46th Battalion Virginia Cavalry

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46th Battalion Virginia Volunteer Cavalry
Virginia 1861.svg
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active February 1864 – December 1864
Country Confederacy
Allegiance Second national flag of the Confederate States of America.svg Confederate States of America
Role Cavalry
Engagements American Civil War: Valley Campaigns of 1864

The 46th Battalion, Virginia Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry battalion raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly in western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

Virginia's 46th Cavalry Battalion was organized in February, 1864, with six companies. The unit served in W.L. Jackson's Brigade, saw action in Western Virginia, then was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. In December it merged into the 26th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph K. Kesler and Major Henry D. Ruffner were in command.


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