Virginia's Lurty Battery

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Brief History

  • Organized in October 1863, with transfers from other artillery companies.
  • The unit served in western Virginia, fought at Lewisburg, and in November contained 5 officers and 43 men.
  • Later it was assigned to W. J. Jackson's Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia, and in February 1864, totaled 66 effectives.
  • The battery then participated in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley as part of the Horse Artillery.
  • During the spring of 1865 it disbanded.
  • Captain Warren S. Lurty was its commander.



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