|June 20||Created from seven companies that were excess in the reorganization of the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver R. Funsten and Major William Patrick. Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley District.|
|August||Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
|August-November||Assigned to Robertson’s-Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Major Patrick was killed. Captain Thomas Massie was promoted to major and took command of the battalion.
Crossed the Blue Ridge at Snickers Gap and scouted around Winchester
Scouted towards Harpers Ferry. Skirmished with Federals near Darksville and pursued them to Martinsburg, taking a number of prisoners. On returning to Darksville were attacked by Federals, losing several killed and wounded.
Picketed the fords of the Shenandoah and Potomac
Picketed Antietam Creek below Sharpsburg.
Served as rearguard while the Army of Northern Virginia retreated across the Potomac.
|December||Assigned to Jones’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley District.|
|January 2-5||Expedition to Moorefield and Petersburg|
|February 5||Two companies of the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment were added to create the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment|