20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
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- Organized in August 1863, and was composed of "North Western Virginians."
- The unit served in W. L. Jackson's Brigade and confronted the Federals in western Virginia and in the Shenandoah Valley.
- It disbanded in mid April, 1865.
- Field officers: Colonel W. W. Arnett, Lieutenant Colonels Dudley Evans and John B. Lady, and Major Elihu Hutton.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Field and Staff
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
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