A. Graham's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Rockbridge Artillery)(Confederate)

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Brief History

The 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.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

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.
  • Driver, Robert J., Jr. The 1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1987), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 38
  • Moore, Edward Alexander. The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson: In Which is Told the Part Taken by the Rockbridge Artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia. New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1907. FHL Fiche 6082777 (4 fiche).
  • 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.
  • Slaughter, Philip. A Sketch of the Life of Randolph Fairfax: A Private in the Ranks of the Rockbridge Artillery, Attached to the Stonewall Brigade and Subsequently to the 1st Regt. Va. Light Artillery, 2d Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Including a Brief Account of Jackson's Celebrated Valley Campaign. 2nd ed. Richmond, Va.: Tyler, Allegre & McDaniel, 1864. FHL Fiche 6082778.
  • 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 6 December 2010).