Virginia's Nelson Light Artillery No. 2

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Brief History

  • Organized during August 1861
  • This battery was assigned to A. W. Stark's, J. M. Maury's, and C. E. Lightfoot's Battalion, Department of Richmond.
  • For a time it was stationed at Chaffin's Farm near Petersburg, then was active in the Richmond and Petersburg lines and the Appomattox Campaign.
  • In July 1862, it contained 2 officers and 69 men, but only 2 were present at the surrender.
  • Captain J. Henry Rives was in command.
    AKA - Rives' Company, Virginia Light Artillery


men from Nelson County


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