Assigned to Imboden’s Command, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
1864
February Assigned to Northwestern Virginia Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia
May 15
Battle of New Market

Assigned to Second Brigade, Maj. Gen. John Breckinridge Commanding

June 3
Battle of Cold Harbor

Assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Third Corps (Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill), Army of Northern Virginia The 62nd was detached from Imboden’s Brigade and served with Breckinridge against Grant’s offensive. The 62nd was returned to Gen. Imboden upon the latter’s frequent requests.

June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Imboden’s Brigade, Ransom’s-Lomax’s Cavalry Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia

Valley Campaign
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 5
Bunker Hill

Lieutenant Colonel Lang was mortally wounded and would die the next day.

September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
September 23
Battle of Woodstock

Major Hall was captured

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
April The regiment was disbanded