20th Georgia Battalion Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized on May 15, 1862.1
Muster Out: Broken up in the last week of July, 1864, with three companies going to the 8th Georgia Cavalry, three companies to the 10th Georgia Cavalry, and one company to the Jeff Davis MS Cavalry.2,3

Commander(s):
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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  • Note: The 20th Georgia Cavalry Battalion was broken up in the last week in July 1864.  Companies A, C, and D were placed in what became the 8th Georgia Cavalry.  Companies E, F, and G were made part of the 10th Georgia Cavalry.  Company B was added to the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry.7

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles8:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 162-163
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 162-163: Sifakis indicates October, 1864, but is mistaken.
    3. Hopkins, Donald A. The Little Jeff: The Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia. White Mane Books, 1999, p. 223
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    7. Hopkins, Donald A. The Little Jeff: The Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia. White Mane Books, 1999, p. 223: Hopkins uses Frederick Waring’s diary as a source.  Waring was commander of the Jeff Davis Legion, so I’m going with his word over Sifakis, who claimed the unit was broken up in late October 1864.
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 162-163

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