|January 15||Created at Camp Zirkle, near Salem, Virginia, by consolidating Ferguson’s and Caldwell’s Virginia Cavalry Battalions under the command of Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham and Major James H. Hounnan. Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia.|
|May-August||Assigned to Jenkins’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The regiment brought 265 men to the field under the command of Colonel Ferguson. When Brigadier General Jenkins was wounded Colonel Ferguson took command of the brigade as senior officer while Major James H. Hounnan took command of the regiment.
July 3. The Brigade had been with Ewell’s Corps but rejoined the Cavalry Division here on this day about noon. It was armed with Enfield Rifles but an oversight brought to this field only about ten rounds of ammunition. While this lasted it was actively engaged mainly on foot as sharpshooters around and in front of the Rummel Barn and outhouses. It was withdrawn from the field at an early hour in the evening.
|August-November||Assigned to Jenkins’s Cavalry Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.|
Siege of Knoxville
Assigned to Jenkins’s Cavalry Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of East Tennessee.
|December||Assigned to Jenkins’s-McCausland’s Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.|
|February 3||Capture of the USS Levi on the Kanawha River. The regiment mustered 163 men.|
|February 15||The regiment had dispersed to winter camps in Wayne County when a surprise pre-dawn attack by two Kentucky regiments killed 5 men and captured 38, including Colonel Ferguson. Eleven of the captives would die in Union prison. Lieutenant Colonel William L. Graham took over command of the regiment until Colonel Ferguson was exchanged later in the year.|
Assigned to McCausland’s Cavalry Brigade, Ransom’s-Lomax’s Division, Army of the Valley District
|July 30||Burning of Chambersburg|
Siege of Petersburg
Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade, Rosser’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
The regiment escaped the surrender along with much of the Confederate cavalry.
|Mid April||The regiment disbanded at Lynchburg.|