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January Created by adding two companies to the eight companies of the First Virginia Cavalry Batalion under the command of Colonel Richard L. T. Beale. Assigned to Stuart’s Cavalry Brigade
July 28 The Cavalry Division of the Army of Northern Virginia was created under the command of Major General James E.B. Stuart. The 9th Virginia Cavalry was assigned to the brigade of Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee, along with the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Virginia Cavalry and Breathed’s Battery of Horse Artillery.
 September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

From the War Department marker for F. Lee’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

The 3rd, 4th and 9th Virginia Cavalry of Lee’s Brigade reached the field late in the afternoon of the 15th and took position on the extreme left of the Confederate Army… On the night of the 16th the Brigade was massed near the river in support of the Horse Artillery. The 1st Cavalry, detached on the 10th, rejoined on the morning of the 17th and the Brigade took position on the left of Jackson’s Command, which it assisted in resisting the Union advance. On September 18th and 19th the Brigade covered the withdrawal of the Army of Northern Virginia to the south bank of the Potomac.

October 3 The regiment was transferred to the newly formed cavalry brigade under the command of W.H.F. Lee