18th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)

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Brief History

18th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery was organized in June 1862, with men from Norfolk and Alexandria, and Southampton, Isle of Wight, and York counties.In April 1865, the unit was assigned to Barton's Brigade as infantry. It surrendered ar Appomattox with 2 officers and 23 men. Major Mark B. Hardin was in command.
Predecessor unit:
Alexandria Light Artillery was organized in March, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service in April. Was assigned to C.E. Lightfoot's Battalion in the Department of Richmond.
In January, 1864, the company was dismounted and merged into the 18th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery. Captains Delaware Kemper and David L. Smoot were its commanders.


Company A (Southampton Lee Artillery)

Company B (Atlantic Artillery) - many men from Norfolk and environs

Company C (Cockade Mounted Battery)

Company D (Peyton Artillery)

Company E ( Alexandria Artillery also known as Captain David L. Smoot's Company)

The information above is from 18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery, by Tracy Chernault and

Jeffrey C. Weaver

Field and Staff


Company A


Company B


Company C


Company D


Company E


Other Source Materials