Virginia's Johnson Heavy Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized in September 1861
  • Reorganized in 1862 under the same captain, the unit was stationed for some time at Drewry's Bluff attached to F. W. Smith's Battalion.
  • During February 1864, it was serving as infantry and in May belonged to Ransom's Brigade in the Richmond and Petersburg lines.
  • On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • Captain Branch J. Epes was in command.
  • AKA - Epes' Company, Virginia Heavy Artillery


men from Dinwiddie County

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