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Battery "G" West Virginia Light Artillery
Flag of West Virginia
Active May 26, 1863 to June 22, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery

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


Battery "G" was originally raised as Company "G", 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment and converted to an independent battery on May 26, 1863.

Battery "G" was mustered out on June 22, 1864.



The original officers of the company were Captain Chatham T. Weing; 1st Lieutenant, Alfred Sickman; 2d Lieutenant, Jacob Huggins. Lieutenant Sickman was killed December 13, 1861, in the battle of Allegheny Mountains, and Howard Morton who did gallant service on the occasion was promoted to his place. Lieutenant Huggins resigned early in 1862, and Samuel J. Shearer, a brave and capable officer, succeeded him.


See also[]

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