Battle Unit Details


Woolfolk's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Ashland Light Artillery)

Ashland Light Artillery was organized in August, 1861, with men from Hanover County. The battery served in E.P. Alexander's and F. Huger's Battalion of Artillery, and it fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Knoxville. It participated in the Petersburg siege north of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The unit contained 65 effectives in June, 1862, reported 1 killed and 3 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, and had 1 killed and 5 wounded at Fredericksburg. Of the 103 engaged at Gettysburg, twenty-seven percent were disabled. It surrendered 2 officers and 64 men. Captain Picheqru Woolfolk, Jr. was in command.
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