Virginia's Lunenberg Heavy Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized in January 1862, and became Company F of the 2nd Regiment Virginia Artillery.
  • When this command was broken up, the battery continued to serve as an independent unit.
  • It was assigned to the Department of Richmond and for a time was stationed at Chaffin's Bluff.
  • Early in 1864 it was converted to infantry and surrendered 17 men at Appomattox.
  • Commanded by Captains Cornelius T. Allen and Samuel W. Hawthorne.
  • AKA - Allen's Company, Virginia Heavy Artillery



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