20th Virginia Cavalry

HISTORY

20th Cavalry Regiment 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. The field officers were Colonel W.W. Arnett, Lieutenant Colonels Dudley Evans and John B. Lady, and Major Elihu Hutton.

[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Richard L. Armstrong, H.E. Howard Publishing.