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27th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers
Flag of Virginia, 1861
Active September 1862 – April 1864
Country Confederacy
Allegiance Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Role Cavalry
Engagements American Civil War:

The 27th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly in East Tennessee and western Virginia.

Virginia’s 27th Battalion Partisan Rangers was formed in September, 1862, with seven companies, later increased to nine. The unit served in General Hodge's and W.E. Jones' Brigade and participated in various engagements in East Tennessee and western Virginia. During April, 1864, it contained 240 effectives, and in July it merged into the 25th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Edmundson was in command.