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Ellett's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Crenshaw Battery)

Crenshaw's-Ellett's Battery was organized in March, 1862. During the war it served in R.L. Walker's and W.J. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit fought on many battlefields from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the defense of Petersburg and Appomattox operations. It reported 9 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles and lost twenty percent of the 76 engaged at Gettysburg. This company disbanded on April 9, 1865. Its commanders were Captains William G. Crenshaw and Thomas Ellett.
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