|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.|
The regiment brought 241 men to Gettysburg under the command of Colonel William H French.
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 It was withdrawn from the field at an early hour in the evening.
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.|
|February||The regiment mustered 311 effectives.|
|May 9||Cloyd’s Mountain|
Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade, Ransom’s-Lomax’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley
Lieutenant Colonel William C. Tavenner was wounded and captured, and Major Frederick F. Smith was killed.
Assigned to McCausland’s Brigade, Rosser’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
Much of the army’s cavalry escaped the surrender and continued west.
The regiment disbanded.