Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1862
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
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 24 Colonel Ball was furloughed for chronic disease of the liver and never returned to the regiment.
December 27-29
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
1863
April 24 Charles Read Collins (West Point Class of 1859) was appointed major and took command of the regiment.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment fought dismounted in the defense of Marye’s Heights.

May 3
Battle of Salem Church

The regiment served as the rear guard.

May 23 Lieutenant Colonel Critcher was captured near Leedstown. He would be imprisoned at Johnson’s Island.
June-July Detached on the Rappahannock River
September Assigned to Lomax’s Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October
Bristoe Campaign

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 14 wounded.

November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
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.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 5
Todd’s Tavern

Colonel Collins was killed.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
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
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 8 Combined with the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment as Companies G-K to form the 5th Consolidated Virginia Cavalry Regiment