1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)

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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Virginia|Virginia]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Virginia Military Records|Virginia Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Virginia in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)''  
  
 
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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When first organized in&nbsp;September, 1861, this regiment was recorded on some of the rolls for the 2nd Regiment, but the Adjutant &amp; Inspector General's Office mustered it on their records as the 1st Regt. Va. Arty. In 1861, there was also a 1st Regt. Va. "Light" Arty. that led to further&nbsp;confusion.  
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When this Unit was&nbsp; first organized in&nbsp;September, 1861, this regiment was recorded on some of the rolls for the 2nd Regiment, but the Adjutant &amp; Inspector General's Office mustered it on their records as the 1st Regt. Va. Arty. In 1861, there was also a 1st Regt. Va. "Light" Arty. that led to further&nbsp;confusion.&nbsp; Due to the attrition of war,&nbsp;the regiment was reduced to a battalion in September 1864&nbsp; and also with a redesignation as the 1st Battalion Virginia "Light" Artillery. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Due to the attrition of war,&nbsp;the regiment was reduced to a battalion in September 1864 also with a redesignation as the 1st Battalion Virginia "Light" Artillery.
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=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
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*Company A "Washington Artillery" (also Hampton Artillery). Most men from Elizabeth City County.
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*Company A "Washington Artillery" (also Hampton Artillery). Most men from [[Elizabeth City County, Virginia|Elizabeth City County]]. Formerly Company K (1st), 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Disbanded in September 1862.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Formerly Company K (1st), 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Disbanded in September 1862.
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*Company B "James City Artillery." Formerly Co. H, 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Most men from [[James City County, Virginia|James&nbsp;City County]]. Several reorganizational changes later. In "Sources," see ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865'' for additional details. {{FHL|498411|title-id|disp=FHL book 75.5 M2vr v. 29}}
  
*Company B "James City Artillery." Formerly Co. H, 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Most men from James&nbsp;City County. Several reorganizational changes later. In "Sources" see ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865'' for details.
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*Company C (1st) Lynchburg "Beauregard Rifles" Artillery. Organized in [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell County]] in April 1861. Portsmouth Light Artillery disbanded and some of the men transferred to this battery October&nbsp;1862.
  
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Company C (2nd) "Henrico Artillery" (also called Courtney Artillery). Most men were from [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico County]]. Formerly Company A. In October 1862, disbanded and men reassigned to other units of regiment.
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Company C (3rd) "Halifax Light Artillery." Most men from [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax County]]. Formerly Co. G (1st) "Mount Vernon Guards, 14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Additional unit changes can be found in '''''A Guide To Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865'''''.
 
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Company D  
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Company D "[[Virginia's Richmond Howitzers|Richmond Howitzers]]," 3rd Company. Most men from [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]]&nbsp; Formerly Co. B. Other unit changes at A Guide To Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865.
  
:AKA - [[Virginia's Richmond Howitzers|Richmond Howitzers]]--3rd Company
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Company E  
 
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Company G  
 
Company G  
  
:AKA - [[Virginia's Peninsula Light Artillery|Peninsula Light Artillery ]]
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Company H  
 
Company H  
  
:AKA - [[Virginia's Albemarle Light Artillery|Albemarle Light Artillery ]]
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:AKA - [[C.F. Johnston's Company, Virginia Artillery (Albemarle Artillery) (Everett Artillery) (Confederate)|C.F. Johnston's Company, Virginia Artillery (Albemarle Artillery) (Everett Artillery) (Confederate)]]  
 
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Company I  
 
Company I  
  
:AKA - [[Virginia's Richmond Fayette Light Artillery|Richmond Fayette Light Artillery]]  
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:AKA - [[Richmond Fayette Light Artillery, Virginia (Confederate)|Richmond Fayette Light Artillery]]  
 
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Brief History

When this Unit was  first organized in September, 1861, this regiment was recorded on some of the rolls for the 2nd Regiment, but the Adjutant & Inspector General's Office mustered it on their records as the 1st Regt. Va. Arty. In 1861, there was also a 1st Regt. Va. "Light" Arty. that led to further confusion.  Due to the attrition of war, the regiment was reduced to a battalion in September 1864  and also with a redesignation as the 1st Battalion Virginia "Light" Artillery. [1]

Companies

Field and Staff

Roster
  • Company A "Washington Artillery" (also Hampton Artillery). Most men from Elizabeth City County. Formerly Company K (1st), 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Disbanded in September 1862.
  • Company B "James City Artillery." Formerly Co. H, 32nd Regt. Va. Inf. Most men from James City County. Several reorganizational changes later. In "Sources," see A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865 for additional details. FHL book 75.5 M2vr v. 29
  • Company C (1st) Lynchburg "Beauregard Rifles" Artillery. Organized in Campbell County in April 1861. Portsmouth Light Artillery disbanded and some of the men transferred to this battery October 1862.
Roster

Company C (2nd) "Henrico Artillery" (also called Courtney Artillery). Most men were from Henrico County. Formerly Company A. In October 1862, disbanded and men reassigned to other units of regiment.

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Company C (3rd) "Halifax Light Artillery." Most men from Halifax County. Formerly Co. G (1st) "Mount Vernon Guards, 14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Additional unit changes can be found in A Guide To Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865.

 

Company D "Richmond Howitzers," 3rd Company. Most men from Richmond  Formerly Co. B. Other unit changes at A Guide To Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865.

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Company E

AKA - Brandon Light Artillery
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Company F

AKA - Williamsburg Light Artillery

Company G

AKA - Peninsula Light Artillery
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Company H

AKA - C.F. Johnston's Company, Virginia Artillery (Albemarle Artillery) (Everett Artillery) (Confederate)
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Company I

AKA - Richmond Fayette Light Artillery
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Company K

AKA - Richmond Howitzers--2nd Company
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Company L

AKA - Pulaski Georgia Light Artillery
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Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
  • Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).