Virginia's Goochland Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized in May, 1861, with men recruited in Goochland County.
  • Serving in western Virginia it fought at Carnifax Ferry, then moved to Tennessee. Here the company was captured at Fort Donelson in February, 1862
  • When exchanged, it returned to Virginia and was assigned to the Department of Richmond.
  • The battery served as heavy artillery at Chaffin's Bluff until February, 1864, when it was converted to infantry.
  • During March or April the unit was broken up.
  • Captains John H. Guy and Jonathan Talley were in command.



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