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Virginia Richmond Fayette Battalion Light Artillery (Confederate)

01 Jan 1861

Virginia Richmond Fayette Battalion Light Artillery organized.

05 May 1862

Participated in the Battle of Williamsburg at York County, Virginia; James City County, Virginia; Williamsburg, VIrginia.

The Battle of Williamsburg
The Battle of Williamsburg

Following the Confederate withdrawal from their Yorktown position, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was not prepared to mount an immediate pursuit with his entire force from the siege lines he had occupied for nearly a month. Initially, he was able to send forward only a portion of his army, led by the Third Corps of Samuel P. Heitzelman, to follow Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederates. Heitzelman's divisions, led by Brig. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Phil Kearny, made contact with Johnston's army four miles sout… Read More

13 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg

In early November, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, and made immediate plans to move the army once again toward Richmond. Read More

11 Apr 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Major General George E. Pickett.

Major General George E. Pickett

11 Apr 1863

Participated in the Siege of Suffolk at Suffolk, Virginia.

30 Jun 1863

Virginia Richmond Fayette Battalion Light Artillery mustered out.

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Major James Dearing, and Major John P. W. Read.

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Major John P. W. Read.

01 Jul 1863

Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho… Read More

Virginia, United States of America

Field Officers

Captain Miles C. Macon

Major General George E. Pickett

Major General George Pickett

Major James Dearing

Major John P. W. Read