Unit History – Alexandria Light Artillery

9 05 2022

Was organized in March, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service in April Fought at First Manassas and in April, 1862, totalled 77 effectives. Later it served in Kershaw’s Brigade, saw action in the Seven Days’ Battles, then was assigned 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.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, pp. 393-394



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