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Cayce's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Purcell Artillery)
Purcell Light Artillery, completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in April, 1861.
The unit was assigned to R.L. Walker's and W.J. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of
Northern Virginia. It participated in many campaigns from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, was involved in the
operations against Petersburg and Richmond, and saw action around Appomattox. The battery reported 7 killed
and 53 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, and lost seven percent of the 89 engaged at Gettysburg. It was included in the
surrender on April 9, 1865. Its captains were George M. Cayce, William J. Pegram, and R.
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