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Lynchburg (VA) Artillery

"Beauregard Rifles"


Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. M. N. Moorman


  2   10-pdr. Parrott
  1   Artillery of Unknown Type(s)

1 of the Parrots was damaged at Sharpsburg.


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Anderson's Division
  Brigade - Anderson's Division Artillery

Unit history

"Formed in Lynchburg under Captain Marcellus Moorman, the Beauregard Rifles were organized initially as a zouave company on April 19, 1861 before obtaining cannons at Norfolk during the summer of 1861. In 1862 it was briefly organized as Co. B, Saunder's Battalion Field Artillery. Engaged at such battles as Frayser's Farm, Malvern Hill and Sharpsburg, the battery was well recognized as a unit that could stand up in a fight. At the close of the activities of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, the battery received additional men from the October disbanding of Grimes' Portsmouth Artillery. In November, 1862, the battery was converted to a horse artillery battery for service under John Pelham's Stuart Horse Artillery Battalion; an honor which the Lynchburg men relished. Regularly assigned to Rooney Lee's Brigade, the Lynchburg battery served with distinction through several engagements from Brandy Station to the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign before being disbanded in January 1865, while under the command of Captain John J. Shoemaker."
(quoted from Beauregard Rifles, by Robert H. Moore, II originally in Chew's Ashby, Shoemaker's Lynchburg and the Newtown Artillery, the Viginia Regimental Series, H.H. Howard.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #386: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #344: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #380: Saunders' Artillery Battalion, Anderson's Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM

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Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptMoorman, Marcellus Newton        We have some details for this person


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