• So what exactly is a cavalry and what does it do?...well a cavalry is a regiment of troops that use the effects of mobility, firepower, and shock. Cavalries are used to scout enemies, and surprise the enemy by careful strategies in battle.
    • The 1st Virgina Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that was formed in Virgina on 7/16/1861.
    • This regiment fought for the Confederate States.
    • Unlike many regiments, the 1st Virginia Cavalry consisted of twelve companies.
    •  Participated in over 200 battles!
    • Cavalry's main leader was J.E.B. Stuart.
    • The cavalry officially disbanded on 4/11/1865 in Lynchburg, Virginia.