Norfolk Blues Light Artillery

Descendants Association



Norfolk Blues Light Artillery was formed in 1828 and placed on active duty in April, 1861, as Company H (1st), 16th Regiment Virginia Infantry. During March, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery. The unit was assigned to J.J. Garnett's and C. Richardson's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in various conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was active in the operations against Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign. This battery took 106 effectives into the fight at Gettysburg and surrendered on April 9, 1865, with 1 Warrant-Officer and 13 men. Captains Charles R. Grandy and Jacob Vickery were in command.

Norfolk Blues Artillery

Descendants Roll Call

If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the Norfolk Blues Light Artillery 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 "Norfolk Blues" on 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


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