Confederate Soldiers and SailorsSeveral Confederate companies were organized here during the war. The Mathews Light Artillery (formerly Co. H, 61st Virginia Militia) was organized in July 1861. On May 14, 1862, it was accepted into Confederate States service as Capt Andrew D. Armistead's Company Virginia Light Artillery. A detachment under Capt. Robert E. Hudgins served at Gloucester Point. Armistead's company, reduced to 70 men, surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, with the Army of Northern Virginia. Capt. Gabriel F. Miller's Mathews Light Dragoons entered service on July 21, 1861. Designated Co. F, 5th Virginia Cavalry, by November 1862, it served "as couriers and rear guard ? on the different marches through the Valley of Virginia." Capt. Alexander James's Co. D, 26th Virginia Infantry, mustered into service on May 28, 1861, at Gloucester Point.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil WarTrails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383058 N 4143783|
|Decimal Degrees||37.43350000, -76.32181667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.01', W 76° 19.309'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 0.60" N, 76° 19' 18.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1140-1198 State Rte 1002, Mathews VA 23109, US|
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