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Parker's Company, Virginia Light Artillery
Parker's Battery completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in March, 1862. It
served in S.D. Lee's, E.P. Alexander's, and J.C. Huger's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern
Virginia. The unit was active from Second Manassas to Cold Harbor, then participated in the
operations against Petersburg
and the Appomattox Campaign.
It reported 2 casualties at Fredericksburg, one section had 23 men
disabled at Chancellorsville, and
of the 90 engaged at Gettysburg,
twenty percent were killed, wounded, or missing. The company was included in the surrender on
April 9, 1865, but only 3 members were present. Captains J.T. Brown, Jr. and William W. Parker
were its commanders.
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