CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
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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