William Perry Cornell, Private, Capt. John D. Neal's Company,* enlisted May 2, 1863 in Wood County, Virginia by Capt. J. D. Neal for 3 years or the war, recorded on December 29, 1864 as absent, in hospital, wounded since August 25, 1864, recorded at General Hospital, Stanton, Va. on December 12, 1864 receipting for an issue of clothing, no further records
"This is a new company composed of North Western Virginians"
* This company subsequently became Company G, 20th Regiment Virginia Cavalry
Note: There are no surviving company muster rolls for 1865 which does not allow us to follow his subsequent service
M324: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia
20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
20th Cavalry Regiment was organized in August, 1863, and was composed of "North Western Virginians." The unit served in W.L. Jackson's Brigade and confronted the Federals in western Virginia and in the Shenandoah Valley. It disbanded in mid-April, 1865. The field officers were Colonel W.W. Arnett, Lieutenant Colonels Dudley Evans and John B. Lady, and Major Elihu Hutton.