Ludwell Lee, enlisted as a Private in Captain A. P. Pifer's Company of Scouts, Guides, and Couriers** October 11, 1862 at Winchester, Va., paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia April 9, 1865
**This company subsequently became Company A, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry.
The 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry consisted of four companies, A to D, which had been organized on various dates from August 18, 1862 to January 26,1864. It was also known as the 13th Battalion Virginia Cavalry and as Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides, and Couriers.
A letter in his file from the War Department to Mrs. Marie B. Gibson, Upperville, Virginia, dtd 16 September 1953, reads:
"Reference is made to your communication of 29 August 1953, herewith returned.
The records show that Ludwell Lee, a private of Company A, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Confederate
States Army, enlisted 11 October 1862 at Winchester, Virginia. The company muster roll for November and December 1864, latest on file. shows him present.
He was surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States Army and paroled 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. /s/ Wm. K. Bergin, Major General, USA, The Adjutant General"
39th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
39th Cavalry Battalion [also called Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides, and Couriers] was organized with two companies, later increased to four. It was attached to General Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, and served as General R.E. Lee's personal cavalry command. The unit participated in every engagement at which General Lee was present from Fredericksburg to App