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The 20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate) was organized and accepted into Confederate service at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, in June, 1862 . It contained four companies and a fifth was added in September. They converted to infantry in 1865, it participated in the Appomattox Campaign and surrendered with 11 men 
Company A (Captain James E. Robertson's Company)
Company B (St. Bride's Artillery) - many men from Norfolk County
Compnay C (Captain Robert C. Jones' Company) - many men from Appomattox County
Company D ( Captain Robert K. Hargrove's Company)- many men from Amherst County
Company E (Captain William J. Dabney's Company)
The information above is from 18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery, by Tracy Chernault and
Jeffrey C. Weaver
Field and Staff
Other Source Materials
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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