Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


 

1863
January 28 Created at Salem, Virginia by adding three companies to the 33rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion, under the command of Colonel William H. French, Lieutenant Colonel and Major Frederick Smith. Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia.
May-August Assigned to Jenkins’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.
June 26 Gettysburg
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 241 men to Gettysburg under the command of Colonel William H French.

From the monument to Jenkin’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

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 It was withdrawn from the field at an early hour in the evening.

November-December
Siege of Knoxville

Assigned to Jenkins’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of East Tennessee

December Assigned to Jenkins’s-McCausland’s Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.
1864
February The regiment mustered 311 effectives.
May 9 Cloyd’s Mountain
June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade, Ransom’s-Lomax’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
July 30 Chambersburg
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
March
Siege of Petersburg

Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade, Rosser’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

April 9
Appomattox Court House

Much of the army’s cavalry escaped the surrender and continued west.

April 15
Lynchburg

The regiment disbanded.