47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
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The 47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry was organized in April 1864, with four companies. It was assigned to W. L. Jackson's Brigade and skirmished in western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.During December the unit merged into the 26th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Major William N. Harman was in command.
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.
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