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B.H. Smith's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (3rd Company, Richmond Howitzers)

Richmond Howitzers - 3rd Company was formed at the Baptist Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, in June, 1861. It was attached to the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery, then became an independent company. The battery was assigned to J.T. Brown's and R.A. Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It served in the Richmond area, saw action from the Maryland Campaign to Cold Harbor, and participated in the siege operations against Richmond and the Appomattox Campaign. At Gettysburg the unit had 62 men engaged, but many were captured at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865. It was included in the surrender of the army. Captains Edgar F. Moseley, Benjamin H. Smith, Jr., and Robert C. Stanard were in command.
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