Virginia's Rockbridge Light Artillery
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Rockbridge Light Artillery No. 1
- Organized by W, N. Pendleton, rector of Grace Church in Lexington, Virginia, in May, 1861.
- Its members were recruited in Rockbridge County.
- The unit fought at First Manassas and in Jackson's Valley Campaign, then was assigned to J. T. Brown's and R. A. Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
- It participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege, and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign.
- The battery reported 12 casualties at Malvern Hill and 16 at Fredericksburg, and lost twenty-five percent of the 85 engaged at Gettysburg.
- It surrendered with 3 officers and 21 men.
- Captains Archibald Graham, William McLaughlin, William N. Pendleton, and William T. Poague were in command.
- AKA - A. Graham's Company, Virginia Light Artillery
Rockbridge Light Artillery No. 2
- Organized as infantry and served in the 52nd Regiment.
- All the officers and men were raised in Rockbridge County.
- In September 1861, the company transferred to the artillery.
- After fighting at Camp Alleghany and in Jackson's Valley Campaign, it was assigned to R. A. Hardaway's, D. G. McIntosh's, and E. F. Moseley's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
- The unit fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was active in the defense of Petersburg, and took part in the Appomattox Campaign.
- It reported 5 casualties at Camp Alleghany and 5 at Cross Keys and Port Republic. There were 7 wounded at Fredericksburg, and the company lost nine percent of the 67 engaged at Gettysburg.
- It surrendered 1 officer and 27 men.
- The captains were William K. Donald, John A. M. Lusk, and John Miller.