|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 30||Lewis’s Ford|
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.
|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|
|May-September||Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia|
Colonel Harman was wounded in the neck.
|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|
Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Massie
Battle of Trevilian Station
Lieutenant Colonel Massie was wounded
|September 16||Beefsteak Raid|
|September||Assigned to Rosser’s Brigade, F. Lee’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley|
|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|
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.