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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Reference for rosters: Ashland, Bedford, and Taylor Virginia Light Artillery. 1st Edition. by Marilyn Brewer Koleszar. Printed by H. E. Howard, Inc. Lynchburg, Virginia.