10th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Allen's) (Confederate)

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10th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Allen's) (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 10th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery, also known as Allen's Battalion, was organized April 14, 1862 at Richmond, Virginia with five companies. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. The unit served in the Department of Richmond until 1865 when it was transferred as infantry to the Army of Northern Virginia. It was involved in the Richmond defenses at Brook's Turnpike and at Drewry's Bluff. Majors William Allen and James 0. Hensley were in command.

Associated unit:
Brandon Light Artillery completed its organization in May, 1861 and became Company E of the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery. It was detached in December and assigned to J.R.C. Lewis' Battalion, a temporary field command. Later the unit became Company D, 10th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery and was then known as the Jamestown Heavy Artillery.Its commander was Captain William Allen. [1]

Companies[edit | edit source]

Company A (Metropolitan Guards) - many men from Richmond, Virginia

Company B (Captain James O. Hensley's Company)

Company C (Allen Artillery)

Company D (Jamestown Heavy Artillery) (Reorganization of Company E, 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery)

The information above is from 10th and 19th Battalions of Heavy Artillery, by Jeffrey C. Weaver.

Field and Staff


Company A


Company B


Company C


Company D

Originally called the Brandon Light Artillery.

Company E


Other Source Materials[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).