Virginia's Powhatan Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized in July 1861
  • The unit served in the Army of Northern Virginia assigned to J. I Brown's and R. A. Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery.
  • It was on duty in the Richmond area, then fought in various conflicts from the Maryland Campaign to Cold Harbor.
  • Later it participated in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign.
  • The battery lost twenty percent of the 78 engaged at Gettysburg and had many captured at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865.
  • Only I man surrendered with the army.
  • Captain Willis J. Dance was in command.
  • AKA - Dance's Company, Virginia Artillery


men raised in Powhatan County

Roster A-K
Roster L-Z

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