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Virginia 20th Cavalry (Confederate)

8/14/63

Organized - Virginia 20th Cavalry - Virginia

7/11/64

Battle - Fort Stevens - District of Columbia, DC

Fort Stevens
Fort Stevens

After his victory over Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy in central Maryland on July 9th, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his advantage and moved south toward the Union capital in Washington, DC. On July 11th, Early's exhausted Confederates reached the outskirts of Washington near Silver Spring. Skirmishers advanced to feel the fortifications that encircled the city, which at the time were manned only by Home Guards, clerks, and convalescent troops. During the night, Union reinfo…READ MORE

9/19/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Lieutenant Colonel William P. Thompson

Lieutenant ColonelWilliam P. Thompson

9/19/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Lunsford L. Lomax

Major GeneralLunsford L. Lomax

9/19/64

Battle - Third Winchester - Frederick County, Virginia; Winchester, Virginia

Third Winchester
Third Winchester

To clear the Shenandoah River valley of Confederates, Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan moved on Winchester in mid-September 1864. Sheridan's force of over 39,000 men was more than twice the size of Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate army defending the valley. After Brig. Gen. Joseph Kershaw's division left Winchester to rejoin Robert E. Lee's army at Petersburg, Early renewed his raids on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg in the lower valley, dispersing his four remaining infantry divisions. On Septem…READ MORE

10/19/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Henry B. Davidson

Brigadier GeneralHenry B. Davidson

10/19/64

Battle - Cedar Creek - Frederick County, Virginia; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Warren County, Virginia

Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek

Also known as: Cedar Creek, Belle GroveREAD MORE

4/15/65

Mustered Out - Virginia 20th Cavalry - Virginia

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