18th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
- 18th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery was organized in June 1862, with men from Norfolk and Alexandria, and Southampton, Isle of Wight, and York counties.In April 1865, the unit was assigned to Barton's Brigade as infantry. It surrendered ar Appomattox with 2 officers and 23 men. Major Mark B. Hardin was in command.
Alexandria Light Artillery was organized in March, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service in April. Was assigned to C.E. Lightfoot's Battalion in the Department of Richmond.
In January, 1864, the company was dismounted and merged into the 18th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery. Captains Delaware Kemper and David L. Smoot were its commanders.
Companies[edit | edit source]
Company A (Southampton Lee Artillery)
Company B (Atlantic Artillery) - many men from Norfolk and environs
Company C (Cockade Mounted Battery)
Company D (Peyton Artillery)
Company E ( Alexandria Artillery also known as Captain David L. Smoot's Company)
The information above is from 18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery, by Tracy Chernault and
Jeffrey C. Weaver
Field and Staff
Other Source Materials[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Andrus, Michael J. The Brooke, Fauquier, Loudoun and Alexandria Artillery. (Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1990), FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 62
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).