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Battery "E" West Virginia Light Artillery
Flag of West Virginia
Active September 18, 1862 to June 28, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Kernstown II
Battle of New Creek

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


Battery "E" was organized at Buckhannon in western Virginia on September 18, 1862 and absorbed Battery "B" West Virginia Light Artillery on December 31, 1864. The Battery was known as the "Upshur Battery" due to the predominance of men from Upshur County who enlisted in its ranks.

Battery "E" was mustered out on June 28, 1865.



Captain Alexander C. Moore


Unpublished manuscript "Joseph Rezin Thompson 'A Tankee Volunterr'" Author Unknown

See also[]

  • West Virginia Units in the Civil War
  • West Virginia in the Civil War