Virginia's Williamsburg Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Formed in May 1861
  • It served at Yorktown with 50 men, and for a time was assigned to the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery.
  • The battery was active from Williamsburg to Sharpsburg, then in October 1862, disbanded.
  • Its members were transferred to other Virginia artillery companies.
  • Captains John A. Coke and William R. Garrett.


men from James City County