Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
September 12 Organized at Manassas with seven companies under the command of Colonel Charles W. Field (West Point Class of 1849), Lieutenant Colonel Julien Harrison and Major John G. Cabell. Assigned to Robertson’s Cavalry Brigade
September 31 Company C was created.
October 9 Company D was transferred from  Company D of  the 6th Virginia Cavalry.
November Completed organization and was assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia
December 4 Burke’s Station
1862
March Assigned to Cavalry, Ewell’s Division, Army of the Valley. Colonel Field was promoted to brigadier general and given command of an infantry brigade.
April 15-18 Lieutenant Colonel Harrison was promoted to colonel, Major Cabell was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and Captain Thomas Flournoy was promoted to major.
May Assigned to Cavalry, Ewell’s Division, Department of Northern Virginia
May 23
Battle of Front Royal
May 25
Battle of Winchester
June 8
Cross Keys
June 9
Port Republic
June 12-15 Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan
June 27
Gaines’s Mill
June-July Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Valley
July 16 Major Thomas Flournoy was promoted to colonel, Major John S. Green was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Cabell Flournoy (Thomas’ son) was promoted to major.
August Assigned to Robertson’s-Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 22 Catlett’s Station
August 23 Warrenton Springs
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Colonel Thomas S. Flournoy.

October 15 Colonel Flournoy resigned. Lieutenant Colonel Harrison was promoted to colonel.
October 16 Charleston
December Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Army of the Valley
1863
January 2-5 Morefield-Petersburg Expedition
April 20-May 21 Jone’s and Imboden’s West Virginia Raid
April 25 Greenland Gap
April 29 Fairmont
May Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station

Colonel Harrison was wounded in the left thigh. He never returned to field service and retired to the Invalid Corps.

June 21 Battle of Millville
June 30
Battle of Hanover
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Major Cabell E. Flournoy. It was not on the field at Gettysburg but took active part in the campaign.

From the monument to Jones’s Cavalry Brigade at Gettysburg:

July 1. The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of the Potomac River. White’s 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.

July 2. Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U. S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss. The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.

July 4. The Brigade held the mountain passes and picketed the left flank of the Army.

July 7 Funkstown
July
Williamsport
August 11 White Post
August 13 Auburn
September Assigned to Jones’s Brigade, Hampton’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
September 19 Lieutenant Colonel Cabell, a medical doctor and surgeon, was appointed superintendent at the Jackson Hospital in Richmond.
Late September Assigned to Lomax’s Brigade, F. Lee’s-Rosser’s Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
April 23 Lieutenant Colonel Green resigned “for the good of the service”
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 11
Yellow Tavern

Captain Daniel Richards was wounded.

May 22-26
Battle of North Anna
May 31 Major Cabell Flournoy was killed.
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor

Colonel Cabell Carrington Flournoy was killed.

June 11
Battle of Trevilian’s Station
June
Siege of Petersburg
August Assigned to Lomax’s-Payne’s Brigade, F. Lee’s-Rosser’s Cavalry Division, Army of the Valley
August 25
Reames’s Station
September 3 Captain Daniel T Richards of Company D was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Daniel Grimsley of Company B was promoted to major
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 24 Lieutenant Colonel Richards was wounded at Luray.
September 26-27 Weyer’s Cave
October 9
Battle of Tom’s Brook
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 28 New Creek
1865
February Assigned to Payne’s Bigade, F. Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 7
High Bridge
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Most of the army’s cavalry cut through Federal lines and escaped. Only three men surrendered at Appomattox.