Colonel Vincent A. Witcher

Colonel Vincent A. WitcherColonel Vincent Addison Witcher is buried in Pittsylvania County near Riceville. He commanded the 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. The letter below was written by General. J. E. B. Stuart citing Col. Witcher’s gallantry and recommending him for promotion.

Head Quarters Cavalry Corps,
Army of Northern Virginia
November 26th, 1863


Lt. Col. V. A. Witcher 34th Batl. Va Cavalry having served under my command during the campaign in Pennsylvania. I beg leave to state that he attracted my attention by his personal gallantry and the good fighting qualities of his command. These were particularly exemplified at Gettysburg, at Hagerstown, Funkstown, and subsequently at Fleetwood in Culpeper.
He posseses in a remarkable degree the quality of personal bravery united to the power of inspiring in his command the same indomitable spirit and confidence.
Such qualities should be carefully patronized by the War Dept, and I commend him as worthy of promotion.

Mo. Resp.
J. E. B. Stuart
Major Gen’l Comdg.