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Thompson's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Portsmouth Light Artillery)
Portsmouth Light Artillery was organized during April, 1861, and for a time served in the 3rd Regiment Virginia Infantry. Later it transferred to the artillery and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Sharpsburg. In October, 1862, the battery was broken up and the men assigned to Huger's-Moore's and Moorman's-Shoemaker's Battery. It was commanded by Captains Carey F. Grimes and John H. Thompson.
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