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Chapman's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (CSA), US Civil War Project

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  • Pvt. Andrew Taylor Halstead, (CSA) (1847 - d.)
    Unit Capt. G. B. Chapman's Co., Light Artillery (Monroe Battery); Capt. W. H. Chapman's Co., Light Artillery (Capt. J. K. Booton's Co., Dixie Artillery)
  • Pvt. Henry H Halstead, (CSA) (1840 - 1882)
    Henry H. Halstead BIRTH: Jun 1840, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA DEATH: 15 Nov 1882 (aged 42) Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL:Greenup County Infirmary Cemetery, Wurtland, Greenup Cou...

G.B. Chapman's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Monroe Battery)

Monroe Light Artillery was organized in April, 1862, with men from Monroe County. The unit was active in the Kanawha Valley, then assigned to the Department of Western Virginia. Chapman's Battery was very active the last year of the war. They fought at New Market, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, Lynchburg, Second Kernstown, Monocacy, Early's raid on Washington at Fort Stephens, Cool Spring, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek, usually facing much greater numbers. They fought with distinction and were considered one of the finest artillery units on either side. Disbanded in the spring of 1865. Its commander was Captain George B. Chapman, who was killed in action at Third Winchester. Chapman's Battery frequently was found supporting the 22nd VA infantry, commanded by Col. George S. Patton, who was also killed in action at Third Winchester.

The purpose of this project is to document all the profiles of the men who served in this unit.