Jeremiah W. Fairburn, enlisted as Pvt. for 6 months, December 16, 1861 at Winchester/Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va, in Company B, 4th Reg't.,7th Brig., Virginia Militia, later the 58th Militia, present at Company Muster, March 23, 1862, an affidavit signed by Col. Turner Ashby attests to his enlistment for 2 years 9 months, or the war at Hawkinstown on April 6, 1862, age 18, Capt. Jordon's Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, described as 6', ruddy complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, born 1844 in Shenandoah Co., Va., alive 1915, post war resident of La. The only record in his 7th Va file is the Turner Ashby affidavit.
On Feb. 3, 1864, the regiment was operating in the vicinity of Romney and Moorefield, West Virginia
Two other members of his regiment captured about the same time were first confined at the Antheneum Military Prison, WV, thence to Camp Chase, OH, and finally Fort Delaware, DE where they were released on taking the Oath of Allegiance in June 1865.