Virginia's Letcher Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized at Richmond, Virginia, during the winter of 1861-1862.
  • It was assigned to R. L. Walker's and W. J. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
  • The battery participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the operations against Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign.
  • It reported 19 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, lost twenty-six percent of the 65 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 2 officers and 66 men present for duty in April, 1864.
  • Only 2 men surrendered on April 9, 1865.
  • Captains Thomas A. Brander and Greenlee Davidson were in command.
  • AKA - Brander's Company, Virginia Light Artillery

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