Davidson Battery

Company C, 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery

Descendants Association


Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery was formed late in 1863 with three companies that did not always serve together. These were Company A - Otey's-Walker's Battery; Company B - Ringgold Light Artillery; and Company C - Davidson's-Chamberlyne's Battery. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel John Floyd King, and Majors Wade H. Gibbes and William M. Owen.


Davidson 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


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Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones

The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene


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