1st Virginia CavalryMustered in on 7/16/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Lynchburg, VA 4/11/1865
|Commanding Officer: |
LCol. L. T. Brien
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #319: Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division - 15 Sep, 5 PM to 19 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #317: Stuart's Cavalry Division - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 19 Sep, 12 PM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Division - Stuart's Cavalry Division
Brigade - Lee's Brigade
History of the Unit:
The 1st Virginia Cavalry was composed of 12 pre-war Virginia Militia companies. It's Colonels included J.E.B. Stuart, "Fitz" Lee, and "Grumble" Jones. John S Mosby was a trooper in the regiment early in the War. The Regiment fought in the Shenandoah Valley in 1861, at Bull Run, in Stuart's ride around McClellan, at Catlett's Station, Brandy Station, Kelly's Ford, Gettysburg, the Buckland "Races", Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania Court House, Yellow Tavern, Haw's Shop, Nance's Shop, Cold Harbor, Reams' Station, Front Royal, Winchester, Waynesboro, Five Forks, and Appomattox Court House - as well as numerous smaller engagements.
In the Antietam Campaign:
See the Alfred Waud illustration of the Regiment on the Campaign.
More on the Web:
See a nice page about the uniforms and equipment of the men of the Regiment from Jim Peden.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: a brief History of the 1st Cavalry - posted online by Robert H. Moore, II.
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