Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia

June 21 Created at Conrad’s Store, Virginia by transferring ten companies from the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (which had 27 companies) under the command of Colonel Asher W. Harman and Lieutenant Colonel Richard H. Burks. Assigned to the Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley District
August Assigned to the Cavalry Brigade, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August-November Assigned to the Robertson’s-Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
August 30 Lewis’s Ford
September 8 Poolesville
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Asher W. Harman.

From the marker for Munford’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

The 2nd and 12th Virginia Cavalry reached the field on September 16 and took position on the extreme right of the Army of Northern Virginia, to cover the lower crossing of the Antietam. The 7th Virginia took position, on the evening of the 16th, on the Hagerstown Pike, northwest of Sharpsburg. It joined the Brigade on the right on the 17th. The Brigade remained on the right until the close of the battle.

October 16 Charlestown
November 29 Berryville
December-May Assigned to Jones’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley District
January 2-5 Expedition to Moorefield and Petersburg
April 20-May 21
Jones’s and Imboden’s West Virginia Raid
April 25 Greenland Gap
April 29 Fairmont
May-September Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station

Colonel Harman was wounded in the neck.

June 21
July 1-3 The regiment was detached south of the Potomac during the invasion of Pennsylvania.
July 4 Falling Waters (detachment)
July 14 Colonel Harman was captured near Harpers Ferry. He would be a prisoner for 18 months before being exchanged.
September Assigned to Jones’s-Rosser’s Brigade, Hampton’s-Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October Bristoe Campaign
November-December Mine Run
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Massie

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
North Anna
May 28
Haw’s Shop
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 11-12
Battle of Trevilian Station

Lieutenant Colonel Massie was wounded

Siege of Petersburg
September 16  Beefsteak Raid
September Assigned to Rosser’s Brigade, F. Lee’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley
October 9
Battle of Tom’s Brook
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 28 New Creek
February 18 Lieutenant Colonel Massie was captured and imprisoned at Fort McHenry until after the end of the war. 
February  Colonel Harman was exchanged and returned to service.
March Assigned to Dearing’s Brigade, Rosser’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
April 7
High Bridge
Mid April 

The regiment escaped Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House and disbanded shortly after. Private John William Ashby of Company I was killed in some of the final fighting and is buried in the small Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox.