20th Virginia Cavalry
|20th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||August 1863 – April 1865|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Valley Campaigns of 1864|
Virginia's 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.
In popular culture
In the science fiction short story, Field Test by Keith Laumer, a newly designed and built artificially intelligent superheavy tank called a Bolo Mark XX Model B is assigned to "the 20th Virginia, a regiment ancient and honorable, with a history dating back to Terra Insula".
- Keith Laumer. "Field Test". Baen eBooks. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service".
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