Letcher 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


Organized in Richmond on February 17, 1862.

Commander: Greenlee Davidson (Captain)
Captain: Thomas A. Brander

Armed from June 26 to July 1, 1862, with two 3-inch Rifles, two 6-lb. Smoothbores, and two 12-lb. Howitzers.
From July 1-3, 1863, armed with two 12-lb. Napoleons and two 10-lb. Parrotts.
On December 28, 1864, the armament comprised four 12-lb. Napoleons.

June 1862: Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June-July 1862: Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1862: Gregg's Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
August 1862-May 1863: Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May-July 1863: Pegram's Battalion Reserve Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1863-April 1865: Pegram's Battalion Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia


Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
Gaines' Mill (June 27, 1862)
Frayser's Farm (June 30, 1862)
Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862)
Warrenton Springs (August 23, 1862)
2nd Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862)
Chantilly (September 1, 1862)
Harpers Ferry (September 12-15, 1862)
Antietam (September 17, 1862)
Sheperdstown Ford (September 20, 1862)
Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (October 1863)
Bristoe Station (October 14, 1863)
Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
Ream's Station (June 29, 1864)
The Crater (July 30, 1864)
Weldon Railroad (August 18-21, 1864)
Reams' Station (August 25, 1864)
Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
Jones' Farm (September 30, 1864)
Pegram's Farm (October 1, 1864)
Squirrel Level Road (October 8, 1864)
Burgess' Mill (October 27, 1864)
Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865)
Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Station (April 8, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)


Surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.


Letcher Battery

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the Letcher 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 to the webmaster by clicking the mail icon below. Type "Letcher Battery" 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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