Virginia's James City Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • 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.
  • The unit fought in the Seven Days' Battles, then transferred to the Department of Richmond and later took part in the operations against Petersburg.
  • 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.
  • AKA - Richardson's Company, Virginia Artillery

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