Virginia's Ringgold Light Artillery

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

  • Organized in February 1862.
  • It was attached to the 13th Battalion Virginia Artillery but for some time operated as an independent command.
  • The unit served in western Virginia and, assigned to J. F. King's Battalion sustained 5 casualties during the Kanawha Valley Campaign.
  • During December it contained 3 officers and 87 men.
  • Later it was involved in the Knoxville Campaign and fought at Cloyd's Mountain and New River Bridge.
  • The battery then was attached to W. H. Gibbes' Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia, participated in the defense of Petersburg, and ended the war at Appomattox as infantry.
  • Captains Crispin Dickenson and Timothy H. Stamps.