Virginia's Portsmouth Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized during April 1861 and for a time served in the 3rd Regiment Virginia Infantry.
  • Later it transferred to the artillery and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Sharpsburg.
  • In October 1862, the battery was broken up and the men assigned to Huger's-Moore's and Moorman's-Shoemaker's Battery.
  • It was commanded by Captains Carey F. Grimes and John H. Thompson.
  • AKA - Thompson's Company, Virginia Light Artillery



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