Battery "B" West Virginia Light Artillery

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Battery "B" West Virginia Light Artillery
Flag of West Virginia.svg
Flag of West Virginia
Active October 1, 1861 to August 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Kernstown I
First Battle of Rappahannock Station
Battle of Droop Mountain
Battle of Piedmont
Battle of Lynchburg
Battle of Cool Spring
Ashby Gap
Battle of Kernstown II

Battery "B" West Virginia Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "B" was organized at Ceredo in western Virginia on October 1, 1861.

Battery "B" was consolidated with Battery "E" West Virginia Light Artillery on December 31, 1864.


The 1st West Virginia Light Artillery regiment lost 33 men, killed and died of wounds; 131 men, died of disease, accident or in prison; total deaths, 164 men. (all 8 batteries)

[Source: Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, by William F. Fox]


  • Cpt Samuel Davey (October 1861 through March 1862)
  • Cpt John V. Keeper (April 1, 1862 through December 31 1864)


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