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Donald's Company, Virginia Light Artillery

Rockbridge Light Artillery No. 2 was organized as infantry served in the 52nd Regiment. All the officers and men were raised in Rockbridge County. In September, 1861, the company transferred to the artillery. After fighting at Camp Alleghany and in Jackson's Valley Campaign, it was assigned to R.A. Hardaway's, D.G. McIntosh's, and E.F. Moseley's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was active in the defense of Petersburg, and took part in the Appomattox Campaign. It reported 5 casualties at Camp Alleghany and 5 at Cross Keys and Port Republic. There were 7 wounded at Fredericksburg, and the company lost nine percent of the 67 engaged at Gettysburg. It surrendered 1 officer and 27 men. The captains were William K. Donald, John A.M. Lusk, and John Miller.
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