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The information in this list of Virginia Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

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A Units

  • A. Graham's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Rockbridge Artillery)(Confederate)
    Rockbridge Light Artillery No. 1 was organized by W.N. Pendleton, rector of Grace Church in Lexington, Virginia, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in Rockbridge County.
    It lost twenty-five percent of the 85 engaged at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 3 officers and 21 men. Captains Archibald Graham, William McLaughlin, William N. Pendleton, and William T. Poague were in command.
  • Ancell's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Cocke's-Ancell's Battery [also called 2nd Fluvanna Artillery] was organized in August, 1861.
    During November, 1862, it merged with Holman's-Huckstep's Battery to form the Fluvanna Light Artillery. Captains John J. Ancell and Cary C. Cocke were in command.
  • Ashby's 7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized during the late spring of 1861. In October authority was given to increase its size, and by the summer of 1862 the regiment contained twenty--nine companies. Field officers: Colonels Turner Ashby, Richard H. Dulany, William E. Jones, and A. W. McDonald; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Marshall; and Majors 0. R. Funsten, Daniel C. Hatcher, and Samuel B. Myers.

B Units

  • Barr's Company, Virginia Light Artillery Levi's Battery (Confederate)
    [also called Louisiana Tigers] was organized in October, 1862, as part of Thomas' North Carolina Legion. It contained men from Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the disbanded troops of the Virginian State Line.
    In March, 1865, it rejoined Thomas' Legion in the District of Western North Carolina and surrendered in May. Captains John W. Barr and John T. Levi

C Units

  • Carpenter's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Alleghany Rough Artillery) (Confederate)
    Alleghany Light Artillery was organized at Covington, Virginia, in April, 1861, with 83 officers and men. It was also called Alleghany Roughs, and later Carpenter's Battery. Joined the Army of Northern Virginia. Here it served in R.S. Andrews', J.W. Latimer's, and C.M. Braxton's Battalion of Artillery.
    Many were captured at Five Forks, and only 1 man surrendered on April 9, 1865. It was commanded by Captains John C. Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter, and Thompson McAllister.
  • Cayce's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Purcell Artillery) (Confederate)
    Purcell Light Artillery, completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in April, 1861. The unit was assigned to R.L. Walker's and W.J. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    It was included in the surrender on April 9, 1865. Its captains were George M. Cayce, William J. Pegram, and R. Lindsay Walker.
  • C.F. Johnston's Company, Virginia Artillery (Albemarle Artillery) (Everett Artillery) (Confederate)
    Albemarle Light Artillery [also called Albemarle Everett Artillery] was organized during June, 1861, with men from Albemarle County. The unit was assigned to the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery but served as an independent command. It was attached to L.M. Coleman's, R.S. Andrews', and W.T. Poague's Battalion of Artillery.
    On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 3 officers and 45 men. Captains Charles F. Johnston, William H. Southall, and James W. Wyatt were in command.
  • Clutter's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Johnson's-Clutter's Battery [also called Jackson's Flying Artillery] was organized at Richmond, Virginia, during March, 1862, with men from Richmond.
    The battery had 96 men at Gettysburg and surrendered with 1 officer and 55 men. Its captains were Valentine J. Clutter and Marmaduke Johnson.
  • Cooper's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Stafford Light Artillery was organized in August, 1861, with men recruited in Stafford County.
    Lost many in the fight at Sayler's Creek, and surrendered with only 3 privates. Its commanders were Captains John R. Cocke, Raleigh L. Cooper, and Thomas B. French.
  • Courtney Artillery, Virginia (Henrico Artillery) (Confederate)
    Courtney Light Artillery, recruited in Henrico County, was organized during June, 1861. After participating in Jackson's Valley Campaign it was assigned to A.R. Courtney's, H.P. Jones', and W.E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    It disbanded early in 1865. Its captains were Alfred R. Courtney, Joseph W. Latimer, and William A. Tanner.

D Units

  • Dance's Company, Virginia Artillery (Powhatan Artillery) (Confederate)
    Powhatan Light Artillery was organized in July, 1861, with men raised in Powhatan County. The unit served in the Army of Northern Virginia assigned to J.T. Brown's and R.A. Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery.
    Many were captured at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865. Only 1 man surrendered with the army. Captain Willis J. Dance was in command.
  • Donald's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Rockbridge Light Artillery No. 2 was organized as infantry served in the 52nd Regiment. All the officers and men were raised in Rockbridge County. In September, 1861, the company transferred to the artillery.
    At Gettysburg, it surrendered 1 officer and 27 men. The captains were William K. Donald, John A.M. Lusk, and John Miller
  • Douthat's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Botetourt Artillery) (Confederate)
    Botetourt Light Artillery was organized with men from Botetourt County in May, 1861, as an infantry company. It was assigned to the 28th Regiment Virginia Infantry but in December transferred to the artillery.
    During April, 1865, the company disbanded. Its commanders were Captains Joseph W. Anderson, Henry C. Douthat, and John W. Johnson.
  • Drewry's Company, Virginia Artillery (Southside Artillery) (Confederate)
    Southside Light Artillery was organized in January, 1862, with men from Chesterfield County. It was assigned to the 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery and when that unit disbanded, it became an independent command.
    Converted to infantry, the company ended the war at Appomattox where 1 officer and 67 men surrendered. Its commanders were Captains John W. Brewry and James B. Jones.

E Units

  • E.J. Anderson's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Thomas Light Artillery was organized in May, 1861, at Richmond, Virginia.
    The battery was active from the Seven Days' Battles to Sharpsburg, then in October disbanded. Its members were then transferred to the Hampden Light Artillery. Captain Edwin J. Anderson was in command.

F Units

  • Fleet's Company, Virginia Artillery (Middlesex Artillery) (Confederate)
    Middlesex Light Artillery was organized as an infantry company in May, 1861. It served as Company K (1st) in the 47th Regiment, then became Company B of the 55th Regiment. During February, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery.
    The unit served with the Army of Northern Virginia until after the Maryland Campaign, then in October disbanded. The men transferred to the Ashland Light Artillery and Jackson's Flying Artillery. It was commanded by Captain William C. Fleet.
  • Fry's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Orange Artillery) (Confederate)
    Orange Light Artillery was formed at Richmond, Virginia, in May, 1861. After serving in the Department of the Peninsula, it was assigned to H.P. Jones', T.H. Carter's, R.C.M. Page's , and W.E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    Ended the war at Appomattox and surrendered with 20 men. Its commanders were Captains Charles W. Fry and Thomas J. Peyton.

G Units

  • G.W. Brown's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery (Confederate)
    McGregor's Battery [also known as the Stuart Horse Artillery-2nd Artillery] was organized in August, 1862, by dividing Pelham's original company.
    Had 106 engaged at Gettysburg, and surrendered only 2 in April, 1865. Its commanders were Captains G. Wilmer Brown, M.W. Henry, and William M. McGregor.
  • Giles Light Artillery (Pearisburg Reserves) (Confederate)
    Giles Light Artillery [also called Pearisburg Reserves] was organized in June, 1861, with men raised in Giles County.
    The company took part in the Appomattox Campaign and surrendered with no officers and 66 men. It was under the command of Captains David A. French and William McComas.
  • Goochland Light Artillery, Virginia (Confederate)
    Goochland Light Artillery was organized in May, 1861, with men recruited in Goochland County.
    During March or April the unit was broken up. Captains John H. Guy and Jonathan Talley were in command.
  • Grandy's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Norfolk Light Artillery Blues) (Confederate)
    Norfolk Blues Light Artillery was formed in 1828 and placed on active duty in April, 1861, as Company H (1st), 16th Regiment Virginia Infantry. During March, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery. The unit was assigned to J.J. Garnett's and C. Richardson's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    This battery took 106 effectives into the fight at Gettysburg and surrendered on April 9, 1865, with 1 Warrant-Officer and 13 men. Captains Charles R. Grandy and Jacob Vickery were in command.
  • Griffin's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Salem Flying Artillery) (Confederate)
    Salem Flying Artillery was organized as an infantry company and served with the 9th Regiment. In May, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery. All of its members were recruited to Roanoke County. The unit was assigned to J.T. Brown's and R.A. Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 1 officer and 97 men. Captains Charles B. Griffin and Abraham Hupp were in command.

H Units

  • Hankins' Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Surry Light Artillery) (Confederate)
    Surry Light Artillery was organized as infantry and assigned to the 3rd Regiment Virginia Infantry. During April, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery. The unit was assigned to the Richmond defenses and later to C.E. Lightfoot's Battalion, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
    It ended the war at Appomattox with 19 men. Its commanders were Captains James D. Hankins and Thomas W. Ruffin.

I and J Units

  • Jackson's Battalion, Light Artillery, Virginia State Line (Confederate)
    Jackson Light Artillery was organized at Winchester, Virginia, during March, 1862. It was active in Jackson's Valley Campaign, then served with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Sharpsburg.
    In September the unit was mustered out of service and the men joined in the Alleghany Light Artillery. Its commander was Captain Wilford E. Cutshaw.
  • Jackson's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery (2nd Organization 1863-65) (Confederate)
    Jackson's Battery [also called Charlottesville Horse Battery] was organized in May, 1863, with men from John P. Hale's Battery which was broken up by its capture at Fort Donelson in February, 1862, and recruits and transfers principally from the 8th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. It was assigned to Jenkins' Cavalry Brigade, Lomax's Horse Artillery Battalion, and in 1865, M. Johnson's Battalion. This unit took 54 men to Gettysburg, then served in southwest Virginia and in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations. In March, 1865, it moved to North Carolina. Captain Thomas E. Jackson was in command.
  • J.R. Johnson's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Bowyer's-Johnson's Battery, recruited in Bedford County, was organized in May, 1861, as an infantry company. Assigned to the 28th Regiment, it was transferred to the artillery in August.
    On October 4, 1862, it disbanded and its 52 men were equally distributed to the Purcell and Fauquier Light Artillery Companies. The battery was commanded by Captains Thomas M. Bowyer and John R. Johnson.
  • Johnston's Battery, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)
    Johnston Heavy Artillery was organized in September, 1861, with men from Dinwiddie County. Reorganized in 1862 under the same captain.
    On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia. Captain Branch J. Epes was in

K and L Units

  • Kevill's Company, Virginia Artillery (United Artillery) (Confederate)
    United Light Artillery was organized as infantry and attached to the 41st Regiment. All of its members were recruited in Norfolk County. During April, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery and assigned to the 19th Battalion Virginia Artillery. In June it was detached and placed in the Richmond defenses.
    Ended the war at Appomattox with 1 officer and 29 men. Captain Thomas Kevill was in command.
  • Richmond Howitzers 2nd Company was organized in May, 1861, and for a time served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery. After becoming an independent command, it was assigned to J.T. Brown's, R.A. Hardaway's, and W.E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    It took 64 effectives to Gettysburg and surrendered with 1 officer and 45 men. Its commanders were John T. Brown, Henry Hudnall, and David Watson.

 

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