The first Captain, Carter Morre Braxton, was the first under Stonewall Jackson to rise from Battery to Battallion command. They fired the first shot at the battle of Gettysburg under the Command of Lieutenant Southworth, who is credited with firing the first shot. They proudly served in the Battallion of Colonels R.L. Walker and Willie Pegram.
John Gray Pollock started the war as a 29-year old sergeant in this battery and eventually rose to command it. He was born and raised at Rumsford, across the river from Fredericksburg, Virginia. His older brother, William G. Pollock, commanded Company A, 47th Virginia; his younger brother was a lieutenant in the same company.
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