Moorman's--Shoemaker's Battery


Moorman's-Shoemaker's Battery [also called Lynchburg Horse Artillery or Beauregard's Rifles] was organized at Lynchburg, Virginia, in April 1861. The unit was assigned to J. S. Saunders', J. Pelham's, R. F. Beckham's, and J. Breathed's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in the Appomattox Campaign. This company sustained 5 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, took 112 effectives to Gettysburg but was not engaged, and disbanded at Lynchburg on April 9, 1865. Its commanders were Captains Marcellus N. Moorman and John J. Shoemaker.

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