|September 15||Created by combining the 14th and 15th Virginia Cavalry Battalions under the command of Colonel William B. Ball, Lieutenant Colonel John R. Critcher and Major Edgar Burroughs.|
|October-November||Assigned to Chambliss’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia|
|October 18||Major Burroughs resigned due to ill health.|
|November-September||Assigned to W.H.F. Lee’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia|
|November 17||Successfully defended a crossing of the Rappahannock at Falmouth from Burnside.|
|December 24||Colonel Ball was furloughed for chronic disease of the liver and never returned to the regiment.|
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
|April 24||Charles Read Collins (West Point Class of 1859) was appointed major and took command of the regiment.|
The regiment fought dismounted in the defense of Marye’s Heights.
The regiment served as the rear guard.
|May 23||Lieutenant Colonel Critcher was captured near Leedstown. He would be imprisoned at Johnson’s Island. Major Collins again took command of the regiment.|
|June-July||Detached on the Rappahannock River|
|September||Assigned to Lomax’s Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The regiment lost 2 men killed and 14 wounded.
Mine Run Campaign
|January 19||Colonel Ball resigned. He had been on medical furlough since December of 1862.|
|February 14||Major Collins was promoted to temporary colonel for “valor and skill.”|
|March 3||Lieutenant Colonel Critcher was exchanged at Point Lookout and returned to the regiment.|
Colonel Collins was killed.
Battle of North Anna
|June 11-12||Lieutenant Colonel Critcher was relieved of command near Louisa Court House and resigned the next day.|
|August 8||Ordered to join Early in the Shenandoah Valley and assigned to Lomax’s Payne’s Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee’s Division, Army of the Valley District. Commanded by Captain John Cooper.|
|August 18||Arrived with Early in the Valley|
|November 8||Combined with the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment as Companies G-K to form the 5th Consolidated Virginia Cavalry Regiment|