Richmond Fayette Light Artillery

Richmond Fayette Light Artillery was organized during the spring of 1861 with men from Richmond. It was attached to the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery, then became an independent command. The unit was assigned to J. Dearing's, H. P. Jones', J. P. W. Read's (38th Battalion), and R. M. Stribling's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active from Williamsburg to Gettysburg, then moved to North Carolina and took part in the Plymouth expedition. Returning to Virginia the battery saw action on the Bermuda Hundred line, fought at Cold Harbor, and participated in the defense of Petersburg. It contained 90 effectives at Gettysburg but lost many during the Appomattox Campaign. None were present at the surrender. Its commanders were Captains Henry C. Cabell and Miles C. Macon.

John H. Walsh

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