1st Battalion, Light Artillery

Organized July 4, 1864

Captain Peter A. Franklin Cpt. Art Co. Enl. 3-14-62 as a Jr. 2nd Lt., Parker's Va. Bat. Prom. 11-6-62 to QM with rank of Cpt. Accused of wrong doing involving a supply matter and was court martialed for an undefined offense for which he was found guilty and recommended for disciplinary action. Enl. 10-15-63 for the war in Co. B, 43rd Va. Cav. by William R. Smith in Fauquier Co. Present on Oct. - Dec. 1864 muster roll. Prom. to Cpt., Art. Co. about 7-28-64. Commanded the art. in the 8-13-64 Berryville Wagon Train Raid. Inv. in 9-16-64 fight at Snicker's Gap. Lost art. 10-14-64 to capt. by Federal troops at Emory's near Piedmont including several of his men being capt. Entered Richmond Hosp. #9 on 2-11-65 with scrofula. Attended the 1895 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Marshall. Employed with the H. B. Claflin Co. in Now York, N. Y. in 1909. D. 1914.
2nd Lieutenant John P. Page
1st Sergeant Alexander G. Babcock 1st Sgt., Art. Co. Inv. in the 7-13-64 Berryville wagon raid. Capt. 10-14-64 while in charge of Mosby's artillery on Little Cobbler Mtn. near Piedmont. Forced by Military Gov. H. H. Wells to ride in a box car for 5 weeks behind the engine of trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown to deter Mosby from attacking the trains. Given the name "Big Guerrilla" while in a prison stockade in Alexandria. B. 4-18-1835. D. 1-16-1894. Bur. Hollywood Cem, Richmond.
1st Lieutenant John J. Fray 1st Lt. Art. Co. Served in Cpt. Bouton's Co. of art. Commanded a bat. of art. at Yorktown before joining the 43rd Va. Cav. Enl. 10-5-63 for the War in Co. B by William R. Smith in Fauquier Co. Present on 1-22-64 muster roll. Trans. to the Art. Co. and Prom. 1st Lt. upon its formation about 7-28-64. Inv. in 8-13-64 Berryville Wagon Train Raid and 9-22-64 scout to between Winchester and Harper's Ferry, W. Va.-Appears on 4th qtr., 1864 Clothing receipt roll. B. 5-23-1840 in Madison Co. Entered the Univ. of Va. at age 16. M. 1868 to Battle Wayland of Culpeper Co. Moved 1877 to Raleigh, N.C. Estab. "Raleigh Male Academy". D. 12-23-1884 in Raleigh, N. C. Bur. Masonic Cem., Culpeper.
3rd Lieutenant Frank Henry Rahm "Red Fox" Served with 1st Co., Richmond Howitzers. Enl. in Co. H, 9th Va. Cav. Capt. 6-30-63 at Hanover, Pa. Sent 7-8-63 to Ft. McHenry. Trans. July 1863 to Ft. Delaware. Par. 7-31-63 at Ft. Delaware and sent to City Point for exch. Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. (date unknown). Boarded at the home of Manley Iden in Scuffleburg, Fauquier Co. during Feb. 1864. Inv. in 2-22-64 fight at Dranesville. Prom. to 3rd Lt., Art. Co. about 7-28-64. Inv. in 8-13-64 Berryville Wagon Raid and 10-14-64 raid on Adamstown and Point of Rocks, Md. Capt. 10-28-64 near Snickersville, Loudoun Co. Sent 10-29-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Escaped about 12-16-64 upon trans. to Ft. Delaware. Par. 5-18-65 at Richmond. Res. Richmond. B. 12-2-1843. Attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria before the war. Attended the 1899 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Front Royal and elected 3rd Commander for the 1905 reunion in Fredericksburg. Member R. E. Lee Camp #1, UCV, Richmond. Lived at 316 Harrison Ave., Richmond in 1909. D. 3-19-1928 at the R. E. Lee Camp Soldier's Home, Richmond. Bur. Hollywood Cem., Richmond.

Aylor, John Lewis Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's artillery at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mtn., near Piedmont. Sent 11-18-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Took oath 6-13-65 at Ft. Warren. 5'- 7", light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Res. Rappahannock Co. B. in Madison Co. Post-war res, Slate Mills, Prince William Co. Lived in Marshall in 1909. D. 12-26-1923 at age 77 in Charlottesville.
Blanchard, Harris Chamberlin
Bradshaw, -
Brown, D. T. Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. and imprisoned at Ft. Delaware. NFR.
Chew, Robert Preston
Gilliland, John W. Pvt,, Art. Co. Capt. 4-2-65 near Petersburg. Sent 4-4-65 to City Point. Trans. to Pt. Lookout. Took oath 6-27-65 at Pt. Lookout. 5'-10 1/2", light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Res. Halifax Co.
Green, Matthew Pvt. Art. Co. Served in Co. D, 1st Md. Inf. Enl. in Co. D, 43rd Va. Cav. (date unknown.) Trans. to Art. Co. Appears on 4th qtr., 1864 clothing receipt roll. Par. 4-22-65 at Winchester. Age 29, 5'- 8 1/2", light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Res. Baltimore, Md. Admitted to Md. Line Confederate Soldier's Home. D. 12-21-1904. Bur. Loudon Park Cem., Baltimore, Md.
Hitt, Burgess Pvt. Art. Co. B. 12-22-1844. Lived in Slate Mills, Prince William Co. in 1909. Attended 1925 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Front Royal. Bur. family cem. in Hughes River, Va.
Hitt, E. Wallace Pvt. Art. Co. Lived in Halfway, Fauquier Co. in 1909.
Homer, Robert C.
Jones, E. M. Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's artillery at Emory's an Little Cobbler Mtn. near Piedmont; Sent to Old Capital Prison. Trans. 2-8-85 to Ft. McHenry. Took oath on 6-13-65 at Ft. McHenry. 5'- 5", light complexion, light hair, blue eyes. Res. Williamsburg.
Larry, -
Kerrick, John Randolph
Kitt, -- post-war roster
Manyette, Antoine (Anthony) Edward Pvt., Art. Co. B. 1847 in Washington, D. C. the son of Antoine and Catherine C. Manyette. M. Catherine E. Chadduck. Attended 1920 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Culpeper. D. 1927 in Fauquier Co. Bur. Warrenton Cem., Warrenton.
Musser, William H.
Pontier, Nathaniel Sgt., Art. Co. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's art. at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mtn. near Piedmont. Sent 10-1864 to Old Capitol Prison. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Took oath 6-15-65 at Ft. Warren. 5'-11", light complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Res. Baltimore, Md.
Rhodes, Henry C. Pvt., Art. Co. Capt. 9-23-64 in attack on the Reserve Brigade of Merritt's Cav. Div, near Chester Gap. Executed the same day at Front Royal. Bur. Prospect Hill Cem., Front Royal.
Rhodes, Nathaniel Pvt, Art, Co. Capt. (date unknown). Sent to Ft. Warren. NFR.
Shields, -- post-war roster
Smith, David Lawrence Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's art. at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mt. near Piedmont. Sent 11-18-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Apparently forced by Military Gov. H. H. Wells to ride in a boxcar for 5 weeks on trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown to deter Mosby from attacking the trains. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Rel. 6-2-65 at Ft. Warren. No record of taking the oath. B. Fredericksburg. Admitted 6-20-1892 to R. E. Lee Camp Soldiers Home, Richmond. Disch. 5-5-1906. Attended the 1905 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Fredericksburg. Res. Richmond. Lived in Fredericksburg in 1908 at age 62. Bur. City Cem., Fredericksburg.
Smith, W. J. post-war roster
Snead, Edwin Bridges "Ned" Served in Richmond Howitzers. Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. (date unknown), Capt. 5-9-64 in Clarke Co. Sent to Wheeling, W. Va. Age 21, 6'- 2", fair complexion, light hair dark eyes. Res. Richmond. Occ. merchant. Rec. 5-19-64 at Camp Chase. trans. 5-24-64 to City Point for exch. Par. 5-8-65 at Richmond. Boarded at Manley Iden's house in Scuffleburg, Fauquier Co. in Feb. 1864. B. 8-11-1844. Episcopal minister living in Norfolk in 1909. D. 1-4-1923. Bur. Elmwood Cem., Norfolk.
Spicer, James Albert Joined the 43rd Va. Cav. in Aug. 1864. Served approx. 4 months. Trans. to Co. K, 7th Va. Inf. Capt. April 1865 near Five Forks. Imprisoned. Took oath 6-27-65 and released. B. 5-15-1844 at Slate Mills, Culpeper Co., the son of Samuel and Nancy Leave Spicer. Miller prior to the war. M. 8-22-1875 to Virginia Battle Hume and had eight children. Operated Spicer's Mill near Twyman's Comer, Madison Co. Lived after 1936 at 7115 9th St., NW. Washington, D. C. D. 2-9-1948 in Washington, D.C. Bur. Walker's Methodist Church Cem., near Twyman's Comer. Madison Co. Last surviving member of the 43rd Va. Cav.
Thrift, Benjamin Par. 4-29-65 at Edward's Ferry, Md. as a member of Co. H. Member Camp 171, UCV of Washington, D. C. Attended the 1897 reunion of the 43rd Va. Cav. in Baltimore, Md. (res. Baltimore, Md.) and the 1905 reunion in Fredericksburg. Grocer living at 2924 M St., NW, Washington, D.C. in 1909. Lived in Arlington in 1920. Admitted 5-26-1920 to R. E. Lee Camp Soldier's Home, Richmond. Age 71. D. 3-21-1921 at R. E. Camp Soldier's Home. Bur. Arlington Nat. Cem., Arlington.
Wharton, Alexander G. Capt. 10-14-64 with Mosby's art. at Emory's on Little Cobbler Mtn. near Piedmont. Forced by military Gov. H. H. Wells to fide for several weeks in a boxcar behind the engine of trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown, Fauquier Co. to dater Mosby from attacking the trains. Sent 11-18-64 to Old Capitol Prison. Trans. 2-6-65 to Ft. Warren. Took oath 6-15-65 at Ft. Warren. 5'- 6", dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Res. Richmond.
Williams, Thomas post-war rosters
Wood, C. F. post-war rosters

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