Boy Company

Boy Company (HM1943)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.989', W 77° 23.67'

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Richmond National Battlefield Park

This prominent battery in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia often went by its nickname, "The Boy Company." Although the average battery member was 25 years old, the company had several lads between the ages of 14 and 19.

Under its dynamic leader, Captain William Parker, the battery forged a strong record on many of the Civil War's greatest battlefields. Some of the men who spent the final months of the war here had survived unimaginable carnage at Second Manassas (Bull Run), Sharpsburg (Antietam), and Gettysburg.

Private David A. Brown helped give Parker's company its nickname. He enlisted in the spring of 1862, just prior to his 16th birthday, and served throughout the war. He was wounded twice and captured twice. Brown died in 1918 and is buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.

Confederate dead, believed to be from Parker's Battery, in front of Dunker Church at Antietam, September 1862.
HM NumberHM1943
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287910 N 4136369
Decimal Degrees37.34981667, -77.39450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.989', W 77° 23.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 59.34" N, 77° 23' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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