Virginia 5th Cavalry Provisional Army, Company A (Confederate)
01 Jul 1861
Virginia 5th Cavalry Provisional Army, Company A organized.
31 May 1862
Virginia 5th Cavalry Provisional Army, Company A mustered out.
17 Jun 1863
Participated in the Battle of Aldie at Loudon County, Virginia.
Less than two weeks after the start of the Gettysburg Campaign, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry successfully screened the Confederate infantry as it marched north behind the sheltering Blue Ridge Mountains. The Union Cavalry Corps commander, Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasanton, ordered forward the division of Brig. Gen. David McMurtrie Gregg to penetrate Stuart's screen. The probing Federals of Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry brigade, in the advance of Gregg’s division, encountered Col. Thomas T. Munford…