20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry was 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.
Company C many men from Randolph County, West Virginia
Company D many men from Barbour County, West Virginia
Company E many men from Harrison County, West Virginia
Company F many men from Harrison County, West Virginia
Company H many men from Wirt County, West Virginia
Company I many men from Rockbridge County
Company K many men from Rockbridge County
The information above is from 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry, by Richard L. Armstrong.
- Field and Staff
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
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.
- Armstrong, Richard L. 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).