The 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiment was created by enlarging the 16th Virginia Cavalry Battalion to a regiment under the command of Colonel John R Chambliss (West Point Class of 1853). The regiment was assigned to the Department of North Carolina.
Company A – “Southampton Cavalry” – Southampton County
|September-October||Assigned to Chambliss’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|October||Moved to the Rappahannock and assigned to W.H.F. Lee’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
Rappahannock Bridge, Kell’s Ford, Welford Ford and Beverly Ford
Battle of Aldie
Battle of Middleburg
The regiment was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Jefferson C. Phillips while Colonel Chambliss commanded the brigade as senior colonel. It brought 298 men to the field.
From the monument to W.H.F. Lee’s Brigade on the East Cavalry Battlefield at Gettysburg:
July 3. The Brigade reached here about noon and took an active part in the fight until it ended. Some of the men serving as sharpshooters in the vicinity of the Rummel Barn but most of the Command participating in the charges made by the Cavalry during the afternoon. It left the field after nightfall.
Battle of Williamsport
Lieutenant Colonel Jefferson C. Phillips was wounded. Captain Benjamin F. Winfield took command of the regiment.
|September||Assigned to W.H.F. Lee’s Brigade, W.H.F. Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|October 11||Brandy Station|
Mine Run Campaign
|December 19||Colonel Chambliss was promoted to brigadier general and given permanent command of the brigade he had commanded as senior colonel since the Battle of Brandy Station in June of 1864. Lieutenant Colonel Jefferson Phillips, who had temporarily commanded the regiment during this time, was promoted to colonel and took permanent command of the regiment.|
|April||Assigned to Chambliss’s-Beale’s Brigade, W.H.F. Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of North Anna
|May 28||Haw’s Shop|
|October 1||Jones’s Farm|
|October 2||Vaughan Road|
The 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiment surrendered 10 officers and 78 enlisted men.