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Company A (Captain James F. Chalmer's Battery)  (Smithfield Light Artillery Blues or Old Dominion Artillery) - many men from Isle of Wight county
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Company B (Bossieux Guard) - many men previously served in the 39th Virginia Infantry
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Company C (1st) (United Artillery) (Originally Company E (1st) Virginia Infantry)
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Company C (2nd) (Deas Artillery) - many men from Maryland
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Company C (3rd) (Irish Volunteers) (Captain Thornton Triplett's Company Heavy Artillery)
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Company D (Captain Joel Henry Campbell's Company Heavy Artillery) - many men from Kyle's Company Heavy Artillery
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Company E (1st) Captain Edward M. Alfriend's Company) (formerly Company E. 44th Virginia Infantry
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Company E (3rd)  (Captain George Golden Savage's Company)
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The information above is from ''10th and 19th Battalions of Heavy Artillery,'' by Jeffey C. Weaver.
  
 
Field and Staff  
 
Field and Staff  

Revision as of 19:33, 29 September 2011

Brief History

  • Organized in June, 1862, with four companies, later increased to five.
  • April 1862, men from the United Light Artillery were transferred to the artillery and assigned to the 19th Battalion Virginia Artillery.
  • This unit was attached to the Department of Richmond and served throughout the war defending the city.
  • It was also active at Drewry's Bluff, in the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and around Appomattox.
  • Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 1 officer and 44 men surrendered on April 9, 1865.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John W. Atkinson and Major N. R. Cary were in command.
  • AKA - Atkinson's Battalion

Companies

Company A (Captain James F. Chalmer's Battery)  (Smithfield Light Artillery Blues or Old Dominion Artillery) - many men from Isle of Wight county

Company B (Bossieux Guard) - many men previously served in the 39th Virginia Infantry

Company C (1st) (United Artillery) (Originally Company E (1st) Virginia Infantry)

Company C (2nd) (Deas Artillery) - many men from Maryland

Company C (3rd) (Irish Volunteers) (Captain Thornton Triplett's Company Heavy Artillery)

Company D (Captain Joel Henry Campbell's Company Heavy Artillery) - many men from Kyle's Company Heavy Artillery

Company E (1st) Captain Edward M. Alfriend's Company) (formerly Company E. 44th Virginia Infantry

Company E (3rd)  (Captain George Golden Savage's Company)

The information above is from 10th and 19th Battalions of Heavy Artillery, by Jeffey C. Weaver.

Field and Staff

Roster

Company A

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Company B

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Company B3rd

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Company C

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Company C3rd

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Company D

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Company E

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Company E1st

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Company E3rd

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Other Source Material

References