|47th Battalion Virginia Volunteer Cavalry|
Flag of Virginia, 1861
|Active||April 1864 – December 1864|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Engagements||American Civil War: Valley Campaigns of 1864|
The 47th 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 47th Cavalry Battalion was organized in April, 1864, with four companies. It was assigned to W.L. Jackson's Brigade and skirmished in western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. During December the unit merged into the 26th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Major William N. Harman was in command.
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