20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)

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Brief History

The 20th Battalion, Virainia 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


Company A


Company B


Company C


Company D


Company E


Other Source Materials