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“White’s Cavalry Battalion” “White’s Comanches”

1862
Fall Unofficially organized as White’s Cavalry Battalion under the command of Major Elijah V. White. The battalion consisted of six companies.
November Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
November 10 Philomont
November 25 Poolesville (Company B)
November 29 Berryville
December Assigned to Jones’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley District.
December 24 Poolesville
1863
February 4 Officially organized as the 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalion.
May-September Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station
June Temporarily attached to Ewell’s Second Corps for the invasion of Pennsylvania.
June 23 Entered Pennsylvania and accompanied Major General Jubal Early’s Division.
June 26
Skirmish at Gettysburg

The battalion clashed with militia cavalry scouts, killing Private George Sandoe, said to be the first Federal casualty at Gettysburg.

June 28 Reached the Susquehanna at Wrightsville
August 27 Edwards’s Ferry
September 1 Barbee’s Crossroads
September Assigned to Jones’s-Rosser’s Brigade, Hampton’s-Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps Army of Northern Virginia
October 1 Lewinsville
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
Battle of North Anna
May 28
Battle of Haw’s Shop
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
September 14-17
Beefsteak Raid
September-March Assigned to Rosser’s Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee’s-Rosser’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley District
October 9
Tom’s Brook
October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek
November 28 New Creek
1865
March-April Assigned to Dearing’s Brigade, Rosser’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battalion escaped the surrender and returned to Loudon County to disband.