Virginia's King William Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Formed in the spring of 1861
  • The battery served in T. H. Carter's, R. C. M. Page's, and W. E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery.
  • It participated in various conflicts from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was active around Appomattox.
  • The unit reported 3 wounded at Gaines' Mill, 6 casualties during the Maryland Campaign, and twenty-two percent of the 103 engaged at Gettysburg disabled.
  • It surrendered with 1 officer and 22 men.
  • Captains Thomas H. Carter and William P. Carter were its commanders.


men raised in King William County