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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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M Units

  • McClanahan's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery (Confederate)
    McClanahan's Battery [also called Staunton Artillery] was organized in February, 1863, and for a time served with the 62nd Regiment Mounted Rifles.
    Disbanded during the spring of 1865. Its captains were George W. Imboden and John H. McClanahan.
  • Montgomery's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Morris Light Artillery [also called Louisa Battery] was organized during August, 1861. The unit was assigned to W. Nelson's, H.P. Jones', T.H. Carter's, R.C.M. Page's, and W.E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    It surrendered 31 men on April 9, 1865. Captains Lewis M. Coleman, Charles R. Montgomery, and R.C.M. Page were in command.
  • Moore's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Huger's-Moore's Battery was organized in June, 1861, with men from Norfolk, Virginia. After serving in the Department of Norfolk, the unit was assigned to J.J. Garnett's and C. Richardson's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    This battery took 77 men to Gettysburg but surrendered only 3. Captains Frank Huger and Joseph D. Moore were in command.
  • Mosby's Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Partisan Rangers) (Confederate)
    Mosby's Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 43rd Battalion, was organized in December, 1864. The battalion was formed in June, 1863, with five companies, later increased to eight.
    Mosby assembled his men at Salem on April 21, and the command disbanded. The field officers were Colonel John S. Mosby, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Chapman, and Major A.E. Richards.
  • Mullins', see 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)

N and O Units

  • Otey's Company, Virginia Light Artillery, Local Defense (Confederate)
    Otey Light Artillery was organized at Richmond, Virginia, in March, 1862. It became part of the 13th Battalion Virginia Artillery but for some time operated as an independent command. Was ordered to join the Army of Northern Virginia.
    Ended the war at Appomattox as infantry. The company was commanded by Captains G. Gaston Otey and David N. Walker.

P Units

  • Parker's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Parker's Battery completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in March, 1862. It served in S.D. Lee's, E.P. Alexander's, and J.C. Huger's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    The company was included in the surrender on April 9, 1865, but only 3 members were present. Captains J.T. Brown, Jr. and William W. Parker were its commanders.
  • Pegram's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Branch Field Artillery) (Branch's) (Confederate)
    Pegram's Battery was organized in May, 1861, with men from Petersburg, Virginia. It first served as infantry with the 16th Regiment, then was transferred to the artillery in March, 1862. The company was assigned to J.R. Branch's and J.C. Coit's Battalion of Artillery.
    Almost every member was captured in the battle of Sayler's Creek. Captains James R. Branch and Richard G. Pegram were in command
  • Penick's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Lewis' Battery [also called Pittsylvania Artillery] was organized during April, 1862. For a time, part of this company served with the 59th Virginia Regiment. It was assigned to J.J. Garnett's, C.Richardson's, and W.T. Poague's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
    In April, 1865, it surrendered 2 officers and 68 men. The battery was commanded by Captains John W. Lewis and Nathan Penick.
  • Price's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Danville Artillery) (Confederate)
    Danville Light Artillery was organized at Danville, Virginia, during April, 1861, with men from Pittsylvania County. It participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and Jackson's Valley operations, then served in L.M. Shumaker's and D.G. McIntosh's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia.
    On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 4 officers and 79 men. Captains Berryman Z. Price, R. Sidney Rice, Lindsay M. Shumaker, and George W. Wooding were its commanders.

R Units

  • Richardson's Company, Virginia Artillery (James City Artillery) (Confederate)
    James City Light Artillery was organized as infantry during the summer of 1861 and became Company H of the 32nd Virginia Infantry. Later it was transferred to the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery as Company B.
    Early in 1865 the battery ceased to exist, but 2 of its members surrendered at Appomattox. Captains Alex Hankins and Lucien W. Richardson were in command.
  • Rives' Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Nelson Light Artillery)(Confederate)
    Nelson Light Artillery No. 2 was organized during August, 1861, with men from Nelson County. This battery was assigned to A.W. Stark's, J.M. Maury's, and C.E. Lightfoot's Battalion, Department of Richmond.
    In July, 1862, it contained 2 officers and 69 men, but only 2 were present at the surrender. Captain J. Henry Rives was in command.
  • Rogers' Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Loudoun Artillery) (Confederate)
    Loudon Light Artillery was organized in 1859 as part of the Virginia militia and entered Confederate service in July, 1861.
    In October the company was ordered to disband, and 61 men were transferred to the Morris Light Artillery and 28 to the Orange Battery. Captains Patrick H. Clark and Abram Wimbish were in command.

S Units

  • Shoemaker's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery (Beauregard Rifles) (Confederate)
    (Lynchburg Beauregards)Moorman's-Shoemaker's Battery [also called Lynchburg Horse Artillery or Bearegard's Rifles] was organized at Lynchburg, Virginia, in April, 1861. The unit was assigne to J.S. Saunder's, J. Pelham's, R.F. Beckham's, and J. Breathed's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia.
    Disbanded at Lynchburg on April 9, 1865. Its commanders were Captains Macellus N. Moorman and John J. Shoemaker.
  • Sturdivant's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Sturdivant's Battery [also called Albemarle Artillery] was organized in March, 1862. This unit served as an independent command, but for a time in 1864 was part of the 12th Battalion Virginia Artillery.
    Surrendered 3 officers and 45 men at Appomattox. Captain Nathaniel A. Sturdivant was in command.

T Units

  • Taylor's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Eubank's-Taylor's Battery [also called Bath Artillery] was organized in March, 1862. It was assigned to the 12th Battalion Virginia Artillery, but became an independent company in August, 1862.
    On April 9, 1865, it was included in the surrender. Captains John L. Eubank and Osmond B. Taylor were in command.
  • Turner's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    Turner Light Artillery was organized in August, 1861, with men from Goochland County.
    During October it was ordered to disband. Its 48 men were transferred to the King William Light Artillery. Captain Walter D. Leake was its commander.

U and V Units

W and Y Units

  • W.P. Carter's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Confederate)
    King William Light Artillery was formed in the spring of 1861 with men raised in King William County. The battery served in T.H. Carter's, R.C.M. Page's, and W.E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery.
    It surrendered with 1 officer and 22 men. Captains Thomas H. Carter and William P. Carter were its commanders.
  • Wimbish's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Long Island Light Artillery) (Confederate)
    Long Island Light Artillery, recruited in Campbell County, was organized in March, 1862. It was attached to H.P. Jones' Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia,
    In October the company was ordered to disband, and 61 men were transferred to the Morris Light Artillery and 28 to the Orange Battery. Captains Patrick H. Clark and Abram Wimbish were in command.
  • Young's Company, Virginia Artillery (Halifax Light Artillery) (Confederate)
    Young's Battery [also called Halifax Artillery] was formed during the early spring of 1861 with men from Halifax County. It served as infantry with the 14th Regiment until May, 1862, when it transferred to the 1st Battalion, then the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery.
    Surrendered on April 9, 1865, attached to J.G. Blount's Battalion. Captain Edward R. Young was in command.

 

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