Re: Did Norfolk Volunteer Firemen Man CSS Virginia's Guns?


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Posted by Mabry Tyson on December 20, 2005 at 11:58:10:

In Reply to: Re: Did Norfolk Volunteer Firemen Man CSS Virginia's Guns? posted by John Culpepper on December 20, 2005 at 11:01:05:

John W.H. Porter's book points out that the United Artillery was formed in mid April 1861 from the United Fire Company. (I didn't realize they were involved in the capture of the powder on the night of April 20.)

: The entire complement of Captain Thomas Kevill’s United Artillery Company E, 41st joined the crew on March 6, 1862 – just two days before the battle.

Porter indicates that the entire company volunteered as long as they were under the command of one of their officers. But only 31 were needed, so I believe not all joined the crew.
See my notes on the members on the crew at
http://cssvirginia.org/vacsn3/crew/virginia/unitart.htm




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