Virginia's Monroe Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized in April 1862
  • The unit was active in the Kanawha Valley, then assigned to the Department of Western Virginia participated in numerous conflicts including the actions at White Sulphur Springs and Lewisburg.
  • Later it was active in Early's Shenandoah Valley Campaign and disbanded in the spring of 1865.
  • In December 1862, the company contained 3 officers and 116 men, and in April, 1864, there were 4 officers and 125 men present.
  • Commander was Captain George B. Chapman.
  • AKA - G.B. Chapman's Company, Virginia Light Artillery
  • AKA - West Virginia's Chapman's Battery, Monroe-Dixie Artillery


Men from Amherst County


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