Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865
Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park
Organized for one year by the division of the Norfolk "Light Artillery Blues" on June 8, 1861. Reorganized for the war on March 26, 1862. Portsmouth Light Artillery Battery disbanded and some of the men transferred to this battery on October 4, 1862, per S.O. #209, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia.
Armed with one 3-inch Rifle, one 10-lb. Parrott, and two 6-lb. Smoothbores in August and September 1862.
Armed with one 3-inch Rifle, one 10-lb. Parrott, and two 12-lb. Napoleons on July 1-3, 1863.
Armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons on December 28, 1864.
Norfolk Battery Descendants Roll Call
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Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died
Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved
on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)
at Arlington National Cemetery
Pamplin Historical Park & National
Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Telling Their Story ... A Young Man
Embraces His Confederate Heritage
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