Fredericksburg Battery

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


The Fredericksburg Battery was organized on January 19, 1861 (Robert E. Lee's 54th birthday) with 37 members and mustered into service on April 23, 1861. The battery had been under arms for nearly one year before leaving the vicinity of its hometown in April of 1862 and its first action was at Eacho's Farm on May 24, 1862. The Seven Day Battles around Richmond was the first major engagement on three different fields in which the battery participated.


Soldier's Notes


Fredericksburg Artillery

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the Fredericksburg Battery who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "Fredericksburg Artillery" in the subject line and provide details in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.



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


Important Links

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones

The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier






Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives


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