Danville Light Artillery

Danville Light Artillery was organized at Danville, Virginia, during April 1861, with men from Pittsylvania County. It participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and Jackson's Valley operations, then served in L. M. Shumaker's and D. G. McIntosh's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia. The battery took an active part in the campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River, and ended the war at Appomattox. It reported I killed and 3 wounded at Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill, had 2 killed and 3 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and lost 13 wounded at Fredericksburg. The unit had 3 wounded of the 114 engaged at Gettysburg and 8 wounded during the Bristoe Campaign. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 4 officers and 79 men. Captains Berryman Z. Price, R. Sidney Rice, Lindsay M. Shumaker, and George W. Wooding were its commanders.

William H. Worley

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