Confederate Regiments




Va. State Line and Other Units

Guerilla Units

20th Virginia Cavalry

20th 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.

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]

West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Barbour, Calhoun, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Wetzel, Wood

20th Virginia Cavalry – National Park Service

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

20th Virginia Cavalry, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis, pg. 132, entry #222.

20th Virginia Cavalry, A Guide to Virginia’s Military Organizations, 1861-1865, by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., pg. 61.