Saturday, August 15, 2015

Portsmouth Light Artillery Battery

It was organized in Portsmouth in 1808 and mustered into Confederate service April 20, 1861 and reorganized April 1, 1862.

It was disbanded and its men transferred to the Norfolk Artillery Battery and then to the Lynchburg "Beauregard Rifles" Artillery Battery on October 4, 1862, after the Battle of Antietam.

Service:

Seven Days Battles June 25-July 1, 1862
Malvern Hill
Fought U.S. Navy at City Point July 28, 1962
Second Bull Run Aug. 28-30, 1862
South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862
Antietam Sept. 17, 1862.

--Old Secesh

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