9th Virginia Cavalry Company B, Roscoe, IL © Copyright 2018
Today, Company B of the 9th Virginia Cavalry consists of both mounted and dismounted troopers. It is commanded by Captain John Braese. McGregor's Battery of Light Artillery is attached to the 9thVirginia Cavalry, consisting of 2 mountain Howitzers and 1 six-pound field howitzer and our newest addition a mortar. McGregor's Battery is commanded by Lt. Bob Benedik
Our unit is family oriented with members coming from all walks of life and residing in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. We participate at Living History Events and Reenactments in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa as well as attend national events throughout the United States. Recent national events have included Cedar Creek VA, Raymond, MS, Gettysburg, PA, Shiloh, TN, Wilson's Creek, MO, Fort Bellefontaine, MO, Westport, MO, Sayler's Creek, VA, and Perryville, KY. Local events have included Wauconda, IL, Stockton, IL, Greenbush, WI, Galesburg, IA, Minooka, IL, Princeton, IL, Brookfield, WI, Mason City, IA, and many more. Check out our schedule for more event information..
Wherever we go, we are committed to contributing to the overall success of the event by meeting the goals of our hosts through the authentic portrayal of actively-campaigning American cavalrymen of the 1860's. On occasion we are prepared to help meet the needs of the event by "galvanizing" or outfitting as Union cavalry in the guise of the 3rd West Virginia, Co. M. Rest assured, this is only a temporary arrangement.
The re-enactors of Company B are very aware of the responsibility we have to accurately portray the American heroes of the original 9th Virginia Cavalry with dignity and respect. It is with great pride that we carry on this heritage of honor, pride, and courage. We proudly fly the Confederate Regimental Battle flag as a historically accurate symbol of one of this great nation's history and heritage. In our context, this flag is a symbol of HERITAGE, NOT HATE!. We STRONGLY OPPOSE any group that uses this flag for any other purpose.
We will be at Wauconda Civil War Days June 30-July 1, 2018. For more information Click here.
We will be at the Rock River Thresheree on September 1 - 4, 2018 held at Edgerton, WI. For more information please click here
Join the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Cos B & McGregor’s Battery, and the City of Elgin, on June 8-9, 2019 for the 3rd Annual Civil War Event “Elgin Civil War Experience”.