May 3, 1914 Amelia Court House Amelia County Virginia, USA
1st Cavalry Regiment CO G VA TROOPS "Amelia Dragoons" === The Amelia Dragoons were organized about 15 years prior to the War between the States, and was mustered into the service of the Confederate States at Ashland, VA. on the 9th of May 1861 by Col. (afterwards Major General) R.S. Ewell. It was ordered thence to Winchester, VA. and assigned to Col. J.E.B. Stuarts' 1st Reg. VA. Cavalry and was designated Company "G." This Company fought in all the major battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia from the First battle at Manassas to Appomattox Court House, VA. === Charles Irving entered as a 1st Lieut. and was promoted to Capt. on 21 July 1861, promoted to Major of the Regiment 16 July 1863. Even after he became Major, the men still looked at him as the head of Company G. === He married in 1868, his cousin, Ann Maria Archer. === He was born at "Puryears" down on the lower end of Amelia on the Appomattox River. He attended and graduated in medicine from Transylvania University in Kentucky where his father had graduated. Charles lived at "Evenholm" in Amelia County, the entire time he practiced medicine. In his later years he was Commissioner of Revenue.